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Nahbi Guest House for Backpackers
Ranked #26 of 106 Gyeongju B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 25, 2011

I stayed at Nahbi Guest House for two nights in a double room with my husband. Great place.

Location - convenient location not too far from the express bus station (but further than the optimistic "7 minutes" in the flyer - more like 10-15 mins walk). A bit further from the railway station. It's close to the main tomb park in Gyeongju. There are coffee shops and convenience stores close by, plus an excellent indoor market (fresh doughnuts and dumplings in the morning!)

Facilities - basic but good. Very clean (though it's brand new - only opened in Feb 2011). Big enough kitchen where you can cook your own breakfast (eggs, toast etc provided in the price). Bedroom was clean, big enough, warm floor. Duvet, sheets and towels provided. Shared bathrooms were basic but fine. Free internet and wifi. Bike rental for 3,000 won per day (= cheap).

Host - TJ, the owner, is a really sweet guy. He backpacked in Europe and was helped by people there, so he wanted to extend his hospitality to travellers in Korea. He's friendly and helpful, with lots of useful info about buses etc. He also hosts a nightly roof-top party to help guests get to know each other. Really, he's the star of the place.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

One of the best guest house I ever stayed at. I arrived in Gyeongju without any plans on where to stay. This one was recommended by the travel information office near the bus terminal. That was good advice !!!

The rooms are clean and all the basic services are available : free high speed Internet, laundry, kitchen... The atmosphere is just right and it has a lot to do with the super friendly owner T.J.

I really enjoyed my stay at Nahbi Guest House and I just wish that all the guest house were so good !!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank mikamuser
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Reviewed April 17, 2011

Nahbi guest house is easily the best hostel I've ever stayed in. The owner is a lovely, hardworking guy who does everything he can to provide for his guests, including a communal breakfast and clean, comfortable, quiet rooms. The hostel has a rooftop party each night, hosted by the owner, and he takes great pains to ensure that his guests are happy and provided for.

The hostel features a number of internet-enabled computers available for guests to use at any time, as well as free wireless access for those with laptops.

The best thing about the hostel was the very personal, relaxed atmosphere. The owner is around and available every day and is very willing to help guests out with sightseeing and any language problems guests might have. His English is excellent and there were no communication problems at all during our stay.

The rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet, and there are a number of options, from large rooms with multiple bunks to smaller rooms with double beds, depending on one's needs. The pricing was also extremely reasonable given the quality of the service and facilities on offer. Highly, highly recommended!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank jidai_geki
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

Although i was a liitle concern about getting a decent palce to stay in Gyeongju this little place is a wonder place to stay, with worm welcoming and well speaking english owner this was one of the best guesthouse i stayed so far in south korea.

The gusthouse located not far from the bus terminal and train station,
and side along the street there is a bus stop to the bulguksa tempel and all other places to visit so no need to walk al the way to the bus terminal.

For this newly gusthous the beds and room are quite good but little bit small,new and well clean, the lounge well equipped with computers and free internet and wi-fi, kitchen avilable during al day long and at morning you get free breakfast,the usual tea, coffe egges, and jam.

Light out in the loung is in 11pm but at 21:00 there is roof party till late so you don't have to concern about night life because there is pary every evening.

FInally if you want good place to stay in gyeongju this is defently good place to stay.

Thank you T.j. for good time
Guy, Israel

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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Thank sevish
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Reviewed April 9, 2011

This place is just amazing. Super friendly, and very friendly owner. A price that cannot be beat. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Luagh45
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

We stayed in Nahbi Guest house for two days and we had a great time time there. Roof top party every night!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vojta_Pitra
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Reviewed March 30, 2011

As soon as we walked into Nahbi Guest House, we were immediately greeted by the sweetest man ever! Right away we felt at ease and welcomed by his staff, as well as other guests.
Not only is the price extremely right (the cheapest we had found in the area), but you also get free breakfast. The roof top party was a treat too. There, we were introduced to many Korean foods, drinks, and traditions.
I MORE than highly recommend staying at this hostel. We left feeling happy and completely satisfied with our last minute decision to stay at Nahbi!
T.J. is a fabulous host, and we will be telling our fellow teachers to make a trip out to see him, for sure!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank BillyHol
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Additional Information about Nahbi Guest House for Backpackers

Address: 3F, 121-7, Noseo-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-943, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Gyeongsangbuk-do > Gyeongju
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #26 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Gyeongju
Price Range: $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nahbi Guest House offers some of the lowest prices among South Korean guest houses.It is a low-budget hostel, for backpackers who want to meet and interact with other travelers from all over the world.We offer friendly service, a tonne of info about Gyeong-ju, and neighbouring cities and we are conveniently located in the down town area close to many attractions. We are clean and cozy, but definitely not your 5 star hotel. Please keep this in mind, before you select us.If you are looking for luxury, please don't make a reservation. If you're looking for international conversation, hostel facilities, and service with a smile, book away!Hello! My name is T.J. the owner of Nahbi. I opened this guest house so that backpackers could get together with others who travel all over the world freely, like a beautiful butterfly.I hope that you will meet good friends who come from various countries in this guest house and make good memories. Thank you. ... more   less 

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