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.
- 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