We booked Saranbang guesthouse but the owner brought us to Sillabang, her main house. The rooms are bigger and it's very clean and comfortable! SUPER CLEAN. The private bathroom was also bigger than expected, spotlessly clean and toiletries were provided. Smart layout putting the shower and toilet at each end of the bathroom. Breakfast was provided and they had a traditional dining room. We slept on the floor, traditional style. Fun and nice experience.
The owner could hardly speak any English but she was very helpful in recommending places for sightseeing as we arrived late and could not join the tour. We used the map to communicate. She gave directions and recommended the best Gyeongju bread in the city. As we did not understand Korean, we just matched the name of the shop that she wrote with every Gyeongju bread store signboard near Cheomseongdae and we found the right one!
Gyeongju is a nice place for sightseeing. Communication is more difficult than in Seoul as the people are mostly old folks who could not speak English. But not a problem, Korea is a high tech country with free wifi everywhere, just use Translator on your phone and show it to them, they can help u!
I would stay at Sillabang again! Great traditional experience at an affordable price.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotels.com, Orbitz and Agoda so you can book your Sillabang reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.