My friend and I spent 2 nights here in October 2013 and chose to stay here based on reviews from other travellers who have visited Seoraksan. It really has a nice and cosy atmosphere here - and I must say that we fell in love with this place and city. Our double room was simple and clean with an ensuite bathroom that was complete with hand soap and shampoo. Towels are provided. We were most happy to see a hairdryer in our room.
When we first arrived, the staff greeted us warmly and asked us to take a seat. Mr Yoo (the owner) appeared a moment later to greet us and provided us with a tourist map of Sokcho and subsequently gave us a walkthrough on what to see and what to eat here. He even provided us with a guidance on how much it would cost to eat the recommended food at the food joints that he has recommended to us and how much it would cost to go to Seoraksan on the local bus (I noticed later that he does this for all guests who are checking in). Overall, the staff are ever ready to help you with any enquiries that you may have.
The hostel also provides bicycles for free... all you need to do is to choose your bicycle from the bicycle store and bring it back once you are done with it. The one thing you should do before you go exploring in Sokcho on one of those bicycles is to check that the brakes are working well on your chosen bike. (p/s: Yoo's big white fluffy dog is likely to follow you into the bicycle store when you open the door to the store... just shoo him off in a nice way when you want to get out)
In terms of location, the hostel is easy to find as it is only a very short walk from the Sokcho bus terminal. You would not go hungry too if you feel hungry in the middle of the night as the nearest convenient store from the hostel is about 50m away on foot.
For anyone with a smartphone who doesn't intend to switch on data roaming to avoid an outrageously huge phone bill, the hostel provides a fast wifi connection for free... but don't let that be the reason to keep you in your room when you can go outdoors to enjoy the many beautiful sights during the day.
Free breakfast is provided in the morning - just make your own toast, bowl of cereal, tea or coffee. You can choose to have your breakfast at the dining table next to the kitchen counters, or at the tables set up on the patio and terrace... and if you happen to sit at the outdoor table nearest to the dog house, you'll be accompanied by the dog. It really feels just like home!
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- Also Known As:
- House Hotel Sokcho