This page is about Guest Houses and Hostels in Korea.
Guest houses are quite similar to Hasuk jips and Goshiwons in Korea. Guest houses are usually aimed towards foreigners who are visiting Korea for a few days or few months. They are located in central areas. Many Koreans also live in guest houses as a way to meet and interact foreigners or if they are staying temporarily in that city or area. The main difference between a guest house and Goshiwon / Hasuk jip is that you can stay for a couple of days up to a couple of months and the utilities are included in the rent. There is usually a shared bathroom / shower and a kitchen. The rooms are usually a single private room. Other rooms available is the double room or a room for 4, great for people who are travelling with friends.
Hostels in Korea are a great way of saving money while travelling. Hostels are very basic and sometimes located a bit of a walk from the station or in residential areas. Most hostels remain cheap as up to 8 or 12 people share a mixed room splitting the costs. This can bring the price down to 15,000 won per night but it doesn’t give you much privacy. There are usually other rooms available at hostels with less people but for a higher price.
Most of the guest houses and hostels in Seoul are located in the Hongdae, Sinchon, Itaewon, Myeongdong and Dongdaemun area.