This hanok (traditional Korean house) hotel combines the unique aesthetics of hanok and modern comfort. Its location near Jeonju Hanok Village, the central point of Jeonju tourism, gives it excellent access to destinations in Jeonju. As evident from its name, the hotel promises a comfortable stay in a hanok since its opening in 2018. The hotel complex stands on a plot of land spanning 19,840 m2, containing 11 residential buildings that are named after the Joseon kings and other facilities. The building Sukjonggwan contains four rooms. Each room is a self-contained unit made up of bedrooms and restrooms, furnished with a combination of hanok’s unique charms and modern comfort. Grade 1 Gold and Silver Rooms in particular have two beds and a whirlpool bathtub for the comfort of the guests. The view of the wooden exposed beams (Gold Room) speaks to the unique characteristics of hanok, while wooden pieces of furniture give the room an elegant finish. The scenery beyond the window wall is also the pride of the hotel. The hotel has about 150 parking spots, a hanok cafe, and the Convention Center with spaces such as Daejanggeum Hall, Saimdang Hall, Chungmugong Hall, and Hunminjeongeum Hall. Samtaegeuk and Samjogo Restaurants are designated as COVID-19 Safe Restaurants by the city of Jeonju. It takes only 10 min by car to reach most tourist sites in Jeonju Hanok Village.


The Royal Room is a hanok (traditional Korean house) hotel encapsulating Jeonju’s spirit as a city of tradition and art, and the exemplar of the state of Joseon. The hanok buildings are built next to one another on a plot spanning 19,840 m2 in Daeseong-dong, inspired by the unique elegance and understated extravagance of Joseon’s royal culture. 11 residential buildings are all named after the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. Taejonggwan is one of them, containing six rooms in total. Each room is a self-contained unit made up of bedrooms and restrooms, furnished with a combination of hanok’s unique charms and modern comfort. The view of the wooden exposed beams, paintings on the wall, and the view of nature beyond the window wall recreate the unique scenery of the hanok. All rooms are also equipped with modern comforts such as wireless Internet, TV, refrigerator, and air conditioning. The hotel has about 150 parking spots, a hanok cafe, and theConvention Center with spaces designed for large meetings and events. Samtaegeuk and Samjogo Restaurants are designated as COVID-19 Safe Restaurants by the city of Jeonju. The hotel is located about 7 min by car to Jeonju Hanok Village, and is close to other famous sights such as Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, Gyeonggijeon Shrine, and Jeonjuhyanggyo Local Confucian School, which make ideal half-day trip destinations.


This hanok (traditional Korean house) guesthouse is located in a quiet residential area in Sansu-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju. There are four rooms in total, all with ondol (under-the-floor heating system). Seoseokdae and Jungmeorijae rooms can accommodate up to 4, while Jangbuljae and Ipseokdae rooms have a maximum occupancy of 3. Reservations are made for one guest, and guests under age 5 can stay free of charge. Each room has an attached bathroom and is equipped with a refrigerator. A common washing machine is located in the outer restroom. Breakfast features a pumpkin porridge made by the owner. There are no separate parking spaces in the building, but visitors can use the public parking lot nearby. Traditional cultural programs offered on site include natural dye, rice cake making, hand mirror making with pressed flowers, sweet rice balls/puffs making, succulent plant pot making, candle making, and fan making.

Incheon(Ganghwa-gun) , Ganghwado Island

Daemyeongheon House is a modern hanok building integrating elements of European architecture. Its interior features design that cannot be found in traditional hanok, such as English herringbone-style floorboards and stained glasses. The kitchen has a well-preserved domestic furnace and items in the style of 1930s, exemplifying the unique atmosphere of this modern hanok. Daemyeongheon is also famous for its connection to Kim Gu (pen-name: Baekbeom), a prominent independence activist: When Kim fled to Ganghwado Island about a hundred years ago, Daemyeongheon was the place he stayed for about three months, and also a place where he presided over a village school. Traces of Kim’s stay can still be found in the building. Daemyeongheon House is made up of three buildings of the main building, a detached building, and an annex. The area that the guests stay in is the annex. The annex has three rooms, a central wooden-floored hall (daecheong), raised floor (numaru), balcony (jjongmaru), and kitchen. The restroom, which is also fitted with a shower booth, is located outside the building. Since reservations are offered to only one group per day, visitors have the house to themselves during their stay. Because of the building’s unique characteristics, guests are prohibited from cooking indoors; instead, guests are provided with a complimentary breakfast, such as bread, tea, coffee, and fruit. Paid programs on site include tea ceremony, azalea craft on traditional Korean paper, retro-style clothing rental, and photography. Guided tours are offered twice per day at 14:00 and 16:00. The tour takes about 0.5–1 hr and requires a fee of KRW 10,000 (including tea). However, visitors should check the date before their visit, as the guided tour is not available when there are any guests staying in the house.


This hanok (traditional Korean house) is located very near to Cheomseongdae Observatory. Its location in front of the Gyeongju Historic Areas allows guests to reach major sights in Gyeongju like Daereungwon Ancient Tomb Complex, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, and Hwangnidan-gil Street by foot. This hanok symbolizes the historicity of the city of Gyeongju in that during its construction a female skeleton and accessories made out of precious metals were excavated from the site. The accommodation’s name comes from the idiom “Muwijayeon (leaving nature as it is),” combining bamboo and pine trees with green grass, show its dedication to ideals of rest and philosophy. There are five rooms in total, all ondol (under-the-floor heating system) rooms for two. Korean paper lining the walls and old-fashioned furniture speak to the ideal beauty of hanok. The raised floor space, which is attached to the “Munmu” room, is a great place to enjoy the scenery and take pictures. All rooms have modern bathrooms with shower facilities, and a complimentary breakfast is served in the cafe on site from 8:00 to 9:00 in the morning. The complex has abundant parking spaces for the guests.


This hanok (traditional Korean house) is located in Deokchi-myeon, Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do. Opened in June 2020, it has quite clean facilities and a comfortable structure. Seomjingang River flows in front of the village, and Baengnyeonsan, Hoemunsan, and Palbongsan Mountains surround the area like a screen. A wide grass lawn of 6611 m² around the four modernized hanok buildings offers a picture of pastoral comfort with pine trees and a water wheel. Each house is rented out as a whole unit and includes one ondol (under-the-floor heating system) room, one bedroom, a living room that doubles as a kitchen, and a restroom. “River” and “Wind’ units have raised open floor space, while the other two “Mountain” and “Field” units have narrow wooden porch along the outside of the rooms. All units have a standard occupancy of 4, but their size of 66–82 m² allows them to host up to 8. Each unit also comes with an outdoor table. Guests are prohibited from cooking strong-scented food in the unit but may rent out the barbecue grill to be used in the lawn. The swimming pool opens in summer.


Located within the Chojeong Culture Park in Naesu-eup, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, Chojeong Haenggung (“Temporary Palace”) offers a hanok (traditional Korean house) stay. Chojeong Haenggung was originally a temporary palace where King Sejong stayed for over a hundred days in 1444 for treatment of an eye disorder. It was burnt down in 1448, and restored in June 2020 as hanok culture experience facilities. The palace itself also contains a number of interesting sights, such as the exhibition hall, reading room, foot bath, and a chance to sample Chojeong’s famous mineral water. Hanok Experience Hall, which acts as an accommodation, has 12 rooms in total, including Sejonggwan, Soheongwan, Hunmingwan, and Jeongeumgwan. There are 10 four-person (maximum of six guests) rooms in the complex, and 2 six-person (maximum of eight guests) rooms. Each room has a slightly different structure, but all follow the Korean ondol (under-the-floor heating system) room format with a large wooden-floored hall or a raised open floor space. Rooms also come with an attached restroom with a shower booth. Cooking is prohibited in the room, but a microwave oven and an electric kettle allow the guests to prepare some instant food or reheat their food. Citizens of Cheongju are eligible for discounts.


This hanok (traditional Korean house) guesthouse is nestled in the folds of Wolchulsan Mountain, in Gangjin’s Dalbit Hanok Village, a collection of hanok houses. The treasure of this place is the view of nature: Sitting on numaru (raised floor space), which has an open view to the three sides, one has a view of the Wolchulsan National Park and the green tea fields nearby. A wide courtyard serves as the home of flowers and the playground of the puppy in the residence. There are three rooms in total, all Korean-style ondol (under-the-heating system) rooms. Rooms are decorated with folk painting, dried flowers, and old-style ornaments to recreate the comfortable and charming atmosphere of rural Korea. Sunlight and moonlight filter between the screen doors, making one realize staying in a hanok building. Dalbit Room has a numaru for an even better view, where one can enjoy a cup of tea while appreciating the view of nature. Smile Room has access to jjongmaru (balcony). Another important thing that must be mentioned at Dalbit Smile is its breakfast: the owner, who is licensed in Korean and Chinese cuisine, offers a robust table of heartwarming home food every morning. It takes about 5 min by car to reach Gangjin’s famous tourist sites like Baegundong Garden and Gangjin Dawon (tea plantation), while Wolchulsan National Park is reachable in 10 min.


This guesthouse is located in Nogosan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, as a space for young backpackers catered by a fellow lover of traveling. There are 12 rooms in total, including Double (2-person), Triple (3-person), and Quad (4-person) rooms. Guests have a choice of two double beds or two bunk beds for the Quad room. All rooms have bathrooms with a shower booth attached. There are no kitchen facilities available, but all rooms allow outside food and there are microwave ovens on premise. Washing machine and dryer is available for use with payment. The guesthouse has high customer satisfaction thanks to its affordable prices, clean facilities, and friendly service. Sinchon and Sogang University Stations on Seoul Subway Line 2 are located only 5 min away by foot, and airport limousine and Seoul city Bus Stops can also be found nearby. The guesthouse is also close to districts popular among the young in Seoul, such as Hongdae, Hapjeong, Mangwon, and Sangsu.


This boutique hotel is located at Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Zone, near Jangsaengpo Port, Nam-gu, Ulsan, where the East Sea can be found just across the street. All rooms with an ocean view have a great view of the bustling port of Jangsaengpo. Thanks to its affordable, yet comfortable facilities, the hotel is popular among business travelers and younger tourists. There are 54 rooms in total, including Royal Suite, Deluxe Terrace Double, Terrace Suite, Deluxe Family Twin Ocean View, Deluxe Twin Ocean View, Deluxe Double Ocean View, Deluxe Double City View, and Standard Double. All rooms except for Standard Double have bathtubs and steam closets. Terrace rooms have balconies, and Terrace Suites (on upper floors) and Royal Suites have outdoor spa systems built into their balcony. The 2nd-floor restaurant offers a breakfast buffet. Jangsaengpo Whale Museum is reachable in five min by foot, while the Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Village is reachable in nine.