35 Best Hostels in South Korea [Unbelievable Hostels • Bargain Guide 2019]

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South Korea is one of the most underrated backpacker destinations. Relatively undiscovered too! How many fellow backpackers have you met who have been to South Korea? At best they’ve had a quick layover in Seoul – right?

South Korea is an incredible destination with an emerging backpacking culture. Still in its infancy, there are some hostels out there having teething problems. This is why we have created this kick-ass guide to the 35 best hostels in South Korea. You can book with total confidence and ease.

You best get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, South Korea is a whole other world. From Seoul to Busan, from Jeju Island to Daegu, you will experience things you will not believe in this exciting and vibrant country.

So folks, let’s not waste any more time. Here are your 35 best hostels in South Korea.

 

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tbb2-table__image Best Party Hostels in South KoreaBest Party Hostels in South KoreaTime Travelers Party Hostel – Seoul

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Best Hostels in South Korea

 

The 35 Best Hostels in South Korea

 

Overall Best Hostels in South Korea – Bunk Guest House – Seoul

Bunk Guest House Seoul best hostels in South Korea

Bunk Guest House Seoul is our pick for overall best hostel in South Korea

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Bunk Guest House is the overall best hostel in South Korea. This iconic hostel is perfect for travelers of every style and delivers all the facilities you could ask for.

The free breakfast is a great little bonus, as is the late check-out service. At the tours and travel desk, the wonderful staff can give you a rundown on what’s happening in Seoul during your stay.

This modern space is a refreshing change to your traditional backpacker’s hostel and you’ll be stoked with your choice. It’s a cracking place from which so smash your Seoul itinerary. Don’t miss out on drinking on the rooftop!

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Hostel The Local – Busan

Hostel The Local Busan best hostels in South Korea

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Hostel The Local is the best hostel in South Korea for travelers heading to Busan. This modern and upmarket hostel ticks all the right boxes. You will find plenty of people to connect within the hostel’s cafe. Both guests and the staff hang out here.

The dorms are super cool. Each bunk comes with its own lockable security cupboard that is big enough to fit your pack and more. Each bunk also comes with its own reading light and plug socket. The WiFi is free and unlimited and reaches all corners of Hostel The Local.

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Blue Boat Hostel – Gyeong-ju

Blue Boat Hostel Gyeong ju best hostels in South Korea

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Blue Boat Hostel is the best hostel in South Korea in 2019 for travelers of every style. This top end hostel can be found in Gyeong-ju. Offering a free breakfast and self-catering facilities this is a great option for budget-conscious travelers keen to keep costs to a minimum.

The whole hostel has a sense of warmth and homeliness that you will surely enjoy. It is a stereotype that South Koren people like to have a minimal and ultra clean home and Blue Boat Hostel in Geyong-ju lives up to that stereotype. WiFi is free and unlimited and can be accessed throughout the hostel.

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Kims Cabin – Jeju Island

Kims Cabin Jeju Island best hostels in South Korea

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Kims Cabin is the best hostel in South Korea if you are planning on visiting Jeju Island. This modern and happy hostel offers awesome room rates and even a free breakfast too.

This is a chilled sociable hostel. You’ll make a heap of new friends if you pitch up in the cafe for an hour or so. Home comforts are available at Kims Cabin like laundry facilities and hot showers. Of course, WiFi is included in your room rate.

There is a minimalist theme to the hostel but you know what they say, less is more. You’ll love it here. Get booking your bed now.

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Midtown Hostel Daegu – Daegu

Midtown Hostel Daegu Daegu best hostels in South Korea

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Midtown Hostel Daegu is the best hostel in South Korea for travelers visiting Daegu. This great little hostel puts you at the heart of the action in Daegu.

For travelers on a budget, you’ll be happy to hear that Midtown Hostel Daegu offers not only a free breakfast but access to the guest kitchen too. Cooking for yourself can often be cheaper than eating out.

The dorms are bright and modern and offer a surprising amount of space. You best book your bed ASAP, Daegu is an up and coming destination in South Korea.

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Best Hostels in South Korea for Solo Travelers – The Wendy House – Busan

The Wendy House Busan best hostels in South Korea

The Wendy House Busan is our pick for best hostel for solo travelers in South Korea

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The Wendy House is the best hostel in South Korea for solo travelers. This gem of a hostel offers you so many opportunities to connect with fellow travelers and locals too.

Close by to The Wendy House are dozens of bars and BBQ restaurants that are loved by locals. The staff will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

The free breakfast at The Wendy House provides you with a chance to connect with fellow guests around the table. This hostel is super safe and techy too. WiFi is free and you’ll have key card access.

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Han Jin Hostel – Gyeong-ju

Han Jin Hostel Gyeong ju best hostels in South Korea

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Han Jin Hostel in Geyong-ju is a top hostel in South Korea for solo travelers. This hostel is ideal for travelers who want to connect with locals and fellow travelers too. This is a simple hostel but provides you with everything you could need. The late check-out service is a treat too.

The dorms are generous in size and the beds are comfortable. The shared bathrooms are always clean and there are hot showers available too. The hosts are really welcoming and knowledgeable about Geyong-ju. Anything you need just ask!

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Yesjun Guest House – Jeju Island

Yesjun Guest House Jeju Island best hostels in South Korea

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Yesjun Guest House is an ideal youth hostel in South Korea for solo travelers. This authentic hostel offers everything you could possibly ask for and more. The free breakfast is just the beginning.

Yesjun Guest House has both a cafe and a travel desk in-house. The garden area is a welcome treat if you are arriving in Jeju Island from Seoul or hectic Busan.

The hostel even donates a portion of its profit to a local NGO who help to provide food for underprivileged children and young families in the area. Sleep well and feel good at Yesjun Guest House.

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Danim Backpackers – Dageu

Danim Backpackers Dageu best hostels in South Korea

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Damin Backpackers is a top hostel in South Korea for solo travelers. A cute and cozy hostel with a strong community feel, Danim Backpackers makes for a great base.

Nearby there are dozens of bars and traditional Korean BBQ restaurants that you can experience with your new friends. The staff are some of the kindest you will ever meet. You’ll love it here.

The free breakfast adds great value for money, as does free WiFi and the free luggage storage facilities. The dorms are compact but more than comfortable for your stay in Daegu.

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Zzzip Guesthouse – Seoul

Zzzip Guesthouse Seoul best hostels in South Korea

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– Free Breakfast

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Zzzip Guesthouse in Seoul is an ideal South Korea backpackers hostel for solo travelers. Open, friendly, warm and welcoming, solo travelers will find a true home from home at Zzzip Guesthouse.

The hostel attracts a fantastically diverse collection of guests throughout the year. You will leave with new friends spread across the world.

Hosts Jina and Brian are conscious to create an inclusive atmosphere and encourage all of their guests to come together at breakfast time. So encouraging in fact they made it free. No excuses not to meet and connect with new people in Seoul.

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Best Cheap Hostels in South Korea – SUM Guest House – Jeju Island

SUM Guest House Jeju Island best hostels in South Korea

SUM Guest House Jeju Island is our pick for best cheap hostel in South Korea

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SUM Guest House is the best cheap hostel in South Korea. Compare to some other countries in Aisa, South Korea is not the cheapest to explore. Within South Korea, Jeju Island is one of the more expensive destinations too.

This is why SUM Guest House is the best hostel in South Korea for you. Offering insane value for money and a great selection of facilities, SUM Guest House is a winner through and through.

In fact, SUM Guest House is the best hostel in South Korea near the airport, Jeju airport that is. It’s just a couple of stops away on the train.

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Backpackers INSIDE – Seoul

Backpackers INSIDE Seoul best hostels in South Korea

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Backpackers INSIDE is the best budget hostel in South Korea. Located in Seoul, Backpackers INSIDE makes the South Korean capital city very affordable indeed. This place is not only cheap but all kinds of fun too.

There is a Wii in the common room and they serve a fantastic espresso in the coffee shop. Get caffeinated and get playing – if you can’t mess around when you’re traveling, when can you?

There are even private rooms available. Backpackers INSIDE in Seoul is a top pick for sure. A popular choice, you best book your bed ASAP. You don’t want to pay any more than necessary for your bed!

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Go Hostel – Daegu

Go Hostel Daegu best hostels in South Korea

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Go Hostel in Daegu is a highly recommended hostel in South Korea for budget conscious travelers. Ticking off the three budget backpacker essentials (free breakfast, free WiFi and a self-catering kitchen) Go Hostel is an obvious choice if you are heading to Daegu.

Modern and minimalist but offering high levels of comfort, Go Hostel has been created with the modern day backpacker in mind. Each individual bunk in the dorm rooms comes with a privacy curtain, a power socket and a reading light too.

As you have come to expect from South Korea, the WiFi at Go Hostel is fast, reliable and always free.

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Guesthouse Santa – Gyeong-ju

Guesthouse Santa Gyeong ju best hostels in South Korea

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Guesthouse Santa is a highly recommended hostel in South Korea that is also one of the greatest budget options in the country too. The free breakfast keeps costs down for starters, as does the free WiFi.

You can do your washing at Guesthouse Santa which will keep costs down too. Finally, you are welcome to prepare your own meals in the guest kitchen. This is the best way to save while on the road and you’ll be introduced to a whole new pot noodle experience in South Korea.

The bus terminal is a short walk away. Perfect! No need to fork out on taxis while staying at Guesthouse Santa in South Korea. YAY!

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Melon Guesthouse – Busan

Melon Guesthouse Busan best hostels in South Korea

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Melon Guesthouse want you! They want you to stay so much they will even pick you up from the airport for free! This epic youth hostel in South Korea has a list of freebies that you will not believe, the free airport transfer is just the start.

When you check-in here you’ll also be gifted with a free breakfast and free WiFi access. This is in addition to the free city maps, late check-out service, hot showers, security lockers, and super friendly staff too. Wowzer!

Melon Guesthouse may just be the coolest hostel in Busan. Don’t miss you – book your bed now.

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Best Hostels in South Korea for Couples – Guesthouse Momojein – Gyeong-ju

Guesthouse Momojein Gyeong ju best hostels in South Korea

Guesthouse Momojein Gyeong ju is our pick for best hostel for couples in South Korea

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Guesthouse Momojien is the best hostel in South Korea for couples. Offering cute and super affordable private rooms, inclusive of breakfast, it is not hard to see why Guesthouse Momojien is a favorite.

The private rooms offer traditional futon style sleeping. This technique is great for people with sore backs. People like…ummm…weary backpackers who have been lugging their life halfway around the world!

Guesthouse Momojien will offer you and your lover the chance to experience authentic South Koren life in the gorgeous destination of Gyeong-ju.

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Seoul Dalbit Dongdaemun Guesthouse – Seoul

Seoul Dalbit Dongdaemun Guesthouse Seoul best hostels in South Korea

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Seoul Dalbit Dongdaemun Guesthouse is a top hostel in South Korea for couples. Offering private rooms with high levels of comfort this gem of a hostel can get booked up in advance. If you want to stay in this epic hostel you can’t chance it – book today.

The private rooms are bright and open. All offer you a private bathroom, in addition to WiFi access and a free breakfast too. You and your lover can book all your city tours at the travel desk at reception. Dongdaemun Old Gate is only a 500m walk away and is not to be missed.

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The Blue Door Hostel – Sokcho

The Blue Door Hostel Sokcho best hostels in South Korea

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– Free Breakfast

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The Blue Door Hostel is a highly recommended hostel in South Korea for all kinds of travelers but it is a great option for couples. Sokcho is a fantastic place to visit and made even better when explored with a loved one. The private rooms let in plenty of natural light and offer you both plenty of room to spread out in.

All the private rooms offer an ensuite bathroom, a free breakfast, and even a free airport transfer too. Sokcho Beach is only a stone’s throw away and the staff will happily point you both in the right direction.

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Rainbow in Jeju – Jeju Island

Rainbow in Jeju Jeju Island best hostels in South Korea

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Rainbow in Jeju is the coolest hostel in South Korea for couples. Really homely and super welcoming, you and your lover will be able to totally relax here. Just look at their private rooms. They’re so cute! All of the private rooms at Rainbow in Jeju offer a private ensuite bathroom and WiFi access too.

You and bae can have a relaxed breakfast at the Rainbow Cafe before heading out and exploring Jeju Island. Be sure to swing by the tours desk to make sure you’re maxing out on your time in this stunning destination.

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INDY Hotel & Guesthouse – Busan

INDY Hotel & Guesthouse Busan best hostels in South Korea

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INDY Hotel & Guesthouse in Busan is a great youth hostel in South Korea for couples. Offering hotel standard accommodation with a hostel vibe, INDY Hotel & Guesthouse is a great option if you are traveling with your SO.

During the high season, INDY Hotel & Guesthouse offers all their guests the chance to take a pew in their traditional Korean sauna known as a Jimjilbang. This authentic experience is not to be missed. Busan is becoming a super popular backpacker destination. Book your bed ASAP.

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Best Party Hostels in South Korea – Time Travelers Party Hostel – Seoul

Time Travelers Party Hostel Seoul best hostels in South Korea

Time Travelers Party Hostel Seoul is our pick for best party hostel in South Korea

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Time Travelers Party Hostel is the best party hostel in South Korea. This super welcoming and highly sociable hostel is perfect for party people.

The incredible team of staff even organize a traditional Korean BBQ every Friday night. This is the ultimate social occasion in South Korea and you don’t want to miss out on such an authentic experience.

The basement bar is always fully stocked with traditional Soju and beer too. This is the place you want to head if you want to get chatting with your fellow hostel crew. This is the most fun hostel in Seoul!

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Backpacker’s Home – Jeju Island

Backpackers Home Jeju Island best hostels in South Korea

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Backpacker’s Home on Jeju Island is a top hostel in South Korea for party people. This chilled out and a fun loving hostel is a place where like-minded travelers can connect and party Korean style.

Be sure to ask the staff directions to the local hangouts as there are heaps nearby, in the meantime you’re welcome to BYOB. But remember to be respectful.

The outdoor terrace is a top spot for sharing a beer or two, as is the common room and the communal kitchen. This is a truly international backpackers hostel that attracts a global community through its doors.

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Better Guest House – Incheon

Better Guest House Incheon best hostels in South Korea

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Better Guest House is a great youth hostel in South Korea for travelers who want to experience the Korean nightlife scene. The social scene in South Korea is at the heart of the culture. As is the drinking too. Icheon is a fantastic city to explore and there is a real sense of authenticity everywhere you go. Incheon is proudly itself.

The free city tour offered by Better Guest House is not to be missed. It will introduce you to some of the hottest spots in the city for you and your new found hostel buddies to explore in greater detail later.

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Backpackers House – Busan

Backpackers House Busan best hostels in South Korea

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Backpackers House in Busan attracts a young and happy crowd of travelers. There are memories to be made here, that’s for sure. Book now! The bar gets pretty pumping and you best find your love of Korean dance music ASAP!

Backpackers House is a truly international South Korea backpacking hostel, playing host to travelers from the east and from the west. It is a real cultural melting pot and it is amazing to experience. The dorms are super cute and offer just the right amount of space – arguably they are on the compact side.

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Gyeongju Guesthouse – Gyeong-ju

Gyeongju Guesthouse Gyeong ju best hostels in South Korea

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Gyeongju Guesthouse is a top hostel in South Korea for travelers seeking an authentic party experience. Close to some local drinking hotspots and with a tours and travel desk too, staying at Gyeongju Guesthouse will ensure that you don’t miss a second of the action during your trip to Gyeong-ju.

This family-run hostel is about as down to earth as you can get. They are open and welcoming. Not strict with their guests at all, there is a no curfew and no lock-out policy. Book your bed today.

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Psst! Heading to a hostel? Don’t forget to pack a padlock! It’s well worth having one so you can secure your locker and protect your stuff!

 

Best Hostels in South Korea for Digital Nomads – WITH U Hostel & Guest House – Sokcho

WITH U Hostel and Guest House Sokcho best hostels in South Korea

WITH U Hostel and Guest House Sokcho is our pick for best hostels for digital nomads in South Korea

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WITH U Hostel & Guest House stands for creating authentic and wholesome connections as they believe that is what traveling is all about. Isn’t that what being a digital nomad is all about? We think so.

This is why WITH U Hostel & Guest House is the best hostel in South Korea for digital nomads. Offering free, super fast WiFi and a great space to work in is just the beginning!

WITH U Hostel & Guest House provides towels, a clothes rack, LCD television and an ensuite bathroom in every room. The dorms are generous in size and the private rooms are pretty affordable too.

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Dustin Guest House – Seoul

Dustin Guest House Seoul best hostels in South Korea

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Dustin Guest House is the best hostel in South Korea for digital nomads heading to Seoul. This hostel is so affordable. If you’re just starting out as a digital nomad and are hustling hard, Dustin Guest House is the place for you.

They not only offer free and unlimited WiFi access but also a free breakfast too. The hostel is super chilled and never rowdy. You’re welcome to work in the office space of the common room for as long as you like.

There is a communal kitchen too. You can keep the coffee flowing – did we mention they have a Delonghi automatic espresso machine? Book now!

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Mozzi Hostel -Busan

Mozzi Hostel Busan best hostels in South Korea

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– Free Airport Transfer

– Free Breakfast

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Upmarket and super stylish, Mozzi Hostel is the backpackers of the future. With hotel level service and facilities, but with hostel dorms and a real community feel, Mozzi Hostel in Busan is light years ahead of its time. They even offer a free airport transfer.

The WiFi is free and unlimited and security levels are high – there is someone on reception 24/7. You’ll have your own security locker too and key card access throughout the hostel. You are welcome to work in the cafe or the common room. Or even your cozy bunk bed if you so wish. Your clients won’t know!

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MIDO Hostel – Jeju Island

MIDO Hostel Jeju Island best hostels in South Korea

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– Free Breakfast

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MIDO Hostel is a superb youth hostel in South Korea for digital nomads eager to use Jeju Island as a base for a little while. Modern yet homely, sociable yet functional, MIDO Hostel is a dream come true for digital nomads.

You don’t even have to worry about searching for a feed in the morning. You can crack straight into the workload while shoveling your free breakfast down.

The cafe doubles as a co-working space. There are dozens of cute cafes nearby if you fancy a change of scenery too. MIDO Hostel even offers private single rooms – something to consider for sure.

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Empathy Guest House – Daegu

Empathy Guest House Daegu best hostels in South Korea

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– Free Breakfast

– Internet Cafe

– Laundry Facilities

Empathy Guest House in Daegu is a highly recommended hostel in South Korea that just so happens to be a top pick for digital nomads too. They even have their own internet cafe in-house. Job done! Book now, see you in Dageu!

If you need any more convincing then know that breakfast is included in your room rate. That the rooftop terrace offers awesome views over Daegu city.

Finally, know that the security here is high. You’ll have your own security locker too just to be on the extra safe side. The Empathy team knows how important your gear is.

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Best Hostels in South Korea with Private Rooms – Island Guesthouse – Jeju Island

Island Guesthouse Jeju Island best hostels in South Korea

Island Guesthouse Jeju Island is our pick for best hostel with private rooms in South Korea

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– Free Breakfast

– Bar & Cafe

– Self Catering Facilities

Island Guesthouse is the best hostel in South Korea with private rooms. This hostel is a great find and seemingly slips well under the radar. This little gem offers you a free breakfast daily and a super cute garden to hang out in too.

Run by a welcoming team of local people, Island Guesthouse is a real home from home. Especially if you book into a private room. You’ll have plenty of space to spread out. The rooms are so homely and comfortable you’re unlikely to want to check out! Why not treat yourself to an extra night on Jeju Island!

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Neo Seoul Guesthouse – Seoul

Neo Seoul Guesthouse Seoul best hostels in South Korea

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– Free Breakfast

– Late Check-Out

– Cafe

Neo Seoul Guesthouse is a highly recommended hostel in South Korea with private rooms. This epic hostel offers a heap of great facilities and ticks all the right boxes for even the most high maintenance of travelers.

Chilled out and relaxed to the max, Neo Seoul Guesthouse will have you feeling like a local in no time. Nearby to dozens of the must-visit landmarks in the South Korean capital, Neo Seoul Guesthouse puts you right at the heart of the action. You can book guided tours and day trips at the in-house travel desk.

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The Style Guest House – Daegu

The Style Guest House Daegu best hostels in South Korea

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– Free Breakfast

– Bar & Cafe

– Tours & Travel Desk

The Style Guest House in Daegu is an ideal South Korea backpacker hostel for travelers who want a private room. The private rooms at The Style Guest House are cozy and compact. They offer everything you could ask for including free WiFi access and air conditioning.

Be sure to get chatting with your fellow guests over the free breakfast each morning of your stay. Or perhaps over a local beer or two in The Style Guest House bar of an evening.

The in-house travel agent can assist you with everything from city tours to airport transfers. Get chatting – you never know what you will discover in Daegu.

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Good Day Mate – Busan

Good Day Mate Busan best hostels in South Korea

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– Free Breakfast

– Self Catering Facilities

– Laundry Facilities

Modern, minimal and downright marvelous, Good Day Mate is a top hostel in South Korea. They have an awesome selection of private rooms that are well worth the investment.

Offering high levels of comfort and, actually, decent value for money, Good Day Mate is not to be overlooked when you’re planning your adventures in Busan.

Ideal for digital nomads and flashpackers, Good Day Mate delivers a high-end experience to each and every guest. The free breakfast sweetens the deal as does the super fast WiFI.

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The House Hostel – Sokcho

The House Hostel Sokcho best hostels in South Korea

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– Free Breakfast

– Self Catering Facilities

– Outdoor Terrace

The House Hostel is a highly recommended hostel in South Korea if you are looking for a private room. One of only a handful of hostels in Sokcho, The House Hostel is a great find. The private rooms are a great deal and even include a complimentary breakfast.

The eclectic decor and super friendly staff will make you feel right at home. This is possibly Sokcho’s best-kept secret. South Korea is fast becoming a popular backpacking destination and Sokcho won’t lay low for long. What are you waiting for? Book your bed for the best price today!

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Why you should travel to South Korea

So there you have it. Did you know that South Korea is home to so many epic hostels? We were pleasantly surprised too!

We like to offer you the most amount of choice, but we don’t want your trip planning to get confusing. Let’s keep it simple, the overall best hostel in South Korea is Bunk Guest House – Seoul. Book this bad boy first and then have a think about the rest.

This guide of the 35 best hostels in South Korea is yours to keep. Be sure to bookmark it.

Bunk Guest House Seoul best hostels in South Korea

 

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More Epic Hostels in South Korea and Asia

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Busan.

Planning an epic trip all across South Korea or even Asia itself?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in South Korea has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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