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Best Hostels in South Korea

South Korea is an amazing choice for student travel as you can experience a wide variety of culture, nature, and cities through the country. For a student, it is important to find affordable, but safe housing. Therefore, researching hostels is an important. We have taken some of the work out of the way and compiled a list of some of the best hostels in South Korea.


Perfect for single and couple travelers, Time Travelers Relax Guesthouse is a great choice for a quiet escape from the city. The lobby features many novels and cartoon books to read and relax with. The walls are full of trending painting and art, much of it selected by the owner. In the heart if Seoul, you can easily leave and find yourself in the middle of the bustling city.

The Zzzip Guesthouse is perfect for friend groups and couples and offers central access to a variety of popular cafes and bars in the area. The rooms include dorm style (including female only), plus private rooms. There is also air conditioning (perfect for the humid summers in Korea) and a shared kitchen.


Moving outside of Seoul, Busan is a great place to visit in South Korea and Blue Backpackers Hostel is a communal style hostel to get a great deal and meet amazing people. The hostel has both dorm style and private rooms. There are security lockers as well as free breakfast, Wi-Fi and laundry facilities available. Additionally, Blue Backpackers has a great central location.


If you are wanting to stay at Jeju Island, look no further than the Hostel Maro. In this guesthouse style hostel, they have a combination of single, double and triple rooms. Located in Downtown Jeju City, the hostel is a short walk to many local restaurants and attractions.

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