During your travels, accommodation is often more than just a place to sleep. It’s your base for your travels. And if you stay in a guest house, you will make a lot of new friends and share useful information with them. Currently, Daegu has approximately 10 guest houses. So, if you want to stay somewhere special, why don’t you try a hanok guesthouse?
Daegu got its first hanok style guest house a couple of years ago. A “han-ok” is a traditional Korean house. It includes any kind of house as long as if it’s Korean traditional style. The owners renovated an old hanok into a guesthouse and adopted a western style bathroom and kitchen. So you can use it conveniently but also enjoy the relaxing atmosphere that only a hanok style can provide. The most unique thing about a hanok guesthouse is that you will sleep on the floor. You still have an option to stay in their dormitory-style room with beds as well. They all offer a simple breakfast, toiletries and wifi. Best of all, these places are all in Dongseongro, the downtown area in Daegu
Here are some hanok guest houses located in Daegu. Check and choose which you like the most.
Pann Guest House was a storage building from Japanese colonial era, and it was renovated into a nice guest house in 2013. It has four hanok guest rooms and dormitory style rooms. Hanok rooms charge a bit more during the winter time because of using firewood. This means that they warm up rooms through a traditional Korean heating system called: ondol. Pann also has a restaurant. It offers nice Italian cuisine and has a jazz concert every Friday. Don’t miss them as well.
Check in : from 5pm / Check out : 11am
Address : 43-5, Gyeongsanggamnyeong-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
Contact : +82-53-252-7529
Fee : room-KRW 60,000~110,000 / dormitory-KRW 30,000
You might wonder why this guest house has “spa” in its name. It has an outdoor pool, that’s why! They even have sun beds so be sure to visit this place during summer. They also have a lot of programs for visitors such as cooking classes, a bike tour, a photography tour, a chance to try on hanboks and more. The Hanok & Spa has two dormitory rooms and two private rooms. Their restaurant will also fill your empty stomach with wonderful food.
Check in : 3pm-10pm / Check out : 10:30am (Visit The Style Guest House.)
Address : 46-5, Seoseongro16-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu (The Hanok & Spa)
25, Seoseongro16-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu (The Style Guest House)
Contact : +82-53-214-6116
Fee : room-KRW 100,000~120,000 / dormitory-KRW 35,000~40,000
Empathy Guest House opened their hanok guesthouse this past summer. It is the smallest, so it has a very cozy atmosphere with a lovely front yard. It is located on the Jin Golmok, a street established in the Joseon Dynasty, where rich community leaders have lived in more recent times. And the profits generated from the guesthouse is used for assisting North Korean defectors.
Check in : 3pm~11:pm / Check out : 11am (Visit the Empathy Guest House to check in and out.)
Address : 9, Jingolmokgil, Jung-gu, Daegu (Empathy Hanok Guest House)
32, Joongangdaero79-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu (Empathy Guest House)
Contact : +82-70-8915-8991/8992
Fee : room-KRW 60,000~90,000 / dormitory-KRW 27,000
Hanok stays are available at the Otgol Village House (Baekbul House). The old house consists of an Anchae (inner quarters) and a Sarangchae (men's quarters). The Sangbang ( room opposite the main room in the Anchae) and the Sarangbang (a room in the Sarangchae) are offered for accommodation. Visitors who come here to experience hanok can also take part in a tea ceremony or folk games in the Donggyejeong (pavilion) or seodang. Traditional etiquette lessons are held in the Bobongdang (memorial hall).
Address : 344-1, Dunsan-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu
Contact : +82 10-3708-4408
Fee : room-KRW 50,000~200,000