Monday, 6 January 2014

Hostel : Busan Guesthouse Sum Nampo

There are lots of hostel available in Busan.
But to get the best strategic location, walking distance to most places and most important is the toilets must have separate doors if you don't like bathing openly with the other ladies like below :

I don't mind bathing with the others ladies since i really love Jjimjilbang  (찜질방) a lot.
Jjimjilbang is actually a large, gender-segrategated public bathhouse in Korea, furnished with hot tubs, showers, Korean traditional klin saunas and massage tables.
And you actually need to bath nakedly without your undies & bras at all.
It's a cultural shock when i first tried it, but after a while you will feel it is totally normal & really comfortable walking around and bathing nakedly with the other ladies..
Frankly speaking nobody will ever notice you are actually naked.

Coming back to the hostel in busan, you actually need to double check the hostel's bathing area if you don't want to bath openly with the others ladies since you will be sharing toilets if you're staying dormitory.
And since i have few others friends who backpacked with me who are slightly shy, so getting a private bathroom with doors is a total must.
After few search, at last i found a great hostel with ensuite bathroom with doors in our 6 pax dorm , include simple breakfast, walking distance to nampo shopping district & have our very own *touch-and-go* subway card !
What more can you asked!

So, Busan Guesthouse Sum Nampo is our choice.

In front of Sum Nampo Guesthouse

Outside our dorm

High-tech type of lock to go into our own dorm.

Our 6 bed dorm all to ourselves with ensuite bathroom
Locker of our own

Taken on the bed above.

You will be provide your locker key, the card for your dorm-room and also can be used for subway.
The card provided by the hostel can be used as your "key" to your dorm room and also for subway.
Normally, we will need to buy T-Money Card  (티머니)  when we're in seoul for our easy access to subway & 7-eleven.
In Busan, you will need to used card like T-Money called Hanaro Card (하나로카드) ,a smart card used in public transportation.
Since we're staying in Sum Nampo, the "Hanaro" Card is provided by the hostel which also can be used in 7-eleven to purchase groceries too.

A room especially for Make-Up

Clean Bathroom
Each of our bunk bed has our own Socket & Lamp

Our Lamp & Socket

You can even wash your own clothes with a certain fees...


Can make your own breakfast of your own too

Soup during cold

Dining area

Free PC to used

Overall, it is a great hostel..
Walking distance to PIFF Square (BIFF 광장), Nampo Shopping District & the hostel is just below "Yongdusan Park (용두산 공원)"

1 comment:

  1. You can also use the T-Money in Busan