Currently there are 52 hostels in Korea nationwide. Hostels are located in famous cities and regions
- from tourist sites and downtown areas to places that are difficult to reach. It is a good idea to make a reservation beforehand. Generally, hostels are very large and offer facilities comparable to deluxe hotels. Thus, the price varies considerably from 10,000 won (for a single room) to 160,000 won (for a family room). Persons possessing a Hostelling International Card can receive discounts of up to 20-30%. Hostelling International Cards are available at various Youth Hostels Association offices around the world. In Korea, you can get one from the Korea Youth Hostels Association Office for 20,000 won (15,000 won if under 25 years old).
- Korea Youth Hostels Association
Address: Jeokseon Hyundai Building Rm.409, Jeokseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Directions: The building is at Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line No.3) exit 6.
Holders of the Hostelling International Card can receive many benefits such as favorable exchange rates at Chohung Bank, and a 10-20% discount at Everland, Lotte World, Seoul Land, Mt. Chiaksan Dreamland, Kumho Car Rental, Han River Cruises, Namsan Seoul Tower, Movie Theaters, etc.
* For information on other hostels contact the Youth Hostels Association