So I’m sure some of you guys are curious as to where I was staying while in Korea. It’s hard to find a cheap and convenient place that’s splat in the middle of the city nowadays, so I took the liberty of writing this post about where I was staying, because it’s REALLY NICE.
Welcome to Samkyung Hiville (삼경하이빌)! I know it’s spelt “hivil” on the website’s URL but it’s pronounced “hiville”. Like, “high”, and then “ville”, like from Cityville or Farmville. Anyway, I digress.
We stayed in the double bed room, so we got a queen sized bed, which was more than big enough for us two petite Asian ladies. The best part was, because we were staying at the Dogok area building (this company (?) has two hotels located in two very large city areas), we were literally a stone’s throw away from the main Gangnam Road. Just a two minute’s walk and you’re in the middle of one of the most busiest and newly developed areas in Seoul. And just another 3 minutes walk from where you’re standing, and you can find the subway station that can take you to all sorts of places. Uber convenient!
Convenience of location aside, the room itself was really nice. We paid about ₩60,000 per night, which is about $53.30. Way cheaper than some of the other hotels in this area. Plus, it was clean (the cleaners came to clean it every 3 days), we had a kitchen, there’s a self-laundry room downstairs, and you get free high-speed internet! Also, the hotel has taken the liberty of providing guests with a list of places where you can order food from (food delivery costs nothing in Korea!) in case you don’t want to walk the maybe 5 minutes to get to some really nice restaurants. And if you don’t want to order out either, you can buy some delicious Korean microwaveable food from the 7-11 just in front of the hotel and heat it up in your kitchen. They also give you cutlery and bowls and even pots and pans so you can basically whip up whatever you fancy whenever you like. And they have a really nice heater in the room too, which really helped because this winter was COLD!
So next time you are thinking about planning a budget trip to Korea, I STRONGLY recommend this place! Next time you go to Korea, would you stay at this place? Leave a comment below! 🙂