During my trip to Busan Dec last year, I decided to stay somewhere near Haeundae area. Right after I purchased my flight ticket, I made a booking via booking.com for Mr. Egg Hostel Original. I secured myself a twin room for 55,000₩ per night.
Few weeks later, I decided to bring my cousin along. Since the trip was on me, I had to cut cost. And I purposely search for cheaper accommodation for us both. I came across Hansung Motel (near Busan Station) but the 10-mins journey from the subway to the motel is quite far for me. We have to depart from the hostel early in the morning on the second day to catch our train to Seoul.
After few stages of comparison, I finally chose Sam Won Jang Motel. Located just across the street of Gwangbok-ro. Prior booking this hostel, I have already put the Christmas Light Festival held at Gwangbok-ro in my to-do-list. First night activity in Busan. It has to be simple & not too packed.
Baru malam first kan, kasi kaki jalan relaks dulu. Kalau extreme, nanti kejutan urat kaki. Ok juga tukar hostel, sebab Mr Egg tu memang nun jauh dari festival venue tu.
|Indeed we didn't take much time walking from the exit to the entrance of the motel.|
|The second turn (left) after exiting Jagalchi Station Line 1 Exit 10. This alley sangat happening during the night. Kiri kanan adalah norae-bang (karaoke room).|
|1. The very view upon entering the motel.|
2. Corridor outside the guest room.
3. Facilities provided. (desktop with super fast wifi). Next to it is a water dispenser & also a microwave.
|Reception room a.k.a counter. That guy sangat lah penyabar layan aku yang over bijak. Booked bilik salah tarikh! It was supposed 27 Dec tapi si Err booked for 27 Jan. Luckily ada vacant room for us.|
|Our room was on the first floor. There are rooms near the counter (Ground Floor). Also on the Second Floor & Third Floor.|
|There is enough space for our bags & to lepak2 as well.|
|Mini fridge just next to the bed. The motel also provide towels & toiletries. Please bear in mind though, body towel in South Korea is only the size of a face towel. Not all but most hotels. Its the standard size for them. So untuk lebih selamat, silalah bawa tuala sendiri unless memang ndak kisah guna tuala saiz macam mana sekalipun.|
|Private bathroom. And it is quite spacious if to be compared with the other hostels I've stayed during my visit to South Korea before.|
|No wardrobe nor little closet in the room. Only hooks attached to the wall. And 3 hangers to hang our jackets.|
|Bed warmer. Apart from the ondol system (floor heating) in the room, the motel also provides this. Jakun kejap nampak benda alah ni. Didn't quite sure how it function at first. So I set it to 7 (maximum is 8) only to be bebel-ed by the cousin.|
"Are u going to kill us both? Bapak punya panas katil ni sekarang, bangun esok kita rentung."
Ngek. Hatta level 2 pun sudah rasa macam baring atas bara api, what's more with 7 right. Trial & error katanya!
I like this motel besides its half-complete facilities (no washing machine/kitchenette). The location is its main bonus. Near to almost everything i.e Jagalchi Market, BIFF Square, Yongdusan Tower, Lotte Department Store. The ondol system function well too. Itu penting since we were there during the winter season.
We stayed at this hostel the night after we landed at Busan. And after exploring Seoul for 6 days, kami datang lagi. Tempat menumpang kasih for the last 2 nights we're in South Korea.
For twin room, the rental is 35,000₩ (~RM 108.00) per night.