Yeha Guesthouse: A Budget Stay in Jeju Island, South Korea
Where is the best place to stay in Jeju island? Endorsed as Good Stay by the Korea Tourism Organization, Yeha Guesthouse is a budget accommodation for travelers who seeking a budget stay with a convenient location in Jeju Island, South Korea.
The location of Yeha Guesthouse is really convenient. You can reach Jeju Bus Terminal within 3 minutes walk from Yeha Guesthouse. If you travel on a budget and would like to discover Jeju island on your own, staying near the main Bus Terminal is a good idea. From there, you can take different buses to visit different places on the island.
Also, there’s a bus stop just 1-minute walk from Yeha Guesthouse which can take you directly to the Jeju Night market and the center. I went to Jeju night market every day to buy street food and enjoy the local life.
Tips: You should buy a T-Money card when you first arrive in South Korea. With a T-money card, the price of each bus ticket is cheaper and it’s more convenient to carry the card with you.
If you don’t want to take the bus and just want to walk around the area, you can find plenty of restaurants and also a 24-hours convenience store near Yeha Guesthouse.
The Facilities & Service
There are several free services at Yeha Guesthouse. For example, you can use a free washing machine with washing powder. However, you’ll need to pay for a Dryer at the reception to dry your clothes. Also, if you’d like to iron your clothes, you can ask at the reception to borrow Iron & Board.
I traveled to Tokyo before visiting Jeju island, so it was really convenient to wash my clothes, iron them and use them again.
Here are all the free services at Yeha Guesthouse:
The Common Area
You can find the common room next to the reception on the left when you enter Yeha Guesthouse. The common area is spacious with tables and chairs, along with computers for guests. You can also use free International call service here.
There’s a Happy Hour from 7 pm to 9:30 pm every night, so you can have one free drink and talk to people in the common area. Also, playing games and reading books are great as well.
The kitchen at Yeha Guesthouse is very tidy. You can find almost basic cooking equipment such as rice cooker, pans, pots. There’s free rice in the fridge so you can cook your own rice whenever you’d like to.
As Yeha is a budget guesthouse, the complimentary breakfast is simple. From 7 am in the morning, the staffs prepare bread, eggs, jam, coffee, and tea for guests, and guests can freely cook rice if needed.
I got a twin room for my stay at Yeha Guesthouse. The room is simple but has enough facilities such as TV, hairdryer, plugs, etc.
The toilet and bathroom are in the same room so it may be a surprise if you’re not used to this type of restroom. There’re toiletries so you don’t need to buy shampoo or toothpaste while staying.
The wifi connection is really good at Yeha Guesthouse. I could use it in my room and in the common room.
10 Things I love about Yeha Guesthouse
Free drink every night
Friendly staff and nice service
Easy to communicate – You can ask at Q&A part on its website and get reply really fast
Free washing-machine & powder
Family-friendly and solo-travel-friendly guesthouse
Great discount if you book Yeha Guesthouse and Yeha Tours at the same time
By bus (10 minutes): You can take the bus number 315, 331, 332, 343, 465-2 bus for 1,200KRW at Gate No.2 of the 1st floor, Jeju Airport and then get off at Hankuk Hospital (the bus stop after Jeju bus terminal). You can then walk to the Guesthouse in 1 minute. The disadvantage of taking buses is that if you have big luggage, it’s really difficult to bring your luggage down.
By taxi (5~10 minutes): As Yeha Guesthouse is not far away from Jeju airport, you can take a short distance taxi (Around 4,500KRW).
You can take a bus to Jeju Bus Terminal first and you can walk to the Guesthouse.
Tips for Jeju island, South Korea
Because you cannot use Google Maps in South Korea (Google Map didn’t show any routes for cars or walk), you should download Kakao Map instead.
You should buy a SIM card or rent an Egg wifi so it’s more convenient for your trip.
Plan your trip in advance so you know the best places to visit.
Disclaimer: I was invited to stay at Yeha Guesthouse, but as always the opinions are my own.