Near the bus station you will find clean and inexpensive yeogwan and a few fancier accommodations near the train station. An older but good hotel in the city center is Hotel Friendly, 102 Hoam-dong, Chungju-si (tel. 043/848-9900), near the Hoamji reservoir. Standard rooms start in the W80,000 to W120,000 range.

If you want upscale sleeping quarters with hot springs to boot, book a room at one of the hotels in the Suanbo resort area. One of the better options is the Chosun Tourist Hotel, 109-2 Oncheon-li, Sangmo-myeon, Chungju-si (tel. 043/848-8833; fax 043/848-8830), with 103 rooms and standard rooms starting at W126,000.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.