Being one of the most visited tourist areas in the country, there are plenty of accommodations to choose from. High season is usually during vacation time in the summer (mid-July through Aug) and even more so when the leaves change color in the autumn (early Oct to mid-Nov).
For inexpensive lodgings, love motels in the area start at W30,000 for a double. Yeogwan and minbak have comparable prices for two. Most low-end accommodations don't take reservations, take cash only (payable at check-in), and are the same price per room regardless of whether you're traveling alone or with a companion. Most lower-end accommodations are family owned, which means the owners generally do not speak English, but most of them are very friendly and helpful. All of these places offer TVs, minifridges, and toiletries (some of the love motels have Internet access in the rooms). You can ask for a toothbrush or razor at the desk if you forgot yours.
Yeogwan and love motels in Yangyang start at W25,000.
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.