WWOOF Korea Guesthouse
140-29 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu
Our Rating Neighborhood Bukchon Transportation Exit 3 of Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) Phone 02-723-4510 Prices ₩60,000–₩150,000 Units 3 Amenities Free breakfast, courtyard garden Web site WWOOF Korea GuesthouseBook a Room Now
For the environmentally conscious, traveling can pose a number of problems, particularly in a country where language barriers exist. Fortunately for those seeking to travel as green as possible, WWOOF Korea Guesthouse ensures that everything from its teabags to its shampoo, soap, and toilet paper is eco-friendly. Even the guesthouse's lights, window paper, and curtains are handmade. In addition to being the headquarters for the Korean branch of the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms organization, this guesthouse functions as a pleasant place for travelers to experience traditional Korean culture. The accommodation, housed in a hanok (traditional Korean home), is in one of the city's most charming neighborhoods, just a short walk from Seoul's most popular traditional landmarks and shopping districts. The home is made up of three rooms, each of which is equipped with air conditioning and floor heating. Amenities are basic and guests sleep on thick floor mattresses. (The Bamboo Room has a bunk bed and can accommodate up to five people.) The rooms are spacious enough, but the shared bathroom is cramped and the water pressure is poor—as to be expected in a traditional home. The highlight of the hanok is the courtyard garden at its center. Here, fresh vegetables grow and seasonal flowers bloom, creating a colorful palette in the spring and summer. The courtyard is also an ideal setting for guests to enjoy the guesthouse's included breakfast of fresh fruit, homemade organic bread, and green tea from a local farm. If you're lucky, your stay may coincide with one of the organization's trips to an organic farm, where you can pitch in with the farm work. This may not be the most typical travel option, but it offers a unique glimpse into a movement that is quickly sweeping across Korea.
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