NOTE: 9 or more guests qualifies as a group booking, change the number of guests to return to normal search.
Enquire Now HostelBookers Logo Group of 15 or more?

Our sister site HostelBookers can create a tailor-made booking plan for your large travel group.

Hello Guesthouse Reviews

635-6 Woodong, Haeundaegu, Busan, South Korea

Reviews & Ratings Explained


328 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


The staff are really friendly. Is a nice hostel which is clean and modern, however it has quite a dull atmosphere- people didn't seem to utilize the communal space to socialise and was quite an isolating place to stay as a single traveller. Is initially quite hard to find, but does have a good, central location for Haeundae beach as well as bars and restaurants.


Excellent hostel in excellent location


I had a great experience at Hello Guesthouse. I stayed for 4 nights. The staff were friendly and some of them went above and beyond to make my stay better. There was a small language barrier with some staff but it was no big deal. I dont mind language barriers bc it makes my travel experience more exciting. Facilities were clean. Of course you should always contribute and clean after yourself at least. Lots less than 5 minutes away from subway station. I recommend this place!

  • 24th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hello Guestgouse is a great place to stay at. It's located very near Hongdae beach, and is also surrounded by restaurants and cafés. The only down thing for me was that I didn't get to meet any other fellow travellers, but this could be due to the time I was there. Apparently the best time to visit busan is during summer season, then it's bustling with travellers. The staffs there are friendly and helpful. Overall, I had a great stay there and would not mind staying there again:)


One of the best ones I've ever stayed in. Big common areas (living room with couch and TV, kitchen and dining room). Very clean. The best showers. Comfortable beds (as much as it can get when travelling). Nice friendly staff. Cheap price. Located near the beach. I highly recommend this hostel!


Great staff, good location; nice, clean rooms.


staff was rude and unhelpful. will not stay again. we felt unwelcome the entire time.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was a busy holiday weekend so it was hard for the staff to keep up with cleanliness. For how busy they were, they did a good job. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. The hostel is right down the street from the beach and in an excellent spot for beach (and aquarium) going, as well as eating out and the subway.


The women's dorms were particularly cozy and nice. I particularly liked that they had a big comfortable couch in there. That's something I haven't seen in a hostel dormitory. The showers were multi-person, however you could lock the door and take up all three showers. I did that. So I guess that's better than it could be in Busan since I had friends staying a block away who spent their time showering in their bathing suits. Anyhow, I liked the kitchen facilities and hang-out areas too!


Excellent, I would stay here again


Great location, so clean and modern with friendly and helpful staff. would definitely go back


very clean and quiet hostel ..i think probably the cleanest i have ever been. no let me think, it was the cleanest. easy to find and also in a good location. ca.5 min walk to subway and some stores and restaurants around close to the beach. breakfast was ok..some eggs jams and toast coffee in breakfast time for free. nice "lobby" to hang out and relax and friendly staff..would come again


So far this is the best hostel I've visited in Busan. The location is perfect, as most of the Haeundae hostels are, and the atmosphere of the hostel is both social and intimate. The staff is very kind and make sure that everything is clean for your arrival. The showers are some of the best in the Korea hostel world, rivaling those of Seoul Base Camp in the capital. The common room and kitchen area's are huge and you can chill out at any hour down there. I highly recommend Smile. A rated.


Good hostel in a great location. Clean, plenty of showers and comfortable beds. A few things on offer for breakfast, a large living room area to hang out, and mirror space for getting ready. Security on all doors is nice. Friendly staff. I recommend for Haeundae -so close to everything!


AWESOME HOSTEL! I have been to a LOT of hostels around the world and this is by far the cleanest hostel I've been to, with great amenities. It's a block away from the beach and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They let us stay past check out cause we had a festival to attend and there was no one that reserved that room for the day. I would come back!


Hello Guest House was a really nice place to stay. It's is clean and the staff is really friendly. I really liked the owner of the place. Tae kyung one is the staff member helped me out a lot. The facilities are very satisfactory and environment is great.


Hostel was very clean and the staff were so helpful and welcoming. I loved the organized info table / shelves with free brochures and maps about Busan. The locker system is great: you get a numbered key for a small shoe locker by the entrance, and that same key unlocks a bigger locker inside your dorm room, so there's no need to bring a lock! Great location - very close to the metro and even closer to the beach.


This is the second time I stay in this guesthostel and I don't regret my comeback. No problems at all. The showers and the toilets work perfectly. It's clean. The only thing I regret is that the staff was not the same, but it is nothing. The staff is just as freindly and helpful than the one on my previous visit. It's always a good place to stay in Haeundae.

View all Busan Hostels

Please give us your feedback