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Smile Resort

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hostel is just 5 min by car/bus to Seoraksan National park (about 4km away) and about 45 min from Sokcho city by bus 7 or 7-1. You can't see the hostel from the bus stop and will have to walk 2 min further in before you can see & reach it. The location is a great place if you...

Thank Breeze262
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed in one of the budget rooms. What we expect of a budget room is a more spartan room with less amenities but it must be clean. What we got at the Goodstay Smile resort was a cramped room with a ramshackle and dirty bathroom. And that for a price which bought us excellent spacious and clean rooms around...

Thank Ellen_and_Pedro
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Smile resort is actually a guesthouse. not so easy to find though since the location is quite hidden from other motel/hotels from the main road. it can be reached via local bus 7 or 7-1 from Sokcho Express Bus Terminal. After seeing the Seorak Youth Hostel in your left, ring the bell. The bus stop is Seorak-dong C-Chigu. You can...

Thank pelupss
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The resort was decent and the rooms were great for the price. Ted, the owner of the hotel along with his girlfriend and family however were amazingly nice. They recommended us what to eat and which trails to take, how long it took, etc. Basically all the information we wanted to know we simply asked them it was great. I...

1Thank Hong T
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Smile Resort is a cute, comfortable guesthouse. The owners are helpful, although I didn't see them much. I was upgraded from a 4-bed dorm to a single room which was clean and spacious, and affordable. The breakfast is very simple, but you can enjoy it on a terrace with view on the river. Smile Resort is located a 50-min. bus...

Thank Gaëlle D
Reviewed 9 June 2015

My family enjoyed our stay here. The owner Ted was very nice (and helped ship some things to me that I left there). So was his mother, who served us a very good breakfast. The location is in a small, quiet town, a short bus ride from the mountain. We didn't find much good food in the area, unfortunately. But...

Thank Jacob_5000
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Pros: It's located very close to Seorak National Park. We were able to bike there, avoiding traffic and parking fees; The staff is very helpful; They rent out grills and charcoal for $10. Cons: -The bed wasn't comfortable. -There was noise all night, and it seemed to come from the pipes. -They only provided hand towels.

Thank Chris I
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Ted is a great host who takes his guests seriously. We were immediately made to feel welcome and received our room key within seconds. Throughout our 2-day stay he was always easy to find and very helpful. One of the first things we did was set fire to one of his wooden picnic tables. He didn't seem to mind but...

2Thank asiandy
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 24 April 2015

We booked a dormitory room of 4 person for 1 night. On the day we arrived, the hotel was really ready for our coming. We didn't take too much time for the check-in process. The clean and pretty dormitory room was prepared for us. At the lobby, a traditional heater is working and it's really cool! (not cool for cold!)...

1Thank MsAPRIL
Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 2 June 2014

True to its name, this guesthouse is full of smiles – from the owner down to the ajummas, everyone you approach for assistance has a smile on their face. I had a dormitory room all by myself for 2 nights which is bigger than any other dormitory rooms I stayed at in South Korea . Spacious, clean, en-suite bathroom, extra...

1Thank whelorraine

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Additional Information about Smile Resort

Address: 5-9, Cheongbong-ro 5-gil, Sokcho, Gangwon-do 24904, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Gangwon-do > Sokcho
Price Range: €31 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smile Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Our family room had a small double bed with four single mats and ample floor space.”
  • View of the mountains and terrace from the river bed
  • Ted the hospitality legend. A very cool guy.
  • Our clean, spacious, well-stocked room
  • Our clean, spacious, well-stocked room
  • Our clean, spacious, well-stocked room
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