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Warak Guest House

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It’s ok to say ‘leave me alone!’ The host wants guests to find peace and tranquility in Jeju, just as he did, and feels guests have the right to expect that. However for those who love to chat, the host is more than willing to converse with you. While he looks somewhat cool and chic, he does enjoy conversation. Once we got going, the time just flew by! ‘It took me five years to convince my parents to move here, but I finally found the relaxing lifestyle I was craving. I hope my guests can find that same peace.’


 

Meet the chilled and welcoming host of Warak  


“I came down to Jeju because I got so sick of Seoul”
He gave such a succinct answer on why he settled in Jeju, I was worried he would have the same short answers for the rest of my questions. But it wasn’t long before the conversation began to flow.
‘Warak’, what does this mean?
He explained that when he was running a travel agency in Seoul for 7 or 8 years, Jeju seemed nothing more than a small island. Once he visited the Island, however, he realized it was so much more, suddenly seeing himself as a small frog in a big pond. Warak came from here, through the Chinese characters for ‘happy frog’.
Another meaning the word Warak holds is in reference to the ‘Warak Project’, with its purpose of curing the hearts of laid off workers of the Ssangyong Corporation, after the company experienced restructuring. The word ‘Warak’ here means to ‘give a big hug’.

 

I guess if you were to really assign a meaning for the word, it would be something like, ‘a small frog in a big pond who found joy’, or, ‘a place where guests can get together’.

It took the host 8 months to build the house, a project that usually takes 3 months. He first built it with the intention of living with his parents, but when his parents returned to Seoul, he decided to convert it to a guest house. There are about a thousand books in the high ceiling attic, which guests can read any time. Most of the books are in Korean as there are not that many foreign guests yet, but there are some comic books which entertain, regardless of the language.

As he used to be an owner of a travel agency, the host has been to so many different places, and if you are up for a chat, you could get some good travel tips from him.

 


 

   Breakfast Service (free of charge)

 


  · Menu: Self serve toast (bread), fried egg, milk, cereal, fruit juice, jam, coffee, etc.
  · Service Hours: 08:00~9:00

 

              


 

   Activities or Programs

 


There are no official parties, but if the guests agree, they can enjoy their own small party with a beer in the public living room. The cost is "Dutch treat".

 


 

   Public Areas

 


There are three public areas in Warak: an high ceiling attic that holds thousand books, the kitchen, and the rooftop. In the attic, you can be surrounded by bunch of books and laze around. There is a fridge, oven, toaster, cooking utensils, coffee maker, a filtered water station, computer, and emergency medication in the kitchen on the second floor. Guests will eat breakfast here every morning, which includes bread, cereal, and drinks. You can cook light meals here as well.
When you go up to the rooftop, there is a space for you to enjoy some cold beer and the clear view of Sehwa Beach.   

 

              
 


Room Type

    • Room TypeBed in 4-Bed Female Dorm with Shared Bathroom
    • Max Adults4
    • Bed TypeBunk bed
    • Price$22 per person (Includes VAT)
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    • Room TypeBed in 4-Bed Male Dorm with Shared Bathroom
    • Max Adults4
    • Bed TypeBunk bed
    • Price$22 per person (Includes VAT)
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    • Room TypeTwin Room (Bunk Bed) with Shared Bathroom
    • Max Adults2
    • Bed TypeBunk bed
    • Price$46 per room (Includes VAT)
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    • Room TypeTwin Room (Single Bed) with Shared Bathroom
    • Max Adults2
    • Bed TypeSingle bed
    • Price$51 per room (Includes VAT)
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    • Room TypeDouble Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Max Adults2
    • Bed TypeDouble bed
    • Price$51 per room (Includes VAT)
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    • Room TypeTriple Room (Traditional Ondol) with Shared Bathroom
    • Max Adults3
    • Bed TypeTraditional Ondol
    • Price$68 per room (Includes VAT)
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    • Room Type4 Person Family Room (Traditional Ondol) with Shared Bathroom
    • Max Adults4
    • Bed TypeTraditional Ondol
    • Price$85 per room (Includes VAT)
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  • Check In: Earliest 17:00 / Check Out: Latest 10:30AM (Baggage Storage)
  • No. of Rooms: 9
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • From the Airport: 38.1 km (50-min drive), about 30,000 KRW with a metered taxi.
  • Free Wifi Non-Smoking Rooms Free Breakfast Free Parking
Good to Know
· Room amenities: Mini dressing table, hand mirror, hanger, hair dryer, hair comb, 1 towel/person
· Bathroom: Shared bathroom / female only & male only, Free toiletries
· Communal Areas: Shared Lounge & attic
· Children: 3 years and older are allowed.
· Pets are not allowed.
· Opened: June, 2014
· All room rates include breakfast and taxes.
How to get here from Jeju International Airport · By Bus
Take bus No. 101 (express) at bus stop 2 & stop at "Sehwa Transit Center" station (12 stops, 1 h 10 min.) → walk for about 10 min. (624m)

· By Taxi
Make a call to one of budget taxis from Gujwa area (064-783-4994). A budget taxi is more cost-effective, since it will charge you a flat fare based on region.
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