Gyeongju JY Pension
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8.8
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7.4
Very good
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Better than 86% of properties in Gyeongju-si
Very good location
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  • Girimsa Temple3.35 km
  • Seokguram Grotto3.94 km
  • Seokguram3.95 km
  • Golgulsa Temple4.19 km
  • Bulguksa Temple5.26 km
  • World Culture Expo Park7.22 km
  • Bomun Tourist Zone7.64 km
  • Gyeongju World Amusement Park7.75 km
  • Bomun Lake8.62 km
  • Gyeongju Gwaereung Tomb8.63 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Gyeongju JY Pension

    25-1, Hwangyong-dong, Bomun-dong, Gyeongju-si, South Korea - See map
    "Great walking trail nearby, incredible nature, bbq outside under the stars."
    David - June 28, 2017
    Exceptional service
    9.8 rating for service
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.4 rating for cleanliness
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Garden

    • Hiking

    • Shops

    Value for money9.1
    Location rating7.4
    Nearest airportPohang Airport (KPO)
    Distance to airport18.5 km

    Rooms available at Gyeongju JY Pension

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    Double or Twin Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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    • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed and 2 futons
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    Superior - Double
    Superior - Double
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed
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              Agoda Reviews (48)Booking.com Reviews (84)
              8.8
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              Cleanliness9.4
              Facilities9.4
              Location7.4
              Room comfort and quality9.3
              Service9.8
              Value for money9.1
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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Nipha from Thailand
              Couple
              Superior - Double
              Stayed 1 night in April 2019

              Lovely palace for nature lover.”

              The pension is very well-maintained. I love the design of the house as well as its decoration style. The place is clean and beautiful. The owners are very helpful. Service is excellent. All snacks are sale at reasonable price. I would recommend to order the dinner barbecue set at the pension. The garden is full of colorful flowers. I would definitely go back to this place. One thing, the pension is located quite far from the downtown around 20 minutes and is located in the national park area so it is suitable for guests who love quiet place and natural surroudings. Strongly recommended for staying in Gyeongju.

              Reviewed April 07, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Geoffrey from Philippines
              Family with young children
              Double or Twin Room with Balcony
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

              Exceptional”

              Mr Hwang and his wife are extremely kind and caring hosts. They have a beautiful hotel on the edge of the national park that allows you to completely relax in nature and enjoy the beauty of the Gyeongju National Park. Recommend the 10km round trek to the Girimsa Temple past the Falls and Mr Hwangs wife’s Lasagne 😀. Hope to come back and stay sometime soon.

              Reviewed November 03, 2018
              8.8
              Excellent
              Tzu-Wei from Taiwan
              Couple
              Double or Twin Room with Balcony
              Stayed 1 night in September 2017

              Nice view and nice people”

              It's a little bit hard to find at night, and a bit expensive but it's really worth it. The breakfast was great, and staffs were so friendly! The flowers were blooming, birds, bees, and butterflies were flying around,we took loads of pictures at the front yard. Wish we could have spent more time here.

              Reviewed October 12, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              David from United Kingdom
              Group
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

              Beautiful setting, friendly owners, stunning scenery”

              Experience the real Korean countryside. Great walking trail nearby, incredible nature, bbq outside under the stars. Garden with beautiful flowers, lotus pond, frogs. Rice paddy out front, temple behind. Owners are fairly young and kind and helpful. One thing: arrive in the daytime, the pension is in a fantastic setting up an increasingly narrow (paved) road up a mountain valley in the middle of Gyeongju national park. It's easy to get lost if you can't see the signs, GPS navigation is not perfect around here.

              Reviewed June 28, 2017
              8.0
              Excellent
              WAI from Portugal
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in November 2014

              Nice”

              Mr. Moon, the boss of the hotel, is very nice, he will take care the guest well, provide the things that you need if he can. the design of the hotel is very special, i love it.
              Reviewed September 08, 2015
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Danny from Malaysia
              Group
              Stayed 1 night in April 2015

              Good place to stay - far away from town.”

              building, hospitality, envoronment

              ok overall good, only distance is quite far from town.

              Reviewed April 21, 2015
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Ann from United States
              Family with young children
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

              Great Family Weekend”

              1. Mr. Moon and his wife's hospitality 2. The eating areas 3. Nice outside area for children to explore

              The stay was fantastic. It was a little outside the city but you are surrounded by mountains. We really enjoyed being able to bring our own meat in and bbq while our kids played in the open area. Try Mr. Moon's wife bean paste sauce.... yummy!!!! Highly recommend and hope to come back!

              Reviewed April 06, 2015
              7.7
              Very good
              Traci from United States
              Family with young children
              Stayed 4 nights in February 2015

              Beautiful setting, Friendly owner”

              friendly owner, location, room

              The Pension was beautiful and situated about 17 K outside of the city on a small, curvy road. We loved the more rural location giving us a break from urban life, but others may find it too far off the beaten path. Mr. Moon, the owner, greeted us each morning checking that we had maps, directions, umbrellas, etc... Each evening when we returned he greeted us again, asked about our day touring, and checked if we needed anything in our room. The room was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with basic cooking needs and I felt like we could have asked Mr. Moon for anything we needed. As stated above, if you are interested in being close to the city center this wouldn't be ideal - we have a car and didn't mind the extra 15 -20 minutes or so it took us to get places as the location was lovely. I rated food/dining as a 1 only because there wasn't a restaurant/cafe open while we were there. It seems there may be when it is a busier season.

              Reviewed February 23, 2015
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Jeanne from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

              Very enjoyable stay”

              Close to nature, awesome interior design, very nice staff

              The stay was very enjoyable. Pick-up services were available and the hotel was very responsive to email queries. The Pension is located in a village and the nearby environment is extremely nice. The look of the buildings and the interior design of the room were awesome. It is recommended to people who love nature and enjoy peacefulness.

              Reviewed November 04, 2014
              8.3
              Excellent
              YeeYing from Malaysia
              Family with teens
              Stayed 1 night in October 2014

              Hidden gem in the forest”

              Friendly host, interesting room decor & back to nature

              Even with the GPS in the car, it was challenging to locate the hotel.Once into the hotel grounds, the hotel was very pleasant. It was obvious that the owner, Mr Moon had put in a lot of loving care and effort into the upkeep. It was beautifully kept and well maintained. Mr Moon was kind to help us to locate the route to our next site of visit. Overall, this stay was very good.

              Reviewed October 31, 2014
              9.7
              Exceptional
              John from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

              A really great place to stay”

              Location, Gardens, Staff

              We had a great time. The staff could not have treated us better. There was a problem at check-in - not our fault- and Mr Kim did everything to help and went out of his way to assist. We could not have asked for more. It was really great. He helped us to get to and from a traditional Korean meal and the first night we had a good and high standard Korean BBQ. Thank you.

              Reviewed May 27, 2014
              8.3
              Excellent
              Sungwoo from South Korea
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in March 2014

              remoted location from the down town but nice”

              quite location, friendly owner(staff), staying and rest

              It's nice to stay with friend or family after siteseeing at busy city.

              Reviewed May 25, 2014
              7.0
              Very good
              Luke from United States
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

              Far from activities, but quiet and peaceful”

              Peacefulness of nature, view of the stars at night, very friendly and helpful manager

              Although the pension is located far from the main activities of Gyeongju, we chose it because it was remote and peaceful. Mr Moon, the manager, offered to pick us up from the town center (wherever we wanted, such as Gyeongju World or the bus terminal) and also drop us off in any place that we asked. We stayed 2 nights and he picked us up and dropped us off 4 total times. He charges 10,000won (about $10) for this service each time, which is much cheaper than taxi fare. However, he was kind enough to "service" a few of those trips which means offer them free of charge. We brought our own meat and used the BBQ one night which cost 10,000won for him to provide the grill and charcoal. The place is in a quiet valley with a great night time view of the stars which are rare for me to see in Korea and although far from things, very peaceful and relaxing. A beautiful place.

              Reviewed January 13, 2014
              8.3
              Excellent
              Wong from Singapore
              Couple
              Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

              Relaxing and pleasant”

              Quiet, friendly staff, next to nature

              We chose the pension to enjoy the autumn colors but unfortunately we were a week or so early. Nevertheless enjoyed our stay there as it was so quiet, with greenery all round. Excellent place to relax and chill out. The staff, especially Mr Kim, really make our stay a pleasant one. If you are driving there for the first time, do note that the approach road is only one lane (serving both direction), narrow and not lighted at night. Would strongly recommend that you arrive before dark!

              Reviewed January 08, 2014
              8.7
              Excellent
              Tsuey from Malaysia
              Group
              Stayed 1 night in November 2013

              Beautiful cozy pension”

              Room design, quiet surrounding, fresh air

              The pension is located quite far from city, and is inside forest, but the owner, mr moon pick us up at the nearest bus stop, expo part. We are surprise by the room because it is so beautiful! As if we are in the castle! The room is very big with kitchen, bathroom attached. Too bad that we only stayed for one day. One credit is that, I have lost my handphone in gyeongju and mr moon did not hesitate to help me call to police station to ask, and the next day he also brought me to police station and post office to report for the lost. I am very much appreciated for his kindness!!

              Reviewed November 15, 2013
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Samantha from Singapore
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

              Beautiful, peaceful stay”

              Cleanliness, friendly manager, spacious and well designed

              Had an extremely comfortable stay here. Very pretty place with well designed rooms. Super friendly manager who always goes the extra mile for us. Close to nature. Definitely a memorable stay!

              Reviewed October 21, 2013
              8.3
              Excellent
              Bee from Singapore
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

              Serene and refreshing”

              Its location in a serene mountainous area, its gardens and the clean and comfortable room. Also, the friendliness of the owner, JM, who sent me and picked me up from the bus stop.

              I enjoyed my stay tremendously because it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Eventhough it is far from the toursit attractions and other amenities, I feel it was worth the commute. However, to ensure that you get to see more of Gyeongju, you will need to stay at least 3 nights because of the extra travel time required. Also, it may be advisable to rent a car and do your own driving, which will save time. I would recommend the pension to anyone who wishes to relax and take a break from city life.

              Reviewed June 04, 2013
              7.3
              Very good
              Peter from United States
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

              Nice pension, but far from everything”

              Friendly owner, beautiful garden, large room

              The pension is lovely. Each room has a different color scheme and has been lovingly decorated. The rooms are large with kitchenettes. We wished we had a car so that it would be easy to get around Gyeongju. Instead we had to ask the owner of the pension for rides to the bus stop, and we ended up spending a lot of time waiting for buses and riding all around. It was especially difficult when we were coming and going, as we had our luggage. The pension owner was kind and made us BBQ pork for dinner each night. Breakfast was included and it was basic: toast, a fried egg and cereal.

              Reviewed May 08, 2013
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Ho from Hong Kong
              Family with teens
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

              Well-designed houses surrounded by the nature”

              Scenery, staff, design

              I went to Gyeongju for the Cherry Marathon and stayed at the pension for 2 nights. My mum and I took the walnut suite. The interior design is warm and classy and the pension itself is situated on a mountain, it's so nice to wake up in fresh air with birds humming outside. Staff are caring and can arrange pick-ups.

              Reviewed April 28, 2013
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Xay from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

              Absolutely perfect”

              too many to list

              If you are going to Gyeongju this is the only place you need to consider staying at. We stayed here for 2 nights, and didn't want to leave. The location is away from the town centre however this to me is a plus point, the pension is located in the forest and is the most romantic, relaxing place I have ever stayed in. I have stayed in a number of 5 star hotels around the world but I can honestly say JY pension beats them all, I fell in love with the place within 5 minuets of arriving. The manager of the pension is very kind and provided us with fantastic service throughout our stay even offering to drive us to the bus stops and back late at night, a true gentleman. I cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful pension you have to stay in person to experience it fully, you will not regret it! 10/10!

              Reviewed February 06, 2013
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