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Hostel the local
Hostel the local
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9

Exceptional

123 reviews

123 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Bieno Mart

70 m

Gwangbokdong Food Street

110 m

Daegaksa Temple

110 m

Leather Industrial Arts

150 m

Busan Modern History Museum

150 m

Popular landmarks
BIFF Square

410 m

Jagalchi Market

580 m

Gamcheon Culture Village

1.8 km

Taejongdae

7.5 km

Gwangalli Beach

9.2 km

Closest landmarks
Pyeonghwasoagwa

140 m

Seongsinhangmun Surgery

180 m

Sinilkuking Mart

300 m

Saedeul Mart

320 m

Beiking Mart

320 m

Hostel the local

19-1, Junggu-ro 44beon-gil, Nampo, Busan, South Korea, 48947 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Nampo part of Busan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Haeundae Beach.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

590 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

280 meters to Yongdusan Park

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in [24-hour]

Coffee shop

Bar

Laundry service

Concierge

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Busan are being booked every minute!
Value for money9.3
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportGimhae International Airport (PUS)
Distance to airport11.0 km

Rooms available at Hostel the local

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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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                    Frequently asked questions

                    What time is check-in and check-out at Hostel the local?

                    Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The hostel also offers 24-hour check-in.

                    Is breakfast offered at Hostel the local?

                    Adults can enjoy breakfast at no additional charge. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

                    What is the smoking policy at Hostel the local?

                    Hostel the local does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

                    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hostel the local?

                    The closest train, metro, or bus station to Hostel the local is Jagalchi Subway Station, 580 m away.

                    What restaurants are nearby Hostel the local?

                    Restaurants including Geoin Tongdak, Jejuga and Mr Pizza are popular in Hostel the local’s neighborhood which is known as Nampo.

                    What popular shopping places are close to Hostel the local?

                    Shopping options in Hostel the local’s Nampo neighborhood include Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market and Lotte Department Store Busan Main.

                    What are popular attractions near Hostel the local?

                    Hostel the local’s location in the Nampo neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including BIFF Square, Yongdusan Park and Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion street.

                    What popular beaches are close to Hostel the local?

                    Hostel the local’s Nampo neighborhood also includes Busan Songdo Beach.

                    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hostel the local?

                    Hostel the local’s nearby natural sights include Jungang park, Mt. Chunma Sculpture Park and Gudeok Camping Site located in the same Nampo area.

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                    What people love about Hostel the local

                    • 8

                      Very good
                      Cleanliness

                      "Has everything you need in a hostel with clean showers/toilets/bunk beds."

                      Ruiteng

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                      December 14, 2019

                    • 8

                      Very good
                      Location

                      "Clean, nice location and quiet."

                      Sangou

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                      November 10, 2019

                    • 10

                      Exceptional
                      Location

                      "Good location, street foods, shops, restaurants, metro or bus station all around the hostel."

                      Kam

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                      May 29, 2019

                    Property ranking|Compared to 1,591 Busan properties
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                    Value for money score
                    9.3/10
                    Couples review score
                    10/10
                    Cleanliness score
                    9.4/10
                    Service score
                    8.9/10
                    Better than
                    99
                    %
                    of Busan properties
                    Better than
                    99
                    %
                    of Busan properties
                    Better than
                    98
                    %
                    of Busan properties
                    Better than
                    93
                    %
                    of Busan properties
                    Overall rating:

                    9

                    Exceptional
                    123 reviews
                    Cleanliness
                    9.4
                    Facilities
                    8.8
                    Location
                    8.5
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                    More about Hostel the local

                    More about Hostel the local

                    Hostel the local

                    Never miss a single attraction in Busan when staying at Hostel the local. Getting around in Busan is easy when staying at this hostel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city.
                    At Hostel the local, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Hostel the local thanks to the hostel's laundromat and laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
                    Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.


                    Dining and things to do

                    Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar.
                    Apart from amenities and services, Hostel the local goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


                    Around the property

                    Don't miss out on all that Busan has to offer during your stay at Hostel the local. The most famous landmark nearby is Gamcheon Culture Village just 1.8 km away. Never forget your time in Busan with a special gift or trinket from Jagalchi Market just 580 m away.


                    Reasons to stay here

                    Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 98% of the city's accommodation.
                    Facilities at this hostel are rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in the city.
                    Past guests love the cleanliness here, ranking it higher than 98% of the city's accommodation.

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                    Amenities and facilities

                    Excellent
                    Facilities

                    8.8

                    Most talked about facilities

                    Housekeeping

                    4 mentions

                    Breakfast

                    2 mentions

                    Languages spoken
                    • English
                    • Japanese
                    • Korean
                    Internet access
                    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                    • Wi-Fi in public areas
                    Dining, drinking, and snacking
                    • Bar
                    • Coffee shop
                    • Kitchen
                    Services and conveniences
                    • Concierge
                    • Daily housekeeping
                    • Elevator
                    • Laundromat
                    • Laundry service
                    • Luggage storage
                    • Postal service
                    • Smoke-free property
                    • Smoking area
                    For the kids
                    • Family room
                    Access
                    • Check-in [24-hour]
                    • Pets allowed
                    • Security [24-hour]

                    Location

                    19-1, Junggu-ro 44beon-gil, Nampo, Busan, South Korea, 48947
                    Excellent
                    Location

                    8.5

                    Airports
                    • Gimhae International Airport (PUS)
                      11.0 km
                    • Ulsan Airport (USN)
                      62.1 km
                    Public transportation
                    • Jagalchi Subway Station
                      590 m
                    • Nampo Subway Station
                      620 m
                    Hospital or clinic
                    • Pyeonghwasoagwa
                      140 m
                    Shopping
                    • Jagalchi Market
                      580 m
                    Convenience store
                    • GS25
                      120 m
                    Cash withdrawal
                    • ATM
                      940 m

                    What's nearby

                    Popular landmarks
                    • Yongdusan Park
                      270 m
                    • BIFF Square
                      410 m
                    • Jagalchi Market
                      580 m
                    • Gamcheon Culture Village
                      1.8 km
                    • Taejongdae
                      7.5 km
                    • Gwangalli Beach
                      9.2 km
                    • Gwangandaegyo Bridge
                      10.4 km
                    • Haeundae Beach
                      12.8 km
                    • Haedong Yonggung Temple
                      20.1 km
                    • Beomeosa Temple
                      20.5 km
                    Nearby landmarks
                    • Bieno Mart
                      70 m
                    • Gwangbokdong Food Street
                      110 m
                    • Daegaksa Temple
                      110 m
                    • Pyeonghwasoagwa
                      140 m
                    • Leather Industrial Arts
                      150 m
                    • Busan Modern History Museum
                      150 m
                    • Seongsinhangmun Surgery
                      180 m
                    • House Mart
                      200 m
                    • Busan Tower
                      220 m
                    • Yongdusan Park
                      270 m
                    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

                    Property policies

                    Children and extra beds

                    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                    Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

                    Others
                    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

                    Some helpful facts

                    Check-in/Check-out
                    • Check-in from16:00
                    • Check-out until11:00
                    Extras
                    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 KRW
                    The property
                    • Number of rooms 5
                    • Room voltage220

                    Reviews of Hostel the local from real guests

                    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                    9.0
                    /
                    10
                    Cleanliness9.4
                    Facilities8.8
                    Location8.5
                    Service8.9
                    Value for money9.3
                    High score for Busan
                    Rating
                    9+ Exceptional (40)
                    8-9 Excellent (8)
                    7-8 Very Good (14)
                    6-7 Good (1)
                    <6 Below Expectation (1)
                    Time of the year
                    Mar - May (10)
                    Jun - Aug (26)
                    Sep - Nov (15)
                    Dec - Feb (13)
                    All guests (123)
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                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Kam from Hong Kong SAR, China
                    Solo traveler
                    Bed in 8-Bed Male Dormitory Room
                    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

                    Very recommended ”

                    Good location, street foods, shops, restaurants, metro or bus station all around the hostel. The room was very comfortable, the hostel also provides the towel and slippers (so sweet). The environment was nice, will be back!

                    Reviewed May 29, 2019

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                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    SU-MING from Taiwan
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 14 nights in June 2019

                    awesome”

                    Now no breakfast. We can use little kitchen and drink coffee, tea anytime. But no stove. Washing have to pay W2000 and dryer is W 3000. You have to check the main gate password in your email before you check in. The counter is not always there if you check in early. Everything is good.

                    Reviewed July 10, 2019

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                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Liam from United Kingdom
                    Solo traveler
                    Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
                    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

                    Great place! ”

                    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed in - great location, very clean and good privacy curtains.

                    Reviewed April 30, 2019

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                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Yovindra from Malaysia
                    Couple
                    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

                    Exceptional”

                    Not a single issue, everything was great. Keep up the good work.

                    Reviewed March 12, 2019

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                    9.6
                    Exceptional
                    Swee from Thailand
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

                    Exceptional”

                    Will not hesitate to stay again.

                    Reviewed May 27, 2019

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                    9.2
                    Exceptional
                    Jazer
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

                    Great hostel”

                    I love the place :D

                    Reviewed March 05, 2019

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                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Sangou from South Korea
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

                    Clean, but little bit disappointed”

                    Local is definitely one of the most tremendous hostels that I ve ever been to. Clean, nice location and quiet. However owner must work with his attitude. He has a talent in ruffling someone's feather only with his accent. He might be stressed out especially that day but it is definitely inappropriate to show that kind of behavior. Besides, I have no complaint about the hostel.

                    Reviewed November 10, 2019

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                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Ruiteng from New Zealand
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

                    Expect self check-in and check-out”

                    Has everything you need in a hostel with clean showers/toilets/bunk beds.

                    Reviewed December 14, 2019

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                    9.2
                    Exceptional
                    Olivia from Philippines
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

                    Nice modern hostel”

                    Nice, new, and clean hostel with beautiful modern deco. Although the hostel is about a good 5-10 minute walk from the nearest subway station, they gave a very detailed map on how you can find their place. It's situated in a market so it was quite hard for me to lug my suitcase around. However, there are a lot of food and shopping choices around. The bed/room was really clean. They provided fresh sheets and towels and it was easy to request for new ones. Their breakfast was the best one I've had in all of the hostels I've stayed. There were a wide range of food choices aside from the usual bread and cereal of other hostels. There's also a really nice cafe located inside the hostel which serves really nice drinks and food. Overall a really nice place to stay at. Will definitely book this place again when I go back to Busan.

                    Reviewed January 16, 2018

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                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Muhd from Singapore
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

                    Awesome breakfast, good location and great service”

                    I was unable to check in on the day that I had made my booking due to some reasons, but the staff were very understanding and allowed me to check in a few days later. For this, I'm very grateful and would definitely stay again next time I'm in Busan. Rooms were good, warm and comfortable in winter. I mingled with some guests and made friends, so that was nice too. The staff that tended to me could not speak English but tried her best with a translation app. Breakfast is homemade and worth every cent AND MORE! I'm talking french toast and fresh veggies, along with a sunny side up egg on top, made for you when you reach the breakfast area. The toilets are individual and cleaned daily, and I had a great stay. No complaints! Loved this hostel and would return for the amazing breakfast and good value.

                    Reviewed January 18, 2018

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                    9.2
                    Exceptional
                    Radu from Romania
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

                    New hostel, nice facilities”

                    The concept of the hostel is centered around DYI (check-in, checkout, washing, make your bed etc). the strict after 4 PM check in I didn't like but they have a very cozy lounge with very nice chairs to relax. the mini washing machines in the shower areas are very cool and free to use. for the price I think they should have provided free coffee (I've stayed at cheaper places in Korea which offered that). the place ia quite loud during the evening as you can hear all the doors slamming and people checking in late need to make their bed which is also noisy.

                    Reviewed October 22, 2018

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                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Siti from Malaysia
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

                    FOR HOSTEL TYPE OF ACCOMODATION, THIS IS IT”

                    The best hostel or dormitory type of accommodation I have been staying by far. It is truly value for money, the location is not that bad, not too close to the subway but not too far either when the shops are along your path to subway. This place is very clean. I love most the deco of this hostel. I love how well thought the design of single cubicle of yours. At the bed area, you have ample spaces to put your belongings like a hook to put on jacket, shelf to place backpack and top shelve to put your make up bag. I request for breakfast and it is serve to you in a very comfortable and well design eating area.. i love this place.

                    Reviewed May 09, 2018

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                    9.6
                    Exceptional
                    HSUAN-CHU from Taiwan
                    Group
                    Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
                    Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

                    best gusthouse”

                    u must choose this when go to busan!!!!! staff there really nice~!!!and the place clean enough!

                    Reviewed October 16, 2017

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                    Thanks for your feedback. Hope to see you again in the local!

                    Responded October 17, 2017
                    Hostel the local
                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Carlos from Spain
                    Solo traveler
                    Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

                    Always a good place to stay.”

                    It wasn’t my first time at this hostal. I always enjoy because it’s new and clean. Facilites are awesome. And staff is friendly. This time they were fully booked, so the opened the basement area. Amazing.

                    Reviewed August 04, 2018

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                    7.6
                    Very good
                    Carlos from Spain
                    Solo traveler
                    Bed in 8-Bed Male Dormitory Room
                    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

                    Good facilities. Breakfast not included”

                    Staff working here is nice and kind. But there’s no so many people, and you’ll have to do the check in by yourself. The room says breakfast included, but if you want breakfast you’ll have to pay extra money. Overall, I like the place and I’ll stay again.

                    Reviewed June 21, 2018

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                    8.8
                    Excellent
                    Carlos from Spain
                    Solo traveler
                    Bed in 8-Bed Male Dormitory Room
                    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

                    Cozy place. Good location”

                    Is a new place, very comfy clean. They have a cafe downstairs. Staff is great, but during the week is not so available.

                    Reviewed June 26, 2018

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                    2.8
                    Soo from Malaysia
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

                    Place like deserted”

                    Location is near to 3 train station. The whole place dark like haunted house. It is self check-in. The whole night I cant even see a person in the whole place even the receptionist. The staff nice? I cant even find one! They off the corridor lights at night which causes even much like haunted house. Besides that, the emergency exit green light reflect on the mirror made the whole toilet scary. All the dormitory is empty, the bunk bed beside me has the bunk bed curtain covered up and I though I have a roommate, soon I realized there is no roommate in my room!!! The shower hot water is not continuous. It was autumn and the water is cold.

                    Reviewed November 03, 2018

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                    Hi I'm really sorry, As you noticed, we light up all area so it doesn't looks like a haunted house. Our hostel is not quite famous so there is few people at hostel. We will humbly accept your opinion. Thank you.

                    Responded November 08, 2018
                    Hostel the local
                    9.6
                    Exceptional
                    HIROKI from Japan
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

                    良いです!”

                    清潔で、共用スペースも広く、気持ちよく使用できました。

                    Reviewed August 20, 2019

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                    8.4
                    Excellent
                    KOICHI from Japan
                    Solo traveler
                    Bed in 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
                    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

                    国際市場の近く”

                    場所は駅から10-15分くらい離れてますが、チェックイン遅かったので自動チェックイン助かりました。

                    Reviewed August 14, 2019

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                    9.2
                    Exceptional
                    KOHEI from Japan
                    Solo traveler
                    Bed in 8-Bed Male Dormitory Room
                    Stayed 10 nights in July 2019

                    駅からは少し遠いですが”

                    繁華街の近くなので便利でよかったです。 キッチンはありましたがコンロはありません。 共有スペース、寝室、シャワーなど清潔でした。ハンドタオルは無料で貸し出してます。また釜山に行く際に利用したいと思います。

                    Reviewed July 27, 2019

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