waynemconk Accommodation Reviews
Beijing Hotel review: TaiLong Hotel
Good location, close to the Forbidden City. It has a convenience store next door, and a night food market in front, where you can buy starfish, snake and scorpions on sticks if you desire, as well as a great array of 'normal' meats, noodles, vegetables and fruit. The only drawback at this place is that no one can speak English.
Seoul Hostel review: HEY Backpackers
A great location, it's in an area full of restaurants, cafes and bars. It is very close to the wonderful (and cheap) Seoul subway system that can take you anywhere in Seoul you wish to visit. Mr. Ko is a good host who can book trips to the DMZ and the JSA for you. I enjoyed my stay at Hey Backpackers.
Busan HOSTEL review: Kim's House in Busan
For the price it is great value. Mr. Kim and his wife (Julie) are fantastic hosts; they run 2 guesthouses in Busan, and one night they took all their guests out for Korean BBQ and soju (a strong local drink). The area is a good location with many restaurants and cafes. it is close to the UN Cemetery (the only one in the world). It is also close to the wonderful (and cheap) Busan subway system, which can take you everywhere in Busan that you wish to go. My only complaint would be that the towels are too small but this is minor.
Beijing HOSTEL review: Templeside Lianlian Hutong Guest House
Templeside is a great place to stay in Bejing. It is within walking distance from the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Beihai (lake) Park. The female staff member, who was there at the time of my stay could speak English (and a little French) as well as Mandarin and Cantonese. She was very kind and helpful.