Clean and Modern.…Style of Kimchee Busan Guesthouse

Surely I never knew why this guesthouse was named Kimchee. All I know, kimchee or kimchi are Korean food made from fermented vegetables with various kinds of seasoning and ultimately its taste are spicy and sour. Perhaps this guesthouse will be a gathering place for travelers from various nations with same goal i.e enjoying uniqueness of South Korea.…It only my personal statement….hahaha

Dorm or dormitory have became general choice of backpackers in their journey. Apart offering minimum budget, dorm also offers an option to build network among backpackers who diverse in citizenship. This is very possible because in every dorm room will be filled 12-16 backpackers to sleep together.

This time, my choice was Kimchee Busan Guesthouse as my dorm during my adventure in Busan. The three things that be important concerns in choosing it are price, location and a good feedback rate.

I ordered it 4 months before departure, so I surely got best price. Guesthouse for USD 12,5 per night is located on Hwangnyeong-daero street. It’s about 270 meters from Beomnaegol MRT Station, so guesthouse can be reached by walk.

My arrival at guesthouse was warmly welcomed by a beautiful receptionist. After submitting passport and Won, I get access card to dorm room .

Beautiful receptionist
Receptionist room

For general guesthouse, it’s certainly an extraordinary thing because of elevator availability in it. As I know, a lot of dormes that I have stayed in required me to prepare my leg muscles to climb dozens of stair before reach the room.

Lift access to dorm room

Entering room, my fatigue paid off with spacious dorm room which consisting 10 beds with each locker provided near bed.

Dorm room

In this guesthouse, I firstly breathed fresh aroma of sojuoriginally Korean drink-. Even though I didn’t drink it, at least I knew its aroma, its form and how to drink it from my roommates.

My other funny activity was using hair dryer which provided in shared bathroom to dried my wet socks. It’s become a habit, I only carry 2 pairs of socks, no matter how long is my trip. Every two days, I will wash my socks which I use and dry them in any way.

Another good thing about this guesthouse is providing container to store guests backpacks and their other things. Usually, guests will save their backpack when they arrive earlier than check-in time or when their departure time to leave city is still far from check out time.

I left my backpack because my departure to Seoul was on a scheduled bus on 8pm while I checked out on 12pm.

Guesthouse also provides shelves and refrigerators to store guests foods…. Don’t take people’s food !….hahaha. Usually guests who stay a little longer in guesthouse will store their food here. Surely, I never use this facility because I just stay 2 nights in Busan.

Kimchee snack and Bar

Of course, you have your own taste in choosing hotel.…the important thing is our goals are same, guys.…i.e traveling. That’s it.

The Little One.…Busan Gimhae Light Rail Transit

Yes….Okay….

Yes….Okay…..

Only that 2 kinds of word which came out of my mouth, I didn’t really listen flight attendant explained security procedures at emergency exit. I exactly fascinated to her Korean beauty face. I still stunned to enjoy her beauty until he ended her explanation with a smile … Certainly, I gave her my smile as sweet as possible … hahaha.

1 hour 30 minutes flight became a thrilling journey because I had bad feeling for Busan immigration checking later.

And it finally true.… I was interrogated by immigration officer for 1 hour.

Scary interrogation at immigration counter made my tongue feel bitter when tasting piece by piece a pie which I got from Busan Air flight.

Later, this story would make me change 180 degrees when I prepared my documents for traveling. I became a very perfectionist person in preparation.

I got out from Gimhae International Airport with a disheveled face but that happiness was unable to deeply hidden. This was my first time in visiting South Korea.

2 degree Celcius weather made me rush to look for existence of LRT station. I quickly found it on right side of airport exit gate.

I touched all buttons in automatic machine to get Busan Gimhae Light Rail Transit token.

Waiting for LRT arrival with big curiosity about what will happen next in every second of my adventure in Busan.

Shortly waiting, LRT arrived.

Surely, My first destination was dormitory where I stayed in Busan. I would go to Kimchee Busan Guesthouse on Hwangnyeong-daero Street.

Stopped at Sasang station as LRT last station, I switched to using Humetro(the name for Busan Subway) green line.

In this Humetro. I saw a Indonesian face. Occasionally he saw me, so did I. Sometime he smiled, so did I.

I decided to approache him.

Conversation was unavoidable. It’s true, he is an Indonesian professionalis who working in Busan. From him, I got information that citizens of Busan isn’t open as Seoul. So I would understand what will occur with my interaction with local people in Busan.

Conversation stopped when I had to get off at Seomyeon Station for change to Humetro orange lane. It only took one station in distance then I got down at Beomnaegol station – station where my guesthouse located -.

It wasn’t easy to find this guesthouse location, I had strayed more than half an hour in midst of very cold temperature and it almost made me panic before finally I found it after ask to GS25 minimarket staff.

Finally I check-ed in to Kimchee Busan Guesthouse.