Accommodation in Korean
If you’re traveling in Korea and you’ve just arrived in a new place, how do you find accommodation in Korean? How do you explain that you’re looking for a Korean-style inn, or a cheap place nearby? Perhaps you’d prefer a Western-style hotel, or youth hostel. After this free audio lesson you’ll know how to ask for suitable accommodation in Korean.
Once you know your options, you’ll probably need transportation to get there. What’s the word for “bus stop” in Korean? And how do you explain to the driver where you’d like to get off?
Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Stick with the Rocket Korean team and you’ll have your bags unpacked and your feet up in no time!
Pronunciation help for finding accommodation in Korean
Korea offers a wide choice of places to stay, from Western-style hotels to traditional Korean inns.
There are five major types of accommodation in Korea – hotels, yugwan (Korean-style inns), yuinsook (small Korean-style inns), minbak (rooms in private houses) and youth hostels.
If you’re on a tight budget or need somewhere nearby to stay, you can always ask for a recommendation at the airport’s information desk.
Once you have decided where to stay, you need to find out how to get there. Let’s say you decide to take public transport – a bus or buseu. Let’s find out which bus goes to your chosen accommodation and learn some useful phrases that will get you on the right bus.
Do you prefer to go by taxi, or taekshi?
A taxi driver who doesn’t speak English can be a challenge to communicate with when you are in a foreign-speaking country. You don’t have to worry in Korea – there is system to make communication easier between drivers and overseas visitors where there is a number to call to hook you up with someone who will translate for you.
However, you should still be familiar with some important phrases – just in case.
Anyoung hee gaseyo!