Hotel in Korean

If you’re traveling in Korea, how do you book a hotel in Korean? You’ll know how after this free audio lesson! We’ll show you how to make a hotel reservation over the phone or speak to a Korean receptionist in person. 
You’ll learn the Korean words for “single”, “double” and “per person”. You’ll feel more confident with questions in Korean like “how much?” and “how many”, and the kind of basic Korean conversation you need to understand. 
Listen carefully to the Korean pronunciation of the native speakers and then practice saying the Korean words and phrases aloud. 
Did You Know?
Hotels range from international five-star standard to budget accommodation. They are classified by the ‘Rose of Sharon’ (the national flower of Korea) instead of stars. The top quality hotels have five roses.

How to pronounce hotel in Korean

Here are some of the most basic Korean phrases to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more Korean phrases.

  • Do you have any rooms available? - 방 있어요? - Bang itsuyo?
  • Do you have a room for tonight? - 오늘 밤 빈방 있어요? - Oneul bam been bang itsuyo?
  • Yes, we have rooms available. - 네, 방 있어요. - Ne, bang itsuyo.
  • No, unfortunately we have no rooms available. - 죄송하지만 방이 없네요. - Jwesong hajiman bang ee upneyo.
  • We’re full.  - 빈 방 없어요. - Been bang upsuyo.
  • For how many people? - 몇분이세요? - Myut boon iseyo?
  • For how many nights? - 몇일 묵으실건데요? - Myut eel moogeushil gundeyo?
  • How much is it per night? - 하루에 얼마에요? - Haroo e ulmayeyo?
  • How much is it per week? - 주당 얼마에요? - Joodang ulmayeyo?
  • How much per person? - 일인당 얼마에요? - Eel in dang ulmayeyo?

The receptionist may respond…

The availability of a room may depend on the number of people staying, and how long you’re planning to stay. The receptionist may ask:

Or you can go ahead and ask:

Room costs differ depending on the number of people sharing the room. Express the number of people in your party by using the counter –boon.

Now, let’s specify how long you’re planning to stay:

The receptionist may also ask whether you want a single, shared or double room, and whether you’d like a Western-style or Korean-style room. The following words are used to describe types of hotel rooms:

Let’s learn how to ask how much it will cost for your choice of room, for a specified duration.

Double bed in Korean

Some hotels charge per room, others per person. Here are some possible answers you might hear…

That’s all for this lesson. See you for the next edition; it’ll be packed with all sorts of good learning!

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