Hotels are classified into five categories: “super-luxury” (5 *), “luxury” (5 *), first class (4 *), second class (three-star) and third class (two-star).
Prices largely depend on the season and location of the hotel. The hotels above the luxury class usually have a fitness center, a sauna, a business center, restaurants and cafes. In such places you need to pay an additional tax of 10% on value added and 10% service tax.
One of the most affordable types of housing in Korea is motels and oggany. Most motels are located near bus terminals, train stations and crowded places. There are a lot of motels, it’s not difficult to find, they are relatively cheap, and therefore you should not expect very good service from them. As a rule, there are always free rooms, if this is not the peak season or any holiday. Continue reading