Busan has plenty of choice at the top end of the accommodation range. The five-stars are almost all in Haeundae, the beach district far to the east of the centre that’s by far the most interesting place to stay; here you’ll also be able to find simple guesthouses that are dirt-cheap for most of the year, but raise their prices for the summer season. There are cheap motels all over the city; if you want to go out at night you’re best basing yourself in Seomyeon or around the university drinking areas, whereas sightseers should head for the cheap areas around the train station or ferry terminal. There are now a few hostels kicking around – more often than not, merely regular apartments kitted out for backpacker use. If you really want to save cash you can get a night’s sleep for less than W10,000 in a jjimjilbang.

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