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Empathy Guesthouse

32, Jungang-daero 79-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu 41935 South Korea
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#2 of 12 hostels in Daegu
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The Empathy Guesthouse is a warm, friendly, and clean guesthouse in the heart of Daegu Metropolitan City. All of our rooms are dormitory style, with single bunk beds. Rooms are separated by gender, and all have their own bathroom with basic toiletries, free WiFi, AC, heater, lockers, and fan. Common areas include Cafe Empathy (1F) and 5F, with a common room, snack bar, and beautiful outdoor deck.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and 1 more
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Tariq wrote a review Aug 2022
Munich, Germany10 contributions3 helpful votes
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A wonderful experience right in the center of Daegu; great location allowing easy access to the city's key sites; a friendly atmosphere representing the best of Korean hospitality; cosy rooms offering comfortable accommodation. It was particularly meaningful for us as we returned to Daegu after many years.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Speak to the staff who are very helpful in unlocking the treasures of Daegu: restaurants,...
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mrsragordon wrote a review Oct 2018
Chicago27 contributions24 helpful votes
Empathy was my first experience with a guesthouse and it did not disappoint. The welcoming faces each morning were great. The only downfall is that there are no elevators and rooms start on the third floor to the fifth. Staff will assist with getting your bags to your room. Empathy donates to North Korean refugees and this made staying here even more enjoyable knowing it was for a good cause. The owner is very humble and kind. The clean linen and towels were a pleasure and the property is kept clean.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Cherkeia J wrote a review Oct 2018
Atlanta, Georgia3 contributions2 helpful votes
Empathy Guesthouse has been a pinnacle piece to our stay here in Daegu. Via the welcoming faces, fresh towels, and complimentary potato bread and jam was nostalgic.I would recommend this place to all.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Choose the second floor if available; The building is 5 stories.
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micksanna wrote a review Aug 2017
Milan, Italy13 contributions30 helpful votes
This is a very good hostel in central Daegu. The rooms are large and clean. But what I appreciated more is the professionality of the staff: they speak a very good english and they are very helpful. They even made a reservation for me for the boat to Ulleung-do island, that was very important and hard to do it for me. I'm very happy about this accomodation!
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Empathy G, Staff at Empathy Guesthouse
Responded 20 Aug 2017
Thank you for kind review Michele! :) We're glad that we could help you for planning trips, and hope you to enjoy your Jeju island trip too. I hope to see you again next time :) Have a lovely day! -Sarah
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Joseph L wrote a review June 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Really nice guest house with friendly, professional staff (kind of cute too cough cough). Anyways...I stayed in the 10 bedroom dorm. I will definitely come back again (oh and I have brought them my business many times. I live far out of town but I stay here most weekends. You should all give it a try you will not be disappointed in the top notch service. Joseph Lillie
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from Empathy G, Manager at Empathy Guesthouse
Responded 30 June 2017
Thank you for your review :) We hope you had good time in Daegu and see you again!
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Ronan C wrote a review June 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I stayed at Empathy guesthouse for one night. Well situated hostel that gives you peace and quiet from the downtown area. But at the same time close enough to be within heart of downtown within 5 minutes walking. Friendly staff who can recommend lots of places to visit. Overall pleasure staying there
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from Empathy G, 프론트 매니저 at Empathy Guesthouse
Responded 22 June 2017
Thank you for your review :) We hope you had good time in Daegu and see you again!
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hajuren wrote a review May 2017
Da'an, Taipei2 contributions
I think 공감 게스트하우스 is your best choice.there have some nice staff here.and near about subway.if you want to eat daegu bread.you almost walk 5min.you can find it.think all staff.i will come back and stay twice
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Date of stay: May 2017
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csconslt wrote a review Apr 2017
Pretoria, South Africa10 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Goodstay recently and have only good things to stay. It doesnt feel like a hostel at all; comfortable, warm rooms with hot, hot showers. Our girl even waited up for us untill 02:00 the day we arrived.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Empathy G, 프론트 매니저 at Empathy Guesthouse
Responded 18 May 2017
Thanks for review of us :) Hope you have had good time in Daegu!! (by Heeya)
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Frozties wrote a review Oct 2016
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel location is about 5 mins walk away from the busy shopping district. However it is located just behind an alley which ensures peaceful and quiet nights. Super friendly staff. Staffs can speak some english but I have to give 2 thumbs up for effort. They try their best to accommodate and give suggestions on where to visit within Daegu or other parts of Korea.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Empathy G, 프론트 매니저 at Empathy Guesthouse
Responded 18 May 2017
Dear. guest Thanks for review of our guesthouse. When you come back to visit Korea, hope to see you again in Daegu. Best regards!
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Ellen_and_Pedro wrote a review Oct 2016
Antwerp, Belgium416 contributions293 helpful votes
We actually stayed in the Hanok house of the Empathy Guesthouse. We booked this place to experience sleeping in a traditional Korean home. We were checked in in the Guesthouse by the incredibly friendly staff. After checking in, one of the girls brought us to the Hanok and explained us everything there was to know. Do not expect a room with a bed. In a hanok you sleep on the floor on a roll up mattress. Perhaps we would have appreciated (keeping in mind the price) that the bedding was prepared for us. The room had air conditioning and a fan, no closet space though. Everything was spotless. The bathroom was separate but also clean. The location is awesome, close to restaurants and to the subway. Breakfast was brought at 8AM and was ok, but nothing special: Toast with jam or egg plus coffee. Also the next day, the staff was incredibly helpful to plan our day (bus schedules, finding the right terminal, etc...). Nice place to stay if you want to experience the Hanok style. Perhaps the price is a little steep for what you get.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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AU$130 - AU$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Empathy Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Empathy Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Gyesan Catholic Church (0.4 km), Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine (0.2 km), and Daegu Oriental Medicine Market (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Empathy Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Empathy Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Empathy Guesthouse?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Empathy Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sangju Shikdang, Geumgok Samgyaetang, and Sam Song Bakery.
Are any cleaning services offered at Empathy Guesthouse?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Empathy Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Empathy Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park (7.0 km), Seongdangmot (3.9 km), and Lee Sang-hwa's Old House (0.3 km).