Pension? What is pension? What to do with retirement?

First of all, “pension” is nothing to do with “retirement” okay .. Pension is one of the guesthouse type. The difference is, the pension is more similar to the B&B because it is managed by the family. The management is usually staying in that house, so staying at pension will open the opportunity to interact more intimately with the local population and culture.

The difference with the guesthouse lies in the ambience. Typically, pension rarely have dormitory rooms. So the ambiance in pension is a bit more private than the guesthouse, nevertheless not as private as staying at the hotel. And, because pension does not have the complete facilities of the hotel, the rate in general is more affordable than the hotel in that class.

Whereas the difference with the B&B lies in the dining facilities, just because the pension (usually) not only provides breakfast, but also provides lunch and dinner.

In Indonesia, pension type accommodation may still be less popular with other accommodation types such as hotels, guesthouses, and bed & breakfast (B&B). But this type of accommodation is quite popular in some countries, including the island of Jeju in South Korea. In fact, you can say the type of pension accommodation is quite mushrooming in Jeju.

If you are traveling to Jeju with family, and want to find accommodation that is more intimate than the hotel, let’s try to stay in pension! Here are some convenient pensions you can try on Jeju Island. Some of the pensions has a nice atmosphere and interesting rate. So, always have your camera ready!

PS: not many pensions nor staffs who can understand English. However, do not think of it as an obstacle, okay. Make it a challenge that will add spice to your tour during your stay in Jeju. Okay?

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1. Let’s Start by Staying at Jejuwayo Pension. Rate Starts from USD29.63, Guys!

Jejuwayo Pension
Jejuwayo Pension, via agoda

The first Pension on this list is Jejuwayo Pension, in Jochon. Located on the north side of Jeju Island (still in Jeju city), Jejuwayo Pension location is quite close to the sea. The atmosphere around the pension was still quite natural and calm, suitable for you who want a relaxed atmosphere with family. If you are suddenly lazy to walk around Jeju, you can sit back on the benches in the pension park while enjoying the atmosphere.

Garden ambiance
Garden ambiance, via agoda
The ambiance
The ambiance, via agoda
The ambiance
The ambiance, via agoda

Jejuwayo Pension has 6 rooms, and its type consists of standard type, deluxe, family room, and deluxe double. The rooms are stylish and clean, and have a home-like atmosphere. Hmm, get ready to feel at home if you stay here!

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Address: Jochonnam4gil 4, Jochoneup, Jochon, Jeju
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: from KRW35075/night or USD29.7/night (weekdays, low season) Check The Latest Prices!
Facility: WiFi, family room

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2. White Nest Pension, Homey Accommodation with View to The Sea.

White Nest Pension
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White Nest Pension is a pension located in Aewol, which is in the north side of Jeju island. This Pension is very close to the sea, though not exactly on the edge of the sea. So, from this pension area, you will be quite easy to enjoy the view towards the sea.

Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via agoda

This Pension has a real homey atmosphere. The garden is spacious enough, and you can sit in the garden while enjoying the sea view. And, if you get bored, you just have to take advantage of the various facilities that exist in this pension, such as coffee shop, BBQ, or take a surf course.

Coffee shop
Coffee shop, via agoda

This Pension has 9 rooms including couple room, family room, and deluxe room. The interior of the rooms tend to be mixed, do not adopt a particular style. The atmosphere itself is quite reminiscent of your room at home. The difference may lie in the atmosphere, because from the rooms you can quite freely enjoy the sea atmosphere.

Room ambiance
Room ambiance, via agoda
Room ambiance
Room ambiance, via agoda
Room ambiance
Room ambiance, via agoda

Address: Goneri 459bungi, Aewol, Jeju
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: from KRW44429/night or USD37.85/night (weekdays, low season) Check The Latest Prices!
Facility: WiFi, airport transfer, coffee shop, family room, BBQ facility, luggage storage, car rental, express check-in/out, tour, fishing, hiking trails, surfing course, garden, horse riding, water sports, car park, this hotel provides 2 languages: Korean and English

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3. Another alternative, You Can Glance at Green Heart Pension Which is Also Located Near the Sea.

Green Heart Pension
Green Heart Pension, via agoda

One more pension in Aewol which is quite close to the sea is, the Green Heart Pension. Actually the position of this pension is not directly adjacent to the sea. However, because the location is located in a rather high spot, from this pension you can quite enjoy the sea view to your heart content.

Ambiance at the pension
Ambiance at the pension, via agoda
View to the sea
View to the sea, via agoda

Green Heart Pension has 4 standard-double type rooms. The rooms are not designed with a certain interior style, but you will feel as comfortable as at home while staying at this pension. Ah, from this pension’s rooms, you can also enjoy the view towards the ocean, folks! The atmosphere of the room is as charming as this:

Room ambiance
Room ambiance, via agoda
Room ambiance
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Address: 322-1, Aewol-eup, Gonae-ri, Aewol, Jeju 695-901
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: from KRW45594/night or USD39.4/night (weekdays, low season) Check The Latest Prices!
Facility: WiFi, BBQ facility, concierge, car park

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4. Although This Pension Has No Sea View, but Nadia Pension is Still Worth Considering, For Sure!

Nadia Pension
Nadia Pension, via agoda

The three previously mentioned pensions offer a view towards the ocean. However, even if you do not have a view towards the ocean, Nadia Pension which is also located in Aewol is certainly still worthy of glance. This is because this pension is equivalent to two-star hotels and has many interesting things that you can find while staying here.

Pension Exterior
Pension Exterior, via agoda
Nadia Pension Entrance
Nadia Pension Entrance, via agoda

Nadia Pension is located in an environment that is still quite beautiful, and there are rarely any buildings around this pension. You will find a quiet stay in this pension, and of course the relatively fresh air. And, since this pension has only 10 rooms, this pension is suitable for those of you who want a quiet and peaceful holiday atmosphere.

Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via agoda
Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via agoda
Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via agoda

Compared to other previously mentioned pensions, Nadia Pension offers rooms with a tasteful interior atmosphere – yet still feels homey. The rooms are designed with a minimalist concept, and each room is equipped with facilities such as air conditioning, television, refrigerator, mirror and some other supporting facilities. Not to forget, guests can also enjoy the WiFi facilities in every room, so you won’t get bored while staying at this pension.

Room ambiance
Room ambiance, via agoda
Room ambiance
Room ambiance, via agoda
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Address: 322-1, Aewol-eup, Gonae-ri, Aewol, Jeju 695-901
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: from KRW52771/night or USD45.63/night (weekdays, low season) Check The Latest Prices!
Facility: WiFi, express check-in/out, common lounge, shared kitchen, tour, luggage storage, garden, car park, this hotel provides 2 languages: Korean, English

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5. Switch to Jungmun, There is Airest Pension to Welcome You with its Cool Atmosphere.

Airest Pension
Airest Pension, via booking

For those who do not know the general picture about Jeju island, let’s get a little acquaintance with this island. This island is divided into 2 main parts: Jeju (on the north side) and Seogwipo (on the south side).

Jeju Region is the area where the main entrance to Jeju Island, because in that region there are Jeju International Airport and port. However, the majority of attractions, especially nature tourism, are located in the Seogwipo region. So if you intend to do nature tour on Jeju Island, you can look for accommodation in Seogwipo region.

Garden
Garden, via booking
Terrace
Terrace, via booking

The Pension we will discuss this time is Airest Pension. The location of this pension is in Jungmun, not so far from Jungmun beach, and still belong to Seogwipo area. From this pension you can access the Yeomiji Botanical Garden and Jungmun Tourist Complex in 10 minutes by car, and it takes 30 minutes by car to access Sanbangsan Mountain and Jeju Sculpture Garden. Quite strategic, right?

Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via booking
Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via booking
Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via booking

Airest Pension is not just located in a pretty strategic spot. The interior atmosphere in this pension is quite charming and interesting, and yet still emit an aura like your own home. The rooms are also quite varied, ranging from standard double room, family room, to one-bedroom house. The atmosphere of the rooms are more or less like this:

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Address: 1429 Sangye-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jungmun, Jeju
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: from KRW56480/night or USD48.9/night (weekdays, low season) Check The Latest Prices!
Facility: WiFi, concierge, luggage storage, tour, express check-in/out, shared kitchen, family room, common lounge, garden, car park

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6. Chagall House Pension, Comfortable Accommodation with Wooden Touch.

Chagall House Pension
Chagall House Pension, via booking

Still in the Jungmun area, there is Chagall House Pension which offers comfortable all-wood accommodation. The majority of the walls and ceilings are made/lined by wood, so are the floors. You won’t be surprised if you guys will feel like being in a cottage in the mountains rather than being in ordinary accommodations. Fun isn’t it?

Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via booking
Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via booking

Another advantage of this pension compared to other accommodations already mentioned in this recommendation, lies in its facilities. Chagall House Pension has an outdoor pool that can be utilized during certain seasons (usually summer).

This Pension is also adjacent to the mini market, so you do not have to worry it will be difficult to find a store if you suddenly have to buy some goods. And, because Chagall House Pension is located in Jungmun, from here you are close enough to reach many favorite tourist spots in Seogwipo.

Mini market and outdoor swimming pool
Mini market and outdoor swimming pool, via booking
Exterior ambiance
Exterior ambiance, via booking

Chagall House Pension has 8 rooms, and each unit is equipped with a private kitchen, microwave, air conditioning and flat-screen TV. Each unit is also designed with an atmosphere like in mountain cottages. And, because each unit can accommodate up to 4 people, then Chagall House Pension is really fun to be visited when you travel to Jeju with family or friends.

Room ambiance
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Room ambiance
Room ambiance, via booking
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Room ambiance, via booking

Address: 2850-2 Sangye-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jungmun, Jeju
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: from KRW50664/night or USD43/night (weekdays, low season) Check The Latest Prices!
Facility: WiFi, BBQ facility, car park, outdoor swimming pool (depends on season), garden

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7. Want to Save Money While Enjoying Jeju from Elevation? Put in Krabi Pension in Your List, Okay!

Krabi Pension
Krabi Pension, via agoda

Bored with accommodation with sea views? Maybe it’s time for you to consider to stay at Krabi Pension. This accommodation is located in a rather high location. So, from here you can enjoy the view of Jeju from a height. The fun part is, this scene can not only be enjoyed from the spacious garden, but also from their neat rooms.

Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via agoda
View from inside the pension
View from inside the pension, via agoda
Interior ambiance
Interior ambiance, via agoda

So, how nice are the rooms?

If you see the exterior of the building that looks modern with apartment concept, maybe you can imagine that the rooms in this hotel also has a nice atmosphere as well. And, indeed it is.

Krabi Pension was newly renovated in 2013, and now the pension has 13 rooms which are designed similar to apartment rooms. There are standard double, deluxe duplex and standard studio rooms. Each room is equipped with a terrace and large windows facing outward, so that guests can enjoy the view outside the pension as much as they want.

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Room ambiance, via hotels
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Room ambiance, via hotels
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Room ambiance, via hotels
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Room ambiance, via hotels
Room ambiance
Room ambiance, via hotels

Address: 1729-4 Topyeong-dong (28 Topyeong-ro 148beon-gil), Seogwipo-si, Jeju 697-859
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: from KRW57569/night or USD48.9/night (weekdays, low season) Check The Latest Prices!
Facility: WiFi, BBQ facility, family room, tour, luggage storage, park, car par, valet parking, this hotel provides 2 languages: Korean and English

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8. Another Accommodation in Jeju Which Offers View to The Ocean, Yet Affordable Rate: Hill on the Sea Pension.

Hill on the Sea Pension
Hill on the Sea Pension, via agoda

If you deliberately come to Jeju for a holiday to enjoy the natural atmosphere, then there is no harm if you are looking for accommodation close to the natural atmosphere. One example is, Hill on the Sea Pension, a pension-type accommodation that is located in Namwon-eup, Seogwipo. This Pension is not only has a spacious garden, which you can do various activities. More than that, from this pension, you can also enjoy the view towards the sea freely.

Pension exterior
Pension exterior, via agoda
Big garden
Big garden, via agoda
View to the sea, from one of the rooms
View to the sea, from one of the rooms, via agoda

However, it is not merely a fun view, the interior atmosphere in this pension was also somewhat charming. Hill on the Sea Pension has 7 rooms, and it is entirely designed with the concept of a holiday cottage. You will stay in the rooms dominated by wood elements, and yet it feels bright because of the colorful decorating elements. And, from inside the room, you can quite enjoy the view towards the sea. Interesting, right?

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View from one of the rooms
View from one of the rooms, via agoda
View from one of the rooms
View from one of the rooms, via agoda

Address: 1421-3 Namwon-ri, Namwon-eup, Seogwipo-si, Seogwipo, Jeju
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: from KRW57569/night or USD48.9/night (weekdays, low season) Check The Latest Prices!
Facility: WiFi, express check-in/out, luggage storage, tour, car park

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9. Last but not Least, at Seogwipo There is Soborok Yoborok Pension, Affordable Accommodation with Starting Rate As Cheap As USD29.63/Night.

Soborok Yoborok Pension
Soborok Yoborok Pension, via agoda

Do you still need more pension alternative around Seogwipo? Then try to consider Soborok Yoborok Pension, a pension-type accommodation that located around a green field. However from this pension, you do not need to waste time to reach the sea; and you can see few sceneries while walking around the pension area. The fun part is, this pension rate is relatively cheap, because it starts from the range of USD29.63 only for one room.

Outdoor Room in Soborok Yoborok
Outdoor Room in Soborok Yoborok, via agoda

In terms of rooms, Soborok Yoborok has 7 rooms which can be occupied by 2-4 people. Each room is equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen television, refrigerator and mini kitchenette and utensils. There are several room types, couple type, and also a duplex type. The atmosphere is something like this:

Room ambiance
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Address: 781-12 Topyeong-dong, Seogwipo-si, Seogwipo, Jeju
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: from KRW38379/night or USD32.6/night (weekdays, low season) Check The Latest Prices!
Facility: WiFi, BBQ facility, car park

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