It is a nice guesthouse, just a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Gangneung beach. It also jas a great bbq restaurant in the facility!! The owner is super sweet - took me to the bus terminal when i needed to get home!! HOWEVER ... we did book the guesthouse as it has a rooftop pool .... BUT when we arrived we found the pool empty which was really disappointing!
I stayed here one night with a friend over the Chuseok holiday. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm room, and each of our beds were 35,000 Won (approximately $40 Canadian). I'll start with the good: The room itself and the bathroom were very clean. Great location. The rooftop deck/pool would be very nice in the summer. Electronic lockers in the dorm rooms were super handy. The staff speaks very little to no English, but they did their best to answer any questions we had. The not so good: Beds were hard, and there was sand on my bed when I arrived. I know it is hard to control, but the bedding needs to be cleaned more frequently. I don't think it had been cleaned before my arrival. The front room was being used as a drying rack for towels/pillowcases, and it seemed very crowded.
We arrived early not really expecting our room to be ready but not expecting to be told that we had to come back at 3 in a very sharp manner. Even allowing for poor English there was no real welcome! We left our bags (near one of the large dogs) and came back later. Our room had a view of the cruise ship hotel and was quite dated. More importantly it was not clean! We found hair in lots of places that was not ours. Pool was not open (probably as it was at the end of low season) but the area was filthy ... We did not have breakfast (which was not included and we would have to pay for it and clean our own dishes!). The check out was cold also. The only time anyone got animated as when they tried to sell us a selfie stick!