I had difficulties to find the hotel, though i took taxy to get there. i'm in doubt since there's no alphabet letter for the hostel name, it written in hangeul. well, i cant read them :(. Finally, i was helped by a policeman to find the guesthouse. I arrived late with a very tired condition, my room was on 3rd floor and the man in the receptionist not even offered to help me with my luggage. The room is small, but luckily only me and my friend in the room. So, we are able to "move" within our luggage. The good things is the bathroom is not very small, and they provide us with bread and jam all day long.
I stayed there 2 nights. The guesthouse is a bit hard to find so make sure you get the address written down in Korean before hand. The taxi didn't know where and dropped me at a bad location, luckily M.Park was very kind and came to get me half way. He speaks good english and was very helpful. Unfortunately, the next day it was someone else at the reception with low english skills and not helpful at all. The hostel was very clean but the dorm room was tiny for 8 beds. It seems that they tried to cram as many beds as possible in there! Luckily, we were only 2 people when I stayed there but I wonder how it is when the dorm is full, if you are a bit fat there is no way you will access those 2 beds in the back, seriously! The beds were very hard too, even for Korean standard. The common area is quite cold, no atmosphere. Wifi doesn't work in the room. It's a good 30 minute walk from the bus station (better to take a taxi) and 5 min from the train station. Maybe there are some places a bit closer to stay.
My stay at Gyeongju Tour Guesthouse was good. I stayed in a 4-bed female dorm room and it was clean and comfortable with enough space for luggage and numerous outlets.The bed mattress was hard (which, I think, is normal in Korea) but I didn't have a hard time sleeping at all because the comforters were soft. The room had its own bathroom, which was convenient. However, the walls are quite thin so the noise from the adjacent rooms can be heard but it wasn't a problem during my stay because there aren't many guests that time and even so, the guests were polite enough not to make too much noise.
The common area was big and the kitchen had two sinks and two stoves so two people can simultaneously cook and wash dishes. Breakfast was adequate. Wi-fi connection was good too (it even reached my room). The staff were nice and helpful. The location downtown was good. It's close to the train station, the tourist information, the bus stop, the market, the post office, and the landmarks but it's in a quiet area. Some local maps posted in the common area were only in Korean but I guess you can always just ask the staff about it.
Altogether, I had no problems staying at Gyeongju Tour Guesthouse so I'll definitely recommend this to my friends.
Three nights here in late Sept 2014. Easy to find - close to train station. Nice rooms - good bathroom with lots of hot water. Simple but adequate breakfast each morning. Wifi is good. We rented bikes and rode around town - $5 cdn for a day rental. Stay here - it's very good and great location.