About KoRoot Guest House (


KoRoot Guest House was founded in July 2003 to help returning Korean adoptees to resolve the challenges faced in Korea by providing them with accommodation and assistance for family search orientation, interpretation, and providing information to ease them while they are staying in Korea. 

We have four types of rooms: a women’s dormitory, a men’s dormitory, a couples room and a family room. Couples have the priority for the couples room and families have a priority for the family room. If the family room is not otherwise occupied, it may be used as a dormitory. 

Amenities includes: Air conditioning, daily breakfast, shared kitchen, shared bath, a commons room, free WIFI and a flat screen tv, linen included, outdoor garden/balcony, towels.


This Green oasis inn is a kind of homebase and starting point into the country for me. Mrs.Kong, Pastor Kim and Changseon give me a familiar feeling and make me feel welcome anytime. I enjoy meeting nice and interesting people from all over the world with who you can exchange feelings, thoughts, or just hang out.

- Hubert Choong-Ho Bockmair(Germany) 

KoRoot is a special place. It is a place of comfort, of support, a space to just Be. And we do not need to explain our existence. It is a palce of connection, despite our separation from out birth country.

- Kate Gjerde (US)


House Rule



  • Bedsheets should be changed once a week by yourself (clean sheets are in the cabinet upstairs).
  • You must check out by NOON.
  • Before you leave, please take your used sheets to the laundry room and clean out your room.


|Food and Kitchen

  • Please do not use the kitchen after 11 PM.
  • Breakfast: 6 AM - 11 AM (self-serve). Please KEEP this schedule.
  • After eating, please clean up after meals.
  • Lunch: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Mon - Fri).
  • Food delivery: Please order no later than 8 PM (pizza, fried chicken, etc). After finishing delivery food    (e.g. Chinese food),
  • please WASH the bowl and take it OUTSIDE of the main gate for pickup.
  • Refrigerator: You may eat or drink any items EXCEPT the belongings of other guests (usually labeled).
  • The kitchen may be used for simple dishes only (e.g. microwave).
  • If you want to use other kitchen equipment, please let a house manager know, and clean up after you're done.
  • You may use any food, dishes or cups EXCEPT those labeled as PRIVATE.



  • Please do NOT take a shower between 11 PM - 5 AM.
  • Towels are available in a wooden closet in the upstairs lounge. Please use the towel more than ONCE    before laundering it (for the environment and energy cost savings).


|Laundry Room

  • Please do NOT launder after 11 PM (Other guests need to sleep!).
  • Washing machine \ 2,000 KRW + dryer \ 2,000 KRW. Please pay staff before using.
  • Instructions are posted above the machines.
  • Detergent is provided.
  • You may use the drying racks in the laundry room.

|Additional Notes

  • Payment: Please pay the fee between 10 AM - 6 PM (Mon - Fri).
  • Please keep your area clean.
  • NO smoking inside the house.
  • You may smoke OUTSIDE or on the upstairs balcony. Please use the ashtrays and dispose of cigarette butts in the small plastic bin placed outside.
  • Garbage: Take out full garbage bags and bring them to the ground floor to be sorted and disposed of.
  • International telephone cards: These are available for purchase from the staff; just ask!
  • If you are the last person to go to sleep, please turn off the computer, lights, TV and air conditioner.
  • If you need to store your luggage, please ask staff.
  • Do NOT leave your belongings out when you leave. We cannot take responsibility for lost items.
  • While KoRoot is usually a safe place from theft, you are welcome to ask staff to keep your valuables.
  • KoRoot is working towards making our visitors stay all the more comfortable.
  • The following rules were made to keep everyone's stay more enjoyable.
  • If one does not keep the rules, one can be asked to leave the guesthouse.