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Byul Bed Busan | A Leisurely Cafe Overlooking Gwangalli Beach

Relax At A Cafe Operated By Hotel1 In Busan. You Will Have a Spectacular View Of Gwangan Bridge And Gwangalli Beach At Byul Bed.

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10 months ago

view of gwangalli beach and Gwangan Bridge from byul bed in Busan, Korea

Busan's most famous beaches are Haeundae and Gwangalli. Some people may find Haeundae a bit too busy or loud, so tend to prefer the laid back atmosphere of Gwangalli.

At night with Gwangan Bridge lit up, it can also have a very romantic vibe.

Today we will introduce Byul Bed (별침대), a cafe operated by Hotel1, with a view of Gwangan Bridge and Gwanglli beach. Keep reading if you want to learn more about our experience here.

Overall it was a wonderful place to relax and overlook the coast.


INFORMATION


Address: 부산 수영구 광안해변로 203
203 Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Gwangan 2(i)-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan

Hours: 10:00-00:00

Price: ₩11,800/person

Note: Those under the age of 13 are unable to enter, non-Hotel1 guests are limited to the first and second floors only.

Transportation: Busan Metro Line 2 Gwangan Station (광안역), Exit 5. Walk towards the beach for about 10 minutes, turn right when you reach the coast and you will see Byul Bed next to a convenience store, Mini Stop.

gwangan bridge from gwangalli beach in Busan, South Korea

A perk of Byul Bed is that it is located right on the coast by Gwangalli Beach. 

We think the idea of a hotel running a cafe is a novel and clever idea.

It is a multi-use space where many people can come to relax and enjoy various amenities like the self-service bar. This way the general public can also enjoy this space and not just hotel guests.

byul bed building view from street at busan south korea

byul bed sign in light blue and building with paneled windows in busan, korea

As you walk along the coast of Gwangalli Beach you will find a building with light blue signs and glass paneled windows. That is when you know you have reached Byul Bed.

welcome sign by entrance of byul bed in busan south korea

shoe cabinets at byul bed in busan south korea

indoor slippers available for purchase at byul bed busan south korea

You will need to take off your shoes when you enter. There are cabinets available to store your shoes by the front entrance on the left. Indoor slippers are available to purchase for ₩700.

Slipper purchase is separate from the ₩11,800 fee.

first floor interior style of byul bed in busan south korea

The service at Byul Bed is excellent.

The first-floor lobby is split into a self-service bar and seating area. When you enter there is a receptionist that will ask if you are a Hotel1 guest, if not they will assist you with the self-service bar checkout.

self service bar offerings of fruit, cereals, and snacks at byul bed in busan south korea

drink options like coffee, coca cola products, and flavorings at byul bed's self service bar in Busan south korea

Included in the ₩11,800 fee, is unlimited access to the food at the self-service bar. This area is also used for the breakfast service for hotel guests, so there is a decent assortment to choose from.

We admit the price is not particularly cheap, but we feel the fact that you can relax while watching the ocean makes up for it. Also, there is no time limit to how long you can stay.

Once you pay, you will be given a tray with a paper container and cup.

There was a wide selection of drinks to choose from. Anything from Coca-cola products, to coffees and teas. There were also various syrups for flavoring available. You can even enjoy freshly squeezed juice or milk.

tub of instant cup ramens, microwave and hot water dispenser at byul bed in busan south korea

While most of the items are unlimited, the instant cup ramens were an additional ₩2,000.

cereals and snacks offered at self service bar or byul bed in busan south korea

close up image of bowls of snacks offered at self service bar at byul bed in busan south korea

You can choose from a variety of snacks, cereals, and toast.

people stocking up on snacks at self- service bar at byul bed in busan south korea

juicer by tubs of oranges at byul bed in busan south korea

We found the freshly squeezed juice bar magical. There were apples and oranges available for juicing. If you are worried about hygiene, don't fret, we saw that the staff washed the fruits so they are nice and clean.

If you opt for the oranges, don't forget to peel them before juicing. Don't be dumb like us, and just toss the whole orange in...

pressing freshly squeezed orange juice at byul bed in busan south korea

After gathering your food, you can find a seat (or find a seat before gathering food, whatever you are comfortable with). We will first introduce the seating area on the first floor.

view from first floor of byul bed in busan south korea

The first-floor seating area is not very big (about 20 seats). The seating area was arranged by rows, the first row of seating is a series of recliners by the window, so you can lean back and enjoy the view.

The second and third rows are elevated like stairs, so if you don't snag a seat in the first row you won't be stuck staring at the back of someone else's head.

rows of seating, with recliner chairs in front on first floor of byul bed in busan south korea

recliner chairs and view from first floor of byul bed in busan, south korea

Spend some leisurely time overlooking the beach. Bask in the sunlight or open a window for a slight breeze.

windows and view of gwangalli beach from byul bed in busan, south korea

overlooking view of self-service bar and cashier of byul bed in busan south korea

We think the best part of Byul Bed is actually on the second floor. We recommend you save a seat on the second floor before helping yourself to the self-service bar.

entrance of second floor of byul bed in busan south korea

layout of seating style of second floor of byul bed in busan south korea

The second floor has floor-to-ceiling windows so you have a great view of Gwangan Bridge and Gwangalli Beach. Similar to the seating arrangement of the first floor there are a series of rows. 

You get a great view from anywhere so don't worry too much about finding the "perfect" spot.

The overall atmosphere is very nice, the pale tone is comforting.

Although our pictures may seem dark, the whole place was actually quite bright from the natural lighting. But not to worry, nothing was too glaring.

view of gwangan bridge from second floor of byul bed in busan south korea

You can really take in the whole view from the second floor.

There were plug-in sockets available, if you do not have a plug that is compatible with 220v, there are USB outlets as well.

view of gwangan bridge and ocean with boats from second floor of byul bed in busan south korea

view from second floor seating area of byul bed in busan south korea

We sat in the back where there were seats without legs. They were actually very comfortable and you can stretch out your legs.

seating area with hammocks of second floor of byul bed in busan south korea

mac computers on second floor of byul bed in busan south korea

There is also a computer area. But all of them were Mac, and we were unfamiliar with them so did not try it out. If you are also uncomfortable using Mac but need computer access for business, you can ask a staff member for help.

seating with wall plug in sockets on second floor of byul bed in busan south korea

Although there wasn't anything too spectacular about the food (very typical hotel continental breakfast style), what was killer about Byul Bed was the view.

We found the highlight of this place was the unforgettable scenery of Gwangalli Beach and Gwangan Bridge.

If you enjoyed our review, why not come here and marvel at the view for yourself. You too can leave with some pretty awesome photos.

two people carrying trays of food to seats at byul bed in busan south korea

Finally, we would like to remind you all that anyone under the age of 13 is not permitted and non-Hotel1 guests are limited to the first and second floors.

If you wish to see the other floors or their famous Sky Stairs (located on the rooftop) we recommend you consider staying at Hotel1 in Busan.

Even the rooms at Hotel1 have a view of Gwangan Bridge and Gwangalli Beach.

collections of photos taken on roof top sky stairs at hotel1 in busan south koreaByul Bed Rooftop Views


Thank you so much. We hope you all enjoyed our review of this cafe operated by Hotel1 in Busan, South Korea.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns in the comments below!


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