This flat is exactly located in Dongdaemun shopping area, the huge mecca of shopping in Korea, you can experience Seoul for 24 hour around the flat. Subway (3 lines) and bus stops are located right next to the flat, (1 min walk), we can say it’s the most convenient place for those who prefers public transportation in Seoul.
1. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION -
- Subway : Dongdaemun history and culture park station is located within 1 min walk, (100 meter) it’s a junction of green line (no.2), blue line (no.4), purple line (no.5), which will enable you to go anywhere without hassle.
- Airport limousine bus : Airport bus stop is also within 1 minute walk, (80 meter) , for both Gimpo / Incheon airport buses.
- Taxi : You can get taxis in the area easily. Seoul is like New York, in that you always find taxis on the road, and thankfully don't need to call for them.
2. THE AREA -
This flat is located exactly in Dongdaemun shopping town.
Dongdaemun market - 100m (1 min by walk)
Daehangno (Hyehwa) - 1.5Km (5 min by taxi)
Myeongdong, Changgyunggung, Changdeokgung, Jongmyo, Namsan - 2Km (5~10 min by taxi)
Gyeongbokgung - 2.5Km (10 min by taxi)
Itaewon - 4.5Km (10 ~15 min by taxi)
Gangnam station - 8.5Km (20 ~25 min by taxi)
3. FACILITIES -
* 1 Queen size bed & 1 single mattresses upon request for additional 3rd guests
* 23" Samsung LED TV with 128 cable channels
* Wireless internet
* Complimentary one bottle of drinking water
* Washing machine with dryer
* Gas stove
* Table and chairs
* Air conditioner for Summer - this is not for heating
* Floor heating system (Boiler)
* Kitchen utensils, pots, pan, mugs, dinner set
* Clean towels & Shampoo & Body cleanser & Toilet paper
* Hair Dryer
* Bathroom (no share)
* Vacumm cleaner
* Door lock
* Dress closet
* Guidebook for the apartment
Any other extras can be checked with before placing your booking. This is a functioning household and we can attend to your requests if not guide you to where they would be available.
4. SAFETY -
It is a safe area, almost always crowded, but it’s just a shopping area and famous tourist attraction, not a adult entertainment establishment. There are 30 CCTVs in a building with 24 hour security guard.
5. PRICES and OCCUPANCY -
$54 per night for single occupancy
Add $10 for a second guest. Exceptions can be made depending on schedule, and space or size of guest :) like kids under age 3.
**prices are subject to seasonal change and inclusive of all utility bills like electricity, water, gas, wifi.
6. CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT -
Check-In Time After 02:00 PM
Check-Out Time Before 11:00 AM
While early check-ins & outs ** are not encouraged, we can work with your schedule to make something work. If you want to confirm early check-in & out in advance, we can arrange with nominal fee of USD 25 for each, to block one more date for you. Please let us know if you have any special requirements before you place a booking. We understand you have early morning flights into Seoul, so we can work it out.
** Please note: Earlier check ins and late check outs require an additional fee of USD 25 to block the dates in advance
Q. What other languages do you speak?
A. I can speak Korean, English, Mandarin Chinese, I’m a traveler myself. Mostly out of town but my family will assist you in my absence.
Q. Do I pay anything when I check-in?
A. The payment goes through the secure Airbnb website which is released to me one day after you check in. They accept paypal, Credit cards, Debit cards and other major forms of payment types.
Q. Is the area safe?
A. Seoul has an active night-life but the area is safe, and there are many cops patrolling the area. And the building itself has 24 hour security guard with 30 CCTVs working.
Having said that, the house has never had any break-ins. Ensure the house is locked before you step out and just maintain a low profile while out late night as you would in any foreign land.
Q. Do I have to leave a review?
A. You will feel comfortable and secure reading previous previews from my guest which will give you the absolute unbiased truth of their experience and what you can expect. I would love to receive your feedback to improve and of course praise for a job well-done.
We appreciate your good words. You will be left a review upon check out.
Thank you for your interest in my rental. Whatever be your requirement, message me, and I will see if I can accommodate your requests. I look forward to your inquiry, and accommodating you during your visit to Seoul.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$390 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1600 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Lauren's place is very convenient, less than 1 minute from the station! The room is clean. I enjoyed my stay.
Lauren's apartment is really tidy and well-equipped with everything we need. It is in a great location with easy access to many places, and is definitely ideal for any travelers.
However, we had a problem with the floor heating as when you sleep on the floor with the mattress Lauren provided during winter, you would get hotter and hotter over night. But if you turned off the heating, it would get too cold. So, I would recommend at most 2 people to stay during winter times.
It was our 1st visit to Seoul and Lauren made it so easy for us to get there and find it . I must say Lauren's place is the best ! The location to and from the airport , subway , restaurants and shopping is amazingly convenient . The apartment is clean , everything works and Lauren is quick to respond to our SOS . I will definitely stay there again . Thank you Lauren .
This cozy abode is all about the location. It was excellent - near subway, plentiful restaurants and shopping malls. Lotte Fittin a new mall on the same side of the road as the apartment is worth repeated visits. The floor heating keeps the room nice and toasty during our 6 days stay in winter. The water heater works wonderfully - with no long waits for the water to warm up. Lauren gives very clear instruction about how to work the machines in the room. Lauren's place is clean, safe and accessible . Will definitely stay at one of her rental apartments when we visit seoul again.
Best place to stay in Seoul. Place was as described and was very clean and very convenient since the airport limo bus stop is almost in front of the building and close to subway station. If you want to shop then this is the place for you since it is just a stone throw away from giant shopping malls that are open all night. Food is not a problem because there are restaurants and food courts that are closed by. Lauren was a great host who gave us very detailed instructions on how to get to the place and how to use the appliances in the apartment. Highly recommend this place.
This is my first online review and I m happy to have stayed at Lauren's lodging . Her place was very accessible by subway and her instructions were very clear. There was no need to trouble her at all. She was very patient in handling my queries as it was my first experience with airbnb. She was also professional and helpful in attending to us via email. Her place is very clean and well maintained. Three of us stayed at her cosy place. My mum who slept on the extra bedding found the futon comfy enough . Perhaps it would also be good to have a foldable sofa bed doubling up as a chair, no lack or eateries near her place . Paris baguette round the corner on the side street next to her building. Two two fired chicken next door and a mini convenient store just below her apt. We would definitely choose to stay with her again .
My husband and I stayed at the apartment conveniently located near the Dongdaemun History and Cultural Subway Station.
It was our first trip to Seoul so I emailed Lauren for directions which she provided clearly with Pictures detailing as well!!
The airport bus stop was just a 2 minutes walk away. It was a relatively "flat" road so lugging your luggage is not an issue.
Shopping malls like Doota were just a short walk away. There will be many night street stalls after 10pm on most nights. As the apartment is close by, you do not need to worry much.
Another plus point: Lotte Fitin Mall and 2 convenience stores were just next door. There is a subway exit linked to Lotte Fitin so you do not need to climb up a few flights of stairs. You can also claim your tax refund there and skip the queue at Doota.
Food is also easily accessible. There is a "twotwo" fried chicken just downstairs and they do delivery as well.
The post office was also nearby if you needed to post items back home.
It was a relatively safe neighbourhood. You could see police patrolling occasionally and there is a tourist information booth nearby as well.
The apartment was clean and neat and exactly what you see in the pictures. We like that it was a cosy place and high enough for the noise to not affect you while you sleep. Lauren provided hair dryer and an extra pillow as well. We had a hard time understanding the whole recycling process especially when there was no bin labelled for "paper". For paper products, we followed other neighbours and dump them across the street. Otherwise, most of the time, we followed what others did and dump them accordingly.
Lauren provided the location, maps and guides/instructions on how to use the air con, washing machine, etc before our visit and also left a copy in the apartment.
Lauren was very helpful for my poor English when i booked her room by air-bnb. Her room was everything perfect! clean, comfortable, near the station and some major shopping builddings. It was my first using air-bnb, it became my wonderful experience. Thank you!
Lauren's apartment is a good place in a great location; easy access to and from airport, near the subway station, near the mall and place to eat.
Lauren is very helpful. She gave clear and detail instructions and quick responds to all my queries. Definitely will stay again in her place the next time I come back to Seoul.