*Local price for long term stay(more than 1 month)
My Studio is located in the center of the "Hongdae". It offers the perfect location exploring Seoul.
It is located just 9 minutes away from Hongik University Station (Line 2 and Airport Railroad Express). The best merit of my studio is that it is right next to the main street which every cafes & stores are gathered, but still my studio is very quiet for a good night sleep :)
You can check on my reviews regarding the location/service/cozyness.
It is a private studio /3rd floor/40m^2 on which 3 guests can comfortably sleep. (Maximum 4)
- A large Studio (40m2)
- Air conditioner/floor heating (Traditional Korean style)
- Private bathroom (24 hour hot water)
- Private kitchen with utilities (Dishes, Spoon, Fork, Chopticks, Cups, Wine Glass, Microwave, Electric Kettle etc.)
- Queen size bed / Sofa bed
- Heated floors (Traditional Korean style: “On-dol”)
- Private washer
- Air conditioner
- Free High speed Internet / Wireless
- Clean linens & towels
- Shampoo & Body wash
- Table & Chairs
- Oven & toaster
- Hair dryer
- Vacuum cleaner
- Electric kettle
- Electronic secure number lock
- Water/Cookies/Fresh fruits provided
- [Check-in/out time]
* Check-in: After 3PM (Flexible by request)
* Check-out: Before 11AM (Flexible by request)
** 45 minutes (Incheon International Airport: Airport Railroad Express / Airport Limousine Bus)
** 9 minutes (Hongik Univ. Station by foot: Line 2 & Airport Railroad Express)
** 10 – 15 minutes (Within close distance to Yonsei Univ. & Ewha Univ. by bus/subway)
** Various cafes & restaurants & clubs & live cafes & fancy stores are in 10-15 distance from my studio!
** Perfect location from major touring spots!
Seoul City Hall (8 min) by metro
Myong-dong area (10 min) by metro
Dong-dae-moon (15 min) by metro
Itaewon (20 min) by metro
Gang-nam street (30 min) by metro
Shin-sa dong (30 min) by metro
Lotte world (30 min) by metro
Samsung Station (COEX mall) (40 min) by metro
Here I am ready to answer any questions and help not only about your stay, but also with touring all Korea! I have served a lot of couple guests, friends, and families throughout this year. I would like to offer a sincere support to my guests and let them stay as they were at home!
FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME WITH ANY KINDS OF QUESTIONS! =)
**There are special price for long-term stay and students as well.
we had a nice stay at Joshua's studio which in a super great location, the apartment is quite at night even there are many restaurant and bar around. although there is no lift, it's still ok for girls to take baggage up the stairs. Joshua is so thoughtful to make the room clean and tidy.
Firstly, I would like to thank Joshua for being such a wonderful host. He answered all my queries and even provided maps for us! He was also very patient and gave super clear instructions. To be honest, we were slightly disappointed with the house at first as it was in a rather old and dodgy building (with no stairs). The room is small but it is perfect for two!
The best part of this apartment is the AWESOME LOCATION. If you are looking to experience Hongdae to her fullest, this is the place. Though it is just a minute walk (or even less) to the clubs and countless shopping and eateries, the place is really quiet. Just down the street is the famous cake shop, Peony. (amazing strawberry shortcake) Also, it is very near Hapjeong Station (walking distance). So for all those YG fans, the building is rather close by. Also, Hongik Uni Station is also quite close and it connects you to many other places in Seoul. (straight line to Gangnam)
The apartment itself is really clean and tidy. It really felt as though we were living in our rooms. Appliance works fine and Joshua even provided us tape for our boxes!
This place is definitely for you if you want to experience and immerse yourself in the Hongdae culture. The only downside was that there was no lifts so we had to use the old-fashion way (stairs....)
But apart from all that, it was definitely an enjoyable experience staying at Joshua cosy house!
Thanks for the wonderful review. I know the best part for my studio is first location, and the clean and tidy room. Also the outside building is a classic red brick building so people can feel the 90s of Seoul as well ^^
I'm glad you tasted 'Peony', (also my favorite place with delicious strawberry cake). Hope to meet in the near future !
Joshua was a thoughtful host who didn't mind going out of his way to help us. As we were unable to communicate in Korean, he readily agreed to help us order food delivery at night. More importantly, the apartment was clean and cosy, with heater to keep us warm at home. It is equipped with everything we needed as well. We truly enjoyed our stay in the apartment.
Joshua made us feel very welcome, with many detailed instructions about the apartment and information about seoul. The apartment is In the best location to explore hongdae and close to the metro. When I asked Joshua a question he replied straight away! Would definitely recommend this apartment.
Joshua was a very good host who provided all of my the essentials for a great stay in Seoul. His studio is located in the middle of Hongdae, the capital of hip cafe culture and nightlife in Seoul. It's a 10 minute walk of almost every bar, restaurant, or club you'd be interested in, but set back from the main strip enough that it's quiet after 10pm. So location wise, it really couldn't be better.
As far as the actual accommodation goes, Joshua's studio is comfortable for 1-2 people. It's a small place (maybe a bit smaller than it seems in the pictures, but not much), and offers a kitchen with washer and a single bathroom. More than enough space for a home base.
One of my favorite parts of my stay in Joshua's studio was his little manual. It clearly guided me through the process of checking in and spending my time at the apt. Very clear and through, and very much appreciated!
As far as negatives go, there we're very few! One thing to note to is the bed quality. Coming from a Western background, I found the bed to be uncomfortable (you can feel the springs on your back). I also wasn't crazy about the lack of natural sunlight in the studio, but this wasn't much of an issue (as I spent most of my days outside anyway!).
Overall, it was a great stay. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to experience the excitement and vibrancy that is Hongdae! :)
Joshua was very helpful in providing information and directions! Location of his apartment is very convenient and away from the noisy streets
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Hey, I'm Joshua. I worked as Guest Coordinator in Washington DC for 4 months offering short-term housing for government agencies. Now I'm back in Seoul, S.Korea trying to apply my experiences to people coming into Seoul from overseas.
I will be coordinating short-term housing issues for people visiting Seoul, specifically in 'Hongdae Area', and will be taking care of other concerns as well.
I am currently working in a HR consulting company as an intern in Seoul for the Winter Vacation. I am also a Senior in Handong Global University. I used to live in Northern Island, Hungary, United States and traveled over 23 countries around the world. I love interacting with foreigners, sharing cultures and listening to them. I would happily give people assistance who need help and introduce the most interesting city, Seoul, as well.
Feel free to contact me and I will kindly respond!
Take care :)