Welcome to the land of morning calm! Well…. not so calm these days as it is one the most “outspoken” nations in terms of IT technology, entertainment, fashion, science, sports, etc.
Where is one place you ought to visit to learn about Korea? ITAEWON is located at the heart of Seoul with many attractions (national museums, top rated restaurants, boutique shops, bars, and other night life activities) that you certainly should not miss.
DESCRIPTION/ACCOMMODATION: The property is located near the Itaewon Subway Station (10min by walk), ideally situated near Gangnam, Myungdong, and Dongdaemoon. It is a three story property with each floor as an independent unit with separate entrants. The entire flat (1st floor, unit #101) is at your exclusive use. A 40 sq m. comfortable, clean, two bedrooms, one private bathroom (shower), a kitchen with cooking facilities & living room. Some of amenities are heating, air-conditioning (for each of the rooms), hot water 24/hours, fridge, free Internet wi-fi connection, LED smartTV, and single size bed. We provide clean bed sheets and towels. All beds/blankets/pillows are wrapped in dupont tyvek/anti-allergy/anti-mite undercovers and outercovers are washed and cleaned prior to check-in.
The house is in a residential district within Itaewon. Our neighborhood is quiet and absolutely safe.
ABOUT ITAEWON: The Global Community in Seoul: Global Fashions and Foods. Itaewon typically refers to the street full of stores, restaurants, and stalls over 1.4 kilometers between Itaewon 1-dong and Hannam 2-dong in the east. Fashion shops specialize in various imported clothes, leather goods, fur goods, handbags, shoes, and antique furniture. Big and tall sizes unavailable in other areas are well-stocked, and experienced tailors offer customized clothes. Another one of Itaewon’s many draws is its diverse food culture, which features cuisine from around world. Restaurants right behind Hamilton Hotel form a type of exhibition hall for international foods from Korea, New York, London, India, Thailand, China, Greece, Pakistan, Italy, France, Mexico, Australia, and more. Unique flavors, exotic interiors, and diverse nationalities help to make Itaewon befittingly ‘the global village in Seoul.’
TOWN LOCATION: Itaewon is strategically located in the middle of Seoul, connecting the old part of town (north of Namdaemun or South Gate of Seoul) and the newly established town south of Han River or Gangnam. It is also close to Seoul Station, Myeong-dong, and Namsan Mountain.
HOW TO GET HERE: The property is located behind CROWN HOTEL and near CAPITAL HOTEL. Airport Limousine Bus Service is provided at both hotels and it takes you to and from the Incheon International Airport (bus fare is KRW15,000 per person, one-way trip). It is also situated near the Itaewon Subway Station.
- Walking Distance: War Memorial, National Museum, Seoul Central Mosque, Namsan Tower, Han Riverside Park….
- 10min by Taxi or Bus or Subway: Myeong-dong, Dongdaemoon Market, Seoul Central Station, Insa-dong, Blue House…..
- BTW, if you are into clubbing in search of hot spots around the city, please ask my cousin Simon living on the 3rd floor. He can definitely help you getting around town.
Air conditioning/heating, wifi, kitchenware provided
Towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner provided
Clean bed sheets and covers are provided. Blankets/mattress/pillows are hygienic undercovers to keep you clean and worry-free from dust and allergies. (please see photos)
Once your reservation is confirmed, I will send detailed essential information (directions, home appliance manuals, various pass-codes, etc). Thank you and look forward to seeing you!
As always a great host and perfect little nest for my needs when traveling to Korea, clean cosy little apartment and close to the main town. I love this little place like my second home now.
Its a cosey little apartment very clean and almost everything you need, i stayed twice on trips from UK to Korea and Japan and would hapily book this place again, ideal location for Itaewon!
Easy for transfer to Incheon via bus or Gimpo by Taxi is cheap.
A nice little cosy quite and secure 2 bedroom nest for anyone visiting Seoul
Great little place! :-) very convenient for getting around Seoul, Itaewon is a place a used to call home and this was a stone throw from my old home. Iteawon restaurants and bars are a few minutes walking distance and the location was ideal, easy to find with clear instructions from the host Corey, i will come back on my way home!
Corey's apt is great and very (website hidden) is located in a very interesting area "antique street" with lots of cool little stores and restaurants.
It is also close to the subway and taxis for easy in and outs.
Corey and his wife were very helpful and both speak English well.
I wish we had spent more time in Seoul as it is a fun town with lots to do.
btw.....there is a great coffee shop just down the road 3 min and the gals name is Sunny. She was very helpful with local tips and places that were a must see.
This is my 3rd airbnb experience...and I am now a firm believer of the power of this service/website.
As per previous reviews, Cory was helpful and accessible by phone. Once booked, Cory provided directions and info that were extremely helpful to non-korean speakers. He even left a Rough Guide of Seoul to assist in our sightseeing.
The place was extremely central and the surrounding area - itaewon - is experiencing a cultural resurgence of sorts.
Price was fantastic, especially considering the space has 2 bedrooms.
I definitely recommend Cory and his space. Cheers!
I agree with everything said by other reviewer. Quiet location in a maze of winding lanes, yet only 10 mins from the subway. The apartment is small but perfectly okay for all our needs. Corey's communication was first class.
This was my first Airbnb experience, as well as my first trip to Korea and it could not have gone better. There is a reason Corey's properties have great reviews - because Corey is awesome! The apartment (2br in Itaewon) was in a lovely area, a short walk to public transport (subway being the most convenient, but buses also available), yet tucked away in a quiet part of the block, which is surrounded by antique stores. It is close to the heart of Itaewon, so you are not far from great shopping and good eats, as well as necessities such as convenience stores and supermarkets.
The apartment is a very comfortable size for two people, and is well equipped with amenities and supplies. We were quite comfortable relaxing there in the evening after a long day of sightseeing, which was great! Also incredibly helpful was Corey's handbook with instructions on how to get to the apartment and using the amenities. As well as this, Corey's communication was also very good - he responded quickly with good answers and was always polite, helpful and kind.
If you need advice on what to do or where to go, feel free to contact Corey, as he and his wife are very helpful and know a lot about Seoul and Korea. I would recommend a stay in one of Corey's properties without hesitation.
Great little apartment in prime location. Nightlife of Itaewon isn't really my thing but centrally located and close to subway. Super clean and has all you need for a short stay.
The first eMail contact with Corey was very friendly and i think we understood each other very well. After booking the rooms, I had to change and shorten our stay shorter at his home. Happily he was very comprehensive and it worked out without any complication!
He send us a handbook which explains very well how to get to their home, and how to live in the house. Next to the booklet Corey, was always reachable by phone. He gave us a few tips and idea where to go and what places to visit. Even tough we couldn't meet I was sure to be in good hand (or in a good home). :-)
The home is very cozy, careful decorated and comfortable. Actually it's well represented in the pictures. We completely felt at home for 10days. All basic utensil were available and clean, we missed nothing. The neighborhood was indeed very quiet and calm, even tough we were located less than 10minutes away from the subway station and where the nightlife lasts until late at night. I couldn't hear any noise at night. Itaewon is such a perfect location, at the heart of Seoul. I would definitely come back to Itaewon and Corey's home :)
This is a lovely place to stay in Seoul. It's in a great location, near a subway station and many restaurants. It is, however, a very touristy party of town.
The apartment itself is very comfortable and has everything you'd want while in Seoul. I would definitely stay here again if I return to Seoul.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.