Itaewon - Private Entire Flat #302

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Usadan-ro 4-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-201, South Korea

Want to stay at great location with easy access to subway in the middle of Itaewon, the heart of night life in Seoul?
The house is next to the Itaewon Subway Station(5min by walk), ideally situated between Gangnam and Myungdong and Dongdaemoon.

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Want to stay at great location with easy access to subway in the middle of Itaewon, the heart of night life in Seoul?

The house is next to the Itaewon Subway Station(5min by walk), ideally situated between Gangnam and Myungdong and Dongdaemoon.The entire flat is at your exclusive use. 3rd floor, A 23 sq m. comfortable,clean, private one bedroom with private bathroom (shower), hot water 24/hours, separate kitchen with cooking facilities, fridge, air conditioning, Internet WI-fi,1 Queen size bed. We provide sheets and towels. Our neighborhood is quiet and absolutely safe.

ITAEWON : The Global Community in Seoul: Global Fashions and Foods

Itaewon is a unique place in Seoul where one can meet people of diverse nationalities and cultures. There is a popular joke saying that international residents may not know Seoul, but they know Itaewon. Seoul even designated Itaewon as its first ‘Special Tourism District,’ to highlight it as a destination for internationals to enjoy a diversity of culture, shopping, and entertainment experiences.

Itaewon is in the middle of Yongsan-gu, which borders the northern part of the Hangang River. It is also close to Seoul Station, Myeong-dong, and Namsan Mountain. The formation of this exotic and global tourism site is closely associated with modern Korean history.

In the aftermath of the Korean War, American soldiers began to stay in the Yongsan Garrison and, consequently, numerous businesses and housing complexes were formed in Yongsan. In preparation for international meetings, the Seoul Asian and Olympic Games, the government strengthened tourism infrastructures and revitalized commerce, prompting international tourists from other parts of the world (such as Japan, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, etc.) to visit Itaewon.

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.’

Local Attractions

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…..

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Mark is a true professional. Even before arriving to Seoul, he sent me a detailed description with pics explaining exactly how to get from the airport to his apartment with his contact info and apartment info.

    I found the apartment spotless clean and in great condition. The kitchen is fully stocked (not that I ate in.. Korean food is just too good), and there were fresh 5 towels waiting, one for each day I stayed there - a real treat! I've had minor problems in understanding how to open the code-lock door and turn the water heater on, but Mark was quick to respond and explain everything.

    The apartment is 5 min walk from the Itaewon party area and subway stop. Great location. There are convenient stores downstairs and the antique market on the next street.

    April 2014
  • Mark was a great host! He was easy to communicate with, was welcoming and happy to share tips and advice on Seoul, and even let us check in early! We very much enjoyed our time staying in "real" Korea as opposed to our overpriced hotel we had been in. There were adequate cooking supplies for us to prepare our breakfasts, lunches, and even a dinner or two that allowed us to save even more money. Although we didn't take advantage of it, Mark even provided access to a clothes washer. Elegant it is not, but if you're looking for a clean, affordable, and comfortable place located minutes from all the Itaewon action, this is it! Note that this is a much older building so there is a slight musty smell from the bathroom, nothing that was upsetting to us, and it is undetectable in the main room.

    February 2014
  • A great place to stay - close to transport, shops, restaurants and points of interest. Mark's map and detailed instructions were very clear and we found the apartment easily.
    The apartment is very comfortable to 2 people, we recommend it for travellers to Seoul.

    August 2013
  • We stayed at Mark's place for one week. The location was great and Mark was very responsive and accommodating. The apartment was clean and had all the essentials we needed. For this specific location, I wish there was a window but I would definitely rent from Mark again!

    Noted for travelers: I recommend bringing your own towels if you are used to the large ones.

    August 2013
  • Mark has a great flat with convenient location. I would highly recommend it!

    July 2013
  • Mark is a great host. The room has everything you need and it's in a perfect location for sightseeing and nightlife.

    July 2013
  • Had a good experience with Mark's place. Clean and quaint and RIGHT UP THE HILL from center of Itaewon!!! The 2 burner kitchen was sufficient for us to cook a little too. The washing machine upstairs was utiliarian with drying line on the roof which has a great view to enjoy as well. His co-manager Scarlett is also very helpful. I enjoyed my stay and would do it again!

    April 2013
  • A great value in Seoul. Charlotte, the property manager, was at the apartment when we arrived and explained everything; there was a handy instruction manual with all the information also. Location is great, really close to the main party street and Itaewon Metro but far enough away to be quiet and get a good night's sleep. The bed is very comfortable, the floor heating system is awesome, hot water is fantastic. The bathroom is on the small side (sitting on the toilet you could easily put your head on the sink) but it wasn't a problem for us, plenty of towels, toilet paper, etc. The apartment was clean and we really like the keypad code lock instead of carrying around keys. The only minor issues were: 1) a sometimes funky smell from the pipes in the kitchen, we just opened the window and that solved it, and 2) the walls are thin so if you have a noisy neighbor you will hear them but we were lucky and had no real noise issues. There are some excellent little Korean restaurants right outside the door and a conveniently located laundry across the street. In total, a fantastic value and good apartment. I would stay again and recommend it.

    April 2013
  • We had a great stay at this flat! The location is great if you want to be in Itaewon, right in the centre. The flat itself is just like in the photos, and suited us just fine.

    We had a couple of problems with the water (due to the really cold temperatures when we were there, I think), but as soon as we let Mark know he sorted them out right away.

    It was a shame we didn't see much of Mark, but it was a great relaxed place to stay.

    December 2012
  • fantastic place - cozy and clean!
    I spent 4 days in Seoul @ Marc's place and truly loved everything about the it. The location was convenient and as Itewon is always happening - i had not felt like i was in a residential area for a minute... Truly recommend it and would go back! Thank you Marc for your hospitality!

    October 2012
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