Apkujong Room A - Heart of Seoul

Apartment - Private room · Seoul, 135-110, South Korea

The Space

Room A is one of the two bedrooms available for homestay in our house and has two single beds. It can house two persons on beds
and is equipped with an air conditioner. Wireless internet is available within the entire house. We have a common bathroom shared with Room B, a dining table and a very spacious living room which is equipped with a powerful audio/visual system.

With our house located in the heart of Seoul, the guests can enjoy easy access to every part of the Seoul metropolitan area by using very efficient mass transport system: taxi, bus and subway. In addition to many tourist attractions like ancient palaces and shopping centers, the guests can also enjoy such leisure sports as walking, jogging, cycling, water-skiing and yachting since the Han River runs just behind our house. There is a large river-side park where the visitors can enjoy a water show from a bridge in the evening.

One of the things that make our place unique is the Garosu-gil (tree-lined street) in my neighborhood. It is a trendy street for various restaurants, cosy cafes, glorious boutiques, polychrome decorations, distinct galleries and exotic clubs. Garosu-gil, with so many visitors from both home and abroad, is so globalized that no language and cultural barriers exist either. The guest deserves to visit this unique place once.

For transportation from the Incheon International Airport to our house, the guest can take the airport limousine No.6006 to a bus stop in front of the Galleria Department Store in Apkujong-dong. It takes more or less one hour. From the bus stop, our house is less than 5 minutes away on foot. The apartment building is right behind the department store and it is very easy to find.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $310 /week
Monthly Price: $950 /month
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 3:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I couldn't be any happier for choosing this place to stay! Mr. and Mrs. Cha were always poised to help me with everything. They have city guides and subway maps, and even said that I could call or message them in case I'm lost or need any help while going out in Seoul. The place is really near subway station and bus station, so it was easy to get from Incheon airport and to go anywhere. It was my first time traveling out of my country and I was really scared but I can say that staying there made my trip easier, safer and really great. Me and my family are thankful for all the kindness and support from Cha's family. In conclusion, Cha's place was the best choice I could ever make!

    April 2014
  • In need of shelter for my 24 hour visit to Seoul, I reached out to Taeshik and his wife for their room accommodation back in January of 2014. Upon arrival - which by the way was incredibly easy to get to from Incheon airport - I was greeted warmly and introduced to their day to day life in Korea. I highly recommend this residence as it is clean, close to everything in gangnam, and the hosts are always willing to help you with any questions you may have.

    March 2014
  • it was very excellent!! first of all, location was amazing!
    very clean and very nice atmosphere!
    the boss was so kind and trying to not bother me while i stay there
    and actually no need to serve breakfast but she really chose to serve and make sure i wont go out with empty stomach...
    last day she called a taxi for me cuz i had big suit case
    it was great experience with them
    i already mentioned to her if i visit korea again, i defenitely book her place again

    March 2014
    Response from TaeShik:

    Thank you very much for your compliments but my wife and I are personally not happy because you gave us just several minutes to talk with each other as you were so busy. At first sight, we noticed you are a nice and open-minded lady and it will be a great pleasure to have conversations with you. Unless you promise to give us more time to talk to you on your next visit, we won't accept you. Do you agree?

  • The location was great. And close to bus & subway sation. Mr Cha and his wife are so kind. Very cozy and warm. Even my 25 months old son made big noise..they love my son. And they are kind of professional Air bnb host, coz they have many experience about guest. You'll be happy if you enter their house.

    December 2013
  • I found my new home in Korea! Mr. and Mrs. Cha were wonderful hosts and it was such a pleasure to get to know Mrs. Cha over breakfast every morning. The location was just perfect as everyone in Seoul seemed to know exactly where this apartment was (email hidden)ry convenient for visitors like me as Seoul is very dense and not every place is as easy to find. Unfortunately I didn't get to do much shopping and socializing while in the city as I was there on business, but I saw many great options in the area. It's definitely perfect for any visitors!! I moved to my cousin's house the last few days of my trip, but went back to Mr. and Mrs. Cha's house for dinner the night before I left Korea. Mrs. Cha cooked yummy bibimbap and Korean pancake! I know I'm definitely going back to the Cha family's place next time I'm in Seoul. I already miss them so much! Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Cha. Looking forward to seeing you again. Please call me when you're in California so I can show you around!

    November 2013
    Response from TaeShik:

    Thanks for all the wonderful stories about what you have done for so many people in need. They've impressed my wife and me a lot.

  • Отличное пребывание в доме у мистера и миссис Ча.
    Даже находясь за тысячи километров от дома и в чужой стране, не чувствуешь себя одинокой в доме мистера и миссис Ча. Уютная комната со всем необходимым для комфортного пребывания. Спасибо мистеру Ча за помощь по ориентации в городе и в деталях по передвижению по метро. Прекрасные завтраки которые готовила миссис Ча. Дом расположен в центре Сеула района Акпуджонг Родео, рядом находиться станция метро, удобно добираться до достопримечательностей, а также много магазинов.
    Great stay at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cha.
    Even being thousands of miles from home in a foreign country, do not feel alone in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cha. Comfortable room with all facilities for a comfortable stay. Thank you Mr. Cha for help in orientation in the city and on the details of the movement on the subway. Lovely breakfasts are cooked Mrs Cha. The house is located in the center of Seoul District Akpujong Rodeo, located near a metro station, easy access to attractions as well as many shops.

    October 2013
  • Mr and Mrs Cha were amazing hosts! The apartment and room are spotlessly clean and very comfortable. There is a metro station only 1 minute walk away making this an excellent place to explore Seoul from. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful and the traditional meal I shared with the Cha's was excellent. Both Mr and Mrs Cha gave me advice on where to go and what to see which was helpful. Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Cha, you made my stay in Seoul very enjoyable!

    October 2013
  • What a privilege to spend time in Seoul with such caring hosts. I was made so welcome and nothing was too much trouble.

    The room was spotless and next door to my bathroom (which was very convenient and which I would have shared had there been another guest). The bed is comfortable but very firm and the room a good size.

    On my first morning Mr Cha even came with me to the COEX building for my conference so I would know where to go and which busses to take.

    I would love to return and spend more time in this incredible city and with my new friends the Cha's - who are really so caring they should be considered family :-)

    I had delicious fruit for breakfast every morning (which is what i wanted. Had I wanted something else it would have been provided). Mrs Cha made beautiful sticky rice balls for when I arrived as it was late and I was tired and didn't want to have to go out to find something to eat.

    On my last night I was invited to dinner but sadly already had plans so we had drinks before I left for the airport - which was served with yummy food too.

    The Cha's are very accommodating. My return flight was at 00.45. Mr Cha found out the airport bus times for me, I was able to leave all my luggage with them until I went to the airport and they also helped me to the bus stop with all my luggage.

    I did read the reviews already left before I booked - and I have to say they are accurate.

    I feel so lucky to have stayed with them, and hope I can return the favour if they come to the UK. If I'm able to go back to Korea I already know where I'm staying!

    October 2013
  • The TaeShik Cha family are the most gracious hosts.

    Very kind and friendly. They made me feel right at home.
    The apartment is very central and close to everything. The entire family made me feel that i have come to spend time with my relatives in Seoul.

    modeun jusyeoseo gamsahabnida

    July 2013
    Response from TaeShik:

    Thanks a lot for the compliments, which we don't deserve. We wish you all the best in the future.

  • The Cha family were wonderful hosts.

    July 2013
    Response from TaeShik:

    Thanks. We wish you all the best.

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Retired from overseas business development manager of a leading construction firm in Seoul. While in work, I stayed in Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia for about 18 years. Now I am participating in the Koreastay program launched by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) as a homestay host. The KTO License No. is KTO-11-0188.
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