My place is situated in a plum location of Seoul and has easiest means of access to all tourist attractions by such mass transport systems as subways, buses and taxis. We will heartily welcome if you choose to come and help you to enjoy your trip!
Room B is a 12M2 bedroom available for homestay in my apartment house. It has a double bed and can house two persons. The room is equipped with an air conditioner. Wireless internet is available within the entire house. We have a common bathroom shared with Room A, a dining table and a very spacious living room which is equipped with a powerful audio/visual system.
A. From Incheon International Airport:
At the terminal building, the guest can take the airport shuttle bus No.6006 to a bus stop in front of the Galleria Department Store in Apgujeong-dong. It takes more or less one hour and costs KRW10,000. From the Galleria bus stop, my house is less than 5 minutes away on foot. My apartment building is right behind the department store. The detail address will be given after reservation is confirmed.
B. From Gimpo International Airport
1. By subway:
Take either express or non-express train of the Subway Line No.9 at the airport, transfer to No.7 at Express Bus Turminal station, transfer again to Bundang Subway Line (yellow (email hidden) Office Station. And then, when the Bundang Subway reaches ApgujeongRodeo Station, take off and get out of Exit No. 1, from where my house is within a couple of minutes walk. The subway will
cost you about KRW2,000(USD2). Once you get out of the exit, you can see Units 52 & 53 of Hanyang Apartment between two Galleria Department Store buildings and behind these two units is my unit 51.
2. By airport shuttle bus:
At the airport, take the shuttle bus No. 6104 and come to the City Air Termial in downtown area and take a taxi to my house. The fare of airport shuttle, which operates every 30 minutes, is KRW7,000 ($7) per person and the 10-minute taxi ride up to my place will cost about KRW4,000-6,000 ($4-6).
Meantime, the exact address of my house will be given after reservation is confirmed.
Interaction with Guests
Either myself or my wife will be available most of the times for interaction with guests. Sometimes we would have meals together at either home or outside restaurants and go on mountain climbing or travel to tourist spots.
With my house in the plum location of Seoul, the guests can enjoy easy access to every part of the Seoul metropolitan area by using super efficient mass transport systems: Stops for taxis and buses and a subway station are within a couple of minutes walk. In addition to many tourist attractions like ancient palaces, greeneries 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 my 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 my place unique is the Garosu-gil (tree-lined street) in my neighborhood. It is a trendy street for various restaurants, cozy 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 there. The guest deserves to visit this unique place once.
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Other Things to Note
Both bus trips from Incheon and Gimpo airports to my place are almost non-stop ones with only a few stops in between.
Neither pets nor smoking is allowed within the house.
Mr. Cha and his wife were very nice and I am happy that met with them. They helped me a lot what I should see and how I can go there and inquired about me that everything is fine.
I can offer them if someone wants to visit Seoul, because won't be disappointed.
I'm very happy to meet Mr and Mrs Cha during my stay in Seoul, they are such a sweet and lovely couple. Mr Cha is a very charming and knowledgable man who always offer help when needed and Mrs Cha is a very good chef, no matter what time I got up in the morning, healthy breakfast is already well prepared by her.
Located at the heart of Gangnam-gu, the place is accessible to all the main attractions by subway or by buses. It just takes 2 mins walk to the Apgujeong Rodeo station. The room is very clean, tidy and well-equipped with all amenities you need which I'd recommend for any stay.
During the last day of my stay, Mr & Mrs Cha also invited me for a homemade dinner which made my stay even more u forgettable.
Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Cha, I wish to see you both next time when I'm visiting Seoul, please take care! 감사합니다 ^^
I can not find other words but perfect to describe my short stay in Mr and Mrs Cha's house. They are charming, knowledgeable, considerate and friendly, eager to share with you about everything! Getting to know them is the big fortune of my trip this time and I am sure that our relationship will last forever!
In terms of the house, it' s also perfect in every aspect. It's ideally located in the heart of Gangnam and just within one minute walk to the subway station. Moreover, Hangang is also 5 minutes away by walk where you can have jogging along the river. The room and toilet is clean and well-equipped with all amenities you can think of. Every morning, Mrs Cha will prepare breakfast which is delicious and healthy.
I highly recommend this place to be your best choice while traveling to Seoul. I am sure I will come for the second, third, fourth....time!
I am not very good with words, but I will try to do my best. Basically If you are going to Seoul and do not stay with these wonderful people you will have missed some of the best hospitality the city has to offer. You simply can not ask for a better experience or more wonderful hosts.
As for the 'Nuts-And-Bolts' of the stay. The apartment is well located close to public transportation and high end shopping. The area feels as safe as could possibly be expected of anywhere in the world. The apartment is easy to get to from ICN, just hop on the 6006 bus and ten dollars US and one hour later you will be dropped off within a five minute walk of the apartment. EASY... The apartment was super clean and exactly as advertised.
On a scale of one to five stars with five being the highest I give this host a six.
Thank you once again Mr. Cha for allowing me to stay with you in your home.
It was an extraordinary pleasure to stay with Mr. and Mrs. Cha. From the very first moment I arrived, I felt welcomed and relaxed in their home. Throughout my stay, I most enjoyed speaking with my hosts at length about an array of subjects (from Korean and American politics to US fast food). I found Mr. and Mrs. Cha to be thoughtful, wise, and kind individuals-- I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know them at length.
Mrs. Cha is a fabulous cook! Every one of the generous meals she prepared for me was delicious and greatly appreciated. When it comes to preparing breakfast, you can rest assured you will receive a feast (likely including eggs, sausage, peaches, apples, sandwiches, coffee, and juice.). Her efforts to make sure I was always full went above and beyond!
Mr. Cha is an extremely interesting man. I really enjoyed speaking with him about his life experiences and listening to his sage advice. The coolest thing about him, though, may be that he is an audiophile! I had such a fun time listening to vinyl records with him.
I don't have enough nice things to say about this family--in fact, I hope to make them my Korean grandparents (할머니 하고 할아버지) and come see them again soon!
Oh Brandon, don't make us feel sad by calling us 할머니/할아버지. We would like to think we are not that old to be called so by you. ha ha ha... grade down just one notch, okay? My wife and I spent very impressive/pleasant days while you were here, especially when you showed a great passion and concern about every aspect of Korea from its history to culture in a strikingly professional manner. We wish one day you will come back as the American ambassador to this country.
Our first airbnb experience was nice. Thanks to cha and his wife. Very neat and organized space, however the room is best for two or less people due to space and the bed. Access to and from his place is very easy and the building is quiet and clean.
The place is very close to the subway station, and 5 mins walk to the famous department store Galleria. Cha and his wife are very friendly, gave us so much suggestion abt travel and shopping in Seoul, thanks a lot.
Thank you so much for your kind review while I don't deserve it.
As for your private feedback, I am now under way for clarifications among 3 parties (you, I & Airbnb). I am sure there must be some misunderstandings among us. There was no change of price after your booking. I hope this will be clarified at the earliest date possible.
Really welcoming and enjoyable homestay experience. I've stayed over twice and I couldn't have been more comfortable! TaeShik and his wife are extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!
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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.