About this listing
STAY AS LOCAL KOREAN IN HEART OF SEOUL.
** important!! MY CALENDER IS ALWAYS UP TO DATE!! **
I have four apartments at the same building, same location.
please check the availiaty of the other apartment if this apartment is full.
If you are visiting Seoul and you would like to consider staying in an inexpensive but cozy and warm apartment feel free to email me!
this is a studio apartment include private bathroom.
This apartment has a full functional kitchen, full bathroom and nice comfortable sofa and queen size bed. the apartment is located central of Seoul on Choonjeongno station in between Cityhall(Cheonggyecheon), royal palace and Hongdae area. It's residence area for local Korean. you could feel and live as local people.
the apartment is located on the 3th floor in a quiet and safe residential area nearby cityhall. it's close to a lot of tourist area, and seoul station(15min by walk) 50min from airport(by airport bus). very central easy to go everywhere in seoul and any other city.
1. How to come & transportation.
8mins walking distance from Choongjeongno station(line(2,5)) and Seodaemun station(line5), besides there is shuttle bus from subway to the house every 5mins, if you don't want to walk. but you could feel amd see how local Korean to live as like..
only 1 station away from Cityhall&Gwanghwamun which major attractions. walking distance!
*how to come
from Incheon international airport. After you arrive to incheon airport, you could go out exit 5B or 12A at arrival gate. front of the 5B or 12A gate , there is 6002 bus. Take the 6002bus. Your station is Choongjeongno(충정로역). Should get off the bus at Choongjeongno(충정로역). I will pick you up in there.. please let me know the arrival time.
from Kimpo domestic airport. just take purple line. station is Choongjeongno(충정로역). come out exit 8. there is elevator. I will pick you up in there. please let me know the arrival time.
2. comfy & clean
- a couple of comfortable super single beds. include clean sheet, 2pillows, blankets.
- WIFI ACCESESS.
- laundry machine in the apartment
- TV with a lot of cable channels
- 24h hot shower and clean bath room. divided shower section with rain shower.
- Ondol(underfloor heating system)/aircondition
- Dining table and chairs for 2people
- bed linen and shower towels are included
- a full functional kitchen, mixer for fresh fruit juice, wireless kettle, cooking stove, dishes, etc
- cleaner, Iron
3. Eat&Drink (provided the map which I recommend)
1min : discount grocery store(7AM-1AM OPEN), KIMBAB(korean roll sushi $1.3), fresh bakery, BBQ chicken(Korean no,1 chicken take out & delivery chicken), snack bar(Korean snack bar : Tteokbokki, sundae, fritter), beer&soju(Korean alcohol) bar. (Not tourist food&price! Local food&price!)
2mins : local Korean restaurants (from $4) provided guide for how to order& recommend . Korean home cooked menu(many side dishes, soup, rice), Samgyupsal BBQ restaurant(pork belly babaque) : Korean love it with Soju"korean alcohol" from 5$
5mins : Italian pasta, Chinese restaurant, handmade hamburger, kimchi restaurant, ginseng Chicken soup, Paris baguette, Makgulli trendy bar(rice white treditional wine)
8mins : Bibimbap restaurant(5$), Starbucks, cafe Bene, Standing coffee, Two some place, main famous& delicious coffee shops.
quite and safety residence area, main entrance have security key pad, there is your own key with the apartment. I work down stair of this apartment, I always love to help you for anything.
5. under 3km around main attractions (walk distance or 10-15mins by taxi, metro, bus). taxi is cheap in Korea. (2-5$)
Seoul station,main shopping center(Myoungdong district, Lotte department store, Shinsaegae department store, Dongdaemun night market), cityhall square, Gwanghwamun, Deoksugung, Cheonggye square, Dongdaemun Market, Cheonggye Cheon museum, Honghakkyo(Seoul folk flea market), Daehakro, Changgyeonggung, Changdeokgung, Insa-dong, Seoul Museum of History, Agriculture museum, Dongwha Duty-free shops, Nanta theater, Jump theater, Jeong-dong theater. Silloam sauna JJimjilbang(Korean style spa, sauna, many kind of hot room ,charcoal, jade, salt, bamboo, ice, scrub bath, massage. entrance only 10$)
6. for long term guest
it is located located with 5 major universities(Yonsei univ, Ewha univ, Sogang, Hongik, Sungkyunkwan). please ask me long term staying over 3months. will offer you special rate.
I am friendly young guy who want to make friends over the world, having always responsibility. I would love to do my best while your staying in my apartment. If you want to make Korean friend, Don't hegitate to book!
8. Pick up service
from Airport to this apartment, 80000krw
from subway station, bus station, seoul station, free
be clean. responsibility, no smoke in the house.
* hot shower
the wall of table, there is white control box, that is button for heating water, just push the "운전" upright side/ please turn off after shower. :)
please close any doors when you turn on, please turn off when you leave here. :)
* garbage / recycling.
please take the garbage out of the building. there is colletion area under tree side of road.
please collect plastic(pet bottle etc), paper each other any plastic bags(provided in sink) , take it out of the building same as garbage. same area
I stayed at Kang's for a month and really enjoyed my stay. During my stay, one of the bulbs broke and he was quick to come and change a new one. Very comfy studio to stay in with everything you need in the apartment. Location is central and I could go around very conveniently. Will definitely come back again if I return to Seoul in the future!
Kang's place was really clean and comfortable to stay in. He's also helpful to any requests you may have and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. I can't speak much on location since I was only here for one night but a cab ride to Hongdae will cost less than $8 USD.
Its my 3rd stay at Kang's. His responses are very fast. He is very friendly and helpful. If you are staying at apartments near Chungjeongno station, then its easy to find him as his office is below the apartments. Although you need to take a shuttle bus from Chungjeongno station to the apartment, its not that troublesome as the bus is very frequent. I had stayed in apartment 301, 303 and 304 and they are all big and comfortable. Room, bathroom and kitchenette are clean and most of the things are provided. Kang's service is excellent. He also picked me up at the airport bus stop when I arrived, helped me ordered jjajangmyeon and BBQ chicken delivery and allow me to leave my luggage with him when I travel out of Seoul..... For the price you paid, the location, size of the apartment and especially the excellent service from Kang, you can't ask for more.
I will be back again and going to try other of his apartments.
I will be back again, Kang.
Cheers, Irene, April 2014.
We stayed at Kang's apartment for 2 weeks and all we can say is that it was a lovely time.
The house is big enought for two people and it has everything we need.
We passed most of the day visiting Seoul so we didn't pass much time in the apartment, but when we stayed home, we could watch Korean television and cooking our dinner in a confortable way.
There are four apartment in the same floor so, even if we saw our neighbour only a couple of time, we never felt alone. Kang's office is under the house and this thing made us – two girls – feel safer.
Talking about the neighborhood, people in Chungjeongno are very quiet, so we could walk around in the complete silence and safety. The underground station is near the house and we have always prefered to go on foot than took the bus, even if it pass every five minutes.
Chungjeongno is full of small restaurants and coffee shop and, on the way back home, there are two convinient store, one open 24h.
We recommend Kang's apartment and, in general, to visit Seoul, which is one of the most enchanting city in the world.
Kang is a very helpful host. He prepared you a map to the staying place. All you need to do is to show it to the taxi driver and then u can get back there. He answered you promptly and tried to help you as soon as he can.
Also he can speak English well, you don't need to worry about the communication.
The house was clean and Kang was nice enough to pick me up from the train station and give me a little tour of the local area. He is very helpful for any questions and his English is excellent.
Kang was a wonderful host and very timely when it came to any questions I had or requests that I needed before and during the stay. He was able to pick us up from the subway station and drop us off at the airport shuttle. His apartment was clean and tidy and the perfect size for both my mom and I. His map was very helpful and he even made another map of directions during our stay so we can show the taxi drivers how to get back home. I personally loved taking the green shuttle back to the apartment because it made me feel more like a local. Public transportation is extremely easy to use (both buses and subways). I also highly recommend eating at the restaurant that is number 4 on his map. (it's the one with all the cacti in the front window. It's a little messy, but oh my goodness it delicious and inexpensive. I wish our stay was a little longer (we stayed for 7), but when I come back I will definitely stay with Kang. The location is perfect to many of the central places in Seoul, but just far enough away to not have the tourist prices. Thank you Kang for your hospitality.
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About the Host, Kang
I am super exciting to know this kind of community. I make my best effort to make my guests happy and try to help them in whatever way they might need. I can't thank to airbnb more for allowing us to connect with wonderful people around the globe.