GREAT LOCATION, Cozy 2BR in Hongdae

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-836, South Korea

- Comfortably fits three (up to four): 2 bedroom with a queen bed and 2 sofa beds
- Located in Hip-Happening Hongdae, but on a quiet street
- Just 4 minutes from a station, and easy access to all major attractions in Seoul

Your host, Ara
55 Reviews
Response rate: 97%
Response time: within a few hours

- Comfortably fits three (up to four): 2 bedroom with a queen bed and 2 sofa beds
- Located in Hip-Happening Hongdae, but on a quiet street
- Just 4 minutes from a station, and easy access to all major attractions in Seoul

The Space

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This cozy two bedroom apartment is located in the heart of the "Hongdae", the most attractive area in Seoul. It offers the perfect base from which to explore Seoul!

It is an entire apartment with privacy (no share), on the 3rd floor (no elevator, stairs), and about 25sqm on which 3 guests can comfortably sleep. It has two bedrooms, a newly renovated kitchen with everything you need, and a bathroom. The place is not "big": 25 sqm = 269 sqf

— Bedroom 1: Queen-size bed made up of cotton sheets, fluffy pillows, warm blanket, and lamp on the bedside table. Sofa-bed(*changed from the sofa in photos), table, full-length mirror, hangers and vacuum cleaner. Air conditioning. TV (Full HD) with 143 channels.

— Bedroom 2 (small): Sofa which folds out into a bed for one, desk with a chair. Light for study and work. Fan.

— Kitchen (not a dining room): Small but all the necessities in the kitchen are there: sink, refridge, stove, microwave, electric wireless kettle, toaster, electric rice cooker, pot, frying pan, cutlery and tableware. Washing machine, iron and ironing board, etc. There is no livingroom.

— Bathroom: Small Korean-style(shower and toilet, no tub). Hair dryer. Free amenities such as shampoo, body cleanser, soap, and toilet papers.

The building itself is old as other buildings in this area, but I've kept the apartment very clean.

Guest Access

— Equipped with an air conditioner and a fan (for Summer)
— Equipped with a boiler and a floor heating (for Winter)
— Entry is controlled via a secure number lock

— High Speed Wi-Fi internet (100M+) is provided
— Clean Sheets, Pillowcases & towels are provided

— Free Service: Water, coffee, tea and cup noodle
— Free Rental: Portable Wifi Router (upon request)

The Neighborhood

It is located just 4 minutes away from Hongik University Station (Line 2 and Airport Railroad Express), the center for art and entertainment. It is surrounded by trendy, fun and great restaurants, cafes, bars, music venues, shops and clubs within a few blocks.

Right next to

— "5 best Hongdae cafes" by CNN Go
— "5 best makgeolli bars in Seoul" by CNN Go

A block away from

— "6 best bingsu to beat the heat" by CNN Go
— "Seoul's 7 best French bakeries" by CNN Go
— "5 best cupcake shops in Seoul" by CNN Go

Getting around

— 4 minutes away of Hongik University Station (Line 2 and Airport Railroad Express) on foot

— 47 minutes from Incheon International Airport by Airport Railroad Express to Hongik Univ. Station (Direct Airport Limousine Bus is also available: From, To)

— 14 minutes from Gimpo Domestic Airport by Airport Railroad Express to Hongik Univ. Station (Flights to Jeju Island / Busan)

— Within 20 minutes distance of all the major tourist attractions in Seoul, including Seoul Railway Station(5 mins), Cityhall(10 mins), Itaewon(20 mins), Insa-dong & Gyeongbok Palace & Bukchon Hanok Village(20 mins), Dongdaemun Market(20 mins)

— Close to Yonsei Univ.: By bus, 1 stop or 2 stops to Shinchon Station (1 min, #7011 / #08). By foot, 17 mins for 1.1km. By taxi, it costs around KRW 2,600 for 1.6km

— Close to Ehwa Univ.: By bus, 3 stops to Ehwa Univ. Station (4 minutes, #7011). By taxi, it costs around KRW 3,500 for 2.2km

— The Han river is 1.5km from the apt

— There are various nearby convenience store & supermarket, where you can buy you food, drinks and anything else: 24 Hours convenient store is just across the street(1 min) and a local market is a block away(3 mins)

— Within walking distance of all the hip and fashionable restaurants, cafes, bars, music venues, shops and clubs

Other Things to Note



Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Ara was so lovely and extremely helpful. The location was in a very trendy area for young people and filled with great restaurants and nightlife. The apartment was supplied with great consideration and Ara was always great about communicating. Wonderful experience!

    June 2014
  • Alles war zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit. Sind zu 3. gereist.
    Wohnung bekommt eine Schulnote 2, Behandlung durch Ara eine absolute 1. Wir haben den Aufenthalt genossen.
    Der 3. Schlafplatz war etwas provisorisch.

    May 2014
  • This was one of the best experiences I have had using Airbnb! Ara was an amazing host. Not only did she quickly reply to all my questions and emails before coming to Korea, but she sent a great manual on her apartment too. This included directions and descriptions (with pictures) for appliances in the apartment. The apartment itself was very well-supplied and we were shocked with how comfortable it was. The location was amazing and we considered ourselves very lucky to be just a few minutes from Hongdae. It was definitely one of the best parts of the trip!

    May 2014
  • It was in less good condition that what photos show but wasn't too bad. Prepare to walk up the narrow but high stairs with luggage as it is on the 2nd floor and no elevator. Didn't have a chance to meet the host, we simply had the pin for door keypad to enter and that was it for check-in. No wardrobes or dining table. Should not expect a hotel or motel style but very like ordinary old korean house style. Good experience if you want that. Good location as it is close to the train station and shops. A lot of korean bbq restaurants nearby but couldn't find any lunch bars or breakfast cafes around. Good place for people who want to explore korean night style.

    May 2014
  • Great location, great flat, great host, everything was perfect! My two friends and I enjoyed a lot our stay in Ara's appartment. We recommend it.

    April 2014
  • My husband and I loved the location. The room was a perfect size. We had an extremely comfortable stay in Ara's cozy apartment.


    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay there. The apartment was very cosy and it felt like home to us. It was located near the subway station and it was very convenient for us to go anywhere we want.

    We are also very thankful for Ara's help as we met with some difficulties while we were there but she managed to assist and resolve our issues within a short period of time. =)

    I must say this is one of the best apartment that I have rented in Korea and I will definitely recommend it to the other travelers.

    March 2014
  • It was exactly as advertised. The place was cozy and in a good location. It had a lot of amenities (probably more than what you would need for a short stay), and Ara was available to answer questions. I would definitely consider staying at her place again.

    March 2014
  • Overall, this house stay comfortable, well-equipped, clean and quiet. And also very convenient location, close to towncenter, spend about 10-15 minutes to Hongik University Station by foot.

    February 2014
  • Just as promised. This was an excellent, Korean style apartment in the heart of Hongdae. Ara was very attentive. Close to the subway system and therefore convenient to everything. Take the airport express from Incheon or Gimpo to get there...then a 5 minute walk. Great restaurants and clubs and cafes surround you. Don't miss the trick eye museum for a fun day. Apartment has everything you need! And visit the Seoul history museum too!

    January 2014
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