Ondol Room, available all year (Price as listed)
Max 4 guests (2 queen size traditional floor mattresses)Ondol Room, available all year (price as listed)
Max 4 guests (2 queen sized traditional floor mattresses)
Traditional House and Home-Brewery
Traditional House and Home-Brewery

Private room

6 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

6 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Stay with us in our traditional home, enjoy free home-brewed beer, and FREE portable Wi-Fi to use around the city. Close to tourist areas. Certified Hanok Home Stay.

Please read our entire description and send us a message before booking

The space

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**Please update your profile with a photo and some basic information about yourself. We are NOT a guesthouse, we are inviting you into our personal home and we want to know who you are!*


** Available Year-Round -- Stay in our traditional floor sleeping (ondol) room, max 2 beds-4 people, price as listed**

** Available April- October -- Stay in our main bedroom with a double bed (not a queen), plus floor bed if necessary for more than 2 people. max 4 people., base price + $10USD/ night**

** Other Options (ask about availability)**

** Rent the entire house for up to 4 people- $120/ night. $10/night extra per additional guests (6-7 guests max). One double bed, up to 3 floor mattress for other guests. **

**Pyeongchang Olympics Special!** Rent the whole house (6-7pax max) $220USD/ night + $10 USD per additional person. (Feb. 4-28, 2018 only)
We are 2 stations away from Cheongnangni station, where you will be able to catch the high speed rail to Pyeongchang.

We welcome you to stay in our home in Sinseol-dong, Seoul. Our house is approximately 100 years old and is built in the traditional Hanok style. We are a registered Hanok home stay certified by the local government. Our house is not in a tourist district, but in a typical, traditional neighborhood in Seoul. Our house is for travelers who want to experience everyday life in Seoul with a more traditional flavor. Nowadays many of these homes have been torn down to make way for huge apartment complexes and mega-marts. Now you have a chance to experience a piece of history before it disappears forever.

We have a kitchen with many modern amenities such as an oven and a water purifier. In the living room, we have TV with cable and many movie download options, plus a huge Korean movie collection, all with English subtitles. Outside we have an open air courtyard where you can enjoy your meals or a beer after a long day of sightseeing.

We are located in Sinseol-dong, just 3 minutes from Sinseol-dong station which is on line 1 and an extension to line 2. Many buses, including the airport bus, also pass by our house. We are very convenient to reach from the airport by airport bus or by subway for those on a budget.

Sinseol-dong is located in a convenient location to reach many tourist attractions such as the Jongno district (5-10 mins by bus/subway), local flea markets (5-10 mins walking), traditional herbal markets (15 mins walking), shopping in Dongdaemun (20 mins walking/5 mins subway) and the Chonggyechon stream (10 mins walking). Plus there are many typical Korean restaurants and bars around our house if you're looking for a bite to eat.

About us: Sanghyun is a Korean and Jo-Anna is an American. Around the house we speak a mix of English and Korean, but we're both fluent in Korean and Jo-Anna is also fluent in Spanish, and Sanghyun is proficient in Chinese (we really love languages) Whenever you are around for meal times, we welcome you to join us for a meal. We've been hosting on Airbnb since 2010 in our old home and we're excited to offer our hanok home on Airbnb and meet some more great guests! Also, Sanghyun makes Korean style rice wine, and beer at home. Don't miss the chance to try his home-made wine and beer!!!

**We Have:
*Hair drier
*Water Purifier

Feel free to pack light!

Guest access

~Free wi-fi
~ Free portable wi-fi device
~Free local calls
~Use of kitchen and washing machine
~ Free Tea and Coffee
~Cable TV

Interaction with guests

We interact as much as you want and as much as we have time for. We are not a hotel, you are guests in our own personal home. When we are home for dinner, we invite you to join us. When we are relaxing and having a beer, we also hope you join us.

The space
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

1) Treat our house with respect.
2) Keep food well wrapped to prevent ants/insects.
3) Keep voices down in the small alleyway and courtyard especially at night/early morning to respect our neighbors.
4) Turn off the hot water button after showering.
5) You can use the house phone for local calls, free of charge.
6) Please take off your shoes in the house.
7) Please wash dishes you used.
8) Separate recycling from regular trash, and put food trash in the food waste bag or in the sink. No food waste in other waste bins as it attracts insects.
9) Please be tidy and if you make a mess, please clean it up. We don't charge a cleaning fee.
10) As you do your shopping, please do your best to minimize the number of bags you collect. Each guest that comes leaves us with heaps of plastic shopping bags. Every bag you don't take is one less bag that will fill the Earth (and our ever growing bag collection!)
11) Please smoke outside in the courtyard and keep ashes in an ashtray (please ask us for one).
12) Turn off the A/C when you leave the house and turn down the heat before going out if you turned it up high.
13) You can play with our cat Nabi. He loves stings and balls of paper or plastic.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

137 Reviews

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Faith User Profile
May 2017
Sanghyun and Jo-Anna were really hospitable and welcoming :) The hanok stay was really comfortable and definitely memorable

Shiryn User Profile
May 2017
The Hanok is walking distance to metro subway station. It was nice to experience traditional Hanok experience, we enjoyed quality time spent with host Jo-Anna & Nabil is adorable... Overall we had a wonderful time in Seoul, Korea!

Nicolas User Profile
April 2017
We had a very pleasant stay at Sanghyun and Jo-Anna's place. The room was big and confortable and Nabi the cat was cute! Jo-Anna was very helpful and we've really liked the time shared with them. Highly recommanded

Jika User Profile
April 2017
Sanghyun and Jo-Anna were very accommodating. They even took time to prepare authentic Korean food plus rice beer (and their home-made beer) while we were there. Location is very accessible as it is only less than 5-minute walk to the nearest subway station (Sinseol-dong Station). Tourists won't have to worry as well in communicating with them because they speak very well in English. You will also have the feel of living in an authentic Korean home since their place is a structured traditional Korean house. I would definitely recommend this place! :)

Angie Ng User Profile
March 2017
Nice & clean traditional house ,near train station & shop., very convenient.Anna is a very helpful person , she provides all the information for us . It saves our time to search for the information.

Lina User Profile
February 2017
Sanghyun is a lovely host and his house is very cosy! It's quaint and perfect to feel the traditional culture of Korea. I would definitely stay again for a few days! It's also very close to the station and very easy to get to when following instructions.

Danica User Profile
January 2017
Location is great. We enjoyed staying at their place very much. Thanks a lot. Would absolutely recommend to anyone wishing to stay in Seoul.

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Seoul, South Korea · Joined in October 2010
Sanghyun And Jo-Anna User Profile

Hi, Nice to meet you! We are Sanghyun and Jo-Anna.
American/Korean couple living near downtown Seoul.
Our hobbies are:
~Home Brewing

When guests stay with us, we don't want you to feel like you are staying at a hotel or professional guesthouse, but at a good friend's house. We only host one group at a time and we try our best to get to know our guests, have dinner or a beer together. Airbnb is not our full time job, just a hobby for us because we like to meet people from all over the world!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a few hours
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