About this listing
Location is everything. With an express line to the airport, fast access to every corner of Seoul, and the hottest streets right outside your door, you'll never worry that you're wasting your time.
Please read my entire listing before booking.
This apartment features:
-Private bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom
-Fully furnished including a queen bed (no tv, you should get out and enjoy your stay)
-Comfortable, but not fancy—you are paying for the ideal location
-Basic amenities provided (sheets, towels, shampoo, etc)
-Digital lock for a smooth check-in and check-out
-Wifi (covers the room and the yard)
-A communal laundry machine
Apart from the room:
In the yard (which was featured in Airbnb Blog, (website hidden)), you can use the picnic table, tea table, and swing. If you want to use the bbq grill, let me know.
There is a free washer in the laundry room (detergent provided) and a collection of hanging racks outside that you can use, or if you prefer a dryer there is a paid laundromat just down the street.
There are amenities and tools on a shelf in the 2nd floor entryway. You can get snacks, tea, tissues, a vacuum, plastic bags, and such from there as you need them.
Interaction with Guests
I answer messages as fast as possible. I am working full time, so it may not be instant, but I have an on-site assistant who can usually help you very quickly if I’m not around.
You are expected to be able to follow the directions, clean up after yourselves, and report anything you damage, but we are more than willing to help if you have a problem not covered in the directions or house manual.
The house manual and rules contain everything you should need to know about the apartment itself, so be sure to read it before contacting us if you have questions.
Once you have read it, we are more than happy to answer any of your questions, but please confirm with us that you have read it by sending us the secret code included inside. Things in Korea don't work the way they do in other countries, and we find that guests who read the manual have almost no problems and guests who don't have many, many problems. We want you to have a great stay, so please, please take a few minutes to read the information we have provide.
If you want to rent my yard for a BBQ party, ask. Usually it is possible.
My place is 20 meters off the best late-night food street in Seoul, and another 20 meters will take you to Gangnam-daero, the main street in Gangnam.
Check Airbnb's Neighborhood - it will give a great overview of the area, also a review from one of my guests and my description are featured as well :)
A twenty second walk takes you to one of the best late-night restaurant streets in Seoul, with plenty of places open all night and generally good prices all around. Lots of bars and Noraebangs(Karaoke) populate the rest of the street. The main Gangnam club road is within a ten minute walk, and several of the top clubs in Seoul are even closer. Temporarily tired of Gangnam? A short bus ride will take you straight into Itaewon or Myeongdong, and even Hongdae is fairly easy to get to.
Late night activities not your thing? Several famous shopping areas are within easy walking distance, and there is even a traditional market just a minute away. Banks and ATMs abound should you need to resupply your wallet, and should you want exercise, one minute down the street is an elementary school with tracks and outdoor equipment. For a more scenic workout, a ten minute run(2 bus stops) will take you to the Han River, which has running and biking trails up and down its entire length, as well as frequent outdoor exercise parks full of interesting equipment.
**Breakfast recommendation - A twenty second walk will get you to a Korean homemade style food buffet. It is cafeteria(Canteen) style and only cost $3.5 per meal. They change their menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and daily, so it is a great place for any meal.
There are 4 subway stations (line 2, 3, 7, 9) in walking distance, and 3 different bus stops servicing more than 100 bus lines, including direct buses going all around Seoul, to satellite cities of Seoul, and to both Incheon/Gimpo airports.
The nearest subway station (400m away) is Sinnonhyeon Station on line 9. It takes less than 5 minutes on foot.
Nonhyeon Station on line 7 is about 500m away, or 7 minutes on foot.
Sinsa station and Gangnam station are both about 1.2km/ 0.7mi away as well.
The nearest bus stop, Nonhyeon, is 1 minute (150m/500ft) away, servicing 50 bus lines including a buses connecting directly to Incheon/Gimpo airports, Myeongdong, Hongdae, Dongdaemun, and anywhere else important.
Other Things to Note
Popular plastic surgery places, such as Regen (5min walk) and Wonjin (10min walk) are very near. Since this is a quiet, low traffic building and a private apartment (you don't share anything), many of my guests preferred my place to a guest house where you need to share the space, kitchen, or shower. My rate is certainly much cheaper than the hospital accommodations, so if you are planning to stay in Seoul for extended period, it would be an economical choice.
1. No smoking inside. You can smoke in the yard. Cigarette butts should go in the can on the picnic table. (If you smoke inside you agree that I can keep the security deposit if I need to to clean the place or placate other guests, and I can kick you out early if it will take a few days to get rid of the smell. Don't smoke inside--the yard is just a few steps away.)
2. Take your shoes off inside the apartment.
3. Glass, metal, paper (any paper), and plastic (any plastic) - don't need to be separated. They should all go into the green recycling net in the corner of the yard.
4. After 10pm is quiet hour. Please respect the other guests.
5. When showering, please use the shower curtain to keep the water inside the bathroom.
6. Dogs are allowed, but please let me know when you book my place. No cats are allowed since a cat can attract many stray cats. One animal is booked as one guest, and you are responsible for any damage caused by your pets.
7. If you have problem with the apartment, break or damage anything, let me know ASAP. I promise to resolve the situation in the best way I can.
8. Guests are expected to leave the apartment clean - trash is to be picked up and placed in garbage bags and carried out to the outside garbage area, there should be no stains or spills, and the shower and kitchen are to be left basically clean.
The room was as described, very clean and well equipped. Didn't really use the kitchen but it seemed perfectly functional too. Had no problems whatsoever with AC, wifi or hot water. The building is a bit old, but the room was comfortable. Can't beat that price! Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed staying at this place. It's in a great location, surrounded by restaurants and plenty of nightlife as well as being only a 10 minute walk from Gangnam shopping street. Kelly was very nice, and helpful and I would definitely stay here again the next time I'm in Seoul.
Great location, nice room, fantastic value, very helpful host! Thanks for everything!
In general, the room was well-maintained and clean. It was fairly large, with a kitchenette and a bathroom. The powerful air-conditioning and self check-in and check-out were convenient too. Overall, I was really happy with the place at the price. The only drawback is finding the place; the area is really congested and finding the place with the description alone is not easy. The descriptions given in the email will be vital. I didn't read it and had some trouble myself. I highly recommend reading it or having the app installed on the phone.
Yes! You must read the directions we send. It is very important. We are just off the main street, but due to the private location a GPS will not easily get you there. Read what we send! We give you everything you need to get here and use the place well once you arrive.
Wonderland truly has an awesome location in Gangnam. Just walk out the doorsteps and you'll be surrounded by the best food and nightlife! The building isn't new, but the room is clean and easily accommodates two. Kelly and her team are prompt to respond to messages and are easy to work with. Definitely stay here if you want to be in Gangnam!
Thanks to Kelly for an easy week in Gangnam! Really detailed instructions, made the place and getting around very easy. Location was wonderful, in the middle of fantastic food and really close to transportation. Space is smallish, but fit two without any problems, and has everything you need. Kelly is quick to respond and is very helpful!
숙소는 논현동으로 숙소가 있는 골목을 빠져나가면 아주 번화하지만 숙소가 있는 골목은 조용해서 잠을 자거나 할때 씨끄럽지 않아서 좋았어요. 하지만 가까운곳에 편의점 등이 있어 편리했구요. 택시를 탔을땐 논현초등학교라고 이야기 하면 쉽게 찾아갈수 있었어요. 논현역에서도 가까웠어요.
간단한 필요물품들(린스, 물티슈)등은 복도에도 구비되어 있어 사용하기 편리했어요.
저는 에어비엔비를 안지는 오래됐지만 사용은 처음이어서 호스트분을 조금 귀찮게 했지만 친절하게 알려주셨어요:)(처음 가시는 분들은 꼭 위치정보까지 확인해보세요:) )
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About the Host, Kelly
Kelly and Katriina host here together. Kelly works for an IoT company and Katriina is a model. Both live on the main property, a house with ten apartments and a yard that Kelly's dad built just off the main street in Gangnam twenty two years ago. There is a cute little yard as well, something truly unique in this part of Gangnam.
We both like to travel and both speak excellent English. Kelly also speaks native Korean and basic Chinese, and Katriina speaks Finnish. Kelly's sister speaks fluent Russian.
Kelly has been to over 30 countries and went to high school and college in America. Katriina is European and has lived in Korea for over a year.
Since Katriina has more time, she is usually the one at the building when people need help.
While Kelly and Katriina do most of it, this is a family enterprise. Kelly's parents are both teachers and also live on the property. If you run into them they can be quite interesting. Kelly's dad is an ethics teacher and knows all about Korean culture and history. Her mom is a science teacher. Say hi if you see them!
Our other properties are higher end, though they are still located nearby.