Robin's Nest Guesthouse / Itaewon

House - Private room · Seoul, South Korea

The Space

In the heart of Seoul we created a calm, cozy and intimate atmosphere where you can relax and really feel at home. We are one of the few Guesthouse in Seoul that is certified by the Korean government to do the lodging business. Our place has been inspected by the government for its safety and overall quality, and our staff got interviewed for our ability to be good hosts. :-)

This is a Hostel-style private guest house with a limited number of rooms and guests so if you want a quiet place, personal attention and good accommodation at a reasonable price, book with us. :-)

Here are are the links of our listing, Feel free to check availability. Contact me if you have any question:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/569075
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/569265
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/569302
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/569364
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1001811

Check-in at 15:00, Check-out at 12:00 (You can leave your luggage at our place before the check-in time)

== Transportation & Location ==
Close to all public transportation:
Airport limousine & bus stop : 2-minute walk
Itaewon subway station : 5-minute walk

Located in the center of Seoul, close to major tourist spots. Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun and Namdaemun Market, Gangnam, Insadong, Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, Seoul Tower : 10-15 minutes by taxi, 20-25 minutes by subway or bus

== About Room ==
- 1 Double Bed (125 x 194cm)
- 2 Shared Bathrooms (our place hosts maximum of 7 people but usually there are only 3-4 people at the same time, so it won't be too uncomfortable to share the bathrooms with other guests)

== Amenities ==
- Free Wi-Fi
- Hotel bed linens and bath towels
- Individually controlled air-conditioning units
- Shared Kitchen Facilities
- Hair dryers, Shampoo & Hair Conditioner, Soap, Toothpaste
- Irons and ironing boards
- Rooftop Garden
- Laundry service

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We had a wonderful stay at Robins Nest. It's situated in a central area to Itaewon with many local eateries and underground rail in close proximity. Highlights of Robins BnB was the classic decor and HEATED FLOORING (welcomed after a day outside in the cold). We enjoyed adventuring up a set of stairs but if you have lots of heavy bags coming around the rear side street might be better.
    Estelle was a great host and before arrival had emailed us excellent directions. We flew in late and she met us that night with some great tips.
    All in all we would definitely stay here again.

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay at Estelle's guesthouse. Both Estelle and her husband Ian welcomed us with open arms and even helped us with the luggages.

    The floor is heated and it really does help during the cold weather. We absolutely love the washing machine and dryer. Those will definitely come in handy for those who are considering a long stay.

    Even though we did not manage to stay in the room that we booked, we got an alternative that is equally good. The stairs to the guesthouse is a challenge by itself. If you are fit and game for a daily workout, you would not mind climbing up the stairs. Their guesthouse is ideal for backpackers and those who do not bring huge luggages.

    Estelle was also very kind in drawing us a map on how to get to Itaewon subway station from their place. She also helped us in booking a jumbo cab for us to drive us to the airport as we had more than six luggages!

    All in all, we had a great time and we would love to come back again soon :)

    March 2014
  • Estelle was very kind to accommodate our early arrival after landing in Seoul. Robin's Nest is in Itaewon, which is very lively with many restaurants, shops, and pubs. It is also a short walk away from the Itaewon subway station, which can take you to places like Myeongdong, and Gangnam. The kitchen has a stove, cookery, and utensils. There are also bread, a toaster, and a coffee maker. Even if you don't understand Korean, the TV has programming in English. The place is very well maintained and stocked for guests.

    January 2014
  • Very Nice place! Very Nice location! And very nice host! I recommend!

    October 2013
  • とても有意義な時間を過ごすことができました。梨泰院駅から徒歩5分ほどの場所ですが、ゲストハウス内はとても静かで、ゆっくり休むことができました。私が泊まった部屋はスーツケースを広げたままでも十分なスペースがありましたし、クローゼットには全身鏡もあり、棚も有効活用することができ快適に過ごすことができました。旅行中は一日中出かけているので、遅い時間に(常識の範囲内で)シャワーや洗濯機、乾燥機を使用できたのも助かりました。難点はバスルーム兼トイレの環境とゲストハウスまでの急な階段でしょうか。シャワーと便座の距離が近く、便座が思い切り濡れてしまうので、日本から持参したシャワーカーテンを利用してかぶせるようにして使いました。でも日本と同じ様式のシャワー環境を期待すること自体よくないですよね。私のようにシャワー環境を気にするのであれば、ゲストハウスから徒歩5分もかからないところに有名な梨泰院ランド(韓国のスーパー銭湯)があるのでそこを利用するのも良いんじゃないかと思います。
    大通りからゲストハウスまでの急な階段は手すりがあるので普段は問題ないですが、重い荷物を持っているときや、雨の日は十分に気を付けてください。
    ホストのEstelleや同時期に滞在していた方達もとても親切で、洗濯機の使い方を教えてもらったり、周辺の観光情報を得ることができ、想像以上に楽しむことができました。Thank you!

    August 2013
  • Ian and Estelle were there to welcome me when I checked in. The location is a little hard to find by cab if you (website hidden) map, but Estelle's directions are wonderful. Yes, there are steep stairs to get to the place so be ready if you have heavy luggage. Other option is have the cap drop you off at the upper street and go down the steps instead.
    The room was clean and tidy, while the rest of the flat was well stocked with breakfast items/utensils and travel guides. The available washer/dryer was a godsend! There are two bathroom/showers so there was definitely no wait (there are 4 other rooms).
    The location was extremely convenient in the main strip in Itaewon and a couple blocks from the station. Very easy to go check out nearby bars (District) and tons of restaurants nearby.
    Was a welcome surprise that shampoo, wash, toothpaste were also provided, so really didn't need to bring much else.
    The only drawback was that the alley access to the house is rather narrow for someone as big and tall as me.

    July 2013
  • Estelle is an amazing person and the nest is perfect for a visit to Itaewon. I contacted Estelle on short notice and she promptly replied and accommodated. I would recommend staying in this clean home and convenient location.

    July 2013
  • I stayed at Robin's Nest for a week, and it was a great place! I arrived in the evening, during the pouring rain, and Estelle let me in and greeted me. She got everything set up, and we talked for a while about Seoul. She was around a lot actually, and I met her and some other guests occasionally in the kitchen. I got some good recommendations for what to do (and eat!) while I was in town too, which is great because I hadn't planned much. The room and home was clean and well maintained. And the air conditioning was essential because it was soooo hot in July.

    July 2013
  • Robin's Nest located in Itaewon where it is convenient to get round Seoul and the Metro is less than 5 mins walk. The apartment is very easy to find if travelling from Metro/Airport bus but a little difficult when in a taxi/car. To get to Robin's Nest you would have to overcome the long steep stairs which is quiet tiring especially if you have a heavy baggage (good exercise though). The apartment is clean, homely and the bed itself was really comfortable. There are 2 bathrooms including shampoo/conditioner so no need to bring your own, kitchen equipped with toaster, coffee maker, etc.. The pantry/fridge has plenty of bread, cereals, milk, butter, jam etc.. for a light breakfast. My booking was made the day before my arrival to Seoul so I highly appreciated Estelle for her efficiency and accommodating me (also very friendly and approachable). Thank you! Definitely recommend Robin's Nest =)

    April 2013
  • Estelle and her guesthouse are wonderful!
    Estelle's very open, friendly and helpful. She's always ready to answer any question about accommodation, visiting Seoul, restaurants to eat, places to shop... And she gives really good advice! Following her recommendations we found a lot of amazing places in Seoul!
    The guesthouse, Robin's nest, is cozy, clean and really nice. It's located in a really convenient area so i totally recommend it for everyone, especially foreigners. Here you can find all you need,and what is important a lot of people here speak english.
    Thank you for everything Estelle, hope to see you again!

    March 2013
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English, Français, 한국어
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Sookmyung Women's University(BA & MA), Korea University(Ph.D)
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Center for Asia Pacific ICT Development, APEC Education Foundation
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I'm a researcher and a semi-professional actress. I also enjoy music, travel, cooking and meeting people! =) I've travelled to many countries working on diverse international projects. Those frequent travels made me a professional backpacker ;-) During my stays outside Korea, I usually stayed in hotels for business but I also enjoyed staying in B&Bs and guesthouses where I can feel at home in a cozy and warm atmosphere. So (website hidden) I made up my mind to open up my own guesthouse in my house in Korea for foreign travellers like me. I'm looking forward to meeting you!! :-)
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