1Min Walk @ Mapo Station, 1BD Apt.

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Mapo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-050, South Korea

My cozy and comfortable one bed apartment with river view has a true city feeling. Just 1 minute walk from Mapo station where you can take subway line 5. It connects major tour spots within 10-30 minutes, only 1.5 USD fare.

The Space

People do love my apartments because,

1. Really close to the station. 1 minute walk to Mapo subway station exit 1.
2. Takes only 10-20 minutes to the city center like, City hall, Gwanghwamun, Gyeongbok palace and Myeongdong by subway
3. There are many delicious restaurants. Rips of beef and pork were originally from this neighborhood.
4. Han river view. And, Han river park is only 5 minutes walk. You can take a walk along the Han river.
5. Very quite as this building is manly used for office not a residents.

People don't like my apartment because,

1. Building is bit old. Exterior of this building is not fancy.
2. As this building is mainly used for companies, there are not many people who live in this building. After 9 pm, the light of the hallway will be turned off by the maintenance office.
3. Due to government policy, the air cooler and air heater temperature should be set to 26 degree during the winter and summer. Provide a fan for the summer and people can use another floor heater anytime.
4. The bed is bit hard especially to westerner. Camping mattress can be provided.

*** Welcome to Larva's house. This apartment was designed that is based on the comic animation character - Larva.
Larva is a character of animation which was created by TUBA Ent, South Korea. Red and Yellow live in a sewer drain. They relish in the things that fall from above, including chewed up bubble gum, melted ice cream, coins, rings, you name it. You can easily watch this comic animation via youtube***

Location and local attractions

1 minute from Mapo subway station line number 5 by foot. And, 15 minutes walk or 1 minute by bus from Gongdeok station where the subway line number 5 and airport rail express line are crossing.

*Estimated time to major subway stations from Mapo station*

Myeongdong - 22 minutes
Gwanghwamun - 9 minutes
Dongdaemun Market - 15 minutes
Yongsan - 18 minutes
Seoul - 14 minutes
Gangnam - 44 minutes
Itaewon - 18 minutes
Hongik Univ.- 10 minutes
Sinchon - 14 minutes
COEX Mall(Samsung) - 44 minutes
Sinsa - 29 minutes
Seoul National Univ. - 30 minutes

This private studio flat is close to Hongdae, Itaewon, National Assembly building, and Yeouido Park. It will take around 10 ~ 20 minutes to Hongik University, Iteawon, Youngsan(KTX- bullet train bounds for south-west Korea), Seoul station(KTX bounds for south-east Korea) and Myengdong by subway or bus.

This is a set of fully furnished apartments especially suitable for foreign businessmen and visitors.
If you are planning to stay in Seoul for more than a month and need a place where you can feel at home in the bustling city, this private apartment would be the best choice.

Guest Access

Room Amenities
- 1 queen sized bed + 1 single sized bed
- Free wireless high-speed Internet access and WI-FI
- Air conditioning / Floor heating
- Fan
- Refrigerator
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries / Hair dryer
- Extra towels / Table
- Complimentary mineral water
- Microwave
- Laundry Machine
- Cooking utensils
- duvet, pillows for 3rd guest
- LG desktop computer
- 28 inch TV + Free TV channels
- Iron and Iron board

Interaction with Guests

I do love interacting with my guests when they check in if I am available. If my guest is a person who wanna know Korean culture, I am happy to have him at my house having a meal together.

The Neighborhood

Many delicious restaurants just in front of this building. Recommend a marinated pork and beef(Galbi)

Han River park can be accessed by walk or you can walk through the Mapo bridge to Yeoyido park, IFC mall and National assembly.

Getting around

Subway Line 5 and many buses

Other Things to Note

*** Provide a mattress for the guests who like a soft bed. Guest can put a mattress on the bed (The bed in this room is bit hard. Asian prefer a hard bed than a soft bed) ***

If you need any help about life in Seoul or want to know good places to visit, we are happy to help you.
As host(my wife and I) can speak English, Chinese and Japanese, you won't have problems with communication.

* Airport pick-up is available *
- 80,000 Won / One way(Including highway toll fee)


(website hidden) the rent inclusive of utility fees such as, water, electricity, gas and internet?
-> Yes.

2.How can I check-in? And, how can I get or return a key?
-> Normally, host helps guest to check-in. But, in case, host and guest cannot meet each other, guest will be provided detail direction and house manual via e-mail 3 days prior to arrival.
-> And, the door can be opened by touching a keypad without a key, you don’t have to get or return a key.

3.Does child also should pay an additional charge?
-> Additional charge will be added if your child is over 8(include 8)

(website hidden) the neighborhood safe to walk at night? Are there any guards in the building?
-> Yes, the neighborhood is very safe to walk at night. But, recommend return your room before 12 am.
-> There is a guard in the building

(website hidden) you take upfront cash? When and how do I pay for the booking?
-> No. As it is prohibited by Airbnb. Please make a booking via Airbnb. You could pay either credit card or paypal.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $321 /week
Monthly Price: $1224 /month
Cleaning Fee: $15
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • First time using Airbnb. I stayed for 4 days and 3 nights. And after this experience, I will definitely highly recommend this website to all my travelling friends. Jaemu gave detailed instructions to his home offering all possible transport options plus price and expected travelling time. Finding the house was definitely easy. House was well located with plenty of eaterys nearby. House was equipped with the necessary and more. Jaemu responded quickly to my questions. I enjoyed my stay!

    November 2013
  • The bed was as hard as a rock, It was like sleeping on a concrete slab. I didn't have any hot water for the shower at night for the whole week.

    November 2013
    Response from Jaemu:

    The bed is bit hard, but not as a rock, it is bit an overstatement. Some guests prefer a hard bed.
    It would have been nicer of you to inform me about hot water problem with your own so that I could let you know how to use it. Nobody hasn't been able to use hot water so far. And, I've asked to a maintenance of this building, there was no problem with the hot water.

  • Stayed at Jaemu's for a total of 8 nights. Had a pleasant stay. Location in my opinion was pretty good. The place is really near the train station which makes everything pretty accessible. The building/level as far as I can tell is mostly offices though, so it is very quiet at night and the corridors had very little light, so if you're a bit scared of the dark, this might be good to know (; Jaemu's place is a bit old, but clean and well maintained, hence comfortable. The computer is in perfect condition and was really helpful in planning our itinerary. The mobile egg was also extremely helpful to have! Jaemu was also a great host. Really responsive and helpful with any queries we had. He also helped keep our luggage when we went to Busan/Gyeongju, so that was great. Overall a good experience (: thanks Jaemu.

    October 2013
  • Jaemu's place was wonderful! It had everything I needed to feel at home. This was a quick trip for me and location was one of the most important aspects of this trip. It was very close to the National Assembly building and the subway station was very close. This was a great location for me! It was very clean and felt like home! Thank you so much! This was my first experience with airbnb and I am glad I stumbled upon this site. I am looking forward to returning to Korea soon whether it's visiting or business! Thank you!!

    July 2013
  • Great location and very near subway, grocery, restaurants and Starbucks! Jaemu picked us up from the airport and made helpful suggestions about places to visit. The A/C turned off 3 times during the night during our 2-week stay, but when we noticed it, I just turned it back on and it was okay. Not sure if this was due to programming or something else. Overall, it was quite sufficient for us to enjoy our visit to Seoul! Thanks, Jaemu!

    June 2013
    Response from Jaemu:

    Thank you for your great review. And, I am sorry about the AC matter. I think it is because of shortage of electricity in Korea. It happens sometime at my house. Take care.~

  • the room was perfect location everything I needed was close by
    even had a rest. in the basement floor, very convinient. room was
    a little small but it was o.k.

    May 2013
  • Like others I enjoyed this apartment. The location was really excellent and the usability of the subway system enabled me to get around and see what I wanted to see. It took me a few days to find the comprehensive supermarket located in the subway station: enter at exit 1 and then turn left. There were plenty of good places to eat and I particularly enjoyed Pho Bay, the Vietnamese place close by. Two doors down I enjoyed a foot massage and a back massage. Both beds were hard so I purchased a camping mattress which I hope will be useful to others. Kitchen equipment was fairly minimal but it did enable me to prepare basic meals. Overall, a good experience and I would use this site again.

    May 2013
    Response from Jaemu:

    Thank you for your great review and appreciate your mattress.

  • This place was wonderful and the location was perfect. I stayed for two weeks and had the best time. Jaemu met me at the apartment when I arrived and walked me through what the apartment had to offer. This place is so close to Mapo Station and the Han River, it was easy to get to other locations in Seoul AND take a long walk along the river.

    I highly recommend this location to anyone who wants a great place to stay and to be within easy reach of transportation. I would definitely stay here again if in Seoul on another trip!

    April 2013
  • Before we even boarded the plane, we had good directions from Jaemu about how to get from the airport to the apartment. When we arrived, Jaemu was already at the apartment to welcome us. He speaks English very well. The apartment is a small studio, which I think is more than adequate for a couple or a single person, and the price is very, very fair. I liked pretty much everything about the apartment: comfortable overhead and underfloor heating, clean, all the plumbing and electricity worked fine, free reasonably fast WiFi, excellent location just a two-minute walk from the subway station, plenty of blankets, plenty of toiletries, very nice modern showerhead and tub, and easy entry via access code so there's no need to carry around a key. I also found some very useful subway maps left in the apartment. I would strongly recommend this apartment to an individual or couple who plan to come to Seoul and do lots of sightseeing due primarily to its comforts, price, and convenience. I would not recommend it to anyone planning to entertain a group of more than 3-4 people, as the apartment and its kitchen are quite small.

    March 2013
  • I had a 2 night stay in this studio in february 2013. The studio is located right next to the Han river & Mapo bridge. so, the view was very nice!

    February 2013
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부천북고등학교, Soongsil University
Hi Everyone who is interested in Korea and plan to visit Korea. My wife and I are certified by Korea Tourism Organization to host foreign visitors This program is so called, "Koreastay" We were the 1st Koreastay host since 2010. Not only Koreastay program, but also, we are currently renting out private studios for foreign visitors. And, we are glad to help you to travel easily or settle down in Seoul. We can give you a good tips about tour itineraries, studying in Korea, K-pop dancing program and etc,.. We can be your tour guide and driver to any places in Korea with very reasonable prices. If you are interested in daily tours or 1day / 2 nights program, feel free to ask us. We've been to many countries, China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Australia, Russia, France, Dubai, Taiwan and Australia. We are very interested in foreign culture and love to share my culture, especially my hometown Seoul with a lot of friends. My wife teaches Korean-Pop dance for foreign visitors at Seoul global culture center at Myeongdong and I am preparing my own business for foreign visitors. As we love travelling and travel a lot. if you need an advise about travel in Korea, we are glad to help you. Hope you can make a good memory in Korea. 您好! 我叫柳在茂。我是在首尔生活的韩国人。我听很多新闻说来韩国的中国旅客很难找到舒适的宾馆。如果有好的就是价格很贵,如果有便宜的就离首尔很远。这会给访问韩国的中国旅客对韩国留下一种不怎么样的印象。爱中国的我本人就觉得太可惜了。 。因此我和我的妻子把我家里的房间租给外国旅客住.这被称韩国民宿(Koreastay),是被韩国政府批准的.而且还把几件公寓租给访问首尔的外国旅客. 如果你们想找间又便宜又方便的宾馆,来我家体验一下韩国的文化怎么样? 如果你们要便宜而且离首儿中心的公寓也跟我联系. 因为我非常喜欢旅行而游览了很多韩国的名胜古迹,自然风景区, 如果你们需要我的导游服务,司机服务随时询问我.费用也比一般旅行社会便宜得多. 我妻子正在教韩国流行歌的舞蹈,想要练K-pop dance的旅客尽量问我. 谢谢。 ようこそWonderSeoulへ。 私はュジャムと申します。今韓国のソウルに住んでいる会社員です。 僕は外国の文化や外国人との交流に関心があります。 そして、ソウルを訪れる日本人のためホームステイもやっていますので、関心がある方はいつでも連絡してください。 よろしくお願いします。
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