About This Listing
This place is so convenient. With an express line to the airport, fast access to every corner of Seoul, and the hottest streets right out 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.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Booked the room for friend and they were happy about it. Location was strategic and near to subway. Happening surrounding and many foods and drink place you can go. Host even check them out during their stay and everything was good! Clear direction and rules about host's room.
Good stay, but the place seemed a little old and shabby... That's Korean standard, I guess. But everything else seemed to be clean and in neat order. The place is close to subway and many restaurants. I enjoyed the nearby Foot Shop foot massage as well. When you book the room, make sure you check the FIRST email you receive from the host. There's instruction for everything.
Enjoyed staying at the place very much! First of all, the location is superb. Right in the middle of the hottest street in Gangnam and best of all,the subway station is just a stone's throw away! (p/s : If you're an early bird, spare some time to take a walk at the morning market which is just around the corner from the apartment.)
If you are visiting Gangnam,Seoul, this is definitely the place to look out for. Worth every single penny we paid for. (You can never get this price is any hotels around Gangnam area!!!)
Location and room condition is as per the description. Do bear in mind that one should not expect it to be like a hotel room as this is a privately-managed property, it is as good as it gets! With that price, this is definitely a steal.
Kelly was a beautiful girl who was very helpful during my stay. She gave me any information I asked for and more, and even helped me book a van! The apartment is so conveniently located. All kinds of public transportation are right nearby. This place is really great for young people who are looking for a vibrant location surrounded by Korean food and culture. There are tons of nice restaurants and even a traditional market all close to the apartment.
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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.