Itaewon - Private Entire Flat #301

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Usadan-ro 4-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-201, South Korea

The Space

Want to stay at great location with easy access to subway in the middle of Itaewon, the heart of night life in Seoul?

2Beds Entire Flat

The Flat is next to the Itaewon Subway Station(5min by walk), ideally situated between Gangnam and Myungdong and Dongdaemoon.The entire flat is at your exclusive use. A 38 sq m. comfortable,clean, private one bedroom with private bathroom (shower), hot water 24/hours, separate kitchen with cooking facilities, fridge, air conditioning, Internet WI-fi,one double bed and one single bed. We provide sheets and towels. Our neighborhood is quiet and absolutely safe.

Local Attractions

Walking Distance
War Memorial, National Museum, Seoul Central Mosque, Namsan Tower, Han Riverside Park….

10min by Taxi or Bus or Subway
Myeong-dong, Dongdaemoon Market, Seoul Central Station, Insa-dong, Blue House…..

ITAEWON : The Global Community in Seoul: Global Fashions and Foods

Itaewon is a unique place in Seoul where one can meet people of diverse nationalities and cultures. There is a popular joke saying that international residents may not know Seoul, but they know Itaewon. Seoul even designated Itaewon as its first ‘Special Tourism District,’ to highlight it as a destination for internationals to enjoy a diversity of culture, shopping, and entertainment experiences.

Itaewon is in the middle of Yongsan-gu, which borders the northern part of the Hangang River. It is also close to Seoul Station, Myeong-dong, and Namsan Mountain. The formation of this exotic and global tourism site is closely associated with modern Korean history.

In the aftermath of the Korean War, American soldiers began to stay in the Yongsan Garrison and, consequently, numerous businesses and housing complexes were formed in Yongsan. In preparation for international meetings, the Seoul Asian and Olympic Games, the government strengthened tourism infrastructures and revitalized commerce, prompting international tourists from other parts of the world (such as Japan, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, etc.) to visit Itaewon.

Itaewon typically refers to the street full of stores, restaurants, and stalls over 1.4 kilometers between Itaewon 1-dong and Hannam 2-dong in the east. Fashion shops specialize in various imported clothes, leather goods, fur goods, handbags, shoes, and antique furniture. Big and tall sizes unavailable in other areas are well-stocked, and experienced tailors offer customized clothes.

Another one of Itaewon’s many draws is its diverse food culture, which features cuisine from around world. Restaurants right behind Hamilton Hotel form a type of exhibition hall for international foods from Korea, New York, London, India, Thailand, China, Greece, Pakistan, Italy, France, Mexico, Australia, and more. Unique flavors, exotic interiors, and diverse nationalities help to make Itaewon befittingly ‘the global village in Seoul.’

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • April 2014
  • I really enjoyed my stay. The room is great and spacious, especially for the price. So convenient as it's in the centre of the city. 5 min walk to all the best dining in Korea(western style. I will always check for availability of one of Mark's rooms when heading to Itaewon.

    March 2014
  • Mark was very easy to work with and was quick to answer any and all questions we had. The apartment was just as described and suited us perfectly during our stay. The short 7-10 minute walk to Itaewon station wasn't a big deal at all, and our overall experience was very pleasant.

    March 2014
  • Mark had been a great host throughout our entire trip. He would check up upon us during our stay in this apartment. The only problem we encountered was when we arrived at the location and were locked outside for roughly half an hour, requiring the assistance of a lady in a nearby real estate shop to assist us in unlocking the keypad. Overall, the apartment was situated in the best possible location for us. It was clean, tidy and utilities provided were sufficient. I would love to stay in one of Mark's apartment when I do return. Thank you for hosting us, it was a great pleasure staying in Seoul!

    February 2014
  • I didnt have a ton of interaction with Mark, but thats because he gives all the necessary information as soon as you book your stay. The apartment is very clean and comfortable. It is in a GREAT location for people of all ages. I would definitely stay here again! Thanks Mark!

    January 2014
  • The location for this place was fantastic! It was around ten minutes (or maybe five if you're a speedy walker) from the metro and near a lot of shops/cafes/etc. but far enough up the street that it was relatively quiet. Be warned if you have heavy luggage that the place doesn't have a lift so you will need to carry it all. The stairs are manageable though because they weren't too long. I didn't meet Mark but he was generally responsive and helpful to the queries we had. The wifi for the place was very fast and amazingly connected at other places outside the apartment. The apartment had your basic amenities (but bring a toothbrush and tooth paste) and was comfortable for two people. The only real complaint I have is the smell of mildew in the bathroom. You couldn't smell it in the apartment if you closed the bathroom door though. Overall, I would recommend this apartment if you're looking for a place with a prime location and convenience.

    January 2014
  • The apartment was decent, we stayed there over the christmas break December 24th-Dec 30th. As it was very cold in korea almost near freezing, it was nice to have heated apartment. Everything was good, it was definitely close to Itaewon Station and all the happenings but not close so you can hear all the noises from the streets. It was convenient as there is a 24 hours convenient store right across.

    HOWEVER, we were very disappointed with the water system. There was NO hot water for us to take a shower in the cold weather. We were freezing. Mark (the host) was very reachable and was very helpful he did try to solve the problem and got his maintenance guy and property manager to come in to fix it. But it was not fixable, Mark was nice enough and told my friend and i to go to the public bathroom in Hamilton Hotel and that he'll reimburse us with the money. He did keep his word and try to solve the issue for us, but at the end of the day… we didn't get the hot water running. So we left 2 days earlier than expected, to switch to another place because we had to boil our own water just to wash our hair or take a quick shower.
    I hope Mark can solve the problem, he did pay us back the 2 nights that we didn't stay for as it was the apartment's issue. Otherwise, it is a good convenient comfy place, the only downpour is hot water…. :(

    January 2014
  • Great location and room are in good condition.. As usual Mark is always helpful :) highly recommend..

    November 2013
  • Good !(:

    October 2013
  • Room clean but a bit noisy because of the street right next to the window.
    The flat is conveniently located, less than 10mn from Itaewon station and there s a convenience store (C&U) in front of the building entrance.
    Mark was out of town during our stay, however he was still reachable. The map for directions he send us was well detailed and there was no major problems finding the place. We are globally satisfied.

    La chambre est un peu bruyante due a la fenêtre qui tombe directement sur la rue passante. S'attendre a une literie est un peu raide pour des occidentaux comme dans la plupart des appart coréen.
    Cependant, l'appart (type studio) est bien situé, a moins de 10mn de la station de métro. Un C&U pour se dépanner est situé juste en face du bâtiment.
    Mark était absent pour voyage d'affaire lors de notre séjour, toutefois il est facilement joignable par téléphone ou par mail.

    October 2013
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Hi... Meet with traveler is always good to exchange the story. Like to travel around the world and so..know what traveler wants...My property locates in Itaewon which is MUST VISIT PLACE in Seoul for international traveler. It is like a SOHO or Brooklyn or Kingscross..
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