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American/Korean couple living near downtown Seoul.
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Sanghyun & Jo-Anna were gracious, welcoming, and responsive hosts. Cozy room in a traditional house; very close to the metro and great location overall. It was not fancy but comfortable, and we shared some great conversations, Korean dramas, and beer. We were three women in our 20s and felt very safe in the neighborhood (and in Seoul in general). Would definitely recommend these hosts!
Sanghyun and Jo-Anna are very nice host. They stayed up late after midnight to wait for our arrival. They were very nice to share Sanghyun home cooked dish and home brewed beer. We enjoyed their company. The house is located at a very convinient location. There are a few interesting markets just a train stop away, you can even choose to walk there. It just take us 4 to 5 train stop to reach the some popular tourist attractions. The house is very nice, is a very nice experience.
Jo-Anna and Sang Hyun are very nice hosts. Their cooking is great, they are always willing to respond to any questions, make recommandations and give advises. They leave you to yourself but are available if needed.
The house is very cute, don't expect western style hotel accommodations, as this is a traditionnal home, it might seem rudimentary but is very clean, sleeping on the floor was surprisingly comfy and the bathroom had everything needed.
The neighborhood is safe, very well located near subway line and many buses stops. Easy to find local markets and interesting eateries.
I would totally come back if I return to (website hidden) you guys, I accidentaly stole a phone charger, do you want me to mail it back?
Sanghyun And Jo-Anna're really great hosts, their place is really lovely! a huge thanks for the awesome dinner and staying up so late on the first night to help me with my itinerary too! the huge plus is that the location of their house is near to the subway, and is very near to the heart of Seoul too! There are also a lot of convenient stores, cafes and eateries around, opened till late hours too. we really enjoyed our stay! will definitely come back again when i go to Seoul! thanks again!
we couldn't have asked for better hosts than jo-anna and sanghyun. they are lovely, friendly people willing to go the extra mile to make sure your stay in seoul is memorable. we were lucky enough to be able to share a few drinks and meals with (website hidden)-anna also generously accompanied us to a korean jjimjilbang (sauna/spa) and showed us how to navigate the experience without making any social faux pas. the house has its own charm, and is close to the metro and several good coffee shops. vielen lieben dank!!
Sanghyun and Jo-Anna are a very friendly and interesting persons and lovely house.We chatted about we're the trip.Sanghyun cooked delicious dinner for us.Everything is very nice.
Very nice stay with Sanghyun (Jo-Anna was away), he was happy to have dinner with us (he cooked!) and chat about Korea and his travels to other countries. We drank some of his homebrewed beer, it was delicious. Very spacious house for Korea, comfortable bed, great pillows, full size towels, very good location close to the metro station. Thanks very much for having us!
Sanghyun was very accommodating and friendly. Unfortunately, we weren't able to see him much as he was quite busy. Regardless, the location was pretty convenient to the metro, and we enjoyed the traditional style of the house.
Sanghyun is a very nice guy, we had lots of fun talking with him. The house is also nice, traditional Korean house. It was a pleasure staying with Sanghyun. Unfortunately Jo-Anna was abroad when we stayed so we didn't meet her.
Sanghyun is an amazing host! He went out of his way to help us figure out sightseeing and places to eat in Seoul. He also cooked amazing food and brewed amazing beer that were beyond yummy! We loved the location since it was close to the subway line and not far from the Cheonggyecheon stream.
It was a pleasure to host Sanghyun & Jo-Anna at my place for a few days- Though I did not meet them, they were very clear about their travel plans and left the place in great (website hidden)-Anna was great at checking in with me about the area and seemed very friendly ~ They are welcome any time.
Sanghyun and I have something common from the beginning. He lets people stay at 100 year old house through Airbnb. So do I. When I recieved his request, I was so exited. Then we met as if this is our destiny. First I asked him to come to my other place "Nostalji" (which is near Kyoto station) to leave his luggages. At his first sight he really liked "Nostalji". Though he booked for "Chian" two nights, I said to him, " Tonight you'll stay at Chian and tomorrow night you can stay at "Nostalji". He was so happy with my suggestion. That night my friend gave us a ride to "Chian-100 year old house". and we were chating about our old houses, Airbnb, our life and so on until 1:00AM over some beer and sake. It was a relaxing, peaceful, wonderful and precious night. Before sleeping he asked me "Can I also stay here(Chian) tomorrow night?" I was surprised and off course I said, "Yes".
At the second night I organised BBQ party with my local friends. Every body enjoyed so much and became friends. Sanghyun, when we go to Korea someday, we are sure to stay at your 100 year old house. And you are always welcome to "Nostalji" and "Chian". This place is your second house.
Sanghyun was here for such a short time I thought we weren't going to have a chance to chat. Fast forward to midnight and we were chatting away sharing stories over a beer. He's a great house guest, considerate and clean. Hope to see you back soon Sanghyun or maybe I'll visit him in Korea :)
We loved having Jo Anna and her friend stay with us. They were great guests! Their curiousity and enthusiasm about the local culture and customs was fun to (website hidden) Anna is world traveled and seems at home in whatever circumstance. The two of them contributed to a great chemistry in between all the guests at the B&B - sharing their experiences and view points. They were an essential part of a beautiful evening of multicultural exchanges. I would welcome them back again whenever they would like to come, and would feel lucky to host them again. I would also recommend Jo Anna or her friend highly to any other hosts where they might want to stay.
Sanghyun and Jo-Anna are what we in Germany would call "wirklich guten Menschen"....just good people. They are friendly, open minded, and generous. I hope someday we are afforded the opportunity to repay the kindness they have showed us.
I've known Sanghyun since Dec 2011, when me & my sister stayed at his place for 2 weeks. I received great hospitality from him & got to know more of the korean culture through his explanation. I went back to Seoul this year and met up with him & Jo-Anna again, and got a chance to taste the makgeolli that Sanghyun brewed himself. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and certainly people you would like to meet in Seoul for a wild Korea experience. :)
Joana y Sanghyun me han hospedo el año pasado en su casa, en Seoul Corea, Son dos personas encantadoras y exelentes anfitriones, los recomiendo ampliamente, tiene la esencia de las personas que saben ser buenos amigos, los recuerdo con mucho cariño
Sanghyun and Jo-Anna have a really unique and beautiful house in Seoul. There's is the first that I've seen of a traditional style Korean house and it is very quaint, clean and comfortable. I love the middle courtyard too. It's a wonderful place to just relax.
As for these two hosts, they are awesome people. They are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of what to do and see in Seoul. And they are just silly and fun to be around. Sanghyun makes great home brews and Jo-Anna made an amazing carrot cake. Their home is a great location for seeing all the sites in Seoul so I would highly recommend staying there!
I stayed with Jo-Anna and Sanghyun at their previous place in early 2012. Friendly and helpful hosts, great fun to chat with and a life saver. Sanghyun generously offered me a lift to the train station as it was pouring. My small piece of luggage was not so 'small' in weight and I only just made it to the departure gate minutes before they closed! Not forgetting their awesome kimchi pancake which still stands out in my mind food-wise from my 2 week trip! As a first time solo traveller, staying with them was a very positive experience. Highly recommended!
I've never stayed with Jo-anna and Sanghyun before but they're good people and are really into exploring all that Seoul and Korea have to offer. If I were visiting from out of town I think they'd be great hosts and can provide tons of information about what to do and how to get around!
Sanghyun is a friendly and funny person who is more than willing to go the extra mile to assist you when you need help. He provides useful information about the city and he drew maps for us. Sanghyun is multilingual, so there's no worries about miscommunications. He is also a great cook, his kimchi stew and kimchi pancake is probably the best in town~! His house is near Jungang Market, E-Mart and within a walking distance to Dongdaemun. I'll highly recommend staying with Sanghyun if you want a unique Korea experience!
I highly recommend staying with Jo-Anna and Sanghyun. They are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about Seoul. They speak both English and Korean; so there will not be any room for miscommunication. They can definitely guide you to a great experience in the beautiful city of Seoul.
These guys are friendly and willing to bend over backwards to ensure you're comfortable and having a good time. Their place is within walking distance of the Seoul Folk Flea Market (an easy place to spend a day by itself!), and is a surprisingly nice hanok (traditional Korean house) - something that's rare to find in the heart of Seoul.
Sanghyun and Jo-Anna are very friendly and knowledgeable people. Both speak Korean and know lots about Korea and Seoul. A perfect place to stay if you want a real Korean home experience as well as awesome people to give you lots of information about the city!