I'm a father of two children and currently working at five star hotel in Korea.
I enjoy listening music, swimming, bicycle riding, mountain climbing and reading.
I delightfully invite you my place where you feel comfort as if your home.
Very clean, beautiful apartment with modern design. The place easy to find and east to get to every place in Seoul. Many food store around the area. Captain Ryan is just very nice and helpful. He use his car assist us to new place for stay without a charge. The wifi egg also help me a lot during this few day. Thank you for your place, service and all the thing in Seoul. Will recommend to my friend who going to Korea soon and must stay again when I travel Korea next time.
My friend and I enjoyed our stay at Captain Ryan's Nest. The neighborhood was quiet and the location was perfect for us. The building is on a main road so it was easy to catch a taxi. It took us between 8-10 minutes on foot to get to Samgakji Station (lines 4 & 6) and about 10-12 minutes to get to Namyeong Station (Line 1). Many attractions and neighborhoods are easily accessible via these lines directly or with minimal transfers. The apartment was clean and had all the amenities we needed to make it a comfortable two week stay for two ladies. Captain Ryan provided lots of information for us before we arrived including but not limited to: various ways to get to and from the airport and how to use the amenities inside the apartment. He was very easy to communicate with and easily reachable before and during our stay. We are glad we chose his place and we would happily do it again.
We stayed in Captain Ryan`s apartment for one month - it was great! We liked location - really near Han River and its park, where you can walk and get yourself fit. Subway is 10 min by feet. All attractive areas: Hondae, Insadong, Bukchon Village, Myengdong, Gangnam, etc - you also can reach in 10-15 min by taxi, and it is pretty cheap (at least for three people it is).
Supermarket, fruit stands, great bakery Choi82 are just next door!
Apartment itself was very good - spacious, clean, warm - oh, heated floors felt great, thank you! )
The place has everything you may need. I can recommend to book this place for the company of 3-5 people.
We didn`t get to see our host in person, but he was constantly in touch via e-mail, and all went smoothly!
Thank you Captain Ryan!
All the same as the description of the house, except less convenient transportation. Need 8 to 10 minutes walk to the subway station.
Ryan is very nice, he will tell you all the information you need. Thanks.
Captain Ryan's duplex was great to stay at, and Ryan was a fantastic host as well. We found the place clean and the neighbourhood safe, and enjoyed the floor heating very much as well (since it was so cold when we visited). The duplex is a little on the tiny side, but it was sufficient for two girls with two luggage cases. Ryan was quick and prompt to respond to inquiries, and I found it easy to contact him whenever I had any questions. All in all it was a very charming little place to stay at, and I will definitely choose this again when I go back to Seoul for another visit!
It was a lovely stay at his Yongsan apartment. It's a small officetel that can surely accommodate 2 people with large luggages perfectly. The officetel is on the 19th floor (out of 20 floors), and is very much secure (there are two keys; one for the main door that leads to the elevator, and one for your officetel.) The location is a bit iffy, but if you use Captain Ryan's instructions on how to get there like a Bible, you'll be fine. The officetel is surely for people who don't mind walking; just a few meters away from the officetel building is a convenience store (GS25), and the nearest subway station (Namyeon station) is about 10-15 minutes away by foot. Otherwise, if you are not fond of walking, taxis are almost always available near the apartment building; KRW 3,000 (about USD 3) can get you to Namyeon station, or with less than KRW 5,000 (about USD 5), it get you to Seoul Station itself. From there, you can get around Seoul by subway easily. Jongno 3-ga (Insadong) is just a few stops away, as well as Hongdae and Myeongdong!
Before your arrival, Captain Ryan will make sure you will be properly accommodated. He will email you the instructions and even ask you whether you need metro cards or airport transportation!
It is important to know, by the way, the Korean lifestyle and culture; having to take off your shoes at the door, putting on slippers in the bathroom, and separating the trash by paper, plastic, glass, and biodegradable waste. No, Captain Ryan didn't reprimand me, but it is just interesting to note that there is actually an area where you have to take off your shoes, slippers in the bathroom, and several separate trash cans for each of the waste (so it's not just the usual garbage and recycling trash cans that you're probably used to.) Also note that the floor heater is keeps the room insulated (also turns on the hot water!).
Lastly, just enjoy. Contact Captain Ryan if you have any further questions, and he will respond to you right away! (Yes, his WiFi is FAST!) Just take in the lovely officetel and relax! I am glad I booked Captain Ryan's place. And I'm sure you will be too.
Hi, all. Stay at Captain Ryan's place was great. He was a responsive and resourceful host. Very helpful. Will think of returning his place next time. Not the biggest apartment. But really cosy.
방이 너무 깨끗해서 좋았어요^^편하게 놀다가 왔습니다!!
The apartmemt is ideal for latger groups as it has a main bedroom with ensuite and 2 other single bedrooms that share a seperate bathroom /toilet. The place is spacious, well equipped, clean, in very good condition and we did not notice anything that could have made our stay unpleasant. For those going in winter, the heating comes from the floor with a thermostat control on the wall opposite the TV.
The apartmemt is not in the centre of Seoul but is within a 10 to 15 mimute walk to Yongsang Station which is part of thei Metro system.
For those not wanting to cook, be aware there not too many restaurants very near to the apartment.
Captain Ryan is a genial host and though we did not actually meet, any query I had was answered quickly via email. He has a mobile phone number if anyone wants to contact him that way. He also provides useful instructions for finding his place and general house rules and procedures.
In all, it was a pleasant stay. Highly recommended.
I stayed at this studio 4 days with one of my friend. I really love this studio. it's so private , clean and conviniece with facilities. I would like to come back again. Thank you Ryan.