Hongdae(=Hongik University) area is center of night entertainment, artist community and hundreds of GREAT restaurants and cafes. Enjoy the city with most number of cafes per capita! Every alley you turn into has its own character, you can spend days and nights exploring this part of Seoul alone. This is where you can experience the "real" "current" Seoul.
One minute away from Hongik University Station Exit 8.
Most of the tourist destinations such as the palaces, myeong-dong, insa-dong, samcheong-dong, etc. are within 20~30 minutes from this place.
Yonsei University, Ehwa Women's University, Sogang University are very near as well.
This is an entire flat. You do not share any space with anyone else. You will have the whole house to yourself.
The room has:
a wooden queen size bed
a white sofa-bed (expandable)
a wooden table
a small Korean-style bathroom(no tub)
a small kitchen with stove
a washing machine (and hanger)
wi-fi and internet
secure number pad for the door
hair dryer (blow dryer)
simple cleaning tools
towels (bath towels & face towels)
hair shampoo, body shampoo, hand soap
Heating is floor-heated as most houses in Korea are. Very warm!
No A/C for the summer. Fan provided.
The room has an unusually high ceiling for an apartment in Korea. Probably around 3 meters, making the room feel bigger.The apartment has a keyless entry, it is off the street about half a block and doesn't face the street, so it's not loud at all.
It's on the 2nd floor of the building and is literally one minute away from Hongik University Station (Line 2 and Airport Express Railway). It takes about 45 minutes from the airport to the station by Airport Express Railway. Total 60 minutes from airport to the door.
One cannot ask for a better location than this!
Side note for no A/C concerns...
Up until May and early June is not hot, perfect spring weather. It depends on the year but we have a month long rainy season around July where it rains all day, almost every day which keeps the temperature cool.
Koreans usually do not use A/C except August and early September at home, we just open the window for air vantilation and for cooling. BUT if you come from a country where you use A/C all year or if you or your travel mate is a particularly sweaty person, you may be uncomfortable :)
You can read reviews from previous guests :)
K from Canada
Hailey's apartment is right in the middle of the bustling nightlife but far enough from the clubs that it wasn't noisy at night. I had a great directions given to me by Hailey who was always prompt in her replies. She was really friendly and very helpful! It was easy to find the apartment which really is only 1 min away from the Hongik University Station, and I loved wandering the area which was filled with cute shops and cafes. I would definitely stay there again! The room itself is cozy, and as I was there in the middle of winter, the heated floors kept the whole apartment nice and warm.
N from USA
Hailey first and foremost was a great host. Our first night in Seoul a friend slipped and ended up in the hospital. Hailey waited for us. Showed us the apartment, and showed us around the area. She even went inside the restaurant and helped us order. It was our best of many great meals in Korea. We spent most of our time within a 10-15 min walk of the apt, it is literally in the middle of everything, but still a great place to sleep after a late night/early morning. The apartment has a keyless entry, it is off the street about half a block and doesn't face the street, so it's not loud at all. The heated floors, wi-fi and comfortable bed make this a good place to stay, Hailey herself makes it great. I don't even want to say how many times I emailed her to ask her different questions and she was always available.
SPECIAL RATE for March
I am offering a special rate in March of $35 per night for stays longer than two weeks due to personal reasons. Please inquire by message for discount & availability.
Stays shorter than two weeks is subject to the normal rate of $50 :)
DISCOUNT for all times
Discount of approximately 10% off for stays longer than 10 days!
Discount of approximately 20% off for stays longer than 20 days!
- Washing machine
- WiFi (wireless LAN)