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How to find a budget accommodation in Seoul for 1-3 month?


in Seoul, South Korea by @poppyjikko | 6yr  | 7 comments

Maybe some of you know good tips ?

Thank you for helping.

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@replay | 6yr

Iโ€™ve been in Seoul for almost 3 Months this year. From what Iโ€™ve seen there are quite many rooms being rented on Craigslist and many of the posts are serious and not some rip-offs like in other places. Iโ€™ve stayed in a room from Craigslist and it was great and I saw there were quite a few others too.

Personally I would not recommend Itaewon because itโ€™s really a foreigner ghetto there. Iโ€™ve been in Songpa (one of the less central areas) and I was quite happy there. Obviously many people do not speak English, but Iโ€™ve had the impression they usually try their best to be able to communicate, and learning the Korean characters is super easy which also helps (took me about 4 hours).

One of the things I really enjoyed in Seoul is that there are tons of 24h cafes, which was great for me because I usually work at night.

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@dpt | 4yr

I was wondering if anyone found out anything more since the last post in April '15.
The habang.co.kr link above isnโ€™t working anymore.

Iโ€™m planning to stay in Seoul for a few weeks this spring. Last time I was there I tried the Goshiwon and wouldnโ€™t want to do that again. I also stayed in some ridiculously expensive AirBnBs, two of the three I tried having been of pretty low quality, so Iโ€™d be curious how to find a better option. Anything besides Craigslist?

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@poppyjikko | 6yr

Ok letโ€™s go to Hanoi this year :smiley:

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@koan | 6yr

I lived in Seoul for 4 years.

Its a tough housing market because of the key money concept. Basically, the landlord asks for 6-8 months rent up front as a security deposit.

You could look for goshiwon/goshitels. They are one room places that cater to students. I just found this site http://www.habang.co.kr/b_go_se_en?ckattempt=1

The other thing you could do is look into Itaewon/Haebangchon, the foreign ghetto. It can suck, but the language barrier wonโ€™t be so bad.

Good luck.

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@kathrynoh | 6yr

Aha, Japan is pretty much the same but itโ€™s not a deposit, itโ€™s a non-returnable gift. Are guesthouses for foreigners popular in Seoul? They are common in Tokyo and not as pricey, also available for one month or more.

I only spent a few nights in Seoul but all the Koreans I met complained about the price of housing there.

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@dorischow83 | 6yr

Hi @kathrynoh, I am also planning to visit South Korea for 3 months from July to October this year. Have been looking through AirBnb and Couch Surfing but yet to find any good deals. Most of the Couch Surfers are looking at a few days while longer term would be AirBnb and hostels. Do you think house sitting is available in Seoul or something?

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@kathrynoh | 6yr

Iโ€™ve been thinking about going to Seoul for a while this year and would be interested in knowing too.

I have had a look through Airbnb listings and some are by companies that you can google and book with direct, possibly making it a bit cheaper.

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Out of the 3 Areas which would be most beneficial for a foreigner moving to SK?
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in Turkey by @pilat | 5yr 4 years ago | 8 comments

โ€ฆ or in any modern town (with multi-storey appt buildings).

Hi, Iโ€™m going to Alanya, Turkey this October/November (then moving to Goa). My plan for Goa is the following: I rent something via Booking/AirBnB for just 2-3 days so that we could be rested from the road. During these days Iโ€™m going to shop around for longer and less expensive accommodation. In India, they say, the best way is to do it โ€œofflineโ€: just go to streets and look for โ€œRooms to letโ€ signs. Itโ€™s Ok, I believe, in rural area with 1-2 story houses, but how would one โ€œshop offlineโ€ in a modern town like Alanya? I mean, you wonโ€™t go into a multi-storey apartment buildings and knock at the doors, will you? Any advices?

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Iโ€™m looking for a good budgeting and expenses tracking software to track my expenses and my income, I donโ€™t mind if itโ€™s free or paid, but I canโ€™t find any with all these characteristics which are fundamental for me. They always lack at least one or two.

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by @andygreenwood | 5yr 5 years ago | 24 comments

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