About the Homestay
Hi my name is Rachel Kim, I am 36 years old. I live with my brother who is 33 years old. He is a Japanese cook, so he stays in restaurant for so many hours every day and you guys can barely see him at home. We both like home party and go to fun party places in Gangnam and Itaewon area whenever time allows!
If you like to experience Korean culture, I have many places to show you around :-)
My job is an English interpreter so I am fluent in English and a bit of Chinese. But my Chinese is really bad. Since I have many experiences to guide foreigners in Seoul area, if you come and stay in my apartment, I also can show you around some good places in Seoul or other cities if time allows! But as I told you earlier, my job is very changeable depending on my work schedules. I only can hang out or offer you to go out when my work is not so busy. Please understand this. :)
You can stay a few days or few weeks as you like. Please send me a message!!! Many thanks!!!
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is located in residencial area near Jamsil station. Airport bustop is only a minute away from my apartment complex. very safe and clean area. Since my apartment was newly developed a few years ago, everything is very convenient and clean!
Just across the road, there is a conventional market. Goods are very cheap and you can also experience real Korean Market. There is a huge shopping complex within 10minutes walk. It is called Lotte world mall. This shopping centre opened recently. Next to the mall, there is a lake park, you can go for jogging and exercise.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking is not allowed.
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Personne très gentille, malheureusement nous n'avons pas pu beaucoup nous voir. L'appartement est correct, et bien situé.
I am glad to have chosen Rachel’s family as the host! This is my first time to visit Korea and I can feel I am welcomed. We had meal together and I have learnt a lot about Korean culture and language (indeed she is more willing to share with you, and her English is excellent) .
These days are memorable and I have really good impression on Korea. Thanks Rachel for your care and hospitality! 고마워요, 마음에 또 만나요!
Rachel is such a great host and I had a lot of fun with her. She takes good care of her guests and is really generous. I’m gonna miss her and Collin but I’m really thankful for the time there
Rachel’s house was very comfortbale and lovely to stay in! Although she wasn’t there during our stay, Rachel’s brother Collin was there to look after us instead which was great! At the end of our trip, even after we had left the Homestay, we met up with Rachel and she took us out on a day trip wich was amazing! Highly reccomend staying with Rachel!
Rachel and Collin are great hosts. Always willing to help and make you feel comfortable. I enjoyed every minute with them! Thank you so much for all your help and kindness.
The apartment is located in a nice area, well connected by metro and bus. It really is a perfect place to explore the city.
I've stayed at Rachel's place for one week. It was by far the best decison I made when I planned my trip to Seoul.
Rachel is a great host. She makes you feel confortable and at home in a minute (which is a great deal when you're a shy person like me). She's always caring and proposing funny things to do.
Really, I highly recommand her as an host !!
Can't wait to travel back to Seoul to meet again !
I loved staying with Rachel and Collin! It’s so hard to choose from all the things we did. I had a blast from the minute I got there. Every day was fun.
We went out to clubs and bars and it was SO. MUCH. FUN. Rachel is the bestttt dance partner. She lent me some dresses and she even let me take a few home. SO NICE.
I wanted to get a facial treatment and I would not have been able to do that if Rachel hadn’t translated for me.
I got pretty sick early on and they took really good care of me. Went to the pharmacy, made me soup, made me tea (that was homemade btw and really good). It made me feel like I was so cared for and right at home.
These guys are the best hosts. We played cards, we went bowling, went to the arcade, watched dramas together, plus sooo much more.
And they made me really great food!
Rachel & Collin immediately make you feel like family. Honestly I was so sad when I left. I didn't have a single boring day.
I still miss them! :(
Rachel and her brother Collin were amazing. They went out of their way to make me feel at home. I enjoyed the house and the time spent with them. I recommend this homestay especially for solo travelers.
5 hearts isn't enough! This is the best place to stay in the city. Rachel and Collin were absolutely incredible. The rooms were immaculate and every detail was taken care of. They were very friendly and we spent a lot of time hanging out in the area, playing arcade games, eating amazing Korean food, drinking 소맥, and playing cards. The location is amazing: right next to the night life in Jamsil and less than 1 block away from the subway which gives you access to anywhere in the city. Even though our time was short, it felt like we had known each other for years. If you are open, friendly, and courteous, you will be treated to an amazing experience in Seoul.
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