Hongdae, breakfast-dinner, Toilet

Homestay in 4th floor , shinhan villa - Seoul, South Korea

About the Homestay

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wanna experience real Koea?
*We have two rooms !

1) Shiny room (toilet inside)
-A large room with a private toilet
2) Seoul room (toilet not inside, share with my family)

*General Information
-Hongdae, Shinchon, Ewha woman, Yonsei University
-Homemade food by mom (breakfast and dinner, it's optional)
-Free cleaning service (if u want it)

My house is located in a pretty center of Seoul but it is not noisy at all because
here is the residental area. If you want to go to downtown (Hongdae, Shinchon, Myungdong) It is gonna take 10~30 min by bus.
If you are an exchange student of Yonsei, Ewha, Myongji, Sogang, Hongik University, it will be perfect homestay at my home.

* Special Point No.1

I have experiences to live abroad in Japan and Finland as an exchange student for 1 and half year.
That's why I could understand you fully and help you as much as possible.
Culture, language, trend things and so on.. just ask me I will help you about life in Korea. My mom cannot speak English but no problem :) I usually work and she is usually staying at home.

* Special Point No.2 ★★★Homemade food by my mom
(extra fee will be charged)
My mom is the best cook ever. I mean it. I am very picky about food but my mom's food is always
the best in my life. She considers health and ingredient when she cook food.
Are you bored of Bulgogi and bibimbab? Seriously, you will eat various Korean food.

* Special Point of my house No.3

Shiny room :
Spacious room with a toilet only for you. The room is the biggest room in my house.
Rooftop room : you can reach rooftop very easily, it's fun!

my mom cares about being clean. If you don't mind she makes your room clean. (Only dust care)

We have been a host family since 2014. Many guests were very happy
with us. If you stay with us, you are going to reach real Korean life and culture!!

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Barbecue
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

SeOUL room
From 23,333 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is a large room for 1 person with sunshinying. Toilet is not inside so you need to share with another guest. The tv is not included (only picture!)

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
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Monthly price
ShinY Room
From 26,666 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double, 1 Futon Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is a large room for 1 ~3 people with the private toilet inside. We are offering you my mom's home-made food (breakfast and dinner) Don't miss the chance to experience real Korean family life!

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
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About the Area

"Do you want to experience real Korean life?"
My house is located on the west side of Seoul city in a quiet and safe area.
The bus stop is only 3 minutes on foot from house and there are lots of buses heading to center of Seoul. You can go to subway station by the bus and it takes only 10~15 minutes. (Hongje (line-3), Sinchon, Hongdae (2) are closest station from my house) In addition, there are cafes, restaurants, convenience stores in my neighborhood so you will be very convenient for 24 hours.

* Special Point No.1 [being Convenient]
There are many Universities near to my house such as Yonsei, Ewha woman, and Seokang. So, if you go to center by bus, there are full of cool places such as cafes, restaurants, and shopping places.

There is Myongji University near to my house. (The school is only 15 minutes walk from the house.) There are many restaurants, bars, and so on)

* Special Point No.2 [Eco-friendly]
Also, beside to my house there is a beautiful stream. You could work out and ride a bicycle to head to Han-river. It is one of best things ever! Spring is the most beautiful. If you like to work out or walk, there are many courses to do that.

* Special Point No.3 [Safe zone]
You really don't like noise? Are you afraid of a stranger?
Don't worry. The police office is only 3 minutes walk from my home.
We are living in a residential area so no worries to be stressed by noise!

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

*You cannot smoke/drink alcohol at home
(if you are party people, my home is wrong place!)
*Pets are not allowed.
*You cannot bring your friends to the home.
* Please keep calm from 10:00PM to 6:30AM. If you listen to music or watch movie during this time, please use earphones
* You can use the kitchen when you want. After cooking, please clean the kitchen. (8:00AM ~ 8:00PM possible)
* How to use the air conditioner
Only in July and August.
Please stay at 26˚-28 ˚degrees Celsius.
Please turn off when you sleep.
Please use a fan in the evening.
* How to use washing machine
- 1 time a week available
* Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to pay 100% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% service fee paid to Homestay.com). Guests should send the money via bank account.
*Cancellation Policy: We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days’ notice for any cancellation, before or during their stay. Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.
*Meal policy : U can have breakfast and dinner at home. Extra pay will be charged.

Smoking is not allowed.

12 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    Unfortunately the time passed too fast, but I enjoyed every moment of my one month long stay.
    Shinyoung and her mother are really great and warmhearted. you can have fun and a lot great conversations. It's a real little family life.

    The room is large and clean and you always have enough privacy if you want [I had the room with its own bathroom, which is great :)]
    Mom can teach you a lot of great korean dishes and I could go to the market with her as well. So i learned a lot about daily life.
    If you want to spend a nice time in Korea and want to feel at home, here is the right place :)

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    I never went to a homestay before but after this experience, I recommend it to everyone especially there. Shinyoung and her mom are ones of the most kind-hearted and caring people I have met and I feel really lucky to have been one of there guests :)
    I recommend it to any people looking for a nice, clean and warm place to stay, especially if you love food since you will be able to taste delicious and authentic Korean food cooked with love!
    Thank you again! :D

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    It was really great! They were so sweet and accommodating! I couldn’t have asked for a better homestay experience! I just wish I could have stayed longer!

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    I really loved staying with Shinyoung and her mother. The place was really clean. The food Shinyoung's mum cooked was amazing and I already miss it. Shinyoung and her mother were really welcoming and helped with everything. Shinyoung showed me the area on the first day and we even went out for a bikeride to Han river which was really fun. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to come to Seoul.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    I am very pleased with this family, they are very kind and wellcoming. They will help you with anything. The house is so cozy and clean, you’ll feel like home. I trully recommend to come with this familly as it has been an amazing experience.

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    Age 75+

    4 hearts
    May 2019

    That was a great one month stay! Mom was very kind. She doesn't speak English, so, it is a great opportunity to force you improving your Korean skill. You can always use translation app called Papago to communicate with mom. The house is very clean. The food are great. Mom loves collecting magnets. Shinyoung is very kind, unfortunstely, she was very busy during my stay so I do not see her often. The house is near to a cool place, Hongdae. It is easy to go to Hongdae from bus. It is also easy to go to all around Seoul with only bus from home without subway.
    I'm glad I choose to stay with the family!

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    United States
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    I had an awesome month staying with shinyoung and her mom! I was very happy living there. The room was clean and spacious. And although i'm a picky eater, the food was very delicious and healthy. They showed me how to get to my university and around the area. Since the mom doesn't speak english, I got to practice a lot of korean which I liked. Thank you for letting me stay in your home and I will definitely stay again in the future! ❤️

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    My stay with Ajuma and Shinyoung was wonderful! They are so kind and welcoming, that I immediately felt at home at their house! I loved the food and our conversations (although my Korean is still very bad). The only regret I have is that my stay was waaay too short! I miss them already :) Ajuma, Unnie, thank you for the time you spent with me! I hope to see you again and when I come to Korea again, I'll definately stay with you again!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    It was perfect! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was happy to live in this family. They all are very kind, sympathetic, positive, kind, nice people. They surround with care and warmth so that it seems like they really are your family! They have done so much for me, and it is impossible to express in words all my thankful!~~~
    And of course a big room, private bathroom, a lot of food, cleaning, comfort, good location, peace and quite.

    Dear traveler, choose this house for your trip. It really will be greate and unforgettable!

    Dear homestay, thank you very much for everything. I love your family so much! You made me happy so many times. You are unbelievable

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2017

    If I could rate this more than five hearts, I would! I had the most wonderful time staying with Shinyoung and her mother. They greeted me at the train station and took be on a brief tour of the neighbourhood, making sure I knew what buses to take and which stops to get off at. Shinyoung speaks very good English and I speak very little Korean, but getting along was no problem. Shinyoung's mother was an absolute joy to be around. I loved chatting with her in my broken Korean, and she was such an amazing cook! Nothing was better than coming home from a long day of galavanting about Seoul and South Korea than a hot meal, a warm home, and a welcoming family. I was lucky enough to spend my birthday with them during my stay, and they even had a cake with candles ready for me as a surprise. It was also Korean lunar new year during my stay, and I was lucky enough to try traditional Korean new year meals (which were delicious)! I was especially grateful that they took the time at the end of the day to ask how my day was, if I had any plans for the following day, even what time I would like to have breakfast that following morning. They were very accommodating and very hospitable. I would definitely recommend staying with Shinyoung and her family, and if I am ever lucky enough to visit South Korea again, I will definitely be staying with her! Thank you Shinyoung and Soonrye for making my birthday week extra special, and I look forward to seeing you again soon!

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