Seoul Short Term Accommodation
Finding accommodation in Seoul was really hard - even worse than Tokyo. This is because there really aren't that many foreigners coming to Seoul for business or study. So while there is some pretty reasonable accommodation available it can be difficult or impossible to negotiate a deal because of the language barrier. I even had a Korean friend talk to the landlord of one place who still wouldn't take my money because I am a foreigner.
Anyway, hopefully this blog can help you find monthly or weekly rental accommodation. First, you want to know about the different options:
For long term accommodation you either you pay rent monthly with a small deposit like in most western countries, or you just pay a huge once-off deposit which you collect when you leave. The landlord earns money off the interest.
Here are some resources to check when looking for accommodation:
Here are the properties I looked at, from cheapest to most expensive. I ended up spending one month at Korea Hostel Guesthouse which was well managed and roughly two months at a sublet from Craigslist which I got at a reasonable price. Prices are listed in thousand Won (1000 Won ~ 1 AUD).
|Ning's Studio||Korea University||350||200||30|
|Hasuk 333 9145||Sinchon||400||0||0|
|Anam Studio||Korea University||450||0||30|
|Hongik Short Rent||Hongik||700||0|
|Seoul Guest House||Anguk||1050||0||0|
|Yim's House Hotel||Anguk||1050||0||0|
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