I don't know how many times we have traveled to Seoul now. We made another trip to Seoul for Halloween in 2016. Booked a studio on Airbnb in my favorite building in Hongdae. The building right next to exit 3~
The 4 of us stayed here. There's a small kitchen, 2 queen beds, a decent bathroom. A lot cheaper than hotel~
We have tried staying in other buildings/locations in Hongdae, but find this particular building the best. I don't have a picture of the building, just print screen from google map. There is a currency exchange shop inside the building, a 24 hour convenience store, and a 24 hour cafe. The Hongik University Station exit 3 is connected to the building with escalator going up. What more can I ask for. 5 minute walk to the heart of Hongdae area. I can shop nonstop and drop my bags of goods back into the studio without wasting much time. The only thing Cho complains about this building is the 5 min walk to exit 9 of Hongik University Station. That to me, is really just because she is too lazy to walk that 5 minutes. Well, if you are drunk at 3 or 4am in the morning after all the partying in Hongdae, the 5 min walk can be tough....
I love Airbnb.
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Can't compare it to a hotel. But this place is sooooo close to the shopping and restaurants and city center, but a fraction of the $ for a hotel room. Most importantly, the studio has a small kitchen for me to cook if I want to and big enough for 4 people. We have room to open all our luggage at once. Something we really can't do in a hotel unless we pay a lot of money for a suite.
This building is at point d in the list Places Part 2 on the map below:
Day 1: Airbnb in Hongdae > Myeongdong
Day 2: Majang Meat Market
Day 3: Breakfast at 교지나주곰탕 in Hongdae > Isaac Toast > Korea House 한국의집 > Hanbok Experience at Namsangol Hanok Village> Gwangjang Market > LED Roses at DDP
Day 4: Pork stew at 이대조뼈다귀 in Hongdae > Airbnb in Seomyeon > Dinner at Busan
Day 5: Breakfast at 전망좋은집 Gamcheon Culture Village > Gamcheon Culture Village > Busan Tower and Nampo Area > Raw crabs for dinner
Day 6: Traditional Market 부전시장(주) > Lunch at Taejongdae > Taejongdae Park > Dinner in Nampo Dong at 남포 구워삶기
Day 7: Pork Knuckle at Haeundae Market > Haeundae Beach > Mom's Touch > Gwangalli Beach > Korean BBQ at Gwangalli Beach > Fried Chicken at Mom's Touch again > Night time Busan Tower
Day 8: Korea BBQ Breakfast at 동남갈비 > Jaseongdae Park > Busanjin Market > Pork Soup at 쌍둥이 돼지국밥 > Busan Museum > Movie in Kyungsung University area
Day 9: Lotteria