Itaewon is a gathering place for foreigners, foreign commodities and foreign cultures. It is the most culturally diverse area in Korea. The Itaewon Global Village Festival, held every fall in Itaewon, brings together a fun mix of Korean traditions and foreign cultures. It stands out as one of the most internationally diverse celebrations of Seoul and as a major festival held in fall. It is a joyful multicultural event where people can learn about and experience different cultures. This year (2017), the festival begand on October 14th and hold for 2days.
The festival runs throughout the weekend, so you may consider using one of these nearby Safe Stay guesthouses. These guesthouses are authorized by Korea Tourism Organization and provides a better environment and services to guests.
Seoul Corner Guesthouse
Seoul Corner Guesthouse is a Korean-style house located in the mid-center of Seoul. Near the guesthouse there is Sookmyung Women’s University and a lot of cafes and restaurants. So it is convenient to find a place to eat outside even at a late night! The guesthouse offers comfortable and clean space for its guests. There are total five rooms and 3 types of rooms. It has one double room, two dormitories for 4 people, and two twin rooms. Each rooms have a wooden door with door locks for guest’s safety and privacy. The guesthouse provides a free breakfast: cereal, bread, milk, juice and coffee.
- Address: 287, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
- How to go: Only 2-minute walk away from Sookmyung Women’s University subway station.
1) Use booking websites: Booking.com; Expedia; Agoda
2) Visit their website http://www.seoulcorner.com/web/home/?section=1
or call +82–2–812-8720
There are some differences in Tuyosinoie from other guesthouses. It is run by the members of a family and it can almost feel like staying at a friend’s or cousin’s family house. Here, guest can experience lots of programs mixed with the Korean owner’s family. You can participate in cooking Korean food, playing traditional games and learning new languages and other cool things! For more detailed information about the programs, check Tuyosinoie’s website.
Another services that they provide are pickup services at Seoul station and nicely prepared Korean-style homemade meal for breakfast. They also offer rooms at discount prices if guests stay for longer than 3 days.
- Address: 401-17, Huam-ro 30-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Korea
- How to go: Go to Seoul subway station exit 11 and it is in 8 minutes walking distance.
- Reservation: call +82 10-9998-2443 or visit their website