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The Perfect Mix: Top 10 Unique Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Korea

Published Jan 24, 2017

Popular and well-loved Seoul may be the most famous due to its vibrant culture and drop-dead gorgeous idols, but the other states that make up this lively Korean peninsula aren’t falling behind either. Feast your eyes on scenic landscapes, visit attractions with more than 500 years worth of history and tradition, and let an explosion of flavour burst in your mouth as you try some of Asia’s most delicious cuisines. A perfect blend of modern and rustic all mixed in one, Korea is one that can clearly do both. Have a taste of Korea’s glimmering night sky and serene sea coast, with the help of these 10 unique Airbnb vacation rentals.

1. Safe & clean: 4-star apartment in Seoul (29 USD)

Clean, comfy, and located in a safe neighbourhood, this lovely Airbnb private room in a four-star apartment is just a five-minute walk away from the nearest subway line (Hyochang Park Station). Apart from the inviting queen bed that sits in your vibrant private room, enjoy also the cute wallpaper and decorations that line this snuggly space. Take a refreshing shower in your very own personal bathroom; a nice soak in the bubbling hot tub will never go wrong after a long day of keen adventure. Chill out at the shared spaces too - the living room is cosy if you are craving for a nice spot to curl in while catching some TV, and the fully-equipped kitchen is fully-stocked if you are yearning for a home-cooked meal. Make yourself feel at home and at ease, for this lovely vacation rental has everything you need for the most comfortable stay.

Safety and clean apartment 4 stars in Seoul

Address: Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

Price: from 29 USD

Number of Guests: 1

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2. Warm & cosy: comfortable Irin's House in Goyang (49 USD)

Just four stops to KINTEX sits this lovely and minimalist Airbnb vacation rental fully-equipped with all the modern facilities. Complete with a snuggly loft area located upstairs; be greeted by a firm full-size bed and mini workspace area. Laze around the living area and enjoy the free Wi-Fi throughout the house, for it is fast and dependable if the TV isn’t showing any of your favourite shows. There is also a fully-equipped and stocked kitchen. Whip up a meal if you feel that you are already sick of dining out, and the bar counter is a good spot to devour any tasty delicacies. Note that the host did not upload any pictures of the second bed, so please ask her for some pictures before you book the actual rental.

Irin's House(아이린하우스)

Address: Ilsandong-gu, Gyeonggi-do Goyang-si, South Korea

Price: from 49 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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3. Quiet & tranquil: tree wood home in Jeju Island (49 USD)

A unique and extraordinary Airbnb removable assembly house made of Hinoki, experience what it is like living with trees in this secluded vacation rental. Extremely cooling with no humidity at all, breathe in the fresh smell of trees up close as you reside in this tree wood home for two. The large windows make the home bright - the sunlight fluttering in slowly into the many open spaces. Wake up from a soundless slumber on the comfy full-sized bed, and help yourself to coffee that the hosts have so generously provided. A fully-equipped kitchen is always ready for use whenever you are ready, and the bathroom is sparkling clean with all the necessary toiletries provided. The house is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood, with many convenience stores nearby.

Thorn tree wood pension

Address: Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Price: from 49 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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4. Live like a local: charming private studio in Seoul (52 USD)

Live like a local here in this fully-equipped and newly-renovated Airbnb private studio. This charming neighbourhood in Seoul is where all most locals reside in; along with a stunning river where you can take a stroll at every morning. Just two minutes away from the E-MART (Big Market) and five minutes to the nearest subway station (Eung-Am), this lovely and vibrant cosy studio is generously stuffed by your generous hosts with free breakfast, Korean instant noodles, cutlery for eating and the basic toiletries. The vacation rental studio sits two single beds each with beautiful sheets and linens, the whole space a vibrant and carefree zone with its colourful decorations and furnishes.

Private Studio Fully Equipped ★New★

Address: Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Price: from 52 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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5. A lovely stay: small & cosy cottage in Gyeongnam (62 USD)

Relax and chill out in a calming and tranquil oasis in this small rustic cottage detached from a bigger main house. Secluded and intimate, take the chance to stroll amidst the lovely Jiri-mountain and fields. Once you enter the cottage, be welcomed by the wooden walls and floors that cover this cosy space throughout, the full-sized bed a good size for two people to sleep comfortably in. Despite having bucolic interiors, the bathroom is modern and stylish with a separate shower area. Though it is unfortunate that this cosy cottage does not have a kitchen where you can whip up your own meals; the number of tasty foods and restaurants that line almost every street in Korea makes it not so unfortunate anymore. Help yourself to the clean and basic amenities that the hosts have so generously prepared, and enjoy this private and serene countryside Airbnb stay!

소보루 Guest house SOBOROO

Address: Agyang-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

Price: from 62 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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6. Calm & cosy: secluded rooftop home in Seoul (75 USD)

Located in the heart of Itaewon in Seoul lies a calming and relaxing Airbnb rooftop apartment in which you can call home. Marvel at how peaceful and secluded the neighbourhood is from the large windows inside, a wonderful sight for those desperate to escape from the hectic city. Complete with a bedroom, bathroom and a private rooftop all to yourself; this cosy home is perfect for solo travellers or couples. Apart from the spacious queen bed in the single bedroom, the sofa is also able to double up as an additional bed if needed. All rooms are heated up by floor heating systems so the whole house becomes very warm and cosy; and extremely comfy during chilly nights. Feel free to whip up a home-cooked meal with the fully equipped kitchen, or catch some TV while being snuggled up as there is Cable TV.

Cozy Rooftop House @ ITAEWON

Address: Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea

Price: from 75 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Peaceful surroundings: studio-type hostel room in Gangwon (77 USD)

Located near Mt. Sorak and Naksan Beach, this Airbnb hostel-like vacation rental is close to various sightseeing spots in Sokcho. The rooms are furnished in an open-concept manner, with fresh sheets and linens that will make you never want to get up. Though the standard occupancy of the room is two people, guests are free to squeeze in a third party on the full-sized bed if they have an additional guest. Hence, the number of guests for this listing is three instead of two. Soak in the soothing and bubbling hot tub while admiring the splendid views from the large windows; for the host have provided the basic toiletries needed for an incredible stay. Guests are also offered free breakfast at the hostel cafe and are allowed to do their laundry for free as there is a washing machine in the room.

Couple rooms in Yangyang near Seocho

Address: Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Price: from 77 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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8. Beachside bliss: apartment with sea views in Gangwon (127 USD)

Located right in front of the sea and right next to Seorak Mountain National Park sits a blissful Airbnb beachside apartment that will make you feel like you are living in the sea. With spa facilities that will make you feel as though you are in a professional spa house, enjoy also the full-sized comfy bed with feather-light pillows for the ultimate slumber. This oceanic home has amazing views from its balcony area; so soak up the sea-salt air and let the salt-tinged air flutter your hair as you gaze into the vast and soothing spot of blue. And if that isn’t already enough, head up to the rooftop terrace and throw a nice barbecue party, for it is fully-equipped for one. Enjoy a wide range of activities in this prominent location - boat fishing, mountain climbing, surfing and scuba-diving - all in this soothing and serene beachside bliss.

303.Enjoy Sea & Beautiful Sunset.

Address: Toseong-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Price: from 127 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. Historic living: Changdeok Palace room in Incheon (132 USD)

Located near Dongmak Beach, Inopori Pier, Seomdo Island, and Minmooru Beach, this authentic Changdeok Palace room lies in a neighbourhood where everything is nature-friendly and peaceful. Experience what it is like living in a historic room where royalty once lived. Though there aren’t any beds in this rustic space, the comfy mattress provided are able to fit two. An additional two more people are welcome to stay here if they want, the only problem is that guests will have to get extra mattresses. Decked from head to toe in oaken furnishes and flooring, guests will be able to enjoy the flat-screen TV and mini kitchen. A cafe near the palace room serves pretty good authentic Korean food, and the rooftop provides barbecue equipment you can use for a BBQ party.

Authentic Changdeok Palace room

Address: Naega-myeon, Kanghwa, Incheon, South Korea

Price: from 132 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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10. Stay with K-Pop stars: modern & stylish apartment in Seoul (245 USD)

Located in the fancier area in Seoul, Cheongdam is a place where most K-Pop stars reside in. Just five minutes from the scenic Han River and close proximity to SM Entertainment (think EXO and SHINee), this stylish and modern spacious Airbnb vacation rental is perfect for K-Pop fans. In fact, a lot of movies and soap operas have been filmed here due to its bright and spacious interior, as well as its panoramic view of the Han River from many of the bedrooms. Decked with all the modern amenities with your comfort in mind; choose between the three luxurious bedrooms with full-sized beds. Enjoy also the two bathrooms and workspace area for the busy businessman, as well as the fully-equipped kitchen for the pickiest of chefs.

*3rooms&2bathroom-4~6pax *Panoramic HAN river view

Address: Samseongdong/COEX, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Price: from 245 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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Land of the morning charm

With endless possibilities and choices to choose and see from, Korea is definitely the right fit for everyone yearning for both the urban and countryside getaway. Tired of the crazy lifestyle and glimmering lights in Seoul? Visit Jeju for a time of relaxation and serenity in one of these Airbnb vacation rentals, for Korea has it all ready for every soul.

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