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HOUSING IN Korea? HERE'S HOW

We'll make suggestions based on your needs. If you see one that you like, we'll make sure it's yours.

1

YOU LET US KNOW

Your preference. Your price. A few months prior to your arrival in Korea, our team will work with you to figure out your accommodation preferences, the features you need, and the price you want to pay.

2

WE START LOOKING

With the information we receive from you, we will connect with the landlords that we partner with to find you something that fits your criteria. Our partners are trusted sources who we know and are frequently in contact with.

3

YOU GET THE DETAILS

We will send you the details of the accommodation, complete with pictures, information on the monthly rate, and other specifications. If the choice works for you, we will guide you through the contract process and ensure that everything is ready for you. If the accommodation choice doesn't work for you, we will continue with the search until it does!

BELOW YOU WILL FIND EXAMPLES OF OUR ACCOMMODATIONS AND RATES, EXACT ACCOMMODATIONS WILL DEPEND ON AVAILABILITY AND SEASON.

WE’LL MAKE SURE YOU GET A GOOD DEAL

Our partner landlords sometimes offer special deals that are exclusive for all Go! Go! Hanguk students. For example, Borderless House, an excellent sharehouse source, gives all of our students a 30,000KRW discount of all their listed rates each month - regardless of the room.

Go! Go! Hanguk maintains a list of trusted, high-quality housing providers. Borderless House is a good example of a great company that we're proud to work with.

share houses

Living with Korean people

More than half of the tenants in most of the places available to rent are Korean. Such a living arrangement allows you the opportunity to start making Korean friends from day one, as well as practice your Korean when you’re home.

Low entry-cost

The entry-cost to our housing is low; it usually consists of a small, non-refundable management fee and a deposit that is refunded when you move out. Furniture and other necessary appliances are usually provided, saving you the hassle of buying them and getting things installed.

Affordable and comfortable

You may wonder what a sharehouse is. A sharehouse is a high-end luxury apartment that is shared by a group of people. In it, you can either rent your own private room, or share one with other tenants of the same gender. It's a great option for affordable and quality housing.

Common rules

In a sharehouse, couples are not, for the most part, allowed to live in the same house. Family and friends are welcome to visit, but cannot stay overnight. As a general rule, it is always best to check with your landlord beforehand! There aren’t curfews held in sharehouses, so you can come and go as you please. Smoking is usually prohibited inside the houses.

Sharing the fun with others

You will be able to share the kitchens, showers, toilets, and laundry rooms with the other tenants. The houses have a common living room where you can hang out with your fellow tenants, watch TV, play games, and socialize. There is also fast and reliable Wi-Fi available for everyone’s use!

Different from a dormitory

Unlike a student dorm, sharehouses are usually luxury or higher-end apartments. As a result, there are fewer people living under the same roof, so you’re able to feel more comfortable and “at home”.

Mini-studio

Your own place

If you opt to have your own personal room, it also includes Wi-Fi, a private toilet, shower, bed, and desk. Such mini-studios are open 24 hours a day, so you are free to stay out later and not worry about a curfew or being locked out.

Low cost of living

There are no additional charges for amenities like utilities. The fare you pay for a mini-studio is inclusive of electricity, gas, and water.

Convenient location

With regard to accessibility, the mini-studios are located very close to the subway stations, so you will never be too far from where you need to go. Whether it be for shopping, tourism, school, or fun, this location ensures that it will always be convenient for you to explore Korea.

Good service

If you don't want to worry about meals, the mini-studios provide free rice, kimchi, and seasonings. Some places even provide things like eggs, noodles, tea, etc. that will keep you nice and fed.

HOST FAMILY
Live with a genuine Korean family

The best way to be immersed in the Korean experience is to live with a Korean family! A homestay is a great way to learn about the Korean society and customs from the moment you arrive, and this can be a great experience for you.

Great experience value

If you live with a Korean family, you'll have to practice your Korean every day, and this is guaranteed to help you pick up the language quickly. Even better for you is the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a home away from home: the family you stay with can help you settle in faster, get to know the neighborhood and city from the viewpoint of a local, and best of all, provide you with home-cooked meals twice a day!

Living cost

With homestays, you pay a flat fee per month, and this fee includes any utilities you'll use (electricity, gas, water, internet). You can then choose from two meal payment options, depending on how many meals you would like included: 215,000KRW per week for breakfast only (B&B), and 285,000KRW per week for breakfast and dinner (half-board).

Common rules

Living with a host family will also mean living by their rules. Generally, you’d need to be home for dinner each night, and some families may have a curfew after a certain time in the evening (usually 10 or 11PM). It's also best to first ask if you're unsure as to whether you’d be allowed to do something such as inviting friends over.

FAQ

Will I get the place I want?

As a team, we will always do our utmost to help you get the accommodation you desire. If the specific place you're interested in is not available, we will try our best to find something similar to it!

How far in advance can I book a place?

This depends on the type of the place you've selected, as well as the landlord. Normally, this process begins about two months prior to your arrival in Korea. However, if you're already in the country, you can generally move in right away if the accommodation is available.

Can I move?

Of course, you are always free to relocate! If you decide you want to try out the homestay option for three months and then move into a sharehouse, that's no problem at all. Simply let us know in advance!

seoul


mini studio

4+ WEEKS

1 - 3 WEEKS

Rent ₩150,000

weekly

₩175,000

weekly

Cleaning Fee ₩50,000

one-time

₩50,000

one-time

Placement Fee ₩100,000

one-time

₩100,000

one-time

Note Mini-studios, or Goshiwon, are low-priced accommodation normally used by university students. The numbers above are average. Some mini-studios are cheaper, some are more expensive.


host family

breakfast

BREAKFAST AND DINNER

Rent, Utility bills

₩225,000

weekly

₩295,000

weekly

Placement Fee ₩100,000

one-time

₩100,000

one-time

Note Living with a host family always includes your own private room.

busan


mini studio

4+ WEEKS

Placement Fee ₩100,000

one-time

Rent ₩450,000

monthly


host family

breakfast

Rent, Utility bills ₩500,000

monthly

Placement Fee ₩50,000

one-time