My flat in Seoul / Sinchon

I am pretty sure some of my friends and also my family are curious how my flat in Seoul looks like. For one thing, yes, i did clean up my place before i took some photos. It doesn’t look that tidy most of the times. For the other thing this doesn’t represent the traditional Korean flat here in Seoul. I am living in Sinchon (μ‹ μ΄Œλ™), a place which is known for its nightlife, tons of restaurants and love motels. Also surrounded by many Universities as Yonsei University, Ewha Woman’s University and Hongik University. The ideal place if you are a student here. Unfortunately the cost of living here is extremely high, especially if you are not willing to have a long-term contract and pay an extraordinary amount of deposit. But i will live here just for three months this time, so it’s okay.

My flat in Sinchon / Seoul

My flat in Sinchon / Seoul

My flat in Sinchon / Seoul

On the first picture you can see the entrance door with the bathroom on the left and the kitchen on the right side. The funny thing about this flat is that the washing maschine is below the cooking plate. Strange but there is truly no other place to put it! General a very cosy place although the interior decoration is a lil bit outmoded.

door lock

This is my door lock. No key, just a 6-digit code. Very handy but i don’t know how secure this really is. Also i don’t know what happens if the batterie is dead, so let’s cross finger i don’t need to find out πŸ˜€

room view in Sinchon

And finally the view out of my room! If you close the windows you barely hear anything, so it isn’t that loud as you might think.

I hope i could give you a small insight into my flat. As mentioned on the beginning this really doesn’t represent a normal Korean flat. For my next time in Korea i will also check out different areas and possibilities. So if you have any hints and tipps about living in Seoul, please let me know! I would highly appreciate every help to find a good place for a reasonable price! Thx!

5 Comments on "My flat in Seoul / Sinchon"

  1. Calon says:

    hey Mika!

    How much is the flat for three months? What does the bathroom look like? I am trying to decide whether to live on campus or off campus when I come over next August.

  2. Mika says:

    Hey Calon πŸ™‚

    Usually you pay over one Million Won per month.. around 1000 US Dollars.. super expensive! Campus is of course way cheaper.. around 400k Won..

    Bathrooms are tight.. but clean.. at least in my last two apartments! If you want privacy, you should take the apartment. If you want to leave more cheap and meet tons of people, campus is the right choice. Lots of people also live in Hasook-Jib, small rooms, but i have no experience with that.

    Hope i could help πŸ™‚

    Cheers Mika

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Mika!

    Agreed about the strange placement of the the washing machine below the cooking place. LOL.

    I was wondering how did you manage to find your flat in Sinchon? Through a website like or a Korean property agent?

    Thanks! πŸ™‚
    – Liz

  4. Mika says:

    My girlfriend contacted a local real estate agent.. nothing special!

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