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Old 16-01-2019, 09:34 AM   #1
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Air BnB or Hotel stay to Korea?

First time to Korea so which to stay? Planing a trip for family of 4 to Korea for 5dys in March. Saw on Expedia is abt $3900 for 4nights flt & hotel. Will any shops be open as arrive by Korean Air 6am, to choose Korean Air or Asiana? Thanks for all suggest
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Old 16-01-2019, 11:37 PM   #2
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Airbnb makes sense if a group wants to stay together instead of splitting up into 2-3 different hotel rooms. It is also slightly cheaper compared to hotels especially for bigger groups. If you don't need hotel amenities, Airbnb is a good alternative and lots of Airbnb actually have better locations compared to hotels. Some people also book Airbnbs for 2 pax maybe for location and probably washing machine. Price is not that different from hotels for 2pax and I'd definitely choose to stay in a hotel if I'm traveling as a pair.

Not sure what you mean by shops, shops at the airport? By the time you clear customs and get luggage it'll be 7am and most restaurants are open. I take Korean Air 3-4 times a year and they are ok. One thing is they don't turn on the AC and it gets pretty warm for long flights, so I changed back to taking SQ when I'm going back to SG (I'm based in KR).
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Airbnb makes sense if a group wants to stay together instead of splitting up into 2-3 different hotel rooms. It is also slightly cheaper compared to hotels especially for bigger groups. If you don't need hotel amenities, Airbnb is a good alternative and lots of Airbnb actually have better locations compared to hotels. Some people also book Airbnbs for 2 pax maybe for location and probably washing machine. Price is not that different from hotels for 2pax and I'd definitely choose to stay in a hotel if I'm traveling as a pair.

Not sure what you mean by shops, shops at the airport? By the time you clear customs and get luggage it'll be 7am and most restaurants are open. I take Korean Air 3-4 times a year and they are ok. One thing is they don't turn on the AC and it gets pretty warm for long flights, so I changed back to taking SQ when I'm going back to SG (I'm based in KR).
Oh so price is about the same...food on board is alright for Korean?
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Old 20-01-2019, 04:15 PM   #4
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Hi, any nice airbnb to recommend for Seoul? Thanks in advance!
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Old 22-01-2019, 12:47 PM   #5
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Hi, any nice airbnb to recommend for Seoul? Thanks in advance!
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26610035
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29585622
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29586176

Not sure which area you're looking for but all these 3 are in Hongik University Station aka Hongdae
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Old 22-01-2019, 12:50 PM   #6
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Oh so price is about the same...food on board is alright for Korean?
Food is alright, usually a choice between a Korean and a western dish. Personally I'm not a big fan of in-flight food so I usually eat before my flight and skip in-flight meals if taking red eye flights
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First time to Korea so which to stay? Planing a trip for family of 4 to Korea for 5dys in March. Saw on Expedia is abt $3900 for 4nights flt & hotel. Will any shops be open as arrive by Korean Air 6am, to choose Korean Air or Asiana? Thanks for all suggest
air b&B lo.. u plan to stay where? Seoul ?
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https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26610035
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29585622
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29586176

Not sure which area you're looking for but all these 3 are in Hongik University Station aka Hongdae
last time i stay at Myeongdong .. always go hongdae to see street dancing..
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Old 24-01-2019, 01:53 PM   #9
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Yes staying at Seoul as its a short trip so not going elsewhere. Might be at Myeongdong for shopping & eating.
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Not sure which area you're looking for but all these 3 are in Hongik University Station aka Hongdae
i personally also prefer hongdae. Not as expensive as other places but still very convenient to travel around seoul. The station has an airport line if im not wrong, so very easy to get there to/fro airport
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i personally also prefer hongdae. Not as expensive as other places but still very convenient to travel around seoul. The station has an airport line if im not wrong, so very easy to get there to/fro airport
Is there any average hotel around Hongdae, So you mean can take airport line to hotel too?
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