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My stay in Itaewon, Seoul with Yacht Guesthouse.

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During my last visit to South Korea in March, we were staying in Itaewon instead of those shopping area such as Dongdaemun, Myeongdong because I wanted to experience the specialty of this neighbourhood which filled with mostly foreigners, who works in Korea.

Staying in Itaewon is definitely a whole new experience for me as you will see mostly foreigners rather than Korean itself, I guess this is the reason why the local, Korean themselves love visiting this neighbourhood too. There are a lot of pubs and bistro, shops, and restaurants features cuisine from around the world.





Itaewon, is a unique place in Seoul where one can meet people of diverse nationalities and cultures. There is a popular joke saying that international residents may not know Seoul, but they know Itaewon. Seoul even designated Itaewon as its first 'Special Tourism District', to highlight it as a destination for internationals to enjoy a diversity of culture, shopping, and entertainment experiences.

Itaewon is in the middle of Yongsan-gu, which borders the northern part of the Hangang River. It is also close to Seoul Station, Myeong-dong, and Namsam Mountain. The formation of this exotic and global tourism site is closely associated with modern Korean history.

Traveling to South Korea is in the list for most of the people nowadays, however I find out many of my muslim friends were having a little problems from having their meals, as much as I know, almost all of the Korean restaurants are serving non-halal food. In Itaewon, you don't get to worry about halal food, one extra thing for muslim to stay here is that there's a mosque in this neighbourhood :)


















In Itaewon, I find that shops and houses were sited along the hillside, so you might need to do some exercise expecting for a little climb.

While looking up on internet about where to stay in Itaewon, we came across to Yacht Guesthouse :)

Yacht Guesthouse is newly renovated in year 2015 which was owned by two co-owners, Captain Kim, who sailed through the Pacific Oceans and Caribbean Sea as well as Mr. Park.

They have very friendly staffs who will be awaiting for your arrival, and they are more than willing to help you on your doubts and questions about Itaewon or traveling around in Seoul :) Language barrier is no longer an issue as all of the staffs are capable in speaking Japanese, English and Chinese.

They offer 6-bed dormitory room, twin room, family room with 6 guests, and you may rent a whole floor as well if you like to. Visit their page here for more photos and info!


Here's the family room :





















6 Dormitory Room :




















Breakfast is served on the rooftop from 8-10am, you may enjoy a little cooking for your breakfast because its a self-served breakfast :) and yes, don't forget to have your dishes clean after.

In Yacht, they held quite some activities together with the guests at the rooftop, you can always check out their page to see updates.


















Another good thing about Yacht Guesthouse is that you can talk to them about arranging a tour for you, especially when you want to track down all those variety shows, drama or any other k-pop star's footprint in Seoul, which and where are the places that they'd visited before as the tour is going to guide by a local Korea. So what are you waiting for? :D Talk to them!


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小澤 (DSvT)
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April 6, 2016 at 11:17 AM delete

You capture very nice photo, you're photographer?
Enjoys reading your post.

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Rose
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April 6, 2016 at 11:37 AM delete

I would love to go back to Korea for another visit. Been there when it was snowing and cold. This time, must be different season.

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April 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM delete

Never thought about staying at Itaewon before. Might consider this on my next trip.

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Cheryn
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April 6, 2016 at 3:53 PM delete

How does the room look like? and toilet? I always feel those 2 are the most important things in a place to stay other than the price and location...

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April 6, 2016 at 6:24 PM delete

Gonna do survey over this place if visiting korea next time! TQ so much for ur sharing :P

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April 6, 2016 at 11:05 PM delete

Yes, very nice photos and concise explanation. Easy to remember too. Thanks for sharing!

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~ Everest ~
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April 7, 2016 at 12:41 AM delete

looks like a real cozy place to stay in korea and it is pretty surprising to know that halal food is easy to find in korea.

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everest
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April 7, 2016 at 6:57 AM delete

Lovely photos and looks like a great place to stay I am however headed to Hongdae... let me see how it is and share my experience next... in a couple of months' time...

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GengQian
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April 7, 2016 at 9:52 AM delete

I love the buildings. thanks for recommending the hostel, it seems very nice!

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Jane Chua
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April 7, 2016 at 10:09 AM delete

I travel to Korea before. Looking at your post, I should made my visit soon.

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FarenaFC
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April 7, 2016 at 10:23 AM delete

I enjoyed reading your blog. Lovely pictures of the neighbourhood. Korea is definitely one place I would like to travel to.

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Amelie Yap
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April 7, 2016 at 10:45 AM delete

woah, it was a great stay especially without the language barrier, guess the staffs have been a lot helpful in your trip.

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April 7, 2016 at 3:42 PM delete

Ah, can prepare our own breakfast. I like this concept. Will consider to stay at Itaewon when I at Seoul.

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Miriam Goh
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April 7, 2016 at 4:39 PM delete

You sure gave a nice tour of your stay in Itaewon. It looks like a great place to visit

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April 8, 2016 at 9:22 AM delete

Korea is a great place for travelers. Nice travelog!

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April 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM delete

Wonderful photos you have captured and great explanation. Korea is indeed worth visiting.

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April 8, 2016 at 10:04 AM delete

I like Itaewon, the place its not so crowded and still has its local beauty.

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Leona Lim
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April 8, 2016 at 10:39 AM delete

i guess itaewon is a nice place to go for international to not feel so out of place! nice pics you got there.

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Julianna Chan
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April 8, 2016 at 12:25 PM delete

Woahh didn't know mosque exist in Korea :O Itaewon, alright shall add this into my bucket list! =)

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Ivy Kam
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April 11, 2016 at 6:50 AM delete

Haven't been to Korea before, will bookmark this post for my travel reference :)

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Rawlins GLAM
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April 11, 2016 at 3:20 PM delete

Thanks for the info on the mosque. Been to Itaewon and was glad to find that it is not that hard to look for halal food.

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Pen My Blog
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April 13, 2016 at 10:48 AM delete

I didn't know that they had mosques in Korea- that's quite enlightening :) Definitely going to make a trip down to Korea sometime this year - the place is breathtakingly beautiful.

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Arisa Chow
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April 17, 2016 at 11:49 PM delete

Another view of Seoul, always thought the whole area is just high rise buildings since its a metropolitan area. First time learning they have a mosque there too, pretty helpful for muslim travelers

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