NON-DORMITORY Housing Options
Sometimes, unfortunately, it is not possible to place students in our dormitories since there is not enough space. While we do not provide assistance with alternative housing options, we have gathered some information on options to give students an idea of what a) the types of housing options available in Korea are, and b) ones that are near Seoul Campus.
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) does not officially endorse any of the following companies. Information provided is based solely on publicly available information. Please ask questions and do research before reserving a room at any of the accommodations listed below. HUFS is not responsible for problems that arise in relation to independently arranged housing. All prices are estimates.
Live with local Korean people and other internationals 18-35 years old
Monthly rent estimate: 350-500,000 KRW/month, plus utilities (50-70,000 KRW)
Initial Fee: 800,000 KRW (management fee and deposit, due within 2 days of reservation)
Bedding rental: 55,000 KRW
Rent and utilities for the first month must be paid at move-in
Minimum stay of 30 days; make a 1 year contract, then cancel within 30 days of moving out
Screening process after making a reservation
Common space includes air conditioner, TV, washing machine, and full kitchen
Individual rooms: bed, desk, chair, storage for clothing, bookshelf, desk light, and garbage bin
Residents clean the house together
No overnight guests
Dongdaemun/Seongbuk Area is the closest to HUFS
Blessing in Seoul
Near Hoegi Station (one subway stop from HUFS)
24 hour front desk
Most rooms include TV, air conditioning, shower, and refrigerator
Double and triple rooms available
More expensive than other options, but may be a good choice if you want to room with 1-2 other students.
Triple Room: 465,000 KRW/month (per person)
Shared maintenance fees: 127-136,000 KRW/month
Shared utility and internet fees: 50-100,000 KRW/month
Deposit: one month’s rent, returned at checkout
Sink, gas range, and washing machine included
YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun
Shared common room
Single rooms will be too expensive (around 30,000 KRW/night), but dormitory beds available in mixed and female-only rooms starting at 10,000 KRW/night (300,000 KRW/month)
May be possible to book long-term stay by contacting the hostel directly
Small rooms, relatively inexpensive.
Very common option for local Korean students.
가나안 고시텔 (Cana-an Goshitel) +82-02-960-2700
샤인빌 고시텔 (Shine Building Goshitel) +82-02-959-6060
You may be able to find affordable homes to stay in during your studies.
Look for homes in the Dongdaemun area.