Serviced residences are furnished apartment buildings with hotel-like services for both short and long-term visitors. Furniture or other facilities needed for living are provided, including hotel-like service.
These units are usually two to three times’ bigger than your average hotel room and are usually inclusive of kitchens. Since they cost lower than a hotel with> hotel-type front desk, business center, and community space provided as well, more and more visitors are choosing serviced residences. For foreigners who do not want to trouble themselves with unfamiliar rental systems in Korea, serviced residences may be the right choice. These residences are also convenient since they are near public transportation systems.
Apartments are the most popular housing option among Koreans. Apartments are also preferred by most other residents of Korea for their convenience. Basic utilities such as water, gas, and heating are well-established.
Nearly all complexes have facilities nearby and easy access to public transportation. The drawbacks to living in apartments include the distracting levels of noise. Similar to the mass housing of apartments, there are row houses, apartment units in a private house, etc. Since the residents share the parking area of apartment buildings, you may have parking difficulties due to the narrow parking spaces in the case of old apartments.
Officetels originally referred to an office furnished with minimal residential facilities.
Recently, they have been frequently used for residential purposes. They are preferred by unmarried workers and are designed to protect people’s privacy. They are also located in areas where easy access to public transportation is available. The rooms are furnished with the necessary furniture and amenities even though the room size is not that large.
Constructed on their own sites for households, private houses are becoming harder to find in urban settings in Korea. Private houses for foreigners can be commonly found in Itaewon, Ichondong, and Pyeongchang-dong.