Why I Love Living in Hongdae

23 Aug

I live in Hongdae, Seoul (see what my apartment looks like over here), and my neighborhood has tons of cool things to do and see. Come here if you’re looking for a salsa club in Seoul, photography lessons or cute cafes in Seoul! Let me know what you think about my hood! πŸ˜‰


17 Responses to “Why I Love Living in Hongdae”

  1. Shanna August 23, 2012 at 10:25 PM #

    .____. reading your blog makes me so.. jealous!! lovely place you got!! πŸ˜€

    • Keith Kim August 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM #

      Yea, come hang out next time πŸ˜‰

  2. Rejane August 24, 2012 at 12:51 AM #

    unfortunately, I couldn’t enjoy Hongdae as much as I wanted when I came to Seoul but I really liked it(I still had time to go to this famous white luxury noraebang πŸ˜€ )!!’Hope to come again one day!!!^^

  3. bludreamers August 24, 2012 at 10:11 PM #

    Hey, my girlfriend is looking to move into a place in Hongdae similar to what you have. Do you know of any trustworthy 뢀동산’s around the area (ν•©μ • works too).

    Also, when you went apartment hunting did you go by yourself or did you have a local accompany you? I’m Gyopo but my Korean makes me sound like a foreigner and my girlfriend isn’t Korean so… any tips? Time sensitive so, any tips would appreciated. Thanks!

    • Keith Kim August 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM #

      sorry for the late response. I went to the real estate agencies by myself. I don’t believe any real estate agency would try to swindle you. They might be a bit pushy to get you to sign, but most will try their best to show you a place you like. If they don’t got it, they’ll tell you straight.

      I think this post might be helpful:

  4. Osvald August 25, 2012 at 9:37 PM #

    We’ve been staying in Hongdae for a few days now. Such a nice place to stay in! I like the bars and restaurants here!

  5. Izzy Teo August 28, 2012 at 5:12 PM #

    hope to visit you in hongdae one day…

  6. Milton September 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM #

    Any recommendations for a bar with live music? Not a club? I was in Hongdae last weekend, but I couldn’t find anything like that. Got there around 10pm and there weren’t even any street performers. 😦

  7. Andrew Jinwon Kim Brennfoerder October 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM #

    Nice blog dude…I’m also a gyopo who lives in hongdae lol
    Where u usually chill? Come out to Zen bar sometime lolol

  8. serandipitystyle November 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM #

    You live where the party’s at (; haha

  9. Bella February 14, 2013 at 11:25 PM #

    Well, maybe shame on me but I didn’t know Hongdae before your video but it looks like a really nice place. For me, it’s a perfect explain let me explain why: I love music, and to sit in a cafe…read a book or to be on a computer ( like I used to do in each starbucks πŸ˜› ), to be in quiet place but I’m a city girl too and to see people hang out, to hang out with my friends.

    I would like to come in Korea ( for soon ) and now I know that I can come to hongdae and I’ll like it^^ So thanks for your video!

  10. Elise April 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM #

    Awesome!!! Gotta explore more into Hongdae in my next visit, probably in November this year. ^^V

  11. Sarah April 17, 2013 at 6:48 AM #

    I’m looking for that grimey, subculture shit that I’ve never experienced visiting my dad in Seoul every year. I want to see what the underground music and art scene is like. He’s always just nervous about my safety because he only had me 3 months out of the year. But now that I’m 20 I want to explore more. I’m a simple girl with simple tastes and I don’t like to spend a lot of money. Clearly I’m at the wrong blog but since you have a lot of ties to the Korean American community there I was wondering if you knew of any blogs you could refer me to. They’re pretty hard to find via Google.

    • Keith Kim April 17, 2013 at 10:34 PM #

      Try They might have what you’re looking for

  12. loverdreamerstranger December 15, 2013 at 9:01 PM #

    hey i found your blog through and it’s great! looking forward to more posts πŸ™‚ i’ve been to Seoul twice and i love the Hongdae area too. I stayed there when i visited in fall this year and i will be staying there again when i go again in Mar next year. Look forward to exploring more interesting and less known parts of Hongdae!

  13. ambergonzalez404 March 1, 2014 at 1:00 AM #

    I love your Blog. I’m going to Korea in April for 2 weeks. Just my little vacay πŸ˜› and also to see if I like it. I might accept this job offer there with yonsei

  14. Morgan March 8, 2014 at 9:03 AM #

    Can I just say, (without being creepy) you are very handsome! And I really enjoyed your video πŸ™‚ oh! And also ill be coming to Korea in August to teach English, maybe ill run into you … not literally I hope lol:)

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