Finding Home
In a New Community

Follow three students as they begin their journey at a university in Korea

  • Kunlaphat, Thai, 3Months, Yonsei University Korean Language Course

    I had a good stay and got a lot of memories here. it was a great place to stay in Seoul For me. The place that made me feel convenience like I stayed in my home. I got a nice friend and can learn different culture besides Korean culture. I really like it because I can cook and shared foods that we made to each other, ate and talking. It was fun and happy and I never feel alone when I’m lived in Seoul International Residence 42SHARE.

  • Hala, Morocco, 1Year, Exchange Student

    Besides the fact that our stay in Seoul International Residence 42SHARE is comfortable and enjoyable, it is an occasion for me and my friend Ghita to meet adorable and remarkable People. More important than that we built a strong relationship with the manager of 42SHARE since he is reliable and helpful whenever we need him for informations or advices. If there is a place that I can recommend for my friends to stay in, if they are willing to come to Korea, for a long stay, it will be for sure Seoul International Residence 42SHARE.

  • Ghita, Morocco, 1Year, Exchange Student

    I have to say that I got lucky to come across Seoul International Residence 42SHARE through Facebook when I was looking for renting. It has been now 1Year that I stayed here and I really like it. The managers are nice and reliable. Also I met new friendly people coming from Thai, Canada, Germany... The neighborhood is close to fun places like Hondae, Itaewon. and there are also many restaurants near 42SHARE. Overall the house is really comfy I would say. I highly recommend Seoul International Residence 42SHARE.

  • Kunlaphat, Thai, 3Months, Yonsei University Korean Language Course

    I had a good stay and got a lot of memories here. it was a great place to stay in Seoul For me. The place that made me feel convenience like I stayed in my home. I got a nice friend and can learn different culture besides Korean culture. I really like it because I can cook and shared foods that we made to each other, ate and talking. It was fun and happy and I never feel alone when I’m lived in Seoul International Residence 42SHARE.

  • Hala, Morocco, 1Year, Exchange Student

    Besides the fact that our stay in Seoul International Residence 42SHARE is comfortable and enjoyable, it is an occasion for me and my friend Ghita to meet adorable and remarkable People. More important than that we built a strong relationship with the manager of 42SHARE since he is reliable and helpful whenever we need him for informations or advices. If there is a place that I can recommend for my friends to stay in, if they are willing to come to Korea, for a long stay, it will be for sure Seoul International Residence 42SHARE.

  • Ghita, Morocco, 1Year, Exchange Student

    I have to say that I got lucky to come across Seoul International Residence 42SHARE through Facebook when I was looking for renting. It has been now 1Year that I stayed here and I really like it. The managers are nice and reliable. Also I met new friendly people coming from Thai, Canada, Germany... The neighborhood is close to fun places like Hondae, Itaewon. and there are also many restaurants near 42SHARE. Overall the house is really comfy I would say. I highly recommend Seoul International Residence 42SHARE.

Where Students
Dream Living

Beginning of comportable and pleasant life in Seoul

  • Cost-effective

    You can stay in a Korean local style home instead of expensive hotels, Jump into the life of the Korean locals.

  • Safe First

    We consider safety as the first priority of management. CCTV, digital door locks, fire insurance, safe online payment system, etc.

  • Feel like home

    Benefit like staying at home. You can cook your breakfast in the kitchen, do laundry and use wifi at no additional cost.

  • Various choices

    Our list of accommodation continues to be added From share-houses, private rooms, whole-houses, to traditional houses.

How to book the perfect home in Korea

  • Explore

    Search a suitable place for your university schedule and location from a list of many dormitory in Seoul.

  • Book

    After you’ve found the perfect home in Korea, contact us. Once you’ve agreed on dates and rates, book and pay securely

  • Stay

    You’re all set! Check in and enjoy the extra space, privacy and communities that come with staying in a sweet home-and make for truly unforgettable getaway.

8.15.2019

Go beyond your 42SHARE Home

Common let's have fun!! 

Want to let out your inner child spirit? or just want to disconnect from your daily routine either as a student or work (anything you are doing in Seoul lol)? well read the following list of places we recommend you to visit at least once in your lifetime for an memorable time!! 

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Lotte World 


If you haven't heard of this place before, Lotte world is a theme park operated by Lotte Group. This place is perfect for entertainment and sightseeing, in there you will find thrilling rides, ice rink, various parades, folk museum, a lake, accommodations, department stores and a lot more!! 

Image result for lotte worldKeep in mind that Lotte World is divided into Lotte World Adventure, a world themed indoor area, and a Magic Island theme outdoors by Seokchonhosu Lake. The Lotte World Adventure is the largest indoor amusement park in the world! At the Folk Museum you will be able to observe cultural items on display dating back 5,000 years in Korean history. As well as miniature villages and a playground. Also depending on the season, at the Lotte World Garden Stage there will be various themed musicals and if you are into K-pop you will want to go to Lotte World Star Avenue!!  

For more information, visit their Official Website!! 


Nami Island 

Image result for nami island all seasonsWe talked about Nami Island before in our blog post about "Stay in Korea for the Winter" however we didn't go in further detail about the history. Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam. It is a half moon-shaped isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455 - 1468). Namsiseom Island is located out of Seoul but it's only an hour away and you can take the subway with no problem!!  

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In the middle of Nami Island you will see a big grass field of about 316,320 square yards, which features education and training facilities as well as camping sites. If you are into water-sports, there are a lot of activities you can do there such as zip lining into the water, motorboats and water skiing. There is also a theme park with a merry-go-around, shooting range, and a roller skating rink. There are also accommodation for visitors to stay at such as resort villas and bungalows.

For more information click HERE


Everland 
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Another popular theme park is Everland Resort!! However it is further away from the center of Seoul compared to Lotte World. Part of the entertainment includes various rides, festivals, theme areas, and a Zootopia!! The diverse attractions are available to enjoy with no age limits, and there are different themed festivals including Tulip Festival, Rose Festival, Summer Splash, Halloween Festival, Romantic Illumination, and much more!! 

Image result for everland korea panda worldTwo of the most popular rides of the park is T-Express and Korea's first wooden roller coaster. Their Zootopia is a must-see by many since it exhibits 2,000 animals of 201 species. Lost Valley opened in 2013 and features the largest ecological safari world and offers a tour by amphibious car to see 150 animals of 20 species. A pair of giant pandas given from the Chinese President Xi Jinping as a symbol of friendship between Korea and China can also be seen at the Panda World

For more information, visit their Official Website!!


Trick Eye Museum 
Image result for trick eye museum seoulLike Magic and Illusions?? well say no more and visit the Trick Eye Museum!! The Trick Eye Museum has other businesses around the world, is a "one of kind" painting gallery which combines art with high-end techonology featuring AR (Augmented Reality) effect and 2D/3D illusions. Within the Museum there is an Ice Museum which is filled with objects that are fully made out of ice, such as iced TV, ice kitchen, ice slope, etc. You don't need to purchase an additional ticket for the Ice museum, with one you can enjoy both!! 
A great part about this museum is that it stays open everyday from 9 am to 9 pm (last admission by 8 pm), making it popular among couples and tourists!! Outside of the museum you will see a statue which is seen as a landmark to find the Trick Eye Museum!! 

For more information, visit their Official Website!! 



We hope you found this information helpful and get the chance to visit any or all of these locations!! We are sure it will be a memorable experience for you, remember to read our other blog posts about living in Korea!! 




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Must Visit Restaurants near Home

Restaurants near 42SHARE

FOOD!!! okay now you are in your accommodation and want to go out to eat but what? mostly when there are so many options and various restaurants catering similar menus. Following we will provide a list of the best restaurants around 42SHARE halls and around Seoul if you are feeling adventurous!!

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Gosami

The Gosami restaurant is famous for their grilled fish such as grilled Godeungoe (Mackerel) and Samchi (Spanish Mackerel). You can also enjoy the fish with Kimchijjigae (Kimchi Stew) and or doenjangjjigae (soy bean).

There are other options in the menu as wel, such as bulgogi and spicy stir fry squid!!

For more information click HERE



Seo Seo Galbi / 서서갈비
Image result for seo seo galbi sinchonNo seat KBBQ??? yep that's right!! at this restaurant you will be able to enjoy delicious meat standing up, I know it sounds a bit strange or just different but is one of those experiences you won't want to miss out!!

Seo Seo Galbi has been around for over 50 years and they only serve domestic marinated beef in soy sauce in Korean "Hanwoo Sogalbi". The meat is so delicious that people line up to eat there and you can't make any reservations so it's first come first serve basis. Make sure to head on over quickly since they tend to sell out!! even on weekdays!!

For more information click Here


42SHARE

At 42SHARE there are rooms that have their own kitchen and others that don't but we provide a common kitchenette for residents to use and cook with their friends!! As you can see in our pictures from Yonsei Hall, there is enough space to cook and sit down to eat!! also if the weather allows it you can go outside and enjoy the rooftop overlooking around the buildings!!


You can also invite your friends and have a potluck!! We sometimes host similar events in order to bring everyone together and getting to know each other!!


Bangkok Express

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Want some Thai food? Bangkok Express is known to be one of the best Thai food restaurants in Seoul!! They used to be in a smaller location but their popularity forced them to move into a bigger space. Their popular dishes are the soft shelled curry crab served in a yellow curry sauce with rice and the Pad Thai.

Their location is pretty close to our Yonsei Hall!! For more information click Here!!


Sag

Want a quick snack? If you want to try various kinds of fried foods you should visit Sag!! Sag is a tteokbokki place where you can eat sundae, fried banana, dumplings, veggies and chicken as well!!

Their tteokbokki is one of kind because of the well balance of spiciness and savor taste!! It's popular among Ewha students to distress from their daily life and enjoy the delicious food!! Also be aware that during peak hours you might have to wait since the restaurant is quite small and there will be a waiting line, but that proofs how good the place is!!!

Also the place is not well known, therefore a lack of other blogs talking about it, but here is the Address: 12 Ewhayeodae 3-gil, Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

Dessert

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If you still have room for dessert, go ahead and get some Bingsu!!! (of course if it's in season) There are many cafes that serve this delicious Korean desert, however some locations have different style and tastes for Bingsu. There are three unique Bingsu locations in Sinchon to pick from, click HERE for more information!!





We hope the information was helpful and you get to visit one of these locations!! Remember to read our other blogs about living in Seoul!!




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8.08.2019

Best 5 Study Cafes in Seoul

Study Cafes in Seoul

Now that you are in Seoul either just travelling or studying, and want a place to relax and be focused, you should consider visiting one of these awesome Cafes in Seoul!! Studying at the same location everyday can get tiring and unmotivated, therefore here is a list of places you can go and sit down to study or read. Since changing environments time to time can improve your style of thinking and spice up your study time.

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The 1st Penguin

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The 1st cafe in Seoul that is great for those who want a nice and quiet place to study or read, has designed their shop for those purposes. This style of a Cafe is unusual but effective for customers since there are 200 electric outlets, 2 computers, 30 lamps, dozens of pencils and sharpeners. Also they provide free water and books if you don't have anything to study with. You will also find some couches, desks for two with a lamp, blankets and even a chalkboard. That being said, this place is really for those who want to study or read, so not a good idea to go there and have a conversation.
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The location of The 1st Penguin is near Korea University, so it's really popular for students who attend the prestigious school. Also the colors of the Cafe are really bright and colorful that help people stay awake!! Another thing about their location, is that there are quite a number of restaurants around that you can go eat when you get hungry, but The 1st Penguin do sell small snacks.

For more information click HERE!



Cafe Meeple

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Cafe Meeple first opened back in 2007 and has attracted tens of thousands of students to study there and people to just prepare work or read. The cafe is really spacious and aims to provide comfortable study spaces for people. There you can find various sizes of tables, study rooms, and printing facilities. Also there is a possibility you can get a discount if you go during their early hours!!


If you know Korean, visit their Website for more information!!



Dokdabang Cafe

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The Dokdabang Cafe is symbolic in Sinchon, it first opened back in 1971 as a music cafe and it was popular among students in the 70's and 80's for 33 years and closed down in 2005. However it has re-opened thanks to the grand son of the original owner and has been a favorite of locals since then!! and close to Yonsei University!!

The Cafe is not just for study as the other two, it has two separate areas for study and regular common space. The ambiance gives a gracefully library-like feel because of their interior design such as wooden tiles, ceiling-tall wooden shelves, wood patio doors with gold linings and classical music as background music. They also have huge glass windows that you will be able to enjoy the view of Sinchon.
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If you need a quiet space to study or read, they have a room for that!! In there you will find tables with study lamps and absolutely no talking. Another great part of this cafe is that they have two private meeting rooms for hourly rent for any purpose you would need, maybe such as study groups. Now for the coffee, any drink you purchase you can have a coffee refill for FREE but only once for every purchased drink.

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The cafe also is well known for their seasonal Bingsu, every Summer they sell Melon Bingsu which is a favorite because of the style it's served but also of its delicious taste!!


For more information and reviews click HERE!
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Cafe Cita at Soom Island

This cafe near Sogang University is a combination of reading room, cafe and an art gallery. The environment is really peaceful and relaxing!! The combinations mentioned are divided into different spaces around the building, such as where you would find the Book Gallery there is a no-talking policy, then there is the Cafe (CITA) and then an art gallery to enjoy.

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Occasionally the Cafe Cita hosts film screenings, book club meetings and lectures. You would also find special meditation and conference rooms available for rent on the seventh floor. However CITA is well known for their beautiful pastries!! The Head Chef studied at Le Cordon Blue in France and one of the popular items are the tarts which people claim are the best ones they ever tried!!

For more information click HERE!


Sahara Cafe

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The Sahara Cafe is a hidden gem in Seoul and is really popular among Soongsil University students. Because of the cheap price for coffee and a beautiful and minimalist design. You can go there to study or read, they even have hundreds of books to choose from!!

For seating they have pillowed chairs, long tables with study lamps and just a nice quiet relaxing atmosphere. The nearest subway station to get here is Soongsil University station and they are open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm and on Sunday 1 pm to 11 pm, go ahead and check them out!!

Address: 501-2 Beonji Sangdo-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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We hope that you find this information useful and get the chance to visit any of these locations!! Remember to check out our other blog posts about Exploring outside of Seoul!! 





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