How to Find an Apartment in South Korea

Royal Guard Changing Ceremony at Royal Palace (Deoksugung), Seoul, South Korea

Royal Guard Changing Ceremony at Royal Palace (Deoksugung), Seoul, South Korea

South Korea is a country located in Asia. The official language is Korean. The largest cities in South Korea are Seoul, Busan, and Incheon.

Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in South Korea.

Classifieds and Real Estate Agents

You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.

  • Craigslist: Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of South Korea apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check out.
  • Hi Expat: A classifieds that has real estate listings.

General Apartment and Housing Search Engines

If you have already exhausted your options above, check out the general apartment and housing search engines below.

  • Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a great destination for vacation rentals. Search around this site to see what you come up with.
  • HomeAway.comA giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.
  • AirbnbAirbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.

Useful Articles and Blog Posts

Check out the useful articles and blog posts below for more information to help you with your apartment search.

  • Anglo InfoAnglo Info has detailed information on rent and deposits.
  • Life After CubesJason provides insights into how he went about the apartment search in South Korea.
  • Just LandedJust Landed gives you the low down on housing and rentals in South Korea.
  • Reach to Teach RecruitingMy good friends at Reach-to-Teach Recruiting have a good primer on housing in this country.
  • SeoulisticI really like this article by Seoulistic.com on how to find super cheap housing.
  • Footprints RecruitingA quick snapshot of the different aspects of housing, including furnished options.

There you have it. The best places for finding an apartment in South Korea. If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my article on how to find a job in South Korea as a foreigner. If you are single and are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my reviews of the best dating sites in South Korea. Enjoy your stay!

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