126 Mansion – live locally

My aims for the place I am going to stay during trip is to stay comfortably with the local (hopefully). 126 Mansion is a guesthouse in Korea, which I stayed there during my Korea Trip, last year.

How I found this guesthouse was dramatically, where I  was only wanting to look for a cheaper option rather than a hotel, so I have starting to search for guesthouse.

Tip: Guesthouse are normally the best option if you want a private space and it is way more cheaper than a hotel.

So, I google searched and found 126 Mansion on Air BnB, look through all the information given online, then finally pick on it and reserved me a room.

Tip: AirBnB is a very good website that you can reserve you accomodations during your trip, and most of them are really high quality (by photos).

I wasn’t sure the reliability of the AirBnb, so I had struggled for a while before I made my decision.

126 Mansion is a guesthouse that run by a mother and three daughter, where mother is in charge in meals and the rest are in charge on receptions. The owner is very responding where she reply as soon as she can to make sure everything is on track, meanwhile, she is a very nice.

There are many rooms in the guesthouse with difference facilitates, and I was staying in a single room with wood floor included breakfast. P/S: Breakfast made by mom is full of the taste of Korean family, and it taste amazing!

126 Mansion’s lobby – its a coffee shop and canteen – Credits to LilyLipstick
Traditional Korean Food – Credits to My Seoul-ful Encounters

The guesthouse is designed to be a coffee shop in the first floor, and all the rooms are upstairs in second floors. Guest normally gather in the coffee to have meals, and there are a lot of information about attractions around the area, so there are very helpful handbooks provided, definitely, the greatest information are normally from the owner.

In addition, the locations of the guesthouse is very good, it is very within the city of samchung-dong and it is very close to an attraction called ‘Bukchon Hanok Village’.

BukChon Hanok – ‘Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty’ (visitkorea).

Bukchon Hanok – Credits to Visit Korea

Moreever, it is very convenient that you will only need to walk 5-10 mins to get to a bus station for a direct bus to the Incheon Airport, and it costs 10000won.


  1. http://seoulfulencounters.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/where-to-stay-in-seoul-126-mansion.html
  2. http://lilylipstick.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/home-from-home-126mansion-samchung-dong-seoul-review.html
  3. http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=561382







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