FAQ

FAQ

  • A combination of French words célibataire and liberté, ‘célib’ refers to someone who lives alone. Despite the common negative association in Korean language for a single person household, ‘célib’ implies something different: a positive, empowering, independent individual. We believe célib life & stay can bring a new social notion to the future of living alone. We seek to offer a better residential experience for 1-person households. 
  • ‘Soonra’ is the name of a street whereby our first célib life & stay branch is located. Adjacent to two UNESCO world heritage sites – Jongmyo Royal Shrine and Changdeok-gung Palace– Soonra-gil used to be guarded by night patrols in the Chosun dynasty. The up and coming soonra neighborhood is where you can experience the past, present, and future of Seoul’s soul. Enjoy the panoramic view of the the Royal Garden and the greenery of the Royal Shrine, bustling cityscape,  and Namsan tower.
  • Célib soonra is our first célib life & stay location at the heart of old city center, where we propose a new living solution to provide better standards of living for single person households. Along with a breathtaking view of Changdeok-gung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine as well as a beautiful roofscape of traditional Korean-style houses, célib soonra offers private beds and bathrooms, shared dining lounge, kitchen, play rooms, and rooftop without the headache and stress coming from finding a place to live in this metropolitan city.
  • Could be just a matter of terminology, but we aim for a ‘single person living’ where each célib can tackle the hardship of finding a quality home by staying together, without having to feel the social pressure to ‘actively engage,’ as home by definition in the local context should be where you don’t need to worry about anything. Célib life & stay is carefully designed to embody the desires of local living standards and cultural sensitivities. We provide unprecedented housing and hospitality services that allow for smart Seoulites to live to the fullest in a satisfying way, liberated from any rent-related bureaucracies, complications, or social pressures.
  • With our official partner Airbnb, “célib stay” is offered for short-term guests who wish to spend up to 90 days.
  • On the other hand, “célib life” is for guests who wish to stay for longer than 3 months. The long-term contract period is flexible, so feel free to consult our manager for details!
  • At célib soonra, we request 3-months rent for the security deposit.
  • Monthly fee depends on the room type, length of stay, and célib locations. Monthly fee is an All-Inclusive-Deal, including various utility fees, management costs, unlimited wifi, regular cleaning services, and so much more!
    • We prioritize the comfort of home as well as respectful mindset. Our basic principle is to use public spaces together, minimize unnecessary expenses, and to ensure that residents respect each other.
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  • We plan to make parking space as we expand our locations. 
  • At célib soonra, unfortunately, we do not have parking space. 
  • To briefly park the car to load/unload personal belongings, residents may use the temporary space available by the entrance. Please make sure to notify us beforehand. For overnight parking, below are some choices:
    • The closest parking lot from célib soonra is Gogang Parking Lot
    • 2,000KRW/30 min, 20,000KRW/day (subject to change)
    • 5 min by walk from célib soonra
    • Yulgok-ro 10gil 36, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • 010-5296-9096 

     

    • Changgyeong parking lot
    • Yulgok-ro 6gil 7, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • 02-2267-4001

     

    • Samhwan bldg. parking lot (Monthly Deals available)
    • Samhwan bldg., Yulgok-ro 88, Jongno-gu, Seoul

     

    • Wonseo public parking lot
    • Waryong-dong 3-16, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • 02-2236-0052~3

     

    • Hyundai bldg.
    • Hyundai Head Office of HEC & HDEC, Yulgok-ro 75, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • 02-746-7703

     

    • Leehwa bldg., (KB bank)
    • Donhwamun-ro 89, Jongno-gu, Seoul

     

    • Woosung parking lot
    • Unni-dong 28, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • 02-765-1831
  • We plan to have hospitable facilities for pets as we expand our locations. Unfortunately, célib soonra is not fit for pets to stay comfortably.
    • For long-term guests, we offer healthy 1-person meals from Monday to Thursday evenings. Per request, you can also save your meal for breakfast or lunch in our dosirak
    • Meals at célib soonra are provided by the chef at ‘coreuk’  
    • https://m.blog.naver.com/PostList.nhn?blogId=coreuk
    • Célib-wear is our exclusive home wear designed in collaboration with ‘Monopispa’.  Célib-wear is rented out to our long-term residents during their stay. Residents can wear our comfy homewear in private bedrooms, shared kitchen, Netflix home cinema, rooftop, or any of our shared spaces. If you would like to keep your célib-wear, they are available for purchases!
    • http://monopispa.com/
  • Many people end up leaving their homes empty for a period, whether the reason is for business trips, visiting families, traveling etc. Renting it out through Airbnb is an option, but also a huge hassle. 
  • To solve this issue, célib formed a partnership with Airbnb, which means our long-term residents can request Airbnb services for whenever their rooms are vacant. 
  • The process is simple! Before emptying your room, contact the célib soonra manager and let us know for the dates and duration of vacancy. (You can increase the chance of making a reservation by letting us know as early as possible.) Our célib soonra manager will then announce the availability of your room through Airbnb. 
  • Once your room is booked, you can save your rent! (excluding Airbnb fee, cleaning & operating fees) 
  • You can then rent our your room hassle-free. Célib soonra manager can take care of all cleaning & management operations: we clean your room before renting it out, we make a list of your personal items and general condition of the room, and help the guests check-in.
    • Short-term residents can pay an extra fee for +1 guest maximum.
    • We give long-term residents more liberty, since home should be somewhere you can invite close acquaintances as you wish. You are always welcome to invite friends and family to our shared spaces. They can occasionally sleep over as well, however, not too often that célib becomes over capacity and make it uncomfortable for other residents. We trust you to respect other residents’ comfort as much as they all respect yours!
    • Célib soonra’s main lounge on the first floor are available for use 24hrs. Short-term residents are welcome to use the shared space and kitchen at their convenience. 
    • We have an additional private kitchen/lounge space in the basement, which is exclusively available to long-term residents
    • Our rooftop is available 24hrs for short-term guests, unless there are private events.
    • We additionally have a small private rooftop, which is reserved for long-term residents only. 
    • Any of our cafe & bar customers may also enjoy the rooftop view, except when private events are held.