Girin

Great For
History and culture, Off-the-beaten-path, Solo travellers, Young adults
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our hosts know their city very well and can share insights, tips and stories that a guidebook can't
100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Hosts plan experiences around what you want to see and do.
Real Authenticity
Our Locals host visitors in their spare time because they love sharing their city and meeting new people.

About me

I'm a trilingual native Korean from Gwang-ju(South-west city). I love Seoul and its cultural advantages in fashion, literature, music, vintage markets and all kinds of un-useful but artsy, cool and exciting things. Very romantic at heart but also very practical as well. On the other hands, easy going and down to earth, friendly person who would put efforts to make your trip very personal, special and unforgettable. Looking forward to having great travel partners in Seoul

Languages

English, Spanish, Korean

My Interests

I love sharing lives with people, mine or theirs and instagraming, I love Georgia O'keefe and Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali , Tea time never hurts , I love language, histroy, classic and popular arts and subculture. , Eating good food with good people is one of my happiest moments in life

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

How it works

1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

4. explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places that locals love and which make the city unique

My most exciting things to do in Seoul

City stroll, museum hopping, pub crawl, enjoying night life(24hour open venues), vintage markets/flea markets, hip cafes and venues, palace walking, visit concerts/music venues

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  • Margarita Is Great For

    Business travellers, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, History and culture, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Korean, Russian

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  • Tingmin Is Great For

    Business travellers, Children and families, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, History and culture, LGBTQ, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Korean, thailand

I am a fun loving person who loves to meet new people and travel around. I love to share about each other's culture.

  • Akansha Is Great For

    Business travellers, Children and families, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, LGBTQ, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Korean, Hindi

Hello, everybody! My name is Yulia and I am 26 y.o. I was born in Moscow (Russia) but living in Seoul during 2,5 years. I like to discover this world, try new things to do or to eat hahaha and I really glad to meet new people from any place on our planet! Let me show Seoul from my perspective ;)

  • Yulia Is Great For

    Food & Drink, High-end travellers, Nightlife, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Korean, Russian

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How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way