If you are a fan of the culture of the country of Kimchi, you will probably know that the word “Goshiwon” (also known as goshitel or living-tel) is a form of micro-accommodation in Korea. These are mainly rooms with a size of 3-6 square meters with extremely cheap costs, only ranging from 4-10 million VND / month. This price in the expensive capital Seoul is too cheap, only for poor students or people with low incomes.
Goshiwon rooms in the form of “match boxes” or “packs” for only one person have become a typical rental culture in Korea.
If you want to rent such rooms, right here in Hanoi, this form of accommodation has appeared for nearly a year with many branches stretching in districts of Cau Giay, Dong Da, Bac Tu Liem, Thanh Xuan. , Hai Ba Trung … These rooms are only 3 to 7 square meters wide, called Bee Home (the house of bees).
The first thing that “caught the eye” when entering the inn room was quite breathtaking. The hallways were less than 1 meter wide, enough for an adult to pass through. A 5-storey building can accommodate up to 54 rooms.
A floor divided into 2 compartments with the central position is a place for cooking or drying common clothes. Each space will have about 8-10 rooms lying close together with 1 air conditioner and 1 toilet with bathroom. Each room is 3 to 7 square meters in space for only 1 adult, most of which are self contained without windows. Inside is equipped with electric bulbs, ventilation holes, storage bar and hanging bar.
Each floor has 2 compartments, each room contains about 8-10 rooms
Inside a tiny Bee Home inn, only about 3 to 7 square meters wide
Discover a matchbox room in the heart of Hanoi- Only 3m2 wide, utilities are lacking but the price is cheap-
The cost of renting a room ranges from 1.5 to 1.7 million VND / month including the costs of housing, electricity, water, wifi, toilet. Ms. Ha (manager in Hoang Quoc Viet area) shared:
“Depending on the time that the rental will be different. If the rent was 1.4 to 1.5 million before the translation, we took 1.2 million in the translation. Currently, the price of electricity and water is calculated by the price per person per capita, but next time, our side plans to install a separate electricity meter for each booth. If installed, the amount will change to 4,000 VND / number of electricity and 25,000 VND / cubic meter of water“.
For students who prefer to stay alone, this place is a quite reasonable choice when the cost of renting a room for 1 person is quite cheap, quiet space, clean rooms. However, because they are cheap, the quality of these student rooms is also very “modest”.
Each room is only about 3 to 7 square meters wide, enough to accommodate a small single bed, a shelf and only one way left to go in and out. People often have to use shared bathrooms and kitchens, and that’s the real obsession. Sometimes even if the utensils for bathing or cooking are not agreed upon, it is better to use them when to put them there. In particular, having to live in a small space easily makes the person living inside feel mysterious, even stuffy.
Each room has 1 electric bulb, 1 ventilation fan, 1 storage bar and hanging bar
In the middle will have a shared kitchen
Or a common drying place for 2 floors
The bathroom with a toilet inside is also a public place
The biggest inconvenience is that the path up to each room is quite small, only enough for 1 adult to pass through
Do Thu confided: “My rent is about 1.8 million a month. Feeling frustrated at first, but opening the door a lot is familiar. Here we cook with dozens of people, so sometimes I lose pans, chopsticks, bowls … sometimes someone else uses my things and forgets to wash.
Personally, I found it here quite well but it was a bit cramped and closed. In addition to occasional dehydration at night. When I come home from work at night, I usually keep a bottle of water in my room and only wash my face in time.“.
Do Thu said the inconvenience point is that this place sometimes has water loss and power outages, affecting life quite a lot
The room barely accommodates a small bed and study desk. However, if you know decor, it will look this pretty!
An adult taller than 8 feet while in may suffer head loss because the ceiling is quite low
Besides, weak wifi is also a minus point here. Do Hang (3rd year student of Hanoi University) said: “I am in a 6 square meter room with a total of 1.5 million. The room is a bit secret, so I have decor more to look at less darkness. I only lost power once when I lived, but it was in the middle of the night so I had to run outside for a while and then re-enter.
Compared to a normal room, it is a bit cramped but it is indeed quite affordable if one likes to be alone, especially with our students. If I have the chance, I plan to move to a bigger room with you next month“.
It can be seen that, for a student who wants to rent a cheap accommodation and needs a quiet space, living alone, this is the right choice for you. Security is also quite guaranteed because each compartment has its own camera. However, you should prepare “spirit of steel” because you may not be used to living in a narrow space, all day in a closed state.
Overview of an inn room inside
There is no shortage of air here because the total air conditioner is turned on 24 / 24h with a stable temperature
A room with windows
Many of you mark your own room with cute stickers and stickers
Since the parking space is for more than 30-40 people, you may need to pay extra car parking
Overall, this is a pretty good room for those who want a quiet, cheap place and prefer to be alone.