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Rent a flat or a house in North Korea

Finding a place to live is a priority when settling in North Korea. Your experience will be of a great help for the members who want to settle in North Korea.

Therefore, we have prepared some questions for you:

Which kinds of accommodation are available in North Korea?

Is it hard to find a flat or a house for rent in North Korea?

How to find a home in North Korea: classifieds, real estate portals, real estate agencies?

How much is the rental for a house, an apartment?

What are the formalities or the required documents for renting an accommodation?

Which advice would you give?

Thanks in advance for participating!

My business assoc travels to Pyongyang North Korea regularly.
All foreigners are expected to stay in govt assigned hotels.
Foreigners are not allowed to rent a flat or house and
not allowed to mixed or talk to locals.
All hotels are state owned cost Euro 90 per room including breakfast.
Hope this helps those travelling to NK.

CHeers
Paul

Christine :

Finding a place to live is a priority when settling in North Korea. Your experience will be of a great help
for the members who want to settle in North Korea.

Therefore, we have prepared some questions for you:

Which kinds of accommodation are available in North Korea?

Is it hard to find a flat or a house for rent in North Korea?

How to find a home in North Korea: classifieds, real estate portals, real estate agencies?

How much is the rental for a house, an apartment?

What are the formalities or the required documents for renting an accommodation?

Which advice would you give?

Thanks in advance for participating!

Thank you for this info Paul! :)

Update from my recent trip

A 5 star hotel in PY cost US$130 per night including breakfast.
There is no WiFi in the hotels or any where in the city.

Foreigners are allowed to buy an international SIM card
this allow you to make and receive calls outside of DPRK.

No idea the cost  SIM but I understand min US$100 per card.
example  it cost US$16/page to send a  A4 size fax to China.
through our hotel business centre.

Taxis are everywhere but only for Locals or Foreigners accompanied
with your Local friends.

Lastly we were allowed to bring in our cameras, laptops, mobile phones
after the usual airport immigration and customs clearance.

And on our departure no one check our camera or laptops to see what photos
we took ..so please do not think DPRK is as dangerous as what the West portrayed
obey their laws and respect the people you will enjoyed your stay in DPRK ..

so please do not think DPRK is as dangerous as what the West portrayed

Are you allowed to interact with locals, and are you escorted when you travel, or allowed to travel where ever you wish?
These questions are prompted by common stories - and I wondered if they're true, or just propaganda.

To answer your questions,

I have to add our group was on a business trip and not as tourists
We were assigned 2 NK ladies to our group as our translators
They were with us 24/7 during the entire trip.
.
Depending on our schedule  several times we walked and mingled with the Locals
although not much contact besides the usual smiles and hello.

Non of us in our group speak Korean  and we dont not wished to cause any inconveniences
to our  translators if you know what I mean.

Bascially we were allowed more freedom of movement than tour groups.
We can stopped at anywhere in town and have our coffee breaks  in one
of the many cafes .
We took a short ride in the Underground metro with the morning office crowd.

Yes there are restriction, our translators were with us  everywhere we go, we did interact with
the Locals taking photos but not much talking.

No photos of military installations, personnel or Govt buidlings  this also applied to countries in Asia too
To me these are minor and a matter of each personal opinion

Interesting experience!

Thank you for sharing!

Do you still come to North Korea recently?

KhuyenT :

Interesting experience!

Thank you for sharing!

Do you still come to North Korea recently?

Yes.
Its a nice place to visit, people are nice, respect the laws, dont talk politics and you wont
get into trouble.

Cheers

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