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Your Ultimate Guide to Accommodation in Seoul: Best Places and Hotels by Location and Budget

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Welcome to Seoul, a fantastic travel destination that combines history and modernity. Choosing the right place to stay is crucial for a comfortable and convenient trip. Whether you’re on a tight budget or looking for luxury, Seoul offers a variety of accommodation options to suit everyone. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the best places and hotels in Seoul, organized by location and budget.

Get ready to explore a diverse selection that caters to all your needs and ensures an amazing trip in this dynamic city!

The Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Seoul – a Brief Overview

Get ready to explore Seoul’s diverse neighborhoods, each with its own charm. From lively Hongdae to trendy Gangnam and cultural Insadong, there’s something for everyone. 

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1. Hongdae – a lively neighborhood where creativity and energy collide! This lively neighborhood is a hotspot for art lovers, music enthusiasts, and young adventurers seeking an authentic and vibrant experience. With art galleries, street performances, and indie music venues, it’s perfect for free-spirited travelers. At night, Hongdae’s buzzing nightlife is a fun and engaging option. Plus, budget-friendly accommodations keep you in the heart of the action.

2. Itaewon – a diverse neighborhood with a wide range of global influences. This area is popular among expats and tourists, offering a multitude of international dining options, trendy shops, and a bustling nightlife scene. Its central location makes it convenient for exploring other parts of Seoul, making it an excellent base for travelers seeking a cosmopolitan experience.

3. MyeongdongSeoul‘s bustling shopping district. This area is a shopaholic’s dream, with a plethora of fashion boutiques, beauty stores, and street food vendors. The area is also close to major landmarks and attractions, such as N Seoul Tower and Gyeongbokgung Palace, making it a top choice for those who want to be at the heart of Seoul‘s excitement.

4. Gangnam – a chic and upscale district known for its modernity and luxury. It’s a trendy area with high-end boutiques, stylish cafes, and fine dining establishments. Gangnam’s sophisticated ambiance and upscale hotels cater to travelers seeking a refined and upscale experience in Seoul.

5. Insadong – a traditional neighborhood preserving the city’s heritage. Here, you’ll find an abundance of traditional tea houses, art galleries, and antique shops. With its historical significance and charming guesthouses, Insadong offers an authentic and peaceful experience for travelers looking to connect with Seoul‘s rich past.

6. Bukchon Hanok Village – an area filled with traditional Korean houses. This neighborhood offers a unique opportunity to experience a Hanok stay, providing an authentic glimpse into Korean culture and architecture. For travelers seeking a serene and enchanting escape, Bukchon Hanok Village is the perfect choice.

7. Jongno – the historical heart of Seoul. Jongno is home to many iconic landmarks and cultural treasures. This area boasts historic palaces, temples, and museums, offering a captivating journey through Korea’s past. With its central location and diverse accommodation options, Jongno is an ideal choice for history enthusiasts and sightseers.

8. Jamsil – an area famous for its theme parks and recreational facilities. Home to Lotte World and Olympic Park, Jamsil offers a mix of family-friendly activities and fun-filled adventures. Its proximity to various attractions and a range of hotels make Jamsil a great option for families and thrill-seekers.

Now, let’s delve into each of these areas, providing a comprehensive guide to the best places and hotels to stay in Seoul. No matter your preferences or budget, there’s a perfect spot waiting for you in this incredible city!

Where to Stay in Hongdae

Hongdae is the area around Hongik University. That’s why this area is extremely popular among students and young people. Restaurants and entertainment are plenty and cheap.

But you can also find lots of cute cafes, shops and thrift stores in Hongdae.

At night, there are lots of fun options, like bars and clubs – and don’t forget the live street dance and busking performances!

Plus, there are budget-friendly accommodations available, so you can stay in the heart of the action without spending too much.

budget-friendly accommodations

Hostels and Low-Budget Options in Hongdae

Miss Hongdae Guest House (Female Only)

If you are looking for a budget-friendly stay in Hongdae, look no further than Miss Hongdae Guest House! Conveniently situated just 400 meters from Hongik University and 200 meters from the city center, this charming hostel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

You’ll find a shared lounge and kitchen for mingling with fellow travelers, and the rooms come with slippers, a hairdryer, and free toiletries.

With Hongik University Station nearby and Gimpo International Airport just 12 km away, Miss Hongdae Guest House is the perfect choice for an affordable and comfortable stay in the heart of Seoul.

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Mid-Range Hotels in Hongdae

Pillowsopher Hongdae

Pillowsopher Hongdae is another great option in Hongdae. It’s a centrally located hotel with cozy air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi.

You’ll be just 400 meters from Hongik University Station, making it easy to explore the city.

Each room has a TV, private bathroom, and city views in some units. Staff can arrange a shuttle service for your convenience. Gimpo International Airport is only 12 km away.

Luxury Hotels in Hongdae

L7 Hongdae

If you’re looking for a bit more luxury when staying in Hongdae, choose L7 Hongdae by LOTTE. Guests can enjoy a restaurant, fitness center, and bar, all with free WiFi.

Don’t miss the seasonal rooftop pool (additional cost). Rooms have AC, kettle, fridge, and flat-screen TV. Private bathrooms come with bidet, hair dryer, and toiletries.

Also, find a business center and 24-hour front desk speaking English and Japanese.

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae

The Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae is another 4-star hotel option in Hongdae.

Enjoy air-conditioned rooms, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Relax in the garden or on the terrace with city views. The hotel has a restaurant and bar for dining and drinks. Rooms feature a desk, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and a fridge.

Some rooms have balconies and river views. Start your day with an American or Asian breakfast.

The hotel also has a business center for guests. Hongik University Station is 500 meters away, and Hongik University is 600 meters away. Gimpo International Airport is 12 km from the hotel.

Where to Stay in Itaewon

Itaewon is a diverse and international neighborhood, loved by people from all over the world.

This area is famous among expats and tourists, with lots of global restaurants, trendy shops, and lively nightlife. There are many different places to eat and have fun that fit different budgets.

During the day, explore the unique shops and second-hand stores along the streets. When the sun goes down, Itaewon comes alive with lots of bars, clubs, and live performances.

It’s a cool and lively part of Seoul to stay in, with various accommodations to choose from that won’t cost a fortune.

cool and lively part of Seoul to stay in
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Hostels and Low-Budget Options in Itaewon

H HOSTEL Itaewon

This hostel is conveniently situated just 4 km away from The National Museum of Korea, offering free WiFi and a lovely terrace.

The non-smoking rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a desk for added convenience. Guests can start their day with a delightful continental breakfast.

H HOSTEL Itaewon’s strategic location also allows easy access to popular landmarks such as Namdaemun Market and Myeongdong Cathedral, both within a short distance.

For those arriving by air, Gimpo International Airport is located 19 km away from the hostel.

Seoul Cube Itaewon

Seoul Cube Itaewon is a cozy hotel in Seoul with non-smoking rooms, free WiFi, and a shared lounge. Guests can relax in the garden or on the terrace.

The rooms have a garden view from the patio, and some rooms have a city view from the balcony. Myeongdong Station is 4.2 km away, and The National Museum of Korea is 4.3 km away.

The nearest airport is Gimpo International Airport, which is 19 km from the hotel.

Mid-Range Hotels in Itaewon

Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel

Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel offers modern rooms with free WiFi, conveniently located in Itaewon District, just a 3-minute walk from Itaewon Station.

Each room features artistic murals on white walls, and a glass bathroom, giving a futuristic feel. Guests can enjoy breakfast at Eggslut on the first floor. The hotel also provides laundry services and valet parking.

It’s a short 10-minute drive to Seoul Tower and Namdaemun Market. Incheon International Airport is about 49 km away from the hotel.

Luxury Hotels in Itaewon

Mondrian Seoul Itaewon

For a luxurious stay in Itaewon, Mondrian is the perfect destination. The air-conditioned rooms come with a coffee machine, wardrobe, flat-screen TV, and private bathroom.

Guests can enjoy the bar, restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, indoor pool, and fitness center.

The hotel also provides 24-hour front desk, room service, and currency exchange. Continental and American breakfast options are available each morning.

I’Park Mall is 2.5 km away, and The Shilla Duty Free Shop Main Store is 3.4 km away.

luxurious stay in Itaewon, Mondrian is the perfect destination
Husband and I enjoying our stay at Mondrian Seoul Itaewon

Where to Stay in Myeongdong

Myeongdong is a bustling and vibrant shopping district that attracts both locals and tourists.

This area is a paradise for shoppers, with countless fashion boutiques, beauty stores, and street food stalls to explore.

It’s a great place to stay if you love shopping and want to be close to some of Seoul‘s famous landmarks, like N Seoul Tower and Gyeongbokgung Palace.

As the sun sets, Myeongdong comes alive with its bustling night market and lively atmosphere.

With its central location and various accommodation options, staying in Myeongdong ensures you’ll be at the heart of Seoul‘s excitement and have easy access to the city’s must-see attractions.

Seoul Tower and Gyeongbokgung Palace

Hostels and Low-Budget Options in Myeongdong

OYO Hostel Myeongdong 3

OYO Hostel Myeongdong 3 is a centrally located hotel in Seoul, offering air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and a shared lounge.

Guests can visit nearby attractions like Jogyesa Temple, Namdaemun Market, and Dongwha Duty Free Shop, all within 1.7 km. Myeongdong Cathedral is just 500 meters away.

The rooms are equipped with a desk, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and fridge. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast and explore Myeongdong Station, Jongmyo Shrine, and Bangsan Market, all within reach.

Gimpo International Airport is only 20 km away from the hostel.

Hotel 8 Hours

Hotel 8 Hours in Seoul offers a comfortable stay with convenient amenities. The air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator.

The bathroom includes a shower, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Guests can use the common area with printers and computers. The on-site cafe serves coffee and light meals. The hotel provides private lockers and laundry service for an additional cost.

Guests can enjoy free beverages, snacks, and cup noodles. Namdaemun Market is just 300 meters away. Limousine and call-van services to and from Incheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport are available for an extra fee.

Mid-Range Hotels in Myeongdong

Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong

Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong offers stylish and convenient accommodation, just a 2-minute walk from Myeongdong Subway Station.

The hotel features a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi throughout the property. The modern rooms come with a flat-screen TV, desk, and electric kettle. Guests can enjoy on-site restaurants and bars.

The hotel is a short 5-minute walk from Myeongdong Shopping District and a 15-minute walk from N Seoul Tower. Incheon International Airport is within a 1-hour drive.

Luxury Hotels in Myeongdong

Moxy Seoul Myeongdong

Moxy Seoul Myeongdong is a centrally located hotel in Seoul with air-conditioned rooms, free WiFi, and private parking.

The hotel features a bar and is close to attractions like Myeongdong Station, Myeongdong Cathedral, and Dongwha Duty Free Shop.

Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast and benefit from the 24-hour front desk and currency exchange services. The rooms are equipped with a seating area, flat-screen TV, and safety deposit box.

Nearby points of interest include Namdaemun Market, Jogyesa Temple, and Seoul Station. Gimpo International Airport is the nearest airport, just 19 km away from Moxy Seoul Myeongdong.

Where to Stay in Gangnam

Gangnam is a fancy and modern district loved by trendsetters and fashion fans.

It’s a great place to stay if you like luxury and style. During the day, explore the chic streets and go shopping at high-end boutiques.

At night, Gangnam comes alive with its lively nightlife and cool entertainment.

With its posh hotels and elegant places to stay, you’ll experience the best of Seoul‘s fancy lifestyle.

Enjoy the upscale vibe and have a fantastic stay in this cosmopolitan area, where you can dance to your own “Gangnam Style” beat!

Seoul's fancy lifestyle
Bongeunsa Temple in Gangnam, © Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press or Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press

Hostels and Low-Budget Options in Gangnam

YaKorea Hostel Gangnam

YaKorea Hostel Gangnam is a convenient and comfortable accommodation in Seoul. The hostel offers free WiFi and has a shared kitchen and lounge.

The rooms have a seating area and city view, with air conditioning and a desk. The property is close to the Convention Centre, Bongeunsa Temple, and Gangnam Station. Munjeong-dong Rodeo Street and Dongdaemun Market are also nearby.

The nearest airport is Gimpo International Airport, just 24 km away.

Aiden by Best Western Cheongdam

Aiden by Best Western Cheongdam is a well-equipped hotel in Seoul‘s Gangnam-Gu district. It features a fitness center for guests.

The rooms have a kettle and flat-screen TV. The private bathroom includes free toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

The hotel’s staff speaks English and Japanese at the reception. It is conveniently located near The Shilla Duty Free Shop Main Store, Bangsan Market, and Dongdaemun Market, all within 8 km.

Also, the National Museum of Korea and Myeongdong Cathedral are 9 km away.

Bongeunsa Temple and Seven Luck Casino Seoul Gangnam COEX Branch are around 3 km from the hotel.

Mid-Range Hotels in Gangnam

voco Seoul Gangnam

voco Seoul Gangnam, an IHG Hotel, is a well-equipped 4-star hotel in Seoul. It offers concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a fitness center, and free WiFi. The hotel has a bar, a 24-hour front desk, and a business center.

The rooms are air-conditioned and come with a TV, safety deposit box, and private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy breakfast with continental, Italian, and American options. The on-site restaurant serves American, Italian, and Steakhouse cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available.

The hotel is located near Gangnam Station and attractions like Bongeunsa Temple and COEX Convention Centre. Gimpo International Airport is the nearest airport, located 24 km away.

HOTEL ANTEROOM SEOUL

HOTEL ANTEROOM SEOUL is a cozy 3-star hotel in Seoul with a garden, terrace, restaurant, and bar. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.

The rooms are allergy-free and equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a safety deposit box. Some rooms have a balcony. The hotel is 2.8 km from Gangnam Station. Bongeunsa Temple is 4.5 km away, and COEX Convention Centre is 4.8 km away.

The nearest airport is Gimpo International, located 23 km from the hotel. Guests can avail of the paid airport shuttle service for convenience.

Luxury Hotels in Gangnam

Andaz Seoul Gangnam

Andaz Seoul Gangnam is a 5-star luxury hotel located in Seoul. It features a fitness center, indoor pool, and hot tub with city views.

The rooms offer air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Guests can enjoy a continental, Full English/Irish, or American breakfast.

The hotel is 3.9 km from Gangnam Station, and nearby attractions include Bongeunsa Temple (4.1 km) and COEX Convention Centre (4.3 km). Gimpo International Airport is 23 km away.

Where to Stay in Insadong

Discover traditional Korea in Insadong, a charming neighborhood that keeps the city’s rich history alive.

This area is perfect for those who want an authentic and peaceful experience. During the day, explore the quaint streets and soak in Korean traditions.

After dark, Insadong remains calm and tranquil, providing a relaxing escape from the city’s busy atmosphere.

With cozy guesthouses and authentic accommodations, staying in Insadong lets you experience the timeless charm of Seoul‘s cultural heart.

cozy guesthouses and authentic accommodations
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Hostels and Low-Budget Options in Insadong

Seoul Cube Jongro

Seoul Cube Jongro offers a comfortable stay with convenient amenities. The hotel provides free WiFi throughout the property, along with a shared kitchen and lounge for guests’ use. Guests can enjoy city views from the hotel.

The units at Seoul Cube Jongro are well-equipped with air conditioning, a fridge, a microwave, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer, and a desk. Each room includes a shared bathroom, slippers, and bed linen for added comfort.

Guests staying at the capsule hotel can start their day with a delicious American breakfast, ensuring a delightful start to their exploration of Seoul.

ibis Ambassador Insadong

Conveniently located near Jongno 3-ga Subway Station, ibis Ambassador Insadong offers a relaxing stay with a sauna and public bath.

The hotel has a business center, fitness center, and free high-speed WiFi. The rooms are decorated in warm tones and have a flat-screen TV, seating area, and writing desk.

The en suite bathrooms include a shower and hairdryer.

Guests can enjoy breakfast at TASTE Restaurant or explore nearby dining options in Insadong district, just a short walk away. The hotel offers laundry, currency exchange, and luggage storage services at the 24-hour reception desk.

Guests have stunning views of Seoul city from the rooftop garden. ibis Ambassador Insadong is within walking distance of Insadong Culture Street, royal palaces, and shopping areas like Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, and Namdaemun.

Mid-Range Hotels in Insadong

Moxy Seoul Insadong

Moxy Seoul Insadong is a modern hotel located in front of Jongno 3-ga Subway Station (Line 5). The rooms are equipped with flat-screen cable TVs and free internet. Guests can enjoy complimentary coffee at the lobby.

The rooms have a flat-screen TV, folding desk, and chair. The private bathrooms include a shower and hairdryer.

Moxy Seoul Insadong offers a hearty breakfast at Grab-and-go. Guests can find dining options in the nearby Ikseondong district, just a 2-minute walk away. The hotel provides coin laundry, currency exchange, and self luggage storage services. Guests can enjoy city views from the rooftop bar and use the fitness center.

The hotel’s location is convenient for exploring the historic district of Insa-dong, just 660 meters away, and Gyeongbok Palace, 1.9 km away. It is an hour’s drive from Incheon Airport and 19 km from Gimpo Airport.

Luxury Hotels in Insadong

Nine Tree Premier Hotel Insadong

Nine Tree Premier Hotel Insadong is situated right next to Jogyesa Temple. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and a fitness center for guests’ convenience. A business center, concierge service, and free WiFi throughout the property are some of the facilities available.

Each room at the hotel is equipped with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. The accommodation also provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge, and currency exchange services.

The hotel’s location allows easy access to popular points of interest such as Jongmyo Shrine, Dongwha Duty Free Shop, and Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Where to Stay in Bukchon Hanok Village

Stay in Bukchon Hanok Village
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If you’re looking for a more traditional Korean experience, stay in Bukchon Hanok Village, a neighborhood full of traditional Korean houses.

Staying in Bukchon lets you live in a Hanok and soak in Korean culture and history. During the day, explore the lovely alleys and admire the well-preserved Hanok buildings.

When it gets dark, Bukchon becomes peaceful and enchanting, perfect for a relaxing escape.

With its traditional accommodations and captivating surroundings, staying in Bukchon allows you to experience the beauty of ancient Korea firsthand.

Hostels and Low-Budget Options in Bukchon

Gongsimga Hanok Guesthouse

If you want to have a traditional experience in Seoul, stay at Gongsimga Guesthouse! This hanok stay is located in the center of Seoul, providing easy access to the city’s attractions, with Insadong just 800 meters away and Myeongdong shopping area at 2.2 km.

The guesthouse offers simple rooms with air conditioning, heating facilities, and private bathrooms. Guests can explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village’s cultural centers and restaurants, all within a short distance.

Incheon International Airport is about 60 km away, and Gimpo International Airport is 20 km away. The guesthouse features traditional Korean furnishings, a cozy lounge area, and a common kitchen. Enjoy a daily American breakfast during your stay at this beautiful guesthouse.

Mid-Range Hotels in Bukchon

Hanok Got

Hanok Got also traditional Korean-style accommodations with a garden and terrace. It’s a short 3-minute walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3).

The simple rooms feature free WiFi, air conditioning, and heating. Guests sleep on traditional futon bedding with Korean heated flooring called Ondol. Some rooms have a private bathroom.

Guests can enjoy a simple, healthy home-made breakfast with organic bread, yogurt, seasonal fruit, tea, and coffee at the communal kitchen every day.

Hanok Got is just a 7-minute walk from Bukchon Hanok Village, 2 minutes from Changdeokgung Palace, and 15 minutes from Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong Culture Street. The nearest airport, Gimpo International Airport, is a 45-minute drive, while Incheon International Airport is an hour’s drive away from the property.

Luxury Hotels in Bukchon

Bonum 1957 Hanok and Boutique

What better way to experience the true essence of Seoul than treating yourself to a luxury hanok stay in Bukchon?

Bonum 1957 Hanok and Boutique, situated in Seoul, offers a charming stay with its concierge services, non-smoking rooms, garden, free WiFi throughout, and a terrace. The hotel is conveniently close to Changdeokgung Palace (less than 1 km) and other notable attractions like Jongmyo Shrine, Jogyesa Temple, and Gyeongbokgung Palace.

The hotel’s rooms are well-equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, safety deposit box, and a private bathroom with a bidet, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Some rooms feature a patio and city views. Each room is furnished with a kettle, and bed linen and towels are provided.

Bonum 1957 Hanok and Boutique is also close to Changgyeonggung Palace (2.1 km) and Myeongdong Cathedral (2.3 km). The nearest airport is Gimpo International Airport, just 19 km away.

Where to Stay in Jongno

Dive into the historical heart of Seoul in Jongno, a neighborhood full of famous landmarks and cultural treasures.

Staying in Jongno takes you on a captivating journey through Korea’s past, with historic palaces, temples, and museums to explore.

During the day, soak in the rich history and heritage of the area.

At night, Jongno remains charming and peaceful. With its central location and various accommodation options, staying in Jongno means easy access to the city’s historical gems and a delightful experience for history lovers and sightseers.

Where to Stay in Jongno

Hostels and Low-Budget Options in Jongno

Hide & Seek Guesthouse

Located 1.4 km from Jogyesa Temple, Hide & Seek Guesthouse offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony and free WiFi. The guesthouse has a bar, shared lounge, and family-friendly restaurant.

Some rooms have a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette with a microwave, and a private bathroom with slippers. Guests can enjoy the on-site coffee shop. Popular attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace are nearby. Gimpo International Airport is 18 km away.

UH Suite The Jongno

UH Suite The Jongno is a convenient hotel in Seoul, offering free WiFi and concierge services. The property is close to Myeongdong Cathedral, Gwangjang Market, Bangsan Market, and Changdeokgung Palace.

The rooms have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a kitchen, and a private bathroom. Some rooms provide city views. The hotel is also near Dongwha Duty Free Shop, Jongmyo Shrine, and Myeongdong Station. Gimpo International Airport is the nearest airport, 19 km away.

Mid-Range Hotels in Jongno

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun

In the heart of Seoul, Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun by Samsung Group offers modern guestrooms with free WiFi and a buffet restaurant.

The hotel is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk from Jonggak, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Anguk subway stations. Each room features a flat-screen TV, fridge, and coffee/tea making facilities. The private bathroom has a shower or bathtub, along with free toiletries and bathrobes.

Guests can enjoy breakfast at the Café and unwind with a drink at the lounge bar. The hotel also offers a fitness center and meeting rooms for events.

Lotte Duty Free Shop is a 10-minute walk away, and Gwangjang Market and Myeongdong are a 15-minute drive. Gimpo Airport is the nearest airport, 16 km from the property.

Luxury Hotels in Jongno

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

One of the best places to stay in Seoul is the Four Seasons located just steps away from Gwanghwamun Plaza. The hotel offers stunning city views and a range of amenities, including 5 dining options, a modern fitness center, and traditional Korean saunas.

The 5-star hotel is conveniently situated within a 10-minute walk of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Sejong Art Center, Cheonggyecheon Stream, and the city hall. The rooms and suites are stylishly designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, providing panoramic views of the historic city center.

Guests can enjoy various cuisines, including Korean, Cantonese, Japanese, Italian, and international fusion at the hotel’s restaurants. The Golf Experience offers indoor golf with 3-D renditions of renowned courses.

Personalized fitness training is available, and on the ninth floor, Korean sauna facilities await with dry and wet sauna rooms, baths, a TV lounge, and midday nap beds. The hotel provides 24-hour reception and business services, along with complimentary WiFi. Valet parking is available at an additional cost.

Gimpo Airport is a 40-minute drive, and Incheon International Airport is a 70-minute drive west from the hotel.

Where to Stay in Jamsil

Jamsil is a neighborhood known for its fun theme parks and activities.

Staying in Jamsil means excitement for families and those who love thrills. During the day, enjoy the amusement parks and family-friendly activities.

At night, Jamsil is bustling with a lively atmosphere. With its closeness to attractions and different places to stay, Jamsil promises an exciting and memorable time.

Where to Stay in Jamsil
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Hostels and Low-Budget Options in Jamsil

Hotel Infini

Hotel Infini in Seoul offers comfortable 3-star accommodation, conveniently located near Munjeong-dong Rodeo Street and COEX Convention Centre. Guests can enjoy a peaceful garden and stay connected with free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel provides a concierge service, tour desk, and luggage storage for added convenience. The rooms are air-conditioned and feature a TV, wardrobe, and hairdryer. Additional amenities include free private parking, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Bongeunsa Temple and Garden 5 are within a short distance from the hotel.

Gimpo International Airport is approximately 31 km away, making Hotel Infini a convenient choice for travelers.

Mid-Range Hotels in Jamsil

Hotel Pharos

Hotel Pharos in Seoul offers a convenient stay just 400 meters from Jamsilsaenae Subway Station (Line 2). Guests can enjoy free WiFi throughout the property.

The well-furnished guestrooms feature a flat-screen TV, seating area, and work space. The hotel’s 24-hour front desk offers laundry, dry-cleaning, and luggage storage services. Guests can start the day with a delightful breakfast at the on-site restaurant.

The hotel is conveniently located near popular attractions, such as Lotte World theme park, Lotte Department Store, and COEX convention center and mall, all within a 5-minute drive. Incheon International Airport is 75 km away, making it easily accessible for travelers.

Luxury Hotels in Jamsil

Signiel Seoul

If you’re feeling extra fancy, stay at the best hotel in town: Signiel Seoul.

Located in the iconic Lotte World Tower, Signiel Seoul offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city from its 235 luxurious rooms on floors 76 to 101.

This five-star hotel provides a champagne bar, Michelin-starred restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center, and banquet facilities. Conveniently connected to Jamsil Subway Station via an underground passage, the hotel also offers free WiFi throughout the property. The well-appointed rooms feature amenities like minibars, fridges, coffee machines, and flat-screen TVs.

The en suite bathrooms come with free toiletries and electronic bidets. The attentive staff assists with various services, including luggage storage, valet parking, and concierge assistance.

For exquisite dining experiences, guests can indulge in Korean cuisine at the 1 Michelin-starred BICENA or savor French delights at STAY restaurant, owned by the renowned 3-star Michelin chef Yannick Alléno.

Signiel Seoul is conveniently located near popular attractions, such as Gangnam Station and COEX Mall. Gimpo Airport is a 45-minute drive, while Incheon International Airport is under a 70-minute drive away.

Signiel Seoul is conveniently located near popular attractions
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Conclusion

As your journey through Seoul comes to an end, I hope this blog post has been a helpful guide in finding the perfect place to stay. From the artistic vibrancy of Hongdae to the chic elegance of Gangnam, the traditional charm of Bukchon, and the historical allure of Jongno, each neighborhood offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

No matter where you choose to stay, Seoul‘s rich history, modern attractions, and warm hospitality will leave you with cherished memories.

I encourage you to embark on your adventure with an open heart, embrace the city’s culture, and savor every moment of your stay. Whether you’re a budget traveler, a luxury seeker, or anything in between, Seoul awaits with open arms and a world of possibilities.

Enjoy your time in this dynamic city, and I hope to welcome you back again soon! Safe travels!

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