πŸ‡°πŸ‡· Where to Stay in Seoul, Korea πŸ›Œ
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πŸ’«Β FREE GUIDE πŸ’« You're about to hit up Seoul & you wanna know where the coolest neighbourhoods are to stay in, right? Well, lucky for you, I've got the inside scoop on the hippest and most happening spots in the city. Whether you're looking for trendy streets or bohemian vibes, I've got you covered with my guide to the coolest neighbourhoods in Seoul. Let's dive in & discover the perfect spot to rest your head while soaking up all that Seoul has to offer. πŸ’ΈΒ Budget range includes: $ β€” $$$$$$ πŸ›Œ Accommodation types include: πŸ›ŒΒ Hostels πŸ›ŒΒ Guesthouses & B&Bs πŸ›Œ Officetels & Aparthotels πŸ›ŒΒ Boutique Hotels πŸ›ŒΒ Mid-Range Hotels πŸ›Œ Serviced Apartments πŸ›ŒΒ Luxury Hotels & Resorts πŸ›ŒΒ Hanoks (Traditional Korean Houses) πŸ›ŒΒ Temple Stays πŸ“’Β This guide will be updated regularly & more accommodations to be added β€” save this guide, subscribe to my profile & stay tuned! ✨
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🚩 Do β†’Β Neighbourhood

πŸš‡Β Go β†’Β Subway Stations

πŸ›ŒΒ Stay β†’Β Accommodations

πŸ“ŒΒ Outline

πŸ“ Central, accessible & convenient

πŸ€— Homely, local residential neighbourhoods

🎨 Hip, cool & artsy neighbourhoods

🌳 Close to nature

πŸŒ™ Vibrant neighbourhoods that keep you up at night (in a good way)

πŸ›οΈ Shopping haven

πŸ€‘ Bougie & upscale neighbourhoods

πŸ›–Β Hanok stay

πŸͺ· Temple stay

πŸ“ Central, accessible & convenient

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

⏲️ You're only in Seoul for a teeny while or is pressed for time

πŸ›« You want a quick, convenient & direct access to the airport

πŸ—ΊοΈ You're planning to explore different neighbourhoods all over Seoul

🚌 You wanna save time on commutes

πŸš† You'll be doing lots of day trips in & out of Seoul

🚢🏻 You enjoy taking long walks & wanna walk to different neighbourhoods

πŸ“ Seoul Station |Β μ„œμšΈμ—­

Seoul Station Square | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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If you're looking for a super cool spot to stay in Seoul, you might want to check out the area around Seoul Station. It's smack dab in the middle of a bunch of neighbourhoods, like Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Bongnaedong 1(il)-ga, Huam-dong, and Namyeongdong. The best thing about this spot is that it's perfect for travellers planning to explore beyond Seoul. Plus, it's super central and easily accessible! You've got the Seoul Station, which is the central train station, and you can catch the KTX or the AREX (Airport Express Train) from here. On top of that, there are 4 subway lines (Line 1, Line 4, Gyeongui-Jungang Line, and the Airport Line) and plenty of bus stops in the area. So you'll be able to get around like a pro! Now, the only downside is that it can get pretty crowded during peak hours. But hey, that's the price you pay for being in such a rad location.
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πŸš† Train station in the area

Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­ (KTX/ITX/AREX)
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Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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Sookmyung Women's Univ. Station | μˆ™λŒ€μž…κ΅¬ (κ°ˆμ›”)
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Namyeong Station
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

Hotelette Seoul Station
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πŸ›Œ Budget Hotel πŸ’Έ $ πŸ“ Accessible location
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24 Guesthouse Seoul Station
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πŸ›Œ Guesthouse πŸ’Έ $ πŸ“ Accessible location
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Seoul Station R Guesthouse
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πŸ›Œ Guesthouse πŸ’Έ $ πŸ“ Accessible location
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Hotel Less Seoul
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πŸ›Œ Boutique Hotel πŸ’Έ $ πŸ“ Accessible location πŸ’° Good value for money
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Hotel Manu Seoul
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πŸ›Œ Mid-Range Hotel πŸ’Έ $$ πŸ“ Accessible location
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Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
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πŸ›Œ Mid-Range / Business Hotel πŸ’Έ $$ πŸ“ Accessible location πŸŒƒ Wonderful city views
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UH Suite The Seoul
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πŸ›Œ Boutique Hotel πŸ’Έ $$$ ⛲️ Chic interior, decor & facilities πŸ“ Accessible location πŸŒƒ Wonderful city views
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πŸ“ Yongsan |Β μš©μ‚°

Yongsan/Hangangno | μš©μ‚°/ν•œκ°•λ‘œλ™
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If you're heading to Seoul, you should definitely check out Yongsan β€” also known as Hangangno-dong (but don't confuse it with Yongsan-gu, which is a larger district). Yongsan is a sweet spot for both living & business in central Seoul & it's especially convenient if you plan on travelling in & out of Seoul often. One of the biggest perks of Yongsan is its accessibility. You've got the Yongsan KTX station, plus three subway lines - Line 1, Line 4, and the Gyeongui-Jungang Line (which is a bit of a tongue-twister, we know). Plus, there are tons of bus stops in the area, so getting around is a breeze. But Yongsan isn't just a transportation hub - it's also home to some great art and culture spots. Check out the Amore Pacific Museum of Art for starters, and keep an eye out for the many indie galleries and cool cafes popping up all over the neighbourhood. If you're in the mood to shop, you won't be disappointed. IPark Mall has pretty much everything you could want, from a supermarket to cinemas to duty-free shopping. And don't miss the Yongsan Electronics Market (Exit 3) or the Yongsan Flea Market on weekends - both are great places to find unique gadgets and souvenirs. And if you're looking for a more traditional market experience, head to Yongmun Traditional Market. In addition to its accessibility & cultural attractions, Yongsan is also home to a growing number of small, indie cafes and restaurants that are worth checking out. From cosy coffee shops serving artisanal brews to trendy bistros dishing out fusion cuisine, there's something for every taste & budget. Last but not least, Yongsan has all the practical amenities you need, like a post office. So if you're looking for a convenient, up & coming neighbourhood to stay in during your time in Seoul, Yongsan might just be the perfect fit for you!
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Yongsan Station | μš©μ‚°μ—­ (KTX/ITX)
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Yongsan Station
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Sinyongsan Station
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Samgakji Station
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

Nine Tree Premier ROKAUS Hotel Seoul Yongsan
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πŸ›Œ Boutique Hotel πŸ’Έ $$ πŸ“ Accessible location ⛲️ Chic interior, decor & facilities
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Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan
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πŸ€— Homely, local residential neighbourhoods

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

πŸ‡°πŸ‡·Β You wanna immerse yourself in the day-to-day life & culture of local Koreans

🐟 You wanna stay near local markets, eateries & mom-&-pop shops

😎 You're a hipster who's too cool for touristy places

πŸ“ Sindang | μ‹ λ‹Ή

Sindang |Β μ‹ λ‹Ή
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If you're looking to take a break from the glitz and glam of Gangnam, you've got to check out the vibrant Sindang-dong district in Seoul. This place is as gritty and real as it gets, with bustling markets, labyrinthine alleys, and down-to-earth locals who will make you feel right at home. It's like stepping back in time to the funky 70s, when Seoul had a bit more edge and character. And the best way to experience all that this neighbourhood has to offer is to let yourself get a little lost. You never know what kind of hidden treasures you might stumble upon around each corner, and you'll definitely meet some interesting characters along the way.
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Sindang | μ‹ λ‹Ή
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πŸ“ Mangwon-dong | 망원동

Mangwon-dong | 망원동
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Here in Mangwon-dong, you won't find any pretentious vibes or tourist traps, just good ol' local charm. One of the highlights of Mangwon-dong is the plethora of small local eateries and cafes that dot the streets. From mouth-watering Korean BBQ to delectable street food, you'll never go hungry in this 'hood. And let's not forget about the markets! Mangwon Market is the place to be if you're looking for fresh produce, traditional Korean snacks, and other goodies. And if that's not enough, there's even another market across the street, World Cup Market. But what really sets Mangwon-dong apart is the area around the markets, where you'll find shops managed by your friendly neighbourhood ahjummas and ahjusshis selling everything from groceries to fruits to cute knick-knacks. And if you're looking to explore even further, take a stroll down Mangridan-gil, a charming street lined with unique boutiques and trendy cafes. Another must-visit attraction in Mangwon-dong is Mangwon Hangang Park, located just a short walk from the bustling markets & shops. This riverside park offers a peaceful escape from the city, with stunning views of the Han River & plenty of green space to relax & unwind. In addition to its scenic beauty, Mangwon Hangang Park offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. You can rent a bike or go for a leisurely stroll along the river, or even try your hand at fishing. There are also several playgrounds and sports facilities, including basketball and tennis courts, where you can get some exercise & have fun with friends & family. But perhaps the best part of Mangwon Hangang Park is its vibrant atmosphere. On weekends, locals gather here for picnics, BBQs, and other outdoor activities. It's a great place to people-watch & soak up the energy of the community.
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Mangwon Station
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πŸ“ Gongdeok | 곡덕

Gongdeok | 곡덕
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If you're looking for a vibrant & eclectic neighbourhood in Seoul, Gongdeok-dong should definitely be on your radar! This area is a melting pot of locals, office workers, families & a growing community of young & trendy folks. One of the highlights of Gongdeok-dong is the historic Gongdeok Market, which has been around for almost a century. Despite its slightly weathered exterior, the market is a treasure trove of goods ranging from fresh groceries to kitchen essentials. Once you step inside the market, you'll be greeted with a bustling atmosphere and a maze of stores just waiting to be explored. And of course, like any good market, there are plenty of amazing eateries to satisfy your cravings.
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Gongdeok Station
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πŸ“ Huam-dong | 후암동

Huam-dong | 후암동
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation in the area

Jiwoljang Guesthouse
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Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
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🎨 Hip, cool & artsy neighbourhoods

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

🎨 You're an artsy, cultured or musically-inclined soul

πŸ’₯ You wanna stay in a neighbourhood with rough edges but full of character

😎 You're a hipster who's too cool for touristy places

🚢🏻 You don't mind taking a bit of a walk from the subway station or bus stop, through narrow, hilly alleys to get to your accommodation

πŸ“ Seongsu | μ„±μˆ˜λ™

Seongsu | μ„±μˆ˜λ™
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Seongsu
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Ttukseom
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Seoul Forest
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πŸ“ HBC

Yongsan Haebangchon Village
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β€ŒπŸš‡ Subway stations in the area

Noksapyeong Station
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πŸ“ Huam-dong | 후암동

Huam-dong | 후암동
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation in the area

Jiwoljang Guesthouse
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Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
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πŸ“ Hannam-dong |Β ν•œλ‚¨λ™

Hannam-dong |Β ν•œλ‚¨λ™
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If you're looking for a chill & artsy neighborhood to explore in Seoul, Hannam-dong is where it's at. This area, nestled near Hangangjin and Hannam metro stations, is the perfect spot for anyone seeking a quieter side of Itaewon. There's plenty of stuff to see and do in Hannam-dong. You can sip on some java at cozy cafes, check out art galleries, and chow down on delicious vegan/veggie or halal food. Plus, if you're feeling adventurous, there are some obscure bars and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. One of the coolest things about Hannam-dong is its unique mix of old houses, mom and pop shops, trendy cafes, modern architecture, upscale condos, fancy houses, and even some embassies. It's the perfect blend of old and new, making for a one-of-a-kind experience. And if you're thinking of staying in the area, would highly recommend it! You'll be close to plenty of halal food & bustling nightlife while still being able to enjoy the peace & quiet of an upscale neighborhood.
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β€ŒπŸš‡ Subway stations in the area

Itaewon
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Hangangjin
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Hannam
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β€ŒπŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

IP Boutique Hotel
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πŸ“Β Gyeongnidan | 경리단

Gyeongnidan/Hwanamu | 경리단/ν™”λ‚˜λ¬΄
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β€ŒπŸš‡ Subway stations in the area

Noksapyeong Station
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πŸ“ Hapjeong-dong | 합정동

Hapjeong-dong
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Hapjeong
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πŸ“ Yeonnam-dong | 연남동

Yeonnam-dong
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β€ŒπŸš‡ Subway stations in the area

Hongik Univ.
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🌳 Close to nature

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

🌿 You wanna be close to the greenery or river while still being in the city

🚴🏻 You enjoy taking long walks, hikes or bike rides

🚌 You don't mind commuting & being slightly further away from the city centre

πŸ“ Mangwon-dong | 망원동

Mangwon-dong | 망원동
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Here in Mangwon-dong, you won't find any pretentious vibes or tourist traps, just good ol' local charm. One of the highlights of Mangwon-dong is the plethora of small local eateries and cafes that dot the streets. From mouth-watering Korean BBQ to delectable street food, you'll never go hungry in this 'hood. And let's not forget about the markets! Mangwon Market is the place to be if you're looking for fresh produce, traditional Korean snacks, and other goodies. And if that's not enough, there's even another market across the street, World Cup Market. But what really sets Mangwon-dong apart is the area around the markets, where you'll find shops managed by your friendly neighbourhood ahjummas and ahjusshis selling everything from groceries to fruits to cute knick-knacks. And if you're looking to explore even further, take a stroll down Mangridan-gil, a charming street lined with unique boutiques and trendy cafes. Another must-visit attraction in Mangwon-dong is Mangwon Hangang Park, located just a short walk from the bustling markets & shops. This riverside park offers a peaceful escape from the city, with stunning views of the Han River & plenty of green space to relax & unwind. In addition to its scenic beauty, Mangwon Hangang Park offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. You can rent a bike or go for a leisurely stroll along the river, or even try your hand at fishing. There are also several playgrounds and sports facilities, including basketball and tennis courts, where you can get some exercise & have fun with friends & family. But perhaps the best part of Mangwon Hangang Park is its vibrant atmosphere. On weekends, locals gather here for picnics, BBQs, and other outdoor activities. It's a great place to people-watch & soak up the energy of the community.
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Mangwon Station
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πŸ“ HBC

Yongsan Haebangchon Village
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Noksapyeong Station
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πŸ“ Huam-dong | 후암동

Huam-dong | 후암동
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation in the area

Jiwoljang Guesthouse
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Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
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πŸ›Œ Mid-Range / Business Hotel πŸ’Έ $$ πŸ“ Accessible location πŸŒƒ Wonderful city views
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πŸ“ Yeouido |Β μ—¬μ˜λ„

Yeouido
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Yeouido
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πŸ“Β Buam-dong | 뢀암동

Buam-dong | 뢀암동
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If you're looking for a fantastic spot to explore in Seoul, you gotta check out Buam-dong! This neighbourhood used to be the go-to spot for artists & writers & it's still got that creative vibe today. You'll find a bunch of modern galleries, cosy coffee shops & yummy restaurants, all mixed in with old-school mills & barber shops. It's the perfect combo of sophistication and classic charm! Oh, and if you're into hiking, you're in luck. Buam-dong is within walking distance of 2 beautiful mountains: Inwangsan & Bugaksan. So you can get your nature fix & still be close to all the cool spots in the neighbourhood.
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πŸ“Β Ssangmun |Β μŒλ¬Έλ™

Ssangmun-dong
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β€ŒπŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Ssangmun Station
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β€ŒπŸ“ Yeonsinnae | μ—°μ‹ λ‚΄

Yeonsinnae Rodeo Street μ—°μ‹ λ‚΄ 둜데였거리
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Yeonsinnae
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πŸŒ™ Vibrant neighbourhoods that keep you up at night (in a good way)

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

πŸ¦‰ You're a night owl & party animal after dark

🌯 You love having yasik, chimaek or eating out late at night

πŸͺ© You wanna be in the heart of all the action, nightlife, food & shopping

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ You don't mind crowds

πŸ“ Hongdae |Β ν™λŒ€

Hongdae |Β ν™λŒ€
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So, you're looking to explore Seoul's art & design scene? Look no further than Hongdae - the area around Hongik University that's famous for its creativity & self-expression! This neighbourhood is buzzing with energy and is known for its indie music, trend culture, and nightlife. It's no wonder, as the art students of Hongik University have helped shape and influence the neighbourhood into the vibrant, eclectic spot it is today. Just a heads up - Hongdae tends to get pretty crowded, even on weeknights. But don't let that stop you from checking it out! Although some local hipsters might say it's becoming a bit too commercialized, it's still a must-visit spot for anyone new to Seoul. That said, if you're looking for a quieter vibe or something a bit more off the beaten path, consider exploring Yeonnam-dong, Seongsu, or Mullae-dong. These neighbourhoods offer plenty of artsy, cool, and hip spots, and they're just a short walk or subway ride away.
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Hongik Univ.
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

RYSE, Autograph Collection
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L7 Hongdae
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πŸ“ Itaewon |Β μ΄νƒœμ›

Itaewon |Β μ΄νƒœμ›λ™
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Itaewon is the place to be if you're looking for a bustling and diverse neighbourhood in Seoul. It's got everything from Korean BBQ joints to upscale bistros and low-key kebab shops for those late-night munchies. Plus, you'll find casual beer bars and gay pubs mixed in with trendy dance clubs where DJs spin the latest in hip-hop and house music. If you're into shopping, head to Itaewon Antique Furniture Street for some unique finds or check out the nearby War Memorial of Korea museum to see tanks and planes up close. And don't forget about the natural beauty - head towards Namsan for some hiking and outdoor fun. Looking for a specific vibe? No problem. Itaewon has got you covered with its various neighbourhoods. If you're into artsy stuff, check out the art alley. Looking for halal options? Head towards the Halal area, where you'll find a mosque and plenty of delicious food options. And if you want to hang out with the cool kids, head towards Gyeongridangil, Hwanamugil, or HBC. But if you're more into a chill atmosphere, Hannam-dong is the place to be. It's quieter but still has plenty of halal food options, cafes & hipsters hanging out.
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Itaewon Station
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πŸ“ Kondae |Β κ±΄λŒ€

Kondae |Β κ±΄λŒ€
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Kondae β€” the lit neighbourhood around Konkuk University! It's got everything you need for a good time - street food, bars, noraebang (karaoke) & cafes. Plus, you'll always find plenty of students chillin' & vibin' around the area. And have you checked out Common Ground? It's the ultimate spot for some dope shopping & grub. And don't forget, Kondae is just a hop & a skip away from the artsy & hipster Seongsu.
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πŸš‡ Subway stations in the area

Konkuk Univ.
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πŸ“ Nonhyeon

Nonhyeon-dong
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πŸš‡ Subway stations in the area

Nonhyeon Station | λ…Όν˜„μ—­μ•ž
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Sinnonhyeon Station | μ‹ λ…Όν˜„
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

Ocloud Hotel
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The Designers Hotel LYJ Gangnam Premiere
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Hotel Cappuccino
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πŸ“ Jongno

Jongno 3(sam)-ga
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Jongno 3-ga Station
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πŸ›οΈ Shopping haven

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

✨ You're a huge fan of k-beauty or k-fashion

πŸ›οΈ You're planning to shop till you drop & don't wanna have to drag yourself too far back to your accommodation

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ You don't mind crowds

πŸ“ Myeongdong

Myeong-dong
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Myeongdong
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Euljiro 1(il)-ga
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πŸ“ Dongdaemun

Dongdaemun
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Dongdaemun
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Dongdaemun History & Culture Park
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πŸ“ Yeongdeungpo

Yeongdeungpo-dong
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Yeongdeungpo
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

I sleep alone Guesthouse
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πŸ“ Sinchon

Sinchon-dong
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Sinchon
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πŸ“ Sinsa-dong | 신사동

Sinsa-dong | 신사동
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Sinsa Station | 신사
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Apgujeong
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Hotel Anteroom Seoul
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voco Seoul Gangnam, an IHG Hotel
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Andaz Seoul Gangnam - a Concept by Hyatt
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Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Gangnam
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πŸ“ Jamsil

Jamsil-dong
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Jamsil
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πŸ“ Insadong

Insa-dong
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Jonggak
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Anguk Station
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πŸ€‘ Bougie & upscale neighbourhoods

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

πŸ’ΈΒ You’re feelin’ fancy

πŸ‘€ You dream of "bumping into" your fave k-celeb

πŸŒ™ You wanna stay somewhere safe, peaceful & quiet

β€ŒπŸ“ Samseong

Samseong-dong
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Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul)
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Bongeunsa
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Samseong Jungang
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Shilla Stay Samsung
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GLAD Gangnam COEX Center
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InterContinental Seoul COEX
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Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
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Park Hyatt Seoul
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πŸ“ Apgujeong RodeoΒ | 압ꡬ정 둜데였

Apgujeong Rodeo Street | 압ꡬ정 둜데였거리
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Apgujeong Rodeo
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πŸ“ Cheongdam

Cheongdam-dong
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πŸš‡ Subway stations in the area

Cheongdam Station | μ²­λ‹΄
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation in the area

Aloft Seoul Gangnam
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πŸ“ UN Village

UN Village (Hannam-dong)
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Hannam
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πŸ“ Seongbuk-dong | 성뢁동

Seongbuk-dong | 성뢁동
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πŸš‡ Subway stations in the area

Hansung Univ. (Samseongyo)
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πŸ›–Β Hanok stay

Stay in one of these Hanoks if:

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· You wanna immerse yourself in authentic, traditional Korean culture

🏑 You wanna experience staying in a Hanok (Korean traditional home)

⚠️ Most traditional Hanoks are not wheelchair-friendly so be sure to enquire in advance

πŸ“ Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village
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Anguk Station
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Bukchonmaru Hanok Guesthouse
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SeoulStory Hanok | μ„œμšΈμ΄μ•ΌκΈ°ν•œμ˜₯
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Gongsimga Hanok Guesthouse
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Rakkojae Seoul Main Hanok
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πŸ“ Ikseondong Hanok Village

Ikseondong Hanok Village
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Jongno 3-ga Station
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Anguk Station
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Dajayon Hanok Stay
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Namhyundang Hanok
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πŸ“ Seochon Hanok Village

Seochon Hanok Village
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex-Seoul)
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NagNe House (Boutique Hanok) | λ‚˜κ·Έλ„€ν•˜μš°μŠ€
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Seochon Guesthouse
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πŸͺ· Temple stay

Stay in one of these temples if:

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· You wanna immerse yourself in authentic, traditional Korean culture

πŸ•ŠοΈ You're looking to escape the hustle & bustle of fast-paced city life

Geumseonsa Temple Stay
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Jogyesa
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Jingwansa
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Bongeunsa
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πŸ—ΊοΈΒ Legend

🚩 Do β†’Β Neighbourhood

πŸš‡Β Go β†’Β Subway Stations

πŸ›ŒΒ Stay β†’Β Accommodations

πŸ“ŒΒ Outline

πŸ“ Central, accessible & convenient

πŸ€— Homely, local residential neighbourhoods

🎨 Hip, cool & artsy neighbourhoods

🌳 Close to nature

πŸŒ™ Vibrant neighbourhoods that keep you up at night (in a good way)

πŸ›οΈ Shopping haven

πŸ€‘ Bougie & upscale neighbourhoods

πŸ›–Β Hanok stay

πŸͺ· Temple stay

πŸ“ Central, accessible & convenient

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

⏲️ You're only in Seoul for a teeny while or is pressed for time

πŸ›« You want a quick, convenient & direct access to the airport

πŸ—ΊοΈ You're planning to explore different neighbourhoods all over Seoul

🚌 You wanna save time on commutes

πŸš† You'll be doing lots of day trips in & out of Seoul

🚢🏻 You enjoy taking long walks & wanna walk to different neighbourhoods

πŸ“ Seoul Station |Β μ„œμšΈμ—­

Seoul Station Square | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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If you're looking for a super cool spot to stay in Seoul, you might want to check out the area around Seoul Station. It's smack dab in the middle of a bunch of neighbourhoods, like Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Bongnaedong 1(il)-ga, Huam-dong, and Namyeongdong. The best thing about this spot is that it's perfect for travellers planning to explore beyond Seoul. Plus, it's super central and easily accessible! You've got the Seoul Station, which is the central train station, and you can catch the KTX or the AREX (Airport Express Train) from here. On top of that, there are 4 subway lines (Line 1, Line 4, Gyeongui-Jungang Line, and the Airport Line) and plenty of bus stops in the area. So you'll be able to get around like a pro! Now, the only downside is that it can get pretty crowded during peak hours. But hey, that's the price you pay for being in such a rad location.
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Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­ (KTX/ITX/AREX)
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Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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Sookmyung Women's Univ. Station | μˆ™λŒ€μž…κ΅¬ (κ°ˆμ›”)
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Namyeong Station
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

Hotelette Seoul Station
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πŸ›Œ Budget Hotel πŸ’Έ $ πŸ“ Accessible location
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24 Guesthouse Seoul Station
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πŸ›Œ Guesthouse πŸ’Έ $ πŸ“ Accessible location
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Seoul Station R Guesthouse
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πŸ›Œ Guesthouse πŸ’Έ $ πŸ“ Accessible location
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Hotel Less Seoul
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πŸ›Œ Boutique Hotel πŸ’Έ $ πŸ“ Accessible location πŸ’° Good value for money
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Hotel Manu Seoul
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πŸ›Œ Mid-Range Hotel πŸ’Έ $$ πŸ“ Accessible location
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Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
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πŸ›Œ Mid-Range / Business Hotel πŸ’Έ $$ πŸ“ Accessible location πŸŒƒ Wonderful city views
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UH Suite The Seoul
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πŸ›Œ Boutique Hotel πŸ’Έ $$$ ⛲️ Chic interior, decor & facilities πŸ“ Accessible location πŸŒƒ Wonderful city views
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πŸ“ Yongsan |Β μš©μ‚°

Yongsan/Hangangno | μš©μ‚°/ν•œκ°•λ‘œλ™
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If you're heading to Seoul, you should definitely check out Yongsan β€” also known as Hangangno-dong (but don't confuse it with Yongsan-gu, which is a larger district). Yongsan is a sweet spot for both living & business in central Seoul & it's especially convenient if you plan on travelling in & out of Seoul often. One of the biggest perks of Yongsan is its accessibility. You've got the Yongsan KTX station, plus three subway lines - Line 1, Line 4, and the Gyeongui-Jungang Line (which is a bit of a tongue-twister, we know). Plus, there are tons of bus stops in the area, so getting around is a breeze. But Yongsan isn't just a transportation hub - it's also home to some great art and culture spots. Check out the Amore Pacific Museum of Art for starters, and keep an eye out for the many indie galleries and cool cafes popping up all over the neighbourhood. If you're in the mood to shop, you won't be disappointed. IPark Mall has pretty much everything you could want, from a supermarket to cinemas to duty-free shopping. And don't miss the Yongsan Electronics Market (Exit 3) or the Yongsan Flea Market on weekends - both are great places to find unique gadgets and souvenirs. And if you're looking for a more traditional market experience, head to Yongmun Traditional Market. In addition to its accessibility & cultural attractions, Yongsan is also home to a growing number of small, indie cafes and restaurants that are worth checking out. From cosy coffee shops serving artisanal brews to trendy bistros dishing out fusion cuisine, there's something for every taste & budget. Last but not least, Yongsan has all the practical amenities you need, like a post office. So if you're looking for a convenient, up & coming neighbourhood to stay in during your time in Seoul, Yongsan might just be the perfect fit for you!
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Yongsan Station | μš©μ‚°μ—­ (KTX/ITX)
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Yongsan Station
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Sinyongsan Station
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Samgakji Station
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Nine Tree Premier ROKAUS Hotel Seoul Yongsan
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Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan
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πŸ€— Homely, local residential neighbourhoods

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

πŸ‡°πŸ‡·Β You wanna immerse yourself in the day-to-day life & culture of local Koreans

🐟 You wanna stay near local markets, eateries & mom-&-pop shops

😎 You're a hipster who's too cool for touristy places

πŸ“ Sindang | μ‹ λ‹Ή

Sindang |Β μ‹ λ‹Ή
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If you're looking to take a break from the glitz and glam of Gangnam, you've got to check out the vibrant Sindang-dong district in Seoul. This place is as gritty and real as it gets, with bustling markets, labyrinthine alleys, and down-to-earth locals who will make you feel right at home. It's like stepping back in time to the funky 70s, when Seoul had a bit more edge and character. And the best way to experience all that this neighbourhood has to offer is to let yourself get a little lost. You never know what kind of hidden treasures you might stumble upon around each corner, and you'll definitely meet some interesting characters along the way.
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Sindang | μ‹ λ‹Ή
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πŸ“ Mangwon-dong | 망원동

Mangwon-dong | 망원동
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Here in Mangwon-dong, you won't find any pretentious vibes or tourist traps, just good ol' local charm. One of the highlights of Mangwon-dong is the plethora of small local eateries and cafes that dot the streets. From mouth-watering Korean BBQ to delectable street food, you'll never go hungry in this 'hood. And let's not forget about the markets! Mangwon Market is the place to be if you're looking for fresh produce, traditional Korean snacks, and other goodies. And if that's not enough, there's even another market across the street, World Cup Market. But what really sets Mangwon-dong apart is the area around the markets, where you'll find shops managed by your friendly neighbourhood ahjummas and ahjusshis selling everything from groceries to fruits to cute knick-knacks. And if you're looking to explore even further, take a stroll down Mangridan-gil, a charming street lined with unique boutiques and trendy cafes. Another must-visit attraction in Mangwon-dong is Mangwon Hangang Park, located just a short walk from the bustling markets & shops. This riverside park offers a peaceful escape from the city, with stunning views of the Han River & plenty of green space to relax & unwind. In addition to its scenic beauty, Mangwon Hangang Park offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. You can rent a bike or go for a leisurely stroll along the river, or even try your hand at fishing. There are also several playgrounds and sports facilities, including basketball and tennis courts, where you can get some exercise & have fun with friends & family. But perhaps the best part of Mangwon Hangang Park is its vibrant atmosphere. On weekends, locals gather here for picnics, BBQs, and other outdoor activities. It's a great place to people-watch & soak up the energy of the community.
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Mangwon Station
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πŸ“ Gongdeok | 곡덕

Gongdeok | 곡덕
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If you're looking for a vibrant & eclectic neighbourhood in Seoul, Gongdeok-dong should definitely be on your radar! This area is a melting pot of locals, office workers, families & a growing community of young & trendy folks. One of the highlights of Gongdeok-dong is the historic Gongdeok Market, which has been around for almost a century. Despite its slightly weathered exterior, the market is a treasure trove of goods ranging from fresh groceries to kitchen essentials. Once you step inside the market, you'll be greeted with a bustling atmosphere and a maze of stores just waiting to be explored. And of course, like any good market, there are plenty of amazing eateries to satisfy your cravings.
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Gongdeok Station
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πŸ“ Huam-dong | 후암동

Huam-dong | 후암동
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation in the area

Jiwoljang Guesthouse
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Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
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🎨 Hip, cool & artsy neighbourhoods

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

🎨 You're an artsy, cultured or musically-inclined soul

πŸ’₯ You wanna stay in a neighbourhood with rough edges but full of character

😎 You're a hipster who's too cool for touristy places

🚢🏻 You don't mind taking a bit of a walk from the subway station or bus stop, through narrow, hilly alleys to get to your accommodation

πŸ“ Seongsu | μ„±μˆ˜λ™

Seongsu | μ„±μˆ˜λ™
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Seongsu
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Ttukseom
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Seoul Forest
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πŸ“ HBC

Yongsan Haebangchon Village
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Noksapyeong Station
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πŸ“ Huam-dong | 후암동

Huam-dong | 후암동
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πŸš‡ Subway station in the area

Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation in the area

Jiwoljang Guesthouse
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Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
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πŸ“ Hannam-dong |Β ν•œλ‚¨λ™

Hannam-dong |Β ν•œλ‚¨λ™
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If you're looking for a chill & artsy neighborhood to explore in Seoul, Hannam-dong is where it's at. This area, nestled near Hangangjin and Hannam metro stations, is the perfect spot for anyone seeking a quieter side of Itaewon. There's plenty of stuff to see and do in Hannam-dong. You can sip on some java at cozy cafes, check out art galleries, and chow down on delicious vegan/veggie or halal food. Plus, if you're feeling adventurous, there are some obscure bars and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. One of the coolest things about Hannam-dong is its unique mix of old houses, mom and pop shops, trendy cafes, modern architecture, upscale condos, fancy houses, and even some embassies. It's the perfect blend of old and new, making for a one-of-a-kind experience. And if you're thinking of staying in the area, would highly recommend it! You'll be close to plenty of halal food & bustling nightlife while still being able to enjoy the peace & quiet of an upscale neighborhood.
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Itaewon
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Hangangjin
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Hannam
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IP Boutique Hotel
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πŸ“Β Gyeongnidan | 경리단

Gyeongnidan/Hwanamu | 경리단/ν™”λ‚˜λ¬΄
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Noksapyeong Station
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πŸ“ Hapjeong-dong | 합정동

Hapjeong-dong
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Hapjeong
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πŸ“ Yeonnam-dong | 연남동

Yeonnam-dong
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Hongik Univ.
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🌳 Close to nature

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

🌿 You wanna be close to the greenery or river while still being in the city

🚴🏻 You enjoy taking long walks, hikes or bike rides

🚌 You don't mind commuting & being slightly further away from the city centre

πŸ“ Mangwon-dong | 망원동

Mangwon-dong | 망원동
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Here in Mangwon-dong, you won't find any pretentious vibes or tourist traps, just good ol' local charm. One of the highlights of Mangwon-dong is the plethora of small local eateries and cafes that dot the streets. From mouth-watering Korean BBQ to delectable street food, you'll never go hungry in this 'hood. And let's not forget about the markets! Mangwon Market is the place to be if you're looking for fresh produce, traditional Korean snacks, and other goodies. And if that's not enough, there's even another market across the street, World Cup Market. But what really sets Mangwon-dong apart is the area around the markets, where you'll find shops managed by your friendly neighbourhood ahjummas and ahjusshis selling everything from groceries to fruits to cute knick-knacks. And if you're looking to explore even further, take a stroll down Mangridan-gil, a charming street lined with unique boutiques and trendy cafes. Another must-visit attraction in Mangwon-dong is Mangwon Hangang Park, located just a short walk from the bustling markets & shops. This riverside park offers a peaceful escape from the city, with stunning views of the Han River & plenty of green space to relax & unwind. In addition to its scenic beauty, Mangwon Hangang Park offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. You can rent a bike or go for a leisurely stroll along the river, or even try your hand at fishing. There are also several playgrounds and sports facilities, including basketball and tennis courts, where you can get some exercise & have fun with friends & family. But perhaps the best part of Mangwon Hangang Park is its vibrant atmosphere. On weekends, locals gather here for picnics, BBQs, and other outdoor activities. It's a great place to people-watch & soak up the energy of the community.
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Mangwon Station
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πŸ“ HBC

Yongsan Haebangchon Village
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Noksapyeong Station
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πŸ“ Huam-dong | 후암동

Huam-dong | 후암동
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Seoul Station | μ„œμšΈμ—­
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation in the area

Jiwoljang Guesthouse
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Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
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πŸ›Œ Mid-Range / Business Hotel πŸ’Έ $$ πŸ“ Accessible location πŸŒƒ Wonderful city views
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πŸ“ Yeouido |Β μ—¬μ˜λ„

Yeouido
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Yeouido
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πŸ“Β Buam-dong | 뢀암동

Buam-dong | 뢀암동
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If you're looking for a fantastic spot to explore in Seoul, you gotta check out Buam-dong! This neighbourhood used to be the go-to spot for artists & writers & it's still got that creative vibe today. You'll find a bunch of modern galleries, cosy coffee shops & yummy restaurants, all mixed in with old-school mills & barber shops. It's the perfect combo of sophistication and classic charm! Oh, and if you're into hiking, you're in luck. Buam-dong is within walking distance of 2 beautiful mountains: Inwangsan & Bugaksan. So you can get your nature fix & still be close to all the cool spots in the neighbourhood.
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πŸ“Β Ssangmun |Β μŒλ¬Έλ™

Ssangmun-dong
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Ssangmun Station
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β€ŒπŸ“ Yeonsinnae | μ—°μ‹ λ‚΄

Yeonsinnae Rodeo Street μ—°μ‹ λ‚΄ 둜데였거리
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Yeonsinnae
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πŸŒ™ Vibrant neighbourhoods that keep you up at night (in a good way)

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

πŸ¦‰ You're a night owl & party animal after dark

🌯 You love having yasik, chimaek or eating out late at night

πŸͺ© You wanna be in the heart of all the action, nightlife, food & shopping

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ You don't mind crowds

πŸ“ Hongdae |Β ν™λŒ€

Hongdae |Β ν™λŒ€
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So, you're looking to explore Seoul's art & design scene? Look no further than Hongdae - the area around Hongik University that's famous for its creativity & self-expression! This neighbourhood is buzzing with energy and is known for its indie music, trend culture, and nightlife. It's no wonder, as the art students of Hongik University have helped shape and influence the neighbourhood into the vibrant, eclectic spot it is today. Just a heads up - Hongdae tends to get pretty crowded, even on weeknights. But don't let that stop you from checking it out! Although some local hipsters might say it's becoming a bit too commercialized, it's still a must-visit spot for anyone new to Seoul. That said, if you're looking for a quieter vibe or something a bit more off the beaten path, consider exploring Yeonnam-dong, Seongsu, or Mullae-dong. These neighbourhoods offer plenty of artsy, cool, and hip spots, and they're just a short walk or subway ride away.
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Hongik Univ.
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RYSE, Autograph Collection
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L7 Hongdae
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πŸ“ Itaewon |Β μ΄νƒœμ›

Itaewon |Β μ΄νƒœμ›λ™
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Itaewon is the place to be if you're looking for a bustling and diverse neighbourhood in Seoul. It's got everything from Korean BBQ joints to upscale bistros and low-key kebab shops for those late-night munchies. Plus, you'll find casual beer bars and gay pubs mixed in with trendy dance clubs where DJs spin the latest in hip-hop and house music. If you're into shopping, head to Itaewon Antique Furniture Street for some unique finds or check out the nearby War Memorial of Korea museum to see tanks and planes up close. And don't forget about the natural beauty - head towards Namsan for some hiking and outdoor fun. Looking for a specific vibe? No problem. Itaewon has got you covered with its various neighbourhoods. If you're into artsy stuff, check out the art alley. Looking for halal options? Head towards the Halal area, where you'll find a mosque and plenty of delicious food options. And if you want to hang out with the cool kids, head towards Gyeongridangil, Hwanamugil, or HBC. But if you're more into a chill atmosphere, Hannam-dong is the place to be. It's quieter but still has plenty of halal food options, cafes & hipsters hanging out.
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Itaewon Station
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πŸ“ Kondae |Β κ±΄λŒ€

Kondae |Β κ±΄λŒ€
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Kondae β€” the lit neighbourhood around Konkuk University! It's got everything you need for a good time - street food, bars, noraebang (karaoke) & cafes. Plus, you'll always find plenty of students chillin' & vibin' around the area. And have you checked out Common Ground? It's the ultimate spot for some dope shopping & grub. And don't forget, Kondae is just a hop & a skip away from the artsy & hipster Seongsu.
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Konkuk Univ.
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πŸ“ Nonhyeon

Nonhyeon-dong
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Nonhyeon Station | λ…Όν˜„μ—­μ•ž
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Sinnonhyeon Station | μ‹ λ…Όν˜„
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

Ocloud Hotel
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The Designers Hotel LYJ Gangnam Premiere
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Hotel Cappuccino
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πŸ“ Jongno

Jongno 3(sam)-ga
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Jongno 3-ga Station
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πŸ›οΈ Shopping haven

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

✨ You're a huge fan of k-beauty or k-fashion

πŸ›οΈ You're planning to shop till you drop & don't wanna have to drag yourself too far back to your accommodation

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ You don't mind crowds

πŸ“ Myeongdong

Myeong-dong
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Myeongdong
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Euljiro 1(il)-ga
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πŸ“ Dongdaemun

Dongdaemun
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Dongdaemun
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Dongdaemun History & Culture Park
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πŸ“ Yeongdeungpo

Yeongdeungpo-dong
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Yeongdeungpo
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

I sleep alone Guesthouse
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πŸ“ Sinchon

Sinchon-dong
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Sinchon
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πŸ“ Sinsa-dong | 신사동

Sinsa-dong | 신사동
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Sinsa Station | 신사
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Apgujeong
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

Hotel Anteroom Seoul
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voco Seoul Gangnam, an IHG Hotel
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Andaz Seoul Gangnam - a Concept by Hyatt
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Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Gangnam
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πŸ“ Jamsil

Jamsil-dong
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Jamsil
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πŸ“ Insadong

Insa-dong
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Jonggak
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Anguk Station
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πŸ€‘ Bougie & upscale neighbourhoods

Stay in one of these neighbourhoods if:

πŸ’ΈΒ You’re feelin’ fancy

πŸ‘€ You dream of "bumping into" your fave k-celeb

πŸŒ™ You wanna stay somewhere safe, peaceful & quiet

β€ŒπŸ“ Samseong

Samseong-dong
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Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul)
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Bongeunsa
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Samseong Jungang
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation options in the area

Shilla Stay Samsung
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GLAD Gangnam COEX Center
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InterContinental Seoul COEX
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Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
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Park Hyatt Seoul
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πŸ“ Apgujeong RodeoΒ | 압ꡬ정 둜데였

Apgujeong Rodeo Street | 압ꡬ정 둜데였거리
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Apgujeong Rodeo
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πŸ“ Cheongdam

Cheongdam-dong
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Cheongdam Station | μ²­λ‹΄
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πŸ›Œ Accommodation in the area

Aloft Seoul Gangnam
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πŸ“ UN Village

UN Village (Hannam-dong)
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Hannam
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πŸ“ Seongbuk-dong | 성뢁동

Seongbuk-dong | 성뢁동
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Hansung Univ. (Samseongyo)
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πŸ›–Β Hanok stay

Stay in one of these Hanoks if:

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· You wanna immerse yourself in authentic, traditional Korean culture

🏑 You wanna experience staying in a Hanok (Korean traditional home)

⚠️ Most traditional Hanoks are not wheelchair-friendly so be sure to enquire in advance

πŸ“ Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village
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Anguk Station
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Bukchonmaru Hanok Guesthouse
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SeoulStory Hanok | μ„œμšΈμ΄μ•ΌκΈ°ν•œμ˜₯
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Gongsimga Hanok Guesthouse
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bukchonae
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Rakkojae Seoul Main Hanok
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πŸ“ Ikseondong Hanok Village

Ikseondong Hanok Village
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Jongno 3-ga Station
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Anguk Station
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Dajayon Hanok Stay
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Namhyundang Hanok
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πŸ“ Seochon Hanok Village

Seochon Hanok Village
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Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex-Seoul)
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NagNe House (Boutique Hanok) | λ‚˜κ·Έλ„€ν•˜μš°μŠ€
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Seochon Guesthouse
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πŸͺ· Temple stay

Stay in one of these temples if:

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· You wanna immerse yourself in authentic, traditional Korean culture

πŸ•ŠοΈ You're looking to escape the hustle & bustle of fast-paced city life

Geumseonsa Temple Stay
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Jogyesa
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Jingwansa
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Bongeunsa
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