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Hostel Tommy
2 out of 5
66, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $42 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
This family-friendly Seoul hostel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Gwangjang Traditional Market, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Gyeongbok ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
"Location and price was good The airport bus stop was a few minutes walk from the hotel. The only thing I didn’t like was there was no elevator, I had to carry my big luggages upstairs to the reception and room."

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Hostel Tommy
Itaewon Inn
2 out of 5
9, Noksapyeong-daero 32-gil, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $17 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Itaewon, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Itawon Street and Namsan Park. N Seoul Tower and Garosu-gil are also within 3 mi (5 km). Noksapyeong ...
3.6/5Good! (5 reviews)
"Small room"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2021

Itaewon Inn
SEOUL FOREST STAY - Hostel
2 out of 5
108-1, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $39 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in Seongdong-gu, this hostel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Hangang Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Garosu-gil and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Hyundai ...
4.1/5Very Good! (14 reviews)
"Everything was excellent in respect of it being a hostel"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

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Upflo Hostel
2 out of 5
18, Seocho-daero 56-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $48 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Located in Seocho-gu, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of GT Tower and Seoul St. Mary's Hospital. Garosu-gil and Hyundai Department Store are also within 3 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (116 reviews)
A Real Gem!
"This place was outstanding! The staff were incredibly helpful/friendly (as I arrived with my friend, a staff member who just got off her shift offered to walk us to the building and tell us how to check in since we were running late), the rooms were spacious and extremely comfortable (their pillows ..."

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Upflo Hostel
Upflo House
2 out of 5
2F, 241, Dangsan-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $39 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Yeongdeungpo-gu, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of KBS Exhibition Hall, Mokdong Stadium, and Mecenatpolis Mall. Jeoldusan Martyrs Shrine is 1.6 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (24 reviews)
"Great location, great facility and great staff. Will definitively stay again the next trip to Korea."

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Upflo House
Wegoinn Hostel
2 out of 5
141, Sinchon-ro, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $42 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in Sinchon, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yeonsei University, Hongik University, and Ewha Woman's University. Namdaemun Market and Seoul City ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"This place is abolutely perfect! I could not ask for a better place to stay. This hostel is at the heart of Sinchon-close to everything. Their bed was so comfy that I slept like a baby. And the price is unbeatable! I will stay here again. And you should too!"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2021

Wegoinn Hostel
Hostel Korea Original
1 out of 5
20-12, Jong-ro 65-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $11 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Jongno, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seoul Folk Flea Market and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Namsan Park and Gwanghwamun are also ...
3.7/5Good! (262 reviews)
"Fleas"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Hostel Korea Original
Stitches House - Hostel
2 out of 5
46, Poeun-ro 2na-gil, Mapo-Gu, Seoul
The price is $29 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Mapo, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Mecenatpolis Mall and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Seoul World Cup Stadium. Jeoldusan Martyrs Shrine and Yonsei ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
"The neighborhood is so quite and quite close to the station. I feel so comfortable and feel like at home."

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Stitches House - Hostel
NANA House - Hostel
2 out of 5
34, Gonghang-daero 5-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
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The price is $37 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Gangseo, this hostel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from West Seoul Lake Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Seoul World Cup Stadium and Hyundai Premium Outlet. Korea ...
4.2/5Excellent! (53 reviews)
"Nana is super nice and approachable! The place was great for the price and the area is pretty nice. It's not as chic as I was expecting but, it's a really good place and stocked with things like shampoo, a hair dryer, flat iron, AC, etc. The floors are private in the sense that there are a few rooms ..."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

NANA House - Hostel
Gold Hill Guesthouse - Hostel
2 out of 5
38, Apgujeong-ro 32-gil, Seoul, Gangnam-gu
The price is $46 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Gangnam, this hostel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Namsan Park. Dongdaemun History and Culture ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (112 reviews)
"The host was so kind and helpful, answering all of our questions and providing wonderful amenities. :) We felt right at home staying here. The breakfast was excellent and freshly prepared."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Gold Hill Guesthouse - Hostel
Daelim Residence
3.5 out of 5
226, Gurodong-ro, Seoul, ICN
Located in Guro, this hostel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Boramae Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Horim Museum. Chung-Ang University and Seoul World Cup Stadium are also ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (576 reviews)
"When I arrived in Korea and took the bus to the residence, I was nervous because I arrived late (latest check-in was around 11pm I believe) missed my bus stop and arrived around a little past midnight, the owner was so nice and hospitable and let me check-in after the initial time. He showed me how ..."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

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Daelim Residence
Modern Place - Hostel
2 out of 5
49, Wausan-ro 3an-gil, Seoul
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $13 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Mapo, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Mecenatpolis Mall and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Seoul World Cup Stadium. Jeoldusan Martyrs Shrine and Yonsei University ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
만족
"이 가격에 홍대거리 바로 앞에서 잘수있음에 만족하고, 청결은 양호했음. 후기들 별로던데 그리 심하지는 않던데? 본인들 집은 얼마나 깨끗히 하고 사는지 궁금. 여긴 가격 고려해서 최상의 상태를 기대했던건 아닐테고"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Modern Place - Hostel
Seocho Guesthouse K - Hostel
1.5 out of 5
11-9 Bangbaecheon-ro 16-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Located in Seocho-gu, this hostel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Museum of Traditional Korean Music and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Seoul St. Mary's Hospital. Banpo Hangang ...
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Seocho Guesthouse K - Hostel
YaKorea Hostel Gangnam
2 out of 5
700-31, Yeoksam-dong, Seoul, Gangnam
The price is $29 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Gangnam, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Starfield COEX Mall, COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, and Garosu-gil. Apgujeong Rodeo Street and ...
3.6/5Good! (58 reviews)
"Good clean good service and good location and gangnam"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

YaKorea Hostel Gangnam
Hostel Korea 11th-chang Deok Gung
2 out of 5
140 Waryong-dong (85 Donhwamun-ro),, Jongno-gu, 85, Seoul, ICN
Located in Jongno, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Savina Museum and Gwanghwamun. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Namsan Park are also within 2 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (239 reviews)
"Close to train station and palace. Bus to airport is about 3 minutes"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2019

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K-Grand Hostel Gangnam 1
2 out of 5
11, Gangnamdae-ro 112-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $40 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Located in Gangnam, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kukkiwon and Garosu-gil. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital and Hyundai Department Store are also within 2 mi ...
3.7/5Good! (169 reviews)
"Very friendly and helpful with good English."

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

K-Grand Hostel Gangnam 1
Fully Mini Hotel Insadong
2 out of 5
5, Jong-ro 18-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $39 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Jongno, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cheonggyecheon and Gwangjang Traditional Market. Gwanghwamun and Dongdaemun History and Culture ...
4/5Very Good! (38 reviews)
Great Stay!
"I loved my stay at Fully Hong! It was perfectly located to walk to the main attractions of the area and to the subway. Tony was super welcoming, kind and helpful. The room was very comfortable. I highly recommend this place! Thank you Tony :)"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2020

Fully Mini Hotel Insadong
Seoul Cube Itaewon - Hostel
2 out of 5
8, Usadan-ro 14-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
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The price is $45 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Itaewon, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Itawon Street and Namsan Park. Garosu-gil and N Seoul Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km). Itaewon ...
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
It’s an adventure!
"8000 won is an incredible amount to do a load of laundry. The free continental breakfast was very nice, yet no one hosted it. There was no one at the desk. I had woken up at 8am and a fellow said to come back at 10am for laundry assistance. I returned at 9:20am and ate breakfast and waited over two ..."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Seoul Cube Itaewon - Hostel
The Blossom - Hostel
2 out of 5
26, Yeonnam-ro 3-gil, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $28 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Mapo, this hostel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Mecenatpolis Mall and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Seoul World Cup Stadium. Yonsei University Museum and Yeonsei University ...
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
너무나 좋은위치의 깨끗한 숙소 !
"연남동 , 홍대 를 즐기기에 최고의 위치 입니다. 연남동 공원까지 도보 3분 거리이고, 홍대 까지도 매우 가깝습니다. 주변에 편의점,식당 많이 있습니다. 침구류 편하고, 화장실 깨끗합니다. 입구부터 도어락 잘 되어 있어서. 치안도 좋습니다. 주인분들도 매우 친절 하십니다. 연남동 , 홍대 주변 숙소 찾으시는 분들께 강력 추천드립니다."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

The Blossom - Hostel
Hongdae Guesthouse - Hostel
2 out of 5
157, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Located near the slopes, this Mapo hostel is in a shopping district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Trickeye Museum, Hongik University, and YG Entertainment Building. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (96 reviews)
"Very convenient for travelling. The amenity in the room is really good."

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

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Grand Hyatt Seoul

Grand Hyatt Seoul

5 out of 5
322, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $177 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
4.3/5Excellent! (1,234 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Grand Hyatt Seoul
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel

5 out of 5
521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $170 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
4.6/5Wonderful! (915 reviews)
"very good"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
The Shilla Seoul

The Shilla Seoul

5 out of 5
249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $199 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,126 reviews)
"Always good even expensive"

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

The Shilla Seoul
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Seoul, one of the 205 hostels here could be a great choice for you. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Seoul for a good value, so you can save your money for going out. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Seoul

Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first:

Kimchee Downtown Guesthouse - Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers.

K-Pop Residence Myeong Dong - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers, hair dryers, and desks.

K-POP GUESTHOUSE Seoul Station - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.

Lookhome - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with free toiletries and hair dryers.

Flex Home Guesthouse - Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi and air conditioning. Rooms come with showers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Seoul?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 55° F and nighttime temperatures average 15° F
  • April-June: 82° F is the daytime average and 35° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 87° F and nighttime averages are around 52° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 72° F during the day and 17° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 49.25 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Seoul?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • Dongdaemun Market
  • National Museum of Korea
Natural Features
  • Namsan Park
  • Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs
  • Tapgol Park
Cultural Attractions
  • War Memorial of Korea
  • T.um SK Telecom Technology Museum
  • K-Style Hub

In general, Seoul is known for its:

  • Shopping
  • Cultural attractions
  • Museums
  • Temples
  • Monuments
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés

How to Get to Seoul and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.), situated 30.2 mi (48.7 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. Walk to nearby metro stations like Euljiro 1-ga Station, Jonggak Station, and City Hall Station. If you're eager to explore more of the surrounding area, head over to Haengsin Station to catch a train.

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