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MAKERS HOTEL
2.5 out of 5
33, Donhwamun-ro 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
The price is $40 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

"The staff friendliness was the highlight for sure. A little foodie guide at the lobby was useful reference. Great location in terms of walking attractions."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

MAKERS HOTEL
Daeyoung Hotel Seoul
3 out of 5
20-8, Toegye-ro 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is $31 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"The staff is so friendly! I would go back and stay because of their hospitality. I haven’t seen that kind of friendliness in a long time. At the time, I was in a bad mood. When I met One of the staff, his kindness had shed away my bad mood, I know it’s cheesy to say but I would go back because of ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Daeyoung Hotel Seoul
Hotel Nafore
3.5 out of 5
17, Supyo-ro 18ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $39 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (996 reviews)

"This propert was close to the river and not too far from the metro. It seemed in a bit of an odd spot that seemed mostly industrial during the day. We had a difficult time finding a place to eat lunch on the afternoon we arrived but it livened up at night."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Hotel Nafore
Hotel Prince Seoul
3.5 out of 5
130, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Great hotel, great location Great service, spoke english, easy check in! Will definately stay again when in seoul👍"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Hotel Prince Seoul
Hotel MANU
3.5 out of 5
19, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $45 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (989 reviews)
Amazing location, superb staff

"Amazing location, top notch for a 3.5 star hotel. Solid gym and very smooth check in process. The staff is very nice and even printed a few pages I needed for free (usually 300 Won per page). Great stay!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Hotel MANU
Hotel MIDO Myeongdong
2.5 out of 5
20-3, Toegye-ro 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $24 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (718 reviews)

"Very very excellent facilities and service. Clean room and convenient location. Breakfast was excellent. Recommend without any hesitation"…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Hotel MIDO Myeongdong
Hotelette
2.5 out of 5
11, Huam-ro 60-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $36 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (800 reviews)

"A perfect place for a short stay if you travel by train or plan to spend most of the day outside. The hotel is very close to the Seoul station (KTX connections), there is an elevator and the staff members speak English. The room however is very small and there is no fridge - may become inconvenient ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Hotelette
Philstay Ehwa Boutique
2 out of 5
56-126, Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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4.1/5Very Good! (218 reviews)

"Place was clean and relatively quiet. Daily provision of towels as well as shampoo and body wash satchels. To note that as the place is located on the fourth floor, those with heavy wheeled luggages might have some difficulties reaching the place as it does not have lift. The walls are thin as well ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Philstay Ehwa Boutique
ibis Budget Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun
3 out of 5
334 Toegyero, Jung Gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $32 per night
4/5Very Good! (999 reviews)
Single visit to Seoul

"In my opinion, the mattresses is too soft. The cover of the bed is not really clean. However overall is good and the location is convenient to visit Myeongdong or Seoul Station.MTR station just nearby the hotel, around 3 minutes walk. Shuttle bus to Incheon airport also just nearby tokyoInn ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

ibis Budget Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun
STAZ Hotel Myeongdong I
3 out of 5
20, Chungmu-ro 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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4/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"5 minute walk to a subway station with many eatery stall around the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

STAZ Hotel Myeongdong I
STAZ Hotel Myeongdong II
3 out of 5
16 Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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3.9/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Room was a bit narrow. A small table to place your luggage would have been useful."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

STAZ Hotel Myeongdong II
Hill house Hotel
3.5 out of 5
42, Sogong-ro 3-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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3.9/5Good! (993 reviews)

"It is always clean, excellent customer service and delicious breakfast. The location is perfect near to train station."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

Hill house Hotel
Kimchee Downtown Guesthouse - Hostel
2 out of 5
43-45, Seosomun-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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3.8/5Good! (251 reviews)

"The hostel isn’t the most amazing in Korea but the people and the hostel experience was one of the best I’ve ever had!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Kimchee Downtown Guesthouse - Hostel
K-Guesthouse Dongdaemun 1
2 out of 5
4F 345 Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
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The price is $29 per night
3.7/5Good! (176 reviews)

"Good location."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

K-Guesthouse Dongdaemun 1
Dongdaemun Guest House
2 out of 5
16, Bomun-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $11 per night
3.5/5Good! (109 reviews)

"The location is great, very near subway and easy to take a bus. The host is so kind. He let us check-in before the time. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Dongdaemun Guest House
Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong premier
3 out of 5
9, Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $25 per night
3.5/5Good! (559 reviews)

"This place is at the heart of Myeongdong. A block away from airport limo bus stop. A block away from Myeong-dong station. Convenient location."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong premier
K-POP Hotel Seoul Tower
2.5 out of 5
211 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is $23 per night
3.5/5Good! (343 reviews)
Small room small price

"It was a cheap place to stay. However it was dirty. Stairs were a disaster (clutter every where) and it smelled of dead fish. Walls are paper thin you can hear every conversation at 430am. But for the price it has everything you need for your stay and its a great location. I would stay here ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

K-POP Hotel Seoul Tower
Kimstay 9
2 out of 5
247, Gomdallae-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $21 per night
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Cheap Hotels in Seoul

Seoul offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Gyeongbok Palace and Dongdaemun Market, this destination is home to Namsan Park and Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're looking for low-cost places to stay in Seoul, you can take your pick of the area's 228 budget accommodations. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

STAZ Hotel Myeongdong II - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, a restaurant, and a free area shuttle at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and good location.

K-guesthouse Sinchon 2 - Customers like this 2-star guesthouse for its proximity to public transportation and helpful staff. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and air conditioning.

Dongdaemun Guest House - At this 2-star guesthouse, you can take advantage of free WiFi, air conditioning, and laundry facilities. Reviews mention the overall value.

Daeyoung Hotel Seoul - 3-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its central location and overall condition.

Hotelette - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its proximity to public transportation and comfortable rooms. It offers free WiFi and free bottled water.

Planning Your Trip to Seoul

Haven't decided on travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can maximize your time.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average temperature of 84°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Rainiest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average rainfall of 8.73 inches
  • Driest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.04 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Seoul

Seoul attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Gyeongbok Palace and Dongdaemun Market, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Lotte Department Store, or check out the area's cultural spots like National Museum of Korea.

Seoul is also notable for its:
  • Cultural attractions
  • Museums
  • Temples
  • Monuments
  • Cafés
  • Riverfront

Getting Around Seoul

The most convenient airport is in Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.), 9.8 mi (15.8 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 30.2 mi (48.7 km) away in Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.). Walk to nearby metro stations like Euljiro 1-ga Station, Jonggak Station, and City Hall Station. If you want to explore the larger area, hop on a train at Haengsin Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Seoul like for travelers on a budget?
Seoul has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Myeongdong Street and Seoul City Hall, this destination is home to Olympic Park and Namsan Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Seoul?
Based on reviews, K-Guesthouse Dongdaemun 1 is a popular 2-star guesthouse for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Daeyoung Hotel Seoul and Hotel MIDO Myeongdong.
How many cheap hotels should I expect to find in Seoul?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 219 budget hotels in Seoul.
What's the seasonal weather like in Seoul?
The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 30°F. Average annual rainfall for Seoul is 50 inches.
What is there to see and do in Seoul?
Seoul attracts visitors with its fantastic dining options and abundant cafés, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Myeongdong Street and Seoul City Hall, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Check out the area’s cultural spots like Bukchon Hanok Village and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park, or get outdoors at Olympic Park.
What's the best way to get around Seoul?
The nearest airport is 30.2 mi (48.7 km) from the center in Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can look into flights to Gimpo Intl. Airport (GMP), which is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) away. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Euljiro 1-ga Station, Jonggak Station, and City Hall Station.

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