The Best Accommodations In Seoul For Your Budget & Needs

A city brimming with vibrant cultures and a cosmopolitan flair, Seoul offers a wide range of accommodation options that are sure to bring out the traveler in you. These can range from the most basic to the most luxurious, depending on your purpose and budget. 

Whether you’ll be exploring the city on a shoestring or splurging for the ultimate hotel experience, here are the best accommodations in Seoul worth looking at.


The Westin Josun Seoul

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Dubbed as the first luxury hotel of the Far East, The Westin Josun Seoul Hotel flies in the face of tradition with unrivaled elegance. 

This 5-star accommodation is situated in the heart of Seoul’s elite business and shopping district, just a stone’s throw away from top spots like Myeongdong, Namdaemun Market, and Gwanghwamun Square.

Location: 106 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Rates: From KRW 392,000 (approx. USD 300)



Lotte Hotel World

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Lotte Hotel World promises “celebrity treatment with world-class service,” offering the comforts of a resort in a bustling city — simple and modern but with a flair of glamour.

This 5-star hotel has direct access to Lotte World and is just a short walk to Jamsil Station, which can easily transport you to other nearby attractions like the 1988 Olympic Park. 

Location: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Rates: From KRW 399,900 (approx. USD 305)



Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences

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This 5-star hotel is located in a prime section of Seoul, close to Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Dongdaemun Market, with city views that are second to none.

It’s ideal for business or leisure travelers — enjoy discovering the city before relaxing in your spacious room and soaking in the outdoor infinity pool.

Location: 238 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Rates: From KRW 272,000 (approx. 207 USD)



RYSE, Autograph Collection

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As a handpicked member of the elite Autograph Collection, RYSE puts passion, creativity, and care into delivering a personalized experience. It is a place for creatives and those in need of some artistic inspiration.

RYSE is aptly located in the vibrant youth district of Hongdae, a great place for shopping, food, and nightlife.

Location: 130 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Rates: From KRW 282,240 (approx. 215 USD)



Aloft Seoul Gangnam

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This hip and edgy boutique hotel is a great mid-range option that keeps you close to all the action in the vibrant district of Gangnam

Rooms are fitted with the hotel’s signature ultra-plush beddings, Bliss Spa bath amenities, and other amenities that will make your stay truly worthwhile. Some suites feature balconies that offer front-seat views of the Han River.

Location: 736 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Rates: From KRW 127,400 (approx. 97 USD)



Hamilton Hotel

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The earthy faux brick structure of Hamilton Hotel is an eye-catching landmark in the modern district of Itaewon. It’s the perfect mid-range option that’s situated right smack in the center of all the excitement and nightlife in this part of the city.

This 4-star hotel has been in operation since 1973, and you can feel its old-world charm from its modernly appointed yet rustic rooms.

Location: 179 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Rates: From KRW 115,886 (approx. 89 USD)



Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong

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With a radiant, fun-loving ambiance, this mid-range hotel gives you an energy boost after a full day of touring around Seoul. The rooms are stylish, well-furnished, and colorful, which calls for photo ops.

It’s a cheap steal if you want to be close to all the shopping and food adventures in Myeongdong. It’s also incredibly close to Namsan and N Seoul Tower.

Location: 302 Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
Rates: From KRW 63,750 (approx. 49 USD)



STAY256 Hanok Guesthouse

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Staying in a traditional Korean home or hanok is also a must in Seoul! Take a look at STAY256, one of the best in providing an authentic hanok experience. 

Nestled in Bukchon Hanok Village, this beautifully maintained century-old home features an inner courtyard and a traditional communal lounge where you can enjoy tea. 

Location: 104-10 Palpan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Website: Airbnb
Rates: From KRW 56,571 (approx. 46 USD)



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