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OPPA Hostel Sinchon-Hongdae, hotel in Seoul

OPPA Hostel Sinchon-Hongdae is located under a 5-minute walk from Exit 4 of Sinchon Subway Station (Line 2). It offers free WiFi in all areas of the hostel and guest rooms with a PC.

Owner is a good guy 👍. Room is great, especially for the price.
Scored 9.4
9.4
Rated wonderful
Wonderful
162 reviews
Price from$36.20per night
H HOSTEL Itaewon, hotel in Seoul

Located in Seoul and with National Museum of Korea reachable within 2.5 miles, H HOSTEL Itaewon has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace.

Everything.
Scored 9.0
9.0
Rated wonderful
Wonderful
804 reviews
Price from$50.68per night
Eight Rest Hostel, hotel in Seoul

Featuring a garden, a shared lounge as well as a terrace, Eight Rest Hostel is located in the center of Seoul, a 5-minute walk from Myeongdong Cathedral.

Scored 9.0
9.0
Rated wonderful
Wonderful
11 reviews
Price from$77.23per night
Step Inn Myeongdong 1, hotel in Seoul

Step Inn Myeongdong 1 is located in central Seoul, a couple minutes’ walk from the popular Myeongdong shopping area.

Perfect location. It's just beside Olive Young and Myeongdong Cathedral. Also a few minutes walk to subway stations.
Scored 8.0
8.0
Rated very good
Very Good
1,376 reviews
Price from$76.94per night
OYO Hostel Dongdaemun1, hotel in Seoul

Air Hostel provides cozy rooms in downtown Seoul, a 10-minute walk from Changdeokgung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace and shopping at Dongdaemun. It features a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi access.

Nice rooftop, great location, and free breakfast with great coffee!
Scored 8.3
8.3
Rated very good
Very Good
723 reviews
Price from$86.88per night
Upflo Hostel, hotel in Seoul

Upflo Hostel features a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and restaurant in Seoul.

Affordable price
Scored 8.7
8.7
Rated excellent
Excellent
266 reviews
Price from$82.54per night
Dream House, hotel in Seoul

Dream House is located an 8-minute walk from Hapjeong Station and a 10-minute walk from the urban indie street of Hongdae. It offers a semi-buffet breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

This hostel is beautiful and so cozy. We stayed in like five different accommodations throughout our 2 weeks in Korea and Dream House was my favorite! Really cozy interiors and comfy beds. Great location near Hongdae, but not too close to festival street that you are kept awake by the clubs. There's a ton of great cafes, restaurants, and shops nearby - highly recommend Homilbat for bingsu nearby! Also the woman who checked us in was friendly, spoke great English, and was wearing an In N Out t-shirt, which as Californians visiting Korea, we loved to see <3 Check-in and -out was quick and easy.
Scored 8.9
8.9
Rated excellent
Excellent
497 reviews
Price from$76.02per night
OYO Hostel Myeongdong 2, hotel in Seoul

OYO Hostel Myeongdong 2 is located in Seoul, only 328 feet from the popular Myeongdong Shopping Street. Free WiFi access is available in this residence and free breakfast is served daily.

Staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Room was perfect and clean. Location is so convenient as well.
Scored 8.4
8.4
Rated very good
Very Good
562 reviews
Price from$108.60per night
Twin Rabbit Guesthouse, hotel in Seoul

Located just a 5-minute walk from Exit 3 of Hongik University Subway Station (Line 2, Airport Railroad and Gyeongui Line), Twin Rabbit Guest house offers guest rooms with private bathrooms and free...

We LOVE the location and the elevator, so much!! And the room is clean, comfortable, and nice bathroom. The bed are twin queen size *if im not wrong. So its good for 4 people.will definitely comeback here. We are 3 people with 3 big luggage and 2 little luggage. Cant open it all at once because of the space. But its not a problem for us!! The room is little bit different with the photo (the photo showed that the bed is connected but we get the one that is not connected but we like separate bed instead 😂)
Scored 8.2
8.2
Rated very good
Very Good
607 reviews
Price from$86.88per night
OYO Hostel Myeongdong 5, hotel in Seoul

Ideally located in the center of Seoul, OYO Hostel Myeongdong 5 has air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace.

Location and safe
Scored 8.5
8.5
Rated very good
Very Good
961 reviews
Price from$57.92per night
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  • OPPA Hostel Sinchon-Hongdae
    Scored 9.4
    9.4
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 162 reviews

    OPPA Hostel Sinchon-Hongdae is located under a 5-minute walk from Exit 4 of Sinchon Subway Station (Line 2). It offers free WiFi in all areas of the hostel and guest rooms with a PC.

    Super nice host. Great value for money. Location is excellent.

  • Upflo Hostel
    Budget options available
    Scored 8.7
    8.7
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 266 reviews

    Upflo Hostel features a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and restaurant in Seoul.

    location was good, place was clean and sound proof

  • HiSeoul Youthhostel
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 236 reviews

    Located in Seoul, 1.2 miles from Yeongdeungpo Station, HiSeoul Youthhostel provides accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking and a restaurant.

    Proche du métro Propre Entrée tardive ok Spacieux

  • Kimstay 9
    Budget options available
    Scored 8.1
    8.1
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 699 reviews

    A 12-minute walk from Mok-dong Subway Station (Line 5) and shopping at Mok-dong Rodeo Street, Kimstay 9 offers clean and air-conditioned rooms.

    Simple yet sufficient. Plus, its nearby to downtown

  • Beewon Guesthouse
    Budget options available
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 144 reviews

    Conveniently located an 8-minute walk from Myeongdong shopping district, Beewon Guest House offers dormitory and western-style rooms with heating and hairdryers.

    Great location. Everything is so clean. Friendly staff.

  • 24 Guesthouse Sinchon Avenue
    Scored 8.2
    8.2
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 9 reviews

    Featuring a garden, shared lounge, terrace and free WiFi, 24 Guesthouse Sinchon Avenue is located in Seoul, a 15-minute walk from Ewha Women’s University and 0.8 miles from Hongik University Station.

  • J5 Hostel
    Budget options available
    Scored 7.9
    7.9
    Rated good
    Good
     · 170 reviews

    Located in Seoul, within a 8-minute walk of Gwangjang Market and half a mile of Dongdaemun Market, J5 Hostel provides free WiFi.

    Personnel accueillant. Propre. Environnement calme.

  • All Stay Inn Seoul
    Budget options available
    Scored 6.6
    6.6
    Rated pleasant
    Pleasant
     · 256 reviews

    Located in the center of Seoul, a 4-minute walk from Myeongdong Station, All Stay Inn Seoul has air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi.

    Отличное расположение и соотношение цены и качества

Great access to the city center! Check these hostels in Seoul

  • Bueno Day - Near Hongdae & Historic Sites
    Scored 9.5
    9.5
    Rated exceptional
    Exceptional
     · 2 reviews

    Ideally set in the Seodaemun-gu district of Seoul, Bueno Day - Near Hongdae & Historic Sites is located 3.3 miles from Hongik University Station, 3.5 miles from Dongwha Duty Free Shop and 3.5 miles...

  • Look Home Guesthouse
    Scored 9.5
    9.5
    Rated exceptional
    Exceptional
     · 62 reviews

    Conveniently located in Seoul, Look Home Guesthouse provides air-conditioned rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a shared lounge.

    It's convenient for location with good and clear room.

  • BlueBird Guesthouse - Foreign Only
    Scored 9.4
    9.4
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 31 reviews

    Featuring a garden, shared lounge and views of garden, BlueBird Guesthouse - Foreign Only is located in Seoul, 1.1 miles from Ewha Women’s University.

    -bonne emplacement -personnel dévoué -calme -très propre

  • Hostel Tommy
    Scored 9.2
    9.2
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 390 reviews

    Tommy's other job is in the quarantine and disinfection service company. We are doing our best to ensure hygiene and cleanliness.

    Incredibly clean and neat, and in a great location

  • ARA125
    Central location
    Scored 9.0
    9.0
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 709 reviews

    Well set in Seoul, ARA125 provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

    good location, reasonable price, excellent services

  • Eight Rest Hostel
    Scored 9.0
    9.0
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 11 reviews

    Featuring a garden, a shared lounge as well as a terrace, Eight Rest Hostel is located in the center of Seoul, a 5-minute walk from Myeongdong Cathedral.

    Clean, totally new, price and quality rate amazing

  • Hostel Haru
    Scored 8.8
    8.8
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 418 reviews

    Hostel Haru is set in Seoul, within 1640 feet of Lotte Duty Free Shop and 1969 feet of Noon Square. The property is located 0.7 mi from Jongmyo Shrine. Dongwha Duty Free Shop is a 13-minute walk away.

    I didn’t try breakfast but I know it was included.

  • Dongdaemun Hwashin Hostel
    Scored 8.8
    8.8
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 377 reviews

    Dongdaemun Hwasin Hostel is located in Seoul. It is within a 1-minute walk from the exit 7 of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Subway Station (Line 2, 4 and 5).

    All was great! thank you Want to go again in future 💕

  • Just4u Guesthouse
    Scored 8.8
    8.8
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 138 reviews

    Just4u Guest house is located in Seoul. Free WiFi access is available in all areas of the property. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning.

    Estaba muy bien conectado a la hora de moverse por Seúl.

  • White Story
    Central location
    Scored 8.8
    8.8
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 234 reviews

    Located in Seoul, within a 17-minute walk of Changgyeonggung Palace and 1.5 miles of Changdeokgung Palace, White Story has accommodations with a garden and a shared lounge, and free WiFi throughout...

    The location was perfect, and the room was very clean!

  • BoA Travel House
    Scored 8.8
    8.8
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 164 reviews

    Located a 15-minute walk from the well-known indie arts scene at Hongdae, BoA Travel House offers free internet access.

    Rooms were clean, staff was friendly and location is amazing

  • BB Hongdae Line
    Scored 8.8
    8.8
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 846 reviews

    BB Hongdae Line is located a 5-minute walk from Exit 3 of Hongik University Subway Station (Line 2, Airport Railroad and Gyeongui Line) and offers both private and dormitory-style rooms.

    Location is good plus the staff/owner is excellent

  • Aroha Guesthouse Seoul Station
    Scored 8.7
    8.7
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 323 reviews

    Aroha Guest House Seoul Station is placed in the heart of city only 656 feet from Seoul Station.

    great price, breakfast included, clean rooms, friendly personnel

  • Philstay Ehwa Boutique - Female Only
    Scored 8.7
    8.7
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 519 reviews

    Philstay Ehwa Boutique is a female-only hostel located in Seoul, just 2 minutes’ walk from the Ehwa Women’s University Metro Station. Free WiFi access is available.

    Clean, close to Line 2 which connects you to most of the city.

  • INNO Hostel & Pub Lounge Hongdae
    Scored 8.6
    8.6
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 571 reviews

    Conveniently set in the center of Seoul, INNO Hostel & Pub Lounge Hongdae provides air-conditioned rooms, a garden and a shared lounge.

    It's a good location and I felt like I had privacy

  • Stay in Blue
    Scored 8.6
    8.6
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 32 reviews

    Located conveniently in the Jung-gu district of Seoul, Stay in Blue is located a 9-minute walk from Myeongdong Station, 0.7 miles from Myeongdong Cathedral and a 16-minute walk from Bangsan Market.

    Good place. The staff is very nice and responsive.

  • Seoul Grand Hostel EWHA Univ
    Scored 8.6
    8.6
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 539 reviews

    Seoul Grand Hostel EWHA Univ is conveniently located 656 feet west of Exit 1 of Ewha Women's University Subway Station (Line 2).

    Clean , good location , clear instruction from the host.

  • Hithere City Myeongdong
    Scored 8.5
    8.5
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 171 reviews

    Well situated in the Jung-gu district of Seoul, Hithere City Myeongdong is located a 4-minute walk from Myeongdong Station, 0.9 miles from Dongwha Duty Free Shop and a 10-minute walk from Namdaemun...

    It was very clean and the bedding was very nice and comfortable

  • OYO Hostel Myeongdong 5
    Scored 8.5
    8.5
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 961 reviews

    Ideally located in the center of Seoul, OYO Hostel Myeongdong 5 has air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace.

    The staff were so lovely! Always happy and waving hello :)

  • E-Cozy House
    Central location
    Scored 8.5
    8.5
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 8 reviews

    Located within 1.6 miles of Changgyeonggung Palace and 2 miles of Dongdaemun Market, E-Cozy House provides rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in Seoul.

  • Hostel CLEO Seoul Hongdae
    Scored 8.5
    8.5
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 394 reviews

    Hostel CLEO Seoul Hongdae is located a 5-minute walk from Hongik University Subway Station (Airport Express Line and Line 2).

    The style of the property is very simple and clear.

  • Nabi Hostel
    Scored 8.5
    8.5
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 247 reviews

    Located across the bustling Hongdae shopping area, Nabi Hostel is conveniently a 2-minute walk away from Exit 3 of Hongik University Subway Station (Line 2, Airport Railroad and Gyeongui-Jungang Line)...

    櫃檯親切 行李可以寄放很長的時間,就算退房了還可以繼續寄放 地點超讚,離地鐵站超近,要逛要吃附近都有

  • Wegoinn Hostel
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 184 reviews

    Located in Seoul and with Ewha Women’s University reachable within a 12-minute walk, Wegoinn Hostel provides concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi throughout the property...

    地點方便,早班職員態度非常好非常親切。 提前抵達可以寄放行李。 衛浴設備乾淨,水溫夠熱、水壓強。

  • OYO Hostel Myeongdong 3
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 599 reviews

    Attractively located in the center of Seoul, OYO Hostel Myeongdong 3 has air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

    The rooms were private and the place was clean and quiet.

  • SSH Myeongdong Dongdo Hostel
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 151 reviews

    Dongdo Motel is a 5-minute walk from Myeongdong Subway Station Line 4 and shopping and entertainment options in Myeongdong district. Each room has a computer with free internet access.

    Location and easy simple self check-in/check-out.

  • OYO Hostel Myeongdong 2
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 562 reviews

    OYO Hostel Myeongdong 2 is located in Seoul, only 328 feet from the popular Myeongdong Shopping Street. Free WiFi access is available in this residence and free breakfast is served daily.

    Clean . Friendly Staff . Strategic place . Big room

  • Cheonggye Haus
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 682 reviews

    Located next to Cheonggyecheon Stream, Cheonggye Haus offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. The air-conditioned rooms come with heating and a flat-screen TV. Private bathroom includes a shower.

    Location was excellent every thing was on few steps

  • K Stay Blue Boat Myeongdong
    Scored 8.3
    8.3
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 11 reviews

    Well set in the Jung-gu district of Seoul, K Stay Blue Boat Myeongdong is located a 7-minute walk from Myeongdong Station, 0.4 miles from Myeongdong Cathedral and a 16-minute walk from Bangsan Market.

    Good location. Nice staff, very helpful. Free coffee and tea. I'll come again. Thank you.

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  • Bestel Residence
    Scored 9.0
    9.0
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 164 reviews

    Attractively set in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, Bestel Residence is located 1.1 miles from Gangnam Station, 3.3 miles from COEX Convention Centre and 3.7 miles from Bongeunsa Temple.

    Nice place with many shop around. Staff super helpful

  • Zzzip Guesthouse in Hongdae
    Scored 9.7
    9.7
    Rated exceptional
    Exceptional
     · 341 reviews

    Located a 4-minute walk from Hapjeong Subway Station (Line 2 and 6), this hostel features a shared kitchen, a common lounge and free WiFi in all areas.

    Everything was great. Clean, close to subway and the city Hongdae!

  • Life In Insa
    No credit card needed
    Scored 8.0
    8.0
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 132 reviews

    Located in Seoul, a 8-minute walk from Jongmyo Shrine, Life In Insa has air-conditioned accommodations and a terrace.

    The location was great and the room was confortable

  • Travelers A Korea Hostel
    Scored 8.0
    8.0
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 198 reviews

    Travelers A Korea Hostel is offering accommodations in Seoul. Featuring a shared lounge, the hostel is close to several noted attractions, around a 2-minute walk from Bangsan Market, 500 yards from...

    lee was really a friendly person and very helpful !

  • The Core Albergue
    Scored 8.1
    8.1
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 225 reviews

    Featuring a garden, shared lounge, terrace and free WiFi, The Core Albergue is located in Seoul, 2.3 miles from Yeongdeungpo Station and 3.1 miles from National Museum of Korea.

    Very comfortable bed in the dormitory and nice host.

  • Take 1 Guesthouse Hongdae
    Scored 8.3
    8.3
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 967 reviews

    Ideally located in the center of Seoul, Take 1 Guesthouse Hongdae has air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

    The location , the Guesthouse itself was really good !

  • Choco Residence
    No credit card needed
    Scored 8.6
    8.6
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 327 reviews

    Ideally located in the Mapo-Gu district of Seoul, Choco Residence is set 1640 feet from Hongik University. Free WiFi and a shared kitchen are offered.

    Staff was super fast and helpful resolving problems

  • OYO Hostel Myeongdong 1
    Scored 8.1
    8.1
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 513 reviews

    Conveniently located in the Jung-Gu district of Seoul, K-Grand Hostel Myeongdong is set 984 feet from Myeongdong Cathedral, less than 0.6 mi from Namdaemun Market and 1.1 mi from Jongmyo Shrine.

    very accomodating staff, very good location, cute rooms

FAQ about hostels in Seoul

Hostels that guests love in Seoul

  • Avg. price/night: $86.88
    Scored 9.0
    9.0
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 804 reviews
    Clean room, with everything you need in a compact space with all the comforts and great location. Best hostel I stayed in my entire South Korea trip
    Britt
    Solo traveler
  • Scored 8.6
    8.6
    Rated excellent
    Excellent
     · 464 reviews
    Great location with a comfortable bed. Room is tiny, but has everything you need (tv even has a Netflix account you can use). The balcony is a really nice to sit and relax and there’s free food and drinks all day long, including bread, noodles and ice cream. It’s also very cheap for Seoul standards. Would definitely recommend if you’re on a budget but do want a private room.
    Judith
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $86.88
    Scored 9.0
    9.0
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 804 reviews
    One of the best hostels I've stayed in, more of a pod hotel than a hostel. Super comfortable too. Great location a short straight walk from the metro. Itaewon was a wonderful neighbourhood with plentiful availaility of vegetarian food (very hard to find in Korea)
    Christopher
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $32.58
    Scored 8.1
    8.1
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 699 reviews
    Me and my friends came for exchange semester a few days before our dormitory check-in so we stayed at kimstay9 hostel. The owner is so nice, she even gave us sheet masks in the end. The room is small but has everything you need, and the price is so cheap compared to other hostels. The bed even had heated bedsheet, so it was warm and cozy through the night. We really loved it here.
    Selma
    Travelers with friends
  • Scored 9.4
    9.4
    Rated wonderful
    Wonderful
     · 594 reviews
    The best hostel I’ve ever stayed at. clean, great location, comfy beds and the friendliest staff you’ll ever meet with lots of knowledge to share. So so glad I stayed here and will definitely come back.
    sam
    Solo traveler
  • Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 599 reviews
    It is the best hostel in Seoul. Small but perfectly formed. Each room has exactly what you need and it is super clean and safe: I stayed here twice and will always come back: the staff are lovely and the facilities are great. 10/10
    Susie
    Solo traveler
  • Scored 7.5
    7.5
    Rated good
    Good
     · 395 reviews
    great location and cheaper compared to other hostel, kimchi & rice was unlimited
    Lea
    Group
  • Avg. price/night: $32.58
    Scored 8.1
    8.1
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 699 reviews
    Great host and hostel. It has everything you need for a cheap stay.
    Cheria
    Travelers with friends
  • Avg. price/night: $146.61
    Scored 8.1
    8.1
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 570 reviews
    Very nice and polite staff. Willing to help with recommendations and everything. A lot of travellers and backpackers coming to this hostel, so nice opportunity to meet new people and other cultures. Great night life location.
    Milos
    Solo traveler
  • Scored 8.3
    8.3
    Rated very good
    Very Good
     · 424 reviews
    Fantastic hostel for meeting people. Some of the best beds I have stayed in for a hostel and great location. Close to the party area without being swamped by it. HIGHLY recommend this place. <3 you Inno
    Rignall
    Solo traveler

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