Hotel, Airbnb or guest house? This is always the most concerning thing ever. I would choose Airbnb. One hotel I found good is T*Mark hotel in Namdaemun. Their rates are very good.
I 100% recommend getting an AirBnB! It’s very affordable finding a place even in the center of Seoul. For the duration of my stay I was able to find a place to stay right above the Mapo-Gu Station. It was so practical!
If you’re able to find a partner to split the costs of the accommodation that makes it even better. Finding a place in Seoul is never a difficult task. There are houses and apartments to fit the needs of any traveler!
Absolutely! Airbnb is the best. I recommend areas near Mapo station, Mangwon Station, Mapogu Office station: they are all close to the river and 30 minutes away from major tourist attractions. 🤭
I’ll be visiting Seoul in December – airbnb does sound like a nicer option than a hotel. Mapo area is exactly what I’m looking for too, close to the river and attractions but not right in the super touristy parts.
Do you have any specific airbnb hosts you’d recommend checking out? Also open to any other tips for that area – good local cafes/restaurants, things to see off the main tourist track? Trying to get a feel for the neighborhood besides just places to sleep. Really appreciate the insight from someone who knows Seoul!
Just sharing this tourism guide that I found for Seoul really helpful for planning my trip – https://gowithguide.com/blog/seoul-tourism-statistics-2023-the-ultimate-guide-5535