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Where to stay in Seoul

If you’re considering a trip to Seoul in South Korea, you’ve come to the right place. There are 1,653 vacation homes available all over Seoul, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that falls within your needs and your budget. Affordable short term rentals in Seoul start at a nightly rate of $39, with 20% of properties priced under $31 per night. Whether you’re seeking hotel rooms near Gwanghwamun Gate, a private apartment close to Leeum Museum of Art, or a place that also gives you close access to Pyeongtaek-si — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of accommodations from top travel websites such as Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo, going on a honeymoon to Seoul, or planning a family vacation for 6, we can match you with a vacation rental that sleeps everyone comfortably. Before you know it, you’ll be packing your bags for your trip to Seoul!

Where Is Seoul in South Korea?

The capital of South Korea, Seoul lies northwest of the country and is bisected in two halves by the Han River.

What Is Seoul, South Korea Known For?

Fashion forward and technologically progressive, Seoul is also entrenched in authentic tradition and ancient customs. Home to a mash-up of elegant temples and magnificent palaces, as well as cutting-edge designs and winding mountain trails, Seoul dances to its world famous K-pop beats. Discover this lively metropolis home to ten million people to see how this fashionable city has made its welcome return to the world stage, after the devastating fallout from the Korean War. Whether you choose to explore the lush green parks dotted around the urbane concrete jungle, or take in the view from atop one of Seoul’s four guardian mountains, one can undoubtedly see how Seoul is the true embodiment of a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Attractions to Visit in Seoul

  • Gyeongbokgung: The main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung is the pièce de résistance of this ancient period of Korean history. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung has risen from the literal flames like a phoenix after its devastating destruction during the Imjin War. Today, 500 restored buildings sit upon a site that stretches for over 40 hectares. The architectural principles of ancient Korea, as well as the traditions and aesthetic appearances of the Joseon royal court are weaved into the construction of the buildings, creating a magnificent sight that is often regarded as being the grandest and opulent of all five palaces.
  • The N Seoul Tower: Standing at 236 meters, the N Seoul Tower pierces the skies and stands tall amongst the vibrant cityscape. A communication and observation tower, the N Seoul Tower was the first general radio wave tower, providing TV and radio broadcasting in Seoul. As the second highest point in Seoul standing on Namsan Mountain, you can enter the observation tower and look over the glittering city that is laid bare below your feet.
  • Bukchon Hanok Village: Take a step back throughout time to another world when you visit the Bukchon Hanok Village. A traditional Korean village, Bukchon takes you back to the 1500s where a labyrinthine network of alleys interconnect and weave together. Lines of hanok houses operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants, and teahouses, providing visitors with a fascinating insight into the ancient traditions of Korea that are not usually practised in modern-day society.

Popular Destinations Near Seoul

  • Incheon: The third largest city in South Korea, Incheon is continuously expanding and growing with each passing day. Boasting a bustling Chinatown and tourist-friendly Open Port, Incheon provides several opportunities for deeper exploration into one of the internationally lesser known cities in South Korea. Whether you chow down on delicious delicacies, discover unique pockets of concession-era architecture, or take a relaxing stroll along the Wolmido boardwalk, Incheon allows you to explore a city that is international in amenities but truly South Korean in spirit.
  • Suwon: Get out of the city for a day and discover the sprawling city of Suwon, located 30 kilometers south of Seoul. Littered with World-Heritage listed fortifications, Suwon almost became the country’s capital in the 18th century. However, after the Joseon dynasty ruler King Jeonjo passed, the seat of power remained in Seoul, but the regal spirit forever stayed in Suwon. Discover this fascinating hidden gem of a city that will appeal to any history buff, where the winding brick walls are saturated in ancient stories and historical beauty.

Best Neighborhoods in Seoul

  • Itaewon: With colorful winding streets meandering its way throughout the district, Itaewon is lined with the neon-bright lights of beat-dropping bars, murals of street art, and diverse restaurants. Bursting with a cool cosmopolitan vibe, Itaewon hangs onto its Korean heritage, whilst still being internationally recognizable with its large expat population and intercontinental amenities. From Korean BBQ restaurants to upscale Italian bistros, or casual beer bars to energetic nightclubs where the DJ spins house and hip-hop records — you will certainly find it here in Itaewon.
  • Gangnam: Internationally known for its viral music video by PSY, Gangnam is popularly known in Seoul as an upscale urbane center. Home to imposing and glittering skyscrapers, stylish bars, and upscale designer boutiques, Gangnam is cool, trendy, and fashionable. With a diverse culinary scene from fried chicken joints to high-end restaurants, a congregation of exclusive shops, expansive malls, and elegant cafes, Gangnam is affluent, sophisticated, and truly chic.

Home-types in Seoul

Seoul has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Seoul:

Points of interests in Seoul

Seoul has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Seoul:
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