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Where to stay in Seoul

If you're a first time visitor to Seoul, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Seoul.

What's the best area of Seoul to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Seoul are:

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What are some good hotels in Seoul?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Seoul, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"i'd stay at Saerim Hotel again any time."  See More

"In Asia, definitely Incheon International Airport."  See More

"I suggest Samjung Hotel which is right next to the Ritz Carlton & is half the price ;"  See More

Want to research more popular hotels in Seoul? Click the blue button below.

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Seoul for a first time visitor?  (5 answers)

profile  Emily Vandenberg from Ann Arbor asked:
Best hotels to stay in Seoul that won't break the bank?  (6 answers)

profile  Antoine Martin from Paris asked:
Where is the best area to stay in Seoul?  (6 answers)

profile  Antica Grubisic from Zagreb asked:
Where to stay in Seoul Downtown?  (4 answers)

profile  Rob Vella from Los Angeles asked:
Looking to rent a furnished apartment in Seoul for one month?  (3 answers)

profile  Violet Lim from Singapore asked:
travel to seoul during winter?  (7 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Seoul.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Seoul? Click the blue button below.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Seoul? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Seoul?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Seoul locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Seoul.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Seoul? There are 2 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Seoul.

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