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Planning the perfect trip to Seoul? Traveling to an unfamiliar city may be nerve-wracking but picking the right location to stay is a great place to start. From Buddhist templesshopping, to nightlife, each area of Seoul caters to a different kind of crowd and offers its own unique scene and vibe. Adventurers in particular may enjoy staying at hostels instead of hotels not only because of the value, but also since it’s a terrific way to meet people from around the world and establish deep friendships. You may actually end up learning quite a bit about yourself during the process! To help start you off in making your trip a memorable one, we have expertly curated a list of the best guest houses in Seoul that covers different areas and also gives some advice on things to do. Additionally, for first-timers here you may want to check out our Dos and Don’ts when traveling to Seoul

SeoulSync’s best guest houses in Seoul guide


Kimchee Gangnam Guest House

kimchee gangnam - best guest houses in seoul list

Kimchee Guest House is located in Nonhyeon-dong (with branches in most other areas) which is a perfect spot for those of you wanting to explore the upscale areas of Seoul such as Apgujeong, Sinsa, and Cheongdahm. Although the rooms may be smaller than other guesthouses, Kimchee Guest House is known for its cleanliness and quality service. There are so many great places to eat out around Gangnam but make sure you use the kitchen if you’re on a budget and cook up a home meal to enjoy with your fellow travelers! The staff members are always available for assistance and you can depend on them to recommend great local restaurants and bars (just don’t tell them they should charge for their concierge-type services!). There is of course complimentary breakfast items, but don’t expect it to carry you past lunch.

Hostel KW Sinsa

KW Sinsa guest house in seoul

Hostel KW Sinsa is on our list of the best guest houses in Seoul because it provides a cozy private-stay experience at a reasonable price. With its convenient location in Gangnam, the hostel provides easy access to many of the city’s must-see destinations such as Bongeunsa temple and Coex mall/aquarium. There are 15 rooms that are spread over 4 floors and it offers a warm and pleasant home-away-from-home vibe. The hostel’s host organizes a variety of recreational activities during the day and night to ensure that you also have plenty to do during your stay! On a side note, many people stay here and at other hostels in Gangnam for medical to