Accommodation in Seoul ranges from the finest in the world to an ideal backpackers city. For travelers looking for something that doesn’t compromise on location or price, guest houses are the perfect place to call home during your stay in Seoul. Guest houses range from mid-range traditional homes in historic Seoul neighborhoods to simple dorms with all the amenities anyone could ask for in a hotel. The friendly atmosphere may remind one of a hostel, but the feel is more like a bed and breakfast when private rooms are booked. Take a look at some of the best guest houses that Seoul has to offer for around $50 per night.
- Come Inn Guesthouse– Rooms start at under $30 per night. This guest house earns its spot at the top due to the prime location and the great value. Private rooms or dorm beds are available. Guests enjoy free breakfast and great WiFi as well. There is a reason it won “Best Hostel Award” in 2012 and 2013 from Hostel World and Hostel Bookers.
- Chocolate Tree– For around $50 per night, the Chocolate Tree offers a prime location along with a clean and simple environment, everything you need from a guest house in Seoul. It is conveniently located near the Sinchon station, meaning getting around the city on public transportation will be cheap and easy.
- Boa Guesthouse– At less than $50 per night, the Boa Guesthouse is clean and comfortable. Free WiFi and breakfast are included with your stay as well. Private rooms are well-equipped with private bathrooms, a TV, and mini-fridge.
- Lee & No Guesthouse– Winner of TripAdvisor’s “Travelers’ Choice Award Winner” in 2014, Lee and No Guesthouse comes in right at $50 per night. It is a true bed and breakfast where you can choose from a small dorm, private guest room, or the larger private family room for more space.
- White Rabbit Guesthouse– Rooms start at around $50 per night. White Rabbit offers clean and spacious rooms along with a communal kitchen and a large common area to relax. It is a small guest house with only three rooms on site. The atmosphere created by the host will make you feel at home in Seoul.
- Town Guest House– For under $40 per night, the location to the train stations sets this guest house apart from the rest. The host, Jay, will even pick you up from Seoul station if you prefer. He does his best to make you feel at home in the city.
- Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse– The one exception to the $50 per night rule is this traditional guest house. It comes in around $100 per night but offers a unique stay in the heart of Bukchon, where the highest concentration of Hanoks, the traditional style tiled roof Korean buildings, are found. This is a must-see and is an even better place to stay in Seoul. Splurge if you’re only in town a couple of nights.
Guest houses in Korea come in all price ranges. Book one that meets your needs. Location is the number one thing to consider when booking your stay in a Seoul guest house.