Based on a report done by the Korea Muslim Federation, the number of Muslims living in South Korea is about 120,000 to 130,000. This number includes both Koreans and foreigners and the population of Korean Muslims, is a modest 35,000.
It’s no wonder that Muslim travellers may find it difficult to find Muslim-friendly hotels in the capital of Seoul. We’ve done the research for you and found a few hotels and humble guesthouses you can book. These guesthouses and hotels come with amenities that a Muslim-traveller is looking for - from being located near Halal eateries and a mosque to having a prayer room or an on-site Halal restaurant, you can enjoy. And with that, here’s our list of the best Muslim-friendly accommodations in Seoul, South Korea.
The location is really great! Not so far from the subway station (Hongik Univ. exit 4). The atmosphere there was good, staff were so nice and helpful. I also love that the guesthouse has an elevator so I didn't have to carry heavy luggage up the stairs. Jan
BoA Travel House is situated just 15-minutes away from Hongdae, which is famous for its culture and arts scene. It is also one of the most recommended Muslim-friendly stays in the city, by visitors and TripAdvisor themselves, who named the accommodation a Traveller’s Choice for three years in a row. BoA Travel House has a Muslim prayer room. Other amenities include access to the public lounge, computer area, kitchen and dining areas, and the on-site launderette.
Offering WIFI, a complimentary Halal breakfast and more, the hotel is just a short drive away from restaurants and attractions, such as the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the shopping district of MyeongDong.
This guesthouse is also extremely accessible, being only a 5-minute walk from the Hongik University Subway Station and a short drive away from the airport.
BoA Travel House
Address: 510-14 Changcheon-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, 120-836 Seoul, South Korea
Price: from 63 USD
Access: 5-minute walk from Hongik University Subway Station
Strategic location, easy transportation mode (subway, buses, taxis) and access to nearby eateries and restaurants that serve Halal foods and goods, for Muslims like me. Nursyima
With facilities like that of a luxury hotel, Hamilton Hotel Seoul offers modern rooms and amenities, while being situated in probably the most Muslim-friendly region of Seoul, Itaewon. It is also located right in front of Itaewon Subway Station and a short one minute walk from various Halal eateries and near the Seoul Central Mosque.
Each room in the Hamilton Hotel comes with A/C, WIFI, cable TV, and a minibar. There is also ironing and hot shower facilities offered in selected room types. During your stay, you get access to the gym, seasonal rooftop pool, and sauna. There is also a 24-hour front desk where you can arrange day trips.
For dining, the hotel offers Korean and Western dishes, at their main restaurant. There is also Korean BBQ available at the Maple Tree House and Chinese food at the Holeeachow.
Despite being located in a strategic location that will definitely win the hearts of Muslim-travellers, the hotel is also located near Namsan Park and Myeongdong!
Hamilton Hotel Seoul
Address: 179, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu , Yongsan-Gu, 04350 Seoul, South Korea
Price: from 135 USD
Access: Just in front of Itaewon Subway Station
Halal food stops within reach. Excellent hospitality, a great spot for Muslim travellers. Will definitely recommend to friends and families. Haiza
Another place ranked as one of the top Muslim-friendly accommodations by travellers in Seoul, the Eid Muslim Friendly Guesthouse is also located in the Muslim-friendly area of Itaewon. No stay is complete without a visit to the very famous on-site restaurant of the same name, located just 2 km (1.2 miles) from the National Museum of Korea. The restaurant serves authentic Korean food and has been featured on numerous travel sites and blogs for being one of the most recommended Halal eateries in South Korea.
The guesthouse is located near to attractions such as the Shilla Duty-Free Shop and I'Park Mall. It is also just 18 km (11.2 miles) away from Gimpo International Airport. Each of the very homely rooms comes with a private bathroom, complete with all the toiletries and essentials you need.
Eid Muslim Friendly Guesthouse
Address: 67-20, Usadan-ro 4-gil, Yongsan-gu, Yongsan-Gu, 140-824 Seoul, South Korea
Price: from 90 USD
Staff was lovely, location was convenient and breakfast and utilities were provided. Gavin
Located in the very famous district of Gangnam, FN House boasts modern facilities with a very humble interior that includes a shared kitchen, shared lounge and shops within the property. The property, owned by Malaysian-Muslims, provides Halal-friendly facilities such as Halal food and a prayer mat, in each room.
There are several room types available, that you can choose from and the rooms cater to different numbers of people, so if you’re a family looking to have everyone stay in the same room, then look no further! WIFI can also be enjoyed, throughout the property.
FN House is located close to several attractions, including the COEX Mall, Seven Luck Casino and more. It is also 21 km (13 miles) away from Gimpo International Airport.
Address: 634-8, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Gangnam-Gu, 135-895 Seoul, South Korea
Price: from 36 USD
I loved the atmosphere and the people, they were very welcoming. The hostel was very clean and nice. Although my stay there was short I was so sad to leave because we were all like family. Namkha
Probably the most strategically located guesthouse in South Korea, the G Guesthouse in Itaewon is just a one minute walk from Itaewon Subway Station and a 15-minute drive from Seoul Station. They boast a rooftop garden in which guests can enjoy BBQs while enjoying the spectacular views of the very famous N Seoul Tower.
Each room comes with A/C, lockers and a bathroom, including toiletries and towels. Guests have access to a shared kitchen and a dining area where complimentary breakfast is served by staff, every morning. The property also offers mobile phone rental services and they have movie nights every Thursdays!
The property is located just a 3-minute walk away from the Seoul Central Mosque and being in Itaewon, you will find several Halal eateries within a short walking distance away from the property. There are also Qibla markings provided in the room! Additionally, Gimpo Airport is a 35-minute drive and Incheon Airport is a one hour drive away.
G Guesthouse Itaewon
Address: 131-11 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-Gu, 140-858 Seoul, South Korea
Price: from 58 USD
Access: One minute walk from Itaewon Subway Station
Happy Halal Holiday!
I hope this list of Muslim-friendly accommodation in Seoul, Korea has helped you in planning your next trip. Book one of these accommodations to enjoy halal-friendly restaurants, prayer rooms and mosques, on your next visit!