Seoul is the buzzing and thriving economic capital of South Korea. Situated on the Han River, Seoul’s history stretches back more than two thousand years. In more recent years, it has become a central hub for technology manufacturing, finance, and international business. Local attractions highlighting and celebrating Korean culture and history include the National Museum of Korea, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Namsangol Hanok Village, the Seoul Museum of Art and the War Memorial Museum. Despite being a large metropolis, Seoul is surrounded by mountains and valleys and has many well-known parks that highlight the natural beauty of the region. For solo travelers who are visiting Seoul either for the first time or returning, there is no shortage of things to do and places to see. The extensive public transportation network makes it easy for anyone to navigate the city with ease and convenience. Keep reading to learn more about our recommended top capsule hotels and hostels in Seoul, South Korea.
1. Capsule Hotels in Seoul
This capsule hotel is modern and hospitable, offering a practical and comfortable space for up to two guests in one room. The affordability of this accommodation makes it very popular with previous guests, combined with the great central location in the Gangnam area. While staying here, you will have access to your own private space, closet with digital lock, shared bathroom, fridge, microwave oven and building security. The location is in central Gangman, which makes accessing Inchon Airport very easy. You are also only five minutes away from Shinnonhyun Station and ten minutes from Gangnam and Shinsa Stations. There are also many shops, restaurants, and clubs nearby in the neighborhood, as well as public transportation.
[Capsule Hotel] The Stay Simple#Private in GangnamSeocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This property has 24 rooms available for travelers. Facilities include a restaurant, smoking room, leisure room, massage treatments, gym, sauna, steam room and spa. Gimpo Airport is 17.1km (10.6 miles) away and Seoul Incheon International Airport is 49.8km (30.9 miles) away. Within walking distance, you will find pharmacies, convenience stores, ATMs and hospitals for your convenience.
Metro Spa Cabin
Address: 4F, Jinyang Complex, 120-3, Chungmu-ro 4ga, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Price: from 16 USD
Star Rating: 1 Star
Travelers Review: Good 6.9 (from 421 reviews)
This hotel is convenient for travelers as it is just outside of the Seoul Incheon International Airport. The rooms feature complimentary WiFi, 24-hour security, a 24-hour front desk service and wheelchair accessibility. Options range from single to double bedrooms, with either a shared or private bathroom. Public transportation and convenience stores are nearby as well.
Incheon Airport Capsule Hotel DarakHyu
Address: 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon Airport, Incheon, South Korea, 400-340
Price: from 48.70 USD
Star Rating: 1.5 Star
Capsule Majung is a great value at a central location in Seoul. Rooms come with a private closet, flat-screen TV, shared bathroom and seating area. Additional amenities include free WiFi, airport shuttle, and parking. Local attractions such as the Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, Mario Outlet, l'Park Mall and National Museum of Korea are all within a 5-mile radius (8 km).
This capsule hotel is for female guests only, making it a good option for women who are traveling alone and would like to feel extra secure. The city is easily accessible by public transportation and the Myungdong station is a quick 10-minute walk away. Amenities include towels, linens, and toiletries. Guests will also have access to a shared kitchen and laundry services upon request. The area surrounding this accommodation has plenty of options for dining and entertainment.
★Saving Namsanhostel1 明洞/FEMALE 女子 CAPSULE DORMJung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
7. Hostels in Seoul
This hostel is clean, sophisticated and budget-friendly. Each room has six beds and a shared living space. You’ll have access to shared bathrooms and kitchen as well. Additional amenities include complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, and luggage storage. Exploring the city is easy since the Cheonggyecheon station is steps away. This hostel will be happy to give you recommendations on places to eat or things to do in the area.
1 bed in 6 persons dormitory room for womenSeoul, South Korea
Hostel Haru offers a room that can comfortably accommodate up to three guests, giving you and your party some extra privacy. The rental also includes a private bathroom and kitchen for your convenience. Breakfast, WiFi, and luggage storage are included with your stay. This location is within walking distance of Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Insadong and many restaurants. Previous guests speak highly of the hospitality and cleanliness of the hostel and host.
Hostel Haru Triple Room (Double+Single)Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Haru Hostel also offers accommodations specifically catering to female travelers. This particular room has four beds and shares a bathroom and kitchen. Amenities include free breakfast, cable TV, and WiFi. Within walking distance, you’ll find a variety of restaurants and shopping centers. There are also famous sites such as the Pagoda Park, Myeong-dong, Jogyesa Temple, and Bukchon Hanok Village.
Friends Room For 4 personsJongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This hostel has a modern style and immaculately kept spaces. Four guests can stay in this specific room and will have a private bathroom. Basic amenities such as towels, linens, and toiletries are available. Guests also have shared access to the living room, kitchen, and laundry facilities. The hostel is situated only a 2-minute walk away from Hongik University station. The Hongdae neighborhood offers many local cafés, shops, and restaurants to choose from, as well as easy access to convenience stores and pharmacies.
BINGO HOSTEL HONGDAE - AMapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Four guests can comfortably stay in this hostel near Hongdae. You will have your own private bathroom, access to the rooftop, kitchen and complimentary WiFi. It is also only a 5-minute walk to the Sinchon station and Seogangdae station. The neighborhood itself is very young, hip and lively. There are many universities, popular restaurants, and nightlife options.
5 mins to Hongdae! 4 bed dorm for backpackers!Sinchon, Seoul, South Korea
Wallet-friendly accommodations in the heart of the city
These capsule hotel and hostel options are fantastic for travelers who are in Seoul on business, or for pleasure, and want to save a few extra bucks. While minimal, these accommodations offer clean, quiet and hospitable rooms to lay your head after a long day. They even offer a great way to meet fellow travelers and get to know locals. So, the next time you plan your trip to Seoul, keep these accommodations in mind!
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