19 Best Capsule Hotels In Seoul, South Korea - Updated 2024

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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 romantic places and well-known parks that highlight the natural beauty of the region. For solo travelers who are first-time visitors or repeat visitors to the city, there is no shortage of places to see or things to do alone in Seoul. The extensive public transportation network makes it easy for anyone to navigate the city with ease and convenience. Check out our recommendations for the best capsule hotels in Seoul, South Korea.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

Capsule Hotels in Seoul

1. Metro Spa Cabin (from 16 USD)

Considered the coolest hotel in Seoul, 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)

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2. Capsule Hotel near Incheon Airport (from 48.70 USD)

This capsule hotel near Seoul Airport is convenient for travelers. 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

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3. Capsule Majung (from USD 16)

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).

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4. Female-only capsule hotel

This pod hotel in Seoul 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.

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Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
811 meters (0.6 ft) from N Seoul Tower
93 reviews  
Shared room in guesthouse 30 Beds 1 Bedroom 8 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedroom was cozy and comfy with super thick blanket which can made me warm while sleeping
in fact i like the cabin look like bed it looked so nice and felt cozy
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and as pictured
the place is clean and well-kept
the place is kept clean everyday even the bathrooms and the restrooms
it's cheap clean and cheerful
it's very nice clean and so cute
Host:
host and maid were also helpful
the staff was really friendly and considerate
the staff were friendly and super kind
staff were accommodating helpful and very friendly
bosco is a super great host and always fast response
Location:
its location is really good
the location was great really close to the shopping area
location is great because it is so close to myeong-dong and just walking distance
namsan guesthouse’s location was superb
place is very ideal for a good price
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5. Single House (from USD 11)

Perfect for solo or business travelers, this accommodation in Seoul, South Korea, is a hotel that provides economical yet comfortable accommodation in the city. There are two types of room on offer here - an economy single room and a single room with a shared toilet. Each type of room has a comfortable single bed with bedding, a work desk and a chair, a mini-fridge, toiletries, and storage space. Rooms with an ensuite bathroom have a clean and cozy shower facility. A shared kitchen is also accessible to all guests. Bongeunsa Temple is just 5.1 km (3.1 mi) away from this hotel.

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Single House

Wifi Available

Address: 591, Cheonho-daero, Gwangjin-gu
8.44 km (5.3 mi) from N Seoul Tower

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Internet services Soundproof rooms Heating Fax/photocopying WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

Hostels in Seoul

6. H Hostel Itaewon (from USD 25)

Experience a delightful stay at H HOSTEL Itaewon, where comfort is paramount. Each room is thoughtfully furnished with a convenient desk, ensuring a productive and comfortable stay. Families can enjoy the comfort of spacious family rooms, while all guests have access to a shared lounge where they can unwind and socialize.

The location of the hostel is also a major highlight. With attractions such as Namdaemun Market and the National Museum of Korea within easy reach, you’ll have plenty to explore.

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H HOSTEL Itaewon

9.0 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 103-2 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu
2.21 km (1.4 mi) from N Seoul Tower

Parking Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Heating WiFi Available

7. Hostel Tommy (from USD 25)

Experience a warm welcome at Hostel Tommy, situated in Seoul, South Korea. This remodeled hostel offers a range of accommodations, from private guestrooms to dorm-style rooms. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast and enjoy the convenience of a bar for relaxation and socializing. Keep your clothes fresh with on-site laundry facilities and savor the outdoors on the balcony.

Discover the nearby cultural attractions and dining options of Insa-dong Culture Street and Changdeokgung Palace, located just minutes away. Make the most of your free time in the game room, where you can engage in friendly competition with pool, darts, or ping-pong.

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Hostel Tommy

9.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 66, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu
2.6 km (1.7 mi) from N Seoul Tower

Meeting/banquet facilities Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Family rooms Ironing service Internet services

8. BB Hongdae Line

BB Hongdae Line is a 2-star hostel that offers both private and dormitory-style rooms. These air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an electric kettle, and a refrigerator. Some of these rooms even have a private kitchen. Don’t worry if your accommodation doesn’t include a kitchen as the hotel has a communal kitchen available. There is also a shared lounge area where guests can simply relax.

For those planning to explore Seoul, BB Hongdae Line is only a 5-minute walk from Hongik University Subway Station, a 15-minute walk from various places to eat, and a 15-minute subway ride from the Deoksu Palace.

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BB Hongdae Line This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 242-11, Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu
5.7 km (3.6 mi) from N Seoul Tower

Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Soundproof rooms Tour desk Heating

9. Dream Single House (from USD 16)

Dream Single House offers hassle-free and soothing accommodations for its guests. It has air-conditioned rooms that are furnished with blackout curtains, a closet, a desk, and a shared bathroom with a shower. The front desk offers express check-in and check-out, room service, and luggage storage.

Exploration is also hassle-free as the hotel is not too far away from several restaurants, shops, and attractions. Specifically, it’s only 580 m (1,902 ft) from Boramae Subway Station, 5.5 km (3.4 mi) from the National Museum of Korea, 5.9 km (3.6 mi) from The War Memorial of Korea, and 8.4 km (5.2 mi) from Myeong-Dong Walking Street.

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Dream Single House

7.9 User Rating

Address: 10, Yeouidaebang-ro 36-gil, Dongjak-gu, Gwanak, Seoul, South Korea, 156-020
7.76 km (4.9 mi) from N Seoul Tower

Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available

10. Step Inn Myeongdong 2 (from USD 23)

Step Inn Myeongdong 2 is a 2-star hostel with a shared lounge and kitchen for its guests. Its 24-hour front desk offers concierge services and airport transfers. The hotel has a wide variety of accommodation types that each have its own set of amenities. All of these rooms are air-conditioned and are furnished with flat-screen TVs. Guests also enjoy either a continental or buffet breakfast every day.

Finally, Step Inn Myeongdong 2 is close to several shops as well as attractions, including Myeongdong Cathedral, Namdaemun Market, and Jongmyo Shrine. Restaurants serving mouthwatering foods are also found nearby.

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Seoulite Inn Myeongdong Formerly - Step Inn Myeongdong 2

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 55, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu
1.46 km (1.0 mi) from N Seoul Tower

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Internet services Lift Tour desk

11. THE CAPSULE Myeongdong (from USD 19)

THE CAPSULE Myeongdong features air-conditioned rooms that are furnished with a seating area, desk, and shared bathroom. All of these rooms have a wonderful view of the city. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s shared lounge and private parking.

Conveniently, the hotel is located in downtown Seoul, which means that it’s only a kilometer (0.6 miles) away from Bangsan Market, 1.9 km (1.1 mi) away from Jongmyo Shrine, and 2 km (1.2 mi) away from Namdaemun Market. It’s also minutes away from Inhyeon Children’s Park, Chun Young Kim’s House, and Myeongdong Cathedral.

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THE CAPSULE Myeongdong

7.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 31-9, Toegye-ro 45-gil, Jung-gu
1.67 km (1.1 mi) from N Seoul Tower

Parking Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Heating Luggage storage

12. 57 Myeongdong Hostel (from USD 88)

57 Myeongdong Hostel offers not only cheap accommodations but also a number of services for its guests to enjoy. The shared lounge area has a water purifier, internet-connected computers, and laundry facilities. If you’re looking for a place to relax, the rooftop terrace is a great place to go. The shared kitchen provides guests with a continental breakfast every day. As for its rooms, the hotel outfits its rooms with a flat-screen TV, a clothes rack, and a private bathroom with a shower.

The property is close to the Myeongdong shopping district, Seoul Animation Center, Keumsan Gallery, and Myeongdong Subway Station.

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57 Myeongdong Hostel

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 13F, 57, Myeongdong 2-gil, Jung-gu
1.17 km (0.8 mi) from N Seoul Tower

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Soundproof rooms Heating

13. Seoul Cube Itaewon (from USD 27)

Despite its nature as a capsule hostel, Seoul Cube Itaewon provides a little bit more for its guests. Its air-conditioned rooms are outfitted with soundproofing and a patio that showcases a beautiful view of the garden. There are also family rooms with a private bathroom available.

Guests can also enjoy common facilities like the shared kitchen, lounge, and garden. As for nearby places to visit, this accommodation is less than 5 km (3.1 mi) away from The Shilla Duty-Free Shop Main Store and Namdaemun Market.

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Seoul Cube Itaewon

8.0 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 8, Usadan-ro 14-gil, Yongsan-gu,
2.05 km (1.3 mi) from N Seoul Tower

Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Heating Luggage storage

14. Luxury room

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, making this one of the best hostels in Seoul. This hostel will be happy to give you recommendations on the best places to eat in Seoul or the most popular things to do in the area.

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Seoul, South Korea
2.02 km (1.3 mi) from N Seoul Tower
23 reviews  
Shared room in hostel 6 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
big room with comfortable bed 6 people live together do not feel crowed
Cleanliness:
good clean in expectation good communication
it's very clean and the location is nice
Host:
nice staff introduce hostel very clearly
the staff is very helpful and friendly
host was perfect- i had a little hiccup locating the entrance to haru
Location:
close to seoul station which is nice because that line goes to the airport
location is great- it is lose to gyeongbokkung and myeongdong (15 mins walk for me)
the hostel is in a great location they also have a kitchen with free breakfast in the morning
amazing location fabulous staff and top notch accommodation
i like haru for really good location cleanliness and very comfortable rooms
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15. Triple room in Hostel Haru (from USD 128)

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.

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Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
2.06 km (1.3 mi) from N Seoul Tower
2 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in hostel 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

16. Single female-only bed in Haru Hostel

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. The city’s Instagrammable spots, such as Pagoda Park, Myeong-dong, Jogyesa Temple, and Bukchon Hanok Village, are near the property as well.

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Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
2.01 km (1.3 mi) from N Seoul Tower
5 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Shared room in hostel 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
other than that the hostel was very clean and in a great location
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17. Centrally located hostel

If you’re looking for a cheap stay in Seoul, then consider this hostel. It 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.

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Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
5.16 km (3.3 mi) from N Seoul Tower
159 reviews  
Entire house 11 Beds 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the shower and internet worked great too
room a is comfortable for a group of 4
it was a nice and cozy place to stay
Cleanliness:
it is clean and affordable
clean and spacious common area
clean accessible and convenient
place is clean and cosy
the room is big and clean and comfortable
Host:
host is very nice
the host is very helpful
the host is very friendly
the host are so nice
the host was nice and answered any questions or concerns i had
Location:
it’s a good location near metro
good location near subway and store
great place great location
good house and location for the value
located where you can easily go to hongdae shopping street
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18. Dorm near Hongdae

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.

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Sinchon, Seoul, South Korea
4.62 km (2.9 mi) from N Seoul Tower
8 reviews  
Shared room in hostel 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

19. Capsule hotel in Gangman

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.

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Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
6.04 km (3.8 mi) from N Seoul Tower
137 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really enjoyed my stay stylish interior clean and simple and the heater really helped me sleep through the night
just be sure to explain you want the capsule if they try to give you the downstairs room
Cleanliness:
very clean and very modern
really clean and is exactly what it shows in the photos
the place is clean and easy to find / locate
the place is really nice and clean jungwoo always responded very quickly
small room but white and clean very suitable for personal short-term staying biggest advantage is the cleaness
Host:
host communication is biggest area for improvement
Location:
easy public transportation very close by
the location was easy to find and close to a cvs and bus station/subway station
and i also liked the location
great value nice location easy check-in
close to metro station clean and spacious capsules
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Wallet-friendly accommodations in the heart of the city

These pod hotels in Seoul are fantastic for travelers who want to skip the boutique hotels 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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