Being the first designated special tourist zone in Seoul, Itaewon plays a special role in welcoming foreigners to the Land of Morning Calm, South Korea. Known for being a multicultural district, you can taste authentic cuisine from around the globe at any of the 40 restaurants on World Food Street, or enjoy a cosmopolitan nightlife unlike other parts of Seoul. This is the place to be if you are missing home while being away in a foreign land. If visiting the district is not enough to cure your homesickness, why not choose to book an Airbnb accommodation in Itaewon instead? There are plenty of accommodation options that cater to varied group sizes so you can all stay together in a single apartment for a fun-filled trip in Seoul. In this article, I will introduce you to the top 15 Airbnbs in Itaewon, categorised by couple, small or big group getaway, to consider for your next Seoul-ful trip!
1. For the intimate couple or BFF getaway
Located just 2 minutes away from Itaewon Subway Station exit 4, Noel’s Guest House provides you with a cosy Korean-style room for a comfortable rest at night. Experience traditional Korean living where you sleep on the large futon mattress fit for 2 persons with heated floor (ondol). Shared spaces in the guest house include the bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen and areas like rooftop garden, tea room and TV common area for you to meet up and interact with other like-minded travellers.
Being centrally located in Itaewon with easy access to subway and buses means you have convenient access to a variety of restaurants, shopping stores, bars and nightclubs in the hip neighbourhood, as well as major attractions in the city. The best part of staying at Noel’s is the friendly host who is ever ready to assist in your every need, including recommending the best places for food or sightseeing in the country. So book a room at Noel’s Guest House if you want to enjoy the warmth of locals in a convenient neighbourhood at wallet-friendly prices.
(E)ITAEWON-Private Traditional RoomSeoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Top guest reviewsi had work to do and the wifi was strong and stablethe 'a/c' in the room we stayed in didn't exactly blow even cool airi'm a breakfast kind of person so the free coffee and eggs was awesome for me:) and simple bread&egg breakfast at rooftop would be unforgettable memory so nice~~the room was as pictured and it was nice and warm thanks to the heated matthe place is clean warm and noel takes care of her guests very wellgood cozy clean' the bathroom is outside it would be a little unconvinent in winterit was comfy and cleanthe room that i stayed is a private room very tidy and cleanthe place although small is clean and in a very good location
Host:our host made us feel very welcomenoel was a great hostnoel was the perfect hostnoel is a very nice host that introduce what we should go in seoulnice place with friendly hostRead more reviewsgood location just 2min walk from subway stationit was pretty close to subway stationcomfortable good location cozyi love the location of this placethe location is very central and close to shopping attractions and the metro station
If you prefer to stay in a private apartment but still wish to stay with friendly locals, check out So’s private room housed in a sleek apartment just 50 metres (164 feet) from Itaewon Subway Station exit 3. The lovely host So stays in the 2-bedroom apartment on the fifth floor with you hence she will be able to attend to your needs quickly and ensures your stay remains comfortable throughout.
Enjoy your morning coffee and complimentary breakfast together with So while chatting about anything under the sun with her. Discuss your travel plans with So to allow her to provide more insider tips, in addition to what you can find out from the Seoul guidebook provided in the room. Staying with So certainly makes a fruitful trip with such a superb location surrounded by gourmet restaurants, hippy bars etc while being able to live like a local in a cosy and chic apartment.
Your Place in Seoul's Hot Spot 2Min Itaewon stn!서울, 용산구, South Korea
Top guest reviewsthe room was very comfortable with heated floors and an electric blanket to ward off the winter's coldnice view from the window and charming apartmentthe room i had was small but the view was very welcoming and lovelybeautiful little apartment in a great little pocket in south koreathe bed was heated ( ) and there was a relaxing living area full of plantsapartment was clean nice and cozythe place was clean and nicecomfortable bed and clean roomit was really quiet and cleanthe apartment is organised clean and comfortable
Host:she was da best host everiso was a great hostso is a great hosthost iso was lovely and i felt right at homeiso was a super awesome hostRead more reviewsgreat location and very accessible from itaewon stationgreat place to stay since the location is a minute-walk away from itaewon stationthe location is good and the underground is very closegreat place at a great locationvery close to the station and also a lot of delicious food options in walking distance
Angler’s House is a compact 1-bedroom apartment within short walking distance to Itaewon main street, subway station and bus stop. While the amiable host In-Sik, wife, and daughter trio, do not stay in the same house as you, you need not worry about the promptness of their service. Not only do they go out of the way to make sure your needs are attended to quickly, they will also go the extra mile by placing handy notes around the house with clear detailed instructions on how to use each amenity. Despite being located close to all the action in the neighbourhood, the apartment is surprisingly quiet so you can rest comfortably after a long day out.
Angler's House - Within 3minutes from Itaewon STYongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Top guest reviewswe really loved the heater flooringthe house is lovely same as per published photos and the facilities are greatin the heart of itaewon and it's quiet and comfortable place to stayotherwise is very good room with alot of towel kitchenthe room was comfortable for two peopleplace very clean and quietgreat clean cozy and comfortable placequiet and cleanhouse is clean and place is very quietvery clean and would 100% recommend
Host:owners very friendlyowner was very quick in his responses and helpfulfriendly owners as wellthe host owner she very good take care of usvery kind and friendly hostRead more reviewsa great location in itaewongreat location space was cutegreat location literally 5 mins away from the station and main districtperfect location near bus station subway station and shop housesgreat location and very nice place
If you are a party-goer and love to join in the exciting nightlife in Itaewon, Yongjoo’s studio apartment is strategically located near all the trendy bars and restaurants you can find. In addition, it is a quick 2-minute walk to the subway station and bus stop, so you can get to all the attractions you wish in Seoul. The studio apartment may appear to be too small for some, but it is immaculate and cosy at a great price point for 2. Furthermore, feel safe and secure throughout your stay as there are three separate locked doors to access before one can get to the studio. Best of all, Yongjoo is a wonderful host who is responsive, helpful and flexible to different needs of guests.
Yongjoo’s studio apartment
Price: from 50.30 USD
Number of Guests: 2
2. For small family or group of up to 4 persons travelling together
Besides offering cosy twin-sharing rooms described above, you may also book a bunk bedroom at Noel’s Guest House if you are traveling in a group of 4. Enjoy the same convenience and hospitable service right in the heart of Itaewon, while being able to stay in affordable yet comfortable space as a group. Outside the guest house, Itaewon offers visitors an interesting myriad of cultures with cosmopolitan shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Inside the cosy guest house, join in the friendly conversations with fellow travelers from all over the world as you relish in a delectable Korean BBQ meal at its cool rooftop!
(C)Crazy Price!-ITAEWON-Just Enjoy3Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Top guest reviewsthe rooms feature a/c which was nice to beat the intense humidity outsidemy room was clean and the air conditioner was wonderful in the summer heatroom looked exactly like the picturesthe comfort room was spacious enoughthe room was clean and decentit was clean comfortable and had nice amenitiesthe place was clean and my things were safe when my friend and i left our things there
Host:noel is a really nice hostthe host was knowledgable helpful and nicenoel was a wonderful hostnoel is a great hostnoel is simply the friendliest and helpful host i've ever hadRead more reviewsnice location place very cosy feelingconsidering the price and location this place is definitely worth bookingthe place has a good locationthe location is great and it is within 3 minutes of the subwaythe location was very central and a great area to go out in at night
Situated just a minute’s walk from Itaewon Subway Station exit 3, Michael’s lovely apartment gives you fantastic access to public transportation to get around the city. Michael will personally wait for you at the subway station so he can escort you to check into the cosy space, to make sure you arrive safe and sound. Feel a warm welcome as you enter the apartment vibrantly painted with cheery furnishings. While the apartment is compact, it contains everything you may need at home, such as the stove, microwave, kettle and hairdryer. In addition, with a pub right beside the apartment, chilling out late into the night is definitely a breeze for party animals!
Michael’s lovely apartment
Price: from 99 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Located up the hill just 4 minutes away from Itaewon Subway Station, Dony’s studio apartment ensures a peaceful and quiet stay, while being close to public transportation as well as shops, restaurants and, entertainment in the bustling neighbourhood. There is a double bed and extra single bed that sleeps 3 guests comfortably. The bathroom and kitchen are not only immaculate but also equipped with everything you need such as toiletries, towels, hairdryer, kitchen utensils and microwave oven. A washing machine is also available should you need to do your laundry.
Being a professional ballerino, Dony is the best person to ask for recommendations about arts performances in Korea. In fact, he is glad to be of assistance about almost anything, particularly noteworthy restaurants and club art museums. To sweeten the stay, even more, the studio apartment is right next to the Korean bathhouse. That means after all the fun partying in Itaewon, you can relax with a rejuvenating traditional bath conveniently!
Dony’s studio apartment
Price: from 79.20 USD
Number of Guests: 3
Right smack in the middle of the bustling Itaewon district is Stanley’s large 2-bedroom apartment, contemporarily furnished with traditional Korean touches. One bedroom is fitted with a Western-style king size bed while the other is fitted with traditional king size futon bedding. Itaewon Subway Station exit 4 is just a stone’s throw away and surrounded by tons of restaurants and bars for utmost convenience. In a built-up neighbourhood like this, you would be pleasantly surprised to find a pretty garden outside the apartment, as well as a fully furnished wood terrace to chill out. In addition, Stanley will be more than happy to bring you in and around Seoul on weekends if you notify him in advance of your intention. He is certainly committed to providing you an excellent stay. Staying with a superhost at Garden Stay in Itaewon definitely makes the trip a Seoul-ful one!
1min from Itaewon St. Newly Renovated.YongSan-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
Top guest reviewslots of space and very nice to have a washer in the roomthe terrace looked cozy with many kinds of flowers so that i could enjoy the springi enjoyed 2 glasses of wine with candles on the table in the patio before i went to bedthe rooms were spacious and furnished with antiques and traditional beddings which my foreign friends lovedthe best thing of this apartment is that it has the gaden with a fine viewvery clean and cozyhis house was very clean and comfortablethe kitchen was quite clean and well-equippedthe apartment was clean and almost felt like a hotelclean room cozy space and fresh terrace
Host:stanley was a very nice hoststanley was a great hoststanley was a great hostquick responding from a very friendly host stanleystanley is was a great hostRead more reviewsexcellent location subway station and trendy places are near bythe location is great just few minutes away from subway and clubsreally close to nightlife perfect proximity to clubs and barsit was in a fantastic locationgreat location - super central to itaewon and 5 min walk to the itaewon subway stop
Hasung’s 2-bedroom apartment is situated in a quiet alley just off the main street of Itaewon, a short walk to the subway station and commercial activities in the neighbourhood. As you enter the cosy apartment, you will feel right at home as it makes use of lovely warm lighting, chic artwork, fresh plants and flowers to create a homely atmosphere. The house is well-maintained and equipped with amenities you would have in your own home such as washing machine and other laundry supplies, hairdryer, fresh towels, toiletries and a fully-equipped kitchen for your cooking and dining needs. Of course, you will definitely appreciate the convenience of being close to many bars and clubs yet being able to enjoy a quiet sleep at night.
*OPENING* Cozy+Stylish 2br Next to Itaewon StationYongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Top guest reviewswifi has a good speedwe were worried that it would be cold but the house heater & hot water worked very wellthe apartment was clean and modern with nice little touches like shampoo/body wash cotton pads tea etcsuper clean spacious apartmenteverything was clean and in placeit’s a great space clean and comfortablethe flat was spotless clean and communication with hasung was fast and always efficientthe linen towels and place were clean and plenty of spare too if needed
Host:the host is very helpfulhasung was the perfect hostand lastly hasung is a wonderful hosthasung was a very communicative and respectful hosthasung was super helpful and a good hostRead more reviewsgreat location and cozy placehasung’s place is in a great location in itaewonthe location was great cozy and warm placeeasy to find great location in itaewon in the middle of everythinggreat space in brilliant location
3. For big family or group of more than 4 persons travelling together
Ideally situated in the heart of Itaewon, Terry & Elaine’s large 2-bedroom apartment is designed with the comfort of international travelers in mind. Besides all the amenities one should have at home, such as Wi-Fi, towels, toiletries, air-conditioning and heating system, you will be happy to know that there is an awesome rooftop which you can access for stunning views of the neighbourhood. Or you can also relax in the balcony when you can’t do so at the rooftop due to bad weather. Have fun playing a game or two at the Foosball table near the entrance with your travel companions. Just relax and enjoy the apartment like your own home during your stay. If you need any help or tips for some adventure, simply approach the friendly hosts for help!
R&R in spacious 2br house w/ rooftop @ ItaewonYongsan gu, Seoul, South Korea
Top guest reviewseasy walk-up to the apartment amenities are just as describedexactly as described basic apartment in the heart of the very lively area of itaewon enjoyed our staythe house is fully equipped for a comfortable staybathroom was a little weird no divider between with toilet and shower but wasn't a problem for usmy fiance and i had a wonderful stay for two nights in this apartmentapartment was clean and the hosts terry and elaine were super responsive and helpful all the timesapartment looks better in the pictures than it is (more new more fresh more clean)
Host:the host was so fast to respond to questions highly recommendthe apartment itself is quite spacious for seoul and the hosts were responsive upon check-inhost is very easy going and helpful providing alot of useful local tipsterry and elaine are great hostssuper friendly and quick to reply super comfortable and felt very welcomingRead more reviewsthe location is ideal for this super funky neighbourhoodnevertheless the location is perfectwonderful location very easy to get to from the airport by bus or trainamazing location very central to all itaewon attractionssuper location and very comfortable
Perched on a hill off the main street of Itaewon, Dony’s nojoke house is perfect for big groups who would like to enjoy the convenience of staying together in a large space in a bustling district. Lots of entertainment clubs, restaurants, convenience store and even foreigner-friendly supermarkets are within a 5 minutes’ walk from the clean and stylish house. While free Wi-Fi is almost a necessity at Airbnb accommodation these days, Dony’s house scores a notch by providing you with a laptop with free Wi-Fi to use. Furthermore, when you just want to rest and relax in the apartment, make your way up to the furnished rooftop, and soak in the alluring views over the iconic Namsan!
Itaewon Station 3 minutes walk nojoke house/2RoomSeoul, Yongsan-gu, South Korea
Top guest reviewsgreat apartment with lots of space and a good living room setupvery clean space as wellclean nice place in itaewaonthe apartment was clean upon arrivaldony’s place was very clean and spaciousi found it to be very clean as well
Host:dony as a host was the bestdony was a great host and very attentivedony is also really friendlydony was also a great host:) super nice and promptdony was a great host and helped with whatever i neededRead more reviewsthe location was excellentvery good location 3mins walk to the stationit is pretty close to the subway station toothe location was also greatthe location of the apartment is perfect
Tucked away from the bustling nightlife in Itaewon, yet close enough to access public transport, fanciful restaurants and bars, Mike’s 2-bedroom apartment is a cosy place to call home in Seoul. With two queen size beds and one single bed, the clean and self-contained apartment is spacious enough for five adults traveling together. The entire living space is minimalist design style, fitted with lots of wooden furniture and calm lights to evoke a clean-cut yet cozy feel. Concerned that you may need to lug your heavy luggage up many flights of stairs before you reach the apartment, just like many other units you have come across in Seoul? No worries! Mike’s apartment is situated on the ground floor so you have barrier-free easy access to rest and relax in the cosy home!
Cozy Two Rooms, Nearby Itaewon STNYongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Top guest reviewsair conditioner and water heater work perfectlythe apartment has useful appliances like air-conditioners and washing machinewifi connection good beds were comfortable and right in the heart of itaewonthe beds were larger than expected as shown from the pictures and we were pleasantly surprisedthe house was cozy and comfortable though it was slightly squeezy for 5 adultsmike’s place was clean comfortable and quietthe 2br unit was spacious clean and fully self containedwe had to clean the rooms thoroughly on the first daythe room is clean and equipped with facilities such as washing machine and kitcheneverything is nice clean cozy and the location is very good
Host:mike is the best hostthe host were kind and very understandingthank you mike for being a good host to usthank you mike for being a good host to usmike is a great and understanding hostRead more reviewscomfortable and close to metrothe location is great very near to itaewon stationgreat location 5 mins away from itaewon stationthe location is great near to the subway stationlocation was super close to itaewon station exit 4 and some bus stops
On a tight budget yet prefer to book a private apartment where you can stay together as a group? Check out Patrick’s barely one-year-old private one-room apartment, located 8 minutes by foot from Itaewon Subway Station. Everything in the apartment is brand new and the lights in the room are specially designed to give you the relaxing feel at night. The apartment is spacious with ample room for four beds, a sofa, kitchen and dining area. This is definitely a real bargain you won’t want to miss if you want to be close to all the fun and excitement in Itaewon!
Patrick’s private one-room apartment
Price: from 34.20 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Opened in January 2017, M.O.S.C. (Mansion Of Seoul Community) Itaewon Guest House is strategically located in the heart of Itaewon. There are a total of seven bedrooms in the elegantly furnished house, complete with an airy rooftop where you can soak in beautiful night views of Seoul and the Namsan landmark. Furthermore, with 6.5 bathrooms in the house, there is no need to worry about someone hogging the bathroom and holding others up. You will also appreciate the complimentary drinks and snacks in the well-stocked kitchen upstairs, as well as free laundry service. Definitely a boon for long-stay guests!
M.O.S.C. Itaewon - Bright, newly renovated houseYongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Top guest reviewshowever it would be better if theres a tv at the common areabathrooms were also clean and easy to usemattress and bed sheets are clean and comfortablehouse is always clean and well equipped with basic necessitieshad a great stay at mj's place it was clean tidy and comfortableclean tidy and the mattress is heavenly
Host:mj was a great hostmj was an amazing hostmj is an amazing hosthe's a great hostmj was a great host and really answered our questions quite promptlyRead more reviewsi think the location is pretty great as the subway and even bus stops were easily accessiblehis place is also near a good 24 hour ramen place just 5 minutes awaylove the space and the layout of the placei would definitely recommend this place as its also right next to the action :)mosc was a great place to stay close to bars and restaurants and we really enjoyed our stay
If you are traveling in a slightly smaller group of up to 8 persons, Yacht Guesthouse is another great choice to consider. Rent the entire third floor of the guest house, which is like a self-contained apartment, with a 3-bunk-bed dormitory room, a twin room, living room and bathroom, so you can enjoy the needed-privacy as a group. Feel free to use the common kitchen or mingle with other guests at the rooftop terrace. Of course, the best part of staying in Yacht Guesthouse is the exemplary service by Uncle Gene and his staff. They will also be happy to bring you on an insightful walking tour in Seoul if you wish!
Price: from 240.70 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Feel at home in these top Airbnbs in the exotic Itaewon neighbourhood
Itaewon is the most culturally diverse district you can find in Seoul, and it definitely appeals to international travelers with such a lively dining, shopping and entertainment scene. There is so much you can see and do here, booking a stay in the exotic neighbourhood is certainly worth the while. And nothing beats staying in an Airbnb where you get to interact with the locals. Go ahead to plan that Seoul-ful trip by booking one of these best Airbnbs in Itaewon now!
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