Top 17 Unique Airbnb Vacation Rentals In South Korea - Updated 2023

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Popular and well-loved, Seoul may be the most famous due to its vibrant culture, malls, and drop-dead gorgeous idols, but the other states that make up this lively Korean peninsula aren’t falling behind either. Feast your eyes on scenic landscapes, visit attractions with more than 500 years worth of history and tradition, and let an explosion of flavor burst in your mouth as you try some of Asia’s most delicious cuisines. South Korea also has modern establishments such as shopping malls, proving that it is a country with a perfect blend of modern and rustic. Night markets are also a great experience with a variety of offerings and lots of fun. Have a taste of Korea’s glimmering night sky and serene sea coast. Don’t wait any longer and check out these best Airbnb vacation rentals in South Korea.

1. Lemon House in Gwangju-si (from USD 190)

This unique Airbnb vacation rental is built in the foothills of Mt. Bulgok and offers a true retreat in nature. In the bedroom, look out the lemon-shaped window and enjoy a view of nature, or go to the reading and music space, which also has a large glass window, and curl up with a book. The property sits beside an Atelier, perfect for art lovers.

Start your mornings with a walk through the beautiful garden and if you’re up to it, complete the 1.5-hour hiking route through the garden. Afterward, make sure to take a soothing soak in the hot tub.

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Opo-eup, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
3.19 km (2.0 mi) from Yuldong Park
612 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning house and breath-taking views breakfast was really well prepared
loved the artwork loved the layout enjoyed the trails and what a tasty and beautiful breakfast thanks younghee
everything was spotless and well taken care of
the home is fashionable big clean and very comfortable
our hosts were also wonderful
nice hosts with insights and breakfast with great care
she is an amazing host and an amazing artist
they were friendly kind and very helpful
the host is superb and they are very caring people to accommodate our need
we spent the first weekend of 2015 in a very special place: lemon house in gwangju gyeonggi-do
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2. Beautiful home with a charming garden in Goseong (from USD 92)

If you’re looking for a charming home in the midst of nature, this is the place to stay in South Korea. Set amidst nature with plenty of surrounding trees and within walking distance of Sangjogam County Park, which features beautiful coastal views. While the property is in nature, there are still plenty of attractions nearby such as the Goseong Dinosaur Museum. In the mornings, you can enjoy your morning coffee on the terrace. The rental also offers barbecue essentials such as charcoal and a grill for 20,000 KRW (14.84 USD).

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Hai-myeon, Goseong, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
288.61 km (179.4 mi) from Yuldong Park
6 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Pension 1 Bed 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

3. Studio-type hostel room in Ganghyeon-myeon (from USD 86)

Located near Mt. Sorak and Naksan Beach, this lodging in South Korea is close to various sightseeing spots in Sokcho. The rooms are furnished in an open-concept manner, with fresh sheets and linens that will make you never want to get up. Though the standard occupancy of the room is two people, guests are free to squeeze in a third party on the full-sized bed if they have an additional guest. Hence, the number of guests for this listing is three instead of two. Soak in the soothing and bubbling hot tub while admiring the splendid views from the large windows; for the host has provided the basic toiletries needed for an incredible stay. Guests are also offered free breakfast at the hostel cafe and are allowed to do their laundry for free as there is a washing machine in the room.

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Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang, Gangwon Province, South Korea
149.49 km (92.9 mi) from Yuldong Park
54 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Pension 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
the room was very nice and spaceous with an amazing view
the owners were very friendly and helpful
an were very very friendly and made us feel at home immediately
they were so warm kind and generous that we will definitely come back for another stay
easy 10 minute access to seokcho city and 15 minutes from seoraksan national park
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4. Bright haven in Naju (from USD 127)

Watch the sunrise in the morning and the sunset at night while staying in the sunroom of this haven. A transparent ceiling allows guests to feel like they’re in a fairy tale. For those who love cooking meals, this place will certainly be a delight as it comes furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. A microwave, a stove, dinnerware, a coffee maker, and even a rice cooker are all available to make it easier for you to cook. Step up your lunch party by having a cookout using the outdoor grill.

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Daeho-dong, Naju, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
260.94 km (162.2 mi) from Yuldong Park
447 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

5. Simple abode in Sanggwan-myeon surrounded by forest (from USD 124)

This quaint home surrounded by a forest is the perfect couples’ retreat. It comes with all the necessities of a home, including Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Bathroom essentials and bed sheets will also be provided. For an extra fee, guests can make use of the charcoal grill and roast some marshmallows underneath the starry sky.

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Sanggwan-myeon, Wanju-gun, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
183.93 km (114.3 mi) from Yuldong Park
360 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

6. Cottage in Geojin-eup with street parking (from USD 159)

This cottage for four that overlooks a lake is the perfect getaway in Geojin-eup. There is a lawn filled with lush greenery and a seating area where guests can lounge around and breathe in some fresh air. The living room is large and spacious and offers a TV for entertainment. There are two bedrooms with floor mattresses, allowing you to experience a special lifestyle. For a unique accommodation in South Korea, choose this lovely cottage.

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Geojin-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon Province, South Korea
164.61 km (102.3 mi) from Yuldong Park
265 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
the hosts were exceptional very helpful and lovely
the hosts are really thoughtful and friendly
it was the most beautiful location we visited in korea so far
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7. Four-star apartment in Seoul (from 29 USD)

Clean, comfy, and located in a safe neighborhood, this cheap Airbnb in Seoul, South Korea, is just a five-minute walk away from the nearest subway line (Hyochang Park Station). Apart from the inviting queen bed that sits in your vibrant private room, enjoy also the cute wallpaper and decorations that line this snuggly space. Take a refreshing shower in your very own personal bathroom; a nice soak in the bubbling hot tub will never go wrong after a long day of keen adventure. Chill out in the shared spaces too - the living room is cozy if you are craving for a nice spot to curl in while catching some TV, and the fully-equipped kitchen is fully-stocked if you are yearning for a home-cooked meal. Make yourself feel at home and at ease, for this lovely vacation rental has everything you need for the most comfortable stay.

Safety and clean apartment 4 stars in Seoul

Address: Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea (see map)

Price: from 29 USD

Number of Guests: 1

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8. Comfortable Irin's House in Goyang (from 49 USD)

Just four stops to KINTEX sits this lovely and minimalist Airbnb vacation rental fully-equipped with all the modern facilities. Complete with a snuggly loft area located upstairs; be greeted by a firm full-size bed and mini workspace area. Laze around the living area and enjoy the free Wi-Fi throughout the house, for it is fast and dependable if the TV isn’t showing any of your favourite shows. There is also a fully-equipped and stocked kitchen. Whip up a meal if you feel that you are already sick of dining out, and the bar counter is a good spot to devour any tasty delicacies. Note that the host did not upload any pictures of the second bed, so please ask her for some pictures before you book the actual rental.

Irin's House(아이린하우스)

Address: Ilsandong-gu, Gyeonggi-do Goyang-si, South Korea (see map)

Price: from 49 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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9. Tree wood home in Jeju Island (from 49 USD)

A unique and extraordinary Airbnb removable assembly house made of Hinoki, experience what it is like living with trees in this secluded accommodation in Jeju Island, South Korea. Extremely cooling with no humidity at all, breathe in the fresh smell of trees up close as you reside in this tree wood home for two. The large windows make the home bright - the sunlight fluttering in slowly into the many open spaces. Wake up from a soundless slumber on the comfy full-sized bed, and help yourself to coffee that the hosts have so generously provided. A fully-equipped kitchen is always ready for use whenever you are ready, and the bathroom is sparkling clean with all the necessary toiletries provided. The house is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood, with many convenience stores nearby.

Thorn tree wood pension

Address: Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea (see map)

Price: from 49 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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10. Small and cosy cottage in Gyeongnam (from 62 USD)

Relax and chill out in a calming and tranquil oasis in this small rustic cottage detached from a bigger main house. Secluded and intimate, take the chance to stroll amidst the lovely Jiri-mountain and fields. Once you enter the cottage, be welcomed by the wooden walls and floors that cover this cosy space throughout, the full-sized bed a good size for two people to sleep comfortably in. Despite having bucolic interiors, the bathroom is modern and stylish with a separate shower area. Though it is unfortunate that this cosy cottage does not have a kitchen where you can whip up your own meals; the number of tasty foods and restaurants that line almost every street in Korea makes it not so unfortunate anymore. Help yourself to the clean and basic amenities that the hosts have so generously prepared, and enjoy this private and serene countryside Airbnb stay!

소보루 Guest house SOBOROO

Address: Agyang-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea (see map)

Price: from 62 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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11. Secluded rooftop home in Seoul (from 75 USD)

Located in the heart of Itaewon in Seoul lies a calming and relaxing Airbnb rooftop apartment in which you can call home. Marvel at how peaceful and secluded the neighbourhood is from the large windows inside, a wonderful sight for those desperate to escape from the hectic city. Complete with a bedroom, bathroom and a private rooftop all to yourself; this cosy home is perfect for solo travellers or couples. Apart from the spacious queen bed in the single bedroom, the sofa is also able to double up as an additional bed if needed. All rooms are heated up by floor heating systems so the whole house becomes very warm and cosy; and extremely comfy during chilly nights. Feel free to whip up a home-cooked meal with the fully equipped kitchen, or catch some TV while being snuggled up as there is Cable TV.

Cozy Rooftop House @ ITAEWON

Address: Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea (see map)

Price: from 75 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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12. Modern and stylish apartment in Seoul (from 245 USD)

Located in the fancier area in Seoul, Cheongdam is a place where most K-Pop stars reside in. Just five minutes from the scenic Han River and close proximity to SM Entertainment (think EXO and SHINee), this stylish and modern spacious Airbnb vacation rental is perfect for K-Pop fans. In fact, a lot of movies and soap operas have been filmed here due to its bright and spacious interior, as well as its panoramic view of the Han River from many of the bedrooms. Decked with all the modern amenities with your comfort in mind; choose between the three luxurious bedrooms with full-sized beds. Enjoy also the two bathrooms and workspace area for the busy businessman, as well as the fully-equipped kitchen for the pickiest of chefs.

*3rooms&2bathroom-4~6pax *Panoramic HAN river view

Address: Samseongdong/COEX, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea (see map)

Price: from 245 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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13. Spacious and luxurious escapade in Jeonju

In South Korea, this unique Airbnb is the perfect home base for those who want to explore the city since it is situated close to restaurants, cinemas, and shopping spots. The expansive living area is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing natural light to enter and providing beautiful views of the area. It is beautifully designed and offers a luxurious and calming atmosphere. Guests can stay in the bedroom that comes fitted with enough beds to promise a good night’s rest.

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Jungang-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
173.23 km (107.7 mi) from Yuldong Park
438 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
the space was clean and modern
clean place with many things to do around the neighborhood
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14. Charming private studio in Seoul

Live like a local here in this fully-equipped and newly-renovated Airbnb private studio. This charming neighbourhood in Seoul is where all most locals reside in; along with a stunning river where you can take a stroll at every morning. Just two minutes away from the E-MART (Big Market) and five minutes to the nearest subway station (Eung-Am), this lovely and vibrant cosy studio is generously stuffed by your generous hosts with free breakfast, Korean instant noodles, cutlery for eating and the basic toiletries. The vacation rental studio sits two single beds each with beautiful sheets and linens, the whole space a vibrant and carefree zone with its colourful decorations and furnishes.

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Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
32.05 km (20.0 mi) from Yuldong Park
24 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the cleanliness still need improvement
the room was clean and the stay was comfortable overall a great experience
the house is a bit small but clean and tidy with adequate amenities
place was smaller than expected and cleanliness could be further improved very much
host very helpful and reply fast for my questions
julie is also very helpful and responsive answering almost faster than questions being posted
julie was an amazing host; she was quick to respond and willing to do whatever she could to help
nice host+nice room+nice district-------------------=like 100%
i did not actually meet julie in person but she was always responsive over chat
a huge emart shopping market five minutes walk away
the location is good - a short train ride to hapjeong and hondae hotspot
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15. Changdeok Palace room in Incheon

Located near Dongmak Beach, Inopori Pier, Seomdo Island, and Minmooru Beach, this authentic Changdeok Palace room lies in a neighbourhood where everything is nature-friendly and peaceful. Experience what it is like living in a historic room where royalty once lived. Though there aren’t any beds in this rustic space, the comfy mattress provided are able to fit two. An additional two more people are welcome to stay here if they want, the only problem is that guests will have to get extra mattresses. Decked from head to toe in oaken furnishes and flooring, guests will be able to enjoy the flat-screen TV and mini kitchen. A cafe near the palace room serves pretty good authentic Korean food, and the rooftop provides barbecue equipment you can use for a BBQ party.

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Naega-myeon, Kanghwa, Incheon, South Korea
75.86 km (47.2 mi) from Yuldong Park
13 reviews  
Private room in pension 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

16. Pleasant home for six in Chuncheon

For the best place to stay in South Korea, try this luxurious home conveniently located close to Chuncheon Station. Other attractions are also easily accessible from here, including Soyanggang Skywalk and Myeong-dong. There are three bedrooms here. The largest room can accommodate up to three people since it comes with a queen-size bed and a double bed. Meanwhile, the second bedroom is great for couples who want some privacy. The last room, while smaller than the first two, has a bed for someone who needs some alone time. A terrace with outdoor seating offers wonderful views of the surroundings.

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Hyoja-dong, Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea
75.9 km (47.2 mi) from Yuldong Park
242 reviews  
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the location was great for us too
the place is quite a walk from the train station but an easy cab ride
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17. Apartment with sea views in Toseong-myeon

Located right in front of the sea and right next to Seorak Mountain National Park, this blissful South Korea accommodation will make you feel like you are living in the sea. With spa facilities that will make you feel as though you are in a professional spa house, enjoy also the full-sized comfy bed with feather-light pillows for the ultimate slumber. This oceanic home has amazing views from its balcony area; so soak up the sea-salt air and let the salt-tinged air flutter your hair as you gaze into the vast and soothing spot of blue. And if that isn’t already enough, head up to the rooftop terrace and throw a nice barbecue party, for it is fully-equipped for one. Enjoy a wide range of activities in this prominent location - boat fishing, mountain climbing, surfing and scuba-diving - all in this soothing and serene beachside bliss.

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Toseong-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon Province, South Korea
157.85 km (98.1 mi) from Yuldong Park
17 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room has its own hot tub nice balcony to relax on and communal roof top for bbq
the room itself was fantastic all around
room was nice and spacious clean and comfortable (heated floors )
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Land of the morning charm

With numerous possibilities and things to do, Korea is definitely the right fit for everyone yearning for both the urban and countryside getaway. Tired of the crazy lifestyle and glimmering lights in Seoul? Visit Jeju for a time of relaxation and serenity in one of these Airbnb vacation rentals, for Korea has it all ready for every soul.

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Frequently asked questions about the best Airbnbs in Korea

1. Which are the best Airbnbs with a pool in South Korea?

There is an Airbnb in South Korea that offers a pool for its guests. This studio-type hostel room in Ganghyeon-myeon allows access to a shared pool within the property, which means guests can have a refreshing dip during the summer.

2. Which are the most luxurious Airbnbs in South Korea?

There are Airbnb accommodations in South Korea that offer a luxurious experience. One of the best Airbnbs is this apartment with sea views in Toseong-myeon that has its own hot tub.

3. Which are the best Airbnbs in South Korea for families?

There are a couple of choices when it comes to Airbnb vacation rentals for families in South Korea. If you are traveling with your family, book this cottage in Geojin-eup.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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