20 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Seoul For Under 55 USD - Updated 2021

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A city with rich historical culture, loads of fun activities to keep yourself occupied and mouth-watering delicacies, Seoul is one of the most sought-after places to visit.

With the Hallyu Wave at its peak, spreading all around Asia and beyond, we’ve never been so interested in Korean tradition and customs. It’s no wonder that tourism in South Korea has skyrocketed lately, but traveling has never come cheaply and that may be one reason why some of us haven’t traveled so much.

Here, we’ve shortlisted some of the best Airbnbs in Seoul, and the best part? They are all really affordable! You’re one step closer to booking that flight right now.

1. Mapo-gu: Loft with private terrace (from USD 65)

This loft in Mapo-gu sleeps two guests, where guests will share the use of the bed and the bathroom. The unit, one of the best best Airbnbs in Seoul, is located on the rooftop and is conveniently situated close to all the restaurants and shops. Transport is made easy as you are only residing a few minutes walk from Metro line 2. Bus services are also available for easy access to the city. Guests have access to all the cooking appliances provided in the kitchen. Additionally, there is a coffee maker and a microwave. Other accessories include wifi, air conditioning, floor heating, and television. Other amenities supplied includes a hairdryer and shampoo. Your hosts are friendly and will definitely enjoy chatting with you.

With private terrace! @ Hongdae
Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
346 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
cafes eateries etc are just a stone throw away the rooftop apartment has an awesome views from the balcony
the apartment was even better than the photos the best place to stay ^~^
as for the apartment it was cosy and neat exactly like the photos
nice cozy place with rooftop terras in hip and busy hongdae
cute and comfortable room with a great bed roomy toilet and perfect small kitchen
the toilet was very clean and vibrant
the room very clean and so cute
the place itself was very clean and well stocked with necessities for a comfortable trip
junwon’s place was very convenient and clean
the rooftop was nice to have and the space was clean and comfortable
the host is helpful and quick response
our host was wonderfully communicative and showed us so much care
great host for a great place
the hosts were nice and made me feel welcomed
noona is a very great host
nice flat near hongdae station
great location if you want to be close to everything in hongdae
it is a university area pretty central in the city and easy to access via metro
location is great too it very close to the subway and arex
cute place in the middle of everything in hongdae
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2. Cheong Dam: The Madpacker Guesthouse (from USD 40)

“The apartment was clean and cosy. It’s even bigger than I suspected.” - LY (Guest)

Situated in Cheongdam-dong, an area known as Seoul’s “Beverly Hills”, the Madpacker Guesthouse is surrounded by upmarket boutiques and cafes. It has a great location, with the nearest subway station (Cheongdam Line 7, 8) only a 5-minute walk away. You have direct access from Incheon International Airport and will be able to get to all the best hot spots in Seoul within 30 minutes.

The apartment is secured with CCTV for 24 hours a day, and a safety code is required at the entrance of the ground floor. Being one of the best Airbnbs in Seoul, this apartment has a total of 4 rooms, but only 2 are available for guests. The living room, kitchen, and bathroom are common spaces for the guests. Rooms accommodate up to a maximum of 3 people and they are well-furnished and have modern decor. The beds are equipped with premium mattresses and clean linens.

5min Stn | Gangnam | Super clean&spacious Apt#1
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
121 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
i appreciated the electrical blanket heater for the winter cold
room was definitely comfortable
huge common space with tv kitchen stove fridge washing machine etc
overall we enjoy our stay at ann’s apartment
we had a great stay at the apartment
clean and spacious rooms
clean and quiet house
it was very clean and tidy
the bathroom was also very clean and she always cleaned it every few days
the apartment is clean and really spacious
kind host they supplied amazing service to guest
owner is very friendly and helpful
ann is a great host
ann the host was very helpful and friendly
ann 's a great host
the location is good
fantastic place in an awesome location
close to subway and easy to find taxi
the place is pretty close to the train station and was easy getting around
location of the apartment is very nice
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3. Ewha: Lovely Apartment for Women (from USD 27)

“Nice apartment, the location is very easy to get to everywhere. Beautiful kids, the hosts are very helpful for all the information!” - Janice (Guest)

Situated in Ewha, an area known to be female dominated, this room is an ideal place for female backpackers traveling solo. They only welcome female guests, making it a safe and comfortable place for women to stay. It’s only a 10-minute walk to Ahyeon station, and it’s close to Ewha Women’s University, so expect to see lots of university students around. Lots of boutiques and beauty salons are open in the vicinity, catering largely to the female population.

Guests will be staying with a family with kids, so it’s an added bonus if you enjoy spending time with children. The host’s wife speaks Italian and English, making communication easier. Guests are provided with basic necessities and will have their own private bathroom.

Safe n comfort for Women Lovely apt
Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
37 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
soyoung is an amazing cook and makes the most nicely plated and delicious breakfasts and occasional dinners
clean safe and great value
the room and washroom is big clean and new
the room is so clean and comfortable
james and soyoung's place was very clean convenient and comfortable
the stay is amazing very clean and cozy convenient for baggages as it comes with elevator
james was incredibly helpful and even called my driver when there were questions about finding his home
james and his wife are kind
love the host soyoung and james and their adorable jake & jamie
the host james and soyoung and their lovely kids jake&jimy are really really great people
loved the house and the host was very friendly and helpful the host korean food cooking is very nice
the airbnb is in a residential and very safe area 5 min away from the metro
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4. Mapo-gu: Cozy studio overlooking Han River (from USD 52)

If you truly want to experience living in the heart of Seoul, then this studio apartment in central Seoul is the one for you. Featuring great amenities like Wi-Fi, TV, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, hairdryer, bathroom essentials, and even an umbrella, this 34th story studio is one of the best Airbnbs in Seoul. With a great view of the glorious Han River, this studio is also close to Mapo Station, various markets, restaurants, as well as being just a stop away from the airport railroad to Incheon International Airport.

#5 Connceted to Mapo Stn./HAN River View/Hongdae
Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
172 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed is comfortable shower is big and has air con tv ok wifi and a speaker
the suite was comfortable and the view was amazing
says smart plug in box i figured it had universal port or usb
you can also have an amazing view from the room
cozy apartment with very nice window view
room was clean and neat
all place was clean and organized well
the studio is very clean and well equipped
very clean and great location
clean comfy studio apt large enough for two people with great views
fast respond with nice host
yh was an amazing host who ensured we had everything we needed
yh is an incredibly responsive host and the check-in process was super smooth
the apartment was directly above mapo stn and easy to locate with the clear directions from the host
i was clean when we first came in and the host answered very fast when we had questions
i like the location because its close to mapo station and gongdeok station
good location with only 3-5 mins walk to subway station
right above mapo station which made travelling on the subway a bliss
this apartment is literally right above mapo station so if it's raining it's literally the best station to be
my fiancé and i had a great time at yh's place which was located really close to mapo station
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5. Hong Dae: Atelier of TwoTwo House (from USD 36)

Ideal for a single backpacker, TwoTwo House has a cool industrial bedroom design with a clean and cozy atmosphere, perfect for a great stay in Hong Dae. Its unique “biker” design sparked lots of interest and it was even featured in an interior design magazine. Initially an old house, it was renovated and reborn as a design studio with guest rooms and a cafe. The host and staff of TwoTwo House are fluent in English and Chinese, making language barriers less of a problem. Parties are held every weekend in the living room, where traditional Korean games will be played, and, of course, Korean alcohol! What’s a party without some alcohol, right?! You’ll be able to make new friends from other countries and learn more about other cultures.

TwoTwo House is nestled in the youthful and party-centered Hong Dae, and is only a stone’s throw from Hong Dae Station. Guests are able to make their way to the house within 5 minutes from the subway station.

Guests have access to the living room, which has a sofa, a TV, and cable channels, in addition to a kitchen. Basic bathroom necessities and heating and air-conditioning will also be provided.

Atelier single room of TwoTwo House
Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
126 reviews
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
the check in is smooth fan is very helpful to me
the bed was pleasantly firm and there was a fridge freezer sink and kettle
the room itself had great amenities: a fridge bluetooth speakers a bike and a sink
the room had really cool interior and my welcome was warm and friendly
the room is small but perfect the size for one person
everything is clean and comfortable
everything is clean the private room are awesome
great place to stay and clean facilities
above all very clean and stylish & tidy place
very cosy comfortable and clean as well
nice host and guestroom manager
the staff member was very nice
very nice host and staff
they were really helpful with my questions
the hosts are wonderful and helpful
great location close to the subway station
great location near subway station
strategically located at hongdae station it provides close proximity to metro stations all retail stores and great restaurants
the location is easy to find about 5minutes walk from hongdae station
reasonable rate on a saturday night and great location
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6. Yong San: Rooftop House (from USD 30)

“… Subway station just across the street, the room exactly same with the picture clean and very cozy.” - Grace (Guest)

Ever dreamed of living in a rooftop house? This guest house might be “the one” for you! This cozy guest house has a lovely rooftop with wooden benches and decking, making it the perfect place to indulge in some chicken and beer at night. There are added plus points for the beautiful scenery, which complements the peaceful and comfortable nightlife that you may so desire.

Located in Yong San, the subway station (Seobbinggo Station) is just across the street, making it very easy to get around. Hangang Park is located nearby and you can get around very easily with just a bicycle.

The host is friendly, and basic amenities like air-con, access to the kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a TV are provided. There is also a laptop-friendly workspace for those who like to get some work done. The rooms are small, but clean and functional. It is ideal for single travelers who are looking for a cozy place to stay for the night.

donquixote stay -single /★Private Toilet & Shower★
서울특별시, 용산구 , South Korea
21 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the wifi was strong and the a/c cool at night
the room was bigger than what i expected and the rooftop was an amazing place
very clean and quiet place
clean cozy room with shower
i loved the cleanliness of the room
everything was clean and everyone was nice
the rooms are small but clean and functional if a little on the cool side in cold nights
the host was very thoughtful and patient
the hosts were very kind providing each guests with chocolates on christmas eve as a present
on my last night the staff left a bowl of fresh watermelon at my door
great location convenient to the metro
easy access to metro
easy walking place for a ride to bus and the metro station
it is incredibly close to the subway station and is super easy to find
located right across from the seobinggo train station the guesthouse was really easy to locate
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7. Samcheongdong: Doo Guest House (from USD 53)

“It was a fun experience staying in a traditional guesthouse. The staff was helpful and friendly.” - Joan (Guest Review)

Stepping into this traditional Korean house (hanok), you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back to the olden days. To truly experience Korean culture, one must not miss out on staying in a hanok. The number of hanoks have decreased significantly amongst modern changes so if you’ve got an opportunity to experience one first hand, grab it! Nestled in Samcheongdong, an area with stunning architecture and vibrant culture, it allows guests to fully experience what it’s like living in a traditional Korean village. This guest house has all the basic amenities, such as a kitchen, heating, and, of course, the Internet. Ideally a place for two, the friendly hosts do not charge extra for an additional person.

Situated within walking distance of Seoul’s most beautiful attractions like the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village, Doo Guest House couldn’t be more conveniently located, making it one of the best Airbnbs in South Korea. Located nearby is also Anguk station, easing the hustle of transportation.

Located at Main street at Bukchon Hanok in Seoul
Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
308 reviews
Private room in house 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
donny was very nice and helped us carry our bags to our room
the bed is a really slim futon so better be prepared
the guesthouse was clean and comfy
cozy and clean great tradition experience
though the bathroom was a little small it is clean and private
the rooms toilets and gardens are all clean and tidy
doo guesthouse was very cozy and clean
friendly and helpful office staff
the host really help us a lot
the host was so friendly and helpful
the staff was very friendly and helpful
host was very friendly and answered all of our questions
nice location 5mins walk from anguk station
walking distance to many attraction
located within walking distances to palaces and cultural attractions
nice location to stay in walking distance to hanok village and gyeongbokgong
very accessible and close to station and other attractions
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8. Itaewon: Cosy House with a Green House Concept

Living Room
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“The location of the apartment is very local and if you step right outside, bars and cafes are right at your doorstep.” - Adeline (Guest)

Well-furnished with wood floorings and decorated with plants, this 3-bedroom flat, one of the best Airbnbs in Seoul, gives off a homey feeling. The room accommodates two people and guests have access to the kitchen and basic amenities. There’s an abundance of plants and greenery in the house, making this a top choice for all nature lovers. Staying with you will be the host herself, and ideally another single traveler. You can mingle with the other guests and even have meals together at the communal table in the living room.

Having someone who knows the area well gives you an added advantage as she will be able to share with you more about the area and the best restaurants to visit. Located at the heart of Seoul in Itaewon means that convenience comes easy. A 2-minute walk away from Itaewon & Noksapyeong subway station, you can easily get to the tourist areas. Both Namsan Mountain and the Han River are 10-15 minutes away by foot. Also, Itaewon itself is well-known for its food and culture so there’s a lot to explore in the area itself.

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9. Yong San: Luxury Apartment

Front View of Apartment Building
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“Picture are 100% accurate, there are many great amenities including a free gym …” - Se (Guest)

Located in Yong San, the area known to be a transit hub surrounded by lots of high-rise buildings and train stations, this luxury apartment in Seoul has a perfect location for the traveler looking for convenience. Within the apartment’s building, there’s a grocery store, coffee shops and bakeries, restaurants, and even beauty salons. The apartment building is connected directly to Ichon station, so it only takes two minutes by foot to get to the subway station. Great for those who would appreciate a beautiful view, a nearby attraction is the beautiful Hangang River Park, which is only a 10-minute walk away.

You’ll be staying with the hosts and other guests; this allows you to mingle with the guests from other countries and learn more about different cultures. The hosts also have a poodle, so if you love dogs this place might be the one for you! The hospitable hosts are also happy to tell you more about the area so don’t worry if you haven’t planned out your itinerary.

Basic amenities are provided and, of course, that includes Wi-Fi. For those who need to do some last-minute work away from home, they have a laptop and printer that you can use as well.

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10. Nam Dae Mun: Room with White Furnishings

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“The location of the guesthouse was ideal: right in front of namdaemoon market and walking distance to the N tower.” - Michelle (Guest)

A cosy home with wooden flooring and white walls and furnishings, this room in Nam Dae Mun is perfect for couples who are looking for a homey feel. Nestled in the hometown of many older people, staying in this neighborhood will be an experience like no other. It takes only a minute by foot to the nearest subway station and only 3 minutes to the famous Namdaemun Market. It’s also close to the shopping district, Myeong Dong, other shopping malls, and tourist attractions like the Gyeongbokgung Palace and N Seoul Tower.

The multi-lingual hosts can speak English, Chinese and Japanese. This makes communication so much easier. Basic amenities and a free breakfast are provided. Occasionally, the hosts also organise barbeque parties, so don’t miss that if the opportunity comes!

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11. Seongbuk-gu: Stay in a traditional house near Dongdaemun (from USD 51)

“The space is well-equipped and spotless and the neighbourhood is served by multiple buses and subway lines close by.” Li Jia (Guest)

The hanok (traditional Korean house) is located in Sinseol-dong and is convenient for travelling to many tourist spots. With the subway, it takes less than 15 minutes by public transport to reach some of Seoul’s biggest tourist sites like Dongdaemun, Myung-dong, City Hall, Namsan and Itaewon. Alternatively you could also take a stroll to the Jongno district, local flea markets or the Chongyecheon stream within 20 minutes.

Equipped with your own private quarters separated from the host and her family, enjoy the lifestyle of a traditional Korean home and lounge in their open air courtyard after a full day of travelling. You will also have access to a computer with internet access, wifi, use of the kitchen, towels, a private bathroom with a shower and more. The host and her husband go above and beyond to help their guests feel at home, and try to interact with their guests as much as possible. With the ability to speak four languages between them, you will have no problems communicating with them.

HANOK stay near Dongdaemun
Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
246 reviews
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heated floor and separate additional heater was great for winter
we enjoyed the floor mattress and how warm and comfortable it was
you even have a kitchen area for yourself and it's well equipped for casual travellers
it made my stay there so much more comfortable
the room is perfect for one or two people
the accommodation is clean and tidy
the house is clean and spacious
friendly helpful clean and warm
the house was clean and well-maintained and really pretty
we had a great stay the hanok was clean and spacious
great hospitality from the host
the host is very helpful and quick response
the host is wonderfully helpful
the host is extremely friendly and kind to our requests
hosts we’re friendly and helpful
the walk from shinseoldong station is a gentle slope
the location is quite far but very easy to find
firstly the location was so great and was near a lot of shops and restaurants
good location and beautiful traditional hanok house with reasonable price
the location was great very walkable with lots of tourist sights accessible by walking
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12. Mapo: 65 ART HOUSE

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Located in the humble neighborhood of Mapo lies the 65 ART HOUSE. It’s a 10-minute walk from Hong Dae station, which is one of the famous hot spots in Seoul. In the surrounding area, there are also cafes, restaurants, convenience stores, and shopping malls. Hong Dae is known for its night culture, so if you love partying and clubs, this place is ideal for you! With the subway station nearby, it’s also easy to get to the main attractions in Seoul.

The living room is decorated with a unique mix of marble and wood. There is a marbled bar counter, which is perfect for tea time or just a place to enjoy some wine in the evening. The room is spacious and has a white and black concept, and the room accommodates three people.

The host is a movie buff, so, if you’re one as well, you’re bound to love this place as it comes with a large beam projector for you to watch your movies! The host is also very friendly and is willing to share tips and local experiences.

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13. Mapo: Newly Furnished Room in a Luxury Apartment

Living Room
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“Young Hwan was extremely kind and helpful - as a solo female traveler, he made me feel very safe!” - Jenni (Guest)

Located in Mapo, this luxury apartment is well-furnished with minimal decor. It was renovated in 2015 and each room accommodates two people. It’s really close to the subway station (Aeogae Station, Line 5), just a 45-second walk away! It’s easy to get around Seoul. Tourist attractions like Hong Dae and Gwanghwamun are within close proximity and it takes less than 15 minutes to get to them by subway.

For those who wish to travel outside of Seoul, this apartment may be ideal as it’s near the KTX, where you can take a high-speed train to other cities such as Busan and Jeju.

Guests have access to a private bathroom in which basic bathroom necessities are provided. There’s also heating and Wi-Fi. Being a private apartment, there will be security 24 hours of the day so you’ll be staying in a very safe place. Each bedroom comes with a queen-sized premium bed that sleeps two. There is also a wardrobe, iron, and ironing board. The kitchen is also fully equipped so you’re welcome to do some cooking!

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14. Gangnam: Stay at a "Gangnam Style" Villa

“Gangnam Style” was a huge musical hit, and that probably intrigued us, leaving us wondering what it’s like to actually stay in Gangnam. Gangnam is one of the upper-end areas in Seoul, and is home to lots of luxury boutiques. Being one of the hot and up-and-coming trendy areas, you’ll find its streets lined with young stylish boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. It’s also close to public transportations, making it easy to get around town. If you love food and fashion, this luxury home in Seoul is perfect for you!

The house was renovated in 2015 to accommodate travelers. It’s very modern, clean and well-furnished. You will be able to meet many other travelers who are staying in the villa, and this gives you the opportunity to learn more about different cultures and customs! If you’re traveling alone, this holds an added advantage as you’ll be able to make friends who you can enjoy parts of your trip with.

There is a total of 5 shower rooms, and guests have access to all of them. There are 3 floors in total, and also a terrace, which guests can access. For those who like to travel light, there are laundry services available, so you can save on space if you need to.

FEMALE ONLY Beautiful Share House [Q]
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
42 reviews
Private room in hostel 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 5 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
living room and kitchen are also available to use clean and free coffee/tea bags extra
i had a peaceful night grab the king room its worth it
the room was nice just a few flies and insects which is normal
bathroom is super clean too
the house is so clean and cozy
the entire house was clean and well decorated
she liked having the house clean and i appreciated that alot
first airbnb i want to go back cozy fancy clean
the host is very warm and welcoming responding to requests quickly
the host is very polite and helpful in giving directions to the house
sarah the host was always around and made sure everything was okay eventhough she didn't live there
even after airbnb helped resolve the incident the host is attempting to contact me for additional payments
she is friendly and accommodating in every way extremely helpful and attentive
wonderful place that is near the shopping and cafe areas
the location is very good and easy to find if you just follow the map
the location of room is great but be sure to think before booking
super close to amazing foods house was clean
reconsider if you're looking for a secure location with clear communication
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15. Mapo-gu: Stylish apartment with free wireless internet access

Have a delightful stay at this stylish apartment that can be found within walking distance from the subway station. The apartment comes with one bedroom and one bathroom, making it ideal for solo travelers or couples. If you’d rather stay in, you can enjoy watching shows on the Samsung television. What is more, the apartment also provides free access to speedy wireless internet connection to help you stay connected. Enjoy the atmosphere of the surroundings and bask in the natural light from the large windows.

Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
35 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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the place is very clean
the room is right size for 3-5 people clean and looks as the photo displays
the hosts are very responsive
the owner was nice and very helpful
the host is very nice and responsive
easy check in and fast response from host when we had a questions
host deborah and noodles were really helpful and warm
the location is also great
the location of the house is nice
great place and great location ;)
:)it is located nearby the station & at the center of yeonnamdong area such a nice location
the place is close to hongdae easy to travel as it is close to the subway
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16. Dong Jak: Experience staying with a Korean family

Living Room
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“Yeojin was really nice host, very attentive and thoughtful. She helps us at any questions we have …” - Evgeny (Guest)

Located in the quiet neighborhood of Dong Jak, this apartment, one of the best Airbnbs in Seoul, has a fantastic view of the Han River and is perfect for those looking for a peaceful place to stay. It’s relatively convenient, with the metro station (Dongjak, Line 4,9) only a 5-minute walk away.

With the subway, going to tourist areas like Apgujeong and Itaewon takes less than 30 minutes. Hangang Park is just around the corner so guests can head there for a quick exercise session, or simply just to catch the sun rise.

You’ll be staying with the hospitable host and her family. You will be able to experience what an average modern Korean family and their lifestyle is like. The host is friendly and will gladly recommend tourist sites, restaurants, and shopping areas. Basic amenities are provided and there’s even a hot tub for those who like to relax and soak in warm water.

Fantastic View in Middle of Seoul
Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
32 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
i love the river view and her room is cozy
room is very nice and well designed and have great view to seoul and han river
her dad was incredibly hospitable room was good and the view was awesome
the room has amazing views of the river (it is possible to walk along the river also)
the view was amazing the room was clean and the breakfast was great
yeojin is a great host
she was very responsive with our questions about seoul from the day we made the booking
he was a very welcoming and friendly man
yeojin was really nice host very attentive and thoughtful
the owner is very very kind and will do everything to make you feel comfortable
of course the location was great
so close to the subway station and lovely to walk to the han river at night
it was very easy to take a train from dongjak station to anywhere in seoul
the place itself is homely and remarkably peaceful for a house near a busy highway
the neighborhood is quiet and great for taking a stroll at any time of the day (or night)
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17. Myeong-dong: Modern duplex

This modern duplex in Jongno-gu sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, and is situated within two minutes walking distance from Jongak station. Other places of interest that are within a stone’s throw include Myeong-dong, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Dongdaemun, and Namdaemun. Many cafes and restaurants are located in the area as well. For your convenience, pocket wifi is provided during the period of your stay. This Airbnb in Myeongdong has two floors, comes with a kitchen and bathroom, and features heating for those cold chilly nights. Additionally, there is a television, a laundry machine, and access to the internet. All bathroom essentials are supplied. Heated floors keep you warm and comfortable in winter. Close by, there are plenty of places to party into the night.

[Myeong-dong] Modern Duplex
Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
157 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
one of the best things was the portable wifi egg
love that she gives pocket wifi subway card and many plugs adaptors
peaceful room sit in the noisy downtown
thank you for your hospitality it's very thoughtful of you to prepare portable wifi chargers and guidebook for us
it was cold in seoul but the apartment has a heater and heated floors which was amazingly wonderful
overall clean and nice place
clean house with comfortable bed
the place is very clean and well-equipped
this is a nice and clean house
it's very neat and clean comfortable
she is a very thoughtful host
also host is very kind and quick response on message
the host shows her great hospitality and offers us a lots of help
host was very nice to provide a basket of titbits
may was a great host and very easy to communicate with
the location is great
the location also good
this place is located in a very good location for food and close to metro station
great location 10 mins walk to myeongdong shopping street
very near central location a few minutes walk from metro and easy to locate
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18. Myeong-dong: Namsan Guest House

Porch of Namsan Guesthouse
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“The location is really convenient, about 5mins from myeongdong station. Rooms have attached bathroom…” - Jasmine (Guest)

Located in the bustling Myeong Dong area, staying in Namsan Guest House gives you easy access to all the shops in the shopping district and mouth-watering local street food. Along the streets, there are also lots of popular restaurants known for authentic Korean food. It’s also really close to the subway station and Namsan, where you can take a hike up to Namsan’s peak.

Located near the shopping district, this place is ideal for people who love shopping, especially beauty junkies!

The staff are friendly and are more than happy to give you directions and recommendations. Each room at Namsan Guest House has wooden floorings and a private bathroom. The interior is simply decorated, with nothing too fancy.

One room fits up to two people, and guests will have access to basic bathroom necessities. In the common areas there are washing machines and a kitchen where guests can do their laundry and cook their own meals. There’s also a shared refrigerator. The guest house also has a porch where guests can just enjoy the scenery and relax.

★[SUPER SALE]★Namsan2 twin room
Myeongdong, Namsandong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
38 reviews
Private room in hostel 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

19. Yong San: Modern Apartment

yong san: modern apartment
Source: Airbnb

“Lovely host, very helpful, caring and interactive …” - Ernest (Guest)

A well-furnished apartment with a modern interior located in the heart of Seoul in Yong San, it’s easy to get around the city. About a 15-minute walk from Yong San, Sin Yong San, and Ichon stations, this apartment has a breathtaking view and you’ll be able to look over the Han River and Seoul Tower. For those gym junkies who make exercising a daily affair, this apartment may be perfect for you as there’s a gym and sauna that you have access to at no additional cost!

Ideally, one room accommodates two, but there will be no additional charge for an extra person, making it one of the best Airbnbs in Seoul. Guests have access to basic amenities and the kitchen, but do remember to clean up after using the kitchen.

Center of Seoul,freeGym,NiceView
Yongsan, Seoul, seoul, South Korea
61 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

20. Jongno: Bibimbap Guest House

Source: Airbnb

“Not only was the Hanok experience unique, but the location was incredibly convenient (being smack in the middle of town).” - Clara (Guest)

Situated a stone’s throw from Jongno Subway Station, Bibimbap Guest House is an ideal choice if you’re a single traveler looking for convenience. The guest house is over 100 years old but, despite its age, it is kept well-furnished and its traditional prestige remains. Every room is is in the ondol style (traditional Korean style) and has its own private bathroom. Guests have access to basic amenities and can enjoy a Korean breakfast served every morning.

Some attractions around the guesthouse includes the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Insa-dong, Mydongdong, and Dongdaemun. This makes transportation easy for sightseeing.

(HOT SALE) bibimbapguesthouse single room
Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
144 reviews
Private room in hostel 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Affordable and comfortable private accommodation

With all the affordable and comfortable homes presented above, we’re sure you are able to find a private accommodation that suits you the best. Go ahead and book that flight to Seoul now!

Frequently asked questions about best Airbnbs in Seoul

1. Which Airbnbs in Seoul offer breakfast?

Breakfast is the most essential meal of the day as it fuels you to keep going. The Jongno: bibimbap guest house is a great Airbnb in Seoul, South Korea, that offers guests wholesome breakfast experience.

2. Which Airbnbs in Seoul offer free parking on the premises?

Parking is an essential feature when you travel by car to a certain city for a holiday. So if you ever find yourself traveling to Seoul, car in tow, book yourself a room at the Yong San: rooftop house for a great stay - it also has free parking!

3. Which Airbnbs in Seoul provide Wi-Fi?

Browsing the internet, whether for work or fun is something we do often. So for a traveler looking for a good rental that has Wi-Fi is a plus. The Yong San: rooftop house and this cozy studio overlooking Han River are some of the best Airbnb accommodations in Seoul that provide guests with Wi-Fi facilities.

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