Seogwipo is Jeju’s second largest city, and with so much to see and do there, it is a great place to set up a base for your Jeju trip. Being close to the beach anywhere can get very expensive, so here is a short list of the most affordable and best-rated budget stays in Seogwipo and around the Seogwipo area (including a couple of beach-adjacent properties!). From private rooms to shared dorms to women-only units, these are some of the best places to stay in Jeju Island!
The only hostel or guesthouse I have ever seen on booking.com with an exceptional 10.0 rating across the board is this place. Only half a mile from multiple famous nature sights, this popular guesthouse has an excellent location right in the heart of Seogwipo. Couples staying here can opt for a double room from 35 USD with a private bathroom and singles can get rates as low as 18 USD a night! In case you need to stay connected they offer free WiFi throughout the property, every room at this guest house is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. Bringing a pet? That’s no problem here at Mimi’s! They are one of the only pet-friendly accommodations in Seogwipo. If you want to cook they offer a shared kitchen that you can use as well as slippers and free toiletries in your room. The airport is not horribly far away, about 29 kilometers (18 miles) from the property.
Address: Jungjeong-ro 91beon-gil, 12-1, Seogwipo City, 63591 Seogwipo, South Korea (see map)
Price: from 18 USD
For families and other travelers looking for a more private living space on vacation, opt for the Greensung Pension. This property offers private studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom family suites. Greensung Pension is located in downtown Seogwipo, 400 meters (1,312 feet) from Jeju Jungmun Resort and near Jungmun Beach. For those who are driving their family in, the pension offers free private parking on site. All private rooms and apartments here come with air conditioning and have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. If you want to cook for yourself or your family here there is also a kitchen, equipped with a fridge and stovetop. Each available apartment comes with a private bathroom with a shower and slippers. Love to gamble? Shilla Hotel Casino is only 1.5 km (0.9 mi) away from Greensung Pension for an easy day trip. If you need to stay connected there is free WiFi available in all areas of this property.
Address: 2350, Saekdal-dong, Jungmun Beach, 560-432 Seogwipo, South Korea (see map)
Price: from 50 USD
The most romantic place on our list is Monteview stay. Not only does this property cater to couples by only offering double rooms, but it also features a spectacular mountain view and crystal blue pool. Monteview Stay is located in Seogwipo, just about 300 m (984 ft) from Sagye Beach and 2 km (1.2 mi) from Sanbangsan Mountain. If you love to hike or suntan at the beach this is a great location for you! Also a great place to relax, they offer not only an outdoor pool after a long day exploring but also a spa and wellness centre on site. Each double room features a computer and a flat-screen TV in case you still want to check your Facebook while watching TV! You can also take advantage of the free WiFi all throughout the property. This is also our most expensive property on this list, but hey they also include a free delicious breakfast with that view!
Address: 75-9, Sagyenam-ro, Andeok-myeon, 63528 Seogwipo, South Korea (see map)
Price: from 100 USD
Traveling alone on Jeju Island and want a cool place to meet other travelers and get a great deal? This is the place for you. Bangdigareum B&B is located in the Seongsan district in Seogwipo, 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Seongsan Ilchulbong. Since it is in a more obscure location, the price drops, quality for your money improves and making new friends becomes a whole lot easier! All rooms here have free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with cable channels for relaxing at night. If you are trying to cook for yourself while here, there is a shared kitchen at the property. You won’t have to worry about breakfast though, as a delicious one is already included with your stay! This is also a great location if you are a beach bum or nature lover since Pyosean Beach is the closest attraction at 15 km (9.3 mi) away, followed by Hueree Park at 30 km (18.6 mi). Bangdigareum B&B is our farthest on the list from Jeju International Airport, which is about 39 km (24 mi) away. For that reason, we would recommend this stay for solo travelers that are on Jeju Island a bit longer than a couple days.
Address: 1052-4, Goseong-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seongsan, 699-901 Seogwipo, South Korea (see map)
Price: from 25 USD
Sometimes girls just wanna have fun! Alone! Lucky for you I found a place perfect for such an occasion. Being a women only guesthouse you won’t have to worry about seeing a man anywhere or sharing a bathroom with one! If you are coming with a friend you can opt for a double room with a shared bathroom. If you are traveling here alone you can easily make friends staying in the dorms. Every room will include a shared bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer in all of the restrooms. Yeojamani Guesthouse offers free WiFi throughout the property, a sunny terrace and garden views outside if you bring your laptop to work! If you are interested in cooking, they offer a shared kitchen, but keep in mind your breakfast in covered in your cost! Speaking of cost, a dorm room here will only set you back 17 USD, and a double room from 32 USD! What a steal!
Their location in the Jeju Island Region also really can’t be beat, it is only 3.4 km (2 mi) from Samyang Black Sand Beach, and close to public transit, food and ATMs. The stunning Hamdeok Beach is also only 5 km (3 mi) from Yeojamani Guesthouse. If you brought your car, they offer free private parking on site, making it easy and cheap to explore all over Jeju Island. The Jeju International Airport is the closest to this property, at only 12 km (7.4 mi) away, making it good for a short term visit!
Address: 2082, Sinchon-ri, Jocheon-eup, 63337 Jeju, South Korea (see map)
Price: from 17 USD
Built for adventurers and solo travelers, this accommodation is a gem if you’re looking for spacious rooms, cleanliness, complimentary breakfast, and awesome location - all rolled into one and at an extremely reasonable price. Both private and dorm rooms are air-conditioned and come with private bathroom (very important!), refrigerator, and cable TV. Road trippers can easily park their rented cars in the on-site free parking space, and late-night checkouts can be handled by stowing your luggage at their storage and spending the day roaming the streets/eateries.
Just a few minutes’ walk will lead you to the nearest bus stop/airport drop-offs, while a 15-minute walk will land you at Seogwipo’s local gem: Cheonjiyeon Falls. Popular haunts like Lee Jung Seop Street and Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market are a 10-minute stroll away, while Oedolgae Rock is a mere 7-minute ride away. And if you wish to wander out further, the local buses connect you with the beautiful Jusangjeolli or Yongmeori coast.
Choi Hostel also has a unit for female travelers looking for women-only accommodations.
Choi Hostel & Guesthouse
Address: 11-1, Taepyeong-ro 335beon-gil, Seogwipo City, 63592 Seogwipo, South Korea (see map)
Price: from 46 USD
Choi Hostel Lady
If you’ve been looking to stay close to the beach, your search ends here. Located in the heart of Seogwipo, the cozy property is just a 6-minute walk to the beach. Exuding a homey vibe, the building is dotted with personal pictures and messages that give you an idea of the great moments spent by the travelers. And why not! Mr Kim and his wife - the hosts - walk the extra mile to ensure your stay is comfortable and fun. And it certainly helps when they also have high standards for cleanliness. The rooms, including female-only units, come with private bathroom, a kitchenette with microwave, and a TV. Tuck into hearty American breakfast every morning before hitting the streets. The open-air terrace is an added plus.
The popular landmarks just around the corner that are a must-visit: Seogwipo Submarine (0.6 km/0.3 mi), Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls (0.8 km/0.5 mi), and Jeongbang Waterfalls (0.9 km/0.6 mi). And if you wander out further, you’ll come across Jeju Stadium (5 km/3 mi), Soesokkak (6 km/3.7 mi), and Hueree Park (10 km/6.2 mi).
Address: 20, Soldongsan-ro 22beon-gil, Seogwipo City, 63596 Seogwipo, South Korea (see map)
Price: from 38 USD
Location, location, location! There are probably very few accommodations that boast this good a location. A few steps will get you to the thrumming city center and a 12-minute stroll will lead you straight to the beach. The quaint coffee shops, restaurants, and local market of Lee Joong-seop Street are all a 3-minute walk away - now you know where you’ll be getting your caffeine fix and more! The local bus stop, which is at a stone’s throw distance, connects you with favorite hotspots like Halla Mountain, Jungmun Beach, and Seongsan Ilchulbong Hill.
The private rooms definitely guarantee a good night’s rest, as do the shared but equally comfy dorms. If you’re a stickler for private bathrooms, then pick the former. Mornings can be spent fixing your own breakfast with complimentary ingredients at the communal kitchen, which is usually buzzing with a general sense of good vibes and bonhomie. You also have free access to the shared lounge area and the computer room.
Kkodak Kkodak Guesthouse
Address: 39, Cheonji-ro, Seogwipo City, 63592 Seogwipo, South Korea (see map)
Price: from 25 USD
The Olle Seven Hostel is very close to food stalls and is situated just across from convenience stores. Guests who stay here enjoy the fact that there are convenient bus services available, and that the area is reasonably quiet. Do note that the unit is situated on an upper level, and there is no elevator available. You don’t have to travel far to find a restaurant and there is one on the property. Your air-conditioned room comes with free WiFi and a TV, and some rooms have a kitchenette. There are useful things like a fax machine and photocopier available for use at the business center as well. The rooms are large, clean, and provided with comforts such as hairdryers and towels. Situated in Seogwipo City, you are residing just 43 km (26 miles) from Jeju Airport.
This pension is conveniently situated 3.6km (2.2miles) from the Jeju Alive Museum and the Jeju Jungmun Resort. Guests who stay here enjoy free WiFi, flat-screen TV, a dining area, and access to a terrace. In the kitchen, there’s a microwave and a fridge. If you are driving, you’ll be able to enjoy the free parking at the premises. Breakfast is provided, and you may enjoy relaxing in the gardens. If you would like to visit the casino, it’s not that far, just 4.4km (2.2 miles) away. The Jungmun Beach area is well known for museums and pleasant sea views. Jungmun Golf Club is another place you may wish to visit, and it’s only 1.7 km (1.1 miles) away.
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Don’t worry! At least we helped you find the best value places to stay in top locations to maximize your trip time! Next time you head to Jeju try out one of our other hand picked budget stays for another exciting adventure!
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