Many travelers are on a tight budget, but it’s challenging to find affordable accommodations that provide a unique, Instagram-worthy experience. Fortunately, Seoul is a trendy city, so for travelers who are headed here have plenty of stylish choices, including cheap yet chic hostels.
It might take a few compromises, but there’s no need to break the bank to find cool accommodations in a new city. Keep reading to find out about KKday’s list of best and coolest hostels in Seoul that won’t drain your budget.
Lazy Fox Hostel (Hongdae)
An exterior wall of the hostel features a vandalism-style artwork depicting foxes in various states of laziness. Inside, the eclectic vibe remains with rustic wooden furnishings and mismatched décor that make the hostel feel more homey and comfortable. Guests who are “lazy foxes” will like the convenience of Lazy Fox’s location with easy access to the city’s main subway lines.
Prices start at 20,000KRW
Bunk Guest House (Hongdae)
Bunk Guest House is fitted with everything to make a traveler’s stay in South Korea comfortable and unforgettable. It features a laid back lounge, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and even a hot tub and steam room! Modern, industrial style keep the interiors fresh and appealing to young travelers. Book a city tour or rent a bicycle to explore Seoul on your own during the day, then hang out with other guests at the hostel’s charming rooftop space at night.
Prices start at 22,000KRW
Zzzip Guesthouse (Hongdae)
Another Hongdae gem is Zzzip Guesthouse, which offers a lot of freebies and discounts on top of its attractive price tag. Travelers who book at Zzzip will not only get complimentary breakfast, coffee, and tea, but they also get great discounts on tickets for Dragon Hill, Lotte World, and other nearby attractions.
Besides being great for your wallet, Zzziip is also a pleasant place to stay, whether you’re flying solo or with a group. Colorful, friendly interiors, a convenient location, and attentive staff all make it one of Seoul’s best hostels, regardless of the price.
Prices start at 21,000KRW
K-Pop has taken the world by storm and fans can stay at KpopStay to immerse themselves completely in the genre. Drop by KpopStay and spot framed photos of idols hung on the walls and popular tunes playing across the property. The décor is charming and creative throughout the hostel, from the spacious individual pods to the well-lit common areas.
Prices start at 23,000KRW
The Cube Hotel (Myeongdong)
While the Cube Hotel is pricier than the rest of the accommodations on this list, the capsule hostel in the heart of Seoul provides excellent value to travelers. Clean, modern, and tastefully designed, the hostel is an extremely comfortable place to stay with options of a dormitory or a private room. Personal sleeping pods are roomy, private, and well-lit, so travelers can unwind and rest in peace at night.
Prices start at 30,000KRW
Backpackers Inside (Daehangno)
Backpackers Inside is one of the most affordable accommodations in Seoul, but it’s incredibly well-appointed for its price. The popular budget hostel offers a range of facilities geared towards young travelers, including a game room, steam room, and free Wi-Fi, among others. With cozy interiors and a number of room options, guests can truly get a good night’s sleep at Backpacker’s Inside.
Prices start at 15,000KRW
G Guesthouse (Itaewon)
Most travelers who are staying in party district Itaewon is ready to socialize and G Guesthouse gives them plenty of opportunities to do so. Known as one of the best value hostels in Seoul, the large hostel hosts a number of fun events for their guests, such as movie nights, giving everyone the chance to chat and get to know each other.
Prices start at 17,000KRW