If not for the romantic K-Dramas or rising Hallyu wave, South Korea is most likely to be on your bucket list for its beautiful culture and mouth-watering dishes!
So, if you’re planning on ticking off that bucket list with your friends soon, here's our take on some of the best group stays in Seoul under SGD35 per person! ?
The room rates stated below are per person for pax of 4, but do note that rates may vary according to fluctuate depending on demand during the travel period.
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1. Hostel The Style
If you like getting to know new people during your holiday, Hostel the Style is perfect for you as it offers dormitory style rooms for only SGD 19!
Credit: Hostel The Style on Facebook
Mingle and get to know people from other parts of the world as you stay in their 8-Bed Dormitory. Even though it's not located at the main shopping district of Hongdae, there's still a good selection of hip cafes around.
Credit: Hostel the Style on Facebook
Besides, it's less than 5 minutes away from Hongik University Station – so moving around would not be a problem! ?
Donggyo-Dong 198-30, Mapo-Gu, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea
From SGD19 per night/pax (8-bed dormitory)
2. Fortune Jongno Hostel
If you like the feel of a dorm but don't like sharing rooms with strangers, fret not: this might just be what you’re looking for!
Credit:Fortune Jongno Hostelon Facebook
Fortune Jongno Hostel is another accommodation that offers dormitory-like rooms with 2 bunkbeds in each room (so you and your friends can occupy the whole ‘dorm’). Priced at SGD18, this would save you some money so that you can spend more on shopping and food! ?
Credit: Fortune Jongno Hostel in Seoul on Facebook
What's more, the hostel is located near royal palaces – so even if you can’t stay in one of those traditional Korean houses, at least you would be close to one!
38 Samil-daero 32ga-gil (89 Ikseon-dong), Jongno-gu, Jongro, Seoul, South Korea
From SGD18 per night/pax (Family room: 4 adults)
3. Studio 41st Hotel
This residence features several types of bedrooms for you to choose, but their 4-bed bedroom is the one you should look out for ?
Credits: Studio 41st Hostel on Facebook
For just SGD22, you get this entire charming room AND your very own private kitchenette - so now you don’t have to worry about taking turns with other tenants whenever you want to cook!
Credits: Studio 41st Hostel on FacebookAddress:
561-41, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea
From SGD22 per night/pax (Family A: 4 adults)
4. Sunny Hill Hostel Hongdae
The Sunny Hill Hostel Hongdae may seem outdated on the outside but on the inside, it’s a different story altogether ? Its interior boasts chic and modern furnishings that effortlessly exude hip vibes, true to its neighbourhood.
Credits: Sunnyhill Guesthouse Hongdae on Facebook
Hongik University station is less than a kilometre away, so you need not to worry about moving around Seoul. Better yet, you and your friends would only need to pay SGD22 each for a triple room with 1 single bed and 1 double-decker bed!
Credits: @sunny_hill_guesthouse_hongdae on InstagramAddress:
126-8, Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 121-240
From SGD26 per night/pax (Triple with Breakfast)Website
| Book here!
5. B My Guesthouse
Highly rated by visitors, B My Guesthouse offers great location, comfort, and cleanliness for a just a song! Two bunk beds, a private bathroom, and free breakfast will only set you back SGD24. Wait, did we mention great location? ?
Credits: B my guesthouse on Facebook
The guesthouse is located a few kilometres away from the heart of the city, you’ll be saving some money on commuting if you choose to stay here! Busan-jib, a halal Korean eatery is also within walking distance, so rest assured that you'll get your fill of authentic Korean dishes!
P.S. Can't get enough of authentic halal Korean food? Check out these 10 Halal Korean restaurants you have to visit when in Korea!Credits: B My Guesthouse on FacebookAddress:
32-5 Hoehyeondong 2(i)-ga (2 Sogong-ro 6ga-gil), Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
From SGD21 per night/pax (4 adults: 1 room with 2 bunk beds)
| Book here!
6. Benikea Premier Hotel
Who says that you can’t stay in a hotel and still save some money? Benikea Premier Hotel offers a spacious quad room furnished with 4 single beds for only SGD29 per person! How's that for value for money? ?
Credits: Jay Park on Facebook
With several branches located in Seoul, you'll definitely be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which neighbourhood you want to stay in!
If you're a true-blue shopaholic, you'll love staying at Benikea Hotel's Dongdaemun branch, where all the best shopping malls and wholesale retail stores are. Be sure to check out these 8 top shopping hotspots in Seoul you can't miss (with Muslim-friendly food nearby!)Credits: Benikea Yangsan Hotel on FacebookAddress:
Several branches around Seoul
From SGD29 per pax/night (4 adults: Deluxe Room with 2 double beds)Website
| Book here!
7. Dongdaemun Family Apartment (Airbnb)Credits: Esther on Airbnb
For a mere SGD19, you can rent out this whole apartment and have it all to yourself. This place features minimal but adequate furnishings perfect for your stay in Seoul!
The kitchen comes complete with facilities like a pressure cooker and a microwave, just to name a few, and you don't need to worry about bringing any cooking utensils.
Credits: Kaizer Rangwala on Flickr
What's more, it’s less than 5 minutes away from the shopping malls of Dongdaemun, so you can stay out shopping as long as you want without worrying about a thing ?
Airbnbs are operated individually, so be sure to read through the details before making your booking!
Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
SGD19 per night/pax
8. GU House (Airbnb)
Gu House is centrally located, giving you easy access to Itaewon, Myeongdong, and Hongdae, so you don’t need to worry about commuting. This charming loft is so fuss-free you would fall in love with it almost immediately!
Credits: Jiyoo on Airbnb
For a fraction of the average price--you only need to pay SGD20 per person--you’ll get to stay in this amazing loft that offers both comfort and convenience.
Credits: Jiyoo on AirbnbAddress:Yongsan-gu,Seoul,South Korea
From SGD20 per night/pax
9. Hotel Cozy Myeongdong
Situated near to Myeongdong, another of Seoul's shopping hotspots, you will find definitely find yourself enjoying your stay at Hotel Cozy Myeongdong! One of the big draws for this hotel is that it's accessible to most of Seoul’s main attractions ?
P.S. Clueless about what to do, where to shop and where to eat in Myeongdong? Read our Muslim traveller's one-stop guide to Myeongdong here!Credit: Hotel Cozy Myeongdong on Facebook
The family room here is perfect for groups of 4, so you'll have no problems staying in one place when you visit Seoul with your travel buddies!
As there is a flight of stairs to be climbed before you can access the lift, we don't recommend this hotel if you're travelling with elderly ?
Credits: Hotel Cozy Myeongdong on FacebookAddress:
199-6, Hoehyeongdong 1ga, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
From SGD25 per night/pax (Family room for 4 adults, based on a search from 9 Oct to 10 Oct 2017) Website
| Book here!
10. Road Myeongdong Guesthouse
Road Myeongdong Guesthouse is another place that is super popular among travellers due to its strategic location. Since Chungmuro is less than one kilometre away, it takes less than 5 minutes' walk to the nearest subway station!
Credits: Road Myeongdong Guesthouse on Facebook
As if that wasn't exciting enough, Namdaemun market is just around the corner, and Myeongdong is also only a station away from the guesthouse – talk about convenience! For just SGD24 per person, you can have all these on top of a free breakfast every morning.
Credits: Road Myeongdong Guesthouse on FacebookAddress:
8F Ki-jong B/D, 37gil 14, Toegye-ro, Jung-Gu, Seoul Korea, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 04557
From SGD24 per night/pax (Family Mountain View Room: 1 single bed, 1 bunk bed, based on a search from 2 Oct to 3 Oct 2017)
Now that you’ve gone through our list, take your pick for the best place to stay with your friends without burning a hole in your pocket! Don't forget to arm yourself with these insider travel tips to South Korea
and this Seoul travel cheat list
before you head over ?
And if you've already visited Seoul before and can't get enough of it, do share why you loved it with other Muslim travellers by leaving a review on our website!