Travelling to South Korea can be expensive, but finding a place that's close to halal food places can help you save a bit of your moolah
We've rounded up 12 accommodations for you! Not only are they affordable, but they're also comfortable so you're in for a good rest after a whole day out 🥳
Do note that the prices in this article are based on a search for August 2022. As rates are subject to change, please check the prices before making a booking!
1. G Guesthouse
With minimally-designed rooms and corridors painted with graffiti, G Guesthouse is one of the coolest hostels in Itaewon. They offer great amenities at amazing prices too!
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The best part is that you can enjoy free breakfast no matter which room you're staying in, and the hostel prepares halal food and utensils for its guests, so you don't need to worry! Not to mention, bathrooms are ensuite for all their rooms too, so that's a plus point. For those of you staying in their dorms, you'd be pleased to know that there's a prayer room in the hostel, too, so you won't have to pray in a limited space.
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G Guesthouse also has a gorgeous rooftop which overlooks the Itaewon district, plus a good view of Namsan Hill and the N Seoul Tower. The rooftop is perfect if you're looking for a breather after a whole day out. LINE lovers, rejoice! G Guesthouse is located just a short walk away from the LINE friends store too ?
14-38 Bogwang-ro 60-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
From SGD87 on AgodaWebsite
2. Eid Muslim-Friendly Guesthouse
You might have heard of the popular Korean eatery Eid but did you know they have a hostel too? The best part is, that it's located on the same street as the Seoul Central Mosque and several halal eateries where you can enjoy authentic Korean dishes. So, you don't have to worry about going hungry when you stay here!
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For those who are travelling with family, Eid's family room is perfect as it can accommodate from 3 to 6 people and comes with a private bathroom as well. For solo travellers, the dorms offer comfy bunk beds. Plus, there's a prayer room too.
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For those of you who need a quick meal to start your day right, Eid provides free breakfast too, with items like cereal, bread, jam and coffee. Otherwise, you can always walk a few minutes to savour scrumptious Korean food at Eid Halal Korean Restaurant 🥰
67-20, Usadan-ro 4-gil, Yongsan-gu, Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea, 04407
Unavailable online. Do message on Whatsapp +821063955711 or check out their websiteFacebook
3. MOSC Guesthouse
Located near Seoul Central Mosque
, MOSC Guesthouse boasts urban interiors with a range of rooms perfect for any type of traveller!
Each room only accommodates 2 to 3 adults. However, adults travelling with children need not worry as children under the age of 7 will not be charged as long as no extra bed is requested! Those of you who are travelling in a group of 3 can opt for their Bunk Bed rooms instead.
If you’re still wondering why you should stay here, MOSC Guesthouse is located near many stalls selling halal cuisine! Make sure to check out Eid Halal Korean Food
for their Beef Bulgogi
and Jjimdak 🤩Address:
31-1 Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea, 04406
Unavailable online. Do message or call them at +82 2-796-7800Website
Halal restaurants in Itaewon:
With the Seoul Central Mosque located in Itaewon, rest assured there are dozens of halal restaurants and halal marts along the same street, Usadan-ro 10-gil. The 3 accommodations listed above are located just within a 5-minutes' walking distance to the street. If you want a taste of authentic halal Korean cuisine, here are 3 of our picks:
The warmest and most helpful service imaginable can be found at Petra! Run by a Palestinian man living in Korea, this restaurant also has incredibly delicious food.
The Briyani and Mandhi Rice served by Petra are filled with unforgettable Mediterranean spices and flavours. Complete your
meal with a plate of Cous Cous and Lamb Chops Kebab, and you have yourself a feast!
Located near Itaewon, this place is perfect for a mid-shopping meal or an end-of-day feast! Just hop onto the subway and drop off at Noksapyeong to enjoy mouth-watering dishes with Petra.
Self-Certified Muslim-Friendly Restaurant Korea
: 33 Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
: 11am-10pm daily
InstagramEid Halal Korean Food
Run by a Korean-Muslim family, Eid is one of the top favourites when it comes to finding authentic local cuisine in Seoul.
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With hearty dishes like beef bulgogi, samgyetang (Korean ginseng chicken soup), bibimbap and more, you're in for a satisfying meal 😍 Their jjim dak (Korean braised chicken) is a must-try! For a relatively affordable price, their servings are pretty generous.
Halal Certified (by Korea Muslim Federation), Mosque nearby
Mondays to Saturdays – 11.30am to 9.00pm. Closed on Sundays
67 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact No:+82 70-8899-8210Facebook
| InstagramManis Kitchen
If you're looking for an affordable snack on the go, head over to Manis Kitchen, located outside Seoul Central Mosque! It can be difficult to find Muslim-friendly versions of popular street snacks such as tteokbokki, odeng (Korean fishcake) or kimbap but this Muslim-owned stall has them ready for you!
Dig into piping-hot tteokbokki covered with sweet and spicy sauce, or if you're looking for something a little more filling, you can also order some kimchi or shrimp fried rice! 🤤
Check out the story of Manis Kitchen's founder here
- she's a Korean-Muslim revert who found Islam after working at the mosque!
36 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
: 11am-8pm daily
4. Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong Premier
You can never go wrong with Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong Premier! Although it's not your traditional ‘hotel’, this accommodation offers a lot.
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For as low as SGD54 (Economy double), you'll get a hotel in the middle of the Myeongdong Shopping District and within walking distance to Myeongdong Subway Station, making commuting so much easier 😍
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With a great location and comfortable rooms, Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong is one of the most value-for-money hotels you can find in Myeongdong.
7F, #24-6, Chungmuro1-ga, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 100011
From SGD 54 on Agoda
5. Artravel Myeongdong
With cosy interiors, wooden floorings, and artworks hung on its walls, Artravel's ambience will make you feel like you've stepped into an IKEA showroom. Matching hotel standards but with hostel prices, it's hard not to love Artravel!
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The rooms in Artravel also have more space than other hostels in Myeongdong. For SGD 76, you can book a stay in their twin or double room. They also have triple or quad rooms for bigger groups.
[P.S. Love Instagrammable spots? Then check out our list of 9 IG-worthy places in Seoul!]Credit: Artravel Myeongdong on FacebookAddress:
31 Myeongdong 4-gil, Myeongdong 2-ga, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 04536
From SGD 76 on Booking.comWebsite
6. Casa Myeongdong Guesthouse
Whether you're travelling with a bunch of friends or family members, Casa Myeongdong Guesthouse would be perfect for you! Offering a range of rooms from dormitory-style bunk beds to a family room, you get to choose whichever you prefer 😉
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The guesthouse offers many facilities with no extra charges, from free Wi-Fi to breakfast consisting of toast, coffee and juice - made available for all guests!
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The hotel is also in a prime location, just a short walk to Myeongdong station. If you’re up for a night snack, it's a food street heaven just outside the guesthouse 🥰 Plus, plenty of shopping and convenience stores too! Check out our complete guide on Myeongdong
If you're unsure what to get, check out our previous post on Seoul’s yummy street food
12-27 Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Unavailable online. Do Whatsapp or call them at +82 2-754-1616Website
Halal restaurants in Myeongdong:Busan Jib
If you're wondering where the nearest places to eat are, Busan-jib
is just around the corner! Busan-jib is a halal eatery that's popular among Muslim travellers. They serve a wide variety of Korean dishes!
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Must-try dishes include Korean spicy chicken stew and ginseng chicken 🤤 You can also make your very own Bulgogi lettuce wraps here! Even if you’re not a meat person, this restaurant is still for you as they serve similarly yummy seafood dishes. Be sure to try their spicy seafood stew and chilli squid.
Halal meat is available
11-4 Myeongdong 8-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea
11am to 10pm daily
Instagram[P.S. Looking for more halal restaurants in Seoul? Our list of 9 authentic halal Korean eateries will help you out!]Kampungku Restaurant
Kampungku serves authentic Korean and Malaysian food. The menu options are mouthwatering and include some of the best both countries have to offer 🤩
Credit: @muna_miny on InstagramFrom local dishes like Bulgogi, Sweet Crispy Chicken, Korean Fried Chicken, and Kimchi Fried Rice to Asian favourites like nasi lemak, fried rice, tom yam and chicken satay – they have something for everyone!
Not to mention that they also have a mart where you can get halal-certified meat and Korean products like seaweed, honey tea, red ginseng and more ☺️
P.S. If you’re looking for more places to shop for halal groceries, our round-up of halal food marts in Korea
will help you out!
Jong-ro 20-gil, Namsandong 2(i)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm daily
Contact: (+82) 02-310-9249
7. 24 Guesthouse Insadong
You’ve probably come across this place several times in your search for a place to stay in Seoul. This is no surprise as 24 Guesthouse has 8 branches in Seoul alone! It's highly recommended due to its excellent location, fair price and multi-lingual staff 😱
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The one in Insadong is perfect if you'd like to do some shopping but prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Myeongdong! Prices start from SGD72 and go higher according to your preferred room.
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You also don’t need to worry about carrying bags up the stairs as the building is equipped with an elevator 😍 They have triple and quad rooms too, so it's perfect for those travelling with family or a group of friends.
7-5 Gwancheol-dong (8 Samil-daero 17-gil), Jongno-gu, Insadong, Seoul, South Korea, 110-111
From SGD72 on Booking.com
P.S. If you need an itinerary for Seoul, we've got you covered you here
8. Hotel Tong Andante InsadongCredit: Hotel Tong English
Hotel Tong Andante Insadong stands out for several reasons – elegant and rustic interiors, fantastic location and affordability!
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24-hour room service is also available should you need any help from the staff.
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Located along Insadong
shopping street, you'll enjoy Korean street food while browsing through a wide selection of pretty bags, cool sunnies and more!
17-13 Jong-ro 11-gil (224 Insa-dong), Insadong, Seoul, South Korea
Unavailable online. Do call or Whatsapp +82 2-720-9740
Muslim-friendly restaurant in Insadong:Osegyehyang
Osegyehyang serves vegetarian fare in a traditional Korean setting. You’d need to take off your shoes and sit on the floor at this eatery, making the experience even more authentic.
One of the dishes we’d recommend is their Fried Dumpling (9,000 KRW)
. Dumplings are usually filled with meat but this one is made with starch noodles. Another dish worth trying is their Grilled Soy Protein Stew (10,000 KRW).
This is unlike your usual kimchi stew as the meat is substituted with soy protein, and it's an interesting take on kimchi stew 😍
14-5 Insadong 12-gil, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
11.30am – 9pm (Mon - Fri), 11.30am - 4pm, 5pm - 9pm (Sat - Sun)
9. Stay Hotel Gangnam
Stay Hotel Gangnam offers spacious rooms in a superb location as it's less than 200 meters from Gangnam Subway station! Besides that, the hotel is surrounded by convenience stores, so grabbing a snack at any time of the day wouldn’t be a problem.
The rooms are also spacious, clean and comfortable, just what you need for a good night's sleep after all that walking! Do note that the shower is only covered with a sheer curtain. Unless that's a problem for you, would the hotel’s charming décor make your stay very enjoyable 🥰
15-4, Nonhyeon-ro 87-gil, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, 135-080
From SGD105 on AgodaHalal restaurant nearby:Yang Good Korean BBQ
A short walk away is the famous Yang Good Halal Restaurant
! Being the only Halal Korean BBQ in Seoul, this place is a must-visit for Muslim travellers to get a taste of authentic Korean BBQ.
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Choose from either un-marinated lamb to enjoy the tender lamb meat in its full glory, or opt for the marinated lamb to savour juicy lamb rack coated with Korean sweet sauce! If you're not a meat person, fret not, as the restaurant serves other dishes such as Kimchi Jjigae
and Deonjang Jjigae
Halal meat available, Alcohol is served in establishment
4pm to 11pm (Mon-Fri), 4pm-9pm (Sat), closed on Sundays
15 Nonhyeon-ro 95-gil, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
10. Ocloud Hotel
Located at a convenient location near the Gangnam main street, Ocloud Hotel offers great value for its location and price. The rooms are spacious, and the hotel is located near Sinnonhyeon subway station, with walking distance to Gangnam station too.
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The prices for their standard double rooms start from USD87, and each room comes equipped with a microwave oven with a sink area so you can bring back food and heat them should you feel hungry in the room. What's more, fret not for those who aren't too keen on shopping in Gangnam! The hotel provides free shuttle services to Myeongdong, where you can fulfil all your shopping needs!
: 12 Sapyeong-daero 58-gil, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
: From SGD87 on AgodaHalal restaurant nearby:The Halal GuysCredit: @j.hvva_ on Instagram
If you need to fill your tummy before you spend your day exploring Seoul, or perhaps you need a great meal at night, The Halal Guys is just a walking distance from Ocloud Hotel! Known worldwide for their yummy grilled chicken and gyro over rice, The Halal Guys is not to be missed if you're in Seoul.
8 Gangnam-daero 69-gil, Seocho 4(sa)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
11am - 10pm daily
11. BoA Travel house
If you're in Seoul for 7 days or more, BoA Travel House would be perfect for you! Located in Hongdae, the guesthouse has a restaurant on the ground floor, making it accessible to the public! Make sure to try their Korean Fried Chicken, as it's one of the only few halal Korean Fried Chicken in Seoul 😍
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What's great about BoA is its Muslim-friendly amenities - there's a musollah on the rooftop so you can conveniently do your prayers. The hostel also provides halal utensils too. Not to mention that it's only a 5-10 minutes walk to the main street in Hongdae where you'll be able to soak in the atmosphere of the bustling area.
Credit: @boatravelhouse on InstagramAddress:
15, Sinchon-ro 1-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 03785
From SGD 53 on Booking.com
Halal restaurants in Hongdae:Halal Korean Food Dosirak, BoA Travel House
Although it’s not an actual restaurant, BoA Travel House offers halal dosiraks (Korean packed lunch-boxes) on their main menu including dakgalbi (spicy stir-fried chicken) and bulgogi dosirak!
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They also have delicious Korean fried chicken, jjajangmyeon and tteokbokki, so you can satisfy your Korean food cravings ? One thing to note is that you need to check their Facebook
pages for updates on what they are offering before you head down to the guesthouse to have your meal.
BoA has currently suspended their dosirak service since 1 May 2019. Do keep a lookout on their social media pages to stay updated on when they'll be reopening.
15, Sinchon-ro 1-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 03785
Most would forsake comfortable accommodation saying they’d spend most of their time exploring the city. But now that we’ve listed some of the best AND affordable accommodations near halal restaurants, you know that you can have the best of both worlds! Now you're one step closer to having an epic holiday in Seoul 😍