Anyone who's been to Korea will tell you that Myeongdong is THE place to shop in Seoul
, and how could it not be? With hundreds of shops selling Korean cosmetics, clothes, accessories and eateries serving yummy Muslim-friendly food, you'll be spoilt for choice! But after a looong
day of wading through the crowds and bargaining for the best deals, you'll want a nice and comfy hotel room to crash in and recharge before the next shopping trip?
And well.. sometimes it's inevitable that your shopping expenditure will cut into your accommodation budget? Lucky for you (and your wallet?), we have 7 hotels in Myeongdong you can stay in for under SGD120/night!
Note:The prices stated below are based on a search from 1st May to 7th May 2017.
1. Sieoso Hotel Seoul
Just across the street from the famous Myeongdong shopping district, Sieoso Hotel Seoul is a quaint and super affordable hotel widely reviewed for its' amazing service. For just SGD26 a night, have a comfy night's sleep in Sieoso's 8 bed, all female dormitory - complete with WiFi and your very own locker! Perfect for solo female travellers?
[P.S. Check out our Muslimah's guide to solo travelling for important tips!]Credit: Sieoso Hotel
Other accommodation options include single, double or twin bed rooms where you can enjoy basic amenities. Start your morning with a yummy complimentary breakfast before taking your time to browse through the hotel's gift shop for momentos of your stay there?
Plus, you'll even have the chance to try on traditional Korean clothes such as the hanbok
! Dress up the whole family and take lots of photos to remember the colorful occasion?
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Looking to just kick back and relax after a long day of shopping? Take a breather at the hotel's sky view lounge - a rooftop garden that's open 24 hours, and have a great view of the cityscape.
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If you have some wons
to spare, book a night at their Korean styled ondol
room for a truly authentic stay!
With Sieoso meaning temporary stay of a king, it comes as no surprise that you'll be attended to by the friendliest of staff and be treated like royalty?
Room rates are from SGD26/night.
Book it here!
11 Eulji-ro 12-gil, Euljiro-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-2278-7134 | Website
| Official Facebook
2. Hotel Stay Inn Seoul Station
2 minutes away from Seoul Station, Hotel Stay Inn is a relatively new hotel offering compact rooms that are value for money!
Aside from offering free WiFi in all areas, the hotel also has on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk. Choose from a standard (single, double, twin) or a deluxe twin room which comes with super comfortable beds. Family rooms are also available!
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Though the rooms aren't the most spacious, each room comes with a flat screen TV, safety deposit box, electric kettle and a mini refrigerator!
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Choose a room on the ground or lower floors as there's no elevator.
Room rates are from SGD86.Book it here!Address:
35-146 Dongja-dong, Yongsan-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 140-170
027710880 | Blog
| Official Facebook
3. Hotel Biz
Formerly known as the Seoul Jinjiang Inn Hotel, this 3-star hotel is a hot favourite amongst the most intense of shopaholics for its' strategic location! Shopping spots close to the hotel include Myeongdong, Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Shopping Town, and Cheonggyecheon.
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Of course, you can expect a clean and simple guestroom with basic amenities and free internet access for us social media addicts?
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Heading out but it starts pouring rain? Borrow an umbrella from the counter (with a deposit)?.
Room rates are from SGD95.Book it here!Address:
Changkyunggungro 20 (Yegwan-dong 70-2), Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
82237829800 | Website[P.S. Become the ultimate bargain lady in Seoul with these8 tips!]
4. Namsan Hill Hotel
Escape from the hustle and bustle of citylife and seek refuge at the Namsan Hill Hotel! True to its name, the hotel is situated high up on a hill so you'll have to walk a little bit to reach your location.
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Are your arms getting tired from holding shopping bag after shopping bag full of goodies? Thank goodness the hotel is just a 15-minute walk from the ever so popular Myeongdong and Namdaemun shopping streets?
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Request for a room on the highest floor for a spectacular view of the mountainside!
Room rates are from SGD104. Book it here!Address:
142-8 Hoehyeondong 1(il)-ga,, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-756-8800 | Website
| Official Facebook
5. Hotel MANU
This swanky 4 star hotel definitely stands out from the rest of its' surrounding, urbanized buildings Plus, the hotel is only 5 minutes away from Seoul station!
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But what's really interesting about this particular hotel is how there's two asymmetrically protruded windows in every room?
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Think of these windows as your very own little nook! Children will love playing in these small spaces whereas us adults can sit and look out the window while contemplating life?
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Or, you can take Instagram-worthy shots! That works too?
Room rates are from SGD95.Book it here!
84-16, Namdaemunno 5ga, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
6. Wons Ville Myeongdong Hotel
Compared to most of the hotels in this list, Wons Ville Hotel has a more industrial feel to it - concrete floors and dim lighting await you!
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Centrally located, must-visit attractions near the hotel include the Myeongdong Cathedral, Namsan Tower and Namsan Hanok Village.
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If you're craving for a cuppa, swing by their charming in-house cafe!
Credit: @chickywjj on InstagramRoom rates are from SGD73.Book it here!
162-3 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 04627
7. K Pop Hotel Seoul Station
Alright K-pop fans, sorry to disappoint you but chances of you meeting any K-pop stars at this hotel is preeetty
slim. But that doesn't mean you should give K Pop Hotel a miss! With free photo printing services and clean, compact rooms, this hotel is great for any traveller on a budget?
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If you're looking for a change in scenery, head on up to the rooftop terrace for an amazing view of the city.
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Feeling peckish? The hotel has a small kitchen that comes with free tea, coffee, water and orange juice!
Room rates are from SGD87.Book it here!
17 Huam-ro 60-gil (552 Namdaemunno 5(o)-ga), Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 100-802
There's really nowhere else like Myeongdong when it comes to unleashing your inner shopaholic in Korea
but even the greatest shoppers need a place to recharge! So, why not book any of these hotels for your next trip to Korea??