Looking to spend less on accommodation while visiting South Korea and more on souvenirs or sightseeing? Worry no more about having to spend a lot of money on expensively mundane accommodations with this list of unique ones!
Grab your bags, cameras and friends and pick one of these 8 unique accommodations for an affordable and memorable trip in Korea!
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1. Happy House Santorini
A closer to home version of the Greek island, Santorini, this accommodation is ideal for couples or honeymooners. The pensions are designed more so for couples, so it's not very family-friendly.
Built in 2010, this 20-room pension is situated along the western coast of South Korea. Its features include Mediterranean-style tables and chairs, outdoor pools and an outdoor barbecue site.
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Jebudo Island and the Hane Theme Park are some of the nearby tourist attractions.
Rates: From USD106/night
Address: 80-32 Salgoji-gil, Seosin-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do Province
Contact: +82 31 357 2688
2. Cozy Design House
Ever dreamt of being surrounded by money? Well, it’s time to live your dream with Korea’s Cozy Design House! This quirky accommodation has bedrooms of different themes – from soccer ball to a stash of cash. The rooms are of a cozy size and comes with TV sets, kitchenettes and bathrooms.
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Snuggle up in a bed that’s wrapped around a roll of money or even go bananas in your bedroom, literally! Selected rooms come with a warm spa that enables you to rest and relax, away from the hustle and bustle of your daily busy lives.
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Rates: From USD101/night
Address: 604 Baekdun-ri, Buk-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Contact: +82 10 5255 8372
3. Hotel The Designers Jongno
As the saying goes, change is the only constant. Located in the trendy Hongdae district, no two rooms are the same in this accommodation. Each room is uniquely designed by different designers. Individually designed by local artists and architects, there are a wide variety of room styles; from urban to elegant to retro-chic.
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Ranging from minimalistic designs to a room full of drawings, your Instagram feeds are in for a treat! A five-minute walk from the nearest subway station, all rooms in this hotel come with flat-screen TVs as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities.
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This boutique hotel also provides free WiFi and free parking for all guests. Good news for non-smokers, this hotel is a non-smoking hotel!
Rates: From USD82/night
Address: 14-1, Gwansu-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact: +82 2267 7474
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4. Aladdin Pension
For the ones who have always yearned to know what it’s like living in a palace, this accommodation is perfect to relieve your childhood Disney dreams! Located in Ansan, this Middle-Eastern themed accommodation provides a romantic getaway for couples.
This 11-room pension, spreaded out among 4 separate buildings, seems to cater more to honeymooners rather than families. The place has been marketed as a “couple pension” and it has a great view of the Yellow Sea.
The spacious rooms come with a whirlpool for you to take a dip at any time you like, plus an amazing sea-view spa!
Rates: From USD192/night
Address: Daebubuk-dong 1870-105 Ansan
Contact: +82 10-4352-1641 | Website
Conveniently located in Hongdae, Seoul, K-Pop fans are in for a good deal at KPOPSTAY! Stay in touch with the K-Pop world and fangirl over your favourite stars together with other fans while hanging out at the café to watch your favourite music videos.
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A three-minute walk from the popular Hongdae area, this guesthouse features a large hall and balcony on the second level, which allows you to socialize with other fans. Travel for 30 minutes to Myeongdong and Itaewon by car from this guesthouse. A mix of shared pods and private rooms, this accommodation is ideal for travelers who don’t wish to spend too much on accommodation.
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The pods are equipped with bunk beds featuring personal reading lights and a privacy curtain. In addition, they have different pods to cater to male and female travelers! Tour arrangements can also be made by the guesthouse’s staff. Do note that this accommodation does not have any TV or WiFi, which is ideal for those who wish to spend more quality time with their friends while they travel!
Rates: USD 22/night
Address: 6-153, Changjeon-dong, Mapo-gu
Contact: +82 10 9955 1969
6. Lotte Hotel Seoul
Located in Seoul’s Central Business District near Myeong-dong, Lotte Hotel Seoul is one of the best hotels in the area! It is the first hotel in Korea to offer a Ladies’ Floor, which is perfect for our Muslimah travelers.
The safety of female guests is cared for, paired together with catered services. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Suite rooms offer lounge access and breakfast for free!
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Plus point; This hotel is also located 15 minutes away from the famous Dongdaemun Market by subway.
Rates: From USD163/night
Address: 30 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Telephone: +82 2-771-1000
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7. NagNe House
Ever wondered what it’s like to live in a traditional Korean house?
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Where the old meets the new, this more then century old traditional Korean house has been renovated into an accommodation for visitors. The rooms in this accommodation are minimally decorated, and what makes it even more unique is that the beds are made of traditional Korean materials!
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Conveniently located in Seoul, this hotel enables easy access to some of the city’s famous tourist attractions. The hotel amenities include airport transportation and free WiFi. Do note that the minimum age of guests visiting this accommodation is 13 years old.
Rates: From $60/night
Address: 6, Jahamun-ro 1na-gil, Jongno-gu Seoul, South Korea 03041
8. Shilla Hotel
Popular K-Drama, Hwarang, fans will be familiar with the term ‘Kingdom of Silla’. Have a feel of what your on-screen actors and actresses experienced while filming the drama. The Shilla Hotel is also famous for hosting Bill Gates, President George Bush and Michael Jackson when they visited Korea and it is also where Korean actress Jun Ji-Hyun held her wedding at.
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A blend of traditional Korean aesthetics with a contemporary design in the heart of the city, this hotel is one of the hotels with the richest heritage in South Korea.
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During winter season, this hotel is packed with visitors who appreciate the tradition and calmness of the hotel’s ambience. The first of its kind in an Asian hotel, the Guerlain Spa, is provided in this hotel and overseen by Paris-trained therapists.
Rates: From USD185/night
Address: 249 Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Telephone: +82 2223 33131
Spend quality time with your friends and family and create memories in Korea that will last a lifetime with any of these unique accommodations!
P.S. Planning your trip to Seoul? Find the yummiest halal eateries, top attractions and nearby prayer spaces all on the HHWT website ?