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Top Seoul Historic Hotels

Raon Guest House Jongno
2 out of 5
40-11, Yulgok-ro 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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4.5/5Wonderful! (70 reviews)

"The host was so nice that he met us at the property and let us check in early as we had an early morning flight and and had a lot of luggage. It made it so convenient to be able to have a place to put everything and not worry about waiting until check in time. The place is really clean and property ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Raon Guest House Jongno
Bibimbap Guesthouse
2.5 out of 5
5-7, Sajik-ro 9ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is ¥13,837 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)

"The location was great for visiting landmarks, palaces and even hiking Inwansan. It’s a traditional Korean setup with heated floors which was a very nice touch."…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Bibimbap Guesthouse
Center Mark Hotel
4 out of 5
38, Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
Good hotel

"Good location very accessible. Satisfacción with staying"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Center Mark Hotel
Hostel Korea 11th Changdeokgung
2 out of 5
85, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is ¥2,662 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (238 reviews)

"Close to train station and palace. Bus to airport is about 3 minutes"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2019

Hostel Korea 11th Changdeokgung
ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
3.5 out of 5
31, Samil-daero 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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The price is ¥4,279 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,073 reviews)

"easy to access and receptionist was very friendly and good speak English. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
Hostel Stay Now Jongno-Fortune Hostel 
2 out of 5
38 Samildaero 32ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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4.1/5Very Good! (352 reviews)

"Close to downtown and transportation. Excellent for the budget traveller."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

Hostel Stay Now Jongno-Fortune Hostel 
Yoo's Family Guest House
3 out of 5
19, Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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4.1/5Very Good! (159 reviews)
Perfect for family's

"wonderful stay at Yoo's with the family. the host lady was very kind and helpful. the location is perfect. most of the attractions are walkable."…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Yoo's Family Guest House
AMASS HOTEL INSADONG
3 out of 5
11, Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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4.1/5Very Good! (348 reviews)

"- location: very convenient in the old city quarter, within walking distance to many attractions. 5 minute walk to airport bus and 10 mins walk to underground station (and i am 60 yrs old!) - staff: extremely polite and helpful, especially the lady at the front desk (sorry i forgot her name) -cleanliness: ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

AMASS HOTEL INSADONG
Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall
3.5 out of 5
22, Sejong-daero 16-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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4/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"There’s a lot of local delights around the hotel, however mainly are closed during Sunday when we arrive. Side note, the exit 8 nearest to the hotel was all stairs, so you might want to look for alternative exit"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall
SLA Seoul Loft Apartments
4 out of 5
158, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is ¥7,958 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (391 reviews)

"This hotel was in a perfect location! So close to everything! The staff was very nice and friendly, the rooms were spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable! The view was really awesome because I could see Chang Gyeong palace. Plus, did not hear much street noise. This is my favorite place ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

SLA Seoul Loft Apartments
Woo Guest house
3 out of 5
22, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
The price is ¥5,364 per night
3.8/5Good! (86 reviews)

"The only good thing about this place was the location. Otherwise, " No private bathroom, folks be aware." It has to be clearly noticed. If I had known it earlier, I would have not booked this hostel. This facility stinks, on second day, some brown sticky liquidy stuff come off from the floor... yikes.... ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Woo Guest house
Gonggan Guesthouse
2 out of 5
50-4 Toegye-ro 36ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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3.6/5Good! (23 reviews)
Great Guestrhouse for the price

"Weekday manager is very kind and great help while we stay. I highly recommend this guesthouse to anyone who want to save money"…"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

Gonggan Guesthouse
Hotel Daewoo Inn
2.5 out of 5
22-2, Sejong-daero 14-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is ¥3,553 per night
3.6/5Good! (235 reviews)
Good place. Could be better

"Can't complain for the price. It's in a central location. The room itself isn't cozy so we didn't spend much time in it. It was just a place to sleep and shower. Breakfast was decent and the room was cleaned daily. Good enough for the price but if you can afford better, book somewhere else."…"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2020

Hotel Daewoo Inn
Hotel Cullinan Jongno
2.5 out of 5
6, Supyo-ro 26-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is ¥5,084 per night
3.6/5Good! (17 reviews)
호텔이라기보단 모텔에 가까움

"숙박은 괜찮았으나 호텔은 아니고 모텔촌입니다. 주변에 다 모텔이 뭉쳐있으니 참고하세요."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

Hotel Cullinan Jongno
Gogoong Hotel
2.5 out of 5
164, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is ¥4,642 per night
3.5/5Good! (100 reviews)
Very good location

"I liked everything, the price, friendly staffs. Most of all, the location. It is located within the walking distance to most attraction, i.e, Chenggyoung goong, Namsan tower, Myungdong, Insadong, Dongdaemoon market place. Oh, it had a safe parking lot for pick-up and drop off or to park."…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2019

Gogoong Hotel
K-POP Hotel Seoul Tower
2.5 out of 5
211 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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The price is ¥2,206 per night
3.5/5Good! (343 reviews)
Small room small price

"It was a cheap place to stay. However it was dirty. Stairs were a disaster (clutter every where) and it smelled of dead fish. Walls are paper thin you can hear every conversation at 430am. But for the price it has everything you need for your stay and its a great location. I would stay here ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

K-POP Hotel Seoul Tower
Seoul 53 hotel Insadong
3 out of 5
53, Donhwamun-ro 11na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is ¥3,168 per night
3.3/5 (87 reviews)
Great value for money.

"The room was minimally cleaned everyday. There were no toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion. They charge 1,000 won for toothbrush. They only provide 2 bottles of water upon check in and you must refill it as needed from the water dispenser in their cafeteria. I stayed for 5 days, ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2017

Seoul 53 hotel Insadong
Hotel Sulla
2 out of 5
17, Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is ¥3,620 per night
2.3/5 (4 reviews)
Cheap and simple

"Good cheap place but can very depending on other guests"…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2016

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Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Seoul?
Those interested in local history will want to find time to see the temples and monuments in Seoul. You’ll likely want to savor the charming cafés and top-notch restaurants during your visit. You can also take time at the popular shops in this culturally rich area.
What's the best accommodation in Seoul that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Amiga Inn Seoul is a top hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it features free WiFi and laundry facilities. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park is a short 19-minute walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Travel Monster and Center Mark Hotel.
How many historically relevant hotels are located in Seoul?
In Seoul, there are 1985 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 1352 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Seoul?
Seoul is notable for its temples and monuments, and landmarks include Gyeongbok Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Deoksugung Palace. Cultural venues include Dongdaemun History and Culture Park, Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, and National Museum of Korea. Other popular sights include Myeongdong Street and Seoul City Hall.
What is a historic hotel like in Seoul?
Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in a building officially recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in Seoul often retain original characteristics like traditional architecture and period features in their public spaces or guestrooms.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
They are quite similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to focus on the physical building and architecture. Heritage hotels draw their meaning mainly from the cultural value that the place has and how it inspired the surrounding community.
Do historic hotels in Seoul have modern facilities?
Yes, efforts are made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades, but hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and safety features. Tourists who book a stay should expect the popular amenities you’d get from a hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, and free and fast Internet. Booking a historic hotel in Seoul doesn’t mean you will stay in a place that’s rundown.

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