Hostels in Seoul, South Korea

49 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Seoul

Zzzip Guesthouse in Hongdae

Mapo District
Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…-10 days before check-in : no charge - 5 days before check-in : 50% of total booking or -1 night(whichever higher) - 4 days before check-in : 100% of total booking - No show : 100% of total … More
from $14.38
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…9. No pets. 10. No curfew. 11. NO smoking in Room, but have smoking area." …"…go straight anf turn left. 2 floor of subway building. ( cost: around 5000 won, duration 80 minutes) AIRPORT BUS … More
from $7.76

Jin's Paradise

Donggyo-Dong
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Since our host and staff are real backpackers, We do what we need for our staying. â–  Free coffee and tea 24hrs â–¡Free laundry â– Free city maps & Tips â–¡Free bicycle rent ☆Daily … More
from $15.58

Hostel Tommy

Jongno District
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…A simple free breakfast of toast, jam and coffee is available from 07:00 - 10:00. All rooms are fitted with both heating and air conditioning. Dormitory rooms have private lockers and shared … More
from $9.39
Family-Friendly Hostel
103-2 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu More
from $15.05

Hithere Guesthouse


Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…8. No smoking in rooms, but designated area is provided 9. Pets are not allowed 10. Reception working hours: from 10:00am to 20:00pm" …"Hithere Guesthouse is a 5-minute walk from Exit 8 of … More
from $12.32

Hostel Haru

Seorin-Dong
Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller Quiet Rest
"…Rooms open up to view stretching from shopping centers, restaurants, and gardens to amazing tourist attractions. Furnished with a choice of single room to 6 bed dormitory rooms, they are … More
from $19.11

Seoul Cube Jongro


Free Breakfast
"For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Seoul, Seoul Cube Jongro is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that … More
from $12.22
Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…(8 bed & 4 bed Dorm - Solo Travelers only, for making more friends when you travel) This is the place to go if you want to kick back and relax from your busy normal life with exploring Seoul, … More
from $10.27
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…(1) Late check out is KRW10,000 per hour. (2) Please return the card key to the reception after checking out. 4. Payment: (1) Cash or credit card upon checking in (2) A 5% surcharge if pay by … More
from $9.29

Insadong Hostel

Jongno District
Free Breakfast
Couples Solo Traveller
"…All rooms of Insa Hostel Insadong are ensuite (with bathroom). There are 2 common area, one on the Ground Floor (with Kitchen) and the other is on the roof top. Almost everything in here are free … More
from $8.86

Philstay Ehwa Boutique - Female Only

Daehyeon-Dong
Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller
"…Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the hostel. Philstay Ehwa Boutique is waiting right here for all of you. Have a nice trip in the vibrant heart of South Korea. ***Property … More
from $10.20
Family-Friendly Hostel
90, World Cup buk-ro 4-gil, Mapo-gu More
from $6.46
"…1. Check-in time: 15:00pm to 21:00pm(Penalty after 9pm : 10,000krw per hour) 2. Check-out time: from 09:00am to 11:00am 3. Cancellation policy: 7 days advance notice for free cancellation - In … More
from $11.68

Able Guesthouse Hongdae

Mapo District
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…It is within close proximity of Hongdae area, which is known for its urban arts and indie music culture, clubs and entertainments. Offering cozy and clean beds, Able is a warm and friendly … More
from $6.74

G Guest House Itaewon In

Yongsan District
Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…You can be benefited with bike rental, free printing/copying services, free luggage storage service, transportation card / hair iron / international converter / iron & iron board rental services, … More
from $12.52

The One Hostel Hongdae In

Mapo District
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The hostel itself is not so easy to find, as there is only one blue sign for the hostel attached to outside four stories up (the level the hostel is on). Even then, there is no indication of where … More
from $8.92

Namsan Guest House


Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The staff was very, very helpful. They recommended restaurants to go to, picked us up at the subway stop, served us fresh-brewed coffee. The other guests were quiet and friendly. I recommend this … More
from $12.53

Inno Hostel & Pub Lounge Hongdae

Mapo District
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Inno Hostel & Pub Lounge Hongdae is an 3-minute walk from the Hapjeong subway station (Line No. 2 & No. 6). It is about a 15-minute drive from the Myeongdong and Namdaemun markets,40-munite drive … More
from $11.21

Stepinn Myeongdong 1


Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Our property is just 1min from The Myeongdong Cathedral, 4min from Lotte department store, and even in the middle of Myeongdong shopping area. 3. If you are lucky, you might stay in the rooms … More
from $41.51

Hostels in Seoul, South Korea

49 hostels available. Prices start from $12.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Seoul (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

In Seoul, South Korea, skyscrapers and ancient palaces coexist. With more than twenty-five million people, it is one of the largest metropolitan cities and of the biggest cultural and financial centres in Asia. The city is divided by the Han River. Seoul has many areas, and each of them may feel like a different city. Each of these "cities" has a different vibe, so it is recommended to check what kind of neighbourhood appeals the most to you, before booking your Seoul, South Korea hostel. Sinchon, Hongdae, Itaewon, Bukchon, Myeongdong, and Insadong are some of the most popular districts to book a hostel in Seoul, South Korea, but there are many more interesting districts in Seoul.

Sinchon and Hongdae districts are home to many university students. This district is very much alive at night with a great clubbing scene and plenty of restaurants and cafes. Sinchon or Hongdae are good choices for a Seoul, South Korea hostel if you are planning on partying. Itaewon is interesting for the same reasons, but has a bigger expat community. The Bukchon area is away from the skyscrapers and modern architecture. Bukchon is a district full of cultural landmarks and the buildings consist of traditional Korean houses. Booking a Seoul, South Korea hostel in this district is ideal if you plan to see a lot of cultural sites while here.

If shopping and street food are your priorities on your visit, then booking your Seoul, South Korea hostel in Myeongdong may be your best choice. Myeongdong is one of Seoul’s best districts for fashion lovers and there are plenty of street food stalls to get a bite. Insadong is not as crowed as most other districts, but is still great for exploring Seoul’s cultural sites -- Insadong is a great choice for families to book a Seoul, South Korea hostel.

Seoul is a massive city with lots of interesting landmarks. You can easily spend more than a week and still have a list of interesting landmarks that you have not seen. If you are staying for more than a few days in Seoul, you might as well change hostels within Seoul to get a better idea of the different districts.

Written by local expertz for Seoul

Written by local expertz for Seoul Martin Straatman

Seoul Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Seoul, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 49
Average dorm price $32
Average private room price $112
Cheapest hostel in Seoul Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun with $11
Party hostels in Seoul Jin's Paradise (10 in total)
Most Seoul hostels are located in Mapo District, Jongno District, Yongsan District
Average rating of all hostels 6

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Travel Tips for Seoul - from the Community

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