Destination guide

A chic metropolis with loads of 'Seoul' (sorry not sorry)

If you're considering Seoul for your next trip, you can look forward to a true feast of cultural and culinary delights. The world's 4th largest city, Seoul boasts 2,000 years of history, a cosmopolitan culture and loads of activities and sights for visitors of every stripe. Seoul vacation rentals range from uber-trendy lofts to budget-friendly options, and will place you near some of the world's coolest attractions. The city's well-preserved palaces and historical neighbourhoods provide a striking contrast to its modern vibe, and with plenty of eclectic urban parks, you'll always have a nature escape at your fingertips too.

Things to do

Sitting on top of the world at Seoul's skyscrapers

Journey back to the future at the sleek, spaceship-like Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Or dial the Delorean back to 1300, and see how royalty lived in the 14th century at the sprawling Gyeongbokgung Palace and gardens, a short trip from the ancient streets of Bukchon Hanok Village. Kids will adore the water park and aquarium at Lotte World, an adventure park that boasts the world's 5th tallest skyscraper. A ride to the top of iconic N Seoul Tower will bring you to a revolving restaurant with sweeping city views. And the National Museum of Korea is always a hit with art and history buffs.

Activities

From ancient palaces to modern malls, Seoul's got it all

There are thousands of things to see and do in Seoul, and your greatest challenge will be determining which attractions and sights you should hit during your vacation. Fashionista? Put your shopping bag – and your wallet – through its paces at the many malls in the Myeongdong district. Then, fill up on Korean bites at the Gwangjang Market, an enormous traditional market full of local goods and scrumptious street food. Night owls looking for discos and clubs can head to Gangnam, Sinchon or Hongdae for the trendiest scenes, including live music and excellent dining.

Weather

From fat flakes to scorchin' sun in seasonal Seoul

Visitors to Seoul can experience 4 distinct seasons throughout the year, from blazing sun to tranquil snowfalls. The East Asian monsoon pays a visit to Seoul between June and September, bringing copious rainfall with it. But the rains can provide welcome relief from the hot, humid weather. Temperatures cool considerably during spring and autumn, both of which can be lovely times for Seoul vacation rentals. From December to March, it's usually in the single – or sometimes negative – digits, with snow blanketing the cityscape at least several times each month.

Natural highlights

With 25 districts to choose from, you'll find your jive

You have to visit to understand the sheer size of this densely populated metropolis. Seoul's skyscrapers overlook the mighty Han River, which splits Seoul into north and south sections before it dumps into the Yellow Sea a few kilometres away. Seoul's population of about 25 million people is packed into a whopping 25 districts (or 'Gu'). Each has its own flavour and vibe, and you'll find Seoul vacation rentals in most of them. While the landscape is urban, there are plenty of parks where you can enjoy nature, such as Seoul Forest and Yeouido Park.

How to get there

Transport to and around Seoul

Fly into Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.), which is 30.2 mi (48.7 km) away.

It's easy to get around Seoul by catching a ride on the metro at Euljiro 1-ga Station, Jonggak Station or City Hall Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Seoul?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 343 holiday rentals around Seoul. From 214 Condos/Apartments to 102 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Seoul is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Seoul?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Seoul:

  • Gangnam-gu: 42 holiday homes
  • Myeong-dong: 34 holiday homes
  • Sinchon-dong: 39 holiday homes
  • Samseong1-dong: 16 holiday homes
  • Yongsan-gu: 92 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Seoul?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Seoul. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hongik University: 336 holiday rentals
  • Hongdae Music Show Theatre: 337 holiday rentals
  • Lotte Outlets - Seoul Station Branch: 333 holiday rentals
  • Lotte World Tower: 324 holiday rentals
  • Korea University: 331 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Seoul listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Seoul?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 214 Condos/Apartments in Seoul. Our other popular types of Seoul holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 102 holiday houses
  • Studios: 231 holiday houses
  • Guest houses: 3 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Seoul?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 310 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Seoul. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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