Gay Seoul • Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Seoul has a great choice of hotels with something to suit all budgets. Our recommendations are well-located for the gay scene, sightseeing and shops.

Our top Seoul mid-range & budget hotels for 2017 are divided by area:

Itaewon / gay scene

home of the "Homo Hill' gay bars & dance club scene

Jongno / Insadong

central district with restaurants, shops and its own gay village

Myeongdong / Seoul Central

the heart of Seoul, shopping district & tourist-popular area


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Itaewon / gay scene

Seoul’s main gay nightlife & entertainment district. Itaewon is home to gay bars on “Homo Hill”, popular dance clubs and restaurants. Hotels in this area offer a great base for the gay party & club scene.

Next to gay nightlife.

737-32, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 1731 Agoda reviews

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Imperial Palace (IP) Boutique Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Next to gay nightlife. Modern rooms. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 25
2016
Top 25
2017
Top 25

The most popular hotel in Seoul on Travel Gay Asia. The contemporary Imperial Palace (IP) Boutique Hotel is an easy walk to Always Homme gay bar, club PulseEquus cruise club and other gay venues.

This great-value hotel features bright, comfortable rooms, with flat screen TV, iPod dock, free WiFi and fully mirrored bathroom. The onsite Café Amiga serves excellent all-day buffet that includes wine in the evening.

The hotel also has its own gym if you’re up for a bit of workout. Plenty of restaurants and cafés in the area.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, massage, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 19-06-2017

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Walk to gay bars.

179 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul | map | distance

8.3 Excellent
based on 481 Agoda reviews

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Hamilton Hotel Itaewon4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Next to Itaewon Station. Great pool & gym. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100
2017
Top 50

The newly upgraded Hamilton is in perfect location for the Itaewon gay nightlife, right next to Itaewon subway station and just a few minutes’ walk from GRAY, Club PULSE and the gay bars on ‘Homo Hill’.

Guest rooms have been renovated with modern furnishings, flat screen TV’s, free WiFi, mini-fridges and private bathroom with hi-tech Daelim electronic toilets.

The hotel has a great gym and a nice rooftop pool with sun loungers that are quite popular in the summer with the muscled gay crowd. An endless choice of restaurants, cafés and shops are nearby.

features cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, gym, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 按摩, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 27-06-2017

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Close to gay clubs.

126-7, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul | map | distance

7.6 Very Good
based on 240 Agoda reviews

Hotel ITW4 stars

Why this hotel? Close to gay clubs. Excellent value. New hotel. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100
2016
Top 100
2017
Top 100

The excellent-value, modern ITW hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from the gay bars on Homo Hill, popular gay dance club PULSE, The GRAY and the Itaewon subway station.

All 70 guest rooms at Hotel I.T.W have free WiFi, air conditioning, TV, fridge, electric kettle and safe. 24-hour front desk and laundry services are available.

Tourist sights like Nam Mountain and Han River are about 1 km away. The famous shopping area, Myeongdong,  is about 4 km from the hotel.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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New budget choice.

131-11 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul | map | distance

8.9 Excellent
based on 255 Agoda reviews

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G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul1-5 stars

Why this hotel? New budget choice. Great location. Near the gay bars & clubs. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100
2017
Top 100

An excellent, relatively new  budget hotel in Itaewon. The G Guesthouse is located a 1-minute walk from Itaewon Station (Line 6) and within walking distance to gay bars on Homo Hill, Hyundae Sauna and other gay clubs.

Rooms and dorms with shared/shared facilities are available. Features include air conditioning, seating area, locker and desk. There’s free WiFi in public areas and a rooftop garden with sun terrace.

Guests have access to a shared kitchen and dining area where free breakfast is served. The G Guesthouse provides luggage storage, cell phone rental services.

features sun terrace, free wi-fi (阳台, 免费无线上网) | updated: 19-06-2017

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Walk to the gay bars.

112-11 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul | map | distance

7.8 Very Good
based on 273 Agoda reviews

SP @ Itaewon Guesthouse1-5 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to the gay bars. Friendly service. Budget choice. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 100

Quality budget-level hostel located right next to the gay nightlife in Itaewon (a few minutes’ walk) and a 5-minute walk from Itaewon Station.

SP Guesthouse offers 3 large bathrooms (to share), a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and a large common area.

The bedrooms and dorms are clean and fully air-conditioned. There’s free WiFi in public areas. Staff are welcoming and friendly.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 27-06-2017

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Jongno / Insadong

Seoul’s central district. Jongno has an excellent range of restaurants, shopping areas, famous markets, etc. The area is home to the local gay bar scene. These hotels have proven popular with gay visitors.

Near the gay scene.

165 Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul | map | distance

7.8 Very Good
based on 631 Agoda reviews

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Jongno Amare Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Near the gay scene. Modern rooms. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

Well-located for the gay bars on Nakwon-dong in Jongno, a few minutes’ walk of gay sauna Mun Hwa and Jongno 3-ga Station, the Amare hotel offers clean, large rooms with flat screen cable TV, air conditioning, minibar, free WiFi and two personal computers.

Insadong and Geyongbokgung Palace are walking distance from the hotel. One of the most popular hotels in Jongno in Travel Gay Asia.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Walk to the gay bars.

38 Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul | map | distance

8.3 Excellent
based on 804 Agoda reviews

CenterMark Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to the gay bars. Central location. Value for money. Free WiFi.

The Centermark is located in the very heart of Seoul, just a 10-minute walk to Insadong, Myeongdong and the gay bar scene in Jongno. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Guest rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, fridge, personal safe, etc. Onsite facilities include a gym, business centre with computer stations, and a few restaurants.

The hotel’s central location makes it easy to explore Seoul. The beautiful Changdeok Palace and Gyeongbok Palace are less than 10 minutes’ walk away, as is the nearest subway station.

features cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Popular with gay guests.

31 Samil-daero 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul | map | distance

7.9 Very Good
based on 523 Agoda reviews

ibis Ambassador Insadong4 stars

Why this hotel? Popular with gay guests. Great for shopping. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

The perfect budget hotel in central Seoul and a popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. The ibis Ambassador is located in the heart of the culturally rich Insadong area, a 4-minute walk from Jongno 3-ga Station,

There is a huge range of shops, markets and dining options nearby, and the gay bars in Jongno are within walking distances away from the hotel.

Each bright, modern guest room features include flat screen LCD TV, safe, work desk and free WiFi. Onsite facilities include a gym, a café, bar and restaurant.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Close to gay bar scene.

65-1 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 2127 Agoda reviews

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Hotel Aventree Jongno4 stars

Why this hotel? Close to gay bar scene. Excellent value for money. Free WiFi.

Modern hotel in a convenient location, very close to the Jongno gay bars, 5-minute walk from Insadong cultural street and 10 minutes from Jongno 3-ga subway station.

Guest rooms have free WiFi. The hotel has its own gym, and the in-house Avenue 65th restaurant serves daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Popular gay Bar Friends and many more gay bars in Jongno are all within 10 minutes’ walk from the Aventree. Plenty of local dining options nearby, too.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Walk to gay bars.

186 Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul | map | distance

7.2 Very Good
based on 640 Agoda reviews

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Hotel Pop Jongno3 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Excellent value for money. Free WiFi.

A popular budget hotel with gay visitors. The 3-star Hotel Pop has a great location, close to all the gay bars in Jongno area and just a 5-minute walk from Jongno 3-ga subway station.

Guest rooms have funky designs with unique wall paintings. Each room features two computers with fast WiFi connection, flat screen TV, en suite bathroom, minibar with free soft drinks and juice. Free popcorn and energy drinks provided at the lobby.

Hotel Pop is a 10-minute walk from traditional Korean restaurants and shops at Insadong and a 5-minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Changdeokgung.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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In the gay district.

14 Samil-daero 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul | map | distance

8.4 Excellent
based on 47 Agoda reviews

TOP Hotel & Residence Insadong3 stars

Why this hotel? In the gay district. Studio rooms. Great value. Free WiFi.

Excellent budget hotel in the heart of the Jongno gay nightlife. TOP Hotel Insadong is located a short walk from the subway station (Exit 5) and local gay bars and restaurants.

The hotel offers basic studios, complete with a kitchenette (stove, fridge and washing machine), flat screen cable TV and free WiFi. There is a shared lounge and a 24-hour front desk. Staff are friendly and can speak English.

The famous Insadong area is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, as is the gay-popular Coffee Bean café at Fraser Suites Insadong hotel. Great value for money.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Popular choice.

112 Gwansu-dong, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 2345 Agoda reviews

Doulos Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Great value. Near the gay nightlife. Free WiFi.

Doulos Hotel’s great value for money and great location make it a popular choice with gay guests. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from Jongno 3-ga station (Line 1) and the Jongno gay bars and nightlife.

All modern, chic guest rooms feature a flat screen TV, minibar, an air purifier and free WiFi. Laptop rental and self-service laundromat are available.

Nearby, there are many local dining options, and even more restaurants and craft shops in Insadong are just about 10 minutes away. Staff are friendly and English-speaking.

features cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Myeongdong / Seoul Central

The historic centre of Seoul and home of famous landmarks, Seoul Tower and Myeongdong market. Located on the north side of the Han River, the area is great for sightseeing, shopping & transport links.

Apartment style.

78, Tongil ro, Jung-gu, Seoul | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 1134 Agoda reviews

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Fraser Place Central Seoul4 stars

Why this hotel? Apartment style. Large well-equipped rooms. Great location. Free WiFi.

Central apartments with nice city views, near the best shopping areas. Fraser Place offers free shuttle services to two subway stations, although both are only a 10-minute walk away.

The large, well-equipped apartments feature a full kitchen with washer, dining area, free WiFi. There is a gym, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The in-house restaurant serves both Asian and Western food.

The Fraser is within walking distance of Namdaemun Market and Deoksu Palace. gay dance club PULSE, The GRAY and the gay bars in Itaewon can be reached by taxi in 15 minutes.

features cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, sauna, gym, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 桑拿, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Great for shopping.

73-1 Inhyeon-dong 2-ga, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 7336 Agoda reviews

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Hotel PJ Myeongdong4 stars

Why this hotel? Great for shopping. Excellent value. Best seller. Free WiFi.

One of the most popular hotels in central Seoul. The excellent-value Hotel PJ offers free shuttle service to Dongdaemun Market and Lotte Department Store in Myeongdong.

Each comfortable, contemporary guest room features free WiFi internet access, flat screen TV, tea & coffee maker and a private balcony.

The onsite tour desk can help arrange day trips and transfers. PC stations are available. From the nearby Chungmuro subway station, it takes less than 30 minutes to get to the Itaewon gay scene.

features shop, free wi-fi (铺子, 免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Walk to Myeongdong.

93-52 Bukchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul | map | distance

7.9 Very Good
based on 201 Agoda reviews

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Golden Tulip M Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to Myeongdong. Modern rooms. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

The Golden Tulip M is perfect for gay shoppers. This great-value new hotel is located next to Namdaemun Market and just a 5-minute walk to Myeongdong, with its huge range of restaurants and shops.

Each contemporary-style, non-smoking rooms feature free WiFi, air conditioning, flat screen satellite T’V, coffee/tea maker and an en suite bathroom with electronic toilet!

Guests can enjoy the onsite gym, coffee shop and convenience store. Other facilities include a 24-hour front desk, a Korean restaurant and a stylish rooftop bar.

features cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Apartment style.

58 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 1595 Agoda reviews

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Fraser Place Namdaemun4 stars

Why this hotel? Apartment style. Convenient location. Value for money. Free WiFi.

The great-value Fraser Place is located next to Namdaemun Square, a 3-minute walk from City Hall Station and Hoehyeon Station which provide fast connections to other parts of Seoul.

Modern guest rooms are tastefully decorated, each featuring free WiFi, iPod docking station, flat screen TV, refrigerator and desk. Apartment-style rooms also have a small kitchen and living area with sofa.

The hotel has a well-equipped gym, sauna, bar and restaurant where a daily Continental breakfast is served.  The Fraser’s central location is great for shopping in Myeongdong. Many restaurants all around.

features restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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Next to Myeongdong station.

115 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul | map | distance

8 Excellent
based on 1532 Agoda reviews

Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong4 stars

Why this hotel? Next to Myeongdong station. Great for shopping. New hotel. Free WiFi.

The modern Loisir Hotel Seoul enjoys a very convenient location, right next to the Myeongdong subway station (Line 4) and some of the best shopping malls in Seoul.

Each modern guest room features a flat screen TV, minibar, work desk, private bathroom and free WiFi. Interconnected rooms are available.

The Loisir  has a 24-hour front desk and a restaurant, although plenty of local options are within walking distances. The Jongno gay bar scene can be reached within 15 minutes.

features cafe, internet access, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 互联网, 免费无线上网) | updated: 23-06-2017

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