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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.
based on 1819 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Next to gay nightlife. Modern rooms. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
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 all-day buffet that includes wine in the evening.
The IP has its own gym if you’re up for a bit of exercise. Many restaurants and cafés in the area.
based on 630 Agoda reviews
61% off on Agoda
Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Next to Itaewon Station. Great pool & gym. Free WiFi.
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 HOMPA by Le Queen, Club HIM by 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.
based on 630 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay clubs. Excellent value. New hotel. Free WiFi.
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 district of Myeongdong is only about 4 km away from the hotel.
based on 323 Agoda reviews
45% off on Agoda
Why this hotel? New budget choice. Great location. Near the gay bars & clubs. Free WiFi.
An excellent 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.
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upmarket district, located south of the river; the 'Beverly Hills of Seoul'
Itaewon / gay scene
Seoul's entertainment district; home of 'Homo Hill' gay bars & dance clubs
Jongno / Insadong
home to local gay bars, traditional Korean shops and great restaurants
huge shopping district, with many tourist attractions and landmarks
based on 1097 Agoda reviews
33% off on Agoda
Why this hotel? Walk to the gay bars. Friendly service. Budget choice. Free WiFi.
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.
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.
7.9 Very Good
based on 653 Agoda reviews
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.
based on 1095 Agoda reviews
71% off on Agoda
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.
based on 607 Agoda reviews
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.
based on 2354 Agoda reviews
72% off on Agoda
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.
7.2 Very Good
based on 658 Agoda reviews
72% off on Agoda
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.
based on 67 Agoda reviews
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.
based on 67 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Great value. Near the gay nightlife. Free WiFi.
Doulos Hotel’s value for money and great location make it a popular choice with gay guests. It 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.
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.
based on 1207 Agoda reviews
52% off on Agoda
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.
based on 7697 Agoda reviews
78% off on Agoda
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.
7.8 Very Good
based on 230 Agoda reviews
63% off on Agoda
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.
based on 1735 Agoda reviews
73% off on Agoda
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 location is great for shopping in Myeongdong. Many restaurants nearby.
based on 2492 Agoda reviews
83% off on Agoda
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.