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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 mid-range + budget hotels in Seoul 2019 for gay travellers 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.

Imperial Palace (IP) Boutique Hotel
Imperial Palace (IP) Boutique Hotel
Next to gay nightlife.
Imperial Palace (IP) Boutique Hotel
Imperial Palace (IP) Boutique Hotel
Imperial Palace (IP) Boutique Hotel
Imperial Palace (IP) Boutique Hotel

737-32 Hannam, Yongsan, Seoul | map

8.1 Excellent
based on 1987 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 2016
Top 25
2017
Top 25
2018
Top 25

The most popular hotel in Seoul on Travel Gay Asia. The modern Imperial Palace (IP) Boutique is an easy walk to Always Homme gay bar, Club HIM by 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 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.

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)

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Hotel ITW
Hotel ITW
Close to gay clubs.
Hotel ITW
Hotel ITW
Hotel ITW
Hotel ITW

126-7 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul | map

8.1 Excellent
based on 1987 Agoda reviews

Hotel ITW4 stars

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

Most booked 2016
Top 100
2017
Top 100
2018
Top 50

The excellent-value, modern ITW hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from the gay bars on Homo Hill, popular gay club HIM by Pulse, HOMPA 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 district of Myeongdong is only about 4 km away from the hotel.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网)

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Hamilton Hotel Itaewon
Hamilton Hotel Itaewon
Walk to gay bars.
Hamilton Hotel Itaewon
Hamilton Hotel Itaewon
Hamilton Hotel Itaewon
Hamilton Hotel Itaewon

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

8.4 Excellent
based on 1039 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
2018
Top 100

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 QueenClub 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.

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)

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G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul
G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul
New budget choice.
G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul
G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul
G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul
G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul

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

8.8 Excellent
based on 547 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
2018
Top 100

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 & 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)

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SP @ Itaewon Guesthouse
SP @ Itaewon Guesthouse
Walk to the gay bars.
SP @ Itaewon Guesthouse
SP @ Itaewon Guesthouse
SP @ Itaewon Guesthouse
SP @ Itaewon Guesthouse

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

7.7 Very Good
based on 376 Agoda reviews

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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 & 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)

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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.

Jongno Amare Hotel
Jongno Amare Hotel
Near the gay scene.
Jongno Amare Hotel
Jongno Amare Hotel
Jongno Amare Hotel
Jongno Amare Hotel

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

7.9 Very Good
based on 738 Agoda reviews

Jongno Amare Hotel3 stars

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

Most booked 2018
Top 100

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 offers large rooms with flat screen cable TV, air conditioning, minibar, free WiFi and personal computer.

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

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CenterMark Hotel
CenterMark Hotel
Walk to the gay bars.
CenterMark Hotel
CenterMark Hotel
CenterMark Hotel
CenterMark Hotel

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

8.4 Excellent
based on 1577 Agoda reviews

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CenterMark Hotel4 stars

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

Most booked 2018
Top 100

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.

features cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网)

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ibis Ambassador Insadong
ibis Ambassador Insadong
Popular with gay guests.
ibis Ambassador Insadong
ibis Ambassador Insadong
ibis Ambassador Insadong
ibis Ambassador Insadong

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

8 Excellent
based on 826 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 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, 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)

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Hotel Aventree Jongno
Hotel Aventree Jongno
Close to gay bar scene.
Hotel Aventree Jongno
Hotel Aventree Jongno
Hotel Aventree Jongno
Hotel Aventree Jongno

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

8.1 Excellent
based on 2872 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)

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Hotel Pop Jongno
Hotel Pop Jongno
Walk to gay bars.
Hotel Pop Jongno
Hotel Pop Jongno
Hotel Pop Jongno
Hotel Pop Jongno

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

7.2 Very Good
based on 719 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)

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TOP Hotel & Residence Insadong
TOP Hotel & Residence Insadong
In the gay district.
TOP Hotel & Residence Insadong
TOP Hotel & Residence Insadong
TOP Hotel & Residence Insadong
TOP Hotel & Residence Insadong

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

8.1 Excellent
based on 85 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, washing machine), flat screen cable TV, free WiFi. There is a shared lounge and a 24-hour front desk. Staff are friendly and 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)

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Doulos Hotel
Doulos Hotel
Popular choice.
Doulos Hotel
Doulos Hotel
Doulos Hotel
Doulos Hotel

112 Gwansu-dong, Jongno, Seoul | map

8.1 Excellent
based on 85 Agoda reviews

Doulos Hotel3 stars

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.

features cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 免费无线上网)

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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.

Fraser Place Central Seoul
Fraser Place Central Seoul
Apartment style.
Fraser Place Central Seoul
Fraser Place Central Seoul
Fraser Place Central Seoul
Fraser Place Central Seoul

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

8.2 Excellent
based on 1388 Agoda reviews

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.T

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

The Fraser is within walking distance of Namdaemun Market and Deoksu Palace , gay dance club HOMPA by Le QueenHIM by Pulse, and the gay nightlife 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)

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Hotel PJ Myeongdong
Hotel PJ Myeongdong
Great for shopping.
Hotel PJ Myeongdong
Hotel PJ Myeongdong
Hotel PJ Myeongdong
Hotel PJ Myeongdong

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

8.2 Excellent
based on 8525 Agoda reviews

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Hotel PJ Myeongdong4 stars

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

Most booked 2018
Top 100

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)

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Golden Tulip M Hotel
Golden Tulip M Hotel
Walk to Myeongdong.
Golden Tulip M Hotel
Golden Tulip M Hotel
Golden Tulip M Hotel
Golden Tulip M Hotel

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

8 Excellent
based on 359 Agoda reviews

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Golden Tulip M Hotel4 stars

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

Perfect for gay shopaholics. This great-value, new Golden Tulip 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)

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Fraser Place Namdaemun
Fraser Place Namdaemun
Apartment style.
Fraser Place Namdaemun
Fraser Place Namdaemun
Fraser Place Namdaemun
Fraser Place Namdaemun

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

8.3 Excellent
based on 2016 Agoda reviews

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 with easy connections to other parts of Seoul.

Modern guest rooms are tastefully decorated, each featuring free WiFi, iPod dock, flat screen TV, fridge and desk. Apartments 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.

features restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网)

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Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Next to Myeongdong station.
Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong

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

8 Excellent
based on 4142 Agoda reviews

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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)

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