May 20, 2019 - May 21, 2019

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If you want to travel to Seoul South Korea but you are on a tight budget we have you covered. You need to save money, but you don't need your budget constraints to create a compromise. Continue reading to learn how it's possible to experience the best of South Korea on a shoestring budget.

Planning a Budget Trip to Seoul

Start your trip planning off right by searching for and booking the cheapest flights to Seoul. Even if you aren't sure of your travel dates yet, Skyscanner's unique cheapest month search can be very helpful. When you search using this tool, you will easily find all available airfare for up to a year in advance. This allows you to identify the least expensive month for travel to Seoul, South Korea.

Now, we'll help you learn more about your destination. Below we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions and offer tips to help you find the lowest prices on Seoul hotels. We also make it easy to compare and book the best rental car deals in Seoul.

Are there low-priced hotels and resorts in Seoul?

Yes. We used Skyscanner's mobile app and discovered Seoul hotels and resorts priced for each and every budget. Did you know that you don't have to sacrifice luxury, to stay within your budget? We found quite a few 5-star properties available for just $95 each night. Skyscanner's easy and intuitive hotel search allows you to view all available accommodations, read real reviews, find answers to frequently asked questions, and make your reservations --all on the same page!

Where are Seoul hotels located?

In Seoul, you'll find hotels located near the city center and along the Incheon River. Once you have selected your search criteria, you can view a Google map showing each property in its precise location.

What are my transportation options in Seoul?

Seoul has an efficient and modern system of public transport which includes subway, trains, and buses. KTX runs the express railway service between the cities of Seoul and Busan and Seoul and Gyeongju (Si Gyeongju). A KR Pass is available to foreign guests. The subway is the next best option. There are nine major subway lines which run throughout the city into the suburbs. Seoul also has four different bus lines which are also color-coded by the district. However, if your dream is tooling around the city in a fancy sports car, you will want to check out Skyscanner's awesome deals on Seoul rental cars.

How much do hotels in Seoul cost?

In Seoul the hotels range from $19 per night in the Gangseo-gu district to $100 per night for a luxury suite in the Geumcheon-gu district. No matter what your budget is, you can be sure you are getting the best deal possible with Skyscanner. The site searches thousands of advertised prices on the internet. When we searched for the cheapest hotel deals in Seoul we were able to book the cheapest hotels in June, when you can get a 5-star hotel for under $100 per night, a 4-star hotel averaged $40, and economy hotels and boarding rooms were available for as little as $12 per night.

Are there any unique boutique hotels in Seoul?

Yes! If you want to skip the large chains and opt for a quaint or modern boutique hotel, B&B, condo, or apartment in Seoul, Skyscanner will help you find those too. Two of the most popular boutique hotels on our site in Seoul are:

Touring Seoul on a Budget

First of all, street food in South Korea is something everyone has to try. We're talking Tteokbokki or spicy rice cakes, Odeng also called fish cakes and the delicious Hotteok sweet pancakes. Street food is both affordable and absolutely delicious!

Next, visit the many free museums in the area. According to Google, there more than 100 museums in Seoul.

  • National Folk Museum of Korea - free admission
  • This museum is located at Gyeongbokbung Palace features exhibits that focus on daily life and the culture of Korea from prehistory through the end of Joseon Dynasty.

  • National Palace Museum of Korea - free admission
  • This museum is located right next door and showcases many art and artifacts from the Joseon Dynasty.

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Liao Ariel

Seoul is a very interesting city ,with lots of fun places and delicious food.

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Elisa Cruz

Seoul felt like a home away from home. Loved the food, people, the city life, it was great. I recommend to visit Seoul or any part of S. Korea in your lifetime!

Jenny Rich "Jenny is Free"
Jenny Rich "Jenny is Free"Beijing, China

Seoul is a city from the past. Seoul is the city of the future. A delicious blend of old and new, this is one of my favourite cities in the world. Many travellers will tell you the same thing, too. And there's a reason for that. There's innovation, trendsetters, inviting neighbourhoods, and some beautiful natural scenery that will keep anyone coming back.


The least expensive month is July, with an average of $97 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Seoul is October, with an average price of $126 per night.
The average price of a hotel in May last year was $102 per night. This is 6% less than the average nightly price of $109 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Seoul, the expected average temperature in May is 17.9°C/64.2°F. The warmest month is typically August, which averages 29.7°C/85.5°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging -5.7°C/21.7°F.
The nearest airport to Seoul is Seoul Gimpo (GMP) (10.61 miles). Other nearby airports include: Seoul Incheon Int'l (29.68 miles)

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