16 Best Airbnbs & Vacation Rentals in Seoul for Every Budget

Stay in these trendy neighbourhoods in Seoul, from Gangnam to Itaewon.

For those who can’t travel to Seoul right now, browsing through houses and apartments can feel like the next best thing. If you’re looking for a place to stay in your future vacation to this energetic city , then you’re in luck. We’ve gathered the best Airbnb homes and vacation rentals in Seoul, from the glamorous homes in Gangnam and Myeongdong to wide apartments in Hongdae and rooftop lookouts in Itaewon, that will give you the best bang for your buck.

Also read: 13 Affordable Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals in Seoul for Budget Travellers

There’s no point in staying too far from the attractions you want to visit — not if you want to save time and energy — so we’ve arranged our rentals according to their location and proximity to tourist sites as well.  Hit up all the stops in your itinerary at the best Airbnb homes and vacation rentals in Seoul below.

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Airbnb homes & vacation rentals in Gangnam, Seoul

1. A lavish house that overlooks trees and city skylines

Lavish Loft Living Room View, a vacation rental in Seoul, South Korea

Lavish Loft Glass Door View, a vacation rental in Seoul, South Korea

Listing name: BS-Entire Serviced Residence & Home Concierge
Listing type: House
Max no. of guests: 5

If you want to splurge during your stay in Seoul, this lavish house, separated from the urban traffic with a border of trees, will give you your money's worth, maybe even more. The views here are amazing any time of the day, from the bright sunrise passing through trees to streams of light from the city at night. If you've come prepared to spend, this Seoul vacation rental is near Dongwha Duty Free Shop if you feel like treating yourself or your friends.

2. This apartment which is wide as it is immaculate

White Linen House Living Room in Gangnam, Seoul

White Linen House Bedroom in Gangnam, Seoul

Listing name: White Linen House
Listing type: Apartment
Max no. of guests: 8

Has it been divined that this spacious apartment is located quite near Bongeunsa Temple? It's as if the suite is inviting you to meditate once you step inside. The rooms are soundproof and the walls are as clear as a blank slate, ensuring that peace is not far off once you rest here. If you so choose, the suites are also fully furnished, complete with a nice TV as a functional piece for the walls. It's also only a stone's throw away from Garosu-gil, a place known for its restaurants and an Instagrammable walkway filled with trees.

3. An exotic loft that celebrates Cappadocian art

Gangnam Cappadocian Apartment Window View

Gangnam Cappadocian Living Room, a vacation rental in Seoul

Listing name: Gangnam - Cappadocia Theme
Listing type: Apartment
Max no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

This interesting accommodation in the Gangnam District is furnished with Cappadocian art and furniture, giving the place an eclectic vibe. Ornate tapestries adorn the landing and the seats while delicate teardrop-shaped lamps hang low from its ceiling. It is as luxurious and diverse as the district it is found in. The location also provides easy access to malls, trains, and Incheon Airport. 

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Airbnb homes & vacation rentals in Myeongdong, Seoul

4. A commune secluded from the metro's busy streets

Oh My Guesthouse Overhead

Oh My Guesthouse Cherry Blossom Patio

Listing name: Oh My Guesthouse
Listing type: Guesthouse
Max no. of guests: 6

It can be arduous to find a place to relax from the urban traffic in Seoul. Fortunately, this guesthouse located in Jongno-Gu is a few metres away from Gyeongbokgung Station. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple are also near the accommodation should you want to visit tourist attractions without going too far. After enjoying the attractions, you can pass by Tongin Market on the way home for high-quality ingredients and grill them on the lush patio for a delicious barbecue.

5. A breathtaking view of the city right at your doorstep

Photopark Patio Namsan Tower View - vrbo seoul

Photopark Bedrooms - Vrbo Seoul, Korea

Listing name: PhotoPark #302 on the 3rd floor
Listing type: Apartment
Max no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

This apartment in the residential neighbourhood of Haebangchon is a peaceful retreat from the busy streets of Itaewon. While it provides convenient routes to major tourist attractions in Seoul, the streets beside it are also popular among tourists for its bars and restaurants. It also boasts a truly scenic view of the city lights and easy access to the foot of Namsan Mountain. You can also rent the other floors if you're travelling with a group.

6. This pretty-in-pink studio close to Myeongdong Shopping Street

seoul airbnb close to Myeongdong Shopping Street

Pink and Chic Airbnb in Myeongdong

Listing name: PINKVILLE #1 / Myeong-dong(明洞)
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Looking for a picturesque Airbnb in Myeongdong? Pinkville is a retro-inspired studio that appears to take a page from Korean fashion and beauty store Stylenanda — meaning it’s stylish, playful, and pink as can be. With neon signage in Korean and its own IG-worthy photo corner, this vacation rental in Seoul offers a glimpse of the vibrant aesthetic that awaits you at Myeongdong Shopping Street, just a few minutes from the apartment. With department stores and street markets nearby, the studio is also close to Cheonggyecheon Stream and Insadong for your sightseeing activities. 

7. This minimalist home near Myeongdong Station and Namsan Tower

airbnb home near Myeongdong Station and Namsan Tower

airbnb home near Myeongdong Station and Namsan Tower

Listing name: Superb Location, Comfortable, Modern Design house
Listing type: Entire house
Max. no. of guests: 5
No. of bedrooms: 2

If comforting amenities and a good location are what you prioritise in picking a vacation rental, then this clean and minimalist house in Seoul should do the trick. Only a two-minute walk from Myeongdong Station, this house grants easy access to tourist attractions such as Myeongdong Shopping Street, Namsan Tower, Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, and more. 

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Airbnb homes & vacation rentals in Hongdae, Seoul

8. This apartment filled with books and art on every corner

vacation rental in Hongdae, Seoul

Hongdae Urbanwood Patio

Listing name: Hongdae ARTHOUSE 2min Metro Rooftop
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 8
No. of bedrooms: 3

Claim this accommodation and consume all the culture that you can the moment you arrive! This stylish apartment is conveniently situated in Seogyo-dong, only two minutes away from local cafes and bars. Upon entry, guests are greeted with dozens of books and fascinating murals, providing an early Instagram post opportunity. This spacious apartment also has a home cinema, unlimited high-speed WiFi, and a furnished rooftop terrace, perfect for those who would like to step away from digital screens to take in the sights and sounds of the city. 

9. A safe and spacious apartment right in the heart of the city

Hongik University Spacious Apartment Living Room View

Hongik University Spacious Apartment Bedroom

Listing name: 상상마당 · Big house/hongdae/2 bath/elevator
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max no. of guests: 10
No. of bedrooms: 2

This spacious apartment offers a straightforward accommodation option for a small group of travellers. Located near Hongik University Station, multiple shopping districts, bars, and cafes surround this apartment and are a great starting point for an urban adventure in Hongdae. It also has a home theatre for spending lazy nights when you want to relax and chill.

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Airbnb homes & vacation rentals near Itaewon, Seoul

10. A house for nostalgic childhood sleepovers

Itaewon Childrens Room Illuminated - vacation rental near Itaewon

Itaewon Childrens Room Centre Light

Listing name: [Darken children] itaewon party room
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 2

Remember nights when you would stay at your friend's house when you were kids? When you would all stay up late with only a lamp or a flashlight bonding over games or talking about crushes, maybe even getting scared over urban legends? This apartment in Itaewon was designed with those memories in mind with colour schemes reminiscent of a freshly opened box of crayons. You can also easily enjoy what the city offers as it is only four minutes away from bar areas and restaurants.

11. This bright and cosy house with skyline views

airbnb seoul

seoul airbnb

Listing name: ❤️Luxury Vintage Sunshine House
Listing type: Entire house 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms:  2 

Wake up to the city’s skyscrapers peeking at your window from the Luxury Vintage Sunshine House . While the location of the house is quite hilly, you’re only a two-minute walk away from the main street of foreigner-friendly Itaewon, which pulses with bars, pubs, restaurants, and a cosmopolitan nightlife scene. When you’re tapped out from all that late-night exploring, you can use the Hitachi beam projector in the master bedroom to watch movies and unwind. 

12. This colourful condominium with a music studio and a view of Namsan Tower

airbnb seoul with Namsan Tower view

airbnb seoul with Namsan Tower view

Listing name: ☆Fantastic view! Itaewon Large house w/ rooftop
Listing type: Private room in condominium 
Max. no. of guests: 3
No. of bedrooms: 1

Sweeping views of mountains and high-rise buildings greet you from the moment you step in this condominium — but the view that’s guaranteed to catch your eye is the Namsan Tower or N Seoul Tower. Head to the rooftop for a breezy, postcard-perfect moment. Or why not enjoy the mini music studio set up in the living room? It’s equipped with an LP player and a stereo system, if you want to try your hand at being a DJ for a while.

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Other Airbnb homes in Seoul near popular tourist sites

13. This spacious apartment near Namdaemun Market

airbnb seoul

airbnb seoul

Listing name: Superior Cozy Home 3BR 2BATH 3M Walk@SEOUL STN
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 12
No. of bedrooms: 3

Of course, we can’t ignore the importance of being close to foodie destinations. Located near Namdaemun Market and Seoul Station, this apartment can fit up to 12 guests — a very generous perk, considering most apartments in the city. Inside this three-bedroom apartment, a sizable bathtub, a fully-equipped kitchen, and child-friendly essentials like the foldable baby bed and child-appropriate tableware make this apartment ideal for guests who are travelling with small kids.

14. This charming hanok near Bukchon Hanok Village

Airbnb hanok near Bukchon Hanok Village

Airbnb hanok near Bukchon Hanok Village

Listing name: Seoul ui Haru (entire house rent)
Listing type: Entire house 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

How about staying in a hanok near Bukchon Hanok Village, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul? Built in 1923, this old Korean home in Gahoe-dong was carefully remodelled by a team of architects in 2018. What results is a harmony of old and new, where the panelled doors and well-preserved roofing and courtyard provide a refreshing retreat for simpler times. This whole house, which is perched atop a steep hill, is available for rent. Just take note that it comes with traditional Korean-style futons. This way, you get the real experience. 

15. This family-friendly hanok near Seoul Station

Airbnb hanok near Seoul Station

Airbnb hanok near Seoul Station

Listing name: ★Seoul Station★5Min KOREA TRADITIONAL HOUSE HANOK
Listing type: Entire house 
Max. number of guests: 7
No. of bedrooms: 3 

Just like the well-preserved homes of the Bukchon Hanok Village, this vacation rental near Seoul Station will surely transport you to the olden days of South Korea. Complete with essential amenities, this traditional 70-year-old house offers a unique and relaxing stay for visitors  with its wooden furniture, antique doorways, and garden. Even better, it's a budget-friendly home won’t hurt your pockets. 

16. This Korean guesthouse near Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean guesthouse near Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean guesthouse near Gyeongbokgung Palace

Listing name: Traditional korean house w/modern interior
Listing type: Entire guesthouse 
Max. no. of guests: 5
No. of bedrooms: 3

For an vacation rental that looks like an attraction in its own right, this two-storey Korean guesthouse near Gyeongbokgung Palace is a star. Featuring traditional Korean architecture and a wraparound balcony on the second floor, this well-designed home offers a stunning backdrop from which you can absorb the sights and sounds of the neighbourhood in Seochon. Outside, the street is lined with restaurants and street food vendors — perfect for your food crawls through Seoul! 

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Also read:  10 Cabin Retreats in South Korea for a Cosy Getaway

Take your time to pick the best Airbnb homes and vacation rentals in Seoul that provides what you’re looking for, whether that’s affordable prices, a strategic location, or aesthetically pleasing interiors. We hope that you find the right accommodation that makes your stay in South Korea’s capital worth it. Happy travel planning!

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