Cheapest month to stay with an average 34% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 45% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in South Korea
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Top tips for finding the perfect South Korea hotel
If you’re heading to South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, and want to see the inspiration for the worldwide hit song “Gang-nam Style”, consider booking a room at the Best Western Premier Gangnam. The hotel sits in the heart of the high-end Gangnam district so you can find out why it is known as “South Korea’s Beverly Hills”.
Seoul and Busan are usually busy all year round as it is popular for business and leisure visitors. You should try to book your hotel as early as possible for the best deals.
Thrill seekers and amusement park enthusiasts traveling to South Korea can stay at Hotel Thesoom Forest or the Q Hotel in Yongin. Both are around a 10min ride to the home of the world’s tallest wooden rollercoaster, Everland Theme Park, and Hotel Thesoom also offers a free shuttle service.
Cherry blossom season is usually in early April in Hadong, South Korea, and the Kensington Resort Jirisan Hadong offers some of the best views of this colorful season. They will do their best to provide you with the best view on request, but the hotel terraces overlook the valley as well.
Seollal, Korean Lunar New Year, that falls around February, and Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, that falls in late September, are the two main holidays in Korea when there is a lot of traveling. If you plan on visiting South Korea during those times, you should book well in advance.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in South Korea if you stay on a Monday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in South Korea, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in South Korea in April and March.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in South Korea found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $48, while the most expensive was $600.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your South Korea accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in South Korea for 2 days.
FAQs when booking a hotel in South Korea
South Korea’s peninsula boasts many attractive beaches and several islands for you to spend time by the sea. You can choose from Sono Calm Jeju overlooking the East China Sea on Jeju Island. Or go to the western shores in Gangneung and stay at the yacht-shaped Sun Cruise Resort, just a few minutes from Jeongdongjin Beach. In the resort area of Busan, you can stay at the Paradise Busan, right on Haeundae Beach, which also offers a full-service spa that includes hot springs tubs.
Nami Island is famous among Korean drama fans as the backdrop to many a television and screen romance. But it is also a forested half-moon shaped island in the middle of a lake, so it is a naturally romantic destination. To fully enjoy the island as well as views of the island, you could book a room at W Jiwoo Resort in Gapyeong, located on the river and just a 15min walk to the island. Or you can stay at the Love and Story Pension right on the island.
Gyeongju, South Korea is renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage sites and the many national treasures. So that you can easily explore the ruins, temples, and pagodas of the Gyeongju Historic Areas, you can stay at the Maison Mini Hotel, just a few minutes’ walk to the Daeruengwon park and tomb complex of an unknown king or at O-Reung Hanok, across the river from the Sungdeokjeon Shrine. The Mini Hotel Good Dream is also right on the river and just a 15min walk to Tumuli Park.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in South Korea. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Seoul (69% of total searches to South Korea). The next most popular destinations are Busan (23%) and Gyeongju (5%). Searches for hotels in Seogwipo (3%) are also popular.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular region to stay in South Korea is Seoul. Busan and Jeju-do are also very popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in South Korea for as cheap as $10 (Seoul) in the last 3 days. The average price is $143.
In the last 72 hours, users have found South Korea hotels for tonight for as low as $24 (Gwangju). Users have also found 3-star hotels from $26 (Daejeon) and 4-star+ hotels from $34 (Seogwipo).
In the last 72 hours, users have found South Korea hotels for this weekend for as low as $34 (Busan) per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $53 (Busan) and 4-star+ hotels from $75 (Yangyang).
Where to stay in South Korea?
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