Gay Seoul · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

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.

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.

Why this hotel?: Next to gay nightlife. Modern rooms. Popular choice.

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.


bar, cafe, restaurant, massage, gym, free wi-fi

737-32 Hannam, Yongsan, Seoul


Based on 3200 votes

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

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.


free wi-fi

126-7 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul

Very Good

Based on 240 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to gay bars. Next to Itaewon Station. Great pool & gym.

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.


cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, gym, free wi-fi

179 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


Based on 2660 votes

Why this hotel?: New budget choice. Great location. Near the gay bars & clubs.

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.


sun terrace, free wi-fi

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


Based on 1177 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to the gay bars. Friendly service. Budget choice.

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.


free wi-fi

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

Very Good

Based on 256 votes

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.

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

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.


free wi-fi

165 Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Based on 995 votes

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

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.


cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

38 Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Based on 804 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to gay bar scene. Excellent value for money.

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.


bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

65-1 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno, Seoul


Based on 2025 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular with gay guests. Great for shopping. Excellent value.

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.


bar, cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

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


Based on 1576 votes

Why this hotel?: Gay-popular hotel. Great gym & pool. Near local gay bars.

The Orakai Insadong is conveniently located on Nakwon-dong Street, near the gay bars in JongnoGM Sauna, and walking distance to the famous Insadong street, with its wide range of restaurants, shops and entertainment outlets.

These self-catering spacious apartments feature fully-equipped kitchenette + washing machines, satellite TV’s and DVD players. Great facilities include an indoor pool and well equipped gym.

Great value for money and perfect for sightseeing, shopping and gay nightlife.


bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym

18, Insadong 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Based on 3599 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to gay bars. Excellent value for money.

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.


free wi-fi

186 Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Very Good

Based on 631 votes

Why this hotel?: In the gay district. Studio rooms. Great value.

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.


free wi-fi

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


Based on 45 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular choice. Great value. Near the gay nightlife.

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.


cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

112 Gwansu-dong, Jongno, Seoul


Based on 2345 votes

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.

Why this hotel?: Apartment style. Large well-equipped rooms. Great location.

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.


cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, sauna, gym, free wi-fi

78, Tongil ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


Based on 2383 votes

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

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.


shop, free wi-fi

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


Based on 13429 votes

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

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.


cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

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


Based on 2272 votes

Why this hotel?: Apartment style. Convenient location. Value for money.

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.


restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

58 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul


Based on 2274 votes

Why this hotel?: Next to Myeongdong station. Great for shopping. New hotel.

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.


cafe, internet access, free wi-fi

115 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


Based on 7410 votes

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