Heading to Seoul for the first time around June next year and have no idea where's the best place to stay! Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
Sorry can't really advise without an inkling of why you're coming. Shopping? Palaces and like sights? K Pop? DMZ? Clubbing?
Seoul is big enough that a good location for one is not best for another.
Bear in mind June is hot verging on very humid and possibly wet.
Shopping and sights mainly! First time there and my husband and I aren't clubbing fans.
My go-to recommendation is always Myeongdong as there is so much to see and do in that area and it is very convenient to use the subway to travel to other parts of Seoul. There are several hotels in the Myeongdong area and you should be able to find one to fit whatever budget you may have.
I agree and reiterate what Ethelman stated though - be prepared for very warm, very humid weather in June. And bring along (or be prepared to purchase) umbrellas as you are likely to see at least moderate rain on several of the days you visit.
Hi we stayed in Sinchon Hostel as this is really convenient for restaurants / hole in the wall food shops nearby. Also has plenty of shops and a shopping center outside the hotel and walking distant to MRT
My fiancee is a shopping fanatic.
We decided to stay at an AirBnB apartment which is like a min walk away from the metro.
We are just a metro stop away from Myeongdong and 8 min by walk.
My advice is to stay really near a metro, that will save you lots of time (and walking... just imagine yourself lugging back those spoils of war).
Hope this helps :)
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