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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Gwanghwamun:£79/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£8/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Saturday
£43 - £116
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
£55 - £95
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Top Hotel And Residence Insadong
Top Hotel And Residence Insadong
9.0 Excellent
14, Samil-daero 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Situated less than a 10-minute walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3), Top Hotel & Residence Insadong provides guests with an ideal base while visiting Seoul. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking.

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57 Myeongdong Hostel
57 Myeongdong Hostel
8.2 Excellent
13/F, 24-28 Chungmuro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

57 Myeongdong Hostel is set in Central Seoul and is a short stroll from Lotte Duty Free Main Store, Namdaemun Market and Myeongdong Cathedral. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
8.1 Excellent
71, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun provides 3-star accommodation in Seoul. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a ballroom and a rooftop terrace.

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Makers Hotel
Makers Hotel
8.7 Excellent
33, Donhwamun-ro 11-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.4 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Situated in Central Seoul, Makers Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of the Jongmyo, Cheonggyecheon and Jongno Tower. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

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L'Escape Hotel
L'Escape Hotel
8.9 Excellent
67 Teogye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

L'Escape Hotel is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel features comfortable 4-star rooms and a bar.

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Hotel Skypark Myeongdong III
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong III
8.3 Excellent
139, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.6 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is within five minutes' of Myeongdong Cathedral. Featuring views of Myeong-dong, it also provides a variety of facilities, including luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour business centre.

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Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower
Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower
9.3 Excellent
30 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.0 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Situated in Central Seoul, Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower is within a 10-minute walk of Cheonggyecheon, Deoksugung Palace and Myeongdong Cathedral. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Hotel Sauna and Swimming Pool.

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ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
8.1 Excellent
31, Samil-Daero 30-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a sauna and a coffee bar.

Cheapest hotels near Gwanghwamun, Jongno-gu

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24 Guesthouse Seoul City Hall
24 Guesthouse Seoul City Hall
7.6 Good
3f, 7, Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.1 mi from city centre,  

24 Guesthouse Seoul City Hall is situated in Seoul and features free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

£12
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Sieoso Hotel - Hostel
Sieoso Hotel - Hostel
7.1 Good
11, Eulji-ro 12-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is a 10-minute walk to Myeongdong Cathedral and Cheonggyecheon. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and a rooftop terrace.

£15
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B Motel
B Motel
8.2 Excellent
28-1 Saemunan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 mi from city centre,  

Located in Central Seoul, this motel is a 10-minute walk to the Seoul Museum of Art, Deoksugung Palace and the Gyeonghuigung. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

£20
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Beewon Guest House - Hostel
Beewon Guest House - Hostel
8.5 Excellent
77-4, Donhwamun-ro 11ga-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.7 mi from city centre,  

Situated a short walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3), Beewon Guesthouse is a convenient base while in Seoul. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

£21
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Hotel Icon
Hotel Icon
6.4 Good
20, Samil-Daero 32ga-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.6 mi from city centre,  

Located in Seoul, Hotel Icon Seoul is within a 35-minute drive of Gimpo International Airport and provides a rooftop terrace. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

£21
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City Park Hotel Jongno
City Park Hotel Jongno
8.1 Excellent
89, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.7 mi from city centre,  

This Central Seoul motel is located in an area popular with tourists and is in close proximity to the Jongmyo, Changdeokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. It is situated a brief walk from Changgyeong Palace.

£21
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57 Myeongdong Hostel
57 Myeongdong Hostel
8.2 Excellent
13/F, 24-28 Chungmuro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

57 Myeongdong Hostel is set in Central Seoul and is a short stroll from Lotte Duty Free Main Store, Namdaemun Market and Myeongdong Cathedral. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

£24
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Yehadoye Guest House
Yehadoye Guest House
9.0 Excellent
10, Insadong 12-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.6 mi from city centre,  

Yehadoye Guesthouse provides a comfortable setting while in Seoul. It is conveniently located for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

£24
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Hotel prices near Gwanghwamun

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The Westin Josun Seoul
No. 1 most popular

The Westin Josun Seoul

106, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

8.7. Excellent
£126

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Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
No. 2 most popular

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

97, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

9.2. Excellent
£153

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The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection
Best value

The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection

119, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

8.8. Excellent
£104

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Where to stay near Gwanghwamun

About Gwanghwamun

Serving as the main gate to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun stands as a legacy of Seoul’s role as the Joseon Dynasty capital. Originally constructed in 1395, it was destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion of 1592 and wasn’t reconstructed until 1867. It was destroyed again during the Korean War, with the latest restoration completed in 2010.

Marvel at the triple-arched design of Gwanghwamun, with the centre used exclusively by the king and the outer arches by the crown prince and royal officials. Its granite walls are topped by a two-tiered wooden tower rising high above Gwanghwamun Plaza, a sprawling public space featuring statues of Admiral Yi Sun-sin and King Sejong the Great.

Coincide your visit with the changing of the guards outside Gwanghwamun, which takes place every hour between 10 am and 3 pm. The gate is a short stroll from the Sejong Center, a performing arts complex that encompasses several auditoriums, galleries and one of the biggest pipe organs in Asia.

Getting there

Gwanghwamun is a 20-minute train ride from Seoul Station and is easily accessed from the Gyeongbokgung and Gwanghwamun subway stations. Incheon International Airport is 1.5 hours by train from Gwanghwamun.

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  • What are the best hotels near Gwanghwamun?

    The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection, rated with a score of 8.8 from 421 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels near Gwanghwamun. Other top stays include The Westin Josun Seoul, with an average rating of 8.7 from 1,275 reviewers, and Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, with a score of 9.2 from 867 reviewers.