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Gwangju Hotel Bentley Tourist Hotel Chungjang
Gwangju Hotel Bentley Tourist Hotel Chungjang
8.5 Excellent
5, Seoseok-ro 10Beon-Gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.4 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 185 reviews
8.5

Bentley Hotel Gwangju offers a comfortable setting when in Gwangju. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

Hotel Stay 53
Hotel Stay 53
8.3 Excellent
6, Sangmuyeonha-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 63 reviews
8.3

Located in Gwangju, Hotel Stay 53 is an easy drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and provides free private parking on site. It also features luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Palace Tourist Hotel
Palace Tourist Hotel
7.7 Good
13, Jungang-ro 160beon-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.3 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
GoodBased on 104 reviews
7.7

Providing a sauna, Palace Hotel Gwangju is situated in Gwangju and is a short walk from Chungjangno Street. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

Hotel Our Youth
Hotel Our Youth
7.6 Good
12-1 Munhwajeondangro 23Beongil Donggu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.5 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
GoodBased on 95 reviews
7.6

Hotel Our Youth is located in Gwangju and offers free Wi-Fi. It is a 10-minute drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and provides free private parking on site.

S Hotel
S Hotel
8.3 Excellent
103, Sangmupyeonghwa-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 78 reviews
8.3

S Hotel Gwangju is located in Gwangju and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a swimming pool and a 24-hour reception.

Dasomchae - Hostel
Dasomchae - Hostel
7.6 Good
27, Naesang-ro 51beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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2.5 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
GoodBased on 87 reviews
7.6

Dasomchae is located in Gwangju and offers free Wi-Fi.

Holiday Inn Gwangju
Holiday Inn Gwangju
7.8 Good
55, Sangmunuri-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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0.3 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
GoodBased on 600 reviews
7.8

Holiday Inn Gwangju is located in Gwangju and features an indoor pool. Just a short walk from Kimdaejung Convention Center, it provides modern rooms equipped with free wireless internet access.

Hotel The Spot
Hotel The Spot
8.9 Excellent
32, Amkor-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.9 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 168 reviews
8.9

Hotel The Spot provides a comfortable setting while in Gwangju. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking.

F&t Hotel
F&t Hotel
8.8 Excellent
1250-2 Chipyeong-dong, Gwangju, South Korea
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0.6 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 144 reviews
8.8

Located in Gwangju, Food & Tour Hotel is an easy drive from Chonnam National University and offers on-site parking. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi during their stay.

Ballantine Business Hotel
Ballantine Business Hotel
8.5 Excellent
11, Jukbong-daero 78beon-gil, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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2.7 mi from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 179 reviews
8.5

This comfortable hotel in Gwangju offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms. It is a 10-minute drive from Chonnam National University and provides free private parking on site.

Tips for booking a Gwangju hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Gwangju:£72/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£9/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
£35 - £118
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£41 - £100
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Firenze Tourist Hotel
Firenze Tourist Hotel
7.8 Good
5-8, Sangmujungang-ro 38Beon-Gil, Gwangju, South Korea
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0.6 mi from city centre, Gwangju 

Firenze Tourist Hotel is situated in Gwangju and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property also have access to free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

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Holiday Inn Gwangju
Holiday Inn Gwangju
7.8 Good
55, Sangmunuri-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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0.3 mi from city centre, Gwangju 

Holiday Inn Gwangju is located in Gwangju and features an indoor pool. Just a short walk from Kimdaejung Convention Center, it provides modern rooms equipped with free wireless internet access.

3
Ramada Plaza Gwangju
Ramada Plaza Gwangju
7.4 Good
149, Sangmujayu-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre, Gwangju 

Situated in Gwangju, the hotel is an easy drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and Chonnam National University. Guests also have exclusive access to the 3Well Spa and 3Well Fitness Club.

Cheapest hotels in Gwangju, South Korea

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Dasomchae - Hostel
Dasomchae - Hostel
7.6 Good
27, Naesang-ro 51beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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2.5 mi from city centre,  

Dasomchae is located in Gwangju and offers free Wi-Fi.

£14
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Byulbam - Hostel
Byulbam - Hostel
9.3 Excellent
8-6, Gyeongyang-ro 147Beon-Gil, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.0 mi from city centre,  

Byulbam Guesthouse provides a comfortable setting when in Gwangju. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and an express check-in and check-out feature.

£15
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Arie-ne Guesthouse - Hostel
Arie-ne Guesthouse - Hostel
8.8 Excellent
6, Cheonbyeonjwa-ro 428Beon-Gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.4 mi from city centre,  

Gwangju Guesthouse Arie-ne is located in Gwangju and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers laundry facilities and luggage storage.

£15
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Palace Tourist Hotel
Palace Tourist Hotel
7.7 Good
13, Jungang-ro 160beon-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.3 mi from city centre,  

Providing a sauna, Palace Hotel Gwangju is situated in Gwangju and is a short walk from Chungjangno Street. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

£23
Avg. per night
Hotel Our Youth
Hotel Our Youth
7.6 Good
12-1 Munhwajeondangro 23Beongil Donggu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.5 mi from city centre,  

Hotel Our Youth is located in Gwangju and offers free Wi-Fi. It is a 10-minute drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and provides free private parking on site.

£32
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S Hotel
S Hotel
8.3 Excellent
103, Sangmupyeonghwa-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

S Hotel Gwangju is located in Gwangju and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a swimming pool and a 24-hour reception.

£32
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Oxbloodk
Oxbloodk
8.9 Excellent
24-1, Naebang-ro 398Beon-Gil, Gwangju, South Korea
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2.6 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable guest house in Gwangju offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as luggage storage and laundry facilities.

£32
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Gukje Business Hotel
Gukje Business Hotel
8.4 Excellent
8, Bongseon-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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3.8 mi from city centre,  

Located in Gwangju, Gukje Business W Hotel is an easy drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and offers disabled parking. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

£35
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Hotel prices in Gwangju

2 stars or below

£14 - £65

Stay Hotel(Old Name Acc Stay1 Hotel)

No. 1 most popular

£38
Avg. per night
Hotel Stay 53

No. 2 most popular

Hotel Stay 53
8.3 Excellent
£41
Avg. per night
Dasomchae - Hostel

Best value

£14
Avg. per night
3 stars

£23 - £55

Hotel B

No. 1 most popular

Hotel B
8.5 Excellent
£52
Avg. per night
Gukje Business Hotel

No. 2 most popular

£35
Avg. per night
Palace Tourist Hotel

Best value

£23
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

£81 - £91

Ramada Plaza Gwangju

No. 1 most popular

£91
Avg. per night
Holiday Inn Gwangju

Best value

£81
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Gwangju

About Gwangju

Home to poignant memorials, colourful markets and a vibrant arts culture, Gwangju is a lively town in the heart of South Jeolla. It’s renowned as the setting for South Korea’s pro-democracy uprising and lies on the doorstep of Mudeungsan Mountain National Park.

Things to do

Don’t miss the 5•18 Memorial Park, which remembers Gwangu’s 1980 pro-democracy uprising and is dotted with dramatic bronze sculptures. Learn about the nationalist events that took place at the exhibition hall, then follow the tree-lined walking trail that leads to a hilltop pagoda for sweeping panoramas of Gwangju.

Stroll along the aptly-named Art Street packed with galleries and studios where local artists showcase their paintings, ceramics and industrial pieces. It’s particularly atmospheric in the evenings and ignites each Saturday with an art flea market where you can pick up unique items, such as collector coins, folk drawings and calligraphy materials.

Want to shop with the locals? Head to the lively Yangdong Market, which takes place under Gwangjugyo Bridge on days ending in “2” and “7”. Everything from fresh produce to traditional goods and the latest fashions are on sale, while authentic Korean street food vendors serve up local delicacies.

Make a day trip to Mudeungsan Mountain National Park, known for its dramatic peaks and Buddhist temples, as well as being home to the Gwangju National Museum. Visit the Silla-era stone temple of Jeungsimsa that is nestled on its western slopes and stands as a symbol of Gwangju.

Getting around

There are regular flights to both Seoul and Jeju from the Gwangju Airport, although most opt for the two-hour train journey that connects Gwangju with the capital. Subway and bus services access all corners of the city and taxis are readily available.

Gwangju travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Gwangju?

    600 reviews rated Holiday Inn Gwangju with an average score of 7.8/10. It may also be worth looking into the Palace Tourist Hotel, which received a rating of 7.7/10 from 104 reviews. Ramada Plaza Gwangju could also be a good option, with a score of 7.4/10 from 273 reviews.