|Most expensive month:||May|
|Average price in South Korea:||£96/night|
|Cheapest price found:||£5/night|
|Most expensive day:||Saturday|
Toyoko Inn Busan Station No.2
125, Jungang-Daero, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Hotel Skypark Myeongdong Iii
139, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Local Stitch Cityhall
17-5 Namdaemun-ro 5-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Aventree Hotel Busan
12-1, Changseon-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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High1 Grand Hotel Main Tower (Kangwonland Hotel)
265, High1-Gil, Jeongseon, South Korea
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From the buzzing capital of Seoul to the rugged peaks of Seoraksan National Park, South Korea is a country of incredible diversity. It sits on the southern end of the Korean Peninsula and charms visitors with its mix of cosmopolitan cities and centuries-old temples.
Most trips to South Korea start in Seoul, one of the biggest and most powerful cities in Asia. The metropolis is a fascinating blend of old and new, with ancient palaces standing alongside contemporary skyscrapers. After dark, you can get lost in the city’s colourful night markets.
Escape to the South Korean countryside and you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush rice fields and soaring mountains. You don’t have to venture far from the city to find gems such as Seongsan Ilchul-bong, an extinct volcanic crater formed more than 5,000 years ago. Climbing the crater at sunrise is a bucket list experience for most South Koreans.
In Bukhansan National Park, you can scale granite peaks and wander through sun-dappled maple forests. Mudeungsan National Park is another world-class hiking destination, with trails leading to hidden Buddhist temples and shrines.
South Koreans are passionate about food and love sharing local specialties with travellers. Save your appetite for “hoeddeok” syrup pancakes, “ddukbokki” spicy rice cake and “samgyeopsal” pork strips. No South Korean meal is complete without a spoon of tangy kimchi.
The postcard-perfect beaches of Jeju-do are one of the best-kept secrets in South Korea. The island is peppered with laid-back beach resorts where you can bask on sugar-white sand, cool off in crystalline water and snorkel on colourful coral reefs.
Fringed by a golden arc of sand and backed by forested mountains, Busan is one of the most scenic cities in Asia. There’s plenty to do in this lively port town, which is home to attractions such as the Beomeo-sa Buddhist temple and Jagalchi Fish Market.
In cities like Seoul, Busan and Daegu, the local subway networks are the fastest and easiest way to get around. Taxis are also a quick and affordable way to get from A to B and high-speed KTX bullet trains connect major cities across South Korea.
South Korea has plenty to offer. Consider staying in some of its most favoured locations, like Seoul, Busan, and Incheon.
The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection, rated with a score of 8.7 from 382 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in South Korea. Other top stays include Hilton Gyeongju, with an average rating of 7.9 from 927 reviewers, and The Westin Josun Seoul, with a score of 8.7 from 1,186 reviewers.
Hotels in South Korea offer you the chance to stay close to some of the best bars and clubs in the country. Unsurprisingly, Seoul is one of the most popular places to party, with a range of clubs and bars for you to enjoy. Club Volnost is just one of many clubs where you can dance into the night. You can stay at a hotel such as The Shilla Seoul if you want to be a short bus journey from the club. Busan is another popular city for bars with its large student population. The Gwangalli district is one such area with bars like Happy Monk, which provides great drinks and a view of the beach. If you want to be a short walk from this popular establishment, you can stay at Homer’s Hotel. Gangneung is a smaller city, but it has some great places to eat. Head to Jumunjin Seafood Street, where you can choose from a range of restaurants. You can stay at Hotel Herren if you want to be close by to this location.
There are loads of things to do in South Korea for families. Take your kids to Everland theme park in Yongin, which has a range of slides for everyone. You can stay at Q Hotel, which is only a short bus journey to the entrance of this park. The Ocean Water Park in Yeosu is another excellent activity to do with your family. Offering a selection of slides for all ages, you can have hours of fun there. If you want to make your base close to the water park, you can stay at The Ocean Hotel. In Seoul, children can see their favourite animal up close and personal at Seoul Grand Park Zool.
There are some great things to see in South Korea. One of the most celebrated festivals in the country is Jeju Fire Festival, a celebration for health and harvest. Taking place on the island of Jeju, you can stay at a hotel like Astar Hotel to be close to the action. Another great thing to do in South Korea is to see the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, which gives you a glimpse into the country’s past. You can stay at Somerset Palace Seoul if you want to stay close to this tourist site. Take a trip to Apsan Park in Daegu, where you can climb a mountain peak for stunning views. If you want to reach the mountain by bus, you can stay at South Korea accommodation like Ariana Hotel.
There is some great accommodation in South Korea, which means you can stay close to some fantastic beaches. Haeundae Beach in Busan is one of the most popular, with golden sands and clear waters. Seobin Beach on Jeju Island is famous for having the only coral beach in the country. Its sands are also white, and the water is crystal clear. If you want to go surfing, look no further than Hajodae Beach in Yangyang-eup. With cafes, bars and beach activities, there’s something for everyone. You can stay at South Korea hotels like Sol Beach Yangyang if you want to be a stone’s throw away from the sand.