Destination guide

Seoul – South Korea's captivating capital

Seoul is today firmly established as one of Asia's most mesmerising modern metropolises, renowned for its soaring skyscrapers, thriving tech scene and luxurious shopping malls. But the stimulating South Korean capital is also deeply rooted in tradition, as evinced by the tranquil Buddhist temples, sacred shrines and medieval palaces that punctuate its futuristic cityscape. Its dining scene is legendary, running the gamut from sensational street food to Michelin-star haute cuisine. And its alluringly ostentatious nightlife will teach you the true meaning of local rapper Psy's global mega-hit "Gangnam Style". Seoul holiday rentals range from simple homestays to luxurious penthouses, so you're bound to find one that suits your needs.

Things to do

Seoul attractions

You'll find all manner of awesome attractions virtually on the doorstep of your Seoul holiday rental. Get your bearings in thrilling style with a trip up to the observation deck atop the N Seoul Tower. Perched on a natural peak and soaring to a height of 236 metres, it offers unobstructed views of the entire city and the majestic surrounding mountains. For a day of thrilling family fun, head to Everland. Located around 22 miles south of central Seoul, it's South Korea's answer to Disneyland, with nerve-shredding thrill rides, colourful child-friendly attractions and a beautifully maintained zoo. For an enthralling, but altogether more sobering experience, head north of the city to the Demilitarized Zone, where you can learn all about the precarious state of relations between North and South Korea.


Cook up a storm or unleash your inner artisan

If you're in the market for city-break staples like shopping and gallery-hopping, Seoul is sure to delight. But if you'd like to return home with useful new skills, you could enrol on a cooking course, and learn how to make authentic kimchi, melt-in-the-mouth bulgogi and lip-smacking Korean barbecue from scratch. Should you wish to explore your creative side even further, the National Museum of Korea and other institutions offer English-language classes in traditional local crafts like pottery, metal art and seal-making. If you fancy yourself as more of an athlete than an artisan, you could try a taster class in taekwondo, South Korea's graceful national sport.


Vivid seasons in Seoul

Seoul holiday rentals are in particularly high demand during the peak summer travel months of June to August. However, this also constitutes the city's monsoon season, with intense humidity and heavy downpours. If your travel dates are flexible, you may prefer to visit in the shoulder seasons of spring or autumn, when temperatures are more pleasant and rainfall is significantly lower. Winters are positively chilly, with regular snowfall turning the surrounding mountains into vibrant ski resorts.

Natural features

Mesmerising mountain hikes around Seoul

Seoul may be synonymous with urban sprawl, but nearby mountains offer blissful respite from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Mount Bukhan is easily accessible by public transport, and you can comfortably reach its summit in a few hours, as long as you're in reasonable physical shape. You'll walk through fragrant forests and past secluded temples, and be rewarded with breathtaking views of jagged granite peaks and the city you left behind.

How to get there

Transport to and around Seoul

Fly into Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.), which is 30.2 mi (48.7 km) away.

It's easy to get around Seoul by catching a ride on the metro at Euljiro 1-ga Station, Jonggak Station or City Hall Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Seoul?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 388 holiday lettings around Seoul. From 230 flats & apartments to 136 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Seoul?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Seoul:

  • Yongsan-gu: 104 holiday homes
  • Songpa-gu: 36 holiday homes
  • Yeongdeungpo-dong: 25 holiday homes
  • Myeong-dong: 52 holiday homes
  • Mapo-gu: 113 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Seoul? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Seoul. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Korea House: 385 holiday lettings
  • The Blue House: 384 holiday lettings
  • Jongno-gu: 109 holiday lettings
  • Hongdae Music Show Theatre: 388 holiday lettings
  • Namguro Station: 388 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Seoul listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Seoul?

Yes, of course. offers 230 Flats in Seoul. Our other popular types of Seoul holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 136 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 240 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Seoul?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 355 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Seoul. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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