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Best area to stay in Seoul for 5 nights

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Best area to stay in Seoul for 5 nights

Hi

I am heading to Seoul in July, just wondering what is a good area to stay in - that is:

-easy to get around the city

-local vibe

-alternative

-local cafes / bars etc

-not too westernised

and if you have any hostel recommendations, that would be great

Thanks!

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1. Re: Best area to stay in Seoul for 5 nights

Already asked and answered many times.

Search with 'best area' in this forum.

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2. Re: Best area to stay in Seoul for 5 nights

Hongdae or Sinchon area .

Itaewon was once the foreigner ghetto, but now it's trendy for young Koreans aka expensive foreign food and lounges (nothing Korean about it).

Korean bars you don't really go alone - that's western style bars/pubs. So if you want to go out Korean style, you'll need some people with you - and that's easiest to meet others in Hongdae at guesthouses etc.

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3. Re: Best area to stay in Seoul for 5 nights

thanks guys - I will take a look

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4. Re: Best area to stay in Seoul for 5 nights

I have narrowed my options to 2 hostels/locations

- Neo Seoul guesthouse (seogyo dong)

- Upflow hostel (seocho 1 (IL) Dong)

Which of these areas would you recommend?

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5. Re: Best area to stay in Seoul for 5 nights

ABSOLUTELY 10000% Neo Seoul Guesthouse in Hongdae area.

The one in Seocho gu has nothing of value to you as a solo travel. Yes, it's near the University of Education BUT that doesn't mean anything as far as nightlife.

You're also in a weird pocket of Gangnam that will be annoying to get around in and move a lot as a tourist.

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6. Re: Best area to stay in Seoul for 5 nights

Michael you legend

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