Best neighborhoods in Seoul

Check out the top neighborhoods in Seoul, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Insa-dong
1. Insa-dong
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32 local reviews
Insa-dong, Insa-dong
Sublocality level 2SublocalityPolitical
Myoungpyo
Nowhere exudes more local and traditional charm than Insadong, a quaint neighborhood in the center of Seoul th…
Ju
Insa-dong. Famous neighborhood. Nearby are Hanok Village, Gyeongbukgung Palace, and Gwanghwamun Square.
Drew
This is one of the main tourist neighborhoods. If you're looking for 'I Love Seoul' mugs, go here.
1. Insa-dong
1. Insa-dong
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32 local reviews
Insa-dong, Insa-dong
Myoungpyo
Myoungpyo
Nowhere exudes more local and traditional charm than Insadong, a quaint neighborhood in the center of Seoul that transports visitors back to…
Ju
Ju
Insa-dong. Famous neighborhood. Nearby are Hanok Village, Gyeongbukgung Palace, and Gwanghwamun Square.
Drew
Drew
This is one of the main tourist neighborhoods. If you're looking for 'I Love Seoul' mugs, go here.
2. 현대백화점 신촌점
2. 현대백화점 신촌점
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6 local reviews
30-33 Changcheon-dong, Seoul
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
02-3145-2233
Department storeStoreEstablishment
Lavender
Great Luxury Department Store around the Hongdae neighborhood
So
The luxury Dep't Store arond the Hongdae neighborhood.
Jane & Arnaud
Luxury department store. Food stands and groceries in basement 1. Brioche Doree, our favourite barkery in the …
2. 현대백화점 신촌점
2. 현대백화점 신촌점
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6 local reviews
30-33 Changcheon-dong, Seoul
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
02-3145-2233
Lavender
Lavender
Great Luxury Department Store around the Hongdae neighborhood
So
So
The luxury Dep't Store arond the Hongdae neighborhood.
Jane & Arnaud
Jane & Arnaud
Luxury department store. Food stands and groceries in basement 1. Brioche Doree, our favourite barkery in the area, is also located in basem…
3. Samcheong-dong
3. Samcheong-dong
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8 local reviews
Samcheong-dong, Seoul
SublocalityPolitical
Joey
The neighborhood is ancient sweet patina of Korean traditional house buildings, galleries and cafes, etc.
Taehoon
It lies north of Jongno and east of Gyeongbokgung. This hilly neighborhood is characterized by numerous small …
Dennis
Chic street. Beautiful restaurant, bars, street brand shoppinChic street. Beautiful restaurant, bars, street b…
3. Samcheong-dong
3. Samcheong-dong
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8 local reviews
Samcheong-dong, Seoul
Joey
Joey
The neighborhood is ancient sweet patina of Korean traditional house buildings, galleries and cafes, etc.
Taehoon
Taehoon
It lies north of Jongno and east of Gyeongbokgung. This hilly neighborhood is characterized by numerous small art galleries, shops, and rest…
Dennis
Dennis
Chic street. Beautiful restaurant, bars, street brand shoppinChic street. Beautiful restaurant, bars, street brand shopping... good place fo…
4. Hongik Univ. Station
4. Hongik Univ. Station
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37 local reviews
Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong
Subway stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Young
“Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of s…
Jin-Ho
Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of se…
Min
Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of se…
4. Hongik Univ. Station
4. Hongik Univ. Station
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37 local reviews
Hongik Univ. Station, Donggyo-dong
Young
Young
“Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression. Unique cafes, …
Jin-Ho
Jin-Ho
Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression. Unique cafes, c…
Min
Min
Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression. Unique cafes, c…
5. 동진시장
5. 동진시장
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9 local reviews
198 Seongmisan-ro, Seoul
Closed · Opens Friday 5:00 PM
010-3028-5950
Establishment
Lavender
Traditional Korean market around Hongdae neighborhood
So
Ethnic/traditional market at Hongdae neighborhood
Yoon
Yeonamdong area is new popping up for cool shops eatery cafes. It is near hongdae. Very cool for dating.
5. 동진시장
5. 동진시장
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9 local reviews
198 Seongmisan-ro, Seoul
Closed · Opens Friday 5:00 PM
010-3028-5950
Lavender
Lavender
Traditional Korean market around Hongdae neighborhood
So
So
Ethnic/traditional market at Hongdae neighborhood
Yoon
Yoon
Yeonamdong area is new popping up for cool shops eatery cafes. It is near hongdae. Very cool for dating.
6. Bukchon Cultural Center
6. Bukchon Cultural Center
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26 local reviews
Bukchon Cultural Center, 계동길
+82 2-2133-1371
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Min
Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to …
Sanghyun And Jo-Anna
This is the area where noblemen lived in times past. Many houses have been well preserved/restored to their or…
Dennis
Hanok Maeul : Korean traditional house village.
6. Bukchon Cultural Center
6. Bukchon Cultural Center
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26 local reviews
Bukchon Cultural Center, 계동길
+82 2-2133-1371
Min
Min
Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses…
Sanghyun And Jo-Anna
Sanghyun And Jo-Anna
This is the area where noblemen lived in times past. Many houses have been well preserved/restored to their original beauty. It's a great ne…
Dennis
Dennis
Hanok Maeul : Korean traditional house village.
7. 오리지널 시카고 피자
7. 오리지널 시카고 피자
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2 local reviews
오리지널 시카고 피자, Seoul
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
02-322-4636
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Lavender
Great Chicago Pizza at Hongdae neighborhood.
So
Best Chicago Pizza at Hongdae neighborhood.
So
Best Chicago Pizza at Hongdae neighborhood.
7. 오리지널 시카고 피자
7. 오리지널 시카고 피자
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2 local reviews
오리지널 시카고 피자, Seoul
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
02-322-4636
Lavender
Lavender
Great Chicago Pizza at Hongdae neighborhood.
So
So
Best Chicago Pizza at Hongdae neighborhood.
So
So
Best Chicago Pizza at Hongdae neighborhood.