There is a wide range of affordable tourist accommodations around Seoul. Listed below are links to accommodation that have been approved by the Seoul Metropolitan Government under its tourism quality control system. The system assures accommodations are properly licensed, of high quality, fairly priced and have English-speaking staff members. Some of the options available include:
You can stay in a traditional Korean “Hanok” house. There are several in Bukchon Hanok Village, not far from SKKU.
Some of the youth hostels impose a limit on how long you can stay there, so you may not be able to stay for the entire duration of the ISS.
Guest houses are an inexpensive accommodation option that allows guests to meet other foreign tourists. Many guest houses are remodeled family homes (generally with a shared kitchen and shared bathrooms) and are nearby downtown areas and tourist destinations. The price for one night is usually around 20,000 to 30,000 KRW. As guest houses are generally seen as a budget option, services and facilities offered may vary from place to place.
The most prevalent types of accommodation in Korea are motels and yeogwans. These types of accommodation are found around bus terminals and train stations in large cities. They are inexpensive and reservations are not required (unless it is peak season or a holiday).
Home Stay: KoreaStay
KoreaStay is a homestay program certified by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), allowing visitors to experience daily Korean life by staying with a local family.
For more information, please visit http://stay.visitseoul.net/eng/index.html.