15 Best Airbnbs in Seoul, South Korea (2023 Edition)

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The city of Seoul has lots of interesting and culturally significant places to sightsee and tour, including temples, palaces, and museums. And with over one million more residents than New York City, the busy city buzz brings life to art, music – and, of course, some incredible food. But if you want to take in all the wonders the city has to offer, you’ll need an equally fantastic place to stay, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best Airbnbs in Seoul, South Korea.

Because we want you to have the best stay possible, all of the Airbnbs on this list are managed by superhosts. These hosts have a great record of service and a high number of good reviews. Some of these hosts are also members of Airbnb Plus, and their listings have been inspected in-person by Airbnb representatives. 

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Bright Loft With Private Rooftop Terrace

This Airbnb in Seoul has a mix of natural and installed lighting that creates a comfortable glow throughout the interior. There are lots of high quality appliances and amenities, a stunning private terrace, and a loft with room for two people.

On the private terrace is a dining area with a wooden outdoor table and chairs to seat two. There’s also a lounge chair that’s great for relaxing and soaking up some sun. Heading inside from the terrace, you’ll find a couch and a coffee table in the living room. The kitchen is to one side and has a two-burner stove, basic cooking tools, seasonings and spices, and vintage glassware all arranged on a teal tile backsplash. A full-size fridge, Smeg brand toaster and kettle, and a microwave are in another corner of the room.

In the bedroom, a queen-size bed with soft white linens rests on a slatted wood frame. Pillows and extra blankets are piled on, ready for you to get a great night’s sleep. There’s also an air conditioner and a decorative sapling tree to help the room feel fresh. The bathroom has a deep sink and a tiled shower. 

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Airy Guest Suite With Natural Wood Décor

When you’re visiting a big city, you need to be able to get from place to place efficiently. Because of this, you might be hoping for short-term rentals in Seoul that are close to public transportation. Located just a few minutes’ walk from Chungjeongro Station and Seoul Station, this suite is in a prime position for anyone looking for a city adventure. 

There are two bedrooms with double beds. The first bedroom also has a couch, large picture windows, and a work desk. In the second bedroom, there’s a tall floor lamp and another couch. A full bathroom has a separate room for the tiled walk-in shower, giving extra privacy.

In the kitchen, you’ll find a fridge, microwave, and stove, plus a washing machine. Plenty of dishes are stocked in the cabinets. In the living room, the leather couch faces a coffee table and a large TV, and a dining table in the corner seats two. An enormous floor-to-ceiling window across one wall gives you an incredible view of the city, and at night the lights are simply breathtaking.

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High-Rise Studio With Incredible Views

If you’re new to big city life, you might want to look for apartment rentals in Seoul that are located in high-rise buildings where you can get a bird’s-eye-view of the city lights. In this studio, you’ll be able to see the Han River, the World Cup Stadium, and Bukhansan Mountain with almost nothing obstructing your view.

As far as accommodations, there’s a queen-size bed in the combination living room and bedroom. There are nightstands on either side, with reading lamps and a place to charge your phone. The bed is fairly close to the window, meaning you’ll be able to snuggle up under the covers and watch the city lights at night. Mounted on the wall across from the bed is the TV, which has multiple streaming services available.

In the kitchen, the glass top stove has two burners. There is also an electric kettle, a coffee maker, and a washing machine. Between the kitchen and bedroom, a table and chairs provide a work space or a dining area for two. When you head into the bathroom, you’ll see a big walk-in shower with gray tile walls. 

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Relaxing Earth-Toned Home

This rental has a calming color palette and minimalist décor that pair together to create an extremely relaxing space. Additionally, if you’re an animal or plant lover, this Seoul Airbnb has lots of wild birds, a persimmon tree, and a cat who may pay you a visit in your window. 

In the kitchen, you’ll find a stove, microwave, fridge, dishes, and silverware, all in bright whites and soft grays and tans. In the common space, there’s a dining table that seats two.  A TV with streaming services is visible from both the table and the bed.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed where you can rest just under a large window with a view of the persimmon tree. There’s one nightstand on the opposite side. In the bathroom, separate from the sink, there’s a vanity area that includes a table, stool, and mirror, perfect for anyone who wants to do their hair or makeup. There’s also a walk-in shower, and the host provides a hairdryer, hair straightener, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. 

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Travel-Themed Studio With River View

With minimalist art that celebrates several different cities across the world, this home will have you feeling like an accomplished world traveler, even if this is your very first trip. Additionally, it’s located close to the Han River, and at night the city lights reflect beautifully off the water and provide a stunning view. If you’re looking for vacation rentals in Seoul that could be either a romantic getaway or an exciting inspiration for adventure, this is certainly a contender.

There’s a queen-size bed with a light-up headboard, taking the idea of a bedside reading lamp one step further with a warm and comfortable glow right by your pillow. To the side is a plush couch, with a side table that doubles as a nightstand positioned between couch and bed. The TV is visible from both.

The view is particularly enjoyable from the dining table, which is positioned directly in front of the floor-to-ceiling window that showcases the river. The kitchen has a fridge, microwave, and stove, and a washing machine is positioned among the cabinets. In the bathroom is a walk-in shower, plus some plants to liven up the room. 

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Sunny High-Rise Apartment

This home has room for up to four guests and several big windows to let in lots of natural light. It’s an Airbnb in Seoul that’s perfect for anyone who likes places with an open, fresh-air feel.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed plus a vanity table with both a regular wall mirror and a magnifying mirror. White walls and light wood accents help the sunlight coming in through the windows and make the room feel bright and fresh. In the living room, a floor-to-ceiling window provides even more light during the day and a view of the city lights at night. The couch pulls out into another bed to accommodate two more guests.

The kitchen has a stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, kettle, and washing machine. A dining table is located directly under the TV and seats four. In the bathroom, you’ll find extra towels and a tiled walk-in shower. Additionally, this rental is very close to the Mapo subway station, meaning it offers a prime location for guests looking to explore the city. 

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Modern Designer Luxury Apartment

Maybe you’re looking for apartment rentals in Seoul because you’re hoping for a luxurious stay that’s more personalized than a typical luxury hotel package. If that’s the case, then this home might be perfect for your trip. 

The dining table is surrounded by four chairs, which include faux fur throws in case anyone is chilly. The kitchen has a fridge, microwave, and stove plus dishes and cooking utensils. Outside, an elevated terrace includes faux grass and plenty of outdoor furniture, perfect for dining, relaxing, or entertaining other guests. 

The first bedroom has a queen-size bed and a single bed with a sleek black-and-white color scheme for both. In the second bedroom, you’ll find another queen-size bed with soft blue-greens. Both rooms have plants to liven up the space. In the bathroom, there’s a walk-in shower with patterned tiles, glass doors, and a frosted glass window for light and ventilation. 

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Condo With Rooftop Terrace

This condo is another rental with an airy feel, and the décor includes things like string lights, paper lanterns, and hanging plants to create an almost ethereal atmosphere. It also has a great location, being just a short walk to both public transportation and lots of city nightlife. 

There’s a queen-size bed that is positioned so you can lie directly underneath the hanging paper lanterns. A sofa bed provides extra sleeping room for a third person. There’s also a projector, so you can watch your favorite film directly on the wall. The bathroom has an integrated walk-in shower and a fully tiled floor, great for people with mobility needs. 

There are plant and natural wood accents in the kitchen, where a fridge, microwave, and stove will allow you to cook delicious meals. And to dine, you can sit in the breakfast nook with seats for two or head out to the terrace outside. On the terrace, under the awning and string lights, you and several friends can sit at a long table to enjoy the view of both the city skyline and nearby Namsan Mountain. If you’re renting an apartment in Seoul so that you can have guests over for brunch or dinner, this condo is an excellent option.

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Sleek, Modern Rooftop Apartment

If you’ve come looking for unique rental apartments in Seoul with a lot of personality, this apartment’s modern design and colorful accents will surely grab your attention. With its bright colors carefully chosen and paired with sleek and cool neutrals, you’ll feel a little bit like you’re spending the night in a world-famous art museum. And with a rooftop terrace that lets you enjoy the open sky, there’s a lot to love about this Seoul Airbnb.

The first bedroom has both a double bed and a single bed. The grayscale color theme, broken up with warm lighting and orange throw pillows, gives it a very modern and curated feeling. In the second bedroom is another double bed, and the room has golden off-white accents paired against the gray. In the bathroom, a walk-in shower has glass doors and a rain-style showerhead, and white floating box shelves hold some basics like toilet paper as well as some decorations. 

A stove, fridge, coffee maker, washing machine, and orange-and-green cooking utensils are all available in the kitchen. In the living room, a yellow couch and green knit ottoman face a big TV, with a warm lantern-style floor light in the corner to brighten the space. A dining table fills the space between the living room and kitchen and can seat four people. Outside, the terrace has string lights, a fantastic view in every direction, and a large sectional for relaxing and enjoying conversation.

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Vintage-Style Home With Lots of Sunshine

This apartment has been styled to feel a bit like it came out of a vintage interior design magazine, with lots of warm colors, wood accents, an emphasis on small detailed decorations, and a penchant for florals. 

The dining room is one of the most beautiful rooms in the home, with a dark wood table surrounded by differently styled chairs that match in color. Plants and lighting hang from the ceiling, and a large window lets in sunlight through gauzy white curtains. In the kitchen, a stove, microwave, and fridge cover your cooking basics. 

One bedroom has a queen-size bed and a sofa bed, allowing for three guests to sleep comfortably. This room also has a projector and a retractable movie screen, so you can watch films or TV in a home theater setting. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed as well, plus a reading lamp and a large window. In the bathroom, gold accents pair with white walls and bring the space to life, and the walk-in shower includes soaps and towels. When it comes to rental apartments in Seoul, it doesn’t get much more homey than this.

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Serene, Conveniently Located Apartment

Hapjeong Station is the first stop on the 6002 Bus when leaving Incheon International Airport. Since this apartment is just moments away from Hapjeong Station, it’s one of the vacation apartments for rent in Seoul best suited for people flying into or out of the city.

The living space has a queen-size bed that lies directly next to a large window with a great high-rise view of the city. While this Seoul Airbnb only allows for up to two guests, there’s also a couch that one party member can sleep on, just in case you’re traveling with a friend and don’t want to share the bed. A nightstand holds a small bedside lamp, some candles, and artwork. 

A slender wooden table with a bench provides a place to work and doubles as a dining table. In the kitchen, a stove, microwave, fridge, and plenty of pots, pans, dishes, and utensils are available for your use. There’s also a washing machine in case you need to do laundry. The bathroom includes a walk-in shower with an adjustable showerhead. Plants and simple wood tones are incorporated into decorations throughout the apartment, giving the whole place a serene quality.

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Stylish Minimalist Apartment 

This apartment has a very clean, simple feel without being bare or boring. It’s located close to shopping and public transportation and has room for up to four guests, making it a great place for friends to stay together. This is one of the best Seoul Airbnbs for anyone looking for a calm and uncluttered place to unwind each evening.

Each bedroom has a queen-size bed, a lamp, a mirror, and a plant that brightens the room. The first bedroom includes a sculpted metal bed frame that gives the all-white sheets a slight fairytale feel, and the second has a sleek wooden bed frame to create a soft and homey feel. In the common area, floral artwork, a couch, coffee table, and some chairs create a great room for conversation and sharing coffee or wine. Keeping with the simple and clean theme, the all-white bathroom has a walk-in shower, and soap, shampoo, and towels are provided.

The kitchen includes a coffee maker, toaster, full-size fridge, stove, and microwave. The laundry is located here as well, with a washing machine under the stove and a clothes basket in one corner. The apartment even includes an air purifier that helps take the freshness to a new level.

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Luxury Bird’s-Eye-View Studio

While it might be impossible to sleep on an actual cloud, this high-rise apartment’s many floor-to-ceiling windows and clever furniture placement may just be the next best thing. With extra building amenities like a gym and a yoga room, this could be one of the coolest Airbnbs in Seoul.

The studio-style space is divided into a living room area and a bedroom area. In the living room, a sofa faces a coffee table and a TV, and can fold out into a bed for one. Postcard-sized art pieces adorn the wall behind, and a floor-to-ceiling window showcases the city and frames the sunset perfectly. In the bedroom, the queen-size bed is slightly elevated, putting you in the middle of the floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls and surrounding you with sky while the city glimmers far below.

In the kitchen, you’ll have a stove, fridge, and microwave, as well as silverware, dishes, and cooking utensils. While there’s no coffee maker in the apartment itself, there are high-tech coffee machines available for use in the building, so you’ll still be able to have a perfect morning wakeup. And in the bathroom, you’ll find a walk-in shower, plus towels, toothbrushes, and soap.

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Apartment With Soothing Nature-Themed Atmosphere

With nature photos, lots of plants, and pastel colors providing the atmosphere for this apartment, it’s easy to see why this Seoul Airbnb is popular. This apartment has room for two guests and has a perfect setup for helping you feel recharged.

The bedroom area has a queen-size bed with pastel blue-gray sheets and plenty of blankets and pillows. To the side is a plant, and hanging above the headboard is a photo of rolling forest. A woven basket chair provides a great place to curl up with a book, and the window lets in lots of sunlight when open but also has room-darkening curtains. Next to the bed is a table with two chairs, which can serve as both a dining area and a workspace. 

The kitchen has a kettle, stove, fridge, and microwave, as well as dishes and cooking utensils. There are also several plants in vases around the kitchen to give the room a fresh and vibrant feel. In the bathroom, more blue-gray pastel is used in the tiles of the walk-in shower, and soap and toothpaste are provided. And in the evening, be sure to peek out the windows around the apartment, as the water of the Han River will be reflecting the city lights in a wondrous display.

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Modern Take on Traditional Hanok Home

If you’re traveling to Korea for the first time, you might be hoping to get a taste of the local history. Modeled after a traditional Hanok, a style of home that has been built regularly since the 14th century, this Airbnb in Seoul is a perfect place to stay to truly feel immersed in traditional Korean culture. 

Unlike kitchens in the 14th century, however, this kitchen has a microwave, coffee maker, gas stove, fridge, and rice cooker. The wooden ceiling beams and floors paired with white walls do create a sense of rustic timelessness though, and while sitting at the dining table, you may feel transported back in time. In the living room, a sofa converts easily into a single bed, and it faces glass-paneled wood doors. 

Sliding doors provide a division between the living room and the bedrooms. In the first bedroom, two more single beds sit on either side of the room. A paper lantern-style ceiling light illuminates the room, and a written scroll hangs on one wall. A second bedroom has a queen-size bed, another lantern light, and a bookshelf full of books and music. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a small washing machine. Outside, you’ll find a terrace with a picnic table, bench, and chairs, plus some beautiful small trees.

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Whether you’re seeking natural wonders, architectural marvels, artistic masterpieces, or just some extremely tasty food, the city of Seoul has plenty to offer any traveler. No matter what your trip entails, you’re sure to find that one of these best Airbnb rentals in Seoul will fit your every need.