Inside Hanoks | Seoul

Stay the night in the city’s hidden havens

Watch the sea of skyscrapers magically fade as you step foot into the heart of Seoul’s best-kept secret: its tranquil Hanok quarters.

Meaning ‘Korean house’, the alluring architecture of these hidden sanctuaries charms anyone who can find their way into its midst. We’ve partnered with the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) to help you uncover these exquisite stays on Airbnb.

Embrace tradition in the heart of Seoul

“Hanoks have an appeal that changes with the seasons.”

Airbnb Host Hyochan is a writer, columnist and a Hanok enthusiast. Hyochan especially loves the beauty of Hanoks when they’re covered in snow. Selected by STO as one of Best SeoulStay in 2021, Chae Hyodang is where you can find all the best parts of a Hanok.

“Hanoks feel alive again when guests stay the night.”

“Hanoks are said to be living and breathing beings, and are traditionally built for receiving guests. A Hanok without its visitors is bound to wither away. I think Hanoks are truly alive when it’s home to an abundance of laughter and conversations amongst its guests.”

A selection of Seoul Stay Hanoks for your wishlist

Jongno Seochon Private Hanok jnpstay (single-family house, basic fare for up to 4 people, parking, barbecue)
Price:$230 / night
[Private house] Traditional hanok with a pretty yard and terrace
Price:$401 / night
Traditional Hanok Dongchonjae (1 team only/free breakfast/free parking)
Price:$320 / night

(산방)TraditionalHouse&3min Jongno3ga Station(Exit7)
Price:$52 / night
(강방)TraditionalHouse&3minJongno3gaStation(Exit7)
Price:$89 / night
Korean traditional house, PungGyeong "Autumn"
Price:$105 / night

Sodam Stay: Han-ok in Central City
Price:$105 / night
Hyoja Stay: Modern Han-ok next to Gyeongbokgung
Price:$137 / night
[Cosy Hanok] 2-room Hanok private house with yard, 5 minutes from Jeje-dong Station
Price:$89 / night

Roomin Bukchon: Modern Hanok Stay in Hanok Village
Price:$120 / night
[Seochon Hanok Dockyard] Gyeongbok Palace Station 5 Minutes • Party • Accommodation Tonin1939/Dog O, Parking O
Price:$225 / night
Small Reading Bonds
Price:$252 / night

Breakfast with private toilets in the northern village of Yeongwoo House
Price:$74 / night
COVID-19 self-isolation is possible/Please use Hanok private house comfortably. 2 rooms, 2 bathrooms and kitchen in the main house
Price:$160 / night
Seafood, 2 people room, breakfast, private bathroom
Price:$74 / night

[Private Hanok] A small and quiet Mingyudang by Butlery between Tongin Market Alley
Price:$218 / night
Modern Hanok 'ZIKM ‘
Price:$193 / night
Ohneul Stay: Han-ok/Korean traditional house
Price:$143 / night
Brought to you by the Seoul Tourism Organization

The Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) is a destination management organization under the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG).

Brought to you by the Seoul Tourism Organization

The Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) is a destination management organization under the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG).