The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Seoul’s main gay party area, affectionately known as Homo Hill, is located in Itaewon. While there are other gayborhoods in the city, this is by far the most popular with tourists and foreigners. Itaewon is an unpretentious, fun part of town, so budget accommodations abound here. Lovers of good design will be delighted with some of the boutique hotels in the area, while travelers seeking a homey, laid-back vibe will love Itaewon’s many gay-friendly guesthouses.
South Korea is known as a design-forward nation, so it’s no wonder that so many of its luxury hotels look like they belong in a glossy interior design magazine. Most hotels feature a stylish blend of modern and traditional Korean elements, and many make use of large windows to show off Seoul’s gorgeous mountainside location. The best gay-friendly luxury hotels are spread out across the city, but few are particularly close to the gay nightlife in Itaewon.
♥ Very popular with gay travelers
♥ Fun and unique rooms
♥ Gorgeous Duplex Party Suite available
♥ 5 minutes from Homo Hill
Possibly the most popular gay-friendly hotel in Seoul, Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel is located a 5-minute walk away from the gay nightlife of Homo Hill in Itaewon. The rooms feature distinctive room designs, with an all-white color scheme offset by colorful pieces of graphic wall art. Meanwhile, the more upscale suites each have their own theme and vibe – the great-looking Duplex Party Suite is great for groups. There’s a casual on-site restaurant specializing in rice and noodle dishes and a small gym.
♥ Close to Homo Hill
♥ Walking distance to subway station
♥ Kitchenette suites available
♥ Plenty of workspace
This unpretentious gay-friendly Seoul hotel is located a couple of minutes away from the Itaewon gayborhood and from Itaewon subway station. It offers simple, clean rooms with basic furnishings, the main exception being the Superior Suite, which comes with a stylish kitchenette and dining area. For those who need to get work done on the go, the hotel lobby has extensive workspaces and business services available.