Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)

Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)
The side of the hotel

Metro Hotel is a  9 story budget/boutique hotel that is right in the middle of Seoul's famed shopping district -  Myeongdong. It was established in 1960, is the first government-registered tourist hotel and was refurbished in June 2014.

Besides it location, with almost every type of room available, this hotel is perfect families, friends or the solo traveler.  It was also recently refurbished so the rooms are relatively new and updated, a nice reprieve from staying in accommodation with a similar price point but probably out-dated and worn furnishings. With it's distinct wood-slatted facade and rustic elements, along with its unique of eastern and Scandinavian design decor inside, it definitely will enhance your stay at in Seoul.

Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)
The exterior


The lobby area which is located on the second floor
Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)
The receptionist are where check-in and check-out are carried out

The hotel has a small fitness center,  kids' playroom, 24-hour business center, a coffee bar and a laundry room and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel and in the rooms. The hotel does offer a buffet breakfast including several hot and cold options, like homemade yogurt, freshly baked breads, eggs and bacon, and Asian items in The Clubhouse - Metro Hotel's in-house restaurant. It's included with many, but not all, bookings. So if breakfast is an important aspect, do check your booking conditions. For everything else, you can easily find food the moment you step out of the hotel. There's a Starbucks on the ground floor of the hotel.

Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)
The Clubhouse
Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)
Fruits, nuts, fruit juice and salad
Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)
Cereals, soups, stews, rice, noodles etc...
Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)
Bread, toaster, jams, coffee and tea...
Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)
The seating area
Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)
Enjoy the view while indulging in a simple yet hearty breakfast


Metro Hotel's 78 rooms are decorated in a youthful, minimalist style with a tinge of a wood theme. They also vary in size and can accommodate solo travelers as well as up to 4 travelers or families. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, desk, a telephone and wireless internet access. Slippers, toiletries and bottles of water are also provided on a daily basis.

  1. Single Business Room [Review]
  2. Standard Queen (shower only) / Deluxe Queen (shower or bathtub) [Review]
  3. Shopper's Choice [Review] [Room Video Tour]
  4. Comfort Twin [Review]
  5. Family Flex / Twin / Suite

Getting there

Directions from airports:
  • Gimpo Airport: get on Bus 6021 at Gate 4 or 6 of the airport and get off at ibis Hotel bus stop. The bus ride is around 60 minutes long.

Metro Hotel, Myeongdong (Seoul)

Address: 14, Myeongdong 9ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul-si
서울특별시 중구 명동9가길 14 (을지로2가)

Booking: Via the website OR online for a better pricing (Who knows? You might find an attractive rate especially if you book online. 😜)

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