RYSE, Autograph Collection Marriott

Guide to Lgbt Friendly Hotels in Hongdae South Korea (2022 Updated)

There are a lot of things to do in Seoul and the city it’s well known for being one of the most gay friendly cities in Asia. There are plenty of Lgbt Friendly Hotels Hongdae.

Hongdae is known for its upbeat student nightlife, with karaoke lounges and dance clubs featuring techno, hip-hop and live rock music. Other popular pastimes here include computer gaming, strolling down mural-lined Picasso Street, and watching buskers perform K-pop dance routines and guitar solos. Indie clothes shops and offbeat cafes sit alongside casual bars and eateries serving fried chicken and kimchi stew.

Hongdae district is the main area for the gay friendly hotels in Seoul and our hotels recommendation are mainly located in that district of Seoul. The distance between Seoul and Hongik University Station is 5 km

Top attractions to visit in Hongdae

Hongdae is a region in Seoul, South Korea near Hongik University, after which it is named. It is known for its urban arts and indie music culture, local shops, clubs and entertainment.

  • Feel the buzz on Hongik University Street.
  • Get silly at the Trick Eye Museum Seoul.
  • Laugh ’til you cry at Hongdae NANTA Theatre.
  • Witness the Seoul street art scene on Hongdae Mural Street.
  • Support local artists at Hongdae Free Market.

Day Tours Seoul

 

1. 9 Brick Hotel 3* – Lgbt Friendly Hotels Hongdae

Lgbt Friendly Hotels Hongdae
Lgbt Friendly Hotels Hongdae

Only a 6 minute walk from Hongik University Subway Station (Line 2, Airport Railroad and Gyeongui-Jungang Line), 9 Brick Hotel boasts a restaurant with outdoor seating and a bar. Free WiFi access and private parking is available on site.

Featuring views of the city, each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV, desk, sofa, fridge and air conditioning. Private bathroom includes a bathrobe, slippers, free toiletries and hairdryer.

Located in the Mapo-Gu neighborhood in Seoul, 14.5 km from Jamsil Sports Complex, 9 Brick Hotel features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bidet. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The nearest airport is Gimpo Airport, 11.3 km from 9 Brick Hotel. This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Seoul! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip. This property is also rated for the best value in Seoul! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

The location was great with easy walk to train station. This will appeal to a younger crowd as it is close to University thus plenty of food, pubs and shops.

The location is awesome, very close to the main subway line in the city. Many restaurants and bars nearby. Plenty of shopping within walking distance. The service was fantastic.

The room was super cool and the toilet was pure ecstasy 🙂 Plenty of tv channels, several in English. If I’m ever back in Seoul, this is the place I’d go back to.

We chose it for the location which was very close to the metro and to a very lively area full of shops cafes and street food . The rooms were very comfortable although there was very little storage area for clothes and because we were there a number of weeks we struggled with the space.. we asked our daughter to bring extra coat hangers. There were no drawers at all to store clothes and yet there was a lot of space in the room.

The staff spoke fairly good English and provided us with extras and help change rooms from one which was really noisy. The hotel does face onto a busy main road on one side so ask for the quiet side. The hotel did do breakfasts but we always ate in small coffee shops locally. The bar was nice but not very busy.. there was a great Korean BBQ restaurant opposite the hotel worth a visit.

Lovely hotel tucked away on a side street. I loved that they had parking available. It is located within walking distance of lots of entertainment and restaurants. We hit the Seoul Escape Room, Trick Eye Museum, a movie theater, coffee shop and several places to eat. The room was cozy, clean and quite. The only downsides were that the bed was a little firm and the shower was difficult to use without getting the entire room wet.

9 Bricks Hotel is located close to the Hongik Station (Line 2, exit 9) and also the airport limousine bus stop. The room that I stayed was cleaned, decent and big enough for 2 persons with 2 large suitcases, yet have sufficient walking space in between.

There are 2 convenient stores just along the road towards the hotel, countless eateries and shops surrounded.

Hongdae is a bustling area with many locals and tourists yet not as noisy as in Myeongdong and Dongdaemun. The latest local hangout area Yeonnam-dong is just a short walk from the subway station (exit 3).

The location was great! It’s very convenient for us to walk around Hongdae area or take subway to anywhere.

Also, there were so many restaurants nearby and we could eat all day long from morning to midnight. The service was good and we couldn’t ask for more.

9 Brick Hotel
9 Brick Hotel

How much does a room costs at 9 Brick Hotel?

Prices start 75$/night for the Superior Double. The Deluxe Double Room is 95$/night.

This double room has a tile/marble floor, electric kettle and flat-screen TV.

Where to book online –   9 Brick Hotel Lgbt Friendly Hotels Hongdae – you can find the best hotels deals in Seoul on Booking.com and Trip.com.

 

2. RYSE, Autograph Collection Marriott 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hongdae

RYSE, Autograph Collection Marriott
RYSE, Autograph Collection Marriott

RYSE, Autograph Collection is located in the bustling Hongdae district, 300 m from Exit 9 of Hongik University Subway Station (Line 2, Airport Railroad and Gyeongui-Jungang Line). Free WiFi, valet parking and room services are provided at the hotel.

Each room here is fitted with a flat-screen TV, Bluetooth speakers and a safety deposit box. Private bathroom comes with a walk-in rain shower and bathrobes.

Staying guests can freely access the on-site fitness centre, business centre and library. There also are meeting rooms which can be used upon reservation.

Coffee and snacks are available at Tartine. In the evenings, guests can enjoy music and alcoholic drinks at Side Note Club.

RYSE, Autograph Collection is a dynamic hotel experience for subculture, spontaneity and sophistication in the heart of Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea. Sharing the same vision to intrigue, our partners cement our mission to lead with tenacity throughout our hotel. With 20 floors of exciting F&B, inspiring work spaces and upscale guest rooms, we’re ready to help you create and innovate with meeting rooms and a gallery event space that provide ample room for work and play.

First of all the location of the hotel is in Hongdae which is a younger university area and i was worried as i am neither young nor too energetic and wasn’t sure about being surrounded by students but there was so much to do in the area and the variety of shops was definitely not limited.

The rooms were so modern and simple yet amazing in details. There were USB charging in every corner of the room and the power outlets for electric plugs were all international standards meaning you can use any plugs you bring. Electric jug and coffee and mugs were readily available as were plenty of bottled water per room. There was no snack or extra drinks but the 24 hour convenient store is located 10 sec from the hotel so really no need for that.

Beds and beddings were very comfortable and though it was mostly open space format meaning there weren’t any close closets, it made the rooms so much more spacious and the fact that we had so many korean beef BBQ meals, the clothes got a chance to air!

Location is hit and miss, it really depends on what you’re looking for: Ryse is in the middle of Hongdae, conveniently close to the Hongik University subway station (perfect if you’re coming from Incheon airport). The area is lively and there’s plenty of bars and restaurants open till late.

On the other side, if you’re planning to do some sightseeing around town, be prepared to spend a good amount of time on trains/taxis, as the main attractions of Seoul are a bit far away.

Side Note Club upstairs serves some good cocktails and there’s a nice view over the city, while Tartine is perfect for your IG feed (and of course for delicious coffee and pastries).
We had breakfast included in our rate, and it was served at the Long Chim restaurant downstairs: great choice of food both from the buffet or from the cooking station.

Thanks to the Hotel Associates for making my first stay at Ryse a very pleasant & enjoyable one. Will return for sure. Nett – Recommend Ryse for travellers – both business and holiday makers

Gay Friendly Hotels Hongdae
Gay Friendly Hotels Hongdae

How much does a room costs at RYSE, Autograph Collection Marriott?

Prices start 195$/night for the Creator King Room. The Editor King Room – High Floor is 241$/night.

This double room features a cable TV, air conditioning and minibar.

Where to book online – RYSE, Autograph Collection Marriott – Lgbt Friendly Hotels Hongdae – you can find the best hotels deals in Hongdae, Seoul on Booking.com and Trip.com.

 

3. Amanti Hotel Seoul 4* Lgbt Friendly Hotels Hongdae

 

Amanti Hotel Seoul
Amanti Hotel Seoul

Conveniently located 500 m from Exit 1 of Hongik University Subway Station (Line 2, Airport Railroad and Gyeongui-Jungang Line), Amanti Seoul houses a seasonal outdoor pool and a free-access fitness centre. WiFi is available in public areas.

Finished with hardwood flooring, each room at Amanti has a panoramic window, a flat-screen cable TV and an electric kettle. Private bathroom is fitted with both a bath and a shower. Bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries are provided for your comfort.

The hotel offers 24-hour front desk services including currency exchange and luggage storage. Guests can take a leisurely stroll at the rooftop garden enjoying the views of Seoul skyline.

The best Luxury 4-star in Korea One & Only Amanti Hotel Seoul Conveniently located 500 m from Exit 1 of Hongik University Subway Station (Line 2, Airport Railroad and Gyeongui-Jungang Line), Amanti Seoul houses a seasonal outdoor pool and a free-access fitness centre. WiFi is available in public areas. Finished with hardwood flooring, each room at Amanti has a panoramic window, a flat-screen cable TV and an electric kettle. Private bathroom is fitted with both a bath and a shower. Bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries are provided for your comfort. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk services including currency exchange and luggage storage.

Guests can take a leisurely stroll at the rooftop garden enjoying the views of Seoul skyline. The on-site business centre is open 24 hours. From the hotel, the bustling Hongdae area is within a few minutes’ walk away. Seoul City Hall and Deoksugung Palace are a 14-minute subway ride away on Line 2. Incheon International Airport is an hour’s subway ride away on Airport Railroad Line. Mapo-Gu is a great choice for travellers interested in nightlife, gourmet food and street food. This property is also rated for the best value in Seoul!

Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city Room Tip: The best view, facility, service and so on. Detailed Instructions & Information Location This hotel is located in Seoul (Mapo), close to War and Women’s Human Rights Museum, Yeonsei University, Hongik University and Seoul World Cup Stadium. Also nearby are Trickeye Museum and Hongdae Music Show Theatre.

Hotel Features Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a health club and a poolside bar. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a business center. Room Amenities All 150 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free bottled water, hair dryers, and safes are among the other amenities that guests will find.

Solid hotel for solid price. If you want to stay in Hongdae area, this is good choice. Couple blocks from main streets in Hongdae. Many food and shopping in walking distance. Cleaning services are very good. Had a great view from my room. Make sure you take international plug.

Overall the Hotel is nice and very close to Hongdae area, the shopping, bar and restaurant are 5 mins walk from the hotel lobby, lots of good restaurant are 3 mins away from the hotel.

The service here is very nice for tourist! The receptionist also can speak english and they helped us booked the Jumbo Taxi, from hotel to the airport

The downside is that we have to pay for swimming pool. But the hotel is worth the price.

Good location, with less than 10 mins walk to the Hongik University Subway Station. The hotel is clean and nice with very good and professional service. Comfort Bed and Shower. My only complaint is not enough lighting in room , but it is ok for me as it is for eco-friendly purpose.

Located in Mapo- Gu Area, it is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping for clothes, accessories and cosmetics.

Lots of good restaurants nearby. Most of the restaurants open till mid night where some of them are in 24H Operation. Superb for shopaholic travellers!

The Amanti is really well located, close to the popular Hongdae neighborhood and lots of restaurants, shopping, coffee shops. The room was very clean, comfortable and modern. A few small things that could use improvement: the TV autoplays the hotel ad everytime you come back to the room, not necessary and a bit annoying to have to turn off. The check-in time seems very inflexible, unlike most hotels I’ve been to. The breakfast buffet is okay, nothing special and not too extensive, but good value and quick. I would stay here again and really enjoyed my experience overall.

 

How much does a room costs at Amanti Hotel Seoul?

Prices start 80$/night for the Standard Double. The Royal Suite is 269$/night.

This suite features a cable TV, electric kettle and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Amanti Hotel Seoul – Lgbt Friendly Hotels Hongdae – you can find the best hotels deals in Hongdae on Booking.com and Trip.com.

 

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.