Review of Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall | Best Hotels in Seoul

Of all the hotels I’ve stayed at while in Seoul, the Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall hotel has been my favorite. I stayed at 3 hotels in Seoul total to experience different areas of Seoul during my first trip to Seoul.

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There are three Travelodge hotels in Seoul, they are:

  1. Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall
  2. Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro
  3. Travelodge Dongdaemun
#1 Pick
Superior Queen Room with large white bed and hello sign on wall Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall

Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall Review

All three Travelodges in Seoul are relatively close to each other. I chose the Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall because it was more central and closer to the main attractions. Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall is easily my top pick for hotels in Seoul.

My Review of Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall

Superior Queen Bed with white sheets - Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall
  • The rooms are very clean, tidy, and modern-looking.
  • The surrounding area is a busy business and restaurant area. I walked alone at 1am, and the area was well-lit and safe to walk. The front-desk is open 24 hours.
  • Its location is very central and is walkable to Myeongdong and Insadong. The City Hall train station is just a few minutes walk away:
Seoul City Hall building - large ceramic dark green glass
  • When I stayed there, the wifi internet connection wasn’t the fastest. However, things may have changed since then. Other than that, it was the perfect hotel.
hello. prints on wall of Superior Queen Room - Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall

How Much is a Room at Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall?

Prices will vary by the season, and will cost more during peak seasons. This hotel has 129 rooms and offers a wide range of room types, from doubles to superior, family and deluxe rooms.

I stayed in late July to early August in 2022 for 7 nights and booked the Superior Queen. The total including tax was 398,520 won, or $304 USD.

However, looking at estimated costs for the same dates for 2023, prices have increased.

Still, given the prime location and quality, staying here would be worth the price.

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Bathroom with toilet and sink at Superior Queen room at Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall

What Time is Check In and Check Out?

Check-in time is at 3pm. Check-out time is at 12pm. You can request early or late check out for a fee. The front desk is open 24 hours.

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Can you Leave your Luggage?

Whether you arrive too early and the room isn’t ready, or if you have time to kill before your flight and don’t want to carry around luggage, you can leave your luggage with them. They’ll secure it away and the front desk is open 24/7.

They give you a stub with a number that you give back when you collect your luggage.

What Amenities are Offered at Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall?

Washing machine and dryer stacked on each other at Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall
  • A laundromat on the basement floor that is open 24 hours. There is only one dryer and one washer. You can buy detergent in the kitchen/lounge area right next door. Both are self-serve and you can only pay with coins.
  • The basement floor also has a large cafeteria-style kitchen/lounge with microwaves.
  • The lobby has a nice lounge with lots of seating and a coffee shop where breakfast is served (closed when I visited).
  • A gym, though I didn’t see or use it.

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Nearby Attractions

Myeongdong Shopping Street with vendors Seoul
  • The closest train station is the City Hall Station just 300m / .2 miles away, or a 5-minute walk from exit 7.
  • Myeongdong Walking Street is a 10-15 minute walk away, shown below.
  • Namdaemun Market is an 8-minute walk away.
  • Just 100m or a quick minute walk away is a GS25 convenience store.
  • This hotel is located right in the middle of many restaurants, so you’ll often see the area busy with office workers during lunch and dinner hours.
  • Just 1 or 2 train stops away: Insadong Street, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Namsan Seoul Tower, and Bukchon Hanok Village.

Getting to Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall

Gray water fountain in downtown Seoul

There are a few options if you’re coming from Incheon International Airport:

By Train

Taking the AREX train from the airport will require a transfer. Hop on the train towards Seoul Station. Stop at Seoul station, then take the blue or number 1 line towards Yangju. Stop at City Hall.

The hotel is a 5 minute walk away from exit 7. The train will take around 80 minutes in total.

By Taxi

Taxi from the airport will take around 50 minutes, and costs 50,000 won, or $38 USD. 

You can also book an airport transfer for convenience.

By Bus

For a cheaper option, you can take the Airport Bus #6701 toward City Hall. Stop at Plaza Hotel and Travelodge is less than a 5-minute walk away.

The bus takes a little over an hour, and costs 18,000 won, or $13.80 USD. You can buy a ticket from a ticket counter, ticket machine, or prebook a ticket online.

If you have luggage, you can leave the luggage in the bus storage. You can download routes to use offline on the CityMapper app.

Final Thoughts on Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall

Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall will be a go-to hotel when visiting Seoul. I love how central and walkable the area is.

I recommend staying in this area in general if you’re a first-timer to Seoul and want to be closer to the main tourist attractions in Seoul.

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