What are the Party Hostels in Seoul like?

  • Best Party Hostels in Seoul: Time Travelers Party & Relax Seoul; Hongdae Lazy Fox Hostel in Seoul
  • Party hostel style: hostel near party areas
  • Craziness level: not that crazy
  • Parties on-site: Inno Pub
  • Pub Crawls: Yes

Different hostels around Seoul have a different style and social activities. Although they don’t go crazy like the city’s nightlife scene, they do have some pretty fun activities. Pub crawls are definitely the most exciting one, especially on weekends, when all the bars and clubs are crowded until the early morning hours.

Best Area to Stay in Seoul for Nightlife

Even though there are a few areas for nightlife in Seoul, we would highly recommend staying in Hongdae. The area is a major hotspot for Korean club culture. You will truly experince Korean nightlife there, isn't it what you came for? It is less oriented for tourists, than some other areas, that is why the prices are cheaper. Hongdae is perfect for young party people, so you will have an amazing time with locals.

Nightlife in Seoul

Seoul has one of the craziest nightlife scenes in Asia, which makes the city highly attractive to young travellers and party maniacs. No matter the day of the week, there is always something going on in Seoul. Besides vibrant bars and pubs, the clubs are definitely the places that dominate the party scene in Seoul.

Basic information about nightlife in Seoul:

  • Pubs and clubs closing times:
    • Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 04 am – Weekends until 04 am
    • Clubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 04am – Friday and Saturday at 06am
  • Average cover charge for clubs: 10 - 35 €
  • Average price of pint of beer: 3 €
  • Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Itaewon, Gangnam station, Hongdae
  • Famous events or parties: Waterbomb Festival, mid of July

Best Party Areas in Seoul

Seoul has four main party districts with extraordinary places to dance the night out. Gangnam station and Hongdae are the most famous party zones, especially among students and night owls. Street performers, bars with crazy drinking games, and wild rave parties are just a small part of the vibrant and exciting nightlife scene.

Party in Itaewon

Itaewon is well-known as a foreign-friendly district, a place where you can find lots of international restaurants and bars. Here, you can find the crowded pubs with cheap beer and daily happy hours.

232 Seoul is one of the most vibrant bars in the neighbourhood, with a vintage-friendly atmosphere and cool cocktail menu. If you are a fan of vinyl and beer, check out the local bar called Mmm Records.

Party in Gangnam

Gangnam is the most exclusive area in Seoul, and the most popular one when It comes to the party scene. Seoul’s most prestigious and craziest clubs are located in Gangnam area.

The biggest club in the city, Club Octagon, is hosting the world’s most famous DJs every weekend. Extravagant Bugatti Syndrome club will leave you speechless with fancy mini pools, spacious dance floors, and electric atmosphere.

Party in Hongdae

Hongdae is a students’ district, packed with cheap restaurants, bars, and clubs. The area is similar to Itaewon but offers a bit more of Korean nightlife style. The area is famous for crazy “club day”, the last Friday of every month, when you get access to all the clubs by paying just one cover.

A GOGOS2 club is a favourite place of students, thanks to the cheap drinks, wild parties, and amazing music. Club Vera is a spectacular place with fantastic lighting, sound, and laser system.

Dress codes & age restrictions

Sandals, shorts, and slippers are a big no in most of the places in Seoul. High heels are definitely a plus as well as the smart casual look. For guys, shoes and long trousers are highly recommended. The Gangnam district is the strictest when it comes to the dress code, while Itaewon and Hongdae are more easy-going, especially the places like bars and pubs.

The drinking age in Seoul is 19. The most elite clubs can be even more rigid so make sure to have some ID with you.