Time Travelers Party & Relax Seoul
Great party hostel located very close to Hongdae, the party area of Seoul. The hostel also features a basement bar where every night guests and staff do some pre-drinking before going partying. Regular events, like weekly Korean BBQ or home-cooked meals.
Average dorm price: 16.72 €
Hongdae Lazy Fox Hostel in Seoul
Great social and friendly hostel, perfect for meeting other people. Located a short walk from Hongdae district. Nice atmosphere and common areas.
Average dorm price: 15.2 €
Inno Hostel and Pub Lounge
Friendly and social hostel with an original décor. Highly recommended for young travellers and digital nomads. The hostel features a vibrant bar with a wide selection of drinks and local bands on weekends. Dart and board games are available in spacious common areas. Free tasty breakfast included.
Average dorm price: 11.32 €
Lee and No Hostel
If you are looking to stay in the vibrant area surrounded by bars and clubs, this is the hostel for you. Cosy common area with plenty of games is the perfect place where you can meet other travellers. A friendly staff is happy to share useful guides and help you with every request.
Kimchee Sinchon Hostel
Perfectly located, right in the heart of the vibrant Sinchon and Hongdae area. Walking distance away from the fabulous local restaurants, bars, and dance clubs. Great common areas where regular events are organised to ensure a friendly and fun atmosphere. The games room has lots of board games, darts, football table, playing cards, etc.
Average dorm price: 7.6 €
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.
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.