Where to Stay
For in-resort accommodation options, visit the individual resort review pages here
Search Agoda for the best deals on hotels in Seoul, or if you’re coming for the Olympics check hotels in Wonju & hotels in Gangneung to be closer to the action.
Pyeongchang 2018 Accommodation
If you’re looking for information on where to stay for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics, see this page for advice and the latest updates
Airbnb is also a great option in Korea’s cities. It’s a great option in many places, of course, but in Korea it seems to work particularly well – most hosts arrange self-checkin & checkout systems, allowing you to arrive & leave flexibly without needing to meet someone for the keys (electronic keypad locks are a standard feature for Korean apartments). The wifi is always super-fast, and underfloor heating comes as standard – very welcome in the frigid cold of a Korean winter!
New users can get a $35 discount from their first Airbnb rental through Snow Guide Korea, simply click below and sign up!
Click to search for flights to Seoul on Skyscanner (Seoul has 2 airports – Gimpo’s more convenient than Incheon):
Snow Guide Korea has the lowdown on Korea’s ski resorts, but for more general information on travel in Korea pick up a copy of Lonely Planet Korea or Lonely Planet Seoul from Amazon.
Winter Sports Insurance
If you’re going skiing in Korea, you’ll need travel insurance with winter sports cover. World Nomads offer comprehensive and flexible insurance policies with an option to include snow sports, and they’ll even sell you a policy if you’re already overseas (most travel insurers won’t do so). Get a quote here:
You can check long-distance train times on the Korail website here
For journeys on the Seoul Metro download the KakaoMap app, which has a subway map & journey planner in the menu
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