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Where to stay in Seoul for first-time tourists

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Best neighborhoods for first-time tourists in Seoul

The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
Budget : 6 hotels from $16
Mid-range : 31 hotels from $17
Luxury : 21 hotels from $44
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Mid-range : 21 hotels from $60
Luxury : 20 hotels from $68
Budget : 6 hotels from $39
Mid-range : 14 hotels from $44
Luxury : 17 hotels from $49
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