5 Best Hotels & Guesthouses for Halal Travel in Seoul, South Korea
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According to a report by the Korean Muslim Federation, the number of Muslims living in South Korea ranges from 120,000 to 130,000 people. This number includes tourists and foreigners. There are only 35,000 native Koreans who are Muslim.
So don’t be surprised if Muslim tourists who are on halal tourism in Seoul often find it difficult to find suitable hotels. So, we decided to do some research for those of you who want to travel halal. We found several hotels and guesthouses for you to choose from. These inns provide the facilities needed by Muslim tourists, ranging from their location close to halal restaurants and mosques to providing prayer rooms or halal restaurants within the hotel itself. The following is a list of lodging for halal tourism for Muslim tourists in Seoul, South Korea.
BoA Travel House is only 15 minutes from Hongdae which is famous for its culture and art. This inn is one of the most frequently recommended halal travel by visitors and has been named a Traveler’s Choice accommodation by TripAdvisor three years in a row. BoA Travel House provides a prayer room. Other facilities include access to a common lounge, computer area, kitchen and dining area, as well as a laundry room.
With WiFi, halal breakfast, and many other hotel facilities, this inn is one of the best. In addition, the location is not far from restaurants and places of interest such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and MyeongDong shopping center.
This guesthouse is also very accessible because it is only 5 minutes from Hongik University Subway Station and not far from the airport.
With facilities like a luxury hotel, Hotel Hamilton Seoul offers modern rooms and is located in Itaewon. This area is probably the most suitable area for halal tourism in Seoul. This inn is located right in front of Itaewon Subway Station and is about a minute away from various halal eateries and close to the Seoul Central Mosque.
Each room at Hotel Hamilton is equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, cable TV and a minibar. Other facilities such as an iron and hot shower are available for certain room types. During your stay here, you also get free access to the gym, rooftop swimming pool, and sauna. There is also 24-hour customer service to help you plan sightseeing tours around the city.
For dinner, the hotel offers Korean and Western cuisine in its main restaurant. There is also Korean Barbecue at Maple Tree House and Chinese cuisine at Holeeachow.
Besides being located in a strategic location suitable for Muslim travelers, this hotel is also close to Namsan Park and Myeongdong!
3. FN House
Located in the popular Gangnam area, FN House provides modern facilities with a simple interior design, including a shared kitchen, common lounge area, and shops within the accommodation area. The owner of this place is a Malaysian who is Muslim. This place provides facilities for halal tourist travelers such as halal cuisine and prayer mats in every room.
There are several types of rooms available that you can choose according to the number of people who will spend the night in the room. So, if you’re traveling with your family and want to stay in one room, just book it! WiFi is also available in all areas of the accommodation.
FN House is close to several interesting places, including COEX Mall and many more. It is also only 21 km (13 miles) away from Gimpo International Airport.
This guesthouse could be the most strategic in South Korea. G Guesthouse in Itaewon is just one minute from Itaewon Subway Station and 15 minutes from Seoul Station. The best facility at this inn is the garden on the roof of the building where guests can enjoy a barbecue while looking at the beautiful view of the famous N Seoul Tower.
Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a locker and a bathroom, including toiletries and towels. Guests have access to a common kitchen and dining area with a complimentary breakfast served by the staff each morning. This inn also offers cell phone rental services and movie shows every Thursday!
This place is only 3 minutes from the Seoul Central Mosque. Because it is located in Itaewon, there are several stalls and halal places to eat that you can reach on foot from the inn. Each room is also equipped with a Qibla direction. In addition, Gimpo International Airport and Incheon Airport are not far from here (no more than 1 hour drive).
This hotel in Seoul is another inn that ranks highly as the best accommodation for halal tourism. Eid Muslim Friendly Guesthouse is also located in the Itaewon area. No stay here is complete if you haven’t visited the very famous restaurant of the same name, located just 2 km (1.2 miles) from the National Museum of Korea. This restaurant serves authentic Korean food which is often featured on travel websites and blogs as one of the most recommended halal places to eat in South Korea.
The guesthouse is located close to places like Shilla’s duty-free shop and I’Park Mall. Not far from Gimpo International Airport, only 18 km (11.2 miles) away. Each home room at this inn is accompanied by a bathroom, complete with the toiletries you need.