Watch the sea of skyscrapers magically fade as you step foot into the heart of Seoul’s best-kept secret: its tranquil Hanok quarters.
Meaning ‘Korean house’, the alluring architecture of these hidden sanctuaries charms anyone who can find their way into its midst. We’ve partnered with the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) to help you uncover these exquisite stays on Airbnb.
Embrace tradition in the heart of Seoul
“Hanoks have an appeal that changes with the seasons.”
Airbnb Host Hyochan is a writer, columnist and a Hanok enthusiast. Hyochan especially loves the beauty of Hanoks when they’re covered in snow. Selected by STO as one of Best SeoulStay in 2021, Chae Hyodang is where you can find all the best parts of a Hanok.
“Hanoks feel alive again when guests stay the night.”
“Hanoks are said to be living and breathing beings, and are traditionally built for receiving guests. A Hanok without its visitors is bound to wither away. I think Hanoks are truly alive when it’s home to an abundance of laughter and conversations amongst its guests.”