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Itaewon, Seoul

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Head to the international district of Itaewon, a cosmopolitan center known for its shopping, food, and partying. The local saying goes that expats may not know Seoul, but they sure know this place, and you'll certainly hear a good deal of English in the area, which American soldiers called home in the years directly following the Korean War. Imported clothes fill the stores, while eateries serve up plenty of international cuisine--everything from curries to pizza and burgers. Bars and clubs add to the lively atmosphere of the district, home to a burgeoning LGBT scene. Before you head to Seoul, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Seoul online trip itinerary maker , to make sure you see all that Seoul has to offer, including Itaewon.
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  • For Muslims, halal food is necessary. So, Ittaewon is a good place to find halal food, and the price was affordable. There is a mosque where you can take your time to perform your prayers.  more »
  • Itaewon is truly a mesh and mixture of people from everywhere. The streets are alive with cadences of world languages and smells fill the air from restaurants serving foods from all over the world. Th...  more »
  • On a sidewalk in terms of various countries, "to Elo" and were displayed also seemed represents a feature of the town. Said the downtown area south of the city of Seoul's Itaewon area shopping. Get off at Itaewon Station on subway line 6, in Seoul for a long time, took a walk on the ground so far, met many foreigners. What once was close to military bases.
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  • 10/10 would recommend. Great location in ‘foreigner central’ Itaewon. Staff are absolutely marvellous. English speaking. A real community atmosphere. 100 meters from Itaewon station. 7/11 is a one minute walk. Rooftop area is beautiful. You can buy breakfast there too.
  • Near subway station, 7e and easy to find Halal foods. Helpful staff and reception desk 24/7. Don't have lift, may not suitable for family come with parents and have big luggage as family room is on 3rd floor.
  • Subway walking distance. Halal food around. Near to mini market. Friendly Staff. Free WiFi and have laundry service. Great place to stay for budget traveller.
  • We enjoy our stay in Itaewon Inn so much. The place is very comfortable. The room which I stayed have 2 bunk beds for 4 persons. The room has mini kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, stove, sink, and all the needs to cook and eat. It has private bathroom too. The room has a window that shows the city view. The hotel has a rooftop where you can enjoy your day by watching the neighbourhood and city view from above. The hotel near Itaewon area that is full with foreigner in Korea. It is near the mosque and many halal restaurants can be found. It is near to subway station, bus stop, and airport bus too.
  • Great! I stayed for the first time on 2 nights. The hotel is also close to the subway station, and there were many elegant restaurants in the neighborhood. Also, the hotel staff and guests were all good people. I will stay also next time. Thank you very much. 情報の修正を提案

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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.
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