Best Hanok Stay in Seoul ❥ A STAYFOLIO Review

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If you are looking for unique hotels in Seoul, I highly recommend renting a hanok (a traditional house in Korea) with STAYFOLIO.


STAYFOLIO is an online booking platform with an expansive collection of specially curated, high-quality accommodations within South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Laos.

From rental homes and guesthouses to Aman and Hoshino branded resorts, STAYFOLIO not only offers cozy properties perfect for a great night’s rest, they provide unique stories and travel memories that will last a lifetime.


My friend and I had the pleasure of spending two nights at Nujung, which is part of STAYFOLIO’s Hidden Stay portfolio.

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This intimate hanok in Seoul is located in the Nuha-dong neighborhood just minutes from Gyeongbokgung Palace.

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Nujung draws inspiration from ancestors who enjoyed simple living and natural surroundings, and was created with breathing and meditation principles in mind.

It consists of a garden, a small tea space, a gorgeous bathtub, shower, toilet, and bed of course.

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Once your reservation is confirmed, you will receive complete details about your stay via e-mail.

The full address and Naver Map link will be provided along with door lock passcode, Wi-Fi password, as well as additional information regarding parking, house rules, etc.

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Danish breakfast was also provided for us in paper bags on the counter upon our arrival. Cups, plates, cutlery, and kettle are all supplied so you have everything you need, as if you were living in the comfort of your own home.

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Final Verdict

Amenities: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Proximity: ★★★★☆
Quietness: ★★★★★
Safety: ★★★★★
Space: ★★★★☆
Value of Price: ★★★★★
Internet Access: Complimentary


  • Convenient location
    • Plenty of delicious restaurants to try in the area
    • Within walking distance to bus stops and subways
    • Close to Gyeongbokgung Palace and major tourist attraction sights by bus/car
  • Quiet neighborhood
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Welcome pamphlet with neighborhood map included
  • Spacious considering the average size of homes in South Korea
  • Relaxing bathtub
  • Fabulous home away from home with everything you need


Overall, I was extremely satisfied with my stay. If I really have to nitpick, it would be that the property was a little difficult to find at first.

Aside from its hidden location, everything about this hanok stay in Seoul was truly spectacular. Booking with STAYFOLIO is super straightforward, and we had no problems checking in and out.

Explore STAYFOLIO’s destinations and book your next adventure!

This post is written in partnership with STAYFOLIO.

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