Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro is excellent at all the essentials. You’ll never lose touch with the world when we’ve got high-speed WiFi and 24/7 support to help you navigate your way through the pulse of the city. We’re always a doorstep away from public transportation and within walking distance to Seoul’s prime shopping district and street food paradise at Myeongdong Street.
Guests will enjoy 224 guest rooms that embrace a minimalist contemporary design with creative black and white wall murals inspired by Seoul’s famous landmarks, giving guests a peaceful retreat. The hotel has a self-service laundromat to cater to guests with children and long-stay guests, a mechanical parking lot that can accommodate up to 30 vehicles [ceiling height is only 1550mm and cannot accommodate SUVs or vans], and a modern communal space and meeting space.
Whether you’re here for work, play or a long stay, don’t stress it – Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro is your home away from home.
From Incheon International Airport
Take a taxi from the available taxi stand in respective arrival terminals. The journey will take a distance of x km, or approximately 50 minutes.
Take route #6015 in respective arrival terminals and alight at Pine Avenue Building. A 3-minute stroll will bring you to our hotel. The journey will take approximately 1 hour.
From Gimpo International Airport
Take a taxi from the available taxi stand in respective arrival terminals. The journey will take a distance of 16 km, or approximately 20 minutes.
Getting around the city
Euljiro 3 (sam)-ga(Line 2), Exit 1.
Key in 61 Supyo-Ro Myeongdong Jung-gu, Seoul, Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro
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Myeongdong Shopping Street
One of Seoul's primary shopping districts, Myeongdong shopping street, is a hive of activity with tourists and locals flitting from store to store, bustling and buying. Bright neon signs beckon and call at all hours of the day in every season. It is a true shopping mecca..
Packed with shops featuring popular Korean brands, you can find every cosmetic product under the sun along this shopping street. The Korean beauty industry has now garnered worldwide fame, a trend reflected in store after store selling Korean skincare and cosmetic products. Other than beauty products, brand-name shops, and fashion apparel stores also line this street, making it impossible to come and leave empty-handed..
Food stalls also have their place in this shopping street. Local snacks such as spicy fried chicken, rice cakes, meatball skewers, omelette burgers, stir-fried noodles, and banana pancakes are served piping hot. Cool drinks and cold desserts are also widely available – perfect for a quick refreshment if you're there shopping on a warm summer's day.
Tips: While there are so many foods in Myeong Dong, you can’t miss local’s favorite Kalguksu, knife-cut noodles with rich broth.
How to get there
Walk from Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro: 200 m, or a 4-minute walk
Address: Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Seoul N Tower
Seoul N Tower is a global landmark and symbol of Seoul.
Located 236 meters high and perched majestically on top of Namsan Mountain, the Tower vows to wow you with stunning 360 panoramic views of Seoul. Before becoming one of Seoul’s most popular tourist attractions, Seoul N Tower was initially a radio, television, broadcast, and communication tower. The building spreads over 4 floors and has three sections for everyone: N Lobby, N Plaza, and N Tower Seoul.
Find yourself fully immersed in attractions such as Observatory, Alive Museum, and a Children’s Theatre. Perhaps, you may also want to declare your love among the hundreds of locks of love or wish a wishing well at the Wishing Pond. However, nothing beats the brightly lit night view of Seoul from the observation deck, along with a digital showcase of Korea’s rich, 600-year history through 36 LCD Screens to end your visit.
Tips: Lovebirds can hang a love padlock with their initials to the fence around the plaza as a symbol of eternal love.
How to get there
Drive from Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro: 1.5 km, or a 10-minute drive
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Gyeongbokgung Palace is the largest, grandest, and most historical Palace built during the Joseon Dynasty. The Palace boasts an unrivaled beauty and history of being the home to many kings through the ages. To complete the experience, opt to rent a traditional Korean Hanbok, experience a tea ceremony in and around the Palace beauty of colorful artworks and ornate ceiling beams – a backdrop that comes to life! Today, the Palace is also home to the National Folk Museum of Korea and the National Palace Museum of Korea.
Tips: Catch a glimpse of Seoul’s iconic past as the royal guard changes ceremony takes place twice a day, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
How to get there
Walk from Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro: 400 m, or a 6-minute walk
Subway: Anguk Station, Gwanghwamun Station
Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
Namdaemun Street Market
First opened in 1964, Namdaemun Market is one of the oldest and the largest traditional markets in South Korea, bustling with more than 10,000 retailers, vendors, and sellers.
Pulsating with a vibrant, lively atmosphere, Namdaemun Market is both a shopper’s haven and a foodie paradise, home to a maze of stores and stalls covering more than 66,000 square metres.
This market is the antithesis to the glitzy sameness of major modern malls, with its eclectic and dizzying array of products – from fashion items, jewellery, luggage, toys, carpets, stationery, hiking gear, fresh flowers, and electronics, as well as an extensive collection of Korean souvenirs. Be prepared to haggle – that’s half the fun of shopping at Namdaemun!
Street food is another huge draw here. Stalls selling local food is almost everywhere you turn. Spicy rice cakes, plump and juicy Korean dumplings, piping hot noodles, and other enticing local delights are offered here. Head down for a day of shopping and eating like a local.
Tips: The market is open 24/7 so take your sweet time when visiting!
How to get there
Drive from Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro: 400 m, or a 1-minute drive
Address: 21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Chungbu/ Jungbu Dry Fish Market
Are you tired of modern malls and themed cafes? Head over to the Jungbu Dry Fish Market for an authentic, local experience. Opened in 1959, this is the oldest dried seafood market in South Korea. You can find a wide assortment of dried goods such as seaweed, squid, anchovies, pollack, ginseng, and so many more!
The well-maintained market truly comes alive in the day, especially in the mornings, where most stalls are open. Your five senses are in for a treat of sights, sounds, and scents of dried seafood and dried kimchi permeating the atmosphere.
Stall vendors are friendly but competitive, jostling to offer high-quality produces at the best price. Everything available is up to 30% cheaper than regular markets. Stall vendors are quick to help pack all the food tight and sealed, making it hygienic and convenient to bring a good haul home.
Don’t miss sampling on local food while you’re there. However, if you are just looking to taste-test, snacks and seafood choices available at the market should suffice!
Tips: Make sure to try Ojang-dong Heungnamjip, a restaurant that has been serving naengmyeon, a cold dish featuring long thin buckwheat noodles for more than six decades.
How to get there
Walk from Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro: 1 km, or a 10-minute walk
Subway: Euljiro 4-ga
Address: 35 Eulji-ro 36-gil, Ojang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 4:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Closed on Sunday)
Gwangjang Market is a heaven for foodies out there – as seen on Netflix’s Street Food, or 2014 blockbuster Running Man. One of the largest and biggest, this famous traditional street market is a roof to the local products and delicacies, ranging from quality silk goods to vintage clothing. However, nothing beats the gastronomic beauty of assorted Korean dishes with people eating in just every stall, leaving no one feeling hungry heading off the market!
– Mayak gimbap
– Kalguksu: You should definitely try Cho Yonsoon’s Korean handmade knife-cut noodle and dumplings stall, just as featured at Netflix’s Street Food series.
How to get there
Walk from Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro: 500 m, or a 10-minute walk
Subway: Jongno 5-ga
Address: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno 4(sa)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Having been around for more than 40 years, Myeongdong Kyoja claims to be the founder of the famed Kalguksu noodles, which means knife-cut noodles. Everything in the restaurant is made in-house, including the kimchi, which has been seasoned and fermented for at least three years! It comes to no surprise that the restaurant is also awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, meaning that it has been singled out as offering great value food at a great value.
– Mandu dumpling
How to get there
Walk from Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro: 500 m, or a 7-minute walk
Train: Myeongdong Station
Address: 29, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Lin Heung Tea House has been serving traditional dim sum for nine decades. A favourite among locals and tourists alike, it is one of a few dim sum places that continues to serve dim sum on traditional trolleys. Whether you come early or late, the place is always packed and sharing a table has become a norm in the restaurant. Once the dim sum ladies arrive in your table, it is a matter of the fastest runner and fastest hands to get their wish list. So yes, do come all prepared!
Must order: Lotus Seed Paste Bun Steamed Chicken Bun Cheong Fun
How to get there Walk from TLCH: 750 m or 10-minute walk
Train: Sheung Wan
Bus: Wellington Street; Queen’s Road Central
Address: 160號 Wellington St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.