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ShinchonSeoul

This bustling café, culture and nightlife area of Seoul is a great place to mingle with Seoul’s students, artists and fashionistas.

With the students of the Ewha Women’s University keeping the local cafés, fashion shops and restaurants on trend, Sinchon is a surprisingly cool little district to explore. Come to this hidden gem if you want to see how the young and trendy live in Seoul.

Browse the area’s alleys lined with cute flower and gift shops, coffee shops and restaurants selling everything from traditional Korean bibimbap (a Korean rice dish) to American fast food and French pastries. Enjoy the local culture of ordering many small dishes with friends for lunch and do as the students do and have a sweet waffle with a coffee or bubble tea afterwards.

Make sure you don’t eat too much though, because while here you may want to try on some of the city’s latest designs in fashion. With the shops usually catering to students, you could get a whole new look here without going way over your budget.

If you feel right at home here, you could even book a hotel stay in Sinchon. The district has so many movie theaters, department stores and cafés that you’ll be entertained for days.

Sinchon is part of Seodaemun-gu, a historic neighborhood with lots of fascinating attractions that go back to the Joseon capital of Hanyang. Seodaemun Independence Park, with the Dongnimmun (Independence) Gate and the historic prison, is a good place to start. There is also the Seodaemun Museum of Natural History and the Bongwon-sa, a Buddhist Temple.

Because Sinchon is a student hub, there is always something new to see and do here, so let the locals point the way. Sinchon Railway Station, which was Seoul’s first train station, is now home to the Sinchon Tourist Information Center, where you can get English language assistance and maps.

Like with most districts in Seoul, it’s best to come here by taxi or subway. The Sinchon stop sits between Hongik University Station and Ewha Women’s University Station and is serviced by Seoul Subway Line 2.


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Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence
Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence
3.5 out of 5
7, Sinchonnyeok-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is £69 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb

Located in Shinchon, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yeonsei University and Ewha Woman's University. Hongik University and Lotte Outlets - Seoul Station ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,698 reviews)
Amazing front desk and great service

"Amazing experience at ever8, amazing people running the place, nice and kind. I spent my 14 day quarantine leriod there. They provided everhthing for 14 days, and they keep calling me to make sure i am ok and safe and if in need of anything. Such an amazing people."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence
Hostel Gaon Sinchon
Hostel Gaon Sinchon
2.5 out of 5
8, Baekbeom-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
The price is £17 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Located in Mapo, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yeonsei University, Hongik University and Ewha Woman's University. Namdaemun Market and Seoul City Hall ...

4.2/5Very Good! (81 reviews)

"Super clean and great value. Would definitely go back."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Hostel Gaon Sinchon
H Avenue Hotel Idae Shinchon
H Avenue Hotel Idae Shinchon
3 out of 5
152, Sinchonro, Mapogu, Seoul
The price is £28 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Shinchon, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Deoksugung Palace and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Namsan Park. Gyeongbok Palace and N Seoul Tower are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (217 reviews)
Clean and comfortable.

"The room was clean and roomy, and the bed was comfortable. The included breakfast was good too for the price."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2020

H Avenue Hotel Idae Shinchon
Seoul Grand Hostel Ewha Univ.
Seoul Grand Hostel Ewha Univ.
2.5 out of 5
7F, 155 Sinchon-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
The price is £42 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Shinchon, this guesthouse is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Namsan Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Gyeongbok Palace. N Seoul Tower and Changgyeonggung Palace are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (148 reviews)
Decent

"Very small rooms. No windows in room and breakfast/reception area. Our room was next to the kitchen and it was very noisy early in the morning and late at night when sleeping. Decent breakfast. Good wifi connection. Near subway station. Friendly staff. Self cooking breakfast and self cleaning was ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2019

Seoul Grand Hostel Ewha Univ.
BoA travel house
BoA travel house
2 out of 5
15, Sinchon-ro 1-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Seoul
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Located in Shinchon, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Trickeye Museum and Hongik University. Ewha Woman's University and YG Entertainment Building ...

4.3/5Excellent! (314 reviews)

"The room was pleasant and cozy. It had everything we needed. The stuff was very nice and friendly and the area around was pretty good."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2019

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Time Travelers Party Hostel In Hongdae
Time Travelers Party Hostel In Hongdae
2 out of 5
11, Yeonhui-ro 2-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
The price is £33 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in Shinchon, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Trickeye Museum and Hongik University. Ewha Woman's University and YG Entertainment Building are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (20 reviews)
Decent, but don’t expect more

"Service ok, Cleanliness ok, everything just ok"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

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