Seoul

iStock International
ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Seoul Money-Saving Tips

Study Hangul

Learning Korean script takes about three hours and will enhance your travels as you rush through bus stations and navigate restaurant menus. For a handy guide to Korean language and culture, purchase “Living in South Korea” published by Prolingua Associates.

Bring Deodorant

Sure, you could find deodorant here, but it could take a while. If you’ve ever been on the Seoul subway during rush hour and caught a whiff of kimchi and garlic, you’d realize that it’s not one of the priorities in Korea.

Taxi Wise

Taxi drivers do not enjoy a reputation for safe guarding female passengers at night. For reasons of personal safety, women traveling alone in the evening should avoid taking cabs, especially when heading outside the city center.

Eat Like a Local

Start building your chopstick skills because most restaurants only provide two sticks and a spoon (still, there’s no harm in asking for a fork if you really need one—they’re commonly used in upscale restaurants and western-style eateries).

English Assistance

Need translation services in a pinch? Dial 1330 from any telephone, day or night, to be connected to a bilingual operator who will help you communicate with anyone from taxi drivers to a waitresses.

Budget Hotels

For a Korean experience, try a love motel – smallish rooms with “arousing” pastels, round beds and mood lighting, or a yeogwan, a budget accommodation characterized by a private room with a futon.

Compare Rates to Seoul






Sign up for the Top 25 Newsletter
to get exclusive weekly deals

Logo
x
Tell Us Your Preferences

To help us understand your travel preferences, please select from the following categories

Check all that apply
Oops, something went wrong.
No Thanks