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Gwangju Noble Stay Hotel
Gwangsan-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
8.2

Excellent

91 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 68
Utop Boutique Hotel and Residence
Seo-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"The city is notorious for not having an affordable, mid-range hotel. Utop hits that exact sweet spot. It offers great service, and an outstanding breakfast service. Highly recommended for all visitors."
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8.5

Excellent

309 reviews

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$ 172
Ramada Plaza Gwangju
Seo-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"Best hotel in Gwangju. Nice rooms and lots of eateries nearby."
7.7

Very good

521 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 148
Holiday Inn Gwangju
Seo-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"This hotel was just what my family was looking for. During Covid, we wanted to get away and seems like we found it. 15 min taxi ride to Gwangju airport. Close to the subway station. Nice gym and pool. The staff were friendly. Would go again soon. "
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8.4

Excellent

705 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 281
Gwangju Walkerhill Hotel
Dong-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
8.5

Excellent

27 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 72

Fast facts about Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea

Accommodations372 properties
Popular hotelUtop Boutique Hotel and Residence
Popular areaSeo-gu
Nightly rates fromC$19
AirportGwangju Airport

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More about Gwangju Metropolitan City

The city of Gwangju is located in South Jeolla, and is best known for its role in the famous political movement of the 1980s. This major event, known as the Massacre of May 18th, is the focal point of many of the city’s memorial parks and monuments, but the large number of university students and arts scene gives the city also a young and hopeful culture.

The city is served by Gwangju Airport as well as a railway and bus station, which are often the preferred methods of transportation for locals and budget-conscious tourists.

The Massacre of May 18th is a huge moment in the history of South Korea’s political development, and as this city was at the forefront of the movement, it’s certainly worth any tourist’s time to visit at least one of the memorial sites dedicated to this day. For example, the May 18th National Cemetery is a somber place that often sees many visitors, including locals who are still very proud of their city’s role in history. Along with this cemetery, there is also a public park complete with a museum that can offer a lot more insight into the events of that day.

On the other hand, the Gwangju Art Museum is a great destination for exploring this city’s arts scene. The museum has both permanent and periodic exhibits and is often frequented by locals as well as tourists.

There’s much more to see and learn about Gwangju, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this interesting city.