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10 best hotels in Gwangju Metropolitan City

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Gwangju Washington Hotel
Dong-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"Kind staff and clean room."
8.6

Excellent

52 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 71
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

534 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 146
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

364 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 163
Holiday Inn Gwangju
Seo-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"We came to Gwangju to attend the Biennale. The hotel location was convenient--only a 5 minute walk from the metro, 1 stop from the airport, and a few stops from downtown. The Kim Dae Jung Convention Center area has little to offer in terms of restaurants or cafés, however. The room was clean, quiet, and we'll-appointed. However, the room and bathroom were separated only by a window with no blind or panel to cover it. This created an awkward lack of privacy!!! Besides this design feature, and the presence of mosquitos the room, no complaints. "
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8.4

Excellent

729 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 186
ACC Design Hotel
Dong-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"I live in Gwangju, and this is the best valued hotel in the city in my opinion. You can't beat the location, it's 3 minutes from the ACC, and 5 minutes to Dongmyeong-dong, which has a tonne of awesome restaurants and bars. Room itself was small but very comfortable, soft bed, great shower, no complaints other than the futuristic toilet was hard to flush :) "
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8.3

Excellent

182 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 139
Hotel B
Seo-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"Room is clean and Spacious. Breakfast was included without extra charge., but options are limited. There is some distance to walk from hotel to subway. Would like to come back. "
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8.3

Excellent

216 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 130
Bentley Tourist Hotel
Dong-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"Feel comfortable here."
7.7

Very good

66 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 116
Gwangju Noble Stay Hotel
Gwangsan-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
8.2

Excellent

109 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 72
Gwangju Madrid Hotel
Gwangsan-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"It is a business hotel for local business travellers. As western tourist I am not sure this is what you would be looking for. Location? Perfect for the Gwangju Songjeong KTX station but for the rest of it make sure you know how to use the subway. The staff were super helpful. The breakfast is not bad. Unfortunately there was a bus load of tourists for two of the morning which meant that breakfast was completely overwhelmed. There are many places to eat nearby but I would suggest some form of laundry service to Management. "
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8.7

Excellent

437 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 85
Ballantine Hotel
Seo-gu,Gwangju Metropolitan City - View on map
"Conviently located opposite Gwangju U Square Bus terminal. My early check in and late check out requests were accommodated which I really appreciate it. At the lobby, water, hot tea and coffee are provided. Breakfast serves Korean and simple Western. We enjoyed the Korean breakfast! Room is clean and well equipped with the usual toiletries and even had hair straightener! however we marked it to 3 stars due to mosquitoes. There were many and we became like a buffet for them. We are surprised as it is cold and windows are closed so not sure how they came into the room. It was only the last day when we realised that the lobby has the mosquito bat, which means it is a known problem to them. It is not easy to sleep with mosquitoes buzzing around your ears. Lastly, will recommend that the hotel provide 2 bath towels instead of 1 in every room. Smaller towels were provided but not there was only 1 big bath towel."
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8.7

Excellent

155 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 68

Fast facts about Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea

Accommodations371 properties
Popular hotelUtop Boutique Hotel and Residence
Popular areaSeo-gu
Nightly rates fromNZ$23
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.