2009 Seoul Tango Festival - Map, Transportation, & Hotels

The general area of the festival is called Apgujeong-Dong (狎鷗亭洞, 압구정동, introduction, photos). It is one of the most lively and dynamic areas in Seoul, with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, botiques, and night life. The closet subway stations are "Apgujeong" (狎鷗亭, 압구정) and "Sinsa" (新沙, 신사) of the orange line (line #3). All classes and most of the milongas are close to this area.

Click here to view the above festival map in a new window, with complete listing of all festival locations.

Transportation from Incheon Airport

Airport Bus

  • To go to Apgujeong-dong go to bus stop 11B and take airport bus #6006 (formerly 606). Final destination of the bus is Cheonho-dong.
  • Bus ticket price is ₩9,000. Bus runs every 12 to 15 minutes, from 5:30am to 11:00 pm daily. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Seoul.
  • For Young Dong Hotel, Hotel Highland, and Sunshine Hotel, get off at "Misung Apartment", the first bus stop after entering Seoul. From there taking a taxi to the hotels should cost less than ₩4,000 and take less than 10 minutes.
  • For Popgreen Hotel please get off at "Hyundai Apartment", the second stop in Seoul. Popgreen is only 2 minutes away by foot.
  • There are other airport buses which go to various locations in Seoul, see details here.


If you take a taxi directly from Incheon Airport, it will cost about ₩60,000 to ₩80,000 to go to Apgujeong-dong or other locations in Seoul.

A Note about Using Taxis

South Korea's address system is not by street and street number. Because of this most taxi drivers will not know where a place is by looking at the address. Locals usually provide the directions of how to get to the destination, or a reference to a famous landmark.

Luckily most taxis are now equipped with satellite navigation systems. If you provide an address, the driver can enter it into the system and just follow the directions. To be on the safe side, you can print out the Korean address and show it to the driver as most taxi drivers speak no English.

Studio and Milonga Venues

RingoPop Studio (map)

  • All classes and the Singles Milonga (5/8 Friday 10pm) are held here.
  • 5 minute walk from Apgujeong subway #5, 10 to 15 minute walk from the hotels.
  • Address: Banseok Building B1, Sinsa-dong 549-7, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 신사동 549-7 반석빌딩 B1).
  • Telephone: 02-518-1245

El Tango Café (map, website)

  • Welcome Milonga (5/7 Thursday 8:30pm)
  • 5 minute walk from Sinsa subway exit #4.
  • Address: Jamwon-dong 27-11, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울시 서초구 잠원동 27-11)
  • Telephone: 019-415-0563 (Fish), 010-5247-4739 (Kimmy)

Sam Jung Hotel (map, website)

  • Grand Milonga (5/9 Saturday 9:30pm)
  • 10 to 15 minute by taxi from Apgujeong-dong.
  • Address: Yeoksam-dong 604-11, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 역삼동 604-11)
  • Telephone: 02-557-1221

Tango O Nada (map, website)

  • Farewell Milonga (5/10 Sunday 9:30pm)
  • Subway: at Apgujeong or Sinsa station, take orange line #3 north bound to Euljiro 3-ga (을지로3가역), change to green line #2 east bound to Hongdae Ipgu (홍대입구역). The subway ride will take about 45 minutes. Walk from Hongdae Ipgu exit #2to the milonga about 3 minutes.
  • Taxi from Apgujeong-dong: 30 minute to 1 hour depending on traffic, costs about ₩15,000.
  • Address: Donggyo-dong 200-29, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울시 마포구 동교동 200-29)
  • Telephone: 02-324-7411


We have made discount arrangement with Young Dong Hotel for festival participants. There are a few other hotels in the area.

Young Dong Hotel (map, website)

  • Life in Korea review
  • Single Room: ₩90,000 per night with festival discount (₩125,000 normal price)
  • Double or Twin Room: ₩100,000 per night with festival discount (₩135,000 normal price)
  • To obtain the festival discount please mention "Seoul Tango Festival" when making your reservation, whether by telephone or online.
  • Address: Nonhyeon-dong 6, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 논현동 6)

Hotel Highland (map, website)

  • Lonely Planet review
  • Address: Nonhyeon-dong 7-1, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 논현동 7-1)

Sunshine Hotel (map, website)

  • Life in Korea review
  • Address: Sinsa-dong 587-1, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 신사동 587-1)

Popgreen Hotel (map, website)

  • Lonely Planet Review
  • Address: Sinsa-dong 614-1, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 신사동 614-1)