2011 Seoul Tango Festival - Map, Transportation, & Hotel

Map & Venues

The general area of the festival is located in Sinsa-Dong (新沙洞, 신사동) and Apgujeong-Dong (狎鷗亭洞, 압구정동). It is one of the most lively and dynamic areas in Seoul, with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, botiques, and night life (introduction, photos).

The closet subway stations are Sinsa Station and Apgujeong Station of the orange line (line #3).

Here is a complete listing of all festival venues, with addresses and phone numbers.

Transportation from Incheon Airport

Airport Bus

  • Airport bus #6009 will take you to Sinsa-dong station, which is about 6 minutes walk from El Bulín and within walking distance to many of the recommended hotels and other festival locations. Sinsa-dong is the first bus stop after the bus enters Seoul.
  • Airport bus #6010 will take you to Misung (美星) Apartment in Apgujeong-dong (狎鷗亭洞), which is about 15 minutes walk from El Bulín. Misung Apartment is the first stop after the bus enters Seoul.

Bus ticket price is ₩15,000. Bus runs every 10 to 15 minutes, from about 5am to 11pm daily, and takes about 50 minutes to get to Seoul. There are other airport buses which go to various locations in Seoul, see details here.


It costs about ₩70,000 to ₩85,000 to take a taxi directly from Incheon Airport to Sinsa-dong.


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

Young Dong Hotel (website)

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Festival discount prices:
    • Single Room (1 mini double bed): ₩95,000 per night (₩139,150 normal price)
    • Double Room (1 double bed) or Twin Room (2 single beds): ₩105,000 per night (₩157,300 normal price)
    • Deluxe Double Room (1 king size bed): ₩115,000 per night (₩175,450 normal price)
    • Deluxe Twin Room (1 double bed + 1 single bed): ₩125,000 per night (₩193,600 normal price)
  • How to make a reservation:
    • By telephone: 82-2-542-0112
    • By E-mail: master@youngdonghotel.co.kr - Please be sure to include the following information: your name, check-in & check-out date, room type, number of rooms, your contact e-mail and phone number.
    • By website: www.youngdonghotel.co.kr
    *** To obtain the festival discount please be sure to mention that you are a "participant of Seoul Tango Festival" when making your reservation.
  • Telephone: 82-2-542-0112
  • Address: Nonhyeon-dong 6, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 논현동 6)

Riverside Hotel (website)

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Telephone: 82-2-6710-1100
  • Address: 6-1 Jamwon-dong, Seocho-ku, Seoul (서울시 서초구 잠원동 6-1)

Tea Tree & Co Hotel Seoul (website)

  • This is a clean business hotel located 5 minutes from El Bulín.
  • Telephone: 82-2-542-9954
  • Address: Sinsa-dong 535-12, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 신사동 535-12)

Hotel Highland (website)

  • Telephone: 82-2-541-1250
  • Address: Nonhyeon-dong 7-1, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 논현동 7-1)

Seorim Motel 서림모텔

  • This is a very low budget motel located right next to El Bulín. The owner/manager can speak English and takes reservations. A room costs about ₩50,000 per night.
  • Telephone: 82-2-544-1312
  • Address: Sinsa-dong 561-19, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 신사동 561-19)

A Note about Using Taxis for Foreigners

From our experience taxi drivers can usually find your hotel, but finding other festival locations has proved to be difficult sometimes.

It is because South Korea has not yet fully-adopted an address system with street and street number. Most taxi drivers does not know where a place is by looking at the address, even if the taxi is equipped with a satellite navigation system.

Locals usually provide detailed directions of how to get to the destination, or a reference to a famous landmark. Please also note that most taxi drivers do not speak any foreign language.