2012 Seoul Tango Festival - Hotel & Transportation


Discounted rooms are available at Young Dong Hotel for festival participants. Please see details below.

Young Dong Hotel (website)

  • Festival discount prices:
    • Single Room (1 mini double bed): ₩102,000 per night (₩157,300 normal price)
    • Standard Double Room (1 double bed) or Standard Twin Room (2 single beds): ₩112,000 per night (₩175,450 normal price)
    • Deluxe Double Room (1 king size bed): ₩130,000 per night (₩193,600 normal price)
    • Deluxe Twin Room (1 double bed + 1 single bed): ₩140,000 per night (₩211,750 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.
  • Rating: 3-star
  • Telephone: 82-2-542-0112
  • Address: Nonhyeon-dong 6, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울시 강남구 논현동 6)

Riverside Hotel (website)

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Telephone: 82-2-6710-1100
  • Address: 6-1 Jamwon-dong, Seocho-ku, Seoul (서울시 서초구 잠원동 6-1)

Hotel Highland (website)

  • This is a low-budget business hotel located across from El Bulin.
  • 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. 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)

Tea Tree & Co Hotel Seoul

*** We regret to inform you that Tea Tree Hotel has been closed. Now the building has become a very fashionable botique...

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 ₩65,000 to ₩90,000 to take a taxi directly from Incheon Airport to Sinsa-dong.

A Note about Using Taxis for Foreigners

South Korea's common address system does not go by street and street number. Because of this most taxi drivers do not know how to drive you to your destination if you just provide him with an address. This happens even if the taxi is equipped with a satellite navigation system. Please also note that most taxi drivers do not speak any foreign languages.

When taking taxis, locals usually provide detail directions to the destination or references to famous landmarks. You can use these two landmarks to get to El Bulín by taxis. Be sure to mention "Sinsa-dong" so the taxi driver knows which general area you are talking about.

  • André Kim (앙드레 김) - the headquarter of the famous Korean fashion designer. André Kim is only a few buildings down from El Bulín.
  • Young Dong Hotel (영동 호텔) - Young Dong Hotel is right across the street from from El Bulín.

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