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Hotel France
Hotel France
7.1 Good
21-6, Sicheong-ro 20Beon-Gil, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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1.4 km from city centre, Gwangju 
GoodBased on 33 reviews
7.1

Hotel France Gwangju offers a comfortable setting while in Gwangju. It is conveniently close to Gwangju Airport, which is a 10-minute drive away.

Gwangju Hotel Bentley Tourist Hotel Chungjang
Gwangju Hotel Bentley Tourist Hotel Chungjang
8.5 Excellent
5, Seoseok-ro 10Beon-Gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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7.0 km from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 209 reviews
8.5

Bentley Hotel Gwangju offers a comfortable setting when in Gwangju. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

Hotel Stay 53
Hotel Stay 53
8.3 Excellent
6, Sangmuyeonha-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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1.1 km from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 67 reviews
8.3

Located in Gwangju, Hotel Stay 53 is an easy drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and provides free private parking on site. It also features luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Chocolate Hotel
Chocolate Hotel
5.2 Okay
837, Sangmu-Daero, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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1.4 km from city centre, Gwangju 
OkayBased on 2 reviews
5.2

Chocolate Hotel Gwangju is located in Gwangju and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and a tour desk.

Palace Tourist Hotel
Palace Tourist Hotel
7.8 Good
13, Jungang-ro 160beon-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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6.9 km from city centre, Gwangju 
GoodBased on 108 reviews
7.8

Providing a sauna, Palace Hotel Gwangju is situated in Gwangju and is a short walk from Chungjangno Street. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

Hotel Our Youth
Hotel Our Youth
7.6 Good
12-1 Munhwajeondangro 23Beongil Donggu, Gwangju, South Korea
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7.3 km from city centre, Gwangju 
GoodBased on 88 reviews
7.6

This comfortable motel in Gwangju offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and luggage storage. It is ideally located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

S Hotel
S Hotel
8.2 Excellent
103, Sangmupyeonghwa-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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1.1 km from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 79 reviews
8.2

S Hotel Gwangju is located in Gwangju and features a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a swimming pool and a 24-hour reception.

Dasomchae Hanok stay
Dasomchae Hanok stay
7.7 Good
27, Naesang-ro 51beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.0 km from city centre, Gwangju 
GoodBased on 98 reviews
7.7

Dasomchae is located in Gwangju and offers free Wi-Fi.

Madrid Hotel Gwangju
Madrid Hotel Gwangju
8.7 Excellent
11, Gwangsan-ro 19beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.3 km from city centre, Gwangju 
ExcellentBased on 256 reviews
8.7

Featuring a Jacuzzi, Gwangju Madrid Hotel is located in Gwangju and provides comfortable accommodation. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.

Hotel Yeogiuhtte Gwangju Station
Hotel Yeogiuhtte Gwangju Station
6.8 Good
19, Jungheung-ro, 140beon-gil, Buk-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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6.5 km from city centre, Gwangju 
GoodBased on 2 reviews
6.8

Hotel Yeogiuhtte GwangJu Station offers a comfortable setting while in Gwangju. Those staying at the property also have access to free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

Tips for booking a Gwangju hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Gwangju:$133/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$16/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$66 - $225
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$94 - $157
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Firenze Tourist Hotel
Firenze Tourist Hotel
7.9 Good
5-8, Sangmujungang-ro 38Beon-Gil, Gwangju, South Korea
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1.0 km from city centre, Gwangju 

Firenze Tourist Hotel is situated in Gwangju and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property also have access to free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

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Holiday Inn Gwangju, An IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Gwangju, An IHG Hotel
7.9 Good
55, Sangmunuri-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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0.4 km from city centre, Gwangju 

Holiday Inn Gwangju is located in Gwangju and features an indoor pool. Just a short walk from Kimdaejung Convention Center, it provides modern rooms equipped with a mini bar, a refrigerator and free wireless internet access.

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Hotel The May
Hotel The May
7.4 Good
51, Sangmubeonyeong-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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1.3 km from city centre, Gwangju 

This comfortable hotel in Gwangju offers free wireless internet, as well as a 24-hour reception and a concierge. It is a 10-minute drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and has free private parking on site.

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Ramada Plaza Gwangju
Ramada Plaza Gwangju
7.3 Good
149, Sangmujayu-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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1.1 km from city centre, Gwangju 

Situated in Gwangju, the hotel is an easy drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and Chonnam National University. Guests also have exclusive access to the 3Well Spa and 3Well Fitness Club.

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Gwangju Guest House 145 - Hostel
Gwangju Guest House 145 - Hostel
8.8 Excellent
19, Guseong-ro 194beon-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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7.0 km from city centre,  

Guest 145 is located in Gwangju and is close to Chosun University. Only a short walk from Chungjangno Street, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with free wireless internet access.

$26
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Sky Motel
Sky Motel
6.0 Good
33 Gyeongyang-ro 119beon-gil (12-9 Sinan-dong),Buk-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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6.3 km from city centre,  

This comfortable motel in Gwangju offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a 24-hour reception. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$26
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Arie-ne Guesthouse - Hostel
Arie-ne Guesthouse - Hostel
8.8 Excellent
6, Cheonbyeonjwa-ro 428Beon-Gil, Gwangju, South Korea
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7.1 km from city centre,  

Gwangju Guesthouse Arie-ne is located in Gwangju and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers meeting rooms, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$26
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Dasomchae Hanok stay
Dasomchae Hanok stay
7.7 Good
27, Naesang-ro 51beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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4.0 km from city centre,  

Dasomchae is located in Gwangju and offers free Wi-Fi.

$27
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Byulbam Guesthouse
Byulbam Guesthouse
9.4 Excellent
8-6, Gyeongyang-ro 147Beon-Gil, Gwangju, South Korea
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6.4 km from city centre,  

Byulbam Guesthouse provides a comfortable setting when in Gwangju. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$27
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Palace Tourist Hotel
Palace Tourist Hotel
7.8 Good
13, Jungang-ro 160beon-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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6.9 km from city centre,  

Providing a sauna, Palace Hotel Gwangju is situated in Gwangju and is a short walk from Chungjangno Street. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

$41
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Tourist Hotel Masters
Tourist Hotel Masters
7.3 Good
46, Sangmuyeonha-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Masters Tourist Hotel is located in Gwangju and offers guests free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$47
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Hotel Yeogiuhtte Gwangju Station
Hotel Yeogiuhtte Gwangju Station
6.8 Good
19, Jungheung-ro, 140beon-gil, Buk-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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6.5 km from city centre,  

Hotel Yeogiuhtte GwangJu Station offers a comfortable setting while in Gwangju. Those staying at the property also have access to free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

$51
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Hotel prices in Gwangju

2 stars or below

$26 - $194

Gwangju Sejong Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$62
Avg. per night
Firenze Tourist Hotel

No. 2 most popular

$56
Avg. per night
Arie-ne Guesthouse - Hostel

Best value

$26
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3 stars

$41 - $89

Madrid Hotel Gwangju

No. 1 most popular

$84
Avg. per night
Noblesse Hotel

No. 2 most popular

$58
Avg. per night
Palace Tourist Hotel

Best value

$41
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4 stars and up

$146 - $162

Ramada Plaza Gwangju

No. 1 most popular

$162
Avg. per night
Holiday Inn Gwangju, An IHG Hotel
$146
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Gwangju

About Gwangju

Home to poignant memorials, colourful markets and a vibrant arts culture, Gwangju is a lively town in the heart of South Jeolla. It’s renowned as the setting for South Korea’s pro-democracy uprising and lies on the doorstep of Mudeungsan Mountain National Park.

Things to do

Don’t miss the 5•18 Memorial Park, which remembers Gwangu’s 1980 pro-democracy uprising and is dotted with dramatic bronze sculptures. Learn about the nationalist events that took place at the exhibition hall, then follow the tree-lined walking trail that leads to a hilltop pagoda for sweeping panoramas of Gwangju.

Stroll along the aptly-named Art Street packed with galleries and studios where local artists showcase their paintings, ceramics and industrial pieces. It’s particularly atmospheric in the evenings and ignites each Saturday with an art flea market where you can pick up unique items, such as collector coins, folk drawings and calligraphy materials.

Want to shop with the locals? Head to the lively Yangdong Market, which takes place under Gwangjugyo Bridge on days ending in “2” and “7”. Everything from fresh produce to traditional goods and the latest fashions are on sale, while authentic Korean street food vendors serve up local delicacies.

Make a day trip to Mudeungsan Mountain National Park, known for its dramatic peaks and Buddhist temples, as well as being home to the Gwangju National Museum. Visit the Silla-era stone temple of Jeungsimsa that is nestled on its western slopes and stands as a symbol of Gwangju.

Getting around

There are regular flights to both Seoul and Jeju from the Gwangju Airport, although most opt for the two-hour train journey that connects Gwangju with the capital. Subway and bus services access all corners of the city and taxis are readily available.

Gwangju travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Gwangju?

    Madrid Hotel Gwangju is a very popular hotel in Gwangju, with a score of 8.7 from 256 reviews. Gwangju Sejong Hotel (7.5 from 135 reviews) and Holiday Inn Gwangju, An IHG Hotel (7.9 from 683 reviews) are also highly rated Gwangju hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.