Backpacking in South Korea: 10 Day Recap & Travel Tips

Seoul has a very great vibe and we really enjoyed our time in the city despite it being fast-paced and crowded. The country is very progressive and the city is very modern.

The city was clean. This is such an important thing for us when looking at cities. There is nothing worse than walking through a big city full of garbage on the streets.

Space. Plain and simple, there isn’t any. Seoul is a very crowded city with people everywhere. You literally cannot go anywhere without being in a crowd.

What We Didn’t Love About Backpacking

This is a ‘in-between’ loved and didn’t love. We couldn’t help but notice the display cases with gas masks in the metro stations and on the trains.

Something Worth Mentioning

What Did We Spend?

We spent an average of $105USD per day for 2 people while backpacking in South Korea. This included a private room and 3 meals per day.


After landing in Seoul we used only the metro for transportation. Seoul has the most amazing metro network; you can go well over 2 hours from the city center just on the metro.


We stayed at the Gom Guesthouse, It was affordable and included breakfast. We had a comfortable private room with a shared bathroom.

We spent most of our time touring the city. We took a day trip to Suwon to explore the fortress city and also visited the DMZ Zone and JSA on the border of North Korea.


Things were really expensive so we ate a lot of instant noodles. We had a supermarket within walking distance, so we did buy sushi a couple times and also bought meat to cook at the guesthouse.


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