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Empire Tourist Hotel
8.1 Excellent

7.2 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

ExcellentBased on 74 reviews
8.1

Gwangju Empire Hotel provides a comfortable setting when in Gwangju. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

Oxbloodk
8.9 Excellent

4.2 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2 reviews
8.9

This comfortable guest house in Gwangju offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as luggage storage and laundry facilities.

Tourist Hotel Masters
7.3 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

GoodBased on 4 reviews
7.3

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.

Gwangju Hotel Bentley Tourist Hotel Chungjang
8.5 Excellent

7.0 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

ExcellentBased on 178 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
8.2 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

ExcellentBased on 57 reviews
8.2

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.

Byulbam Guesthouse
9.3 Excellent

6.4 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

ExcellentBased on 33 reviews
9.3

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.

Palace Tourist Hotel
7.7 Good

6.9 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

GoodBased on 99 reviews
7.7

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.

Gwangju Sejong Hotel
7.3 Good

6.5 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

GoodBased on 169 reviews
7.3

This comfortable motel in Gwangju offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and a swimming pool. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Hotel Our Youth
7.6 Good

7.3 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

GoodBased on 95 reviews
7.6

Hotel Our Youth is located in Gwangju and offers free Wi-Fi. It is a 10-minute drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and provides free private parking on site.

Hotel The May
7.5 Good

1.3 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

GoodBased on 197 reviews
7.5

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.

Tips for booking a Gwangju hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Gwangju:C$ 103/night
Absolute cheapest price found:C$ 15/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
C$ 61 - C$ 144
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
C$ 91 - C$ 166
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Gwangju hotels

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Firenze Tourist Hotel
7.7 Good

1.0 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

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
7.8 Good

0.4 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

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 free wireless internet access.

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Hotel The May
7.5 Good

1.3 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

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.

4
Ramada Plaza Gwangju
7.4 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

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.

Cheapest hotels in Gwangju, South Korea

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Arie-ne Guesthouse - Hostel
8.8 Excellent

7.1 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

Gwangju Guesthouse Arie-ne is located in Gwangju and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers laundry facilities and luggage storage.

C$ 25
Avg. per night
Byulbam Guesthouse
9.3 Excellent

6.4 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

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.

C$ 27
Avg. per night
Palace Tourist Hotel
7.7 Good

6.9 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

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.

C$ 44
Avg. per night
Dasomchae - Hostel
7.7 Good

4.0 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

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

C$ 45
Avg. per night
Firenze Tourist Hotel
7.7 Good

1.0 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

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.

C$ 56
Avg. per night
Oxbloodk
8.9 Excellent

4.2 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

This comfortable guest house in Gwangju offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as luggage storage and laundry facilities.

C$ 57
Avg. per night
Hotel Our Youth
7.6 Good

7.3 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

Hotel Our Youth is located in Gwangju and offers free Wi-Fi. It is a 10-minute drive from Gwangju Biennale Hall and provides free private parking on site.

C$ 57
Avg. per night
Ballantine Business Hotel
8.4 Excellent

4.3 km from city centre, Gwangju Show on map

This comfortable hotel in Gwangju offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms. It is a 10-minute drive from Chonnam National University and provides free private parking on site.

C$ 64
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Gwangju

2 stars or below

C$ 25 - C$ 114

#1 Most popular

Hotel Stay 53
8.2 Excellent
C$ 71
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

C$ 83
Avg. per night

Best value

C$ 25
Avg. per night
3 stars

C$ 44 - C$ 88

C$ 88
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

C$ 67
Avg. per night

Best value

C$ 44
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

C$ 130 - C$ 148

#1 Most popular

C$ 148
Avg. per night

Best value

C$ 130
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

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?

    567 reviews rated Holiday Inn Gwangju with an average score of 7.8/10. It may also be worth looking into the Hotel Stay 53, which received a rating of 8.2/10 from 56 reviews. Ramada Plaza Gwangju could also be a good option, with a score of 7.4/10 from 255 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Gwangju cost?

    C$ 77/night is the average price of a hotel in Gwangju, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Gwangju?

    Over the last 3 days, Gwangju hotels have been found for as cheap as C$ 10/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Gwangju tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Gwangju tonight are about C$ 67 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as C$ 20 for tonight in the last 3 days.