Jamsil-dong

Seoul
Jamsil-dong

This area of Songpa-gu in Seoul is best known for the Lotte World Tower, one of Seoul’s most eye-catching and entertaining family malls.

In Jamsil-dong you can go indoor ice skating, visit a mind-boggling 3-D art space where you insert yourself in the paintings, watch a Disney-style show with the kids and take the monorail to an idyllic urban park in the Jamsil Special Tourist Zone.

Like most of Seoul, Jamsil-dong has changed dramatically over time. “Dong” means “district” and “Jamsil” means “place for sericulture,” which refers to the tradition of silkworm breeding in this once rural region.

Gaze up at the architecturally impressive Lotte World Tower on Olympic-ro. Head west, crossing over the Songpa highway to reach Lotte World, an entertainment precinct with the Lotte Department Store, restaurants, hotels, Lotte World Ice Rink and Lotte World Adventure, a giant theme park that includes the Lotte World Folk Museum,.

Try all the rides or spend a few hours in the swimming pools or on the ice rink with the kids. Regular parades, shows and narrated tram rides make the little ones forget all about their sore feet after a morning in the mall. There is also a haunted house for a spooky tour for the braver kids and adults. Still not scary enough? Then how about an indoor bungee jump?

The rest of Jamsil-dong is mostly a business district with offices and residential blocks. You can find most of the area’s restaurants and shops in the maze-like underground mall surrounding Jamsil Station.

If you don’t mind commuting to see all the central Seoul tourist sites, you could stay in one of the Lotte World hotels. This allows you to make the most of the cheaper room rates of the area and heavily discounted evening passes to the Lotte World Adventure theme park. If you’re a keen sports fan, you can watch a game at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in nearby Olympic Park.

A special side trip is Seokchon Lake Park, which used to be part of the Han River before the land was reclaimed. Seokchon-hosu’s Magic Island is connected by monorail to Lotte World Adventure, so it’s really easy to get there. The park looks like something out of a fairy tale in early spring, when the cherry blossoms are out.


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Vision Guest House
Vision Guest House
2.5 out of 5
14, Seokchonhosu-ro 12-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is CA $38 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Located in Songpa, this guesthouse is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Seoul Olympic Stadium and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from COEX Convention and Exhibition Center. Namsan Park and ...
3.6/5 Good! (65 reviews)
"Small but good rooms and plenty of privacy~ I liked that there was a kitchen with toast for breakfast! And coffee"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2019

Vision Guest House
Pharos Hotel
Pharos Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5, Olympic-ro 10-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is CA $63 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Seoul Olympic Stadium, Lotte World, and COEX Convention and Exhibition Center. Garden5 Shopping Mall is ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (915 reviews)
"Very good location."

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2021

Pharos Hotel
Hotel the Castle Sincheon
Hotel the Castle Sincheon
2.5 out of 5
4-17, Olympic-ro 12-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
The price is CA $109 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Lotte World, and Lotte World Tower. Starfield COEX Mall and Olympic Park are ...
3.7/5 Good! (11 reviews)
New hotel near Seoul Olympic Stadium
"i stayed at this hotel end of oct cos i was attending BTS's 3 days concert and it was about 20 mins slow walk from Seoul Olympic Stadium. The hotel staff were all very helpful & friendly. Especially one of the male staff, sorry i forgot to get his name. Really appreciate his assistance to accompany ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 14, 2019

Hotel the Castle Sincheon
Hotel Forestar
Hotel Forestar
2.5 out of 5
Baekjegobun-ro 7-gil, 23-6, Seoul, Seoul
Fully refundable
The price is CA $63 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Lotte World, and Lotte World Tower. Starfield COEX Mall and Olympic Park are ...
3.6/5 Good! (46 reviews)
"I loved the interior design of the hotel. It had a very trendy décor. The only thing that I did not really like was how open the bathroom was. There was not much privacy. The sink and bathtub were open to the entire room. However, the staff was very friendly, check-in/out was very easy, and it was ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2018

Hotel Forestar
Forestar Hotel 2
Forestar Hotel 2
2.5 out of 5
23-5, Baekjegobun-ro 7-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Fully refundable
The price is CA $63 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
Located in Songpa, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Bongeunsa Temple. Namsan Park and Dongdaemun ...
3.5/5 Good! (30 reviews)
"Clean, roomy, convenient location Great place to stay."

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Forestar Hotel 2
Hotel Lavieen
Hotel Lavieen
2.5 out of 5
4-15, Olympic-ro 12-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Located in Songpa, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Lotte World, and Lotte World Tower. Starfield COEX Mall and Olympic Park are ...
2.3/5 (4 reviews)
"방이 너무 좁아요"

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Hotel Lavieen
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