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Holiday Inn Gwangju
4 out of 5
55, Sangmunuri-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, Gwangju
Free cancellation
The price is AU$137 per night
1.02 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (656 reviews)
Comfortable and clean

"Check in was fast and friendly. No wait for elevators. Room was good size. Bed was comfortable. Shower was good, adequate towels, good array of toiletries. We were on a high floor so had no issues with noise. Good value hotel."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov. 2019

Holiday Inn Gwangju
Ramada Plaza Gwangju
3.5 out of 5
149, Sangmujayu-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, Gwangju
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$174 per night
1.36 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (394 reviews)

"We had a great time at the Ramada. My only complaint was that the room was way too hot and it wasn't possible to turn the temperature down."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Ramada Plaza Gwangju
Madrid Hotel Gwangju
3 out of 5
11, Gwangsan-ro 19beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju
The price is AU$97 per night
4.4 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (257 reviews)
Family trip

"Family trip to Korea in December, stayed at the Madrid hotel in Gwangju. Close to train station(few minutes of walking distance), Hotel was clean, staffs were friendly, comfortable bed and good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2020

Madrid Hotel Gwangju
ACC Design Hotel
3 out of 5
226-11, Geumnam-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju
The price is AU$112 per night
7.19 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (141 reviews)
Great hotel

"A beautiful hotel with an excellent location. There isn’t a gym which for me is a bit disappointing. Overall a great place though."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2019

ACC Design Hotel
Top Cloud Hotel
3.5 out of 5
57-1, Imbangul-daero 825beon-gil, Gwangju, Gwangsan-gu
The price is AU$83 per night
7.19 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (125 reviews)
Aqesome stay for cheap

"Booked it almost last minute... got the suite for like super cheap and itnwss an awesome room!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2019

Top Cloud Hotel
Gallery Hotel
3 out of 5
833-1, Sangmu-daero, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Jeolla
The price is AU$80 per night
1.68 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)

"발렛 파킹부터 조식까지 가격대비 훌륭한 숙박이었습니다 무엇보다 스타일러 사용으로 세탁 없이도 출장 내내 깨끗한 옷을 유지할 수 있었습니다"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2020

Gallery Hotel
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3 out of 5
28, Amkor-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju, South Jeolla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$59 per night
8.19 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"담양이랑도 가깝고 직원분들도 친절하시고 방도 넓고 방음도 잘 됩니다. 깔끔해서 좋았어요! :)"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2020

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Dubai Hotel Gwangju
3 out of 5
47, Sangmubeonyeong-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju
The price is AU$127 per night
1.5 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (158 reviews)
Everything Was Perfect!

"I really really liked this hotel. Quirky look to it, but it just works. Staff were amazing and friendly. Location was great. Would love to return one day. Highly recommended for a nice hotel experience. (Also, fantastic massage chair in the room--oh yeah)."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb. 2020

Dubai Hotel Gwangju
Hotel B
3 out of 5
6, Sicheong-ro 60beon-gil, Seo-gu, Gwangju
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$101 per night
1.45 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (266 reviews)

"Very large room with couch, desk and small fridge, which was comfortable for the 8 nights we spent in Gwangju. There was breakfast provided each morning in a large dining room, making a great start to the day. Staff was very helpful in arranging taxis regularly for our comings and goings. Despite ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2019

Hotel B
Noblesse Hotel
3 out of 5
5, Sicheong-ro 50beon-gil, Seo-gu, Gwangju
The price is AU$47 per night
1.49 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (76 reviews)
Totally fine hote, would stay again

"As long as you realize and accept that this isn't a 5 star hotel, it's actually a decent place. The service was good and the staff make up for the fact that the condition isn't great. The hotel has a lot of ware on it, but it isn't anything too bad. The breakfast in the morning was good. The surrounding ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2019

Noblesse Hotel
Hotel Stay 53
3 out of 5
6, Sangmuyeonha-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$99 per night
1.5 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (157 reviews)
Service is really BAD. Very Disappointed....

"First of all, I'm very disappointed with the service. when I see a hotel has breakfast service, I expect that from hotel itself but not from McDonald's. Even from McDonald's they have only two options which is hamburger or pancake. I don't understand, how everyone can choose from only these two options. ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2019

Hotel Stay 53
ACC STAY1 HOTEL
3 out of 5
5, Guseong-ro 144beon-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$78 per night
6.77 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (53 reviews)

"Convenient & within walking distance to Gwangju Myeongdong. Hotel is new and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov. 2019

ACC STAY1 HOTEL
HOTEL THE Spot
2.5 out of 5
32, Amkor-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
The price is AU$81 per night
7.29 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (76 reviews)
Nice SPOT!

"Located in a rather "interesting" neighborhood of wall-to-wall "drive-in hotels", The Spot is a small, clean and modern hotel. Rooms are light and spacious, well air-conditioned and the included breakfast and dining area welcomed. The staff goes out of its way to remember your name and to accommodate, ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2019

HOTEL THE Spot
DUZON HOTEL
2.5 out of 5
60-37, Imbangul-daero 826beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$72 per night
6.7 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (99 reviews)
Hard nights rest.

"The hotel was very nice. The beds were the disappointment as they were very hard."…"

Reviewed on 8 May 2019

DUZON HOTEL
Ballantine Business Hotel
3 out of 5
11, Jukbong-daero 78beon-gil, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Jeolla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$96 per night
4.36 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (32 reviews)

"Close to shopping mall, I used the telephone number to guide me to the hotel but the GPS showed different hotel name which was quite scary! It should update the hotel name at GPS system."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov. 2019

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Visiting Gwangju

Visitors can enjoy all that Gwangju has to offer including the cafés, parks, and baseball games. This city also attracts tourists with its rich culture.

  • There are 49 hotels and other accommodations in Gwangju
  • The closest major airport is in Gwangju (KWJ-Gwangju Intl.) 3 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Mokpo (MWX-Muan Intl.) 44.6 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Gwangju

Cultural venues in the city include Gwangju Art and Culture Center, Gwangju National Museum, and Gwangju Folk Museum. The city's natural beauty is on display at 5-18 Memorial Park, Jungoe Park, and Geumnam Park. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Guus Hiddink Stadium and Yangdong Market.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 49 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Gwangju. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • OxbloodK - With a stay at this 2-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Madrid Hotel Gwangju - Our customers like the helpful staff and room size at this hotel. With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free valet parking and a 24-hour business center, along with free WiFi.
  • Dubai Hotel Gwangju - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free valet parking and a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi.

Getting Around Gwangju

To explore the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Gwangju Songjeon Station or Gwangju Station. Gwangju might not have as many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Gwangju

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 60°F and the nighttime average to be 29°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 81°F during the day and 43°F at night
  • July through September averages 87°F during the day and 60°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 76°F during the day and 32°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Gwangju is 1.06 inches
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 84°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 32°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Gwangju?
Gwangju Tourist Hotel is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Gwangju Aura Hotel and Empire Tourist Hotel as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Gwangju, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals in Gwangju.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Gwangju?
Based on reviews, OxbloodK is a popular 2-star guesthouse for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Gwangju?
Geumsoojang Tourist Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other good choices for your family trip include Boutique Hotel Wine and HAVANA HOTEL. Also, attractions such as Kumho Family Land and Penguin Village are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Gwangju?
Gwangju Hotel Banana is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a coffee shop/café along with free WiFi for its human guests. Prince Motel is another option for you and your pet.
What are some accommodations with pools in Gwangju?
Holiday Inn Gwangju is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa.

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