Hotels Near Myeongdong Subway Station and Airport Shuttle Station

Here are the most popular hotels that are less than 30 meters from the exits of Myeongdong Subway.
This is one of the newest hotel in Myeongdong. Strategically located in Myeong-dong, Nine Tree Hotel Myeong-dong is the ideal base for you to explore Seoul. Nine Tree Hotel within walking distance to Chunjiyun Spa and Shinsegae Department Store.The staff are also very helpful and can speak English, Mandarin, Japanese very well. They are more than happy to help you with directions to various shops and restaurants in Myeongdong. In addition, you can also buy and top up the T-Money card for Seoul Subway from the reception counter here. Once every month, they run Nine Tree Jeans Day where guests wearing jeans will be offered free breakfast or other goodies.
View of Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong in the Evening

For guests arriving through Shuttle Bus 6015 from Incheon Airport, once arriving at "Myeongdong Station", walk downhill a few steps downhill until you see a bakery called "Tours Les Jours", turn right to the alley / street. Nine Tree Hotel is 20 meter in front of you.

New Location of "Myeongdong Station" for Airport Shuttle Bus 6015 and Bus 6001 effective 19 September 2014
Turn right into the street when you see Tours Les Jours Bakery. Nine Tree Hotel is the black building behind. 
For guests arriving through Myeongdong Subway Station, exit the station through EXIT 8 and walk straight for less than 10 meters before turning left to the first alley / street when you see a bakery "Crown Bakery".  Nine Tree Hotel is 20 meter in front of you.
From EXIT 8 of Myeongdong Subway, turn left into the alley. Nine Tree Hotel is 10 meters in front of you.
Due to its popularity among visitor to Myeongdong, Nine Tree Hotel is always fully booked especially during peak season. Therefore, early booking is advised. If your travel agent cannot find a room for you at this hotel, try to book online at They pre-book a lot of rooms at Nine Tree Hotel for their online booking service due to the high demand. They could offer lower room rates too due to their bulk pre-booking.

Sejong Hotel (Right in front of EXIT 10 of Myeongdong Subway Station)

For first time visitor to Seoul, Sejong Hotel used to be the best choice because Shuttle bus from Incheon and Gimpo Airport stops right in front of this hotel in Myeongdong. HOWEVER, EFFECTIVE 19 SEPTEMBER 2014,  the bus station have moved downward about 70 meter from the entrance of this hotel. Having said that, it is still a popular choice because in front of this hotel is also EXIT 10 of Myeongdong Subway Station. The only drawback of this hotel is that it is quite old. Having said that, the Sejong Hotel is still well maintain and kept up to standard of its class. Apart from enjoying shopping, food and sightseeing in Myeongdong, guests can also climb Namsan mountain which is located across the hotel to enjoy the panoramic view of Seoul at the peak of N Seoul Tower. From Myeongdong Subway station you can easily reach Cheonggyecheon, Korean House, Duksukung, Insadong and Bukceon Korean House.
Sejong Hotel, the most popular hotel among first time visitor to Myeongdong

Prince Hotel (Right in front of EXIT 2 of Myeongdong Subway Station) 

Prince Hotel is the most popular hotel among Westerners visiting Myeongdong. Located across the main road from Myeongdong shopping district, Prince Hotel is located right in front of EXIT 2 of Myeongdong Subway Station. Myeongdong shopping district is just a zebra cross away. Even though Price hotel is quite old, its rooms have been recently renovated. Despite being a modern hotel, it still keeps traditional Korean features such as under-the-floor heaters and themed rooms such as the White Suite make your stay here memorable. There is also a taxi stand in front of this hotel, making it one of the best choice for business travelers among Myeongdong hotels.
Hotel Prince, Myeongdong
Here they are, three hotels nearest to the Myeongdong Subway Station, and of course, the trendy and happening Myeongdong shopping district.

Before you proceed, please be forewarned that hotel rooms at Myeongdong are typical very small for the very reason that Myeongdong is the prime location in Seoul. 

Having said that, many first time visitors to Seoul choose to stay at hotels in Myeongdong for a few reasons:

  1. Direct Shuttle Bus from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong
  2. Easy to get around to other places in Seoul through Myeongdong Subway Station
  3. Myeongdong is a top shopping heaven in Seoul
  4. Some of the best Korean restaurant is found in here (e.g. Myeongdong Gyoja)
  5. Walking distance to Namsan N Seoul Tower Cable Car Station
  6. The famous Nanta Theater is located here. 
Even though there are a lot to do at Myeongdong, it is likely that you will want to explore other parts of Seoul such as Insadong, Dongdaemong, Gangnam etc. during your visit. Getting around in Seoul is easy if you stay near the subway station. Therefore, most people will choose hotels that are nearest to Myeongdong Subway station.

Myeongdong Cathedral - Map, Direction and English Mass Schedules

If there is a place where you can find serenity and inner peace in the busy shopping district of Myeongdong, it is none other than Myeongdong Cathedral. It is not only an iconic historical building in Myeongdong, but also a Catholic Church with rich heritage and contributed immensely to Roman Catholicism and also democratic movement in Korea history.
Myeongdong Cathedral at the heart of Myeongdong district

How to go to Myeongdong Cathedral - Map and Direction

Apart from coming to Myeongdong to shop and eat, many tourists, foreigners and local Koreans come to Myeongdong purposely because they want to visit Myeongdong Cathedral. Here we present a map with simple walking direction to guide visit to go Myeongdong Cathedral from Myeongdong Station (Subway Station / Bus Station).
Map of Walking Direction from Myeongdong Station to Myeongdong Cathedral [CLICK TO ENLARGE]
One of the most convenient way to go to Myeongdong Cathedral is by taking the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Regardless of where you start your journey, be it Gangnam, Insadong, Itaewon, Hangdae or any other districts in Seoul, you should take the subway train towards Myeongdong Station on LINE 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway. 
Upon arrival at Myeongdong Station, get to the ground by using EXIT 8 of Myeongdong Station. On the other hand, if you are taking bus, get off or alight the bus at Myeongdong Station. 
From Myeongdong Station, you can follow the map above to talk to Myeongdong Cathedral. The checkpoints on the walking direction map CHECKPOINT A, CHECKPOINT B, CHECKPOINT C, CHECKPOINT D are shown in the photos below.
[CHECKPOINT A] From Myeongdong Station EXIT 8 or Myeongdong Station for Airport Limousine Bus, turn into the street towards Nine Tree Hotel following the read arrow [CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE]. 
The first checkpoint is CHECKPOINT A where you should make a turn into the street where Nine Tree Hotel is located. For those who arrive from EXIT 8 of Myeongdong Station, you should turn left into this street. For those who arrive from the Myeongdong Station bus stop for Airport Limousine Bus 6015 / 6001, you should turn right into this street following the red arrow on the photo for CHECKPOINT A. Note that travellers staying at Sejong Hotel, Skypark Myeongdong 3 Hotel and Lotte L7 Myeongdong hotel can also follow this direction. 
After turning into the street where Nine Tree hotel is located, you will come to CHECKPOINT B, which is a T-junction. At this point, just walk straight across the T-junction towards MCM flagship store direction, as shown in the photo below for CHECKPOINT B.
[CHECKPOINT B] Walking straight across the T-junction towards MCM direction to go to Myeongdong Cathedral. 
Beyond CHECKPOINT B, you should continue to walk in the straight direction for about 150 meters until you come to CHECKPOINT C, which is a big T-junction as shown in the photo below. Along the way, you will find many attractive shops and and restaurants. It is quite easy to get distracted. So, remember that you are on your way to Myeongdong Cathedral.
[CHECKPOINT C] At this big junction, turn to your right towards Myeongdong Cathedral.
When you reach CHECKPOINT C, you are actually very near to Myeongdong Cathedral. Take the right turn at this junction. and continue walking for about 80 meters. Along the way, you will see convenient store like 7 Eleven and cafe like Starbucks Coffee.
The street leading towards Myeongdong Cathedral (on the RIGHT of this street)
After about some 80 meters of walking from the T-junction at CHECKPOINT C, you will arrive at the CHECKPOINT D, the entrance to Myeongdong Cathedral, which is on your right hand side.
[CHECKPOINT D] Entrance to Myeongdong Cathedral
Finally, you can see the Myeongdong Cathedral in front of you. Just turn right into the small road leading you towards the cathedral which is located on a small hill.
That is it. You have arrived at Myeongdong Cathedral from Myeongdong Station, the total walking distance is less than 400 meters, with lots of things to see along the way. You can always visit the shops and restaurants along your way back after visiting Myeongdong Cathedral. 

Myeongdong Cathedral English Mass Schedule

Myeongdong Cathedral is one of few Catholic Church in Seoul that has English service. The schedule for English Sunday Mass at Myeongdong Cathedral is on every Sunday, 9:00am at the cathedral. In addition to that, there is also English Confession before the 9:00 am mass on every Sunday. 

Myeongdong Cathedral Opening Hours

With the first weekday mass (Korean) starts at 6:30am and last mass at 7:00pm (except Monday evening), Myeondong Cathedral is open for visitors throughout the day. So feel free to walk over for a visit if you are in Myeongdong. 

Myeongdong Cathedral - Map, Direction and English Mass Schedules

That is it. The map and walking direction to go to Myeongdong Cathedral and the schedule of English Sunday Mass at the Cathedral. Of course if you are driving, you would  need to follow the GPS direction to get here. The GPS is 37.5631812, 126.9851717. It is also possible to get to Myeongdong Cathedral by using Eujiro 3-ga Subway Station on LINE 2 and LINE 3 (if you are coming from Insadong) of Seoul Metropolitan Subway but the walking distance will be slightly longer. Otherwise, just follow the map and direction from Myeongdong Station as described in this post. In anyway, your visit to Myeongdong Cathedral will be definitely worth it!