Constructed almost entirely from natural materials such as earth, wood, and rock, hanoks are traditional Korean houses. These eco-friendly dwellings are characterized by intricate columns, crossbeams, purlins, and rafters with clean lines creating a sense of balance inside and out. Dating back to the 14th century, the technique was originally used for palaces and temples before catching on as the go-to design for family homes. We’ve rounded up the most beautiful hanok Airbnb rentals in South Korea from Seoul to remote mountain towns.

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Hanok Airbnbs in Seoul, South Korea

Modern Hanok – an old alley next to Naksan Park

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Newly renovated, this hanok is located in a quiet, residential part of Seoul near the hilly Naksan Park. Suitable for a couple or solo traveler who appreciates simplicity, the space comprises one bedroom, one bathroom, basic kitchen facilities, and a dining zone. The property opens out onto a restful yard with plants where you can linger over morning coffee and the sound of silence.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $132 per night

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Traditional Korean house with modern interior

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Right around the corner from Gyeongbok Palace in the Bukchon Hanok Village, this hanok Airbnb in downtown Seoul is convenient for seeing the sights of Jongno-gu, Seoul. Interiors are fully modernized with a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a roomy communal space. Occupying the upper level of the building, the unit comes with a wraparound balcony where you can soak up the buzz of the streets below.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $277 per night

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Best Hanok rental in Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi Province, and Yangyang, Gangwon Province

Traditional Hanok single-family house

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Escape the big city and unwind at this off-the-grid hanok on the outskirts of Seoul, as part of the Suhyangwon Hanok Healing Resort. Lit by a skylight and warmed by a modernized ondol heating system, the maru (main hall) represents the heart of the home, with space to socialize and eat. With a multitude of hiking trails right on the doorstep, this pet-friendly hanok Airbnb is a top pick for outdoor enthusiasts.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $116 per night

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Pine loess hanok – solitary house near Seorak Beach and Naksan Temple

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Head to this two-bedroom hanok in northeast South Korea’s Gangwon Province to experience the region’s epic surfing, hiking, and golfing. Sited near Seoraksan National Park and crafted from pine wood and loess, the pension stays toasty warm year-round courtesy of two traditional ondol heating systems. Set within its own patch of garden with barbecue facilities, you can expect a botanical wonderland in summer and a chance of snow come winter.

Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $129 per night

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Hanok rentals in Jeolla Province

Full use of the entire Hanok accommodation

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Standing for over 100 years, this beautiful hanok in the Jeonju Hanok Village, North Jeolla Province, has been meticulously renovated to cater to modern travelers. Accented by white walls and exposed wooden rafters, the space is divided across one bedroom and an open-concept kitchen-diner with external seating on the patio. Meanwhile, the bathroom is fitted with a whirlpool tub – exactly what you need after a day of sightseeing.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $270 per night

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A luxury hanok where you can feel the atmosphere of an old-fashioned home

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Surrounded by the green tea fields and valleys of Boseong County in South Jeolla Province, this pet-friendly hanok Airbnb is situated in a remote mountain village where you can experience countryside life. Interiors are traditionally dressed with the option to sleep in a western-style or Korean yo mattress bed. The host lives next door and offers reflexology and foot massage therapy.

Four guests, three bedrooms
Price: $90 per night

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Hanok Lovechae in White Baek Forest with traditional tea room

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Overlooking a forest of cypress, pine, and oak trees, this hanok rental exemplifies all the characteristics of a traditional Korean home. The tiled roof is constructed from the traditional giwa while the wooden structure is warmed via an ondol. A highlight of this Samgye-myeon property is the tea room and the resident cat, who may well snuggle up beside you on your yo bed.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $190 per night

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Hanok Airbnbs on Jeju Island

Yugahun – Korean-style villa near the city center

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Conveniently sited in Jeju City, Yugahun is a newly built hanok with a modern twist. The architect handpicked basalt stones and red pine woods from the island as the foundation, with a raised roof supported by wooden rafters adding a sense of space. Rice paper covers the windows to enhance the tranquility of the home. Rental includes the use of the courtyard, lawn, and outdoor dining area.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $149 per night

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Panpogo House – quiet accommodation with a spacious yard

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Located in western Jeju, this pet-friendly Airbnb hanok is a contemporary take on the traditional style. Designed with minimalism in mind, a perk of the unit is the vinyl player and generous supply of records. During your stay, you’re welcome to make use of the grill and barbecue in the yard.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $147 per night

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Hanoks in Daedong-myeon, South Gyeongsang Province and Bonghwa-eup, North Gyeongsang Province

Free parking, outdoor barbecue facilities, and Korean beauty with a large lawn in an elegant traditional hanok

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Situated within driving distance of Busan and the best beaches in South Korea, this hanok vacation rental is enveloped by dense foliage and mountains. Featuring the signature hanok jongbo beams and central maru, the property is as aesthetically pleasing as it is homely. Equipped with a full kitchen, a soaking tub with views, and a scenic veranda, you could spend days holed up here.

Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $577 per night

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Tohyang House – Yonghojeong (new single-family house)

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Buried in thick vegetation this hanok Airbnb is the perfect place to relax in the mountainous east of South Korea. The garden features a lotus pond and a porcelain firewood kiln which is made available to guests. Consisting of one bedroom with four comfortable Korean yo beds, the homestead can accommodate up to four guests. A light breakfast is included in the rate.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $139 per night

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