Where to Stay in Busan: Wake Up to the Best Sea Views at These Airbnbs

Travel time from Seoul to Busan via KTX train is just less than 3 hours.
by | August 04, 2022


Visiting South Korea soon? If you’re planning to stay for a couple of days in Seoul, don’t forget to include a side trip to Busan. While there are planes that directly fly to the city, the best and cheapest way to travel from Seoul to Busan is through the KTX train, which only takes less than three hours. Fresh seafood, mountains, markets, beaches, and cultural attractions are just some of what waits in the city that never sleeps. To help you plan your trip, we’ve prepared this list of cozy and stylish Airbnbs that offer the best sea views in Busan:

 

Ocean View Spa

Location: Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo-gu

2 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath

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Reminiscent of a spa villa, this property features two hotel-like bedrooms, a dreamy tub by the window, and a spacious living area. It also has a fully equipped kitchen with utensils and basic condiments, so you’re set for days where you just want to stay in and admire the view. If you want to visit tourist attractions, this room is just a five-minute bus ride away from Huinnyeol Cultural Village where you’ll find cute cafes and shops.

Rates start at P6,237 per night. Book here.

 

Ocean Home

Location: Suyeong-gu, Busan

4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to have a chic and modern Busan apartment, this property is it. This newly-built home is ideal for small families or a barkada of four, giving the k-drama barkada feels! It’s just a three-minute walk from Gwangali Beach if you’re visiting during summertime, and has a stunning view Gwangan Bridge. At night, you can have a movie marathon with the Netflix-equipped beam projector, and have the bridge’s sparkling lights as your background.

Rates start at P11,202 per night. Book here.

 

Terrace Apartment

Location: Suyeong-gu, Busan

6 guests · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1.5 baths

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This bright and inviting property is another apartment along Gwangali Beach – you can pretty much stare at the sparkling shore from your hotel-like terrace! The one-bedroom Airbnb can accommodate up to six guests, which is perfect if you’re traveling with friends and want to save up on accommodation through splitting. The kitchen is fully-equipped as well, and extra floor mattresses are set in the living area at night.

Rates start at P11,142 per night. Book here.

 

Home:Earth

Location: Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo-gu

4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath

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Home:Earth’s location may be farther than where Busan’s city, but trust that it will be worth it. The owners are not wrong in saying they have the best seascape and sunset views, which even get better with the surrounding hills. This bright and minimalist apartment is designed with modern furniture and fixture, making every spot just picture-worthy. Both the living area and kitchen and bedroom have huge windows overlooking the sea!

Rates start at P6,167 per night. Book here.

 

JJ House

Location: Jung-gu, Busan

4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

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Busan also offers stunning city views and if you want both sea and ocean views during your stay, go for this Airbnb. This new apartment has a queen bed and a two-seater sofa that’s ideal for four people. If you plan on staying long-term, it also has a washing machine and the owners also offer free changing of sheets and towels. Getting around the city and shopping wouldn’t be a problem as well; the building is just a few seconds away from the Busan Subway Jungang Station Exit, malls, and tourist attractions.

Rates start at 5,208 per night. Book here.

Gwangan Beach View

Location: Suyeong-gu, Busan

2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

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Ideal for two guests, this studio also offers the best of both worlds. You’ll get a picturesque sea view from the living room with a quaint (non-functioning) fireplace and city views from the queen bed. P.S. If you’ve ever dreamt of owning a Dyson Airwrap, it’s one of the amenities you’ll enjoy in this apartment (as advertised by the owner).

Rates start at P5,874 per night. Book here.

 

Gwangalli Beach Apartment

Location: Milak-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan

4 guests · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath

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If you’re still a sucker for minimalist spaces with wooden and rattan pieces, this beachfront property in Gwangalli will make you swoon. The one-bedroom space is ideal for four and offers sea views both from the living area and bedroom. Here, the inviting beach is your front yard. When cooking, the owners remind visitors that smelly and greasy dishes are not allowed.

Rates start at P2,967 per night. Book here.

 

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