10,000 Places to Get Free Wifi in Seoul! (with Maps and Apps)

Free Wifi in Seoul

Korea is the most wired country in the world. And the great city of Seoul offers free wifi for Instagram addicted travelers who post pics of every meal and are probably Asian. The free wifi in Seoul is a government initiative to offer 10,000 free public wifi zones, slated to be completed by 2015. And it is awesome. No need for logins or passwords, and they’re located in very popular areas, too. Just find “Seoul Wifi” and food porn to your hearts content.

Here are a few notable locations:

Popular/Touristy Areas Parks University Areas Other
Dongdaemun Street
Yeouido Han River Park
Hangyang University
Nowon Station Area
Banpo Han River Park
Hanguk University of Foreign Studies
Mokdong Rodeo Street
Samcheong-dong Coffee Street
(삼청동 카페골목)
Nanjido Camping Grounds
Kyung Hee University
(경희대 거리)
Guro Digital Danji
Jongmyo Park
Kwangwoon University
Nowon Station Area
Hongdae Area
Seonyudo Park
Sookmyung Women’s University
Munjeong-dong Rodeo
Gangnam Station Area
Ichon Han River Park
Seongsin Women’s Univeresity
(성신여대앞 거리)
Mia Samgeori Station
Cheonggyecheon Stream
Ttukseom Han River Park
Seoul University Entrance
Samjeon-dong Resident Center
Children’s Grand Park
Duksung Women’s University
Sindaebang Station
Namdaemun Market
Hongjae Stream
Sinchon/Ehwa Area
Anam Station

Obviously, there’s many more free Seoul Wifi Spots available. And although we like you, it’s not the “listing-all-10,000” kind of like you.

And of course, you’ll have to be close to the router to actually be connected. They look like this:


But instead of walking around staring up at lamp poles all day, you can see for yourself where these suckers are located exactly. To do so, download the Smart Seoul Map app, which will show exactly where you can access the wifi.

Click here for Android | Click here for iPhone (must have iTunes Korea account)

Korean is the only language available at them moment for the app. And you can only search nearby areas. Also, you will need to be connected to the Internet to do that (go figure :P). But it’s a cool app to see what’s available and where. But here’s a few screenshots from the app of a few popular areas and where you can go exactly to connect:

Also, if you see a few password protected wifi connections, you can always try sneaking onto a connection with our tip:
How to Get Free Wifi Anywhere in Korea

Keith Kim is a Korean-American living in Seoul, Korea. He likes espresso shots, photography art and he loves his Playstation 3. He started seoulistic.com as a hobby site, and is now in the process of turning it into a full-time business. Wish him luck! Check out his blog for an uncensored view on entrepreneurship, dating and life in Korea. Personal Blog: gyopokeith.com Facebook: facebook.com/gyopokeithkim Twitter: @gyopokeith Youtube: "Gyopokeith e-mail me anytime at: gyopokeith [at] gmail.com


  1. Marinho says:

    That’s amazing!!!
    When I’ll travel to Korea (next year!!!) it’ll help me a lot.

  2. Sid says:

    omg if only this had been released in july…. i was tapping the refresh button like 24/7 to see where i can get wifi in seoul xD luckily i managed to get a few, most of the time with iptime (is that network everywhere in korea? i saw it literally everywhere in korea) or seoul free wifi

    • Matt says:

      Iptime is a name of a router in SK. not sure if its a actual networl

    • Pierpaolo DAimmo says:

      iptime saved me few times when I first arrived with no korean phone :) I think that’s a kind of common router that by default is left open
      you can use free wifi in the metro too, you just need somebody with a korean phone to register an account for you

  3. Chantal says:

    Going to Korea for our educational tour this spring! I heard they have 5G now! I can’t wait! Thanks for the heads up! :)

  4. Tuyết Nhung says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww if only I read this before travelingggg aigooooooooooooo