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

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:

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Popular/Touristy AreasParksUniversity AreasOther
Dongdaemun Street
(동대문거리)
Yeouido Han River Park
(여의도한강공원)
Hangyang University
(한양대앞주변)
Nowon Station Area
(노원역일대)
Insadong
(인사동)
Banpo Han River Park
(반포한강공워)
Hanguk University of Foreign Studies
(외국어대앞거리)
Mokdong Rodeo Street
(목동로데오거리)
Samcheong-dong Coffee Street
(삼청동 카페골목)
Nanjido Camping Grounds
(난지도캠핑장)
Kyung Hee University
(경희대 거리)
Guro Digital Danji
(구로디지털단지)
Itaewon
(이태원)
Jongmyo Park
(종묘공원)
Kwangwoon University
(광운대학교앞주변)
Nowon Station Area
(노원역일대)
Hongdae Area
(홍대주변)
Seonyudo Park
(선유도공원)
Sookmyung Women’s University
(숙명여대입구)
Munjeong-dong Rodeo
(문정동로데오)
Gangnam Station Area
(강남역일대)
Ichon Han River Park
(이촌한강공원)
Seongsin Women’s Univeresity
(성신여대앞 거리)
Mia Samgeori Station
(미아삼거리역)
Cheonggyecheon Stream
(청계천)
Ttukseom Han River Park
(뚝섬한강공원)
Seoul University Entrance
(서울대입구)
Samjeon-dong Resident Center
(삼전동구민회관)
Gwanghwamun
(광화문)
Children’s Grand Park
(어린이대공원)
Duksung Women’s University
(덕성여대앞거리)
Sindaebang Station
(신대방역)
Namdaemun Market
(남대문시장)
Hongjae Stream
(홍제천)
Sinchon/Ehwa Area
(신촌이대주변)
Anam Station
(안암역)

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:

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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

About Keith

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: "Gyopokeithe-mail me anytime at: gyopokeith [at] gmail.com

10 comments

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

  2. Sid

    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

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

    • Pierpaolo DAimmo

      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

    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

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww if only I read this before travelingggg aigooooooooooooo