There are a number of free Seoul tour services, mostly from Korean college students that volunteer their time to show you a good time. Typically, they just want to introduce Korean culture and some of Seoul’s best tourist attractions. And a lot of times, they just want to hang make some foreign friends. They’re not professionals tour guides, but you can consider them professional hang out buddies. Make some Korean friends as you hang out with non-professional, but really cool Korean college kids at Seoul’s tourist attractions! FUN!
Our next two free tips come from a previous post, but they’re both worth mentioning again. Free make up samples are part of the experience when shopping in Myeongdong. Even if you’re not going to be buying anything while shopping in Myeongdong, if you walk into the makeup stores, they will give you free samples just for looking. If you’re just want the free stuff, simply walk in, take your free sample, walk around a little bit, and head back out. No questions asked!
Tip: Even if you’re not in Myeongdong, you can get free samples after purchase if you buy cosmetics or skin care products in Korea. Just ask, they’ll give it to you!Click here to see our original post.
People love free food, and large Korean supermarkets offer free samples for people to try. You won’t usually find this at small supermarkets, but you will definitely get a chance to sample delicious Korean dumplings, japchae, bulgogi, galbi, haemultang and anything else they’re trying to sell. Even if you’re not going to buy anything, you can still get full for free by just walking around and sampling! Super delicious Korean food for free? Sold!
If you’re moving to Korea, you might pack light and have only essential clothes. And you definitely won’t be bringing any furniture with you. If that’s the case, you might want to head over to craigslist to scour for foreigners leaving Korea. There’s always someone leaving Korea, and some really nice people will give away things for free just before they leave. It’s not often, and you have to be lucky to come across such posts, but if you’re new to Korea, broke and sleeping on the floor, and you find a free bed, you might just go crazy at a noraebang like a Korean schoolgirl!
Wifi tips are some of Seoulistic’s most popular posts, but they’re so good, we have to let you know just in case you didn’t. Wifi comes from devices called routers, and Korea has a number of popular routers that most people buy. The thing most people don’t know is that these routers have default passwords that many people don’t change. So if you’re lucky, you might be able to piggyback off of some of these unchanged wifi passwords. If you’re not comfortable with this pseudo-illegal way of scoring free wifi, you could always go to a cafe that will offer their wifi passwords on their receipts.
Also, if you’re wandering outside and in need of some free wifi just for a second, the city of Seoul offers 10,000 wifi hotspots completely free! No annoying sign ups or logins. Keep calm and just connect.
Bonus! For those that love to drink, here’s an previous post on free alcohol refill bars in Seoul!