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|
|Yeouido Han River Park
|Nowon Station Area
|Banpo Han River Park
|Hanguk University of Foreign Studies
|Mokdong Rodeo Street
|Samcheong-dong Coffee Street
|Nanjido Camping Grounds
|Kyung Hee University
|Guro Digital Danji
|Nowon Station Area
|Sookmyung Women’s University
|Gangnam Station Area
|Ichon Han River Park
|Seongsin Women’s Univeresity
|Mia Samgeori Station
|Ttukseom Han River Park
|Seoul University Entrance
|Samjeon-dong Resident Center
|Children’s Grand Park
|Duksung Women’s University
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
When I’ll travel to Korea (next year!!!) it’ll help me a lot.
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
Iptime is a name of a router in SK. not sure if its a actual networl
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
Going to Korea for our educational tour this spring! I heard they have 5G now! I can’t wait! Thanks for the heads up! 🙂
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww if only I read this before travelingggg aigooooooooooooo
Thank you. I was having a hard time finding an area that could connect to wifi and the article helped a lot.
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Great article! Useful information for those who are going to travel the world and are thinking of looking into Korea. There are many ways to get free Wi-Fi. You can find a free Wi-Fi hotspot almost anywhere. Thank you for sharing with us detailed information about where it is and showing it on the map.