This article is a detailed guide on the best hanbok rental, including Hanbok rental review, service price, how to rent your Hanbok, Hanbok renting tips, and an itinerary for Seoul, South Korea.
Things to know about Hanbok
Hanbok has two different parts: the shirt and the skirt. According to Korean customs, there are distinctions in costume structure in various classes in society.
Each Hanbok is a combination of creativity, emotion, sophistication in color, and design.
What is unique about Hanbok is that any age and gender can wear pretty Hanbok!
Why should you wear Hanbok when visiting Seoul, South Korea?
There are a few reasons that you should try out Hanbok
- Free entrance: You can enter palaces and temples for free!
- Culture appreciation
Where to rent Hanbok in Seoul, South Korea?
Choosing a quality Hanbok rental location in Seoul does not seem easy. Hanbok rental has become a mass service provided by many shops in the city center.
If you try to look for a Hanbok rental place in Seoul, you will be dizzy because everywhere offers rentals at different prices.
- Opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm.
- Address: 133-5 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
How much is Hanbok rental service in Seoul?
The service price varies based on your rental hours.
The store has two options for you to rent Hanbok in Seoul.
- 17,400 won if you choose to rent for 4 hours.
- 26,900 won if you rent a day (24 hours)
- If you need more time outside the Hanbok rental package, you have to pay an additional 4,500 won per 1 hour.
Your rental time will start once you leave the shop.
Each customer will be provided with two fitting chances. In cases of a misfit in Hanbok size, the store will offer an additional fitting opportunity.
Customers who wish to try more than two fittings will be charged an additional KRW2,000/fitting.
If you use a Passport Photo or ID, the deposit fee is 50,000 won. If you use the original Passport or ID, the deposit cost is only 10,000 won.
Of course, you will get this money back after paying for the store Hanbok.
Before you step out the door, check carefully whether your Hanbok suit has a torn armpit or a torn wrist. If so, you must change immediately, or you will have to compensate for these errors.
Why should you choose Hanboknam Gyeongbokgung Store?
I chose it firstly based on the reviews. The service was excellent when I was there.
I could try it a few times and choose the most suitable Hanbok. The staff helped me coordinate and wear Hanbok in the traditional Korean style.
Also, the store had several clothes and accessories to choose from and a nice makeup area.
How to book a Hanbok rental service in Seoul
You can click this link to book your Hanbok rental service. After choosing the package (4 hours or 24 hours), you can select your preferred day and time.
Proceed to the payment, and you will receive your confirmation email immediately.
Upon arrival, you must show your voucher on your phone or email and pay the deposit.
Hanbok renting tips
Below are some tips that you should know before renting!
Bring your ID
Each store has different rules and prices, but all stores require guests to show identity cards, passports, and deposits. So don’t forget to bring your identification when renting.
Ask for help
Going to the Hanbok clothing store, you will be overwhelmed because there are hundreds of different clothes and accessories.
Therefore, you should not hesitate to ask the staff to help you choose the best outfit and the most suitable accessories.
Do your hair and makeup
Every Hanbok rental store has a dressing table, so you can freely make up. You can also do it before at your hotel or purchase a hair makeup service.
Don’t forget the frame.
I recommend spending a bit extra to rent a skirt frame under your dress. It helps your dress look puffy and more beautiful when taking pictures.
1-Day Seoul Itinerary with Hanbok
I chose a 4-hour package to explore Seoul in Hanbok.
The location is very close to Gyeongbokgung Royal Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village, so I had plenty of time to explore the attractions fully.
Gyeongbokgun Royal Palace
I first visited Gyeongbokgun Royal Palace to enjoy the atmosphere before the crowd. I spent plenty of time at the palace, taking photos and wandering around.
After arriving at Gyeongbokgung Palace, feel free to enter the gate without buying a ticket because you’re wearing a Hanbok.
Please note: Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
Bukchon Hanok Village
My last stop was Bukchon Hanok Village. The Hanok Village in Bukchon is a traditional Korean village with a long history located in the middle of Gyeongbokgung Palace.