“Hotel Del Luna” Filming Locations: Hold Onto Your Seoul

Looking to soothe your soul before entering Heaven? Come to Hotel Del Luna!

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Hotel Del Luna is a luxury hotelier K-Drama romance starring Ji-eun Lee as the designer-clad hotel owner Jang Man-Wol and Yeo Jin-gu as her ghost-seeing new manager-slash-sidekick Goo Chan Seong. Hotel Del Luna also stars Shin Jeong-guen as 500-year-old ghost and bartender Kim Seon Bi, Bae Hae-Sun as 200-year-old ghost and housekeeper Choi Seo Hee, Ji-Hoon Pyo as cheery 70-year-old ghost and concierge Ji Hyun Joong, Mi-na Kang as the rich-bully-turned-teenage-killer Kim Yoo Na, and Jung Dong-hwan as wise former human right-hand-man Manager Noh.

Without giving everything away, Chan Seong is sold to landlady Ms. Jang after making a deal with his father, who was on his deathbed. Once Chan Seong turned 20, Ms. Jang enlisted him to work at Hotel Del Luna, a hotel for restless ghosts, as the new human manager. What happens after is a whole lot of tension, drama and did we mention luxury.

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Hotel Seine

HOTEL SEINE EXTERIOR
HOTEL SEINE EXTERIOR by @cafesocialclub_seoul on INSTAGRAM

Not to be confused as the one in Paris hotel, this café is located at 28-5 Donhwamun-ro 11-gil, Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seoul, but it is also currently one of the trendiest. The streets are littered with artisan shops, restaurants and tons of architecture. This cafe was featured in episode 11 of Hotel Del Luna. They have floors designated for cakes, coffee, art and a rooftop lounge!

HOTEL SEINE FRONT DESK
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Seoul Book Bogo

SEOUL BOOK BOGO
SEOUL BOOK BOGO by @seung_hee_cha on INSTAGRAM

This fantastic used bookstore was featured in episode 2. Located on 14 Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, this former warehouse under a bridge reopened in May of 2019 as a “treasure trove” of consignment books. Careful bookworms, the metal arches of the exhibit will not hesitate to transport you into a pure fantasy!

Daehakno Branch of Changhwadang

DAEHAKNO BRANCH OF CHANGHWADANG
DAEHAKNO BRANCH OF CHANGHWADANG by @fullmoon.long on INSTAGRAM

In the first episode, Ms. Jang chowed down on some delicious dumplings at this Chinese restaurant. Located on 39 Changgyeonggung-ro 26-gil, Myeongnyun(sa)ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The nearest subway line is 4, exit 3 at the Hyehwa Station.

E Um The Place

E UN THE PLACE
E UN THE PLACE by @eumtheplace on INSTAGRAM

This gallery played as Sanchez’s place (played by Hyun-Chul Cho), which was where Chan Seong stayed during the show. Located at 35-3 Samcheong-dong Jongro-gu, the private gallery is commonly rented for weddings for its aura of rest and serenity. There are 5 different gardens that connect to the property.

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA

INCHEON is a metropolitan city in Seoul. It’s a hub for ultra-modern transportation.

Royal Pacific Hotel

ROYAL PACIFIC HOTEL
ROYAL PACIFIC HOTEL by @hkfoodelicious on INSTAGRAM

Also known as Chan Seong’s original place of work. He was a hotel manager for one of the best hotels in the human world of Korea. This luxury five-star hotel has insanely posh amenities, such as fine dining, fitness center, a spa, flower shop, safari park, even an indoor and outdoor pool. Just make sure you wear the proper attire, not a full suit like he did. It was an amazing cinematic shot though, but not recommended by the hotel.

PAJU, SOUTH KOREA

Byeokchoji Botanical Garden

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BYEOKCHOJI GARDENS 1 by @ktothailand on INSTAGRAM

Located at 242 Buheung-ro in Gwangtan-myeon, is the site where filmed some of the magical forest scenes in Hotel Del Luna. This place has 27 different gardens on its property. They have a snack bar, cafe and even an Italian restaurant. There you can get lovely views and a fabulous meal. Almost as fabulous as Ms. Jang’s outfit changes, but nothing is perfect.

BYEOKCHOJI GARDENS
BYEOKCHOJI GARDENS 3 by @dragon_hoon on INSTAGRAM

Forest of Wisdom Library

FOREST OF WISDOM LIBRARY
FOREST OF WISDOM LIBRARY by @nickshin58 on INSTAGRAM

This library is a multifaceted space with priceless books, but that’s not the only thing that’s priceless. The way these books are displayed is the real showstopper. The space was donated by multiple research facilities, publishers, museums, and art galleries.

Mokpo Modern History Museum

MOKPO MODERN HISTORY MUSEUM
MOKPO MODERN HISTORY MUSEUM by @tedclopedia on INSTAGRAM

The front of this museum was used in several episodes of Hotel Del Luna. This museum hold about 4.6 billion years of natural history in seven exhibits halls including their geological pavilions and the Concourse. There’s even massive dragon egg nest!

Bukhangang Railroad Bridge

BUKHANGANG RAILROAD BRIDGE
BUKHANGANG RAILROAD BRIDGE by @cherylloves2 on INSTAGRAM

You know how there is a song called “Stairway To Heaven”? Well in Hotel Del Luna, they have a bridge to Heaven. This bridge was featured in episode 2 as well. Located in the town of Yangseo-myeon, the wooden bridge has been converted to a common place to go for a scenic bike ride. There’s even a lovely park nearby called the Yangpyeong Dumulmeori Park would be a perfect place for a picnic by the water.

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Catch Hotel Del Luna on Netflix today!

Noelle Weston

Content Editor Associate

Noelle lives in one of the biggest cities in the world (NYC,) but she stays hungry for life. Her favorite place would have to be Jamaica. Tropical islands have always been intriguing to her since she was young. She is especially interested in listening to stories from elders of different countries because they always enlighten her perspectives.

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