6 Places To Stay Near Nami Island

Looking for places to stay near Nami Island? Then, here are 6 options that I would recommend. I like to find places that work for both smaller families and couples.

About Nami Island

Nami Island sits in the middle of a wide mountain river located in an area called Gapyeong. The tiny recreational island of Nami became famous to tourists because of Korean dramas. The relaxing walking island looks stunning in all seasons. Therefore, many Seoul residents visit on the weekends which makes it very busy during the high season.

Since Nami Island does not have roads and the entire island caters to walking around and relaxing. This means the island does not have places to stay. Instead, if you want to spend time near Nami Island you will need to find lodging nearby in Gapyeong-gun (가평군).

About Gapyeong-gun (가평군)

First, let’s talk about Gapyeong-gun and where it exists in South Korea. You can just skip to the next part if you already know about Gapyeong-gun as this intro does not include groundbreaking information. Also, we include this breakdown for those getting to know South Korea and how different locations relate to each other. Therefore, we try to always include this information to help give context to those unfamiliar with Korea.

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Gapyeong is located east of Seoul and is easily accessible by train, bus, or car. Since the area has many mountains and rivers, the area is filled with fun, relaxation, and things to do with your family and friends.

Gapyeong does not have a huge city, instead, it’s small towns and rural living. Weekenders from Seoul escape to Gapyeong for healing time. Since many weekend visitors want to find “mung” the activities in Gapyeong tend to focus on the slow life, food, cafes and walks.

Come along with me and my family as we rest and relax in the Gapyeong countryside. We visit the very popular Nami Island and Petite France. We choose to spend three days on this adventure but you can easily do much of it in 1 or 2 days if you need to hurry.

Nami Island Family Weekend Itinerary

I also recommend checking out my three-day family itinerary. I share ideas for families who want to spend three relaxing days exploring the Gapyeong/Nami Island area.

Additional Fun Near Nami Island

Many river-side pensions here have water sports activities, inflatable slides, rafts, jet skis, water skiing,  etc. You can contact 1330 to inquire about the different water activities before finalizing your choice of pensions.

Where to Stay

I’ve made a little list of places to stay near Nami Island. The first recommendation is my favorite spot. My family loves SS Resort. They have a river view and modern furnished bedrooms with 1 or  2 western-style beds ( depending on the room). Check-in downstairs in the basement.

SS Resort rooms start at W160,000 and the location is only 9-minutes from Nami Island, 16- minutes to Gangchon Rail Bikes, and 20- minutes to Petit France. Therefore, that puts them close to all of our favorite things to do.

SS Resort includes a full cafe that serves family-friendly food and drinks. Also, we found beer, fries, sandwiches, chicken nuggets, and fried chicken.  As a bonus, such food and drink items may be delivered to your room. The cafe opens at 09:00 am. However, please note this warning – Noraebang or Karaoke may be heard around this area between 21:00 pm to 23:00 pm on weekends.

Contact the owner, Han, for reservations. He speaks English. 010-4498-9514

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SS Resort

SS Resort0

0507-1414-9514

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Hangul Address

경기 가평군 가평읍 북한강변로 494

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In addition to the SS Resort, I’d also recommend the following 5 locations. Nanuda B &B happens to be near SS Resort so they both have great proximity to many lovely things to do.

Nanuda B And B

Nanuda B And B0

010-5237-7430

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A river view pension near Nami Island.

Hangul Address

경기 가평군 가평읍 북한강변로 479-21

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Travel Notes: Interlaken Pension – With rooms starting at W130,000 this pension includes rooms with 2 western-style beds, separate bedrooms, a balcony with water views. Also, it is within walking distance to the lake with swimming and more water activities. 3-minutes from Petit France

Interlaken

Interlaken0

031-585-4789

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Exotic scenery as if staying out in a small resort on a European lake.

Hangul Address

경기 가평군 청평면 호반로 886

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Travel Notes: Pension Cello – Just outside of Petit France is this lovely small family friendly pension with 2 western-style beds, swimming pool, rooftop access and beautiful views. Rooms starting at W50,000.

Pension Cello

Pension Cello0

031-585-6010

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In front of Petite France. Has water slide and swimming pool

Hangul Address

경기 가평군 청평면 호반로 1070

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Travel Notes: Castle Lake Pension is located about 3-minutes from Petit France. In addition to being dog-friendly and family-friendly, there is a spacious yard, spacious rooms, and a pool.

Castle Lake Pension

Castle Lake Pension0

0507-1400-9170

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Hangul Address

경기 가평군 청평면 양진길 25 캐슬레이크펜션

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Travel Notes: For those who want a glamorous resort-like experience or just want to glamp up a notch, Fanta Kolla Resort. In addition, there is a chicken restaurant and swimming pool there.

Hwanta Kolla Resort

Hwanta Kolla Resort0

0507-1334-1904

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Hangul Address

경기 가평군 가평읍 석봉로3번길 157-5

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