The Hamilton Hotel (8.2 on Agoda)* is all about location. Sitting at the heart of Itaewon adjacent to the subway station, the hotel is known by all taxi drivers and often named when referencing directions.
If you want to stay right in the mix of things, this is the best choice in Itaewon. Rooms are dated but clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful.
An outdoor pool is a highlight in the summer, but as they offer day rates, it does get quite crowded on the weekends.
Average room price: from $100 per night (prices vary due to seasons, holidays, etc.)
Address: 179 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea