Even if you are going cheap (hostels), check the hotels on Agoda or Priceline. Went for Lunar New Year to Fukuoka and it was only $65 for a 2 person hotel room at the Best Western while Budget Hotels wanted to charge us $40 a person. even the Capsule Hotels there were $43 a person.
EDIT: Also remember to book your bus/train tickets to the airport asap because most of them sell out like crazy. I had a singular KTX train left I could buy when I checked. I'm hitting Koh Phi Phi but enjoy Osaka!
Last edited by SOLTATIO; Sep 17, 12 at 5:46 am..
Yip, they ensure that they get the biggest planes on the routes for this weekend. They also don't generally allow reward redemptions for Chuseok or Lunar New Year. Even Asiana blocks it all out for these times so no mater how many miles you have you can't fly them. Luckily I'm booked on their *A partner Thai. Good luck with the bus. Remember, if all else fails, take the subway to Seoul station and get on the airport express. It stops at Gimpo too.