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Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun
Ranked #111 of 493 Hotels in Seoul
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Kansas City, Kansas
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“What a bargain!”
Reviewed 16 June 2011

We stayed here for three nights. The room was VERY clean, and fairly quiet (we were on the 8th floor though...). Each day maid service came in and provided new towels, sheets, and pajamas. Breakfast wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. It was very close to several subway stops on one of the main lines (#4). We were easily able to use the subway to get all over Seoul. It is also near several large shopping malls, and close to the (under construction) Culture and History Park. I highly recommend staying here!

Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Columbia, MO USA
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53 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2011

THIS IS A GREAT HOTEL! Yes, the rooms are small--but they are clean and very efficient with the space. We had a huge amount of luggage--yet managed to stow most of it under the bed. The bed in a double room is queen size--which was a surprise. Room is serviced each day --including clean pajamas. Liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner is provided, as is a refrigerator, safe, TV and hot water heater. Internet is free--I brought my own wireless hub and we were able to both use our laptops.
Breakfast isn't as bad as people have reported. Good fried type of rice and salad. Toast and jelly, GREAT coffee and juice. It is enough to get you moving......
Transportation from airport was a breeze. 6001 bus-- 14,000 won and your are delivered to the hotel doorstep. Just beware that you cannot check in early! Also checkout time is 10am. For the price--this is one of the bargains in Seoul!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Malaysia
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2011

I stayed in this hotel for 7 nights and it was great. The room was clean, reception staffs were friendly, just that they speak little english, but not an issue.
The location was fantastic with the price we paid for and the breakfast was ok.
Make sure you sign up for the membership when you check in to get some discount.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto
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297 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2011

Although Toyoko Inn will most likely never be you favourite hotel experience, they are a consistent and reliable Japanese chain. This location is in a lively fashion area, so there are places to wander around. Amazingly, there are clothing malls throughout the area that are open until 5am, so if you are jetlagging and need somewhere to go at odd hours, there are indeed options.
This Toyoko inn is an actual stop on the airport limousine bus route, so it is very easy to get to. The rooms are small, but clean . The free breakfast was Japanese style, with Korean touches. It's not glamorous, but the price is right and it's convenient. I would recommend getting breakfast early as there are some tour groups that stay at the hotel and the place can fill up quicjkly.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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HK
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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2011

Location: airport shuttle bus stop is right in front of the hotel, metro station (i.e. Dongdaemum Histroy & Culture Park) is within 3 mins walk, major shopping malls at Dongdaemum are also within 5 - 10 mins walk (the shopping malls are opened till 5am), other shopping malls (e.g. Myeongdong, Lotte) and major sightseeing spots (e.g. Gyeongbokgung, Ewha Womans Univ., City Hall) can be reached by metro in about 15 mins

Price (tax included): W66,000 (single room); W 88,000 (twins room), no deposit is required for reservation directly made in its website. Get extra discounts by applying membership at hotel counter, can't find such a convenience and tidy hotel with this price at Dongdaemum

Room and bathroom: clean and tidy! the room is small but equipped with all the necessary amenities, e.g. free wifi, vault, fridge, TV (over 100 channels), etc. The shower is so stable and i like the "electronic toliet" the most! Remember to bring your own slipper, toothbrush and toothpaste.

Breakfast: acceptable, limited choices (rice and bread only)

Service: the staff are friendly and can speak simple English

Others: Desktop computers, printers, vending machine can be found near reception. There is no restaurant or convenience store nearby. The nearest restaurants can only be found in Dongdaemum.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2011

The hotel is really as described by other fellow travellers who posted their reviews before me.

The main problem I found was the breakfast. The breakfast is really nothing fantastic, and there are no milk or creamer provided for the coffee. Worst of all, my wife got food poisoning after eating the breakfast. The cause must be the hotel breakfast as she did not consume any other food between falling sick and the breakfast. I would advise fellow travellers to get breakfast elsewhere or avoid the cold food items.

Also, the pillow was rather flat and uncomfortable.

No WiFi in room, only via LAN cable.

Front desk staff speaks simple English.

Room Tip: Sign up for Toyoko Inn membership to get discount.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manila Philippines
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130 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2011

I read many positive reviews about this hotel, so I tried it.
There is an airport bus stop in front of the hotel so our trip from the airport was really convenient, although not fast. On the day of our departure however, the first bus that came was filled quickly by about 7 passengers that came ahead of us. The next bus that stopped after 30 minutes was also full. our group of nine finally was able to board the third bus that came (after another 30 minutes). So I guess, visitors must provide some time allowance especially when traveling with a big group. The bus sits only about 27 passengers.
The hotel serves simple breakfast which was plain. It was okay. Later, we decided to bring in some instant noodles and instant coffee (they have coffee machine but don't have cream).
The room have a modern air-conditioning unit. unfortunately, the remote control is in Korean. And there were times that we have problems with it. I guess we should have asked the ladies in the counter.
One thing that I look for in a hotel is the bath tub. Fortunately, our room has one.
The subway is about 50 meters away.
THE NEGATIVES:
The hot water pot in our room is not working. We used the cup once but noticed that they did not replace or clean it after.
I filled up their feedback form in the room and mentioned these. I hope that management will do something about it.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun
Address: 337, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04565, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun 3*
Number of rooms: 175
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