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“A solid choice for Seoul” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun

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Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun
Ranked #108 of 468 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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89 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A solid choice for Seoul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2011

This hotel cost me $57 US for each night, and for that price it was a bargain. The airport shuttles from both Gimpo Airport and Incheon stop right at the hotel's front door, which is very convenient. The room did not have a window, and was tiny, but the pluses outweighed the negatives. Hotel was very quiet allowing me to get a good night's sleep. Shower had solid water pressure, and there were three free internet stations to use in the lobby. The Metro was a minute's walk away from the front door, and they had beers and newspapers available in the lobby. The staff could have been a tad bit friendlier, but overall, I did not regret my choice.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Quezon City, Philippines
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2011

PROS:
VERY clean
Airport limousine stop just in front of the hotel (take bus 6001 for 15,000 won)
Helpful and English-speaking staff
Fast internet (free internet in room via LAN cable, free wifi at the lobby, public computers with printers at the lobby)
1 minute walk to the nearest subway station
Nice location
Not as expensive as other hotels in Seoul
2 subway stops away from Myeongdong :)

CONS:
So-so breakfast. Not much variety
Small room and bathroom (typical Japanese size. But not too cramped)

For the price, convenience and cleanliness, will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank angie1201
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singapore
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

Stayed here before and after my trip to Jeju. The first thing that strikes you about this hotel is it's location. The airport limousine from Incheon and Gimpo (same bus, no. 6001) stops right at its door step. In addition, subway exit number 4 of the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park station is a 1-2 min walk away. This station has THREE different lines for you to choose!

Check in was efficient. I booked a single room with no window, their smallest. Was surprised to see that it was quite comfortably sized. Everything was conveniently within reach. Little touches r quite nice, like they actually provide pajamas which are changed daily! Also, they actually have a laundry machine with a dryer for guests use! The only thing you have to pay for is the laundry detergent but if you bring ur own, then it's free use! Breakfast is provided but the spread is boring enough for me to skip it and sleep in on the comfortable bed instead. Oh another nice touch: they provide those health type pillows with little beads. Not sure what were they made of but it solved all my neck/back problems from the long flight plus whole day shopping! Free wired broadband internet in the rooms and wireless in the lobby. Also has a few computers for use in the lobby. Many TV channels, although most in korean. Toilets were like the typical japanese hotels type. Cute but very functional.

On my return stay, there were no more smallest rooms so i had to get the single room with window. Man it felt like a suite! Ok that's a little stretching it but seriously, it was much bigger. However, i liked the smaller, cosier room better, though the window had an excellent view of the dongdaemun nightlife.

Overall a very very comfortable stay. Definitely value for money and gives me a good impression of the toyoko inn chain. Would have given it 5 stars but the staff were a little cold. Ok it was my own fault. Overslept and checked out almost half an hour late, and they didnt look too happy even after I apologised profusely. Yes, sorry no cure but still! :P

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sianz
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Kansas City, Kansas
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Gailmo
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Malaysia
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank BeBe88
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Toronto
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275 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Joshiewoshie
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Property: Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun
Address: 73 Gwanghui-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-412, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#7 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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