Unveiling ‘Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno’: Authentic Reviews from Korean Travelers and an In-depth Price Breakdown!

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno (★★ 2 Star), situated in Dongdaemun, Seoul, Korea? Or perhaps you’ve already secured your reservation? Then you’ve landed at the right place on my blog!!

I, HB (Hotel Boy 😎), am committed to providing you with the most comprehensive reviews of Korea’s finest hotels, unrivaled by anyone worldwide!

In this post, I have compiled the following information:

Some readers might find it strange that the hotel name includes ‘Jongno’ but is introduced as being in the ‘Dongdaemun’ area. However, this is not a mistake. The ‘Dongdaemun’ area is included within Jongno-gu, Seoul, so a specific distinction is not necessarily required. (In this post, we’re using Agoda’s standards to denote it as the ‘Dongdaemun’ area)

Though it’s a 2-star hotel, it’s ranked 5th among the top-rated hotels in the Dongdaemun area, as per HB’s list. (For those who are intrigued, don’t miss out on HB’s previous post, ‘[A Local’s Insight] Unveiling the Top-Rated Hotels in Dongdaemun).

Discovering a 2-star hotel with such stellar ratings is no small feat, which is exactly why gems like this shouldn’t slip through HB’s fingers! 😎 We’ve poured our efforts into today’s preparation!! So, without further delay, let’s dive into our In-Depth Review of ‘Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno’!

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1. About ‘Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno

While it may not parade the extravagance of 4-star or 5-star hotels, ‘Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno’ is an establishment that provides undeniable value, standing out remarkably for its outstanding cost-effectiveness.

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno.

Source: Agoda

‘Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno’ is right in front of Dongmyo Flea Market, making it an excellent place to rest after exploring the market. The hotel boasts a clean and pleasant atmosphere. Additionally, it operates as a non-smoking hotel, providing a comfortable rest for visitors.

The interior of the hotel exudes an old-fashioned and retro vibe. Next to the counter, there’s a small snack bar that can be used for free, and in the rooms, Netflix and Wave are available free of charge. Also, in the room, there are cell phone chargers, hairdryers, and flat irons for convenience.

The bathroom is well-maintained and clean, with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash provided, so there’s no need to prepare separately. Also, Hotel Dongyangjang is only a 10-minute walk from Dongdaemun, making it great for shopping. The hotel also runs an event where they stamp for each night you stay, and once you collect five stamps, you can stay for free.

With these various amenities, services, and great location, ‘Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno’ is highly recommended for those visiting the Dongmyo or Dongdaemun area.

Source: Naver

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno

  • Grade : ★★ 2 Star Hotel
  • Address: Jong-ro 58-gil 12, Hotel Dongyangjang, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://jrdongyangjang.modoo.at
  • Telephone : +82-02-2256-9500
  • Check-in time : –
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: highlights & facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno.

Remember, these reviews encompass perspectives not just from Korean guests, but also those hailing from various corners of the globe. Our forthcoming review draws heavily upon data gathered across platforms like ‘Agoda’, ‘Booking.com’, and ‘Google Maps’.

2.1. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Agoda

Agoda Ratings: 9.1 / 10, based on 580 reviews

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: ratings on Agoda
Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: ratings on Agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno.

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno has earned an exceptional score of 9.1 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Service’, and ‘Value for money’.

What follows is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews, with our main focus on recent comments to maintain both relevance and freshness.

LocationMany reviews mentioned that Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno is close to a subway station. Also, the presence of convenience stores and restaurants nearby was praised for adding convenience. However, some reviews noted that the area around the hotel can be dark at night, which may not be comfortable for solo female travelers.
Room The majority of the reviews highlighted that the rooms were clean and well-kept. Some users even pointed out that the hotel was cleaned frequently and amenities were replenished daily. However, some reviews also mentioned that the rooms were small, making it difficult to spread out large luggage.
BreakfastThere were no mentions of breakfast in the provided reviews, so I cannot provide information on this topic.
FriendlinessThe reviews were positive about the staff’s friendliness, mentioning that they were helpful with luggage and quick to respond to inquiries.
FacilitiesThe reviews noted that Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno does not have an elevator, so staff assistance with luggage was appreciated. In-room facilities included various amenities such as hair dryers, hair irons, and chargers according to some reviews.
PriceThere were no direct mentions of satisfaction for the price in the reviews. However, judging by the overall satisfaction with the room conditions, location, and staff service, general satisfaction for the price is presumed to be high.
OthersSome reviews mentioned the availability of streaming services like Netflix. There were also mentions of complimentary beverages and amenities.
The pros mentioned in the reviews included staff friendliness, clean rooms, and a good location. The cons included small rooms making it hard to spread out luggage, and the surrounding area being dark at night. However, overall satisfaction with the hotel seemed to be high.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.7 / 10, based on 59 reviews

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: ratings on booking.com
Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno.

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno bagged an excellent score of 8.7 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’, ‘Facilities’, and ‘Cleanliness’.

Next up is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. Just like with Agoda, we’ve concentrated on recent comments to ensure that our insights stay timely and relevant.

LocationMost users found Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno’s location to be convenient as it’s near a subway station. However, some were confused by the presence of the Dongmyo Flea Market near the hotel. Also, the area can be a bit dark at night, which may require caution for solo female travelers.
Room Most reviews noted that the rooms were clean and well-equipped. However, there were some comments about the rooms being small, making it difficult to spread out large luggage.
BreakfastThere was no information about breakfast in the provided reviews, so I cannot provide an analysis on this topic.
FriendlinessUsers highly rated the friendliness of the hotel staff. In particular, they appreciated the staff’s help with luggage due to the hotel’s lack of an elevator.
FacilitiesHotel Dongyangjang Jongno is well-equipped with facilities, and users particularly liked the TV with Netflix and YouTube, and a clothes drying machine. However, the lack of an elevator could be inconvenient for those with heavy luggage.
PriceWhile there were no explicit mentions of the price in the reviews, considering the location, facilities, and service, the satisfaction for the price seems to be high.
OthersSome reviews mentioned the presence of convenience facilities near the hotel and 24-hour restaurants. Also, some of the facilities provided were unique and not commonly found in other hotels.
The pros mentioned in the reviews included the convenient location, clean rooms, friendly staff, and unique and diverse facilities. The cons included the small room size making it hard to spread out luggage, and the lack of an elevator in the hotel. However, these drawbacks were somewhat compensated for by the friendly service of the staff.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 3.8 / 5, based on 12 reviews

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: ratings on google maps
Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5,Hotel Dongyangjang Jongnohas impressively clinched a rating of 3.8.

Following this, we present you an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. – just as with Agoda and Booking.com cases – we’ve prioritized recent comments to keep our insights relevant and timely.

LocationThe location of Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno, located near Dongmyo Station, was often evaluated as convenient for transportation. However, some users expressed concerns about the surrounding situation and safety.
Room The cleanliness of the rooms was generally satisfactory, but some users felt uncomfortable due to the small size of the rooms. In particular, there were evaluations that it was convenient to have various convenience facilities in the room.
BreakfastThere was no mention of breakfast, so no analysis was conducted on this.
FriendlinessThe evaluation of staff friendliness was clearly divided. Some users praised the staff’s kindness, while others expressed dissatisfaction with the staff’s response.
FacilitiesThere weren’t many mentions about facilities, but some reviews rated that the facilities were well equipped.
PriceSatisfaction for the price was varied. Some were satisfied with the size of the room or service for the price, while some users expressed opinions that the satisfaction for the price was low.
OthersSome users expressed dissatisfaction with the hotel’s reservation and cancellation policy. This may be related to the way the hotel operates.
The pros mentioned included the convenience of location, cleanliness of rooms, and diverse convenience facilities. The cons included the size of the room, the response of some staff, and dissatisfaction with the reservation and cancellation policy. In particular, some reviews seriously mentioned dissatisfaction with the attitude of the staff.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Hotel Dongyangjang Jongnoplays host to a significant number of Korean guests. In my quest for understanding guest experiences, I’ve come across a plethora of reviews penned by Koreans. Allow me to share some of these standout reviews with you.

3.1. Best Review: “My Visit to Dongmyo’s Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: A Place Brimming with Nostalgia!”

Summary of the Blog Post

I visited Dongmyo Market in Seoul. This place became famous through the Infinite Challenge music festival, where you can buy a lot of used clothes. This time, I stayed at Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno, located near Dongmyo Market. This hotel is located near the entrance of Dongmyo Used Market, making it accessible.

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno is a non-smoking room, and overall it gave a clean and pleasant feeling. Also, the UV power air sterilizer was operating, so the air was very clean and good. The small snack bar next to the counter can be used for free. Here, there is a coffee machine for one Americano a day, along with simple snacks and drinks that can be eaten.

The room was clean and cozy, making it a good place to rest alone. It was good to be able to watch Netflix and Wave for free. Also, it was convenient to have a charging cable for each mobile phone model, a vanity mirror, disposable items, a hair dryer, and a curling iron prepared.

The bathroom and bathroom space were generally clean, and I was satisfied with the clean bidet, tooth cup, shower, and towels. Also, it was good to have a sanitary gown prepared.

Lastly, this hotel stamps one stamp for one night’s stay, and if you collect five stamps, you can use it once for free. It was good to have such an event.

In conclusion, Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno was a place where you could stay comfortably because it was clean and pleasant. It was also good to be able to watch Netflix for free.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/2026aldhr/222353004626

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: bathroom

Source: https://blog.naver.com/2026aldhr/222353004626

(* For a detailed review, I recommend visiting the original article.)

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Korean
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • On-site entertainment
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bottle of water
  • Snack bar
Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by stairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Air purifier
  • Bathrobes
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Free welcome drink
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Streaming service like Netflix
  • Tile/marble flooring
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking

4.2. Location

Adress: 854 Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 51.9 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 3.3 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven 670 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM 1.9 km

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Insadong 2.9 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 3.3 km
  • N Seoul Tower 3.5 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 5.5 km
  • Lotte World 9.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Dongmyo Shrine 50 m
  • Dongmyo (Eastern Shrine) 60 m
  • Sinseol-dong Subway Station 680 m
  • Kwanghee Fasion Mall 700 m
  • Designer Club 760 m
  • U:US 780 m
  • Nuzzon 780 m
  • Doosan Tower 900 m
  • Doota 900 m
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park 920 m

5. Diving into Price Analysis

Finally, let’s delve into arguably one of the most critical categories in hotel reviews – pricing.

To pinpoint where you can get your money’s worth, I’ll be comparing rates from renowned hotel comparison platforms like ‘HotelsCombined,’ ‘SkyScanner,’ and ‘Trivago.’

Our criteria for this low-price hunt? A one-night stay from Wednesday to Thursday for two guests in a single room—breakfast excluded (as it often significantly bumps up costs).

5.1. Price Comparison via ‘HotelsCombined’

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $33 when booking through ‘Agoda’, ‘Booking.com’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $38 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Vio.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $39 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Booking.com’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno

Hotel Dongyangjang had been offering reservation services through ‘Naver’, a large internet platform in Korea, but when I checked, I couldn’t connect. Therefore, it was impossible to check for the lowest price through the official hotel website.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, ‘Hotels Combined’ offers the best deal at USD 33 for a stay at the Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno when booking through ‘Agoda’. You might want to keep this information handy while booking.

★ Do bear in mind, these rock-bottom prices are subject to change based on your stay dates and when you’re conducting your search.

★ Also crucial to remember – today’s best deal doesn’t necessarily promise future savings.

★ Consider this ‘Lowest Price Analysis’ as a guiding light rather than an absolute rule.

★ For savvy hotel booking, I’d recommend revisiting these comparison sites during your accommodation planning phase – you never know when you might stumble upon an even better deal!”

And with that, we wrap up our review of the Hotel Dongyangjang Jongno, seen through a distinctly Korean lens.

Yours truly, HB – your trusted guide to best hotels in Korea. Stay tuned for more insightful reviews on Korea’s hospitality gems!

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