All about ‘Hotel Nongshim’: Real Reviews from Korean Travelers & a Comprehensive Price Breakdown!

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Hotel Nongshim (★★★★★ 5 Star), situated in Dongnae-gu, Busan, 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:

Hotel Nongshim

This luxury hotel is no stranger to my blog. In fact, I’ve previously featured it in my post titled ‘Insider’s Guide to Busan’s Best 5-Star Hotels: Real Reviews Analyzed’.

As a hotel guide residing in Korea, I’ve prepared an objective and insightful analysis based on numerous reviews from both local and global guests, all through a uniquely Korean lens. This aims to engage all your senses and assist in making an informed decision for your unforgettable stay in Korea.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

1. About ‘Hotel Nongshim

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

Hotel Nongshim
Hotel Nongshim
Source: Agoda

This chic hotel, offering views of Geumjeongsan, is conveniently located just a 6-minute walk from the subway station, a 26-minute bus ride from Dongnaeeupseong Fortress and Bokcheon Museum, and an 11-minute walk to the nearest attraction.

The stylish rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibars, and mini fridges. Upgraded rooms add lounge areas while suites offer living spaces, dining tables, kitchenettes or saunas. Some rooms feature traditional Korean ondol flooring with bedding provided.

Parking is free of charge. Dining options include five different choices: a bakery, cafe, and Japanese restaurant among others. Additionally, there are three bars on-site. Other amenities include a gym and a spa complete with hot spring baths and saunas. Breakfast is also available for guests.

Source: Google Maps

Hotel Nongshim

  • Grade : ★★★★★ 5 Star Hotel
  • Address : 23 Geumganggongwon-ro 20beon-gil, Dongnae-gu, Busan
  • Official Website:
  • Telephone : 82-051-550-2100
  • Check-in time : 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
Hotel Nongshim: highlights
Hotel Nongshim: facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

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

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’, ‘’, and ‘Google Maps’.

2.1. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Agoda

Agoda Ratings: 8.6 / 10, based on 2,806 reviews

Hotel Nongshim: ratings on agoda
Hotel Nongshim: ratings on agoda

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

Hotel Nongshim has earned an excellent score of 8.6 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’ and ‘Service’.

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

LocationHotel Nongshim is about an hour away from major tourist attractions in Busan if you use public transportation. Some users felt the location was inconvenient, but accessibility was decent with a nearby subway station.
Room Overall, many opinions suggested that the rooms were clean and well-maintained. However, some reviews mentioned that the rooms were outdated or not perfectly cleaned.
BreakfastThere were few mentions about breakfast in the reviews. One user praised it as a great breakfast worth 19,000 KRW.
FriendlinessThere were mixed opinions regarding staff service. While some users praised staff’s kindness and assistance, others expressed disappointment with service levels.
FacilitiesHotel Nongshim’s spa received positive evaluations from many users but some pointed out that facilities are outdated and there was criticism about having to pay separately for using fitness center.
PriceVarious opinions were presented between price and service level; while some users recognized price competitiveness, others felt it was expensive.
OthersPositive responses existed for additional benefits such as providing spa coupons and having good restaurants and cafes around.
The biggest advantage of this hotel is its spa facility; although its location might be disadvantageous, it offers high-quality spa facilities like Dongnae Hot Springs which makes it popular among travelers; however varied opinions exist on staff services and facility conditions so overall satisfaction may vary depending on personal preference.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘ Ratings: 8.0 / 10, based on 270 reviews

Hotel Nongshim: ratings on
Hotel Nongshim: ratings on

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘’ rated Hotel Nongshim.

Hotel Nongshim bagged a very good score of 8.0 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’, ‘Comfort’ 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.

LocationHotel Nongshim’s location generally received positive reviews with many guests appreciating its proximity to various restaurants and shops as well as the convenience of being close to the subway.
Room While rooms were generally clean, some guests mentioned inconveniences due to old facilities, insufficient lighting and lack of charging ports in their reviews. There were also complaints about issues such as cigarette smell or mold smell in some rooms.
BreakfastOpinions on breakfast varied with some guests mentioning a lack of variety or freshness while others expressed satisfaction.
FriendlinessStaff’s friendliness and professionalism generally received positive feedback but there were also a few complaints about staff service in some reviews.
FacilitiesThe connected spa and hot springs were well-received by many guests with some particularly appreciating the use of hot spring water.
PriceOpinions regarding value for money varied among reviewers with some finding it good value for money while others criticized it for being expensive or having outdated facilities.
OthersSome reviewers mentioned satisfaction with discounts offered for the hot springs while others pointed out inconveniences such as insufficient lighting or lack of charging ports in their rooms.
This hotel is highly rated for its location, hot spring services and friendly staff members but improvements in areas such as room facilities could enhance guest experiences significantly further according to certain feedbacks from reviewers. Also considering mixed opinions regarding value for money among reviewers it would be advisable to carefully consider cost versus services offered before making a reservation.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.2 / 5, based on 2,153 reviews

Hotel Nongshim: ratings on google maps
Hotel Nongshim: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘Hotel Nongshim’ has impressively clinched a rating of 4.2. What’s intriguing is that unlike other review platforms that categorize scores by specific features or services, Google Maps rates hotels according to guest types. Here we see couples, solo guests awarding the hotel with their top ratings of 4.4.

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

LocationMost reviewers found the Hotel Nongshim’s location to be convenient. However, some pointed out that it is a bit far from tourist attractions.
Room The majority of reviewers found the rooms to be clean and comfortable. However, some mentioned that the rooms are outdated or there were issues with room condition.
BreakfastThere were many positive comments about delicious breakfast offerings, especially praising its variety and menu.
FriendlinessIn most reviews, staff members were described as friendly.
FacilitiesOne of the biggest advantages of this hotel mentioned in many reviews was its “Heosimcheong” hot spring facility. Some users noted that even though there’s an extra charge for it, they chose this hotel because of this facility.
PriceWhile some users considered it good value for money, others expressed a wish for slightly lower prices.
OthersUser satisfaction was also reflected in various aspects such as parking facilities and outdoor garden or barbecue spaces.
In general, this hotel received positive evaluations due to its clean room quality, bathtub hot spring water, and staff service among others things but also drew criticisms about its outdated facilities and distance from tourist spots. Particularly notable was that “Heosimcheong” hot spring facility was regarded as one of the biggest charms of this hotel.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Hotel Nongshimplays 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 1: “[Busan Dongnae] Hotel Nongshim, I’ve Returned Fully Rested and Rejuvenated.”

Summary of the Blog Post

I spent three nights at the Hotel Nongshim located in Dongnae-gu, Busan. Originally operating as Dongnae Tourist Hotel in the 1960s, it underwent a renewal in 2002 and changed its name to the current one. The interior of the rooms is modest but tidy, and being a hot spring location itself adds to its charm. However, I was disappointed that the bedside light did not work and there were not enough outlets.

Hotel Nongshim provides soap instead of disposable shampoo in pursuit of environmental friendliness, and this soap contains hot spring water. But it seems that the water from the faucet used to be hot spring water but is no longer now.

The most impressive thing about staying at this hotel was that I could sleep deeply thanks to the pillows and blackout curtains provided by the hotel. It was great to be able to sleep comfortably until morning. Also, I had a fun time running into baseball players in the hotel lobby.

And one of the biggest advantages is that there’s ‘HeosimcheongBrew’ beer in the refrigerator! This made my trip and game watching in Busan even more enjoyable.


Hotel Nongshim: city view


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

3.2. Best Review 2: “Busan Travel _ Hidden Gem: Hotel Nongshim / Heosimcheong Hot Spring and Heosimcheong Brew Beer”

Summary of the Blog Post

In Busan, there are many hot springs and bathhouses that many people visit. Among them, Hotel Nongshim and Heosimcheong hold a lot of memories for me personally as I once worked briefly at the Hotel Nongshim where I was in charge of designing the logo for their bakery section.

During my recent visit to the Hotel Nongshim, I was delighted to see that they are still using the logo and pattern design that I created back then which brought back a lot of memories.

The rooms at Hotel Nongshim are spacious and comfortable which made my stay very relaxing. The traditional atmosphere and unique interior design of the hotel reminded me of the distinct vibe of the Komodo Hotel.

Heosimcheong bathhouse is a familiar place for people in Busan. I have many memories of enjoying a drink while taking a bath there, which made me laugh and become nostalgic.

As a beer lover, I was thrilled to find Japanese-style beer being sold at ‘HeosimcheongBrew’, a sake specialty store on the first floor of Hotel Nongshim. All the products they sell were totally my style.



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

3.3. Best Review 3: “Busan Dongnae Foodie Spot: Outdoor Barbecue Party at Hotel Nongshim’s Beer Garden”

Summary of the Blog Post

I’d like to introduce an outdoor barbecue party you can enjoy at Hotel Nongshim located in Dongnae, Busan. Hotel Nongshim is equipped with various dining facilities and luxurious Ondol rooms as well as a large hot spring bath and this time I visited the outdoor barbecue area in their Beer Garden.

The Beer Garden is divided into a BBQ zone and garden tables, and I enjoyed the American set in the BBQ zone. The set consists of T-bone steak, sirloin, prime rib, sausage, lobster, assorted vegetables, ramen and three 500cc cups of craft beer. I was able to enjoy a perfect atmosphere with the beautiful nature of Dongnae in Busan as a backdrop while tasting the barbecue set made from high-quality ingredients.

The craft beer included in the BBQ set was also impressive. You can choose from Pils (Pils), Weizen (Weizen), or Dunkel (Dunkel) and I chose Weizen with its soft and subtle fruit flavor and Dunkel which is a smooth dark beer.

The outdoor barbecue and craft beer offered at Hotel Nongshim Beer Garden is an ideal place to spend quality time with friends or family. The experience of enjoying this in the beautiful natural environment within the city feels special as if you are enjoying a barbecue at a campsite.


Hotel Nongshim: Beer Garden


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

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Wheelchair accessible
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Exterior corridor
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Security [24-hour]
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Valet parking
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Slippers
  • Streaming service like Netflix
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries

4.2. Location

Adress : 23 Geumganggongwon-ro 20beon-gil, Dongnae-gu, Busan

  • Gimhae International Airport (PUS) 13.4 km
  • Ulsan Airport (USN) 48.3 km
Public transportation
  • Oncheongjang Subway Station 360 m
  • Myeongnyun Subway Station 900 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Urigajok Oriental Medicine Clinic 100 m
  • Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City 7.2 km
Convenience store
  • GS25 100 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Beomeosa Temple 7.2 km
  • Gwangalli Beach 8.1 km
  • Gwangandaegyo Bridge 9.2 km
  • Haeundae Beach 9.6 km
  • Haedong Yonggung Temple 13.3 km
  • Yongdusan Park 14.1 km
  • BIFF Square 14.4 km
  • Jagalchi Market 14.5 km
  • Gamcheon Culture Village 15.2 km
  • Taejongdae 18.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Heosimcheong Spa 40 m
  • Hurshimchung Spa 100 m
  • Urigajok Oriental Medicine Clinic 100 m
  • Gimjingwon Dermatologic Clinic 110 m
  • Geumchon Park Hot Sping 170 m
  • Daseurim Oriental Medicine Clinic 180 m
  • Samsin Oriental Medicine Clinic 200 m
  • U Dental Clinic 240 m
  • Sokos Retail Shop 280 m
  • Otumedikal 290 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 Nongshim

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $82 when booking through ‘Agoda’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Hotel Nongshim

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $102 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Hotel Nongshim

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $82 when booked through ‘Agoda’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Hotel Nongshim

Hotel Nongshim

I also explored prices directly from the Hotel Nongshim official website. The lowest price confirmed on the official website was confirmed to be KRW 155,000. Considering the fact that this amount already stands tall compared to other sites, there’s really no need for me to go through the trouble of converting it into USD.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘HotelsCombined’ and ‘Trivago’ offers the best deal at USD 82 for a stay at the ‘Hotel Nongshim’ 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 Nongshim, seen through a distinctly Korean lens.

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