[A Local’s Insight] Unveiling the Top-Rated Hotels in Dongdaemun

Last Updated on November 25, 2023 by HB

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If you’re planning a trip to the heart of South Korea, Seoul, numerous neighborhoods are vying for your attention. From the bustling streets of Jongno and Myeongdong, the cultural heartbeat of Insadong, the chic vibes of Gangnam, the pulsating nightlife in Hongdae, to the cosmopolitan air of Itaewon, there’s a unique experience awaiting every traveler.

Today, we turn the spotlight to the vibrant and historic ‘Dongdaemun’.

Top-Rated Hotels in Dongdaemun

The hotels we’re about to recommend are not just any hotels – they’ve been handpicked based on the rave reviews of thousands of real customers!

We’ve meticulously compiled scores from ‘Agoda’, ‘Booking.com’, and ‘Google Maps’, some of the most trusted sources for accommodation information. As a result, we’re excited to present only those hotels that have received the highest accolades.

Guest ratings for the hotel: Agoda, Booking.com, and Google Maps.”

“Attention, readers! While the hotel rankings in this post are compiled based on aggregated customer ratings, remember they aren’t absolute. Please bear in mind the following points!

Price: Keep in mind, hotel prices can swing dramatically based on your stay dates. We’ve used weekday rates as a guide, but remember, prices can change according to the season, whether it’s peak or off-peak, and depending on if it’s a weekend or a weekday.

That said, we’ve made sure these are prices for the same date, making them ideal for a fair comparison between hotels.

Hotel Classification: We’ve applied hotel classifications based on the standards set by Agoda.

Rankings: We’ve prioritized hotels with high ratings from three different sites(Agoda, Booking.com, and Google Maps). However, don’t overlook the fact that there could be many hidden gems among the lower-ranked or not-included hotels in this post.”

Without further ado, let’s dive into ‘[A Local’s Insight] Unveiling the Top-Rated Hotels in Dongdaemun’!!”

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1. Top 2-Star & 3-Star Hotels in Dongdaemun

Let me introduce you to the top 2-star & 3-star hotels in ‘Dongdaemun’. These gems, while generally more affordable, offer comfort and services that punch well above their weight.

Compared to the areas we’ve explored before like Gangnam or Myeongdong, ‘Dongdaemun’ sports a smaller number of hotels. Hence, I’ve put together a compilation of 2-star and 3-star hotels in ‘Dongdaemun’ that fit the bill of HB’s minimum requirements. From an analysis of a baker’s dozen worth of hotels, I’ve whipped up a summary of the top 10 hotels boasting the highest ratings as follows:

RankHotelGradeFromAgodaBooking.comGoogle MapsTotal
1Mangrove Dongdaemun3 StarUSD 709.29.24.422.8
2Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun II3 StarUSD 628.98.64.321.8
3Hotel dongyangjang Jongno2 StarUSD 339.18.83.821.7
4Hotel DM3 StarUSD 478.58.54.521.5
5Acube Hotel3 StarUSD 698.58.44.221.1
6IBC Hotel3 StarUSD 428.68.34.020.9
7Raha2 StarUSD 328.68.63.520.7
8The Summit Hotel Dongdaemun3 StarUSD 648.38.24.020.5
9Travelodge Dongdaemun Seoul3 StarUSD 638.07.84.119.9
10Hotel Migliore Seoul3 StarUSD 748.27.54.019.7
10Ramada By Wyndham Seoul Dongdaemun3 StarUSD 538.07.93.819.7

We've prioritized hotels with high ratings from three different sites(Agoda, Booking.com, and Google Maps). However, don't overlook the fact that there could be many hidden gems among the lower-ranked or not-included hotels in this post.

2. Top 4-Star & 5-star Hotels in Dongdaemun

“Let’s dive into the best 4-star & 5-star hotels that ‘Dongdaemun’ has to offer. These hotels deliver the luxury of a 5-star experience at a price that won’t break the bank, making them a perfect pick for travelers who appreciate great value.

Echoing our previous exploration, I’ve delved into an analysis of 7 hotels, spanning 4-star & 5-star categories, that fit HB’s minimum criteria. Here are the fruits of that investigation:

(Hotels that I’ve covered in detailed posts are highlighted in blue, so don’t hesitate to click if you’re intrigued! 😎)

RankHotelGradeFromAgodaBooking.comGoogle MapsTotal
1Nine Tree Hotel Dongdaemun4 StarUSD 688.98.74.622.2
2Sotetsu Hotels The Splaisir Seoul Dongdaemun4 StarUSD 688.88.94.422.1
3JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul5 StarUSD 2318.88.34.321.4
3Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences4 StarUSD 1228.88.34.321.4
5Hotel Skypark Kingstown Dongdaemun4 StarUSD 778.68.34.221.1
6Hotel Skypark Dongdaemun I4 StarUSD 568.17.94.020.0
6THE RECENZ DONGDAEMUN HOTEL4 StarUSD 488.17.84.120.0

We've prioritized hotels with high ratings from three different sites(Agoda, Booking.com, and Google Maps). However, don't overlook the fact that there could be many hidden gems among the lower-ranked or not-included hotels in this post.

3. Best Hotels in Dongdaemun, Regardless of Hotel Star Classification

Finally, let’s take a look at the cream of the crop – hotels that have secured the highest scores purely based on customer ratings, irrespective of their star grade. We’ve sifted through a total of 20 hotels spanning 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star categories in ‘Dongdaemun’, and here’s a rundown of the top 20.

(Hotels that I’ve covered in detailed posts are highlighted in blue, so don’t hesitate to click if you’re intrigued! 😎)

RankHotelGradeFromAgodaBooking.comGoogle MapsTotal
1Mangrove Dongdaemun3 StarUSD 709.29.24.422.8
2Nine Tree Hotel Dongdaemun4 StarUSD 688.98.74.622.2
3Sotetsu Hotels The Splaisir Seoul Dongdaemun4 StarUSD 688.88.94.422.1
4Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun II3 StarUSD 628.98.64.321.8
5Hotel dongyangjang Jongno2 StarUSD 339.18.83.821.7
6Hotel DM3 StarUSD 478.58.54.521.5
7JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul5 StarUSD 2318.88.34.321.4
7Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences4 StarUSD 1228.88.34.321.4
9Hotel Skypark Kingstown Dongdaemun4 StarUSD 778.68.34.221.1
9Acube Hotel3 StarUSD 698.58.44.221.1
11IBC Hotel3 StarUSD 428.68.34.020.9
12Raha2 StarUSD 328.68.63.520.7
13The Summit Hotel Dongdaemun3 StarUSD 648.38.24.020.5
14Hotel Skypark Dongdaemun I4 StarUSD 568.17.94.020.0
14THE RECENZ DONGDAEMUN HOTEL4 StarUSD 488.17.84.120.0
16Travelodge Dongdaemun Seoul3 StarUSD 638.07.84.119.9
17Hotel Migliore Seoul3 StarUSD 748.27.54.019.7
17Ramada By Wyndham Seoul Dongdaemun3 StarUSD 538.07.93.819.7
19Dongdaemun Golden City Hotel3 Star8.17.73.719.5
20Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun I3 StarUSD 638.26.54.118.8

We've prioritized hotels with high ratings from three different sites(Agoda, Booking.com, and Google Maps). However, don't overlook the fact that there could be many hidden gems among the lower-ranked or not-included hotels in this post.


With this, I will conclude the ‘[A Local’s Insight] Unveiling the Top-Rated Hotels in Dongdaemun‘ posting from a Korean perspective.

I have been your best Korean Hotel assistant, HB. See you next time with more great Korean hotel information!

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