Uncover Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul: An In-Depth Guide with Global & Korean Guest Reviews, Price Insights, and the Ultimate Stay Experience!

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul’ (★★★ 3 Star), situated in Seocho-gu, 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:

Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul

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!

Table of contents

1. About “Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul Hotel

Before proceeding with the detailed analysis, Let me summarize a brief overview of the “Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul” Hotel.

Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul, situated in the commercial district, is located next to a bus stop and is a 15-minute bus ride from Bongeunsa and a 19-minute bus ride from COEX.

The neatly decorated rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, tea and coffee makers, and safes.

Breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities include a restaurant, bar, sauna, and coin-operated laundry.”

Source : Google Maps
Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul
Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul (Source : Agoda)

“Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul Hotel

  • Grade : ★★★ 3 Star Hotel
  • Address : 323 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • Official Web site : https://www.toyoko-inn.com
  • Telephone : +82-02-3472-1045
  • Check-in time : 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 10:00 PM

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul
Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul

2. Comprehensive Reviews from Global Guests

I will share the comprehensive analysis results of reviews from actual guests who stayed at the “Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul” Hotel.

Please note that the guests who left reviews are not only from Korea but also from various nationalities such as the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Australia, etc.

The following analysis is based on information compiled from data recorded on “Agoda,” “Booking.com,” and “Google Maps.”

2.1. “Agoda” Comprehensive Reviews

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : agoda

This is the rating for “Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul” Hotel from users who booked through “Agoda.” Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 8.7, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Cleanliness’ and ‘Location’ categories.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests, mainly focusing on the most recent comments to ensure the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationMost people gave positive evaluations of the location, as public transportation such as buses and subways are nearby, situated in the heart of the city, providing convenience for travelers.
Room Generally, rooms were found to be tidy and well-equipped. Some reviews mentioned small rooms, but many opinions expressed satisfaction with the price.
BreakfastBreakfast is complimentary and generally satisfying. The meal is considered to be simple but sufficient.
FriendlinessThe friendliness of the staff was positively evaluated overall. Some reviews mentioned insufficient support for guests who cannot speak Korean.
FacilitiesThere were few comments related to the hotel facilities. However, the coin-operated laundry machine received positive feedback.
PriceGenerally, the price-quality ratio was high. Although there was no unexpected luxury or amenities, satisfaction was high for the rooms, location, and breakfast.
OthersThe check-in time was mentioned as being late, set at 4 PM (3 PM for Toyoko Inn members), while the check-out time was early, set at 10 AM. Additionally, some reviews mentioned long waiting times for the elevator.

2.2. “Booking.com” Comprehensive Reviews

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : booking.com

This is the rating for “Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul” Hotel from users who booked through Booking.com. Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 8.3, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Location’ and ‘Value for money’ category.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests, similarly to the Agoda case, mainly focusing on the most recent comments to ensure the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationOne of the hotel’s biggest advantages is its location, as it is close to Gangnam Station, making transportation very convenient for guests.
Room The cleanliness of the rooms was generally good, with comfortable beds and well-maintained rooms that didn’t appear old..
BreakfastMost guests seemed satisfied with the breakfast, enjoying a variety of foods, but some mentioned that breakfast options could be limited at times.
FriendlinessStaff members were friendly and showed a willingness to help guests, but some staff may not speak English.
FacilitiesAmenities received positive feedback, with the coin-operated laundry and dryer, ice machines, and washing machines being particularly useful.
PriceIn terms of price satisfaction, Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul was evaluated as having excellent value for money, providing all necessary facilities at a reasonable cost.
OthersOther suggestions included the need for improvement in the operation of the elevators and the desirability of changing indoor slippers to shower booth slippers.

2.3. “Google Maps” Comprehensive Reviews

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : google maps

The following is the rating summary from people who left reviews on Google Maps. Out of a possible 5 points, the hotel received a score of 4.2. Unlike other platforms that provide scores for specific categories, Google Maps interestingly rates the hotel based on guest type. Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul received identical ratings of 4.4 from Families, Couples, and Solo guests.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests. Similar to the Agoda and Booking.com reviews, recent comments were prioritized to maintain the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationToyoko INN Gangnam Seoul offers parking without any issues and is located near Gangnam Station exit 5. It is about a 5-minute walk from the subway station to the Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul.
Room The rooms are clean and small; however, some rooms may be cramped. Overall, there are many quiet and sophisticated rooms.
BreakfastToyoko INN Gangnam Seoul provides a complimentary breakfast with a variety of choices including cereal, bread, coffee, salad, and other foods.
FriendlinessSome staff members may be inexperienced in handling tasks, but generally, they offer sincere service.
FacilitiesWhile there are almost no amenities in this hotel, there is a restaurant and kitchen available.
PriceToyoko INN Gangnam Seoul is recommended for budget travelers as it has affordable prices. It is also considered a suitable hotel for business travelers.
OthersThe operation of elevators can be inconvenient, and the efficient use of space might not be optimal. Some users rated their stay experience as disappointing at this hotel.

3. Best Reviews from Korean Guests

The “Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul” hotel is located in South Korea, so the majority of its guests are probably Koreans. I have found various reviews written by Koreans about the “Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul”, and I would like to share some of the best reviews with you.”

3.1. Best Reviews 1 : “Review of Stay at Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul Double Room”

Source : https://blog.naver.com/journey_22/223156534957

Summary of the Blog Post

Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul, a Japanese chain hotel, is located near Gangnam Station in Seoul. The rooms are small but clean, with all the necessary amenities. This hotel offers a simple breakfast, parking, and a business counter for guest use. The great location makes it suitable for those with plans in Gangnam. If you value cost-efficiency and location, the Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul is highly recommended.

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : room

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : room

Source : https://blog.naver.com/journey_22/223156534957

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

3.2. Best Reviews 2 : “Toyoko Inn Gangnam Single Room Review”

Source: https://blog.naver.com/jinmaggie/223154521334

Summary of the Blog Post

You can reserveToyoko INN Gangnam Seoul through their official website, and you can make on-site payment with discounts for those who use the Toyoko Inn Club Card.

Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul we visited had well-equipped facilities like printer, water dispenser, etc., in the lobby, and it’s conveniently located in terms of public transport. The room was clean, and though the view might not be the best due to its location in the middle of the city, the interior design was cute.

The room was equipped with necessary living items, and the bathroom, albeit small, is well-equipped with a bidet and toiletries. One downside is that there are no sockets next to the bed. It might not be suitable for charging many electronic devices at once.

Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul also offers a free breakfast, which I will definitely try next time! Though it’s a small single room, Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul was satisfying for its clean interior and comfy bed.

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : room

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : room

Source: https://blog.naver.com/jinmaggie/223154521334

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

3.3. Best Reviews 3 : “Cost-effective Seoul business hotel, Toyoko Inn Seoul Gangnam

Source: https://blog.naver.com/cheez509/223008433532

Summary of the Blog Post

Introducing a cost-effective business hotel in Seoul’s Gangnam area, Toyoko Inn Seoul Gangnam. I booked through Agoda, and the single room price was 57,258 won. Its location is about 680m in the direction of Yangjae from Gangnam Intersection. The lobby is simple, and the room is small but clean. You need to bring your own amenities as needed.

The room provides internet, wireless electric kettle, hairdryer, clothes hangers, etc. You can take as much soap, coffee mix, etc., as you want. Toothbrushes and razors are not provided. A bottle of water is provided in the single room, and you can use a water purifier on the 1st floor if needed.

Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 9:30 AM on the basement 1st floor, with various menus such as Korean food, bread, cereal, coffee, and soup. The unique part is that there’s curry for breakfast. It’s like Japanese home cooking when eaten with pork cutlets.

Overall, Toyoko Inn Seoul Gangnam is a practical hotel. With its convenient location, provided breakfast, and just the necessities at this price, it’s satisfying.

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : amenities

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : amenities

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : breakfast

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : breakfast

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : breakfast
Source: https://blog.naver.com/cheez509/223008433532

(* 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

Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapter
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Clothes rack
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Ground floor available
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Humidifier
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Laptop workspace
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Pajamas
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center

Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Breakfast service
  • Vending machine

  • Wheelchair accessible

Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]

Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Food and dining

Breakfast options

  • American
  • Asian
  • Vegetarian

4.2. Location

Adress : Gangnamdaero 323, Seocho-Gu, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, 06627

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 21.8 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 51.3 km
Public transportation
  • Gangnam Subway Station 710 m
  • Yangjae Subway Station 890 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Dr. Gu Ophthalmology Clinic 1.2 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 9.0 km
Convenience store
  • GS25 680 m

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • National Museum of Korea 5.6 km
  • Lotte World 6.4 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 6.7 km
  • N Seoul Tower 7.5 km
  • Namdaemun Market 8.8 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 9.0 km
  • Insadong 10.0 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 10.3 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 10.4 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 10.8 km

Nearby landmarks
  • Te Mart 150 m
  • Samsung d’light 590 m
  • Samsung Town Gangnam 600 m
  • Gangnam Subway Station 710 m
  • Hanjeon Plaza 710 m
  • Seocho Tourist Information Center 740 m
  • Oktoberfest 750 m
  • Platinum Microbrewery 780 m
  • Gallery Luminarie 790 m
  • Gangnam Subway Station Street 810 m

5. Lowest Price Analysis

I will finally analyze the most important category in hotel reviews, which is the price.

I will compare the lowest price results provided by the most famous hotel price comparison websites, “HotelsCombined,” “Sky Scanner,” and “Trivago,” in order to identify the place that offers the best price.

Lowest price search criteria: 1-night stay from Tuesday to Wednesday, 1 room (for 2 guests), including breakfast.

5.1. “HotelsCombined” Price Comparison

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : price comparison

The lowest price search result on HotelsCombined is $70 for a 1-night stay. This price is based on booking through “Trip.com”.

5.2. “Sky ScannerPrice Comparison

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : price comparison

The lowest price on Sky Scanner is $71 for a 1-night stay when booked through “Trip.com”.

5.3. “Trivago” Price Comparison

Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul : price comparison

The lowest price on Trivago is $73 when booked through “Trip.com”.

The prices from all 3 price comparison sites showed that Trip.com had the lowest price when booking. And the lowest price is $70.

Based on the analysis, it can be concluded that HotelsCombined provided the lowest price among the three price comparison websites. And booking through “Trip.com” for a weekday 1-night stay yielded the most affordable result. It is recommended to consider this information when making a reservation.

Lastly, I’m sharing the price search window from “Trip.com”, which offered the lowest price for the “Toyoko Inn Gangnam Seoul” hotel below, for your reference

Please keep in mind that the lowest prices can vary depending on the dates of stay and the timing of the search.

It is important to note that the current lowest price does not guarantee the lowest price in the future.

“The Lowest Price Analysis” I shared should be used for reference purposes only.

When considering a hotel reservation, I recommend re-searching through price comparison websites at the time of your accommodation planning to utilize the lowest price available at that specific moment.

And with that, we wrap up our review of the Toyoko INN Gangnam Seoul, 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!