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Jijihyang Hotel
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Jijihyang Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Paju
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Being the only hotel in Paju Book City, you may find yourself lodging here if you are attending a book conference or a film festival. The hotel's website is in Korean but there are photos to give you an indication of what the place looks like. Most rooms do not have TV (except for the larger corner rooms) as the hotel is trying to encourage you to read (after all it is a city filled with book publishers and printers). Unfortunately, most books, even the classics like Jane Austen, are in Korean.

My twin bedroom has a study table with a shelf filled with Korean books, a fridge, two chairs, and an ensuite bathroom with a shower stall. And if you have an iPod or similiar device you could plug it into the pair of provided speakers for music in the room.

The bathroom has a soap and shampoo wall dispenser but there were neither tea and coffee making facilities nor disposable toothbrush etc that usually comes with most hotel rooms. On every floor there is a hot and cold water dispensing machine in front of the lifts, a jug in your room, and downstairs there is a convenience shop that sells coffee, tea, noodles in a cup (you add hot water) for an instant meal. You can also get your razors, toothbrushes etc there.

My room was cleaned every day and although not clearly sign posted, you can have the option of not changing your towels to help save the environment.

The only problems I had with the room were the thin walls (I could hear music and talking from next door) and creaky floor boards (I had to tip toe around the room late at night so as not to disturb guests beneath my room).

The hotel reception staff can speak a smattering of English so that helps. Book early if you know there will be a conference or festival as the hotel has less than 100 rooms. Otherwise, commute from Seoul.

Aside from shopping at the huge Lotte Premium Outlet stores, there is nothing much to do in the book city unless you are here for a conference/festival. The city can be explored in less than an hour on foot, including an art gallery at the edge of town.

There are 2 restaurants in the hotel, but I always ate out. Within 5 minutes walking distance there are a few restaurants - one of which was a nice sandwich and fresh juice cafe (with no English menu) - just point at the pictures and surprise yourself when the food arrives.

There is a direct bus from Incheon Airport to Paju Book City for about KW5,200 (40-50 minutes ride) and then a short taxi ride to the hotel and vice versa. If you hire a taxi, it's about 30-40 minutes and KW40,400 to the airport.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled on business
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2016
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Stayed: May 2016, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2016
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Reviewed January 29, 2016
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  • Stayed: February 2015, traveled with family
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Address: Paju Book City 524-3 Munbal-ri, Gyoha-eup, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Gyeonggi-do > Paju
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