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“Average hotel in a good location”
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Yeongdong Hotel
Ranked #237 of 500 Hotels in Seoul
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Young Dong Hotel is located just opposite the famous Garosu-gil, close to restaurants, bakeries and shops.

My biggest issue with the hotel was the air-conditioning. It was centrally controlled and I think to save costs, the hotel turns it off most of the day and night, leaving it cool only for a few hours in the evening. I have lost count the number of times I have to call the front desk for it to be made cooler, and they do, but after a couple of hours, it goes back to being warm again. Turning it up to Highest only causes more warm air to blow out. Trying to sleep in the stuffy room is impossible.

The rooms are small but if it's just used for sleeping, is adequate. The walls are thin, and you could hear people talking, TV noises, and doors banging and closing.

The wifi is free, but drops out every now and then.

We didn't get breakfast with our room, so can't comment on the food.

There is a gym; however, the only treadmill there is almost always being used by the staff from the massage place.

It's a pity, as the hotel is in a great location. Staff are friendly enough, although some can't really speak English.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Big Rooms
not well planned
close to lot of eateries close by
10 min walk to subway
10 min walk to metro
15 min walk to airport bus station
free wifi
good tech support
expensive for food
clean and comfortable
Helpful people at front desk

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Didn't stay but saw some rooms. $300 for suite that smelled musty. Nice people at desk. Came back to have buffet but was really gross - watery eggs and then all typical Asian food. But it was the eggs that trend me off immediately.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
4  Thank VedaLoca
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed here for a couple of nights. The room is just big enough for two persons to move around comfortably without bumping into each other at every turn.

PROS:
* Near subway/metro station;
* Very close to cafés, bakeshop, convenience stores, and shops;
* Free WiFi -- call front desk for the password;
* Can use rounded or flat two-pronged chargers -- I failed to notice if the hotel had universal sockets;
* Electric water kettle, 1 complimentary bottled water in the refrigerator
per day;
* Provided towels, shampoo, bath gel, lotion, bath sponge, cotton buds, and more;
* Toilet seat warmer, bidet, etc.;
* Ample countertop space in the room & bathroom; and
* Good breakfast buffet selection.

The room was a bit dim. I can't really think of any other CONs aside from the fact that nobody assisted us with our luggage. As in the other hotel/resort we stayed in, I'm not sure if this is a culture thing or just a lack of service.

I would stay here again if I ever find myself back in Seoul.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank JadeVert
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

If you like to listen to people having sex this is the place for you. Really is a shame that this hotel seems to be used by the young kids who can't have sex at their parents house and doors opening and closing all through the night starts to get tiring. This is a shame as the location is great and although the rooms are very small and lack any character it does a job. I wouldn't stay here again.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
2  Thank Lostintranslation23
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

The hotel is well located on the main street of Nonhyun-Dong. Near restaurants, cafes and acros the street there are nice boutiques and cafes.
The hotel itself is basic, good for business people, tourists and shoppers.
Room is quiet big for 2 people.

Room Tip: Upper floor is quieter.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank Jasmine N
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

My family recently stayed at the Young Dong Hotel in Shinsa-dong for one night. The location was the main draw, as we were attending a wedding in the area.

We had 3 rooms for our party (2 Western style rooms and 1 Korean style) and overall, we were very pleased with the hotel. It was clean, well located (close to the subway) and very reasonably priced.

This hotel is by no means a 5-star, but for the price we paid, it was well worth the value.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Yeongdong Hotel

Address: 144, Dosan-Daero, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 06040, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #237 of 500 Hotels in Seoul
Hotel Class:3 star — Yeongdong Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 129
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