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“Nice hotel for being in North Korea”
Review of Baegaebong Hotel

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Baegaebong Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Samjiyon B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Well it looks like a hotel, smells like a hotel, and sure acts like a hotel. I don't think anyone is that naive in thinking that North Korea would have an equivalent to the Sheraton so by North Korean standards it was nice. The beds are rock hard but well kept. I had hot water and clean linens every night so that was nice.

The food was.. food... But I think that's the reality of the DPRK. A lot of bean sprouts, rice and tofu. Breakfast consists of gruel and an assortment of bread.The beef strips were yummy though. Be prepared to pay for anything extra like liquer or pop.

The restaurant staff was amazing, super cute and helpful. However the bar staff MAY have reported me to the police and caused me a few "issues" leaving the country... so yeah... be careful of what you say/do. As friendly as North Koreans are, you are still in one of the world’s most oppressive dictatorship, and being granted access to the country is a privilege not a right. You behave according to their laws and their rules, even if you disagree with the regime.

If you follow that simple rule, then the DPRK is quite the experience. While you have no choice over hotels, if you are lucky enough to stay here it's a nice break from your day trips into crazytown.

Room Tip: Despite what VICE tells you the rooms do NOT have "bugs" in them. I checked ;)
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Our group were given rooms on the ground floor of the new wing – underground heating meant they were all roasting hot, which would be nice in the winter, but was definitely overkill in September. Still the rooms were nice, with a sort of tatami floor. Pillows were a bit thin. Hot water is only available at certain times, and there were issues with electricity, but only late in the evening. You may be offered a potato BBQ – I wasn’t impressed, but others like it. There’s not much choice in Samjiyon, but this hotel is nothing to worry about.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Stayed: September 2017
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Reviewed September 14, 2015
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  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled with friends
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Address: Central Tourist Area, Samjiyon, North Korea
Location: North Korea > Ryanggang Province > Samjiyon
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Samjiyon

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