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Central Tourist Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was amazing ! I had no problem there ! And it’s so close to the train lines 1,3 and 5. Very convenient to stay and to travel in and around Seoul . The rooms are clean and were supplied with drinking bottled water everyday day. When I went the Seoul light festivals was happening just opposite to the hotel so it was even more amazing. Overall I had a great stay and would recommend people to stay there.

The location of this hotel couldn't be much better. It is within 10 minutes walk of a few subway lines which link you to the whole city. The river is right outside too which is nice to walk along. There is a vibrant street full of night time food stalls right next door too. The city centre area is about 15 minutes walk too. I found the staff very friendly and it was great they could store cases for us both before and after check in. WiFi was very good as each room has it's own router. The big TV had plenty of channels too and each room even has a little fridge. The decor is a bit dated, but that's the only negative thing about the hotel. Breakfast is pretty good too, an omelette and self service toast and cereal is on offer. The en-suit bathroom is also a good size too. All in all a good budget hotel which I would stay at again without hesitation.

My 3 Friends and l stayed for 2 night in this hotel,Budget hotel at a great location,Reception staff were friendly,Myeongdong and Itawon is very near to the hotel and many attractions,Indian Hotel within walking Distance to hotel,Wifi service is good,to be nice to the person who is he looking for in price.

We visited with friend and chose the hotel by location (very near the metro stop) and cheap price. Toiletries were supplied as well as free water and kettle (no coffee though). We didn't have window which saved us a few wons per night. The room was clean and air conditioning functioning. We had tv with English channels. Breakfast was basic - coffee, tea, omelet, juice, cereals and toasts. Tip: Potala restaurant is great nearby if you, like us, cannot stand Korean food any more..

I think they have recently renovated, perhaps, as it is not that bad, old & dirty as some of the comments/reviews. So after all we kind of enjoyed our stay there ... anyway, we don't expect much from a 3stars hotel. The room is clean and with basic essentials supplied, we find it rather comfy, even though it is a small room. A pillar at the center of our triple room did make move around the room inconvenient and limited space/area to put away luggage. We find the location is good as the nearest station has 3 subway lines, travel around Seoul is hassle-free even from Incheon Airport, we took the A'REX. Nearby has many eateries, also GS25 & 7eleven, and the Gwangjang Market is just about a 10min walk from the hotel.

My family and I stayed for 6 days and 5 nights with this hotel. Newly renovated hotel room (with bath tub). Its clean. All front desk staff are super nice! Also, they allowed us to check-in early for free!!! Although the location of the hotel is near hardware stores but no biggie since it is near the subway (only 5 minutes walk) I highly recommend this hotel for those who are also in a budget and wants good location!

We were on a stop over with a connecting overnight at Seoul airport. The hotel was dingy, the rooms basic and the hotel had the feel of a place that couples would come to share entertainment rather as a proper hotel. Definitely to be avoided.

Just been there. It's very well located, less that 5 minute walk to metro stations 1, 3, 5; 10 minutes walk to city Hall and Gwanghwamun. Nice staff but, sadly, It's a very poor 2-star hotel. No wifi in bedrooms. Just available at hall. Business centre is a wrecked store room with a pc. It might have had 3 stars some time ago but it lost them on the way. . I will not repeat there.

was here with other tourist couples , small group about 12 of us , was taken here by the local tourist company . good location , nearby to the shopping area of ITAEWON , recommend for other MUSLIM travellers , as the National Mosque is nearby and halal food is available.Stayed for 2 nights , can't comment much about the Hotel other services as we were out exploring Seoul for most of the days.

It is situated very nearby to Jongno-Sam(3)-Ga Station. Just take exit 13, turn left and walk straight down to one end of the road just before the stream and you'll see Central Hotel. The double bed is very small, the lift has a bad smell, especially at end of day and even the room towel has a bad smell. The window are old and the air-con works on and off. Good thing they 2 air-conditioners in the room but maybe it's there to cater to this problem. The hotel is very very old and poorly maintained in my opinion and I won't stay there again.

137, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu Seoul Seoul

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Myeongdong, Central Tourist Hotel is a short distance from popular attractions such as Dongdaemun Market and Gyeongbok Palace. This 78-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like sitting areas, refrigerators, and LCD TVs. It's in central Seoul and also close to Jogyesa Temple and Changgyeonggung Palace.


All 78 recently renovated accommodations feature sitting areas. LCD TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in down comforters and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Refrigerators, free local calls, and free bottled water are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2012, Central Tourist Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has an ATM.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room, No Windows

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite (1 Double+1 Single+1 Sofa)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 51 reviews