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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The hotel is very basic. There were power outages during our stay but they didn't last long. The furnishing of course is dated but this is North Korea. There's a hot water flask in the room but no tea or coffee provided. Breakfast was better than expected.

Thank Victoria1126
The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Included in our trip to Pyongyang. The hotel is basic but everything you need is there. Great view from the 28th floor! Rooms were dated but clean. Warm water was only available in the evening. Only one out of four elevators was operating. Breakfast was plenty but the standard was below average. We were served 'western' breakfast that included boiled...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great pool, chinese-harder-than-diamond mattress, most of the elevator are not working and that make a mess on rush hour in the morning. North-korea's most boring food. Hot water avalaible once every few days, quite a lot to do in the lobby considering the global quality of the hotel, so it's not all bad. Global feeling of a hotel than should...

2Thank Etienne1979
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Im guessing that this hotel is pretty much that same as every other hotel in Pyongyang. Lobby was nice. Full of marble. But the rooms were basic but ok. Very uncomfortable beds and pillows. I doubt you will have any choice of your hotel unless you change your tour. Food was good and so much that i never finished anything!

1Thank DL1980Brisbane
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We stayed at Koryo, Yanggakdo and Youth hotel and they were all pretty much the same with shops/services, but the Youth hotel was notably worst for age! Youth Hotel has certainly seen better days... their outdoor pool was closed (in July!) and it looked like it might never reopen. The food was weird in taste and the pool/shop and other...

1Thank Mark C
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Being on a tour I had no choice of hotel and so have no idea of room rates. The hotel was built for some long forgotten "youth" games in the 1980s. It must have been quit impressive then but by now could do with renovating or at least a lick of paint. The rooms are adequate and clean Breakfast was...

5Thank RHStracey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Staying at this hotel actually exceeded my expectations after reading the reviews here on trip advisor. I was on an independent tour, so I had some choice of where to stay, I chose this hotel to save a few euros to spend on other activities. Considering you will be leaving the hotel at 8am and coming back at 9pm, you...

2Thank Chris R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Expectations were low coming here and I wasn't disappointed. On the upside, the room was clean enough, the water pressure ok, and the water warm. There are also western news channels on television, which came as something of a surprise. On the downside, it was incredibly cold (I was there in winter), with no heating anywhere. Attempts were made to...

2Thank fabmunich
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I stayed in Yanggakdo Hotel when I first went to North Korea in 2008, it was isolated and you don't have much to do, this time I was expecting the same thing, it turned out that we had to stay in the youth hotel because Yanggakdo was packed with people for 727 victory day parade! what a nice surprise, the...

1Thank Shan L
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 October 2013

First, let me just say that I have ZERO expectation of any hotels in Pyongyang, partly because of reviews I've read on Lonely Planet and other websites. So this hotel actually surprised me by offering a relatively clean room (albeit a bit damp and dark) with TV and a huge fridge - seriously it must be 1.5m tall which makes...

Thank Eric Y

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Address: Chilgol-dong | Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, North Korea
Region: North Korea > Pyongyang
Number of rooms: 465
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“Get a room as high as possible so that you can get access to the elevators in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles Etienne1979, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“not too high - those lifts man...”
 of 5 bubbles markc742, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are the same and anyway I don't think that one has a choice”
 of 5 bubbles RHStracey, 10 Nov 2014 | Read review
“When you get to the hotel, request a lower floor, so if there are power outages, you do not have to walk down 20 flights of stairs. Bring ear plugs as there is an outdoor radio broadcast that stares blasting propaganda music at 5am.”
  • Room was basic and functional, a bit musty
  • Basic but clean bathroom, with hot running water
 of 5 bubbles X8972YBchrisr, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“You don't get to choose your room (or even the hotel) anyway so I suggest you to check on the bathroom and hot water as soon as you got a room.”
 of 5 bubbles magicscarf, 2 Oct 2013 | Read review
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