We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel Yaja Jongno

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Yaja Jongno
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Yaja Jongno
See the most recent reviews
Showing 36: English reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2013

The area itself is filled with love motels and therefore the area might seem a little seedy but in the morning, everything is as clean and well. Close to the subway and lots of decent eateries around. Staff was a little impersonal but efficient. No smiles, Fast check in. Rooms were really small and only one large suit case can...

Thank MingAderf
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2012

The location is excellent but as others have noted in a seedy side alley which can get noisy. I stayed for four nights and although my 'deluxe' room was really quiet, the bed comfortable and the sheets changed every other day, the room was not cleaned and the bathroom was extremely grubby which detracted from its other comforts. Take your...

Thank kimps
Cheongju, South Korea
Reviewed 5 October 2012

The hotel comes across as rather seedy. It's in a good location but it's surrounded by a few love motels which for unassimilated and unbeknownst foreigners, may come as quite a shock. It's seriously hard to find and I was familiar with the area. They spoke no other language but Korean at the reception desk which will make it challenging...

2Thank KtotheX
Fernandina Beach, Fla
Reviewed 17 September 2012

My wife and I spent two nights in the hotel in Sept 2012. I can only assume the negative reviews were from awhile back. We booked sight unseen for the price and the difficulty of finding a conveniently located place. The price was half the other hotels and located near Insadong, the river walk (Chongkyechun), restaurants, and numerous street vendors....

1Thank bilsue
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Nice room, the AC worked well, and the location was why I chose it in the first place. We were able to walk to plenty of places: temples, places, parks, the Insadong road of shops and restaurants as so many others have noted. Free ice cream in the freezer by the elevator, yummy. Free parking for our car which sat...

1Thank robertocollins
san francisco ca usa
Reviewed 8 August 2012

I booked this hotel online and finding it was a major hassle. It is located in the Isadong area, great area of Seoul. The hotel is off and alley and you really can't see it until you are on top of it. The I notice that when I go to my room it has a huge bathtube in the middle...

Thank pisco47
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Great location, however the area does feel rather dodgy at nites. There's lots of late nite eateries and it is within walking distance to Insadong, Jongmyo shrine etc. The train station has 3 lines and it's also close to the main Jongno road thus very convenient and accessible. Nice touch- free ice cream and coffee at lobby, and sometimes breakfast...

Thank joarcsp
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Quite a stylish hotel and good value. Good first impressions despite evasive front desk staff. Our room even had a bath/jacuzzi in the bedroom. The place has a strange air about it, though. A little like a place that couples might rent by the hour. I accidentally dropped something down the side of the bed and discovered a nasty hoard...

1Thank locomota
Reviewed 19 April 2012

Good location, all the attractions are easy to reach by train or walk. Its better to take a taxi when you arrive since the hotel is not easy to find, hiding behind another building! But once you've found it, it's a good value for the price. I stayed with my husband in the junior suite which i recommend since the...

Thank danzella
Reviewed 16 April 2012

We arrived at Cats Hotel after some long transit from the airport (if you have luggage, do not take the subway, navigating the labyrinth of stairways and few escalators would not be a good start to a relaxation trip. Choose the airport limousine bus instead that goes to Jongno, which stops at 5 minutes walk away from the hotel). The...

1Thank JiahuiYeo

27 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (26)
Dining (1)
Bathroom (4)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Room/Suite (10)
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (1)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Seoul hotels
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Hotel 2 Heaven
Hotel 2 Heaven
#362 of 472 in Seoul
15 reviews
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Hotel Tong Andante Insadong
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Hotel Amare
Hotel Amare
#154 of 472 in Seoul
41 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Hotel JR
Hotel JR
#295 of 472 in Seoul
4 reviews
Aventree Hotel Jongno
Aventree Hotel Jongno
#98 of 472 in Seoul
349 reviews
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Gwanghwamun / Jongno

Neighbourhood Profile
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Hotel Yaja Jongno

Address: 9-1, Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03133, South Korea (Formerly Hotel Cats)
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: RM299 - RM1,670 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Yaja Jongno 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotwire, Agoda, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Yaja Jongno reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Yaja Jongno staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hotel Yaja Jongno staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“When you don't like the room ask for another one...”
638mahar, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Do wake up early for breakfast as by 10am (even though breakfast ends at 11am), almost all the food items are not available already.”
CraneHan, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
“don't wait last minute or you will end up with only one double bed”
  • first impressions
  • one double bed in a small room
  • clean room with good amenities
  • clean and big bathroom with lovely shampoo and conditioner and body wash
  • bad view from the room but at least I wasn't facing someone's window
  • daily given plus a welcome gift of two bookmarks. Appreciate it!
  • a gift for us :o) thank you!
  • all complimentary drinks replenished daily
shate, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Go for a deluxe room or above and a room that does not face the alley”
kimps, 5 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Go with a larger room that standard if you are large in size and have a fair amount of luggage as we did. It was worth the few extra won. We booked through Agoda and the room was paid for when we got there and waiting for us.”
robertocollins, 21 Aug 2012 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
* /night
View Deal
View all 8 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates