Toyoko Inn Hotel Busan Station 1 Review

Toyoko Inn Hotel Busan Station 1 Review

 

 

Toyoko Inn Busan was actually my first choice for accommodation in Busan because I love the location but at the time I was looking at hotels, this was already fully booked so I looked for other accommodations. About a week before our trip, I saw that there were available rooms, I cancelled my other accommodation and booked this one. I’m glad I did.

 

HOW TO GET THERE LATE AT NIGHT

 

We actually came late at night and no airport bus into the city was in operation at the time. So if you’re taking the Cebu Pacific flight from Manila to Busan, you only have two choices: the taxi or the train. I’m glad that we kept our T-Money cards from our previous trip. We only had to put in money at 7-11.

 

Toyoko Inn Busan

 

After an hour, we finally reached our hotel. Check in was a breeze. I was also offered the Toyoko Inn Club Card since it would be 2,000 won cheaper if I had it. So, why not? I think the card costs 15,000 won but I think I saved 17,000 won if I got the card. It’s like getting the card for free and saving a bit. They took my picture for the card, paid for our accommodation, and proceeded up to our room.

 

Toyoko Inn Busan

 

OUR ROOM AT TOYOKO INN BUSAN

 

This was our room, not that roomy but adequate. We had to settle for the double since all of the twin rooms were already booked.

 

Toyoko Inn Busan

 

We loved the pillows, the other side had rounded, soft pointy-like things. From our bed, we had our light and small table on the side.

 

Toyoko Inn Busan

 

Once you enter, the restroom is on the left. We have a fridge, TV, safe, mirror, hairdryer – very functional. We also had a fridge and coffee making facility. It had slippers, flashlight, shoe shine on the side of the cabinet where the fridge was. I’m not sure what that small appliance is – maybe a humidifier?

 

Toyoko Inn Busan

 

Bathroom was small and typical – it was okay. A lot like the Japanese bathrooms we’ve had in Japan. It had the push button toilet of course.

 

BREAKFAST

 

Toyoko Inn Busan

 

Breakfast was from 7am-9:30am on the 2nd Floor. I’m sorry I don’t have pictures but it was pretty basic. Boiled eggs, rice, sausages and bread were staple. They also had a cereal bar. 2 korean sides like bean sprouts, kimchi or small fried anchovies the next day. I noticed a pot of congee. It was pretty much self service, you would just put it in the corner after you eat. We didn’t know this the first day, we just left our tray on the table.

 

Toyoko Inn Busan

 

The best thing about this hotel is the location. It is literally right in front of Busan Station. So, if you have a train to catch like us – this is ideal. There’s also a subway exit a few feet from the hotel. It’s about 1-2 minute walk. There’s also a convenient store right next to it. There are a few restaurant and coffee shops across the road.

 

The Busan City Tour bus also stops in front of the convenient store next to the hotel. This is the schedule below if you’re interested.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS

 

 

Rating: 4/5. I would really recommend this hotel. It’s fuss free and functional. For the price, I say that it’s very worth it. The location alone is just excellent. The rooms are clean and they’re okay, nothing bad I could say about them. I’m glad that breakfast is inclusive. For the price of the hotel, the breakfast wasn’t actually bad in comparison to the breakfast we’ve had at hostels for the same price.



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  • hi! found your blog while checking reviews for toyoko inn busan station1. will be traveling solo next month … i read in some travel guide that the area around busan station is a bit dangerous, did you find it so when you travelled there? thak you for the response! 🙂

    • Hi sweetie18!

      Thanks for dropping by my blog. No, not at all. There were occasional drunk guys but they never bothered us plus there were a lot of people around specially taxi at night around the area so we didn’t really feel threatened. Our flight was at night so we even went around the area after check in to find a place to eat and we never felt in danger. There’s also a convenient store next to the hotel that is open 24 hours so if you don’t want to walk around, you can always get things from there. 🙂

  • Hi Ems! I was just researching for our trip to Busan this October when I stumbled upon your blog.

    Actually, we’ll also be flying via CebuPac. Was your departure from manila delayed that’s why you arrived there w/o the limo buses around? If it’s ok, may I know what time u arrived at Busan airport? We’re a group of 9 and there are elderly people w/ us so I’m a bit concerned. Is riding the train to busan station easy? thank u very much in advance 🙂

    • Hi KL,

      I don’t remember if it was delayed, either it was or immigration took longer because of the limited personnel at night. I checked my old ticket and arrival was listed at 8:40pm. I just remember asking the information center about it and they directed us to the metro because no more buses at the time. I think we only missed it by 5 minutes. Riding the train was very easy. You just have to walk a short distance because the station is across the airport so it didn’t take too long to get to the train. There are elevators too. You’re welcome. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  • Aww.. Thank you Ems for responding to my inquiries and for even taking the time to check your old ticket. I really appreciate your help and, of course, your post! Now, I’m a bit relieved learning from your experiences. Thank you very much! It’s my pleasure to visit your informative and wonderful blog, God bless <3

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