• Hyangsan Hotel in North Korea DPRK, trip arranged by KTG Tours
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North Korea Hotels

Welcome to our North Korea Hotels section! See the good, the bad, the pretty and the ugly of every North Korean hotel listed! We’ve stayed at all of the hotels you can see and objectively write our opinions, pluses and minuses of each one so that you can decide where to stay when you travel to North Korea.

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We have had added a comments/questions section at the bottom of each page, so feel free to share your honest review of any of the hotels you have stayed at in North Korea or to ask any questions you may have.

Background of Hotels in North Korea

North Korea Hotels are classified into different standards according to DPRK ratings. The concept of stars is not used though there is an equivalent way to rate the quality of the accommodation in North Korea available to travellers. Luxury hotels are the equivalent of 4 star hotels, though there is one hotel that is above this range; the Hyangsan Hotel. First class Hotels are the equivalent of 3 star hotels and second class hotels follow these.

Hotels Outside Pyongyang

Please note that generally speaking hotels in Pyongyang are in are in better conditions that those outside the capital of North Korea. We have divided this section into hotels in different regions of the DPRK; Pyongyang, Mount Myohyang, the West Side and the East Side of North Korea. These are the hotels mostly used in our trips but by no means all of the hotels we use and we will be updating our list.

If going on an independent trip to North Korea you may want to read this page when deciding on the accommodation that interests you.

You may want to refer too to our interactive map of North Korea to have a clearer idea of where each of these regions in located.


We are mainly based in Pyongyang on our trips to North Korea, especially if staying less than one week in the country. Please note that we have had travellers staying for example 4 nights in Korea and only a night in Pyongyang but these have been travellers who had been in the DPRK before and wanted to explore new areas out of Pyongyang.

Pyongyang Deluxe Hotels

Yanngakdo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. It is rated as a Deluxe Hotel in the DPRK. Trip arranged by KTG Tours

Located on an Islet in the Taedong River

Yanggakdo Hotel

Located on the Yanggak Islet, it has great views all of Pyongyang from its revolving restaurant on the 47th floor

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Entrance of the Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK)

Located next to the Train Station

Koryo Hotel

Twin tower hotel located right by the Pyongyang Railway Station, a fantastic place to see ordinary life in Pyongyang

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potthonggang Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, DPRK. It is the most luxurious hotel in Pyongyang

Located by the Pothong River

Pothanggang Hotel

Located in a quiet area by the Pothong River, it is considered to be the most luxurious hotel in Pyongyang

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Pyongyang First Class Hotels

lobby of the Sosan Hotel in the sports village of Pyongyang, capital of North Korea officially called the DPRK. This is a budget hotel in North Korea and is usually used by sports delegations. Trip arranged by KTG Tours

Sports teams usually stay here


In the sports village of Pyongyang, national and foreign sports delegations and teams tend to stay here

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Entrace of the Chongnyon Hotel aka the Youth Hotel in the sports village of Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK). The Chongnyon Hotel is a budget hotel in Pyongyang rated as a first class hotel and is home to the Air China office in Pyongyang. Trip arranged by KTG Tours

Very retro hotel in the sports village with great views of one of the main avenues of Pyongyang

Chongnyon (Youth)

Very retro hotel, it has great views of one of the main avenues of the city. It has an outdoors pool too

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lobby of the Ryanggang Hotel in the sports village of Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK). The Ryanggang Hotel is a budget hotel in Pyongyang rated as a first class hotel. We took this picture during our 2018 National Day Holiday; the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK. Trip arranged by KTG Tours

Best Karaoke in town!


Located in the sports village too, it has the best Karaoke facilities in Pyongyang and great views of the local football stadium

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Pyongyang Second Class Hotels

The Pyongyang Hote is a second class hotel located across from the Pyongyang Grand Theatre. It has some of the best coffee in the capital of North Korea. Picture taken by KTG Tours, travel with us to the DPRK

Great location and the best coffee in Pyongyang!

Pyongyang Hotel

Located just across from the Pyongyang Grand Theatre, it's coffee shop is said to be the best in town

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Reception at the lobby of the Changwangsan Hotel in Pyongyang capital of North Korea, DPRK. The Changgwangsan Hotel is a second class low budget hotel in North Korea. Nearby landmarks include the Pyonyang Ice Rink, Raggwon Store, Changgwangsan Health Complex and Air Koryo offices. Tour arranged by KTG Travel

Very centrally located with views of the Pyongyang Cultural Hall and the Pyongyang Ice Rink


Close to the Pyongyang ice rink, the Air Koryo offices and the Ragkwon department store

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The Haebangsan Hotel is a second class hotel, third tier in the DPRK hotel ranking system, and is located in the heart of Pyongyang next to the Headquarters of the Rodong Sinmun Newspaper. Trip arranged by KTG Tours

Right next to the Headquarters of the Rodong Sinmun Newspaper

Haebangsan Hotel

Mainly used by business people, it is located next to the Rodong Sinmun newspaper headquarters

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West Side

This covers accommodation in the cities of Sariwon, Nampo, Kaesong, Pyongsong and the Mount Myohyang region.

Kaesong & Nampo

views of the Minsok Hotel a traditional Korean folk hotel with courtyards located in the old part of town of Kaesong city in North Korea, DPRK. Trip arranged by KTG tours

Traditional Courtyard Hotel where we sleep and eat on the floor

Kaesong Folk Hotel

Traditional Courtyard Hotel located in the old part of Kaesong City

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Villa at the Ryonggang Hot Spa Hotel in Onchon county near Nampo city, North Korea, DPRK. Rooms are in villas and all rooms have a hot spa bathtub. Trip arranged by KTG tours

Villa at the Ryonggang Hot Spa Hotel

Nampo Ryonggang Hot Spa Hotel

A Guarded Compound, Hot Salty Water Baths and Petrol Clam BBQ

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Sariwon & Pyongsong

Named after International Women's Day

Sariwon 8 March Hotel

Third class hotel with very interesting decoration, it is named after International Women's Day

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The Jangsusan Hotel is the only hotel available for foreigners in Pyongsong City, a satellite city of Pyongyang

Jangsusan Hotel - Pyongsong

Second class hotel, it’s a handy option if you are visiting both Pyongsong and Mount Myohyang

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East Side

See information on accommodation in Hamhung and Wonsan.


Located right in the city centre of Hamhung

Sinsunhang Hotel

Soviet styled hotel located close to Mount Tonhung where the statues of the leaders are

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Very basic, but a lot of fun. Villas are located right by the beach

Majon Bathing Resort

Beach resort located in Hungnam district, about 30 minutes away from the centre of Hamhung

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Retro hotel located in the city centre of Wonsan

Songdowon Hotel

A Blend of Soviet & Korean Styles with Great Sea Views

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Smaller hotel built in the 1990s, it is just a few meters away from the Songdowon Hotel

Tongmyong Hotel

1990s hotel right by the pier leading to Jangdok Islet

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