My understanding is that corridor means there is no doors on both sides, and hall way means there are doors leading to rooms on both sides.

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  • did you at least look up the words in a dictionary? – user6951 Oct 9 '14 at 5:17

I'm not sure where you got the notion that corridors don't have doors on the sides:

cor·ri·dor noun \ˈkȯr-ə-dər, ˈkär-, -ˌdȯr\ : a long, narrow passage inside a building or train with doors that lead to rooms on each side

Native speaker gut check: I consider them perfect synonyms.

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    Seconding this - whether you say corridor or hallway is, at least in my experience, purely a matter of personal preference. – Damien H Oct 9 '14 at 5:09
  • Good logical reasoning chaps. To further whack the nail into the coffin, it is purely a potato/potato matter if you get what I'm trying to say. Its just a difference in what I could guess to be British English and American English. – Tushar Oct 9 '14 at 11:46

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