Bando Hotel - Seoul

39-5 Gongpyeong-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-160, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea  show map
 2 stars
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Bando Hotel - Seoul

Overview

The modern Bando Hotel is situated in the heart of Seoul close to Dongdaemun Gate, Owl Museum and The National Theater of Korea.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. A metro station as well as Gwanghwamun subway station are not far from the hotel.

20 minutes' drive from Gimpo airport and 15 minutes' walk to Namsan Arts Centre train station.

Rooms

Bando Hotel provides 30 guestrooms appointed with TV and a minibar for a pleasant stay in Seoul.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Bando Hotel can sit down to a complimentary breakfast. Residents can try dishes of local cuisine at the restaurant. Serving an array of dishes, Leemoon Seolleongtang and Tea Museum Cafe are just 50 meters away.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   30.

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  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

39-5 Gongpyeong-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-160, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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City Center
  • Seoul
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Seoul Station
    1.4 mi
  • Yeongdeungpo Station
    5.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Euljiro 1-ga Station
    2300 ft
  • Gwanghwamun Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Leemoon Seolleongtang (cuisine: Korean)
    200 ft
  • Top Cloud Grill & Cafe
    400 ft
Parks
  • Tapgol Park
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Number of rooms:
    30

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How to reach hotel

hotel Bando Hotel - Seoul Seoul location
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Hotel Address:

39-5 Gongpyeong-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-160, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

Get directions
City Center
  • Seoul
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Seoul Station
    1.4 mi
  • Yeongdeungpo Station
    5.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Euljiro 1-ga Station
    2300 ft
  • Gwanghwamun Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Leemoon Seolleongtang (cuisine: Korean)
    200 ft
  • Top Cloud Grill & Cafe
    400 ft
Parks
  • Tapgol Park
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Number of rooms:
    30

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Seoul City Tour - 2300 ft

Popular areas

  • Ssamzi-gil - 1000 ft
  • Tapgol Park - 1400 ft
  • Chongga Kimchi World - 1700 ft
  • City Center - 2300 ft
  • Seoul Plaza - 2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Séoul Korea Temple - 2700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Lotte Duty Free Shop - 2300 ft
  • Noon Square - 3000 ft
  • Dongwha Duty Free Shop - 3000 ft
  • Myeong-dong - 3300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Jogyesa Temple - 700 ft
  • Pagoda Park - 1000 ft
  • Gwanghwamun Gate - 2300 ft
  • Myeongdong Cathedral - 3000 ft
  • Jongmyo Shrine - 3000 ft
  • Deoksugung Palace - 3300 ft
  • Palace Gyeongbokgung - 3300 ft

Museums

  • Alive Museum Insa-dong - 1000 ft

Theaters

  • Sejong Centre - 2300 ft
  • Myeong-dong Nanta Theatre - 3000 ft

Business areas

  • Seoul Finance Centre - 2000 ft

Underground stations

  • Euljiro 1-ga Station - 2000 ft
  • Gwanghwamun Station - 2000 ft
  • Jongno-3ga station - 2300 ft
  • City hall station - 0 ft

Local attractions

  • Cheongwadae Sarangchae - 5100 ft
    152 Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Owl Museum - 1.1 mi
    27-21 Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Namsan Park - 1.2 mi
    100-177 Hoehyeon-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Cheonggyecheon - 1.0 mi
    Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • The Blue house - 1.1 mi
    1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Near the hotel

  • Insadong - 900 ft
    Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Ssamji-gil - 1000 ft
    Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Jongno - 1200 ft
    Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History - 1900 ft
    198 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Beautiful Tea Museum - 700 ft
    193-1, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Jogyesa Temple - 1000 ft
    45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Tapgol Park - 1400 ft
    Jongno 2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Restaurants nearby

  • Leemoon Seolleongtang - 200 ft

    Address: 88 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu
    Phone: 02-733-6526

    64% likes this, based on 46 reviews
    Cuisine: Korean
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 10

  • Art de Chef CenterMark Hotel - 400 ft

    Phone: 031-525-2173

    66% likes this, based on 37 reviews

  • Baru Gongyang - 900 ft

    Address: 5F TempleStay Bldg. 71 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu
    Phone: 02-2031-2081

    84% likes this, based on 19 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian, Korean

  • Top Cloud Grill & Cafe - 400 ft

    Address: Jongno Tower 33F, 6, Jongno 2-ga, Jongno-gu
    Phone: 02-2230-3000

    66% likes this, based on 50 reviews

  • Tea Museum Cafe - 700 ft

    Address: 193-1 Insa-dong, Jongno-gu
    Phone: 02-735-6678

    71% likes this, based on 10 reviews

Hotel information
  • Number of rooms:
    30
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Bando Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bando

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 21 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    7.4

    It is right in the center. All the touist attraction can be reached on foot. The price is very reasonable considering its location. One of the airport shuttle bus stops around 200 metres from the hotel.

    We stayed there for four nights. The breakfast was the exaxt same in each morning, which was not very good.

  • Couple
    7.0

    The location of this hotel is excellent. It is just around the corner from the metro station whilst being within easy walking distance of the main tourist sights, shopping areas and restaurants. We spent three nights in Seoul in this hotel and were able to walk to most places we wanted to see, including the N-tower. The staff were very helpful and spoke good English. The room was clean and the air conditioning unit was effective.

    The room was very small. In the room was a double bed and side cabinet contining a fridge and TV on top. There was also a bathroom off a small hallway. In addition to that there was just enough space to lay our suitcase on the floor, but there was nowhere to keep our clothes other than in the suitcase. It felt a bit cramped. However, if you intend to spend most of your time out of the room visiting sights and want somewhere clean with a central location, this hotel represents excellent value for money. If take another trip to Seoul we would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Provided good breakfast. Location was convenient. Signage was good leading us back to the motel.

    The sink and shower should not use the floor as a common drain. There should be a separate shower stall and both the sink and shower should have separate below floor drains. This is more sanitary, keeps the floor dry (safer), and improves the ability to keep the entire room less humid. I should have guessed the condition of the motel from the price, but the rather easy to use website gave me a false sense of the quality of the hotel.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    The hotel is located at the center of Seoul city, and close to subway line 1 (exit 3), only 2 minutes on foot. The receptionist are very hospitable. Generally speaking, it is good except the room is too small (double beds room is about 8 square meters), but if only for sleep, it is ok.

    It is really hard to find, when we went out from exit 3 of subway line 1, we spent almost half hour to find this hotel. If you go out from exit 3 (Subway line 1), you should turn right, and then walk for around 50 meters you arrive at the big corner, and then should turn right again, walk for 100 meters, you will see the bando motel sign, and then you should turn right again, follow this motel sign, you will find this Bando motel. Hope my information can help you.

  • Single
    8.2

    Just a few minutes walking distance to the nearest subway station and close to most of famous places. I would recommend it due to the price and the location of this motel, even though the room is very small.

  • Family with children
    3.2

    My parents came to visit me and my husband in South Korea. We booked two rooms at the Jongno Bando Motel and was very disappointed when we arrived there. Although the reception was very friendly and could speak English well, the rooms were filthy. It looked like someone vomited in the toilet. The carpet was almost black (supposed to be red) and the room was much smaller than the photos on the website lead us to believe. We were extremely unhappy with the dirty rooms and floors and asked the motel for a refund on our booking. I can however say that the bedding looked clean but unfortunately that was all that was clean. I would not recommend this motel to anyone. You can stay in much nicer places in better areas (as I would also not recommend this area) and for the same price.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    I definitely liked the place! Hard to find, but once found, it is not close to UNESCO paces and gardens, it is few hundred meters from line 1 of subway and also few hundred metrs from airport bus stop - direct bus to (and probably from) Incheon Intl Airport. Another great bonus is breakfest, including letuce, dressing, saussage, jam, cereals, milk,, juice, and coffee - good one,

    Be sure when booking the room, there is a window in the room, some rooms doesn have a single window! Rooms are in Korea generally small, and Bando is not an exception. Very hard to find, search for green poster Bando Motel in distance about 50 m at your left after 200 m walk, if you go from exit 3.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Staff was very helpful as we struggled with the computer even though they spoke limited English. No elevator but they carried our bags upstairs. Free coffee and toiletries. Lent us electrical adapter at no charge, unlike a much more expensive hotel we stayed at that charged for all of these.

    Bed was very hard, Korea style, and room quite small. It was tricky to find, down an unlikely alley but it was still fun to stay at a little old hotel. My guess is that most of their patrons are young travelers on a budget.

  • Single
    4.2

    It was unfortunate that the pictures in their ad didn't match what I actually stayed in. The bathroom was the same size as the tiny room with two very single beds in.

  • Single
    6.6

    The price was quite good for its location. It is very well located near the Insadong district (5 minutes walking distance) and very close to the Gyeongbokgung palace (about 15 minutes walk). The Changdeokgung Palace is also about a 15 minutes walk. Free wireless internet plus 24h front desk service. It has a big plasma tv with many tv channels and a desktop computer. Air conditioning, too. The patio was a nice touch, too. Near the Jongkak metro station (less than 5 minutes away). The owner was friendly, and it's nice supporting local people's efforts!

    The room itself was very small. Ok for a solo traveler maybe, who just wants to sleep, but will be uncomfortable for anything more, or for couples who plan to actually stay at the hotel for more than sleeping. The building was quite old, but not bad. Toiletries were not one-use, but bottles of shampoo etc. that had already been open. The bed (double) was too hard!

  • Single
    7.4

    I like the location where the hotel is located. Good WiFi connection. Good breakfast.Free self-service laundry

    I stayed for 3 days. No attempt for the hotel staff to come to clean my room daily unless you asked for it. The place is just few feet located behind Jongno Tower. Take exit 3 once you get out from Line 1 at Jonggak Station. On your left will be the Jongno Tower, the motel is just behind the Tower building. There is green signage there written as 'Bando Hotel'. You will find the Holly's Coffee Cafe first then the hotel. Just 300 feet from exit 3 at Jonggak Station.

  • Couple
    3.2

    the location and the free food at breakfast (although the breakfast was terrible it was still free)

    The room was extremely small, once we were in the room with both of our backpacks we couldn't walk around. The room was filthy, stains on the walls, dirty sheets bugs flying around. The room was not heated, we were freezing at night. The wifi didn't work in the room. The bed was very hard. The common areas were smelly, dirty and very outdated. I would not recommend anyone to stay here. The staff also spoke 0 english.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The room is basic as expected for this price, but everything you need is there. The room was clean and the beds were very good. Fast wifi in the room. Friendly people, speaking resonable English. Breakfast was ok. Never had a breakfast in Korea in such a low priced hotel!

How to reach hotel

hotel Bando Hotel - Seoul Seoul location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

39-5 Gongpyeong-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-160, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

Get directions
City Center
  • Seoul
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Seoul Station
    1.4 mi
  • Yeongdeungpo Station
    5.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Euljiro 1-ga Station
    2300 ft
  • Gwanghwamun Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Leemoon Seolleongtang (cuisine: Korean)
    200 ft
  • Top Cloud Grill & Cafe
    400 ft
Parks
  • Tapgol Park
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Number of rooms:
    30