Bando - Seoul

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

Car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Cafe

Laundry
Elevador

Lift

Wheelchair access

No wheelchair access

Overview

The 2-star Bando Hotel is situated in the heart of Seoul. The hotel in Seoul attracts guests with its European architecture.

Bando Hotel is located within 10 minutes' walk from the center of Seoul.

A market and stores are situated next to the hotel.

The hotel lies close to Gwanghwamun underground station. There is Gimpo airport at a 20 km distance.

Rooms

Bando Hotel features 30 guestrooms with climate control, Wi-Fi, a safe, television and a personal computer. Guests will enjoy a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes provided in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant entices with dishes of local cuisine. Coffee and tea are offered in the café bar. Guests can dine at the café Leemoon Seolleongtang located 50 meters away.

Services

Aside from a free car park, a luggage storage and a lift, guests can make use of 24-hour front desk, laundry and porter service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Lift
  • Mobile phone network

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe

Policies

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Bando - Seoul Seoul location
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Hotel Address:

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

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City Centre
  • Seoul
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Gimpo (GMP)
    10.3 mi
  • Seoul (SEL)
    10.7 mi
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)
    100 ft
  • Top Cloud Grill & Cafe
    300 ft
Parks
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream
    1200 ft
  • Tapgol Park
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Number of rooms:
    30

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Seoul City Tour2300 ft

Popular areas

  • Ssamzi-gil1000 ft
  • Tapgol Park1000 ft
  • Chongga Kimchi World1700 ft
  • City Center2300 ft
  • Seoul Plaza2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Cheonggyecheon1000 ft
  • Gwanghwamun Square2000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Lotte Duty Free Shop2300 ft
  • Noon Square2700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Jogyesa Temple1000 ft
  • Pagoda Park1000 ft
  • Gwanghwamun Gate2300 ft
  • Myeongdong Cathedral3000 ft

Museums

  • Alive Museum Insa-dong700 ft

Theaters

  • Sejong Centre2300 ft
  • Myeong-dong Nanta Theatre2700 ft
  • Myeongdong Theatre2700 ft

Business areas

  • Seoul Finance Centre2000 ft

Underground stations

  • Euljiro 1-ga Station2000 ft
  • Gwanghwamun Station2000 ft
  • Jongno-3ga station2300 ft
  • City Hall Station2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Jungbu Market5200 ft
    Ojang-dong, Jung-gu
  • The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)1.0 mi
    1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu
  • Owl Museum1.1 mi
    27-21 Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu
  • Cheongwadae Sarangchae5200 ft
    152 Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu
  • Namsangol Hanok Village1.0 mi
    28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu

Near the hotel

  • Insadong1100 ft
    Insa-dong, Jongno-gu
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream1200 ft
    Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Ssamji-gil1000 ft
    Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu
  • Jongno1100 ft
    Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Beautiful Tea Museum700 ft
    193-1, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu
  • Museum Kimchikan900 ft
    35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu 4~6F, Insadong Maru Building
  • Jogyesa Temple1000 ft
    45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu

Restaurants nearby

  • Leemoon Seolleongtang100 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 Hotel500 ft

    Phone: 031-525-2173

    66% likes this, based on 37 reviews

  • Tteokssam Sidae800 ft

    Address: 44-1 Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu
    Phone: 02-737-3692

    74% likes this, based on 8 reviews
    Cuisine: Korean

  • Top Cloud Grill & Cafe300 ft

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

    66% likes this, based on 50 reviews

  • Tea Museum Cafe700 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 - Seoul Seoul location
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Centre
  • Seoul
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Gimpo (GMP)
    10.3 mi
  • Seoul (SEL)
    10.7 mi
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)
    100 ft
  • Top Cloud Grill & Cafe
    300 ft
Parks
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream
    1200 ft
  • Tapgol Park
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Number of rooms:
    30