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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

On the up side:
- excellent location: 3 mins from Jongkak metro station, 15 mins walk from Myeongdong, 20 mins walk to the palace
- free Wifi: very strong and stable signal
- free breakfast: just toast, hard-boiled eggs, salad green and juice (sausages sometimes). Not spectacular, but you just don't expect it because of its frugal room rate
- free distilled water and coffee all day
- friendly and helpful front desk staff: they don't speak much English, but we communicated in Mandarin just fine.
- heated floor, clean room
- flat-screen TV and Korean cable in all rooms (the TV is ridiculously big in the tiny room)
- free amenities: not just shampoo and body wash, but also hair spray, moisturizer, hair gel etc
- Dirt cheap, given the location at the heart of the city

On the down side:
- Rooms extremely dated and extremely small: We traveled as a family and had one twin and one double room. Surprisingly, the twin room was marginally bigger...
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Insadong
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Bando Hotel

Address: 39-5 Gongpyeong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Hotel Class:2 star — Bando Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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