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IB Ville Guesthouse
Ranked #216 of 618 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Reviewed 18 June 2012

We stayed for 5 nights at Ib Ville guesthouse in June 2012. We booked 3 rooms. The pics posted in their official website and the actual rooms were totally different. It looks much older and the layout were totally different.
Nevertheless, the rooms are generally spacious. The family room comes with a tiny kitchen area. Breakfast is self-service and comes with white bread and jam/butter. There is no breakfast area to mingle and you need to eat inside your room.
Not recommended for families with elderly as there is no lift in this guesthouse and you need to climb up and down the stairs quite alot (for taking the bread during breakfast, for changing of used towels and every time you need to head to the nearby 7-eleven).
Overall, an average guesthouse in a superb location. This guesthouse is within 5 minutes walk to the Myeong Dong shopping district and its a short walk from the subway station-Myeong Dong.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

I would say the only commendable part of IB ville would be the Wifi. (which even this went wonky on our 2nd night there)

Ray wasn't very friendly towards us, and seeing us 4 girls, travelling with middle sized luggages, still gave us the 3rd level rooms. and no offer to help us to carry our luggage at all.

Breakfast provided is kinda terrible, and what's worse is that we had to stand in the middle of the corridor to eat our breakfast, while being afraid of disturbing the other people who were staying in the rooms next to the corridor.

Lastly, it has a security system but this creates alot of problem for us as all of us has to travel together. There is only one security card (which we must use to enter after 11pm because the staff would have disappeared) and one set of keys.

Our room was not very clean when we first checked in, and they DO NOT provide room service unless you stay more than 3 nights. Everything else is also chargeable and though that's fine by us, the way that they phrase their notices are very hostile. don't feel welcomed at all in this guesthouse.

I guess if you're looking for a no-frills place, this would be it. but location wise, i don't think it's the best either. Though near Myeongdong station, it is still a distance away from the exit (and uphill)

i would recommend Hongdae's Ann's Guesthouse instead. Pay a little bit more but you get a super awesome place!! and location rocks too.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

IB Ville is just <10mins from Myengdong subway exit 2 or 3. Follow a little slope uphill but rest assured there is no stairs. The room that I stayed in is a little small but sufficient. Toilet is clean. There is no sound barriers in the walls and you could hear if there is people walking/talking at the corridor - but it is still ok. This compound is not the shopping side so noise is not as much. There is no lifts so if you are staying on level 2 or 3, you would need to carry your luggage up/down. If possible, ask for rooms on level 1. (As general guide, try to use multiple small luggage as there is minimal lifts in Seoul.)

Very near to N Seoul Tower as you are already half the journey uphill. For shopping, you just need to walk back to the subway and come out of exit 6,7,8.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

Just minutes of walking distance to Myeongdong as well as the cable car to N tower. IB Ville is simply too convenient for us, as our main purpose was to shop till we drop.

We spent 3nights here, except the exhausting fan in our bathroom was broken and got woken up by people outside dragging their luggages one morning. Me and my galfriend reckon that this guesthouse is great value for money. The room was a decent size, equiped with a small fridge and bathroom. They also provdied free wifi and connectiong was quite good. Beware as for some guesthouses you have to SHARE bathroom...

Most staff speaks english as well as chinese. Towels and toilet paper is self served, if you wish to have your room clean you will need to inform their staff. The room was very clean when we first arrived and we do not see the necessity to have room service for that only 3nights. If you can try seperate your garbage into recycle and none recycle items... As I was leaving, I saw a staff busy going through the bags of garbage we throw out, I feel sorry for her and if I knew I would have seperate them.

On our very last day, it was pouring outside and was impossible for us to carry all those luggages (2pcs per head) all the way down to subway and up. We have decided to get taxi, yet the distance was too short and we cant get a taxi due to the rain. At the end, they asked one of the staff who owns a car to drop us off at the airport bus station. We were so grateful and relieved, managed to arrive the airport well in time.

IB Ville is great value for money! Me and my girlfriend enjoyed our stay here and we hope you will too ^^

Room Tip: If you plan to buy a lot, try choose the second floor, coz there are no elevators so you will need t...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

IB Ville is located in Myeongdong area, which is very convenience. The room is clean and very comfortable. We stayed for 4 nights and found nothing to complaint about. For those who plan to stay in Seoul , look nowhere else !

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank nyu2n
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We satyed in IB Ville for 6 nights during our visit in Seoul in June 2011. We stayed at Family room (apartment style). The unit came with Kitchen facility and washing machine, which were very convenient for a family travelling with young kids.

The unit was very clean and spacious. It came with 2 double beds, writing table, dining table, sofa as well as TV and fridge, just like a home away from home.

The location was also very convenient, within walking distance from Myeongdong station.

We enjoyed our stay at IB Ville very much.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

I've been to Seoul many times to visit family, but on my recent trip, I wanted to experience Seoul as a tourist.

We stayed at a 3 person room and we were very surprised how roomy it was especially for the price. Our room was clean with modern amenities (that wasn't tacky).

The best thing about the location is that it is on a cute street with number of cute coffee shops along the way. This made for great mornings. Also, it was nice to be so close to both Myeong dong and Nam dae mun (basically the reason for my Seoul trip!).

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Pietrapiana
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Address: 47, Toegye-ro 20-gil, Jung-gu | IB Bldg., Seoul 04629, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #216 of 618 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Price Range: £41 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — IB Ville Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
IB Ville is located just few minutes away from Myeong Dong and Mt. Namsan. Location is everything for a visitor to the beautiful city of Seoul and when you stay at IB Ville, you are never far from wherever your desire to be. IB Ville places you near a vibrant assortment of shops, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife - all within walking distance or accessible via subway. Our rooms, lounge, and accommodations are all handsomely appointed with comfortable furnishings blended with modern conveniences. Plus a friendly staff is available to assist you. ... more   less 
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