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IB Ville Guesthouse
Ranked #233 of 623 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Reviewed 30 October 2012

Greeted by friendly Ahjummas (Auntie) working at the guests house...The toilet is spacious and very clean...for a big group, i will like to recommend the family room with kitchen...When coming from the airport i suggest you take the bus and alight at sejong hotel then you can either take a cab to ib ville or walk.. if coming by cab do ask the cab driver to go by namsan park for convenience...the location is very good as it is located just minutes from the famous shopping district,Myeondong...you can even walk to namdaemun from there... there is also convenience store located near by( ABC Mart)... overall the stay there is very comfortable and enjoyable definitely recommend this place to others going to seoul...

Room Tip: For muslim families its best to take the room with kitchen, you can buy a "golden pot" (li...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights in Dec. The room is small, basic but clean. There's no closet. We were a bit worried about the "no lif" situation but were lucky to get the ground floor room. The location of the guesthouse was a huge factor when we make our booking as it is only a few minutes walk to the Myeong-Dong train station (up hill walk though). Plus it is in the heart of the shopping district.
The breakfast is basic, just toast with butter/jam and instant coffee or tea. Wifi is free.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

I stayed with them 2 times. First time in Dec 2010 and service was good and they are accommodating, we can genuinely feel the owner's passion for the business. Second time was in Aug 2011 and was managed by a younger lad, you can see a drastic change in management style, they are more profit driven do not care much about making guest comfortable or be flexible to accommodate changes. The email exchange was rude and many times demand that you reply them by xxx or the room will be released, and mind you they only give you few hours to respond...In 2011 we make a side trip to Seoraksan and request to have one day lapse that we will return on last day to continue the stay but was rudely turned down that we have to secure the room for the night when we were away and that they do not entertain one night booking for our last night...and we have in total 4 rooms...

To be honest their location is so good that I decided to forgo all the negative service and to try booking with them again for Dec 2012 trip. Well this is the last straw because they return my email that they do not accept less than 5 consecutive night booking and mine was 4 nights and I am their old customer, see how inflexible they are.

That's it, I am not going to stay with them anymore! This is my personal view.

Room Tip: Other guesthouse near to IB Ville with good location are Namsan Guesthouse, Myeongdong Guest house a...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

When my daughter booked this guesthouse, I was quite worried because of some negative reviews I read. The operative word here is "guesthouse", not a full service hotel. Everything is D I Y, you have to carry you own luggage, you have to make you own breakfast ( coffee,tea, and bread + butter & jam ), you have to clean your own room, you have to take your garbage to garbage bin, you have to bring your used towels ( tiny towels!!) down to the reception area and change for fresh ones. On a positive note, it's walking distance to N Seoul Tower & Insandong, near Myeongdong shopping streets, near metro station & bus stop, near many convenience stores & eateries. It also provides iron for ironing your clothes in the room, washing machine + detergent (no dryer) for free, so that's a plus if you're staying for more than a couple of days. So, if you're okay with this self-service concept, this is not a bad place to stay, in fact I would say it is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

The ahjuma is very approachable! location wise is very near to myengdong and namsam tower cable car! but there's an uphill slope with lots of cars. do be careful and cautious with the traffic! lots of eateries and convenience stores there. recommended for youngers and not elderly.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Ib ville has been very nice to me and my friends, they most likely assist our trips and give advices to us. they also took care of me and my friends. very friendly ! -Harris Santoso Kwan

Nice place , best service , and place feels home !!!! - Kevin

I love this place because they very kind and also friendly , and also they tried their best to help me while i am sick...This place also really close to myeongdong station so its easy to go anywhere..thats makes me stay at here..and i would like to recommend everyone to stay at this place if you go to korea.!!!

p.s: I really love the ahjumma and noona here !
-Richar (I will go to KOREA again and will stay here again)!!!!.....

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

I stayed here for 7 nights from end of Aug to early Sep - & we didn't have anything to complain about. Location was excellent since it was just minutes away from Namsan tower, Myeongdong & subway station. We were also in very close proximity with cafe, restaurants and convenience stores so everything was in our reach & central.

When we first arrived, rooms were clean and the AC was working perfectly. We were allowed to change towels everyday (self-service) but we had to throw our own rubbish (which was OK). Breakfast was OK - bread with butter & jam, tea/coffee. It was self-sufficient & considered better than most hostels/guesthouses I've been in my life. Also, hot/cold water was available for free near the reception so that was pretty awesome - all the hostels I've been in Europe don't have anything like this.

Overall a pretty awesome stay. The only downside I would say is that the hostel is located along a hill so you would need to trek upwards to reach it. (good exercise for the young but inconvenient for the old) there are also no elevators within this guesthouse so do bring light suitcases if you choose to stay here because it will require quite a bit of work to lug it up if you stay in the upper floors.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about IB Ville Guesthouse

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 #233 of 623 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Price Range: £39 - £87 (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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