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IB Ville Guesthouse
Ranked #234 of 553 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
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“Awesome country and wonderful guest hse”
Reviewed 17 January 2013

This is my second time that stayed in IB..We stayed 5nights for my annual break and was impressed with the wonderful service .

The location is one of the reason why I repeated to stay coz we can reach to Myeong Dong in 10mins! !!

Room is spacious with free wifi access ,there are also two public computer which is free to provide for guest .

Also the staff was excellent, especially Ray ,who was always ready to help. We spent our time with him and he took us to lotte market and explored around !thanks so much ,ray!Ajuma really nice too, she always put her smile on face.

I really enjoyed my stay and will return again ' see u guys soon !

  • Stayed January 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Stayed for 4 nights from Oct 28 to Nov 1 on the ground floor. Clean room and toilet. There is even a pole and hangers to hang your clothes in the room. There's a slight slope up to the guesthouse but it's not much of a problem. There are convenient stores and the famous two two chicken along the way. The subway is about 3mins walk away and across the main road, you'll find the buzzling Myeongdong shopping district, so this guesthouse is in a convenient location for shopping.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

My friend and I stayed in a Double room during Nov 23 - 26.

The room was clean and has everything you need for a hostel life.
But the best part is the bathroom, it's very clean and came with a big bathtub!

This hostel is located on a hill so it's might be a problem if you don't like walking.
But other than that, I love everything about IB Ville and would definitely stay there again :-)

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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singapore
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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Malaysia
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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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Property: 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 #234 of 553 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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