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IB Ville Guesthouse
IB Bldg., 19-13, Namsandong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-042, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #83 of 269 Specialty lodging in Seoul
Singapore, null, Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Would not visit this place again >:(”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 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, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

stayed here for 4D3N with friends and we got the family room. compared with other hostels, rates are slightly more expensive but the location is really ideal. we went to seoul to shop and the flagship store of uniqlo is just 5-7 minutes away. i was even able to bring our shopping bags back to the hotel then met up again with friends at caffe bene to continue our shopping. there was free breakfast consisting of tea, coffee and toast (with jam and butter). there's also free wifi and a computer station for everyone's use. what i didn't like was that there was only one security key for our group and it was hard to get into the hostel after 11pm if you don't have your security key with you. also, there was no elevator and we all had at least 28kilos of luggage each and it was difficult to bring them down from the 3rd floor when we checked out. but that's a small price to pay for the convenience and the assistance we got from the hostel's staff. i'll definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: rooms on the 2nd floor, but it also depends on the type of room
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: IB Bldg., 19-13, Namsandong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-042, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 269 Specialty lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
IB Ville is a hotel-type guest house in Seoul, Korea located just few minutes away from Myeong Dong and Mt. Namsan. At IB Ville, you are never far from wherever your desire to be. This newly renovated guest house places you near a vibrant assortment of shops, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife - all within walking distance or accessible via subway. ... more   less 
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