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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ib Ville Hotel Seoul