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“Inconspicuous location” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #113 of 332 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Singapore, Singapore
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11 hotel reviews
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“Inconspicuous location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

We stayed at IB ville for 4 nights in mid-Oct 2010. We agree with all the nice things about this place mentioned by other travelers. However, we didn’t like the following:-
(a) lugging our luggage up to the 2nd floor as there is no elevator. It was harder on our last day as our luggage weighed much more than the lst day.
(b) agree that the two people in charge of this guest house are friendly. We saw them for the first day and during breakfast time on the second day (they provide free toast and coffee) but after that, they were no where to be found when we needed their help. We called them from the phone at the pantry/computer area but no one answered the call.
(c) At night, we left the window opened slightly instead of turning on the air-con. We could not sleep well as their blankets were not thick enough to keep us warm. We asked for extra blankets but we were told to turn on the heater instead.
(d) This guesthouse is rather difficult to locate as it is situated in a small road off the main road.
(e) It’s also rather inconvenient to get to the guesthouse from the airport bus drop-off point at Hotel Sejong. From here, you will need to lug your luggage towards the Myeongdong Station and get down a flight of stairs at this station and up another flight of stairs to the other side of the road. So far, we did not see any escalator or elevator in the Korean subways.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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English first
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

I was a solo traveller in Seoul and had stayed in IB Ville for 6 nights in September 2010. The facilities were new and well equiped. Internet is free!! And also, the people running this place speaks english and are friendly too. The room rates are not expensive at all. Feels comfortable and at ease! Location wise, it could'nt get any better. A short walk would lead to Myeongdong subway and of course, the hippy myeongdong shopping area. Btw, must try the sandwiches at the shop called "Isaac". It's along the way from the subway to IB Ville. Awesome.....

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

One of my friends stayed here before and had some good things to say but with the price i was paying i didnt expect much out of this. but man this was such a pleasant surpise. I must admit that i was quite impressed with this guest house. My room was not huge but was big enough for two people and everything was pretty much new so i coudlnt be more happy about it.
The only minor complain i have is that the place doesnt have a phone in the room.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 #113 of 332 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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:
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