Hotel Tax Refund

Hotel Tax Refund Policy for Foreigners

Hotel tax refund is applicable to international tourists who stay in certified hotels within Korea for less than 30 days. In order to receive the tax refund, eligible recipients should be scheduled to leave Korea within 3 months from their check-out date.

Hotel Tax Refund Process

  • 1.Upon check-in: Receive Hotel Tax Refund Guide and Hotel Tax Refund Checklist.
  • 2.Upon check-out: Eligible recipients must submit their Hotel Tax Refund Checklist to the hotel and receive a Hotel Tax Refund Form.

Tax Refund Locations

Tax refund is available at the hotel or at Tax Refund Centers found within the city, including those located inside airports or seaports. Tax refund availability may vary by Tax Refund Center or hotel. For details, make an inquiry at the hotel.

Hotel Tax Refund Eligibility

  • 1.Visitors of non-Korean nationality who do not hold a resident or a work related visa and whose duration of stay is less than 6 months.
  • 2.The hotel tax refund covers breakfast included in the initial cost of stay, but does not cover any other separate charges made to the room.
  • 3.Payments must be made directly to the hotel to be eligible for a tax refund.
    * Tax refund is available even if the booking was made through a hotel booking website or a travel agency as long as the tax refund recipient paid for the accommodation directly to the hotel.

Certified hotels offering tax refund service (as of Feb. 14, 2018):

* Certified hotels below are subject to change; verify with the hotel if tax refund service is available upon booking.

otels that provide tax refund service are as below
Hotel Region Area Contact no.
Hankang Hotel Seoul Gwangjin-gu +82-2-453-5131
Hotel Sunshine Seoul Gangnam-gu +82-2-548-8222
GLAD Gangnam COEX Center Seoul Gangnam-gu +82-2-6474-5350
GLAD LIVE Seoul Gangnam-gu +82-2-6177-5070
Handpicked Hotel & Collections  Seoul Dongjak-gu +82-2-2229-5499
THE-K Hotel Seoul Seoul Seocho-gu +82-2-571-8100
GLAD Hotel Yeouido Seoul Yeongdeungpo +82-2-6222-5000
ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong Seoul Jongno-gu +82-2-6730-1101
Benikea Premier Hotel Dongdaemun Seoul Jongno-gu +82-2-2231-8723
Staz Hotel Myeongdong Ⅰ Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-2020-4033
Staz Hotel Myeongdong Ⅱ Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-2020-4033
Hotel Shinshin Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-2139-1000
Acube Hotel Dongdaemun Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-2264-2888
Hotel The Designers Dongdaemun Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-2271-3501
ibis Budget Ambassador Dongdaemun Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-2079-8806
ibis Ambassador Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-6361-8013
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-6020-8814
Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-6240-5102
Hotel Prince Seoul Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-752-7111
Hotel Manu Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-757-2263
Namsan City Hotel Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-772-8721
Shilla Stay Yeoksam Seoul Gangnam-gu +82-2-2230-0368
Hotel Cappuccino Seoul Gangnam-gu +82-2-2038-9606
Mayfield Hotel & Resort Seoul Gangseo-gu +82-2-2660-9131
SR Hotel Seoul Gangseo-gu +82-2-2038-8000
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Doksan Seoul Geumcheon-gu +82-2-3282-6415
Shilla Stay Guro Seoul Dongjak-gu +82-2-2230-0368
Hotel Karashy Seoul Dongjak-gu +82-2-588-2000
Nine Brick Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu +82-2-3141-8800
Marigold Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu +82-2-322-3578
Shilla Stay Mapo Seoul Mapo-gu +82-2-2230-0368
Amanti Hotel Seoul Seoul Mapo-gu +82-2.334.3111
Shilla Stay Seodaemun Seoul Seodaemun-gu +82-2-2230-0368
Shilla Stay Seocho Seoul Seocho-gu +82-2-2230-0368
Yoido Hotel Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu +82-2-3775-2766
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan Seoul Yongsan-gu +82-2-2223-7582
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan Seoul Yongsan-gu +82-2-2223-7582
Seoul YMCA Tourist Hotel Seoul Jongno-gu +82-2-734-6884
Grand Ambassador Seoul  Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-2270-3247
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeong-dong Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-773-5553
ibis Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-2160-8801
Hotel Skypark Dongdaemun Ⅰ Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-6900-9333
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong Ⅰ Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-6900-9333
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong Ⅱ Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-6900-9333
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong Ⅲ Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-6900-9333
The Shilla Seoul Seoul Jung-gu +82-2-2230-5524
Benikea JD Hotel Gyeonggi-do Namyangju-si +82-31-571-2266
Polaris Hotel Gyeonggi-do Bucheon-si +82-32-323-1570
Hotel Gallery Gyeonggi-do Seongnam-si +82-31-702-8200
Novotel Ambassador Suwon Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si +82-31-547-6600
Urban Boutique Hotel Gyeonggi-do Anyang-si +82-31-421-0000
ELGA Hotel Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong-si +82-31-366-3319
MILITOPIA HOTEL Gyeonggi-do Seongnam-si +82-31-727-9300
Ramada Plaza Suwon Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si +82-2-230-0001
Landmark Hotel Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si +82-31-202-3773
Benikea Suwon Hotel Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si +82-31-236-7112
Hotel SIENNA Gyeonggi-do Paju-si +82-31-943-7260
Shilla Stay Dongtan Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong-si +82-31-8036-9000
Hotel Inter-Burgo Wonju Gangwon-do Wonju-si +82-33-769-8114
Novotel Ambassador Daegu Daegu Jung-gu +82-53-664-1101
Hotel Inter-Burgo Daegu Daegu Suseong-gu +82-53-602-7114
Hotel ADRIA Daejeon Yuseong-gu +82-42-828-3636
Benikea Swiss Rosen Hotel Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongju-si +82-54-748-4848
Best Western Pohang Hotel Gyeongsangbuk-do Pohang-si +82-54-230-7000
ART Nouveau Hotel Gyeongsangnam-do Geoje-si +82-55-731-1234
Changwon Hotel  Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si +82-55-283-5551
Hotel Dangjin Chungcheongnam-do Dangjin-si +82-41-356-5757
Shilla Stay Cheonan Chungcheongnam-do Cheonan-si +82-2-2230-0368
Jin Song Tourist Hotel Jeollanam-do Jangheung-gun +82-61-864-7775
Toyoko Inn Busan StationⅠ Busan Dong-gu +82-51-466-1045
Gwangjang Tourist Hotel Busan Dong-gu +82-51-464-3141
Gwangan Hound Hotel Busan Suyeong-gu +82-51-755-0072
Castle Beach Hotel Busan Suyeong-gu +82-51-757-2500
Homers Hotel Busan Suyeong-gu +82-51-750-8000
Tower Hill Hotel Busan Jung-gu +82-51-250-6000
Toyoko Inn Busan Station Ⅱ Busan Jung-gu +82-51-442-1045
Hotel Aventree Busan Busan Jung-gu +82-51-260-5001
Toyoko Inn Busan Seomyeon Busan Jin-gu +82-51-638-1045
Busan Business Hotel Busan Jin-gu +82-51-8080-2000
Novotel Ambassador Busan Busan Haeundae-gu +82-51-741-1234
Toyoko Inn Busan Haeundae Ⅱ Busan Haeundae-gu +82-51-741-1045
Haeundae Grand Hotel Busan Haeundae-gu +82-51-740-0268
Park Sunshine Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si +82-64-166-1000
Benikea Jungmun Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si +82-64-802-8888
Jeju Aerospace Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si +82-64-798-5500
Health Resort The We Jeju-do Seogwipo-si +82-64-730-1200
The Suites Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si +82-64-738-3800
Hotel Hana Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si +82-64-738-7001
The Baume Couture Boutique Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-798-8112
Iwell Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-743-7791
Jeju Pacific Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-758-2500
Maison Glad Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-747-5000
Hotel Leo Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-754-7081
Hotel Robero  Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-757-7111
Hotel Shalom Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-720-7700
Haema Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-786-6000
The Shilla Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si +82-2-2230-5524
Shilla Stay Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-2-2230-0368
Hotel Skypark Jeju Ⅰ Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-2-6900-9333
ibis Ambassador Busan City Center Busan Busanjin-gu +82-51-930-1160
Benikea Marianne Haeundae Hotel Busan Haeundae-gu +82-51-746-7055
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Busan Busan Busanjin-gu +82-2-773-5553
ibis Budget Ambassador Busan Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu +82-51-901-1100
ibis Busan Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu +82-51-630-1100
Shilla Stay Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu +82-2-2230-0368
Pullman Ambassador Changwon Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si +82-55-600-0700
Hotel International Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si +82-55-281-1001
Shilla Stay Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu +82-2-2230-0368
Jeju Palace Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-753-8811
Jeju Hawaii Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-742-0061
Ramada Plaza Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-729-8282
Jeju Oriental Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si +82-64-752-8222
Aria Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si +82-64-738-8981
The Grand Hotel Daegu Daegu Suseong-gu +82-53-742-0001
Hotel Prado Gwangju Nam-gu +82-62-654-2255