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 April 3, 2019):

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

Hotels that provide tax refund service are as below
Hotel Region Area
GLAD Gangnam COEX Center Seoul Gangnam-gu
GLAD LIVE Seoul Gangnam-gu
Novotel Ambassader Seoul Gangnam Seoul Gangnam-gu
Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe Seoul Gangnam-gu
ibis Styles Ambassador Gangnam Seoul Gangnam-gu
L7 Gangnam Seoul Gangnam-gu
Hotel Cappuccino Seoul Gangnam-gu
Hotel Sunshine Seoul Gangnam-gu
Golden Seoul Hotel Seoul Gangseo-gu
Mayfield Hotel & Resort Seoul Gangseo-gu
Lotte City Hotel Gimpo Airport Seoul Gangseo-gu
Lotte City Hotel Guro Seoul Guro-gu
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Doksan Seoul Geumcheon-gu
Travelodge Dongdaemun Seoul Seoul Dongdaemun-gu
GLAD Mapo Seoul Mapo-gu
Nine Brick Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu
Marigold Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu
Best Western Premier Seoul Garden Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu
Amanti Hotel Seoul Seoul Mapo-gu
L7 Hongdae Seoul Mapo-gu
Lotte City Hotel Mapo Seoul Mapo-gu
Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae Seoul Mapo-gu
Delight Hotel Seoul Songpa-gu
SIGNIEL SEOUL Seoul Songpa-gu
Lotte Hotel World Seoul Songpa-gu
GLAD Hotel Yeouido Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu
Yoido Hotel Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan Seoul Yongsan-gu
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan Seoul Yongsan-gu
Mayplace Hotel Seoul Jongno-gu
Benikea Premier Hotel Dongdaemun Seoul Jongno-gu
Hotel Atrium Jongno Seoul Jongno-gu
Grand Ambassador Seoul Seoul Jung-gu
Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro Seoul Jung-gu
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences Seoul Jung-gu
Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
Lotte Hotel Seoul Seoul Jung-gu
Metro Hotel Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Prince Seoul Seoul Jung-gu
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeong-dong Seoul Jung-gu
Staz Hotel Myeongdong Ⅰ Seoul Jung-gu
Staz Hotel Myeongdong Ⅱ Seoul Jung-gu
Acube Hotel Dongdaemun Seoul Jung-gu
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun No2 Seoul Jung-gu
L7 Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Manu Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Skypark Dongdaemun Ⅰ Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong Ⅱ Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong Ⅲ Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Skypark Central Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
Gwangjang Tourist Hotel Busan Dong-gu
Asti Hotel Busan Busan Dong-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Station Ⅰ Busan Dong-gu
Lotte Hotel Busan Busan Busanjin-gu
Busan Business Hotel Busan Busanjin-gu
ibis Ambassador Busan City Center Busan Busanjin-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Seomyeon Busan Busanjin-gu
Hotel tt Busan Busanjin-gu
Gwangan Hound Hotel Busan Suyeong-gu
Homers Hotel Busan Suyeong-gu
Stanford Inn Busan Busan Jung-gu
Tower Hill Hotel Busan Jung-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Station Ⅱ Busan Jung-gu
Benikea Marianne Haeundae Hotel Busan Haeundae-gu
ibis Budget Ambassador Busan Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu
ibis Ambassador Busan Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Haeundae Ⅱ Busan Haeundae-gu
Haeundae Grand Hotel Busan Haeundae-gu
The Grand Hotel Daegu Daegu Suseong-gu
Hotel Inter-burgo Daegu Daegu Suseong-gu
Best Western Premier Incheon Airport Hotel Incheon Jung-gu
Hotel Seattle (Incheon Airport) Incheon Jung-gu
Ramada Plaza Gwangju Gwangju Seo-gu
Benikea Technovalley Hotel Daejeon Yuseong-gu
Lotte City Hotel Daejeon Daejeon Yuseong-gu
Lotte Hotel Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Staz Hotel Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Lotte City Hotel Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Hotel Diana Gyeonggi-do Gwangmyeong-si
Rest Hotel Gyeonggi-do Gimpo-si
Koryo Hotel Gyeonggi-do Bucheon-si
Militopia Hotel Gyeonggi-do Seongnam-si
Hotel Gallery Gyeonggi-do Seongnam-si
MS Hotel Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si
Novotel Ambassador Suwon Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si
Landmark Hotel Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si
Ramada Plaza Suwon Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si
ibis Ambassador Suwon Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si
Hotel Square by Savills Gyeonggi-do Ansan-si
CS Premier Hotel Gyeonggi-do Anyang-si
Urban Boutique Hotel Gyeonggi-do Anyang-si
Golden Hill Hotel Gyeonggi-do Paju-si
Hotel SIENNA Gyeonggi-do Paju-si
ELGA Hotel Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong-si
Hotel Inter-Burgo Wonju Gangwon-do Wonju-si
Sacheon Tourist Hotel Gyeongsangnam-do Sacheon-si
Grand Mercure Ambassador Changwon Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si
Hotel International Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si
Health Resort The We Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Benikea Jungmun Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
The Suites Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Jeju Aerospace Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Park Sunshine Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Lotte Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Grabel Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Lotte City Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Maison Glad Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Staz Hotel Jeju Robero  Jeju-do Jeju-si
Jeju Oriental Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Jeju Pacific Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Leo Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Skypark Jeju Ⅰ Jeju-do Jeju-si

This page was last updated on April 3, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.