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 Mar. 30, 2018):

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

Hotels that provide tax refund service are as below
Hotel Region Area
Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe Seoul Gangnam-gu
ibis Styles Ambassador Gangnam Seoul Gangnam-gu
GLAD Gangnam COEX Center Seoul Gangnam-gu
GLAD LIVE Seoul Gangnam-gu
Hotel Cappuccino Seoul Gangnam-gu
Novotel Ambassader Seoul Gangnam Seoul Gangnam-gu
L7 Gangnam Seoul Gangnam-gu
Shilla Stay Yeoksam Seoul Gangnam-gu
Hotel Sunshine Seoul Gangnam-gu
Mayfield Hotel & Resort Seoul Gangseo-gu
Golden Seoul Hotel Seoul Gangseo-gu
Lotte City Hotel Gimpo Airport Seoul Gangseo-gu
Hankang Hotel Seoul Gwangjin-gu
Lotte City Hotel Guro Seoul Guro-gu
Shilla Stay Guro Seoul Guro-gu
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Doksan Seoul Geumcheon-gu
Marigold Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu
GLAD Mapo Seoul Mapo-gu
Best Western Premier Seoul Garden Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu
Lotte City Hotel Mapo Seoul Mapo-gu
L7 Hongdae Seoul Mapo-gu
Amanti Hotel Seoul Seoul Mapo-gu
Nine Brick Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu
Shilla Stay Seodaemun Seoul Seodaemun-gu
Shilla Stay Seocho Seoul Seocho-gu
SIGNIEL SEOUL Seoul Songpa-gu
Lotte Hotel World Seoul Songpa-gu
International Hotel Khan Seoul Yeongdeungpo-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
ibis Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Seoul Jung-gu
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeong-dong Seoul Jung-gu
Metro Hotel Seoul Jung-gu
Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro Seoul Jung-gu
Staz Hotel Myeongdong Ⅰ Seoul Jung-gu
Staz Hotel Myeongdong Ⅱ Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Manu Seoul Jung-gu
ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong Seoul Jung-gu
Grand Ambassador Seoul Seoul Jung-gu
Acube Hotel Dongdaemun Seoul Jung-gu
ibis Ambassador Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
L7 Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
Savoy Hotel Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Prince Seoul Seoul Jung-gu
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences Seoul Jung-gu
New Seoul Hotel Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Skypark Dongdaemun Ⅰ Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Skypark Central Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong Ⅱ Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong Ⅲ Seoul Jung-gu
Club Inner Hotel & Resort Gyeonggi-do Gapyeong-gun
Hotel Diana Gyeonggi-do Gwangmyeong-si
Rest Hotel Gyeonggi-do Gimpo-si
Polaris Hotel Gyeonggi-do Bucheon-si
MILITOPIA HOTEL Gyeonggi-do Seongnam-si
Hotel Gallery Gyeonggi-do Seongnam-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
Urban Boutique Hotel Gyeonggi-do Anyang-si
Hotel SIENNA Gyeonggi-do Paju-si
Golden Hill Hotel Gyeonggi-do Paju-si
ELGA Hotel Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong-si
Shilla Stay Dongtan Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong-si
Benikea The H Hotel Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong-si
Best Western Premier Incheon Airport Hotel Incheon Jung-gu
Le IDEA Hotel Busan Nam-gu
Gwangjang Tourist Hotel Busan Dong-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Station Ⅰ Busan Dong-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Seomyeon Busan Busanjin-gu
Busan Business Hotel Busan Busanjin-gu
Lotte Hotel Busan Busan Busanjin-gu
ibis Ambassador Busan City Center 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
Novotel Ambassador Busan Busan Haeundae-gu
ibis Budget Ambassador Busan Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu
Haeundae Grand Hotel Busan Haeundae-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Haeundae Ⅱ Busan Haeundae-gu
Benikea Marianne Haeundae Hotel Busan Haeundae-gu
ibis Busan Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu
The Grand Hotel Daegu Daegu Suseong-gu
Hotel Inter-burgo Daegu Daegu Suseong-gu
Ramada Plaza Gwangju Gwangju Seo-gu
Lotte City Hotel Daejeon Daejeon Yuseong-gu
Staz Hotel Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Lotte Hotel Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Lotte City Hotel Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Shilla Stay Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Hotel Inter-Burgo Wonju Gangwon-do Wonju-si
Shilla Stay Cheonan Chungcheongnam-do Cheonan-si
Benikea Swiss Rosen Hotel Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongju-si
Changwon Hotel Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si
Pullman Ambassador Changwon Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si
Hotel International Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si
Sacheon Tourist Hotel Gyeongsangnam-do Sacheon-si
Park Sunshine Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Jeju Aerospace Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Lotte Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Benikea Jungmun Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
The Suites Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Health Resort The We Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Jeju Oriental Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Robero Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Leo Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Skypark Jeju Ⅰ Jeju-do Jeju-si
Ramada Plaza Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Jeju Pacific Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Maison Glad Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Grabel Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Lotte City Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Shilla Stay Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Shalom Jeju-do Jeju-si

This page was last updated on July 2, 2018, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.