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 January 4, 2019):

* This page was last updated on January 4, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.

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
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
JK Blossom Hotel Seoul Gangseo-gu
Travelodge Dongdaemun Seoul Seoul Dongdaemun-gu
Lotte City Hotel 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
Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae Seoul Mapo-gu
SIGNIEL SEOUL Seoul Songpa-gu
Lotte Hotel World Seoul Songpa-gu
Delight Hotel 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
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
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
Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun No2 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
Koryo 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
CS Premier Hotel Gyeonggi-do Anyang-si
Hotel Square by Savills Gyeonggi-do Ansan-si
Hotel SIENNA Gyeonggi-do Paju-si
Golden Hill Hotel Gyeonggi-do Paju-si
ELGA Hotel Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong-si
Best Western Premier Incheon Airport Hotel Incheon Jung-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
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
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 Ambassador 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
Benikea Technovalley Hotel Daejeon Yuseong-gu
Staz Hotel Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Lotte Hotel Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Lotte City Hotel Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Hotel Inter-Burgo Wonju Gangwon-do Wonju-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 Leo Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Skypark Jeju Ⅰ 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
Hotel Shalom Jeju-do Jeju-si
Staz Hotel Jeju Robero Jeju-do Jeju-si

This page was last updated on January 14, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.