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
Hankang Hotel Seoul Gwangjin-gu
Hotel Sunshine Seoul Gangnam-gu
GLAD Gangnam COEX Center Seoul Gangnam-gu
GLAD LIVE Seoul Gangnam-gu
Handpicked Hotel & Collections  Seoul Dongjak-gu
THE-K Hotel Seoul Seoul Seocho-gu
GLAD Hotel Yeouido Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu
ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong Seoul Jongno-gu
Benikea Premier Hotel Dongdaemun Seoul Jongno-gu
Staz Hotel Myeongdong Ⅰ Seoul Jung-gu
Staz Hotel Myeongdong Ⅱ Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Shinshin Seoul Jung-gu
Acube Hotel Dongdaemun Seoul Jung-gu
ibis Budget Ambassador Dongdaemun Seoul Jung-gu
ibis Ambassador Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong Seoul Jung-gu
Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Prince Seoul Seoul Jung-gu
Hotel Manu Seoul Jung-gu
Namsan City Hotel Seoul Jung-gu
Shilla Stay Yeoksam Seoul Gangnam-gu
Hotel Cappuccino Seoul Gangnam-gu
Mayfield Hotel & Resort Seoul Gangseo-gu
SR Hotel Seoul Gangseo-gu
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Doksan Seoul Geumcheon-gu
Shilla Stay Guro Seoul Dongjak-gu
Hotel Karashy Seoul Dongjak-gu
Nine Brick Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu
Marigold Hotel Seoul Mapo-gu
Shilla Stay Mapo Seoul Mapo-gu
Amanti Hotel Seoul Seoul Mapo-gu
Shilla Stay Seodaemun Seoul Seodaemun-gu
Shilla Stay Seocho Seoul Seocho-gu
Yoido Hotel Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan Seoul Yongsan-gu
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan Seoul Yongsan-gu
Seoul YMCA Tourist Hotel Seoul Jongno-gu
Grand Ambassador Seoul  Seoul Jung-gu
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeong-dong Seoul Jung-gu
ibis Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun 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
The Shilla Seoul Seoul Jung-gu
Polaris Hotel Gyeonggi-do Bucheon-si
Hotel Gallery Gyeonggi-do Seongnam-si
Urban Boutique Hotel Gyeonggi-do Anyang-si
ELGA Hotel Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong-si
MILITOPIA HOTEL Gyeonggi-do Seongnam-si
Ramada Plaza Suwon Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si
Landmark Hotel Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si
Benikea Suwon Hotel Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si
Hotel SIENNA Gyeonggi-do Paju-si
Shilla Stay Dongtan Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong-si
Hotel Inter-Burgo Wonju Gangwon-do Wonju-si
Novotel Ambassador Daegu Daegu Jung-gu
Hotel Inter-Burgo Daegu Daegu Suseong-gu
Hotel ADRIA Daejeon Yuseong-gu
Benikea Swiss Rosen Hotel Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongju-si
Best Western Pohang Hotel Gyeongsangbuk-do Pohang-si
ART Nouveau Hotel Gyeongsangnam-do Geoje-si
Changwon Hotel  Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si
Hotel Dangjin Chungcheongnam-do Dangjin-si
Shilla Stay Cheonan Chungcheongnam-do Cheonan-si
Jin Song Tourist Hotel Jeollanam-do Jangheung-gun
Toyoko Inn Busan StationⅠ Busan Dong-gu
Gwangjang Tourist Hotel Busan Dong-gu
Gwangan Hound Hotel Busan Suyeong-gu
Castle Beach Hotel Busan Suyeong-gu
Homers Hotel Busan Suyeong-gu
Tower Hill Hotel Busan Jung-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Station Ⅱ Busan Jung-gu
Hotel Aventree Busan Busan Jung-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Seomyeon Busan Jin-gu
Busan Business Hotel Busan Jin-gu
Novotel Ambassador Busan Busan Haeundae-gu
Toyoko Inn Busan Haeundae Ⅱ Busan Haeundae-gu
Haeundae Grand Hotel Busan Haeundae-gu
Park Sunshine Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Benikea Jungmun Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Jeju Aerospace Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Health Resort The We Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
The Suites Hotel Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Hotel Hana Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
The Baume Couture Boutique Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Iwell Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Jeju Pacific Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Maison Glad Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Leo Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Robero  Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Shalom Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Haema Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
The Shilla Jeju Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
Shilla Stay Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Hotel Skypark Jeju Ⅰ Jeju-do Jeju-si
ibis Ambassador Busan City Center Busan Busanjin-gu
Benikea Marianne Haeundae Hotel Busan Haeundae-gu
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Busan Busan Busanjin-gu
ibis Budget Ambassador Busan Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu
ibis Busan Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu
Shilla Stay Haeundae Busan Haeundae-gu
Pullman Ambassador Changwon Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si
Hotel International Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon-si
Shilla Stay Ulsan Ulsan Nam-gu
Jeju Palace Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Jeju Hawaii Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Ramada Plaza Jeju Jeju-do Jeju-si
Jeju Oriental Hotel Jeju-do Jeju-si
Aria Hotel Jeju-do Seogwipo-si
The Grand Hotel Daegu Daegu Suseong-gu
Hotel Prado Gwangju Nam-gu
ibis Ambassador Suwon Gyeonggi-do Suwon-si
ibis Styles Ambassador Gangnam Seoul Gangnam-gu

This page was last updated on February 14, 2018, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.