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If you want to feel right at home while you are in Seoul even if it’s your first visit to the city, you gotta stay at Lavinia! Lavinia is located conveniently in the center of the city, literally just 2 minutes away from Anguk and 3 minutes away from Jongro–3-ga subway station. You can visit places like Insadong, Changdeok Palace, Gyeongbok Palace, Samcheongdong, Daehak street, Myeongdong, Cheonggyecheon, Namdaemun, and many more attractive tourist places all within 2~15 minutes by walk. Access from the airport is very easy and comfortable. From Incheon International airport, you can take a bus which will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes direct. After get off the bus, walk 5 minutes to reach the Lavinia. Also, you can use subway. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes(transfer twice), and walk 2~3 minutes. From Gimpo airport, it takes about 45 minutes by bus without transfer, and 50 minutes by subway(transfer twice). If you mail us at (email hidden), we will send you a detailed information on how to get to us. Lavinia is the perfect place for your stay in Seoul if you're interested in discovering the city that others have never experienced.
Even though we are centered around in a dynamic yet traditional Korean style neighborhood, the rooms that we provide are all very quiet and cozy. All of our rooms comes with a private shower room with toilet, cable-TV, table and chairs, clean towels, shower-gel, shampoo, hair dryer, refrigerator, air-conditioner, heated floors, clothing hanger, private locker, free high-speed WiFi. We also have washers and dryers, PCs for Internet, and breakfast is included for free. We are located in the 5th and 6th floor of a brand new building with an elevator, and each floor provides a separate party room where you can have a cup of coffee and chat with friends came from all around the world. English-speaking staff members will always be there to help you out 24 hours a day... well... almost 24 hours a day. We will make sure that your stay in Seoul become comfortable and pleasant with 100% brand new facilities.
Come and stay with us!
Where to visit
Gyeongbokgung Palace: 10 mins by walk
Changdeokgung Palace: 2 mins by walk
Cheonggyecheon: 5 mins by walk
City Hall Square: 15 mins by walk
and more ....
Insadong: 2 mins by walk
Traditional ceramics, books, and souvenir shops
Samcheongdong and Bukchon: 10 mins by walk
Galleries, souvenir shops, restaurants
Experience a traditional Korean village
Dongdaemun Market: 25 mins by walk / 8 mins by public transportation
Specializing in wholesale clothing sales
Located more than 20 shopping malls
Namdaemun Market: 25 mins by walk / 8 mins by public transportation
Shopping any kinds
existed more than 600 years
400,000 people visit the market every day
Myeongdong: 25 mins by walk / 8 mins by public transportation
With hundreds of shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities
Estimated more than one million people are going through this area daily
and many more...
Of course, you can reach to the bus stop and the subway station 2 mins by walk and they will take you anywhere you want.
My wife and I stayed at Lavinia 8 days.
Staff: Grade A+
Very welcoming and always willing to help. Vicky and her staff were always there and went above and beyond each time. They are very attentive to their patrons and do everything they can to make sure your stay is as comfortable as can be. On our last day we were looking for help getting to the airport via shuttle bus. Vicky not only called the bus lines but actually walked 15 min by herself to confirm where the actual bus stop was. We ended up using a taxi just because it was easier but this kind of service blew me away. (Thank you so much for that Vicky)
Room: Grade: A
Very clean and as advertised. Tight quarters but this is a hostel. Roomy enough for two people to navigate. Had all necessary items at disposal. Toast and coffee served at breakfast time with electric stove top, microwave, and coffee machine for personal use.
Neighborhood: Grade A+
Excellent location. Almost in the middle of everywhere you would want to go. Right next to Insa-dong alley and other tourists cites. Subway entries close to location. Easy to get to any place via subway. There is an excellent craft beer and pizza parlor nearby – Brew 3.15 along with other eateries. Multiple convenience stores nearby with a 24hr location.
Overall we had a great experience. Would definitely recommend future patrons looking for a stay in Seoul.
This is a fantastic place to stay. Sharon was very accommodating. She provided fantastic instructions for finding her hostel from the subway station and agreed to meet us at midnight for check in because of a flight delay. The room was small but cozy and the location was right by the "antique strip", an area filled with Korean antiques, hand made items, and delicious street vendor food. Also, being right next to the subway makes it easy to get anywhere quickly!
I've stayed at Lavinia several times and I'm always satisfied with their rooms. First off, the room is always clean and complete with the necessary amenities. You can also control the heating and temperature which is a huge plus. The area is quiet and since the kitchen is in another area, smells don't seep into the room. The blankets are always clean and I appreciate that they use good mattresses. I highly recommend this guesthouse to tourists and visitors to the area.
Excellent stay. I thank Sharon a lot for her quick replies and assistance in finding me a room just a few hours before my arrival to Seoul :)
My overall experience with Lovely Lavinia was GREAT! The room was very clean and very spacious. My girlfriend was very impressed with the accommodations and we both are looking forward to our return trip. Its a great little escape in you are an english teaching couple and need a few nights away. Nestled in the heart of Seoul and lots to do and take part in within the area. Markets and much more! We were very impressed by all the cultural events available in the area, we found a very posh community with art galleries and museums that were perfect for out lifestyle. Sharon was great to work with, simple and easy. Looking forward to returning!!!
The flat was exactly as promised and as reviewed. It's very close to the Anguk metro line. We were only in Seoul for 3 days, so promixity to the sites was important. The breakfast was great. The directions from the subway line were good, though we were confused when it said "turn down the alley"...because it's more like a small street. The breakfast cereal was fine and there's a few small food shops nearby. Also the Insadong is a 5-minute walk.
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About the Host, Viky
I am Viky, manager of Lavinia.
Here I introduce you the most comfortable, convenient and clean place with affordable price you‘ve ever experienced during the trip.
Lavinia is located conveniently in the center of the city, so you can visit all the sites in Seoul in a few minutes.
Make the great memory at Lavinia.
I am always here to wait for you~^^