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 boyfriend and I stayed here over a weekend, and we were happy with the accommodations. The room was very clean, and exactly like the pictures. It felt more like staying in a small, nice motel than in a hostel, which was great! They provided towels, a blow drier, cereal or toast for breakfast, and also umbrellas for a rainy day.
It's also located very conveniently just a short walk from two major subway stations, but also on a back-street, so there's very little traffic noise.
I'd definitely recommend staying here, and hopefully we can stay again the next time we're in Seoul!
We have stayed here twice and will come back again! The rooms are always very clean and cozy. Location is fantastic and the price is reasonable. See you next time we are in the area!
We had stayed here on our first and second day in Seoul. The location was superb as it's located within the famous tourist spots area and easily accessible. The room for double was great and clean. Basic amenities were available except the towels for shower were small. I would definitely stay here again if I were to revisit this place!
Superb location. Nearby many attractions, eating areas, convenient stores, metro stations (anguk and jongno 3) - all walking distance. Jongno 3 is an interchange station so it is very convenient to move around. Room is very clean, good wifi connection, satellite TV, hair dyer and the small refrigerator in each room is nice to have. The description indicates it provides towel, but they are small towels. So bring your big towel. The sound proof is very light, we just need to get use to it. Vicky is always there to answer your inquiries, willing to help and make our stay comfortable.
We would definitely recommend the place!
Clean and nice room,very close to subway!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Lavinia for 3 nights. This place is easy to get to by bus no.6011 from ICN airport as well as by metro. It is near Anguk station and Jongno-3-ga station. Just a few mins walking.
Our room was #605. It is more spacious than I expected. It was tidy and clean. Wifi, Tv, fridge, hair dryer, AC, water heater are provided except electric kettle. Only two things I was not satisfied: Curtain is not installed in room and noise from outside can be heard clearly (I guess it was from other guests check out in the morning) as I am very sensitive to light and noise. But all in all we were happy with room #605.
We met one of the owners Vicky and the cleaner auntie. Both of them were friendly, very helpful and polite. They made us feel comfortable at all time. Thank you very much :D
My boyfriend and I had a pleasant stay in Lavinia and highly recommend the hostel for the following reasons:
1) excellent service - Vicky was our host at the time of the stay. She helped us a lot by providing tips on how to go about our tour.
2) newly renovated and clean rooms - the rooms are exactly how they appear in pictures. The floor is heated; the bed is comfortable; the toilet is also new and clean. While the room is small (just enough for two), the balcony provides an extra space for luggage and the like.
3) accessibility -Lavinia is near the Anguk and Jongno-Samga stations; the hostel has good proximity to the palaces, hanok village, and insadong, all of which may be reached by 15-min walk from. There are also several coffee shops, convenience stores, and restaurants nearby.
4) breakfast - Lavinia offers coffee, fruits, milk, and cereals every morning (8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.).
Our stay at Lavinia was very pleasant. The room was very clean and well maintained.
We had a slight issue with the lavatory sink drain pipes not draining well, Sharon looked after it right away. Sharon is very friendly and helpful!
Lavinia is usually very quiet, but people walking or chatting in the hallway could bother you a little late night due to little sound proofing.
Lavinia guesthouse was perfect for our trip to Seoul. The location was great. The room was extremely clean. Sharon and Vicki were more than happy to help us with any questions. Free breakfast was unexpected and nice. Overall, great experience and I would recommend it to anyone. We liked it so much we stayed an extra night.
The place was clean. Great location. Sharon was really friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
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