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.
Quite nice and clean hotel. Good location near Anguk station. Self-help hotel. Viky is so nice that help purchase the power adapter for me.
Vicky greet us on the first day and provided us with a lot of assistance knowing that I'm travelling with a 6 month old baby. Her staff has also been very helpful and providing us information on certain tourist spots. I strongly recommend this place as it is really convenient to walk or travel to tourist areas. Thanks a lot for being a great host and hope to see you guys again!! ^-^
So glad I was able to find this place at such short notice. Lavinia is clean, cozy, and conveniently located in a cultural neighborhood with Gwanghwamun just minutes away. My room looked exactly like the photos, there was free wifi, and they were able to lend an adapter. I would definitely book a room here again if I ever come back to Korea!
Very good location, you can go there easily directly from the airport by the bus. Basic room with basic facilities. Room very clean with little but functional bathroom, flat TV and little fridge. It seems more a little hotel than a bad and breakfast. Very good choice for a cheap stay in Seul in a good area next to the historical places of the city.
Fantastic location and comfortable private room and bath with A/C, very important in the summer! You can walk to Insadong market and enjoy the street food and Korean crafts. The front desk is very helpful, great English skills, and can help you book things like a DMZ tour, which will pick you up at the hotel. It is a little bit of a walk to the subway, but still very convenient, and there is a direct airport bus station nearby as well.
We had a great stay at the hostel. The host (Vicky) went out of her way to make our stay in Seoul a pleasant one.
instructions to the hostel was clear and precise. we found our way easily after alighting at the bus stop after catching an 6011 airport bus express.
Merits of the hostel
- short walk to Anguk Station
- short walk to the two palaces and Bukchon shops / walking trail
- short walk to Insadong (must visit but cutsy shops, arts stuff, restaurants )
- short walk (200m) to the bus pick up if you are going for Nami island Tour
- Short walk to Jongno 3 MTR station as well if you wanna walk along cheonggyecheon stream (very relaxing stroll and place)
- You can walk all the way along cheonggyecheon stream to Dongdaemun and fashion market
- Vicky and Sharon are very accomodating and helpful host, I almost felt bad bombarding them with my neverending questions
- Room is clean , well equipped (but bring your own bath towels- the ones provided are more of a face towel size back in my home)
- Wifi is readily available
- Many nice korean BBQ all around the hostel but with a short walk. (explore Insadong side and Near JongNo 3 Stn side to experience the locals eating experience)
Would definitely come back to Lavinia if I'm back in Seoul.
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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~^^