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). 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.
Sharon is very prompt at replying my queries. Lavinia is located in a close proximity of many places of interests, which is a walking distance away. Lavinia can be located easily as according to the map provided! The room is well-equipped and toiletries are provided. I had a good 5 night stay in this single room on the fourth floor. There is lift in the building so don't worry about your luggage. I would certainly stay there if I were to visit Seoul again. Thank you for the providing such a nice comfy accommodation~^^
It is a lovely room within walking distance to the old Seoul town, but also close to the city center with a lot of bars and clubs.
I liked it better here than at the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel. The room has more personality that a regular 5* hotel.
P.S.: The floor heating in the room is specific to the old Seoul style
The guesthouse was fairly easy to find and very conveniently located. The room was very clean, comfortable and affordable. It was also quiet when bedtime came around. A good option when weekending in Seoul.
I really enjoy stay Lavinia,clean,quiet, uncluttered, and comfortable room .The first day when I check in was too early but I got the key before 1 o'clock ,I am very (email hidden)vinia more like stay Private Apartment ,The surrounding area is really peaceful, and getting into the city centre from there is very convenient.only a 5 minute walk to subway (email hidden)e day I leaving they even help me call a taxi with regret and a promise to Seoul that I will return and stay Lavinia for sure!
I much appreciated the 3 days of my stay in Seoul at Lavinia. The room, while small, was sufficient for my needs. It was clean and quiet, and the staff was very helpful in giving directions to venues using the metro and airport bus. I hope to stay at Lavinia again in a future visit.
I love the hostel. One of the best hostel that I stayed in Seoul. It is located near Anguk Station Exit 4. The English instructions are not very clear, so you're better off following the below.
The banana backpackers are on the same building with Lavinia.
The airport bus will stop you in near exit 6 at the police station but walk towards the gas station. Once you are at the police station, look across and you'll see a police booth. The police booth is actually blocking exit 4 sign.
From there onwards, just followed the map. It will not take you more than 10 minutes to get there.
The room and bathroom was spacious and clean. Got a double bed room instead of the single room I booked, and got the room right at the front of the entrance where the elevator was. I asked if there were any other rooms because I read about the sound proofing issue, but there were no more rooms. I kind of wondered what happened to the single room I confirmed upon booking. Vicky, who is Sharon's sister, met me at the lobby and throughout my 3 night stay she was kind and helpful. Sometimes Vicky's mom was there instead, she was nice too, but spoke little English. I am used to sleeping on firm beds, but this bed was pretty hard, not too comfortable, but got used to it. The soundproofing is very poor, so people don't have to be loud for you to hear them in general. The location is very central and close to all major attractions. The closest airport bus stop is actually Changdeok Palace Stop on Bus 6011, the one after Anguk Subway. TThe bus ride is about 1 hour, and it's pretty convenient, just like the location. The building has an elevator and is in the same building as Banana Backpackers. There are lots of affordable mom and pop restaurants closeby as well as more expensive ones in Insadong which is within walking distance. Overall a fine place, but because of the bed and sound issue, I might try another hostel in this area next time.
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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~^^