Complete Guide to Korean Spas (Jjimjjilbang) | 2023

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Have you ever heard of a Korean spa, or Jjimjjilbang (찜찔방)? Many Koreans go to the spa to enjoy hot saunas, massages, and food, especially during the cold winter months. You can go with family, friends, or a significant other. It's a place for everyone! Here's a list of some of our favorite Jjimjjilbangs in Seoul!

1. Dongdaemun SPAREX

Address: 247 Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

05:00 - 20:00
12,000 KRW
20:00 - 05:0015,000 KRW


Dongdaemun SPAREX is located in the Good Morning City building and is very popular as it is located at a very convenient location. It is located in the bustling Dongdaemun shopping district of Seoul.

SPAREX is a place where traditional Korean sauna culture is combined with modern design elements. Here, you can enjoy both the Korean sauna experience and traditional Korean house-style accommodations.

You can also try Sikhye, which is sweet and refreshing, served in a slushy form with rice grains still intact.

Sparex Dongdaemun | Korean Jjimjilbang(Sauna) in Dongdaemun

2. Supsok Hanbang Land

Address: 75-7 Bongwonsa-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

 Adult (13+) 15,000 KRW
 14,000 KRW

This place is located near Sinchon and is a popular spot among Koreans, often featured in numerous TV programs.

Indeed, enjoying winter treats in a unique way at Supsok Hanbang Land makes the experience truly unforgettable. You can savor perennial favorites like sikhye (a sweet rice drink) and roasted eggs, while also grilling samgyeopsal (pork belly), sweet potatoes, and tteok (rice cakes) over charcoal.

Supsok Hanbang Land | Korean Dry Sauna 

3. Golden Sauna

Address: 27 Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Golden Sauna Price
Admission Ticket20,000 KRW
19,000 KRW
Admission Ticket + Body Scrub Package80,000 KRW
78,000 KRW

A 24-hour jjimjilbang (Korean bathhouse) located in Myeongdong! You can experience services like exfoliation and a high-temperature sauna (mugwort steam sauna). Since it's a women-only jjimjilbang, it's an attractive option for female travelers visiting Korea alone, as they can use it with peace of mind!

Golden Sauna | Myeongdong

4. Hongdae 24-Hour Bulgama Sauna

Address: 1 Sinchon-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul B2

05:30 - 20:00
11,000 KRW
20:00 - 05:3014,000 KRW

This is a 24-hour jjimjilbang (Korean bathhouse) located in Hongdae. Its convenient location near the lively Hongdae district makes it easily accessible.

There is a quantum healing room available, which can enhance overall immune system function by promoting blood circulation, improving cold sensitivity, and aiding detoxification. This facility is unique to the Hongdae 24-hour sauna, so for those who are curious, we highly recommend trying it out.

Hongdae 24-Hour Bulgama Sauna

5. Immune Gongbang

Address: 2 B2, 20-gil, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Admission20,000 KRW
17,000 KRW
Immunge Gongbang Set
(Admission + Immunity Juice + 2 Eggs + Supplemental Drink)
27,000 KRW
24,000 KRW

Located in Myeongdong, Immune Gongbang is different from other jjimjilbangs as it uses wave stones to help expel toxins from the body along with sweat. It's a healthy jjimjilbang that is effective for weight loss and boosts immunity.

Unlike typical jjimjilbangs, it has private shower rooms, making it comfortable for those who are not accustomed to communal bathhouses. The facility is spacious and clean overall, providing a pleasant environment for you to enjoy your day.

Immune Gongbang in Myeongdong

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