LIST: Best Jjimjilbangs in Busan
These Korean spas or jjimjilbang in Busan will get you feeling relaxed.
If you’re thinking about experiencing a jjimjilbang in Busan, let me tell you that it’s a perfect idea.
A typical Korean spa has facilities for massage, sauna, hot baths, body scrubs, and sleeping. The concept is so holistic that you’ll most likely find yourself visiting more than once.
For your convenience, booking links are found below.
Top Picks for Jjimjilbang in Busan
Next to Seoul, Busan is, perhaps, the second most popular destination of choice among tourists who plan to visit Korea. Why not? Aside from being a coastal area, it’s a highly-modernized city with a nice country charm. What we like about Busan is that it makes for a perfect getaway destination for everyone, with the view of Haeundae beach that easily captivates and the fresh seafood in Jagalchi market that’s beyond compare. These are two of the reasons that actually make Busan the ‘Best Asian Destination for 2018’.
If your mind is set on going to Busan, you can make the most out of your stay by experiencing one of their Korean bathhouse or jjimjilbang. Here are the most popular picks:
1. Spa Land Centum City
Housed inside Shinsegae Centum City, or the world's largest department store, is an upscale Korean bathhouse called Spa Land Centum City. This jjimjlbang in Busan boasts of modern amenities and premium finishes that would make the eyes of any Korean spa regular go wide. It also has eighteen hot baths that are pumped with pure spring water from 1,000 meters beneath the ground. I don’t know about you, but this does sound like a place that my body would be very thankful for.
Here are more highlights of Spa Land Centum City to get you excited:
SPA LAND’S AMENITIES
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Hot springs with sodium bicarbonate (removes dead skin cells and softens skin)
Hot springs with sodium chloride (helps in blood circulation)
Finnish sauna (opens the sweat glands and speeds up metabolism)
Women-only open-air bath
Wave dream room
Body sound room
Bali room (Balinese-style hall)
Scalp and foot clinic
Common room for relaxation and TV entertainment
SPA LAND ADMISSION FEES
Adults at $15 (around ₱800 or ₩16,800)
Students at $12 (around ₱638 or ₩13,400)
Midnight rates at ₩10,000 (around ₱480 or $9)
Weekends & Holidays
Adults at $18 (around ₱956 or ₩20,100)
Students at $15 (around ₱800 or ₩16,800)
Here are some guidelines regarding Spa Land’s rates, as taken from their website:
Students from 8-13 years old (elementary age) may be given access to Spa Land in Busan provided that he or she is provided by a guardian of the same-sex.
The admission fee pays for four (4) hours usage of Spa Land Centum City. An hourly charge of ₩3,000 (around ₱143 or $2.7) applies if you exceed.
Free parking for 4 hours.
35 Centumnam-daero, U-dong, Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
Visit their website.
2. Hill Spa
Previously known as Vesta Spa, Hill Spa Busan provides scenic views of Haeundae Beach. This Korean spa offers impeccable amenities, services, and a world-class fitness center. They’re also known for their restaurant called ‘The Hilltop House’, which offers exquisite food selection including steak, pizza, and pasta. This is a magnificent R&R and dating spot for couples traveling to Busan.
HILL SPA’S AMENITIES
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Oak-flooring steam room
Spacious common rooms
On the Hill café
The Hilltop House restaurant
HILL SPA TICKET RATES (Unverified)
Sauna only: ₩6,000 (around ₱285 or $5.4)
Sauna + Jjimjilbang: ₩10,000 (around ₱487 or $9.1)
Sauna only: ₩3,000 (around ₱142.50 or $2.7)
Sauna + Jjimjilbang: ₩5,000 (around ₱243.50 or $4.55)
17-7 Dalmaji-gil 117beon-gil, Jung-dong, Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
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3. SPA 1899 (Haeundae Branch)
If you’re looking to end your day after your train commute from Seoul, sightseeing, and/or walking tours, there’s no better way than to visit a Korean spa that’s artisanal and high-class. While not exactly a jjimjilbang by definition (it’s literally just a spa for body and facial treatments), this one deserves to be on this list for its famous red ginseng treatment. Several simple and full-body treatments are available, so your tired spirit will definitely be in for a treat.
SPA 1899 BUSAN’S TREATMENTS
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Facial Focus (60 Minutes)
Body Focus (60 Minutes)
Slow-Aging A Course: Facial + Upper Body (120 Minutes)
Slow-Aging B Course: Full Body + Foot (120 Minutes)
Slow-Aging C Course: Facial + Full Body (150 Minutes)
Balancing A Course: Facial + Head (120 Minutes)
Balancing B Course: Full Body + Head (120 Minutes)
Full Care: Facial + Full Body + Foot + Head (180 Minutes)
See Book It! section below.
Daom building 6F, 277, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea (부산광역시 해운대구 해운대해변로 277 다옴빌딩 6층)
To view the inclusions of Spa 1899’s packages, click here.
4. Haeundae Spa Center
This is your no-fuss Korean spa or jjimjilbang in Busan that comes with the traditional facilities and a nice deck. Also situated around the beach area, Haeundae Spa Center has four floors dedicated to make your body comfortable and your spirits uplifted. They have a huge common area for napping, but those who don’t want to be seen asleep (or heard snoring!) will find this Korean bathhouse’s gender-segregated sleeping rooms very convenient.
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₩10,000-15,000 (around ₱476-715 or $9-13.5)
Haeundae-gu, Jung 1(il)-dong, 1372-16 -dong
5. Hursimchung Spa
Dubbed as one of Asia’s largest bathhouse (if not the largest!), Hursimchung is a Korean spa or jjimjilbang in Busan that can accommodate over 3,000 people. With its vast space, tourists will surely be in awe of this jjimjilbang. If you won’t feel uneasy showing off your body to hundreds or thousands of people (I’m teasing, they won’t mind!), then go ahead and hit Hursimchung’s baths that are infused with oriental herbs and minerals
HURSIMCHUNG TICKETS (sourced from Korea Tourism Organization)
Adults: ₩8,000 (around ₱381 or $7.2)
Students (ages 8-13): ₩6,000 (around ₱286 or $5.38)
Children (ages 1-7): ₩4,000 (around ₱190.5 or $3.6)
Weekends and Holidays
Adults: ₩10,000 (around ₱487 or $9.1)
23, Geumganggongwon-ro 20beon-gil, Dongnae-gu, Busan
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If you'd like to avail Spa 1899‘s facial or body treatments, here are the rates and inclusions:
OPTION 1: Spa 1899 Facial Focus
PRICE: ₱5,725 or $108
60-minute facial treatment
Benefits: Restores the skin’s moisture balance with the Red Ginseng Moisture line.
Includes a massage with antioxidant-rich 1899 Signature Oil for a healthy glow
OPTION 2: Spa 1899 Body Focus
PRICE: ₱5,725 or $108
60-minute body treatment
Benefits: Combines 1899 Signature Oil and acupressure massage to eliminate stress and restore peace to the mind and body (also available without oil)
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