LIST: Best Jjimjilbangs in Seoul

LIST: Best Jjimjilbangs in Seoul

Visit any of the following Korean spas in Seoul to get pampered.

The Rundown

  • If you’re looking to visit a jjimjilbang, check out the recommendations we have here.

  • Some of the common services you will find include Korean massage and Korean body scrubs. (Not to mention, good food!)

  • For your convenience, booking links are found below.

To know what a Korean spa is and the basic steps to enjoy your visit, also read: How Not To Be Awkward Inside a Jjimjilbang or Korean Spa

Top Picks for Jjimjilbang in Seoul

The criteria we used for selection are the spa's quality of services and amenities, convenience, and popularity among tourists.
 

1. Dragon Hill Spa & Resort

Image credit:  Dragon Hill Spa

Image credit: Dragon Hill Spa

Tourists recommend Dragon Hill Spa because it makes for a great urban escape. It’s known for its calming nature-themed design and complete rejuvenation packages: the two most important elements for a superior relaxing experience.

AMENITIES

Image credit: Dragon Hill Spa

  • Healing Zone, which houses Traditional Charcoal, Pinewood, and Natural Nephrite Jade saunas, among others.

  • Gender-exclusive Red Clay saunas

  • Saltwater, Korean Ginseng, and Herbal Tonic baths

  • Outdoor baths and foot baths

  • Sitz bath

  • Invigoration bath for males

  • Royal Orchid Spa, which offers skin and body treatments

  • Salon

  • Fitness club with spaces for yoga and Zumba

  • Sleeping rooms

  • Restaurant

  • Snack bar

  • Sky Garden (roofdeck)

  • Singing room or noraebang

  • Arcade room

  • Children’s playground

  • Movie room

  • PC room

Image credit: Dragon Hill Spa

RATES

  • Day rates (5am-8pm)

    • Adults at ₩12,000 (around ₱585 or $11)

    • Children at ₩6,000 (around ₱292.5 or $5.5)

  • Night rates (8pm-5am)

    • Adults at ₩15,000 (around ₱730 or $13.7)

    • Children at ₩6,000 (around ₱292.5 or $5.5)

  • Weekends & Holidays (5am-8pm)

    • Adults at ₩14,000 (around ₱680 or $12.8)

    • Children at ₩6,000 (around ₱292.5 or $5.5)

LOCATION

Image credit: Dragon Hill Spa


40-712, Hangangno 3-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

MORE INFORMATION

Website | Facebook


2. The Spa in Garden 5

Upscale facilities await you at The Spa in Garden 5. The establishment boasts of its premium Roman-style interior, which is a feature almost unique to this jjimjilbang in Seoul.  It's also located on the tenth floor of the Garden 5 shopping mall, which will give you a scenic and sweeping view of the surroundings. After some shopping and munching, make sure to head your way up to The Spa in Garden 5 for an ultimate relaxing experience.

AMENITIES

Image credit: Spa in Garden5 (Unofficial Facebook Page) 

  • Boolgama Zone, which houses the following:

    • Traditional Pine Tree Sauna for detoxification. Said to be anti-inflammatory, anti-bacteria, and anti-cancer.

    • Hinoki Room to improve chronic fatigue, metabolism, and skin health

    • Ice Room also to improve fatigue and skin health

    • Light Salt Room to strengthen body immunity and lowers toxicity. Said to help reduce body fat.

    • Atopy Treatment for anti-aging effects.

    • Far Infrared Radiation Cave Room to soothes muscles. Said to prevent skin disease.

  • Oxygen Green Bathing room

  • Sitz bath

  • Wave Cold bath for muscle relaxation

  • Sleeping areas

  • Scrubbing rooms

  • Barbershop

  • Heavenly Garden Atrium

  • Sky Lounge

  • Theatre

  • Restaurant

  • Canteen

  • Book Café

  • Sports Massage

  • Nail Art room

  • PC room

RATES

  • Day rates (5am-8pm)

    • [BATH] Adults at ₩8,000 (around ₱390 or $7.3)

    • [BATH] Children aged 8-13 at ₩6,000 (around ₱292 or $5.5)

    • [BATH] Children aged 8-13 at ₩4,000 (around ₱195 or $3.65)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Adults at ₩10,000 (around ₱487 or $9.1)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children aged 8-13 at ₩8,000 (around ₱390 or $7.3)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children aged 8-13 at ₩6,000 (around ₱292 or $5.5)

  • Night rates (8pm-5am)

    • [BATH] Adults at ₩10,000 (around ₱487 or $9.1)

    • [BATH] Children aged 8-13 at ₩8,000 (around ₱390 or $7.3)

    • [BATH] Children aged 8-13 at ₩6,000 (around ₱292 or $5.5)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Adults at ₩12,000 (around ₱585 or $11)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children aged 8-13 at ₩10,000 (around ₱487 or $9.1)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children aged 8-13 at ₩8,000 (around ₱390 or $7.3)

  • Weekend & Holiday rates (Saturday, 5am- Monday, 5am)

    • [BATH] Adults at ₩10,000 (around ₱487 or $9.1)

    • [BATH] Children aged 8-13 at ₩8,000 (around ₱390 or $7.3)

    • [BATH] Children aged 8-13 at ₩6,000 (around ₱292 or $5.5)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Adults at ₩12,000 (around ₱585 or $11)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children aged 8-13 at ₩10,000 (around ₱487 or $9.1)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children aged 8-13 at ₩8,000 (around ₱390 or $7.3)

LOCATION

Image credit: The Spa in Garden 5

10, Chungmin-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea 138-962

MORE INFORMATION

Website | Facebook
 

3. SeaLaLa Water Park

Image credit: SeaLaLa

SeaLaLa offers new and modern jjimjilbang facilities that would certainly delight all types of travelers: solo, couples, or groups of friends. But its concept goes beyond a Korean Spa; SeaLala is also an indoor water park where families can enjoy themed waves and water-based activities!

AMENITIES

Image Credit: SeaLaLa

  • Huge pools with themed waves and slides

  • Child’s Rafting Experience

  • ‘Sweetheart’ pool for couples

  • Fomentation rooms, which include:

    • Far Infrared Room to help reduce body weight, headaches, back pains, arthritis, hypertension, and liver diseases.

    • Chinese Charcoal Herbal Room to improve sleep, blood circulation, and stress.

    • Ice Room to cool tired muscles and stimulate skin cells.

  • Hot and Cold Water Baths

  • Event Bath

  • Wet and Dry Saunas

  • Fitness Center

  • Cyrpt room for sleeping

  • Body Massagers

  • Baby Playroom

  • Water Park Restaurant that serves hot meals!

  • Food Zone

  • DVD room

  • Arcade

Image Credit: SeaLaLa

RATES

  • Day rates (5am-8pm)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Adults at ₩8,000 (around ₱390 or $7.3)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children at ₩7,000 (around ₱340 or $6.4)

  • Night rates (8pm-5am)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Adults at ₩10,000 (around ₱487 or $9.1)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children at ₩9,000 (around ₱438 or $8.2)

  • Water Park rates (valid from June 1-July 19)

    • [ALL-DAY PASS] Adults at $40 (around ₱2,135)

    • [ALL-DAY PASS] Children at ₩34,000 (around ₱1,653 or $31)

    • [AFTERNOON PASS FOR 3pm-7pm] Adults at $26 (around ₱1,388)

    • [AFTERNOON PASS FOR 3pm-7pm] Children at $21 (around ₱1,120)

  • For those visiting the jjimjilbang, you will be charged ₩2,000 (around ₱98 or $1.8) for the stomach cloth (towel).

  • Standard usage time is 12 hours. Should you wish to extend, there will be an additional charge of ₩1,000 per hour (around ₱49 or $0.9).

ADDRESS

Image credit: SeaLaLa

164 Mullae-ro Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul (B2)

MORE INFORMATION

Website | Facebook
 

4. Siloam Spa

Your traditional jjimjilbang that's conveniently located near Seoul Station. The sauna utilizes natural underground Germanium water for its hot baths. No-frills sauna rooms and sleeping rooms are also in store for you on your visit!

AMENITIES

  • Hot baths

  • Sauna rooms

  • Ice room

  • Sleeping rooms

  • Cafeteria

  • Arcade

  • Gym

  • Table tennis

  • Singing room or noraebang

RATES

  • Day rates (5am-8pm)

    • [BATH] Adults at ₩9,000 (around ₱438 or $8.2)

    • [BATH] Children at ₩7,000(around ₱340 or $6.4)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Adults at ₩11,000 (around ₱536 or $10)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children at ₩8,000 (around ₱340 or $6.4)

  • Night rates (8pm-5am)

    • [BATH] Adults at ₩12,000 (around ₱585 or $11)

    • [BATH] Children at ₩9,000 (around ₱438 or $8.2)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Adults at ₩17,000 (around ₱828 or $15.5)

    • [BATH + JJIMJILBANG] Children at ₩11,000 (around ₱536 or $10)

LOCATION

49, Jungnim-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea

MORE INFORMATION

Website | Facebook
 

5. Itaewon Land Spa & Bathhouse

What's unique about Itaewon Land is that its water is the best aquifer water in Korea. The quality of its H20 was even verified by the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources. In terms of overall vibe and facilities, Itaewon Land is a jjimjilbang with an intricate traditional charm that travelers seeking a local experience will surely like.

AMENITIES

Image Credit: Spa Itaewon Land (Unofficial Facebook Page)

  • Red Clay room

  • Salt room

  • Flat Stone room

  • Traditional Pinewood sauna

  • Korean-style Steam room infused with Salt Steam

  • Natural Soil Steam room

  • Ice room sauna

  • Fitness Centre

  • Massage rooms

  • TV room

  • PC room

  • Cafeteria

RATES (sourced from Klook)

  • General Admission: ₱665 or $12.5, if not discounted

LOCATION

732-20 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

MORE INFORMATION

Website | Facebook (links not found)


BOOK IT!

If you'd like to buy your admission passes ahead of your trip and get online-exclusive discounts, here are the booking links:

OPTION 1: Dragon Hill Spa

  • Day rate: ₩11,500 (around ₱555 or $10.4)

  • Night/Weekend/Holiday rate: ₩14,200 (around ₱688 or $10.4)

  • Inclusive of the following:

    • Sweatclothes and towels

    • Entry ticket to outdoor swimming pool

    • All sauna and bathing facilities

    • Sleeping room

    • Hair dryer and pillow

  • Not Inclusive Of:

    • Additional services such as facials, massages, body scrubs

    • Amusement facilities and snacks

    • Toiletries and bedding

    • Phone charging and power banks

OPTION 2: SeaLaLa Free Admission upon purchase of Discover Seoul Pass

  • If you're looking to visit various palaces, museums, and attractions in Seoul, purchase the Discover Seoul Pass! This pass gives you automatic admission to SeaLaLa Water Park, which is perfect after your tiring adventure!

  • All Discover Seoul Passes function as your T-Money card so you also don't have to buy one.

  • The pass gives you free admission to over 35 attractions + discounted admission to 30 more!

  • To learn more about Discover Seoul Pass, read our guide here.

  • Available in the following variants: 24, 48, and 72 hours. Starts at ₱1,940 or $37, if not discounted.

If you don't have a Klook account yet, you can get a discount if you sign up and make a booking using my referral link. Click the button below to create an account!

TIPS!

  • Korean spas offer decent sleeping rooms that budget or overnight travelers may opt to take advantage of. Out of the five jjmjilbang options listed, tourists usually pick Siloam Spa or Itaewon Land.

  • To know more how you can save with a T-Money transportation card, read: T-Money Your Way In Korea.


Runners-up

You might also want to check out the following Korean spas in Seoul:

Riverside Spa Land

Salt room. Image credit: Riverside Spa Land

Offers a wide array of fomentation rooms, including Salt room, Charcoal Fireplace, and Oxygen room. Also offers massages, ping-pong court, PC room, and a restaurant.

Address: 45, Gwangjin-gu, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
 

Traditional Korean Bathhouse in Insadong

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Value-for-money spa and overnight accommodation! Online rates start at  ₱481 or $9, if not discounted. You may find more information and make your booking below.

Address: 65-1 Unni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Spa Lei

A Korean spa that serves female clientele only. Amenities include a room full of heated stones that help contour the body, hot tubs, nail spa, and an outdoor cafe.

Address: 5, Gangnam-daero 107-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
 

Gold Spa

Image credit:  Gold Spa

Image credit: Gold Spa

Decent and well-equipped Korean spa.  Offers the unique Golden Pyramid Experience Room as well as a fitness center, sports massage center, and tanning facilities.

Address: 143, Saimdang-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul


Happy Day Spa

A no-frills jjimjilbang that's strategically located in Hongdae or near Hongik University. Perfect if you're simply looking to have a place to crash in after a night of partying or a day of shopping. 

Address: 112 Yanghwa-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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