LIST: Best Jjimjilbang in Seoul

LIST: Best Jjimjilbang in Seoul

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  • Looking to visit a jjimjilbang in Seoul? We’ve listed a couple of recommendations with customer reviews below.

  • Some of the amenities that you will find in a typical Korean spa are hot tubs, sauna, and body scrub areas. (Not to mention, snack bars!)

  • If you’re planning to go to Myeongdong, you can also consider booking this jjimjilbang.

Also read: How Not To Be Awkward Inside a Jjimjilbang or Korean Spa

Top Picks for Jjimjilbang in Seoul

Thinking of visiting a Korean spa in Seoul? Good idea! Not only will you take part in the jjimjilbang culture that’s big among locals, you’ll also get to experience a one-of-a-kind activity that will give you the R&R you deserve. Below are some of our recommended places:

1. Dragon Hill Spa & Resort

Image credit:  Dragon Hill Spa

Image credit: Dragon Hill Spa

Many tourists recommend Dragon Hill Spa because it makes for a great urban escape. It’s known for its nature-themed design and complete rejuvenation packages, which are the two most important factors for a superior relaxing experience.

DRAGON HILL SPA AMENITIES

Image credit: Dragon Hill Spa

Inside Dragon Hill Spa, you’ll find an area called the Healing Zone, which houses saunas of different types, including traditional charcoal, pinewood, and natural nephrite jade. They also have gender-exclusive red clay saunas, Korean ginseng baths, saltwater baths, and foot baths, which are said to have physical restoration effects.

Other amenities in Dragon Hill Spa in Seoul include: invigoration bath for males, Royal Orchid Spa for skin and body treatments, hair 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, and PC room. (No wonder Koreans love their Korean bathhouses and jjimjilbang!)

Here are some more photos from Dragon Hill Spa’s Facebook page:

DRAGON HILL SPA: REVIEWS & RATES

DRAGON HILL SPA

  • Day rates (5am-8pm) for Dragon Hill Spa

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

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

  • Night rates (8pm-5am) for Dragon Hill Spa

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

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

  • Weekends & Holidays (5am-8pm) Ticket Prices for Dragon Hill Spa

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

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

Note that these are the walk-in admission prices or ticket rates, but if you book online, you may score a discount:

Here are some customer reviews we’ve found from Dragon Hill Spa’s booking page:

‘I was so tired and dying for massage. ..It was my first experience of Korean spa. It was a short stay, so I didn't try the pools and steams. Place was neat and tidy. Foot massage is the best I ever had! Highly recommend!’

Dragon Hill Spa Review

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‘The place is nearby Yongsan Station… The saunas all great… The place is huge, not crowded. The sleeping area also not bad. We can have a great rest here. A great experience!

Dragon Hill Spa Review

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‘Amazing spa... My favorite room is the Himalayan salt sauna room... It’s just a great experience...’

Dragon Hill Spa Seoul Review

DRAGON HILL SPA ADDRESS

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

Image credit: Dragon Hill Spa

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.

THE SPA IN GARDEN 5 AMENITIES

Image credit: Spa in Garden5 (Unofficial Facebook Page) 

Similar to Dragon Hill Spa’s Healing Zone, this Korean bathhouse and jjimjilbang in Songpa-gu, Seoul has the Boolgama Zone, which houses the following:

  • Traditional Pine Tree Sauna for detoxification. Claims to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacteria, and anti-cancer effects.

  • 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.

Other facilities inside The Spa in Garden 5 are the Oxygen Green bathing room, Sitz bath, wave cold bath for muscle relaxation, sleeping areas, scrubbing rooms, barbershop, Heavenly Garden Atrium, Sky Lounge, theatre, restaurant, snack bar, book café, sports massage area, nail art room, and PC room.

THE SPA IN GARDEN 5: REVIEWS & RATES

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The Spa in Garden 5

Exterior

  • Day admission rates (5am-8pm) for The Spa in Garden 5, Seoul

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

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

  • Night admission rates (8pm-5am) for The Spa in Garden 5, Seoul

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

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

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

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

  • Weekend & Holiday ticket prices (Saturday, 5am- Monday, 5am) for The Spa in Garden 5, Seoul

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

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

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

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

Here are some customer reviews from The Spa in Garden 5 TripAdvisor’s page:

‘You do need to realize that there are parts of this sauna where you will be completely nude... Of course it is separated by gender but it is a very funny experience…If you want to try something very Korean then this is for you…’

‘I recommend coming here in the morning or…afternoon. It's really crowded during the weekend… The facilities are not that new but they do have a theater where you can relax and watch...movies…’

THE SPA IN GARDEN 5 ADDRESS

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

Image credit: The Spa in Garden 5

3. SeaLaLa Water Park

This Korean bathhouse in Seoul is part of the attractions you can visit with the  Discover Seoul Pass ! Image credit:  SeaLaLa

This Korean bathhouse in Seoul is part of the attractions you can visit with the Discover Seoul Pass! Image credit: SeaLaLa

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

SEALALA AMENITIES

For kids and families visiting SeaLaLa’s waterpark, here are the nice facilities that you will enjoy: huge pools with themed waves and slides, child’s rafting experience, and ‘sweetheart’ pool for couples.

If you’re a solo traveler like me, I’d really recommend going to SeaLaLa when in Seoul (I visited the jjimjilbang — not the waterpark area — three times already). Here are the facilities you’ll enjoy:

  • Fomentation rooms, which include:

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

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

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

  • Hot and Cold Water Baths

  • Wet and Dry Saunas

Other nice facilities include the fitness Center, cyrpt room for sleeping, body massagers, restaurant that serves hot meals, DVD room, and arcade.

Image Credit: SeaLaLa

SEALALA WATERPARK & JJIMJILBANG: REVIEWS & PRICES

A nice treat for tourists in Seoul. Screengrab from  Klook

A nice treat for tourists in Seoul. Screengrab from Klook

Below you’ll find the menu prices for the water park and jjimjilbang. However, note that, as of writing time, if you purchase a Discover Seoul Pass for your trip, you can get automatic admission to SeaLaLa Korean spa (excludes access to the waterpark). This is actually why I got to visit this establishment many times — ‘cause it’s technically free!

If you’re not in the know, the Discover Seoul Pass is a tourist-friendly attraction card that unlocks at least 30 top attractions and establishments for its holders. You can read more about the partner establishments in our guide here or check today’s rates below (usually starts at ₱1,800 or $35 for the 24-hour pass, if not discounted):

To verify if SeaLaLa is still a partner establishment of the Discover Seoul Pass, you can check the official website here.

  • Day rates (5am-8pm) for SeaLaLa

    • [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) for SeaLaLa

    • [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) for SeaLaLa

    • [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).

Here are the customer reviews we’ve found from SeaLaLa TripAdvisor’s page:

‘You can use simply English to buy the ticket, day time price is cheaper… You can choose sauna or waterpark…
The sauna is not big, always filled with laughs from kids…Anyway it's a nice place to warm your body in cold weather.’

‘Whenever I fly to Seoul , I visit Sealala. The sauna facilities and the Korean massage in male sauna are brilliant…’

SEALALA WATERPARK & JJIMJILBANG ADDRESS

164 Mullae-ro Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul (B2)

Image credit: SeaLaLa

4. Siloam Spa

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

SILOAM SPA AMENITIES

Like the first three jjimjilbang options listed, you will also find the following in Siloam spa: hot baths, sauna rooms, ice room, sleeping rooms, cafeteria, arcade, gym, table tennis, and singing room or noraebang.

SILOAM SPA: REVIEWS & RATES

  • Day rates (5am-8pm) for Siloam Spa

    • [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 ticket prices (8pm-5am) for Siloam Spa

    • [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)

Here are some customer reviews for Siloam Spa in Seoul:

‘Good and clean. staff are friendly’

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‘Good sauna night. Must try. ☺’

SILOAM SPA ADDRESS

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

5. Itaewon Land Spa & Bathhouse

What's unique about Itaewon Land is that its water is said to be 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.

ITAEWON LAND SPA & BATHHOUSE ADDRESS

Image Credit: Spa Itaewon Land (Unofficial Facebook Page)

Aside from the interesting water, some of the facilities offered at Itaewon Land are the 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, and cafeteria

ITAEWON LAND SPA RATES & REVIEWS

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ITAEWON LAND

JJIMJILBANG & SLEEP. STARTS AT ₱665 or $12.5.

Here are some customer reviews for Itaewon Land Spa & Guesthouse booking page:

‘It's an affordable place that offered an introduction into Korean Bathhouses.’

‘Don't get a room, do the cheap full sauna experience’

ITAEWON LAND SPA ADDRESS

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


TIPS!

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  • More interested in upscale day spas for facials and body treatments? You may consider booking this chic hotel spa in Dongdaemun.

  • In case you haven’t read our guide on what to expect in a Korean spa or jjimjilbang, read: How Not to Be Awkward Inside a Jjimjilbang or a Korean Spa

  • 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.


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