Jjimjilbang is a traditional Korean bathhouse that opens 24 hours a day. These sauna rooms also serve as affordable accommodations options for backpackers. If you’re looking to enjoy a spa day, these bathhouse offer a range of beauty and detoxification treatments. A typical jjimjilbang has gender-segregated bathhouses, hot tubs, snack bars, outdoor pools, fitness clubs, and noraebang (karaoke rooms).

    Spacious sleeping quarters with sleeping mats or bunk beds are also available if you’re planning to spend the night. Entry fees are usually between 6,000 and 8,000 won, so budget travelers opt to stay at a jjimjilbang instead of a hotel. Check out our list of Seoul’s most popular spas below. 


    Dragonhill Spa

    Dragonhill Spa & Resort has 8 floors dedicated to de-stressing zones and recreational facilities, including a movie theatre, fitness center, arcade room, spa and sauna rooms, rooftop gardens and restaurants. 

    A must visit at this jjimjilbang is the crystal sun salt room. This treatment room is said to combat skin troubles, prevents osteoporosis, as well as treat menopausal disorder and menstrual irregularity.

    Location: 40-712 Hangangno 3(sam)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +82-2-792-0001


    Spa Lei

    Spa Lei is a women-only bathhouse in Gangnam – it has infra-red dry room, 2 massage rooms, several wellbeing tubs, saltwater and freshwater swimming pools. You can also make use of the jjimjilbang’s internet cafe, DVD room, and powder room on the 3rd floor. Admission fees at Spa Lei cost around 14,000 won for the first 12 hours, with subsequent 1,000 won per hour.

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

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +82-2-545-4002


    Silloam Sauna

    Silloam Sauna is a gender-segregated jjimjilbang near the Chungjeongno subway station. It features multiple rooms dedicated to specific rejuvenation purposes. A must-visit is the hard charcoal cold room, which helps to increase blood flow and enhance your metabolism. 

    Those suffering from neuralgia, arthritis, and backache can opt for the bathhouse’s fire-based sauna as it helps remove toxins and wastes from the body. Silloam Sauna also offers spacious sleeping quarters, with 400 beds for men and 300 beds for women

    Location: 49 Jungnim-ro, Jungnim-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +82-2-364-3944

    Penny Wong | Compulsive Traveler

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