Photo courtesy of Spa Lei

Photo courtesy of Spa Lei ()

Bathhouses and jjimjilbangs are a significant part of Korean spa culture that you should definitely experience! If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a nice bath, and a nap, or if you unexpectedly miss your trains while in a different town, a jjimjilbang can be a convenient option. Here are some great jjimjilbangs I recommend!

Sparex Good Morning City

This is one of the most popular jjimjilbangs in Seoul. Its unique interior gives the feel of a traditional Korean folk village. This jjimjilbang is conveniently located at the center of the Dongdaemun Fashion Town, so it’s a popular place to spend the night after shopping at the night markets.

Fee: 15,000 won for adults (24 hours) Hours: 24 hours daily Address: Line 2,4, 5 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 14, Naver Map

Spa Lei (women only)

This spa has very clean, fancy and sophisticated facilities and is for women only. So, this is a perfect place for female friends or family to spend some girls’ time. They also serve great Korean food at the food court, and you can sleep in a clean and fluffy bed for an additional fee. It’s a famous spot for many foreigners to stay overnight after taking a tour around Gangnam, one of the busiest areas in Seoul.

Fee: 20,000 won for adults (12 hours) / 5,000 won for a bed Hours: 24 hours daily Address: Line 3 Sinsa Station Exit 5, Naver Map

Aquafield Anseong

This jjimjilbang is inside the busy Starfield Mall and closes a bit earlier than others. But, the spacious and luxurious facilities at Aquafield Anseong are still worth a try! In the summer, they even have a water park. Parking is free and Starfield Hanam and Goyang have the same facilities as well.

Fee: 25,000 won for adults (6 hours) Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day Address: Starfield Anseong, Naver Map

Hongdae 24-hour Bulgama Sauna

It’s conveniently located near Hongdae Station and open for 24 hours. Many young people who hang out in Hongdae until late night simply hop into this jjimjilbang to rest until Seoul Metro opens. There are also small private rooms available with an additional fee (5,000 won for 4 hours).

Fee: 12,000 won (Before 9 p.m.) & 16,000 won (After 9 p.m.) for 12 hours Hours: 24 hours daily Address: Line 2. Hongik University Station Exit 4 / B2, 3RU City shopping center, 1 Sinchon-ro, Seoul, Naver Map


This is one of Daegu’s top jjimjilbang and a great place for families as it has clean and spacious facilities and a large ballpit play area for children. Also, parking is free!

Fee: 20,000 won (6 hours) for adults Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Mon-Thu) / 6 a.m. - Midnight (Fri-Sun) Address: Joam-ro 38, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Naver Map

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