Itaewon Land sits at the top at an impressive set of stairs. This is a well established Jjimjilbang but not particularly large. There are some nice hots tubs and saunas. The decor is traditional with timber predominating. Nice and friendly and warm.
Directions to Itaewon Land Sauna and Spa Jjimjilbang:
Take the subway to Itaewon and leave the station at Exit 3. Walk straight ahead up the hill.
Near the top of the hill you can see Itaewon Land at the top of a large set of wooden stairs:
Go through the arched door to enter the Jjimjilbang:
Happy Day Spa at Hongik University is a modern well maintained spa with excellent facilities. There are lots of hot tubs and a cool pool and jacuzzi and a number of sweat rooms. Nice and clean and friendly and a good place to lie back and relax.
Directions on how to get to Happy Day Spa at Hongik University:
Take the subway to Hongik University Station and leave the station at exit 9:
Walk straight ahead about two and a half blocks and you will see the entrance to the Spa on your left.
The Four Seasons Water Park Jjimjilbang is on the 5th Floor of the Wangsimni Mall. This is a very new jjimjilbang which is quite stylish. There is lots of room in the jjimjilbang. However I was surprised that the bathing area only had a few hots tubs and a relatively small pool. Maybe all of this is offset by the Water Park itself. There is a sleeping area near the tubs and an outdoor spa as well. Cost of admission is 11,000 won.
Directions on how to get to Four Seasons Water Park Jjimjilbang:
Take the subway to Wangsimni and use Exit 5 to enter the Mall:
Take the lift to the 5th floor which has cinemas and IMAX and turn right as you leave the lift. Walk as far as you can and then turn right:
Step outside and walk across and open area towards the jjimjilbang entrance.
Dragon Hill Spa and Resort is undoubtedly one of the largest and most popular jjimjilbangs in Seoul. It is well patronised and has excellent features. Surprisingly the shower and bathing areas are not all that large compared with other jjimjilbangs. This is somewhat offset by a very large rooftop swimming pool. The Jjimjilbang has everything you could possible want with lots of different saunas, resting areas and restaurants. This place has been built to cater for the whole family and it does that very well.
Directions on how to get to Dragon Hill Spa and Resort:
Take the Jungang Line to Yongsan Station. Leave the station at Exit 1:
Take the escalator down to the large mall and when you get there turn right.
When you turn right you should see the Golden Dragons in the distance marking the entrance to Dragon Hill:
Continue to walk down to the crossing and you will see the entrance to the Spa. Note the Golden Dragons above the archway.
Pass under the entrance and stay left until you see the wooden path that leads to the Jjimjilbang.
Only a small Jjimjilbang but the facilities are adequate and everything is kept in good order. Foreigners are welcome.
Directions to Dokbawi Methodist Complex Jjimjilbang:
Take Line 6 to Dokbawi and leave the station at Exit 1. Turn right at the exit and cross over the road. Walk down about 500 meters until you see the entrance in the Methodist Complex which has a gym and restaurants and shops.