The GPS Coordinates for The Spa in Garden 5 Jjimjilbang at Jangji Seoul South Korea are as follows:
Type the following search into Google Maps: 37.478487, 127.11933
This is my favorite Jjimjilbang. It is modern and beautifully designed to cater for everyone’s needs. The location is first class and there are magnificent views from the 10th floor windows throughout the Jjimjilbang, particularly in the bathing areas. The bathing areas have an enormous hot tub with a large cool pool and jacuzzi. There are two hot tubs and the hottest is about a third of the size of the largest. In the Jjimjilbang there are many places to buy food and lots of tables and chairs where you can sit down and eat, play games or just read a book. The Jjimjilbang is very well run with friendly staff. Foreign visitors are made to feel very welcome.
Directions on how to get to The Spa in Garden 5 Jjimjilbang:
Take Subway Line 8 to Jangji Station and leave the station at Exit 3. Once you get to Exit 3 do a U turn and walk down about 300 meters to the first major intersection with traffic lights.
Turn left at the traffic light and continue walking for about 600 meters until you pass EMart and see a very large aluminium sculpture in front of the entrance to the building.
Enter the building through Door 5 and immediately turn right and take one of the lifts on the same side as Door 5. Not all lifts in the building go to the 10th floor and that is why it is important only to use these.
Seoul has a large number of Jjimjilbangs which serve as places of relaxation and family fun. The list below is not comprehensive but covers many Jjimjilbangs in many parts of Seoul. All of them are foreigner friendly so feel confident that you will receive a warm welcome. The routine is the same for most and once you have been to a few you will feel right at home.
Please contact me if you have found others not shown on this list.
The Hamilton Hotel Spa and Sauna has a separate entrance so you do not need to access it via the Hotel. The facilities are quite adequate especially the jacuzzi and cold pool. It is well run and clean. Very close to the Itaewon Subway Station.
Directions to Hamilton Hotel Spa and Sauna Itaewon:
Take the subway to Itaewon Station and take Exit 2. Once you reach the exit look to the left and you will see the hotel. You need to walk back a short way to the entrance. Take care as you walk across the driveway towards the entrance as cars come and go fairly regularly.
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.