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Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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Address: B3 &4 Good Morning City Shopping Mall, 418-21 Euljiro 6-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-2118-4400

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Clean but more like a gym than spa

It's gross that you can smell the smoking room in the relaxing area The bath facilities are clean but people leave wrappers and trash in the bath area. Very little English so... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Portland, Oregon
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I first visited in 2012, went there twice, then January 2016, three times, and September 2016, once. The experience went from excellent to never again. The spa is ok, but the steam and jinjilbang were not. The hottest steam room was 43 degrees. It feels nothing in there. And the jinjilbang was 110 degrees. I stayed in there for 5... More 

Thank Georgeaussyd
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

First time visiting local sauna, I lost all my money !!! They gave me a locker to store all my belongings n then i went for a shower. After shower, which was approximately 10 mins after, I opened the locker n found all my money were gone, both Korean woon n Hong Kong dollars. The locker is the type that... More 

1 Thank JosiefromHK
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Super bad experience! The stuff here was not helpful at all. They are rude and bad service. And u can smell the smoking room in the relaxing area. Nothing special more like a gym than spa. Im not recommend at all.

2 Thank Vivian M
Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

It's gross that you can smell the smoking room in the relaxing area The bath facilities are clean but people leave wrappers and trash in the bath area. Very little English so you just need to know what you're doing. You'll get a disgusted face from the front desk if you ask anything. No shampoo only a bar of soap.... More 

Thank Louise2020
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

its a 1st for most of us, to be in a Korean sauna house (jimjibang). for the steam room (located within each gender's changing room), its separated between males and females, cos you have to be naked before you are allowed into the pool . but they do have common area for resting / sleeping, massage, hot room, cold room.... More 

Thank 530rachaelt
Hartford, Connecticut
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135 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This far exceeded our expectations. Costs 8 KRW to get in before 8 pm; 12 KRW after 8:00. Pay by cash or credit card at front desk. Get a locker key for your shoe locker which also fits a clothes locker in the locker room. You get two towels and orange shorts and shirt. Put everything in your locker with... More 

2 Thank Vacati0nMania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

The good thing is 24hour & it is cheaper (8000wons) when you enter before 20:00! Things to improve: more English should be show to make things clear

1 Thank Chun Kit Anthon... W
Casablanca, Morocco
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Nobody speaks english. Can't enter even in pants, must be nude. And nobody warns you and nobody speaks even Little English. Disgusting place...

2 Thank Daniyar K
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

It was my first time to go to a bath house and I must say, it was a good experience; felt a bit weird at furst though. The place was ok, clean and conveniently located near my hotel. Nearest train station is Dongdaemun History & Cultural Park Station. Body scrub, which I highly recommend is worth 22,000krw, shampoo is 3,000krw.... More 

1 Thank Christina P
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Went here on the day I was flying home. Great preparation for the 11 hour flight and helped me sleep. The nudity takes getting used to but honestly, no one cares so just go with the flow! I had the W60,000 package which included scrub, massage, facial and hair wash and massage. You will be shocked at how much dead... More 

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Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
For shopping enthusiasts, Dongdaemun is a must visit. Enormous shopping centres – stacked with multiple levels of boutique and independent shops – offer the latest in Korean fashion, cosmetics, accessories, and other goods while prices are relatively low. The night shopping (between late night and early morning) is particularly well known here, making Dongdaemun a place where you can literally shop until you drop. If fashion isn't what you’re looking for, the long-running wholesale markets nearby sell everything from cloth to utensils at lower prices. The rows of food stalls that set up at night ensure shoppers get refueled, and foodies will enjoy checking out nearby Sindang-dong’s Tteokbokki Town as well as some non-Korean offerings from the Central Asian Village near Dongdaemun.
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