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“Cheap but Noisy”
Review of Happy Day Spa

Happy Day Spa
Ranked #11 of 243 Spas & Wellness in Seoul
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

I've stayed in a few jimjilbangs (sleeping rooms) in korea as they are usually cheap under $10. For this you change into robes and leave your stuff in a locker. There are showers and spas seperated by genders. The sleeping halls are either communal for families/couples or seperated by genders.
My issues with this places is that its underground so not really any proper way to vent all the heat generated so its quite hot. You need to keep a water bottle with you.
Also its crowded and people were coming late, chatting, and having a party. Its a busy nightlife area so to be expected. It doesnt quited down till 3am.
Then from 5am people have programmed their cellphone alarms so you wont really get much sleep if you are a light sleeper.
If you are looking for somewhere cheap to crash its fine but not your best nights sleep. I would chose another jimjilbang next time in Seoul

4  Thank LondonE7
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

If you are looking for a little of everything this is the place to go. Once you step into the locker room (mens and women's separate) your adventure begins. You will change into the short set they provide for you when you leave the women's area. If you choose to visit the spa's you better not be shy. Everyone is naked. My daughter and I did the body scrub and massage. All we could do is laugh. The "massage therapist" rub every part of your body, yes every part with a abrasive mitt. You only hope you have skin when you are done. Then they send you to shower before the massage. We returned back to the massage for our full body massage. I glanced over at my daughter who started her massage first only to see the woman walking on her back. I laughed until my lady stepped on my back then breathing was almost not a option.
We then met my husband and son in the main lobby where we made our way to the ice room, and several of the other rooms that are available.
It was a experience that we laugh at and really enjoyed.

18  Thank Dab101238
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

My wife and I went to happy day spa on two occasion during our stay near Hongik university area. The charges were like 8000 Korean won on a weekday and 9000 Korean won on a weekend.
There isn't any English instructions or guidelines in the spa, so you have to patiently ask the person working behind the reception desk about you wanting to jjimjilbang.
For 8000/9000 Korean won, you can spent whole day soaking yourself in the public bath house or heading into the jjimjilbang to detox your body. Or even catching some sleep in the open area. Happy day spa @ Hongik is really huge, especially the resting area.
This spa is patronize mostly by Korean families and friends.
At the moment the main building is under renovation, but happy day spa is still in business , as it occupied the basements.
Check it out happy day spa when you are at Hongik district.

4  Thank Kenji_suppitsu
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

A great place to go, It is very big inside, and you can enjoy so many things. You can eat all night, you can enjoy a hot bath all night, you can sleep, play games, smoke (designated rooms) it is almost like a city within a city...

5  Thank Nathan J
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Reviewed November 6, 2017
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Thank Junko K
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