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“Korean public bath”
Review of Dragon Hill Spa

Dragon Hill Spa
Ranked #2 of 273 Spas & Wellness in Seoul
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Especially in winter, The jimjilbang (or korean spa) is a good way to relax and enjoy some warm public bathes and saunas. Usually they are however not very foreigner friendly since all the signs are only in Korean but it's not the case of dragon hill. Located just next to Yongsan Station (exit 1, spot the golden dragon on your right), you will be able to take a swim in the outdoor swimming pool, enjoy diverse saunas and take a rest in the public bath (full nudity expected there) for 11000 won (around 10$) a person.

If you want, you can get a massage as well (they will offer you this kind of pack at the entrance but they are pricy so most koreans don't do it) or simply get a 10 minute chair massage for 2$ in the common area, also nice. And if you come with kids, they can enjoy all sorts of games as well as the outside swimming pool (bring your swimming suit!) while you're resting in the sauna.

There is also a korean restaurant (dishes around 7-10$) and all sorts of snack and drinks available. If you have questions, the staff will be able to help you in English. So don't expect the luxury and quality of a western spa (for the price, it's quite normal) but more the korean public bath. A good way to spend a few relaxing hours in a typically korean style.

Last piece of advice, they had some thiefs breaking in before so if you can, leave your valuables in your guesthouse/hotel. (I however never had any kind of problem there before).

2  Thank vityaz11
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

It's our first visit.
We went there after a midnight flight & spent 100,000 won / person for massage there. The massage therapists are not professional at all. They keep talking to each other & even eating during the massage! It's the worst massage ever! I won't visit again!!!

Thank ESY222
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Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place felt like a faded and dated motel from the 70's. Things were worn out, run down and didn't appear particularly clean. The food in the restaurant was pretty average. We got a rough and tumble Korean scrub and massage that felt like a military right of passage. I wouldn't rush back.

5  Thank Swede_Oak
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Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is our first time experience and it is very special. The entrance fee is not high and you can spend a long time to relax, especially after taking a overnight flight to Seoul. You can take sleep and enjoy using the steamed rooms (in different temperature and different therapy). Also, enjoy the hot spring there. We went there in Monday morning, so there were less people to use the facility. By the way, there may be coupons which can be found in some websites (some Japanese website) , remember to print it out~or if you are lucky, i saw there were coupons placing in front of a shop which next to Nine Tree Hotel in Myeongdong, you can get it. I believe I will come here again with my friends or family in my next time travel to Seoul :)

3  Thank Connie W
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Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place is conveniently located right next to Yongsan Station, you just have to go down the escalator and head towards your right. The entrance looks a bit scary due to the display statues. Upon arrival, a staff would normally welcome you and introduce you various massage packages. The packages are quite value for money. If you do not wish to sign up for any packages, you can always opt for individual services inside. For first-timers, please try the body scrubbing service. This section is located at the bathing area.

As this place is operating 24/7, many tourists will spend their night here. You can rest at the common area or head to the gender-segregated resting area. However the resting area in the female room lacked of ventilation and it was quite hot and stuffy. And this place is not suitable for those sensitive to sound as other users might be still awake and talking when you're trying to get your sleep. If you need a blanket, you can rent it from the counter.

Besides the bathing area and sauna rooms, they also provide food counters, game arcade halls, fitness centre and even a swimming pool. There are lots of activities that you can do here.

1  Thank unspokenmoo
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