Gay Sauna

Seoul Gay Saunas

The gay sauna scene in Seoul is not as big as you might expect, although most saunas are open 24 hours.

Why are saunas popular in South Korea?

With roots in the Joseon Dynasty, South Koreans have long visited "jjimjilbang" (heating room) as a place for bathing, relaxing, and community bonding. These 24/7 gender-segregated saunas offer a range of amenities beyond typical steam rooms and showers. Patrons can unwind on heated floors, take in TV lounges, or catch up among mineral clay areas. Many feature nap rooms, fitness facilities, outdoor terraces, and snack bars serving common remedies like ginger tea. Unique traditions also persist - guests relax in loose light garments called "gunaebang" and many older patrons scrub their skin with Italy towels for natural exfoliation.

Today, these same facilities and traditions persist, even at gay saunas in Seoul. But visitors are likely to find more at these particular establishments, including dark rooms and play areas.

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Seoul Gay Saunas

He's (Hyundae Sauna)
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2/F, 131-36 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

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3.2
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Based on 145 votes

2017 Audience Awards
2017 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

2018 Audience Awards
2018 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

2019 Audience Awards
2019 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

2020 Audience Awards
2020 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

The main gay sauna in Itaewon gay district. Former Hyundae Sauna, now He's 현대 사우나 has been around for many years and is foreigner-friendly. Open 24 hours but busiest in the late evenings.

Facilities include a dry sauna, lounge area, video room, internet station, private cabins and dark room. There is a pool, but its always empty. Drinks and snacks are available.

Take Exit 4 from Itaewon subway station. Continue on the right bend of the street, and you will come to a side street on your left. Turn left, and Hyundae Sauna will be on your right.

Features:
Dark Room
Internet Access
Relaxing Cabins
Sauna

Weekday: 24 hours

Weekend: 24 hours

Last updated on: 31-Dec-2023

Mun Hwa
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near Jongno 3-Ga station (Exit 1), Seoul, South Korea

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3.7
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Based on 63 votes

This local gay sauna is popular with older Korean men and a few foreigners. Facilities include steam room, dry sauna, three hot baths, resting areas.

Mun Hwa gets busier on weekends. A lot of action in the upstairs restroom. Bring your own protection supplies. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

From the Jongno 3-Ga station, take Exit 1 and walk straight for about 1-2 minutes, you'll see a small alley on your right. Turn and continue down near the end and you'll see two motels. Mun Hwa is in the left-hand building, with a sign "sauna" on the glass door.

Features:
Relaxing Cabins
Sauna
Steam room

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Prince Sauna
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near Sinchon Station (Exit 8), Seoul, South Korea

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3.2
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Based on 71 votes

Prince Sauna Seoul is in the Sinchon area. Facilities at Prince include lockers, showers, TV room, lounge area, 3 big rooms, 14 private cabins and a free WiFi. Foreigners welcome. Open 24 hours.

From Sinchon Station, take Exit 8 and walk straight for 3-4 minutes, you'll see a sign on a white board. Prince is on 3rd and 4th floor of that building.

Nearest station: Sinchon (Exit 8)

Features:
Dark Room
Internet Access
Maze
Relaxing Cabins

Last updated on: 3-Feb-2024

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