Seoul, Itaewon (Hanam-dong) - Itaewon Land (이태원랜드) Jjimjilbang & Boolgama
Itaewon is a tough area for jjimjilbang or saunas. I recently went out there and just resorted to the Happy Day spa near Hongdae. I don't even care to try out the love motels in Itaewon, since there are so many seedy areas around there. So, I vowed to search for some places you can utilize next time you're in this popular shopping and night-life district.
The first of these entries is Itaewon Land (이태원랜드) just south of the Itaewon station. If you walk straight out of exit 3, take your second right and you'll be staring at Hilltop Yeogwan (힐탑여관). There will be a large set of stairs up to a traditional Korean building front. The 5-story Itaewon Land houses basic jjimjilbang rooms (salt, yellow soil, charcoal, ice...) and a nice-looking sauna with wooden baths as well as tile ones. You'll also find the standard PC room, singing rooms, DVD room, sports massage, restaurant, cafe, and sleeping rooms. Finally, their website claims 13 small-group meeting or party rooms.
Seoul, Yongsan Gu, Hanam-dong 732-20
Open 24 hours a day
Rates: 10,000 won
Wikimapia of Itaewon Land Jjimjilbang