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Best Gay Sauna In Seoul 2024

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Best Gay Sauna In Seoul

If you plan to explore Seoul's gay saunas, there are some important cultural differences to keep in mind. While the saunas are similar to Japanese hattenba, it's important to note that entry restrictions are common in many saunas, and most Korean "oppas" tend to be more exclusive. Additionally, when entering dark rooms, many people use lighters or mobile phone flashlights to confirm each other's faces. This is quite different from the reserved and polite nature of Japan. By being mentally prepared for these differences, you can ensure a positive and enjoyable experience.

The Seoul gay sauna "Shelter" has posters displayed on its door and is illuminated.


average rating is 4 out of 5

Shelter is one of the best gay sauna located in Gangnam, Seoul. It operates in the style of Japanese bathhouses. Before entering, they conduct age and physique checks, so it's not difficult to find some young and fit locals here. However, older or overweight individuals can also be found, but overall, the physique is considered good. Local residents here tend to prefer interacting with other locals. If you're a Westerner, it may require some patience to connect with locals. Staying a bit later is recommended because even if it's late, there are still good options available at this gay sauna in Seoul. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays are the more popular days, especially after 4 PM on Sundays.(Currently under renovation, expected to be completed by April, but no specific opening date has been announced yet).

  • Entrance fee: 10,000 Korean won after 6 PM, 15,000 Korean won.

  • Opening hours: 24 hours.

  • How to get there: Take Subway Line 7 to Nonhyeon Station, Exit 5. Go straight on the right side. At the second corner, turn right and keep walking. After about a 2-minute walk, you will come to a four-way intersection. Keep going left, and you will find the basement of a building on the left side (the first floor is a barbecue restaurant). It's also accessible by walking from Exit 4 of Sin Sa Station on Line 3.

  • Address: 33-3, Sinbanpo-ro 47-gil, Seoul Special City.

  • Phone: +82 25413279.

  • Website:

A gay sauna named Cuba Sauna is located in a building with several parked cars in Seoul.

(Black Sauna)

average rating is 4 out of 5

CUBA, formerly known as BLACK, changed its name and location during the COVID-19 pandemic. It boasts complete facilities and attracts a young clientele. CUBA can be considered the most popular gay sauna in Seoul among young-fit individuals. However, please note that CUBA and its patrons are not particularly friendly towards foreigners, and there is a strict scrutiny of appearance. The chances of being denied entry for foreigners are quite high. Nevertheless, if you have a good appearance, are under 35 years old, have a fit physique and look like a Korean, there is still a chance of gaining entry. Just silently take off your shoes, hand over the key and cash to the staff, then pick up the locker key and towel, and you will have successfully entered. The peak hours at CUBA are generally when the evening rates begin and midnight on weekends. In terms of clientele and popular hours, it is somewhat similar to Tokyo's BodyBreath!

  • Admission fee: 10,000 Korean won before 19:00, 15,000 Korean won after 19:00.

  • Operating hours: 24 hours

  • How to get there: Take Subway Line 9 to Sinnonhyeon Station, exit 3. Take a left after exiting and then take the first left into a small alley. Walk down a gentle slope, and you will find it on your right. Go to the fourth floor of the building, where there is a restaurant called ""개성""

  • Address: 6 Bongeunsa-ro 1-gil, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

  • Phone: +82-2-540-2944

  • Website:

A sign reading "Korean words" marks the entrance to Prince Sauna, a gay sauna located in Seoul.

Prince Sauna

average rating is 3 out of 5

Prince Sauna is a smaller gay sauna in Seoul, located between Sinchon and Hongdae. Unlike other saunas, it doesn't have a sauna or steam room. They have restrictions based on physique and age for entry, and they explicitly state that they are not open to foreigners. However, despite these restrictions, you can still find older individuals and foreigners inside, which suggests that these limitations are quite flexible. Foreigners who meet their physical requirements can still enter. This sauna doesn't attract a high number of visitors, and you may not find many young students or handsome guys as other websites claim. However, the number of visitors is relatively higher during weekends, especially after 5 PM.

  • Entrance fee: 20,000 Korean won.

  • Opening hours: 24 hours (closed on Tuesdays).

  • How to get there: Take Subway Line 2 to Sinchon Station, Exit 8. Walk straight for about 5 minutes until you see a building on the left side with the sign "PRINCE" on the third floor.

  • Address: 3F, 185-17 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.

  • Phone: +82 010-8368-8603

A building with a red carpet in front, the entrance area of The Building of the "He's" the gay sauna in Seoul.

(Hyundae Sauna)

average rating is 4 out of 5

There's a popular gay sauna in the heart of Seoul called He's, which has been serving the community for many years. It's located in the Itaewon district, which is well-known as the main gay community area, also called Homo Hill. The sauna is open 24 hours a day, and there are no entry restrictions for foreigners, making it a welcoming destination for visitors from all over the world. The facilities are well-equipped, and it's a popular choice among foreign visitors. Local young party-goers also frequent the sauna after parties, making it a lively and vibrant place to be. The busiest periods are usually from midnight to early morning, around 6 AM to 7 AM, which is when people typically visit after parties. To make the most of your visit, it's recommended to start around 11 PM, then proceed to Homo Hill and return to the sauna after the parties.

  • Entrance fee: 13,000 Korean won.

  • Opening hours: 24 hours.

  • How to get there: It is approximately a 3-minute walk from Exit 4 of the subway Line 6. Walk south from the subway station and at a crossroads with a convenience store, enter on the side facing the convenience store. Continue for a short distance, and you will reach your destination.

  • Address: 131-36 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.

  • Phone: +82 70 41210854

  • Website:

 Sauna at Hamilton Hotel: A serene space with wooden benches, steam rising, and soft lighting, offering relaxation and rejuvenation.

Hamilton Hotel

average rating is 3 out of 5

Hamilton Hotel in Itaewon, Seoul is a popular hotel for gay visitors due to its underground sauna and near the gay vvenues. Rooms have modern amenities, and the hotel has a fitness center and rooftop pool. The surrounding area has many restaurants, cafes, and gay venues. The sauna is open to guests but sexual activity is prohibited. However, during late-night hours, some inappropriate behavior may still occur.It now closes at 10 PM instead of being open 24 hours.

There is a wall sign at Samson Sauna in Seoul that displays the name "Samson". This is a gay sauna.


average rating is 3.5 out of 5

SamSon is a gay sauna located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. The entry requirements here are relatively relaxed compared to other places, so the clientele is mainly middle-aged or older individuals or those who identify as bears. This sauna features showers, toilets with bidets, private rooms, and a mixed area. Even on weekdays, there are many visitors. Compared to other saunas in Korea, this sauna is kept very clean. The dress code here is a bathrobe, and overnight stays are also available. There are eight private rooms and two larger rooms, all of which do not have curtains. The facilities, although somewhat old, are still kept quite clean.

  • Admission fee: 7,000 Korean won during the day, 14,000 Korean won at night.

  • Operating hours: 24 hours

  • How to get there: Take subway lines 2 or 3 to Kyodae (Korea University) Station, exit 14. It is located in the basement of a building, and there is a bar called "GOLD" on the first floor.

  • Address: 1558-7 B1, Rui-dong, Suyu-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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