Hyundae Sauna

2/F, 131-36 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea | map | directions

audience rating: Hyundae Sauna, 3.1 out of 5 based on 52 ratings click to vote:
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The main gay sauna in Itaewon gay district. Hyundae 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.

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

venue: sauna (桑拿) | features: internet access, sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room (互联网, 桑拿, 放松舱, 暗室) | customers: gay

corrections | last updated: 16-07-2017

| website | +82 70 4121 0854 | email this to me

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Value

2.8

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2.3

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2.4

Cleanliness

2.4
based on 16 reviews
  1. Meh

    “Went here on a Saturday night in Oct 2016, stayed from 1 am - 4 am. The place looks a bit worn out, half of the showers not working, the baths were out of service. The sauna is decent size.
    It's a pretty large place, and not expensive to get in. Clearly a lot of guys use this place to sleep after a night out, as an alternative to a hotel, while waiting for the public transport to start again.

    The few twink guys that were there were sleeping, the active crowd were mainly daddy types, both local and foreigners from all places. Not my crowd, but if you're into that, this place is prob great, there was a lot of action. When I left a bit of younger crowd came in. They were Asian but not Korean, and I always prefer to eat local when I travel.

    The major dislike is the lighting. The second and third floor are so dark, that you can't see anything. This being not weird for a darkroom, but because a lot of patrons bring their phones or lighters in, which they use as flashlights, they light op the room or shine on where the action is going on. Not only do I find this extremely rude and annoying, it also makes that your eyes have a hard time adjusting to the dark, and basically you see even less, unless you join the smartphone light game. In my opinion the management should ban the phones from the darkrooms, as obviously nobody can check if they just use the light or even make some souvenir snaps while they're at it.

    Overall not a bad place, if this is the crowd you're into, and decent value for money.“

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      on 09-10-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. drop in quality

    “I've been there recently again, on a saturday night. The place was quite packed, but not much action going on. Spotted few drunk old men, which is something new, and it didn't make things more pleasant.

    Condoms and lube couldn't be found, so i left soon. Not sure i will be patronizing this place again... compared to few years ago, it got much worse“

      on 15-04-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Ray

    “Definitely not recommended. No good looking locals, only foreigners. Mostly chubs and over 40s patronising this sauna. Went on 3 consecutive nights and couldn't find any good looking guys“

      on 06-04-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Magnific & Wonderful

    “My first time was unforgettable in Sauna Hyundae.
    The location is not lost. The quality of the place is average.
    The action starts from 12 pm on weekends, nice atmosphere, very nice asian guys.
    The only negative are the lights used in the darkroom. Otherwise all good, it is a recommended place to visit. I hope to return to Korea this year and return to the Sauna Hyundae“

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      on 06-01-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Don't come on a Monday night

    “Just visited (stupidly) on a Monday night, literally no one was there. There are a lot of beds and places for fun, if. There. Were. People. -__-;; Left soon. Going to come back this Friday night. Anyone come with me? ;P“

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      on 04-01-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Sauna fun

    “You want more fun - this sauna is yours. Best time to visit 10 p.m and more. Friday and weekend.“

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      on 02-01-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Pictures not reality

    “The pictures on the homepage shows not reality. Pool broken down, sauna a place where the staff dry towels, bed linen dirty, on the beds sleeping staff guys, a place without comfortable feeling.“

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      on 28-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Closed?

    “I went to the Hyundae last night and it was closed. Anyone know about the place? I also went to sauna lounge and it was extremely dead..Am I missing something?“

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      on 10-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • for mitch

      “The place, like others, is a hit or miss. Might be packed or not, depending on the trend. How to know that I really don't know, you just got to go and check. Generally you find more people at night, and weekends' afternoons, but don't give it for granted.“

        on 11-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

      • gay saunas away from homo hill?

        “Is there any place besides Hyundae that is a a regular spot maybe away from this area. Anything near seoul station...“

          on 17-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Best of the worst

    “Hyundae is really the only sauna worth going to in Seoul. It's the largest, probably the cleanest (which isn't saying much), you have the best chance of meeting a mixed group of guys. That being said, it's still too dark, and the guys with their cellphone flashlights can get very annoying. Still, after 1 AM, it's very crowded and one can usually find someone to have fun with.“

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      on 27-09-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Still open

    “The place is still in business, and they also removed the signs discouraging s*xual activities. 4th floor got darker, and lube and condoms are not easy to find. Might hit the place again like my old times, but i'm not expecting large crowds as in the past.
    David sauna nearby seems to be open and closed depending on owner's mood, but it has been renovated inside.“

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      on 21-09-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Closed?

    “Stopped by today (Sat.), saw it was closed. Seemed odd it would be closed on a weekend and there's no mention of this on their website. Can anyone confirm this place is still in business?“

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      on 15-08-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Nothing in working order

    “Most of the wet zone was out of order. Hot tubs were all empty. Only the showers worked. I went twice and the second time I could not get one guy to leave me along, despite directly telling him several times that I was not interested. I had to leave.“

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      on 27-03-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Not worth the trip

    “Old, dirty, and most of the facilities are not working. Shocking, especially after reading the previous reviews.
    And the crowd -only 5 guys hanging around the TV room. And none are even general looking.
    Trust me, it's simply not worth the trip, the entrance, and more the time wasted. Can't believe I thought it will be as good as imagine a gay sauna in city as Seoul.“

      on 26-03-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Heart of darkness

    “Maybe one day there will be a proper gay sauna in Seoul but for now we have Hyundae. It is located near gray club and homo hills so it's pretty crowded on a weekend nights and there s a lot of action in the dark (thank god). Rarely you can meet an U.S. soldier, but most of the crowd is Korean, south Asian, sometimes Indian/Pakistani. White people usually mature. Some patrons have an annoying habit to use smartphone to check all faces in the venue. I think best time is 3am Sunday morning.“

      on 05-02-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. New Cruise club near Hyundae

    “With your back to Hyundea Sauna turn right then right again walk along cul de sac (ahead is G guesthouse) on your left just before is "David" a basement cruise bar. I was messaged to go there to meet a guy and we had fun. But also some very cute locals there too. Korean guys are so fit. David has lots of lockers. Shower area cruise maze and curtained off private areas and a longer. Great little place for fun. I discovered on the last day. Don't make the same mistake. 10,000 won entrance.“

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      on 15-12-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • I dont agree with you

      “David is not comfortable and nasty and... not clean as well. What a bummer!
      Hyundae is much better“

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        on 26-02-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. Rubbish

    “I found the place walked up the stairs. Rang but no one would let me in. I could actually hear the person behind the door, but nothing. I'm a westerner and not exactly out if shape. So this is too weird. And disappointing.“

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      on 07-08-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. How do you get in?

    “I've tried going there twice. Once when it was closed for renovation and then again today when it was supposedly open. Couldn't get in. Door wouldn't open?! Is there a special way to get in?“

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      on 24-06-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • How to get in > read here

      “@Max, the special way of getting in is to take off your shoes and put them in the locker in the stairwell in front of the place, then you pay the guy through the window (you can't really see him, but that's what the window is for) next to the door, and the guy will buzz you in.“

        on 09-10-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  18. open at 20 June 2014

    “I just passing Hyundae. There is a sign that says they will open 20 June 2014 after being closed for renovation.“

      on 19-06-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  19. closed for renovation

    “Closed for renovation until end June 2014.“

      on 30-05-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  20. “I am a foreigner who visited this spa on Saturday at 6:30 pm. The staff who greeted me was very friendly and helpful. At the change of shift, an older no-nonsense type came on duty, but I got no bad vibes. Three levels, the spa was not working this time. TV room showing movies and computer room, rest area. The crowd was very mixed with guys in their 20's, 30's 40's and myself at 52. Everyone seemed friendly enough and approachable. I would return.“

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      on 08-07-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  21. “This place is actually quite old, and the customers are all over 30.The business is slow as well.“

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      on 27-03-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  22. “I liked it better when they had an English cashier. He was fun he played with customers too.. and big.“

      on 23-02-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

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