SHELTER

near Nonhyeon Station (Exit 5), Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea | map | directions

audience rating: SHELTER, 3.9 out of 5 based on 19 ratings click to vote:
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Gay cruise club in Gangnam area, frequented by a younger, more muscular and bear type. Facilities include dark room, private cabins, showers. Safety supplies are provided at the reception.

SHELTER is open 24 hours on the weekends. Expect after-hours crowd from the clubs. Hosts regular themed nights.

Take subway Line 7 to Nonhyeon Station (Exit 5).  From the exit, walk to the second righthand corner at ‘Buy the Way’ convenient store and turn right. Walk towards the end of the road, you will find Tomato Gym on the left, make a right opposite the gym. Look for entrance to building number 18-2 (green building)

weekday: 16:00 - 00:00

weekend: 24 hours

venue: cruise/fetish (密性恋物) | features: relaxing cabins, dark room (放松舱, 暗室) | customers: gay | attracts: Muscles, Bears, All types

corrections | last updated: 16-02-2017

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Value

3.7

Facilities

2.8

Service

3.3

Cleanliness

3.5
based on 6 reviews
  1. Foreigners welcome

    “Visited Shelter on Saturday early morning 3-4AM. The address is 33-3 Sinbanpo-ro 47-gil, this will help you find the place. It took me quite a while to find the correct alley and identify the building with the Chinese characters '安全'. There are signs of 'Shelter' outside the building. Cash only, entrance fee for foreigner is KRW 13000. They do welcome foreigners as they even put up English notice to indicate the entrance fees specifically for foreign visitors. I myself don't speak any Korean at all. The place is much smaller than expected. Only one floor and rather limited space. The cubicles are small too, mostly just for one person to lie down. Well the crowd was decent, young and athletic, but I would have expected more guys since it was Friday midnight. The place isn't that clean or well-maintained, but given the small and compact area it's intimate enough. Not much space for action since cubicles are small and mostly occupied by people who are sleeping over. Since I have not visited other saunas and based on reviews this one seems to have the best quality of guys, I cannot make fair comparison. I would say my experience was alright, not exceptional.“

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      on 03-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Arrogant crowd

    “If you don't speak Korean, don't expect to even get touched there.

    Highly not recommended.“

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      on 27-01-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Best place

    “Im foreigner but looks like Korean and speak Korean. So i don't have any restriction to get in any cruise club or sauna. But I tell you on thing that Shelter is the best if you are searching for fun compared to the others.

    I don't really care about the size but I care about who is coming to this place. Nice, good, hot, muscle body all around the place. It's not that clean, but i am not looking for a place like hotel to stay anyway. I got some action.“

      on 14-01-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Passable

    “I was hesitating to come because the reviews here but i tried anyway. Im a South east Asian guy fairly in shape. I went on a friday around 4:30.i Was charged 13.w. The place is too dark, small but felt ok clean and didn't smell bad. I was so glad there's actually a place without the touchy old men. Im not sure but i think 90% were local koreans which was nice. I had fun with a few. But most of them prefer their own. Some guys left me as soon as they realize im not a Korean as I don't speak it. A bit racist but nah, to each is own. I didn't mind as i do the same sometimes. Not cool, but you are there to please yourself not them. So overall its alright. Its possible that I come back.“

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      on 15-10-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Rejected

    “I'm 25 yrs old. I went there, knocked and then when the guy opened the door he said sorry Koreans only. I said oh and left. Any other place I can go to which Korean guys go to?“

      on 03-10-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Hard to find and poorly maintained

    “This place is really hard to find. It is at the entrance of the side lane, on the left of the road that Travelgayasia mentioned in the direction.

    Having been to Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok and European saunas, I must tell you to keep your expectations of the service, facilities and cleanliness very low. The place is poorly maintained and really small. The doors have window to them and you would be watched while having action. The cubicles are mostly small and hard to use if you are in threesome.

    The guys are young and very hot, but most are waiting for someone to initiate, which I did. But the quality of men alone could not save this place, it is really quite a hideous setting.“

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      on 16-09-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Shelter the last hope

    “Just got rejection from Black sauna. Why many discrimination issue for gays! The receptionist at Black let me know Shelter still acceptable foreigner.

    Tomorrow, I will try Shelter. Let you know soon. How they will not discriminate me and you all.“

      on 21-07-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. ray

    “Don't believe the reviews posted by foreigners. I was there on a Friday and was very welcomed. Probably too many good looking local guys around and you cant expect any actions with them if you're not one of the good looking guys. Had 3 hot local guys in a span of 2 hours. BTW I'm a foreigner myself“

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

  9. No foreigner allowed

    “Came here just a few hours ago but got rejected because am not korean. Btw, am from the Philippines. The one at the front desk said "only Korean" so it means to say they do not allow foreigners.“

      on 15-12-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Very Picky Crowd

    “I live in Seoul and have been here a couple of times. I am a slim foreign (Caucasian) guy. I have been to many gay saunas in Seoul but nowhere were the guys so picky as this one. They are very set on what type they want and aren't polite about rejecting either. The last time I tried to approach a local guy here, he literally made a gagging sound as he pushed me away. The local guys would also not accept other foreign Asian guys with very good physiques as I saw. Some of the 30+ year old guys there are more open to non-Korean, non-ripped guys. It's a gamble.

    Unless you have a great body and are Korean, I don't recommend trying your luck at Shelter. The owner/manager was very friendly though.“

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      on 29-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

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