SHELTER, Seoul - gay cruise club in Seoul - Travel Gay Asia


near Nonhyeon Station, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea

audience rating: SHELTER, 3.6 out of 5 based on 49 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. From Exit 5, walk towards ‘Buy The Way’ convenient store, turn right at the corner. Walk towards the end of the road, then turn right opposite Tomato Gym. Look for entrance to a green building #18-2.

nearest station : Nonhyeon (Exit 5)

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



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based on 11 reviews
  1. Great choice

    “Probably the best cruise club I ever been to,many hot guys with lots of actions happening!Will definitely come back!“

      on 03-04-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Ugly crowd

    “I dont know why, but when I came to this club, last week it was crowded but there really was no any good looking people at least not my type. Most of them were bears in their 40s and a few yonger guys but not good looking at all. And also more important than the crowd inside is the cleanliness of this place, to say it more correct absolutely lack of it. “


      on 17-02-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Good-looking crowd

    “Most of guys there were good-looking with nice athletic bodies. It was my first time when I visited such place. So can't compare with other places. In my opinion the place is little bit too dark so you can't really see their faces. So it turns out that I had fun with a guy who was quite elder than me.

    Guys there are quite picky if your body not in a good shape than you might need to find another place. Mine is not in a perfect condition so was rejected by a few guys. So I am going to work on it and will visit this place again hopefully without any rejection :). Btw I'm an Asian but not Korean. And thats good in my opinion that they filter guys that are mostly of my type of taste.“


      on 08-10-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Foreigners not allowed

    “I went there today (Sat 10pm) and was told that the place is only for Koreans. I have a Chinese look so it seemed the staff could really tell Koreans and Chinese apart.

    I wasn't mad though as the place was very quiet from the look outside so I guessed I would not get any actions anyway.“

      on 02-09-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Unfriendly staff

    “I highly recommend not to go to the Shelter in case you are not fit enough in the eyes of the staff. I am a gym fit Chinese and spend one hours to search for this place. When I finally find it, the barking dog at the gate say that this cruising club only welcome slim and muscular guy. I got insulted and see this guy actually not fit. Anyway, i highly recommend not to visit this club as many better club in the world.“


      on 07-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. 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.“


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

    • Thanks for very useful information about their location

      “Thanks for very useful information about their location. I tried to go there last time in December but have no luck and walking around searching and spent almost 1 hour...(guess i was so desperate) If it's okay with you can you give more guidance about their location?“

        on 14-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Arrogant crowd

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

    Highly not recommended.“


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

  8. 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?

  9. 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.“


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

  10. 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?

  11. 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.“


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

  12. 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?

  13. 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“


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

  14. 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?

  15. 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.“


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

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