Jeonju, Deokjin-dong, Jeonbuk University - Lespia Sauna
This sauna didn’t look like much from Daum Maps’ street view, nor did it when Iwalked up the street in person, but it’s in a great location just off tons ofbus lines and on the skirts of the busy, popular Jeonbuk University area. But Ithought I’d give it a try~ and I’m glad I did! It turns out it’s a nice,neighborhood jjimjilbang with friendly staff and quiet weeknights.
The sauna has the usual hot, warm and cold tubs, the cold one featuring a fountainand waterfall massage jets. You can also heat up in the Finnish dry sauna orthe salt-Jade humid sauna room (cooler of the two, but owing to the humidity it feels super hot!). There are about 10 standing showers and tons of sitting ones, and it seems if you are a member of thissauna you can keep your things in a small locker under the larger ones fordaily use.
I came in pretty late to the jjimjilbang so I didn’t try out the restaurant or snackbar, but I did look around the rooms. There are gender-segregated sleepingrooms, a CO2/fresh air room also well-suited to sleeping, and the usual warmyellow-soil room, ice room, hot salt cave, and a PC room. All areas are nicelymade up and clean, and dimly lit, at least at night. I found tons of mats andpillows and cuddled up in the women’s sleeping area before an old woman told meabout the blankets. I’m glad she talked me into getting two since it actuallywas pretty cool in there. (You’d be fine with one, but I made a bed out ofmine! Plus in the morning I noticed a sign that a second blanket is usually 500won extra but he must not have wanted to deal with me and this old lady at11pm!)
Anyway, Lespia Sauna is overall a nice place to spend the night if you happen to bearound Jeonbuk Daehakyo (University) or the nearby Deokjin Park.
Open 24 Hours
~4,000 for children
~7,000 for adults
전북 전주시 덕진구 덕진동1가 1277-2번지
Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju, Deokjin-gu, Deokjin-dong 1, 1277-2
Wikimapia of Lespia Sauna