My Top 7 Escape Rooms in Seoul

It has been almost three years since escape rooms have become one of my biggest hobbies. I still like them and go to one at least once a month and sometimes do more than three rooms in one day. That may sound like a lot, but in my defense, Seoul has multiple escape rooms in each college town, and they’re usually about 20,000 KRW per person per room, so it’s more affordable.

When I meet up with some friends who like escape rooms, we sometimes casually pop into one after a meal, or reserve a popular room two months ahead of time because the spots get filled quickly on weekends. Some people may think I’m obsessed, but it’s so much fun to test our teamwork and solve logic puzzles in beautifully decorated rooms!

Out of the many escape rooms that I have done in Seoul, these seven would be my favorites (Mainly for the sensors and decor!).

*Most rooms require Korean language skills.
Make sure to have at least one Korean speaker in your escape team!


<1> Gangnam Lol Escape- Master of Locks

Master of Locks is one of my favorite rooms because it truly tested the team’s escape room skills. It’s definitely not an escape room for a group of beginners. I wish I could challenge myself to do this room again, but my friends and I did 95% of the room and failed with a few locks left. I do not recommend this room for people who do not like being in the dark, but you won’t be in the dark for the entire time.

Difficulty– 10 out of 10. Go with your best escape team.
Decor– Average. Clean and simple.
Lock:Sensor Ratio– 7:3
Duration– 60 min
Recommended Group Size– 4 to 6

lol Escape (롤이스케이프)

Official Website / Naver Place / Google Maps
Themes– Dream Catcher, Escape from Planet X, The Sword of Virtue, Bistro Pi Ba Da, Fireman, Basement Security Booth, Master of Locks, and Murder Jane.


<2> Hongdae Seoul Escape Room- The Lost City of Amazon

The Lost City of Amazon is probably the most decorative room that I have been to. Just being there would be fun even if you won’t succeed in escaping. You’ll be surprised by how much is inside. Be sure to make a reservation at least a few weeks ahead of time, wear comfortable clothes, and go in a bigger group!

Difficulty– 8 out of 10
Decor– One of the best. Makes you feel like you’re in the amazon.
Lock:Sensor Ratio– 2:8
Duration– 75 min
Recommended Group Size– 4 to 6

Seoul Escape Room (서울이스케이프룸)

Official Website / Naver Place / Google Maps
Themes (Hongdae 2)- The Lost City of the Amazon, Haunted House of the Venetian Merchant, Escape from the CIA Headquarters
Locations– Hongdae 1 & 2, Gangnam 1 & 2, Seo-myeon, Bupyeong
*As far as I know, Seoul Escape Room is the only escape room in Korea that always has puzzles in both English and Korean, and usually has a staff that can speak English as well.


<3> Hongdae Mystery Escape- Vampire Dracula’s Castle

I did the Vampire Dracula’s Castle with four friends who were escape room beginners and still enjoyed it because it was so interactive with all the sensory-gadgets! The puzzles required Korean listening and reading skills so it would be difficult without a Korean speaker.

Difficulty– 8 out of 10
Decor– Dimly lit, but not too dark. Fitting the theme well.
Lock:Sensor Ratio– 2:8
Duration– 60 min
Recommended Group Size– 2 to 4

Official Website / Naver Place (Hongdae 1)
Themes– Ghost Story, The Secret of Victor the Serial Killer, The Lost Treasure, Vampire Dracula’s Castle
Locations– Hongdae 1&2, Gangnam, Gwangju, Daegu


<4> Shinchon Excape- LETHE (The Great Mansion)

One room in LETHE had a sensory puzzle that I have never seen in any other escape room. I recommend this to escape room geeks who want to experience something new!

Difficulty– 7 out of 10
Decor– Brightly lit, clean, and spacious.
Lock:Sensor Ratio– 4:6
Duration– 60 min
Recommended Group Size– 2 to 4

Official Website / Naver Place / Google Maps
Themes– B-Pollo 17, The Extraordinary Hobbit House, Lethe, Macao, R-Vino (All the rooms that I have done at this location were very interactive and decorative!)
Locations– White and Black (both in Shinchon). The Black location says that they have an English version available!


<5> Hongdae Secret Code- Geppetto

Geppetto is one of my favorite rooms for the decor. The poster is a fairly accurate depiction of what you will be seeing in the room! I recommend this for smaller groups because the room is small.

Difficulty– 6 out of 10. Hints are asked and answered in Korean through the chat room on the laptop.
Decor– Cute and decorative!
Lock:Sensor Ratio– 6:4
Duration– 60 min
Recommended Group Size– 2 to 3

Official Website / Naver Place / Google Maps
Themes– The Disappearance of the Baekma Church, Geppetto, The Independence Army, Lost in the Mountains, Mission (easy/hard), The Secret Room (not for minors)
Locations– Gangnam Station, Gangnam Spao, Hongdae


<6> Myeongdong Key Escape- Black Pearl (Pirate Ship)

I was surprised to find an actual ship inside the Black Pearl room! Get ready to set sail~ All puzzles in this room are in Korean and English. Their English is not perfect, but it’s enough to get by without a Korean speaker.

Difficulty– 6 out of 10
Decor– You’ll see a ship inside a room!!
Lock:Sensor Ratio– 8:2
Duration– 60 min
Recommended Group Size– 3 to 4

Official Website / Naver Place / Google Maps
Themes– The Missing Witness, Wizard, Murder, Doors, Mansion, The White, Black Pearl, Stalker, Mad House
Locations– Gangnam, Hyehwa, Myeongdong, Hongdae, Jeonju, Busan


<7> Shinchon Doo Escape- Mad Scientist

The Mad Scientist made me feel like I was actually in a high-tech science lab. If you get scared easily, there will be one small thing that might scare you towards the end, so let your braver friends go into new rooms first.

Difficulty– 7 out of 10
Decor– Enjoy exploring a high-tech science lab. 😉
Lock:Sensor Ratio– 2:8
Duration– 60 min
Recommended Group Size– 3 to 5

Official Website / Naver Place / Google Maps
Themes– A Secret Rendevous, Godfather, Definition of Justice, Mad Scientist

Hope you enjoy these seven escape rooms as well!
If you have any recommendations for escape rooms, please let me know in the comments 🙂

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