Europe • Gay Sauna & Cruise Club Index

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Recent Reviews

no entry

“was refused to enter : I was told 'only locals'.... I am not very old - fat - ..”

Yuri on The JAXX
Berlin, Germany

Good prices, friendly staff

“I was there Sunday and Saturday and was full. Middle age guys around 30 to 40. In the ..”

Adi on codeRED
Warsaw, Poland

Pot luck

“Mid-afternoon, mid-week in mid-June was fairly busy - but most men were occupied in the ..”

Swithen on Les Bains d’Odessa
Paris, France

Sun City Paris Gay Sauna

Same shit happened to me 2 years ago

“The man in the entrance said that I was fatigue, which meant that I was ..”

Henry on Sun City
Paris, France

You need to be a member

“If you are just visiting Stockholm, the chances are you will not be able to get in ..”

Dean on SLM Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Completely agree

“Agreed. Great ..”

Andy on Sauna Thermas
Barcelona, Spain

This place is closed

“This places is ..”

Gonzalo on BOONKER Bar – reported closed
Zagreb, Croatia

age discrimination

“How on earth in 2017 does this place get away with such blatant discrimination to LGBT ..”

David on The JAXX
Berlin, Germany

The Worst Sauna

“Been sauna everywhere in Europe from Budupest to Berlin to London and think this is the ..”

Sauna on TEXAS Sauna
Stockholm, Sweden

Indeed an great place

“Went there on a Sunday at about 6pm and left at midnight. Clean, nice atmosphere, hot men ..”

tamir on Der Boiler
Berlin, Germany

Sun City Paris Gay Sauna

If your the right "type" but....

“Even then not a friendly vibe at all. Just get the business ..”

Lou on Sun City
Paris, France

Gay Sauna Number 52 in Newcastle

Lthrbotff

“Staff here are so rude, they should all have a lesson in good customer service and good ..”

Mindyour on Number 52
Newcastle, United Kingdom

I agree

“Very much ..”

Andy on Sauna Thermas
Barcelona, Spain

Really good

“I had a great time. Good facilities, clean and staff were ..”

Andy on Sauna Thermas
Barcelona, Spain

The boss is friendly and a funny guy

“I went there on Wednesday night, crowd started after midnight, a cozy environment. The ..”

Asian on DARK Sitges Bar (DSB)
Sitges, Spain

Gay sauna in Northwich

Wednesday is my fave day

“Been going on Wednesday's to the midweek tgirl event for a while now. Was very nervous at ..”

kellyjane on Northwich Sauna
Northwich, United Kingdom

VERY UNFRIENDLY STAFF

“I went there without my residence permit to show that I'm under 26, and the staff was ..”

Eric on Sauna Nieuwezijds
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Guide-to-Safer-Sex-and-HIV-prevention  

Europe’s gay cruise club and gay sauna scene – FAQ’s

Visiting a gay sauna or cruise club for the first time? Here’s what you need to know.

What is a gay cruise club?

Gay cruise clubs are mostly private, members only adult sex clubs. In many countries these clubs are licensed by local government. We’ve also included some more traditional gay bars that have extensive cruising areas (such as a dark room or maze) but that don’t require membership.

How do you become a member?

Most clubs offer membership on the door. You will need an official photo ID that shows your age. There is a strict age requirement, usually a minimum of 18 or 21 years of age. In Italy, you need to purchase an ArciGay UNO Card. The card is available at most cruise clubs and saunas; and once obtained, it can be used throughout the country.

What are themed nights?

Themed night cater to those who enjoy a particular fetish and will usually have a strictly enforced dress code. You may be refused entry if you are not wearing the appropriate clothes for the evening (e.g. leather, jeans, army gear, boots, etc.). Check the club’s website for theme details. On naked nights, you will be expected to remove all your clothes, but not your shoes.

Can I change into my outfit on arrival?

Most clubs offer a coat check and provide a bag into which you place any clothes that are not part of your outfit. You receive a numbered token or wristband. You charge drinks to your number and pay when you leave.

Will I be turned away?

So long as you dress appropriately, cruise clubs “welcome all” regardless of age, race or body type. There are notable exceptions, such as Laboratory in Berlin, who have unexplainable door policies that see some admitted and others turned away for no apparent reason. Be aware that some clubs don’t admit customers wearing strong-smelling perfume or aftershave.

What facilities will I find at a cruise club?

The quality of cruise clubs vary widely. Most have a bar, dark room, maze, slings, cages and work hard to keep the play areas and toilets clean - others don’t. Bigger clubs may have a dance floor and DJ’s. Cruise clubs don’t usually have private cabins, so you need to be quite open-minded. Most cruise clubs provide free condoms and lube. It’s a good idea to take a small hand towel.

What is a gay sauna?

Virtually all gay saunas in Europe are licensed health clubs. Membership requirements vary widely. In the UK, for example, membership is not usually required but you may be asked for a valid photo ID that shows your age.

What happens on arrival?

On arrival, you will be given a locker number. The sauna entry fee usually includes locker rental for your clothes and a towel (to wear). You may need to bring your own lock for the locker. Locker theft is a widespread problem, so leave valuables at home or at your hotel. If you don’t fancy walking around in bare feet, it’s a good idea to bring your flip-flops.

What facilities does a gay sauna offer?

A gay sauna (or bathhouse) usually features a dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, showers and lounge area. Some also have a swimming pool, café, bar and/or a gym. Most gay saunas have a dark room and private cabins. You may be charged an extra fee to rent a private cabin. Free condoms and lube are provided at most venues, but not all - so, best go prepared. Massage services are less common in Europe than in Asia.

Locker Theft

Locker theft is a widespread problem across Europe in saunas and gyms - gay or straight. If you become a victim of this crime management will offer sympathetic ear, but nothing more. The reality is if you leave your mobile or wallet in a locker you are doing so at your own risk.

Play Safe - a few minutes of fun is not worth a lifetime with HIV

Don’t take risks with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. • Always use a condom • Make sure the condom fits correctly. • Use a water- or silicone-based lube, never an oil-based lube. • Say no if someone asks you to do something you don’t want to do.