Europe • Gay Sauna & Cruise Club Index

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Recent Reviews

Sleazy!

“Loved the club! Sleazy and kinky a little bit. If you don't like smoking, come only on ..”

Mike on Scheune
Berlin, Germany

Social club, not a cruise club

“Definitely go there to socialise. If you look for any action, go somewhere else. Very ..”

Mike on WOOF Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Great fun!

“Love the club, love the dark room! Very crowded on weekends, lot of action. Every time I ..”

Mike on TOM’S Bar
Berlin, Germany

One of the best gay saunas in Europe!

“Absolutely loved it! Plenty of space, plenty of guys mixed age and types. Loved the steam ..”

Mike on Der Boiler
Berlin, Germany

Gem

“Awful place. Met a guy who was just as keen to get out of ..”

Neil on Lads Locker Room
Bristol, United Kingdom

Love this place

“Everything works ok, not sure what the other guy is on about. Loads of stuff being ..”

Zack on The Brighton Sauna
Brighton, United Kingdom

Small and dark

“I visited many saunas; did u remember the German one? OK, FORGET IT! ...this sauna is ..”

Hhh on H2O Sauna – Benidorm
Benidorm, Spain

Only one gay sauna in Berlin!

“So how come a huge (and ever expanding) city like Berlin has ONLY ONE gay sauna? The ..”

Lil Kim on Der Boiler
Berlin, Germany

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Nice for Belgrade

“Very nice place. Only sauna in Belgrade. Not many people, but enough for ..”

Bojan on RED Line
Belgrade, Serbia

Crazy small

“I was there at 5 pm on a Monday and I have never seen such a collection of old ..”

Luca on Sauna Nieuwezijds
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rude staff

“Very unfriendly staff, it used to be good, but now it sucks (and I don't mean the cocks) ..”

Yves on Hòmens
Valencia, Spain

Selling feature?

“Was that a selling ..”

Lou on Sauna Thermas
Barcelona, Spain

I had fun! (on a Monday night)

“The idea of hanging out naked and drinking a few beers seemed fun and so I went to Naked ..”

Kevin on NAKED Bar Madrid
Madrid, Spain

very dark, but hot guys

“Sauna and steam room are extremely dark, you will hit your face cause you don't see ..”

Paul on Sauna Thermas 205
Porto, Portugal

The Eagle gay cruise club Newcastle Upon Tyne

loved it!!!

“Absolutely wonderful night full of new and amazing experiences ..”

george on EAGLE Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Escort sauna

“Would save a lot of time if honestly it was clearly defined cause it is $$$$ guys get ..”

Lou on Sauna Thermas
Barcelona, Spain

One beverage included

“I was not disappointed. Sauna neither too small nor too big. Quite clean place. Nearby a ..”

oborandy on Termas Hispalis
Seville, Spain

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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.