Europe • Gay Sauna & Cruise Club Index

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Recent Reviews

Apollo has become Steamworks

“I was recently in Berlin and during my stay The Apollo became Steamworks. The escorts or ..”

Alex on Steam Works (Apollo Splash Club)
Berlin, Germany

A rip off

“The price is not clear anywhere. 18:50€ to get in...and then 1,50€ for the slippers. ..”

Francisco on Metropol-Sauna
Frankfurt, Germany

careless

“Spacious sauna but careless .5 showers, of which only two working with a thin jet of ..”

Richard on South Factory Club (SFC)
Catania, Italy

Good impression

“After exploring Krakow I found this is best action-oriented gay place here, very well ..”

Brunon on Blue XL
Krakow, Poland

Good value

“Good but surprised by lack of condoms and any towels / tissue to wipe up any 'fluids'. ..”

Bryan on Sauna Portugal
Gran Canaria, Spain

Please change the doorman

“The doorman is really horrible, he is just arrogant and stupid just rejected me and 2 ..”

Berlinlover on Lab-oratory @ Berghain
Berlin, Germany

@Learn German - Attitude

“First, stop using exclamation marks, if you are English, just makes you look stupid. ..”

Alan on Lab-oratory @ Berghain
Berlin, Germany

w0rm

“Been here a couple of times and have to say it's simply Awesome! Friendly, great ..”

w0rms on The Locker Room
London, United Kingdom

A place for hot distractions...

“Small but rather crowded at week-ends. Nice owners. Go there instead of Denis which is ..”

Phil on BOONKER Bar
Zagreb, Croatia

Ukraine guy

“I have been here this December. I can say that it is the best place for hot Saturday. It ..”

K on Europa Multiclub (EMC)
Rome, Italy

Foreigner are not welcome for some stuff

“I been to this sauna 4 times while being in Paris.. One of the French staff at the ..”

Secret on Sun City
Paris, France

Nice place but SMELLY

“Nice big sauna but in few areas I really [did not like] -steam room opposite showers and ..”

Jan on Sweatbox Sauna
London, United Kingdom

Loved it

“Went there during the afternoon and I thought it would be empty at that time (Monday ..”

Simon on SPArtacus Bear Sauna
Rome, Italy

Infamous big club with a very amazing, inviting and attractive underground athosphere.

“Due to is a private club, there´s a very strict door policy, they has a mandatory ..”

William on At Substation
Madrid, Spain

Rather neglected

“Good location and good size building. Shame it looks like it hasn't been touched since ..”

Mike on SPLASH Sauna – Liverpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Fantástico, gente morbosa y con mucho rollo y actitud

“Mis felicitaciones por vuestro club, morboso cien por cien y a la vez un espacio muy de ..”

Armando on At Substation
Madrid, Spain

Best Sauna

“Being a regular guest, I could only recommend this venue for either chill out in the ..”

Ati on Magnum Sauna
Budapest, Hungary

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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.