Europe • Gay Sauna & Cruise Club Index

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Recent Reviews

It's just meh

“They make out to be the best gay sauna in London but in reality it is just meh. There ..”

8-- on Sweatbox Sauna
London, United Kingdom

Pleasant and fairly clean sauna/bad naked party

“Atmosphere was pleasant. Visitors (I was on Saturday night) aged on average forty years ..”

Renato on District35
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Left in 5 minutes

“Smelly, old and one of the worst I've been to - left in 5 ..”

Rob on The Boilerhouse
Dublin, Ireland

Favorite in Salzburg

“This is a favorite place for guys of all ages to stop by, have a beer and a chat, ..”

Eric on Dark Eagle
Salzburg, Austria

Subman asks.

“Iv'e been about 5 times and enjoy myself each visit. However, I now want to get a little ..”

John on Chariots – Vauxhall
London, United Kingdom

Bisex night

“Muy aburrido. La mitad de los hombres iban con todo su ropa puesta y nadie 100% desnudo. ..”

Massexo on DEPOT Milano
Milan, Italy

out-of-shape

“Funny how everyone has their own taste... If I know that a sauna has days when more ..”

Matt on Szauna 69
Budapest, Hungary

Excellent

“Well I didn't pick up it was Friday afternoon, staff are friendly. I was only in the ..”

Bobby on Lads Locker Room
Bristol, United Kingdom

Price

“Can anyone confirm the price no info ..”

Paul on Unit 2 Sauna
Birmingham, United Kingdom

18

“Not been for year just wondering how much entry is can anyone let me ..”

Jim on Number 18
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

WHAT THE BEST DAY TO GO?

“BETTER FRIDAY OR SUNDAY EVENING FOR MOSTLY YOUNG GUYS? C EST MIEUX LE VENDREDI OU ..”

JONNY on Magnum Sauna
Budapest, Hungary

Hot

“Amazing place. Various floors with lots of men, from young to not so ..”

JJ on The Boots
Antwerp, Belgium

Visited during hustlaball 2016

“First time ...I was planing to return next time in Berlin. Very nice people inside the ..”

BIDU on Gate Sauna – CLOSED
Berlin, Germany

how to find it

“I added a pic to show you how to find it. The address itself won't help a lot since ..”

Adrian on Open Space
Kiev, Ukraine

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Very nice but empty

“Very nice sauna, all is new, very clean and comfortable. Shame it's open only late in the ..”

Guy on RED Line
Belgrade, Serbia

le ZOO je kiffe

“Superbe endroit pour s'éclater. Un club sans tabou, ni jugement, ici on vient pour ..”

nicolasxixeme on ZOO Mens Bar
Gran Canaria, Spain

empty

“Went there on 15 April. Completely empty except 1 weird ..”

Name on CSSL
Riga, Latvia

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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.