The Boilerhouse

12 Crane Lane, Dublin, Ireland

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audience rating The Boilerhouse, 3.4 out of 5 based on 21 ratings
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Popular gay sauna over 5 floors in the Temple Bar area, close to all the gay bars and clubs. Opened in 1997, The Boilerhouse replaced the former sauna ‘The Gym’ which had been in business since 1979.

Facilities include dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, lockers, showers, private cabins, smoking area, TV lounge, sling area and solarium. The onsite café bar serves coffee and specialty drinks as well as snacks. Free internet access available.

The Boilerhouse is home to STEAM, a monthly men-only after-hours club night – check their Facebook page for the next date.

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Value

3

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3.3

Service

3.5

Cleanliness

3
based on 6 reviews
  1. AMAZING

    “Mondays & Tuesdays not that busy, starts to get busy on Wednesday around 8pm up until Sunday night best times Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. The clientele from young guys to 70’s if not more lots of gorgeous guys and like I said in other reviews IRISH guys are the best that’s why every time I go to DUBLIN on holidays I go to THE BOILERHOUSE just got back to the USA but I’ll be back in APRIL of next year can’t wait to have more of those great IRISH guys”

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     on 11-12-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. first visit in April 2016

    “Staying Temple Bar…. going to the boiler house was great. Place was very clean, the guys were wonderful. Every night that I went I wasn’t disappointed. Top floor was great stay on my knees and things would magically appear. True older crowd but older crowd with nice action.”

     on 11-08-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. There alot

    “Defo one of the best saunas I ever had been 2 friendly staff, very clean, love Friday nights there some Saturdays its hard 2 get what u want as its very busy.”

     on 10-12-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Never Again

    “Only old guys who are there to peak under your towel without even saying “hi” to you, sauna wasn’t very clean, and all of that for an expensive price.
    Was there on a Sunday afternoon with my boyfriend and we ended up walking around several times trying in vain to find a reasonably attractive guy, but ended up leaving after 30 minutes of discomfort, being spotted by Santa-Claus-looking guys in their 70’s.”

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     on 08-28-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. LOVE IT

    “I am a fan of this sauna; every time that I go to DUBLIN I go to the BOILER . It is true that is full of older guys, but also many good looking guys, over the weekend many young guys. The attitude like in any sauna around the world from the ones that are full of themselves to the annoying queens but I don’t pay attention to any of them. Have had the best shags of my life with very attractive and nice guys. I love those IRISH guys. I’ll be back in Oct and will visit each and every day of my stay.”

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     on 01-11-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Massage and sauna visit

    “I visited the Boierhouse on Wednesday 30th September for a massage which at €40 for a one hour session was I felt excellent value. Having had a glimpse of the surroundings and the guys walking round in their towels I decided to pay a proper vvisit the next day!
    To be honest the guys who were there (I was there early afternoon) were all in the 50s or 60s but as that is my preferred age it wasn’t a problem for me.
    My return visit incurred an entrance fee of €15 and €5 refundable for flipflops. This I felt was reasonable
    The reception and coffee bar are small but welcoming and the staff couldn’t have been nicer or more friendly and after explaining to me what was available on each floor they left me to explore. I was not disappointed!
    The private cubicles and big enough for four (I can vouch for this!) and have expertly placed mirrors so if the door is closed one can still get a pleasent view of the interior of the room!
    Overall a very enjoyable afternoon, I will be returning and I can recommend it!”

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     on 10-05-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Twice in 1 weekend

    “I went here on Friday night and enjoyed it from start to finish! Nice staff and a good crowd from 20’s-70’s and possibly older! A few muscle Mary’s that think they’re too good for everyone but that’s to be expected in every sauna! I enjoyed the sling rooms and the cruising area in general, the only fault I had was that you get 1 condom and 1 lube on arrival and if you want more you have to go back downstairs and ask for it. I think this can wreak the mood if your getting horny with someone/group and you have to leave to restock! I prefer saunas that have condoms and lube in every booth or at least at stations on every floor for convenience and safety! The guys were friendly and chatting and it was a nice vibe.
    I went back on Saturday and felt totally different vibe, the crowd was 70% 50+ 20% real arrogant up themselves ‘fit’ guys and 10% decent guys. 1 older daddy type seemed to act like king of the castle sitting at the bar checking everyone who entered and cruising the corridors like he owned them. He was a big beefy silver haired/beared type and got a lot of attention from guys but on 2 separate occasions I witnessed him roughly push guys who tried to make a pass. He seemed like a regular by the way he was very friendly with the staff. I heard a few guys comment on his attitude. There was a good majority of the younger crowd seemed to have very bad attitudes on the Saturday compared to the Friday crowd. It’s a shame the Saturday tainted my view on the place because when leaving after Friday’s visit I couldn’t wait to get back! The entrance of €22 was a bit on the steep side. The location s great, really easy to find from temple bar.”

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     on 05-10-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Easter 2015

    “I made two trips to this sauna during the Easter weekend. On the Sunday it was very busy and if you are into very old guys – and I’m talking 70s and older – then this is the place for you. 80% were old men and the music was AWFUL. It was as loud as it could possibly be, this was to discourage guys from sleeping in the cabins, as it is open all night. I went back on Tuesday and it wasn’t nearly so busy and, thankfully, the music was much quieter. Old men were everywhere but I did have a nice time with a hairy Irish guy in his late 20s. This was after being there for about 4 hours though.
    It has plenty of cabins, clean enough and the staff friendly enough. Free condoms & lube. Very central location but, those old Irish men! Most of them looked as if they should have been at home preparing their sermon for the following Sunday.
    Dublin is a wonderful city and the Guinness is liquid perfection, so next time I’m there I’ll find something else to do, this sauna is not raunchy enough for me. The entrance fee was rather high, about 22 euros if I remember correctly.”

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     on 04-12-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

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The Boilerhouse Dublin

venue sauna

features bar, cafe, shop, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi

exclusively gay

attracts All types

weekday 12:00 - 05:00

weekend 24 hours

last updated: 10-14-2016

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