Sauna Mania

35/2 Soi Phipat 2, Convent Road, Bangkok, Thailand, 10120

| website | +66 2 636 8129, +66 81 817 4073 |

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The nearest gay sauna to the Silom gay nightlife. Sauna Mania is split over 5 levels with facilities including a small gym and a rooftop terrace. Some areas are very dimly lit, and the stairs are steep, so be careful!

The place gets very busy after 5pm on weekdays and late afternoons and post-clubbing hours on the weekend. More frequented by Thais but foreigners are welcome.

From BTS Saladaeng (Exit 2), walk down Convent Road for about 5 minutes, then turn right on Soi Phipat 2.

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  1. Discrimination

    “Visited the sauna as it was on the same street of my hotel, was surprised at the price difference based on age – under 50, 300 baht and over, 500 baht. Attendant was very rude when I asked about it. I left as for a visitor this is discrimination. I will NOT recommend this place.”

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    on 05-22-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. Fun

    “Visited during 12 apr.
    Lots of good looking guyZ! I avoid d dark maZe as u x know who is touching u! Overall it was fun as i got approached so many time, and i went into rooms with 4 diff peeps.

    A must visit for lean, mascular asian into same type”

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    on 04-26-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. Bad service of old Receptionist guy

    “I went to Mania for the first time and felt disappointed with receptionist named Mr. Ton from his rude wording about age and eye-contact. Rooms and area are not clean. This is last time for here.”

    on 04-25-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  4. Unfriendly staff

    “We are Shanghainese. We were at mania yesterday after 10 pm. The staff who was attending at the locker station was very rude. He seem interested only in gossiping to Thai customers. He treated them well unlike to us even though we arrived first. He scolded at one of us while we were on our way up the stairs. He scolded “no phone no phone” & followed us stared at us rudely. We were shocked & confused. We didn’t bring phones with us. This staff should attend customer service lesson to teach him how to deal with customers in a polite & friendly manner. ”

    on 04-22-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  5. Overpriced

    “Visited with friends on 14,15 & 19 April on Songkran. Rude old cashier attended to us at the reception counter. Not welcoming, just wanted to know our age & collect money. Discrimination. Older guys paid a higher entrance fees. We did not mind paying a higher fee if mania’s services were good. Unfortunately some staffs were unfriendly, toilets were flirty & smelly. No body lotion, mouth wash is just like plain water. Hundred of customers just 2 bottles of mouth wash. Some rooms are without tissue, condoms & tissues not clear. Mania bosses wake up! Do U guys employ staffs just sitting playing with their smartphones & starring at customers? Same food served every New Year & Songkran. Don’t u guys feel bored? Disappointed.”

    on 04-19-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  6. Be careful in the dark room

    “My first time visit,and someone [tried to] rob my necklace in the dark room. he didn’t success but my neck was quite hurt and the necklace was broken. When I getting out,I heard someone beside me also robbed by thief,it seems not a special case for me.
    But overall it is good,value for money the provide soft drink and some food with only 360B.
    People there are quite picky,everyone thinks they can find a better one,but it never happen.”

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    on 04-15-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

    • “When visiting any sauna or spa we recommend leaving valuables and jewelry at home or locked in your hotel safe.”

      on 04-15-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

      • very good sauna

        “This place is very good, I am non Asian and love the place. always packed with hot Japanese, Korean guys.. Never had a problem. its dark, a little dirty but his is what makes it sooo Hot and sexy.. no snobs in this place .. ”

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        on 05-06-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  7. Sad

    “So many guys just walking around for hours and doing nothing. So much wasted time. Lots of attitude , fems & toothpicks. No really masculine guys who want to get it on. Giggling and so many turn offs. Rejected over and over again and that is ok. I just cannot recommend this place. I did get some play but it seemed that even the young guys were not interested in each other. I should have stayed home.”

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    on 04-02-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

    • David, you must work for Babylon

      “David your review is a total lie. This place is old and really need a renovation but all the time I have visited Mania, there is never lacking muscle guys, especially on naked night. As a frequent visitor to BKK, I found this place is convenient and very hot during naked nights. I wish they will have naked nights all week for Songkran next week.”

      on 04-05-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

      • No Lies Here

        “I do not work for Babylon. I am from the USA and I wish we had a sauna like Babylon there. I found Sauna Mania very oddly laid-out just like the other one they own. I was not there on a Naked Night but an Underwear Night. I just reported what I experienced. It was awful. Now in Pattaya and went to a sauna here, and it was not bad!”

        on 04-10-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  8. HIGH price for seniors!

    “It MUST be mentioned that this sauna, and others by same owner/group- Macho, R3, Muffill, Men Factory charge a much higher entry for those above 56 or 60, mainly aiming farang.”

    on 03-02-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  9. Below average

    “A little boring. To little light the wrong places – hard to get a glimpse of the guys just to have an idea of whom you are dealing with once it get really dark.
    Big place with potential – seems a little “tired” – run down.
    Not really bad as such, just not a lot of fun either.”

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    on 01-27-2016 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  10. Sauna Mania

    “This place really is the worst sauna I have every been to anywhere in the world. The guys were awful and there were disgusting cabins that were full of rubbish, condoms and god knows what else that obviously had not been cleared for weeks. Shameful. Dire. Stay away and don’t believe what you read on here.”

    on 12-04-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  11. Age discrimination????

    “The website of this sauna is not complete. We thought the entrance fee is one fix price for all ages. What a dirty idea to read the entrance fee on arrival at the sauna.
    My age 39 and those of my other friends 51. Is this a kind of age discrimination?”

    on 11-19-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  12. Great experience

    “My first time and it was nude night.

    It was unexpected since it was a nude night but i really enjoyed it.

    The building is tall but each floors are quite small, but its good at least you wont get lost.

    If you came late private rooms are dirty but there are a lot of guys to choose from.

    A lot of fit and hot guys during that night and there some not so attractive guys – maybe 20%.

    Wanted to experience it again.”

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    on 11-13-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  13. The best so far

    “This by far the best sauna to have fun, come thats it truly the real reason why most of us go there.
    I always visit Sauna Mania everytime I come to bkk, and i found that the counter guy is really friendly.
    22/10/2915 – went with frenz, we r both mid 30 Asian with gym bod.
    Crowd- maybe bcoz tomorrow is holiday in bkk, there seems to be more people in the sauna, there Were about 50-80 ( u cant compare this with during songkran!). Crowd mostly young to middle age thais and asians.
    It was naked nights and i [had lots of action]. Definitely a visit if you r below 40 with slim to gym fit bod n looking for the same.”

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    on 10-23-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  14. Great naked & small-towel night

    “The terrace is nice, but the whole place is in need of repair/refurbishment. The smell and general cleanthliness are quite bad. The only saving quality is the great time that can be had on naked & small-towel nights. The crowd is mostly Thai but but no reason to be shy, because they aren’t! ”

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    on 10-12-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  15. Sticky rice

    “Came here on one of their nude nights
    The venue is clean and relatively well maintained
    There’s basically no point in the steam room or sauna though because it’s all about the maze and that’s it.
    It’s mostly a sticky rice and relatively middle aged crowd, although being Thailand most are still fit.”

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    on 10-04-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  16. Grrrreat!!!

    “Oh boy. I had such a great time here. I must confess that I was kinda reluctant to go here, but since I was curious to see how Mania was after reading many positive/negative reviews, I decided to go. It turned out to be a naked night. I had barely started walking around the dark maze and I already had a guy pulling me into a cabin. It wasn’t 7 pm yet, so naked night hadn’t started. I had fun and then when to rest in the terrace (top floor). When I came down, naked party had started already and I saw dozens of fit and muscular guys everywhere. Certainly, I’d say that the crowd here is 97% Thai, I only saw two foreigners apart from me. However, I never felt left out by the crowd. I had so much fun and went home very relaxed. Regarding the facilities, well, it looks a bit outdated, but I never felt it was dirty or gross. I don’t think this is a place for an old or chubby farang because they might struggle in finding a match. I’m not exactly fit, but I’m not overweight either. Thai on Thai fun yes, some of them like farangs as well but bear in mind that they may not approach a farang because they feel shy or simply because they cannot speak English (not my case though: all the Thai guys I had fun with spoke English very well). So, give it a try and have fun!”

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    on 10-02-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  17. very good

    “wow wow.. very very nice.. So many sexy good looking guys.. omg. Perfect place. We went to Babylon and men factory, but they are nothing compared to Sauna Mania. The best.”

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    on 09-30-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  18. Best place to meet muscular guys and hot sex

    “This is the best place in Bangkok to meet hot muscular guys and having a great time. Naked nights always great. You are guaranteed to leave happy. The place and do some renovations but if you just want hot fun. This is THE PLACE to go”

    on 09-20-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

    • Crowd is good but....

      “This I have to agree. Was there on a Saturday night and wow, the crowd was just damn good. The facilities definitely needed some refurbishing.. Also cleaners should come in for clean up more frequently on busy nights. After a while, the maze area smells.”

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      on 09-30-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  19. Really need renovation

    “This place is good ONLY on naked nights. The facility is 30 years outdated. It looks dirty because everything is so old. If Babylon is having naked parties, it would get this place out of business.”

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    on 08-21-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  20. Seriously need an upgrade

    “What a shame that the owner doesn’t bother to renovate the facilities. BKK has lots of choice for saunas but this one is centrally located and have good looking clients on naked nights. We all come to saunas for fun but PLEASE spend a little money to fix your place. Some comments here about the place is dirty, actually it’s just old… Instead of spending so much money to open R3 which is so inconvenient to get to, spend a little money to renovate this place. Show your clients that you care.”

    on 06-19-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

    • No Change

      “Disregard the negative comments about redesigning. Keep it no-nonsense, simple and functional, easy-going, because that’s just what the naked nights are about. This place is exactly what Bangkok needs, relaxed & friendly. The more moaners that give the place a miss, the more I will be able to enjoy the exclusiveness of my weekly visits.”

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      on 07-13-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  21. The owner seriously need to spend some money to remodel the place

    “Out of all the saunas in BKK, this one has the best location. During naked parties only, you can find a lot of muscular guys. Unfortunately, the owner is too stingy to want to upgrade the facility. So sad in Asia, owner doesn’t care about customer opinions. Spend just a little bit of money to redesign the second floor, upgrade the steam room and shower area. And definitely remodel the toilets. I am sure more people would rather come here than boring Babylon. But you can’t compete with them because your facilities is 20 years out dated and seriously need an upgrade.”

    on 05-01-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  22. Please have naked all songkran weekend

    “This sauna only good for naked parties. Please have longer naked parties hours or have them all naked all Songkran weekend. I’m sure the place will be packed”

    on 03-25-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  23. Upgrade required

    “This sauna is old and seriously need renovation. But if you come during naked parties, it worth it. I hope they will extend naked hours and everyday during Songkran next month if they want to compete. The location is convenient but the owner seriously need to spend some money to upgrade the facility. Without the naked party, don’t bother to spend money here.”

    on 03-04-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  24. Completely empty!!!

    “Yesterday (Sunday) afternoon around 4pm, I went to Sauna Mania, it’s supposed to be all naked day, to my surprise, there were less 10 people, what’s going on? Can anyone explain to me ? Thanks!”

    on 02-15-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

    • Check the time

      “I think naked starts at 7, you should check on website for time, it’s not all day”

      on 02-26-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  25. Nice

    “Actually I do not agree with some of those comments. The staff is really friendly and the whole complex is generally clean. Mostly frequented by Thais which is ok. Some foreigners should understand that there are Thai guys who do not like westeners and they should respect that. Many foreigners come to Thailand for easy and cheap fun, but they should realize that this immage of Thailand is gone long time ago. If the tourists want something like that, they should hang in Babylon or late in the evening in the bars of Silom Soi 4, which are well known for the foreigner – thai combination of business. People should not forget that even Thai people have their right of choice and taste :-)”

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    on 02-10-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  26. Save your money and go elsewhere

    “Went there yesterday as a westerner and agree the comments of another reviewer. The place is pretty grotty and poorly lit throughout not just the darkroom maze. Young Thais certainly not interested in farangs. No condoms or lube in the locker and none to be seen in obvious locations. Admission is 200 baht and considering what you have in good clean and varied facilities at Babylon that’s where I’ll go in future. This is the worse Asian sauna I have been in.”

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    on 02-05-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  27. Each have their opinion

    “I am a white tourist, but I was in Mania sauna like a pumped barbara – thanks to sweet guys for every bang!
    The steam saunas are broken perhaps :(”

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    on 09-26-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

    • fixed

      “I think the steam room and sauna were closed for a few days. They are open now.”

      on 10-03-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  28. Enjoyed this place very much

    “Sauna Mania is very clean, and staff are very kind and helpful. Lockers are very safe. Heineken beer is B$80 for a bottle, unlike Babylon where it’s B$120. Rooms are clean and maze is active. It was the Nude Day (Thu) and the place was full of muscle and handsome. I enjoyed this place very much.””

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    on 09-23-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  29. s

    “Very impressed with the staffs service. The place was much cleaner than before. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the older cashier service attitude upon arrival. He gave us unwelcoming rude attitude. Unlike The younger cashier who was much more friendlier.”

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    on 09-19-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  30. Lovely guys

    “A comfortable place. I am a western tourist too, but I had nice time there, because I am not so machine-like than the other western tourists.”

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    on 09-18-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  31. The ugly sister of R3

    “My first impression upon walking in was wow this place is run down! And exploring the facility and getting a whiff of the smell didn’t improve my first impression. The gardens are nice to have a nap, but that’s about it. Agree there were a lot of gym fit Thais there (but frankly, so did Chakran and R3). Personally I think both R3 and Sauna Mania are poor cruising experiences because there’s not enough communal sitting spaces to help break the initial I’ve touching barrier.”

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    on 09-11-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  32. this is the place for fit n musc asian guys

    “I used this site as a guide on where to go, so I thought it was only fair that I report back. Although everyone is entitled to their opinion, I don’t understand all the negativity.. so here’s my review.
    I went to three saunas in BKK and this would be the best one for action.
    If you enter at midnight on a Saturday, even the change room will be a good indication of the quality ahead (men, not facilities).
    2nd floor is all maze, with varying elements (light/dark/open/tight)
    Guys are spread out over the entire floor.
    95% of the 150 guys are 20-40, asian and fit. At least half of that are athletic to muscular.
    Rooms could be cleaner but given their occupancy rate, makes it a hard task.
    Staff I don’t have that much interaction with, not really interested if they’re gambling downstairs. I like the that they have an usher to show me to my locker.

    Great chillout spaces on top 2 floors.
    My one negative comment would be the porn lounge. It’s not very ‘communal’”

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    on 09-02-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  33. Special Experienced

    “Its very near to my hotel – Glow Trinity Silom – about 3 minutes by walk. It was clean, and though reviews in this page said about rude staff, they are very kind and helpful for me. (I think, they like eastern foreigners). Terrace on the rooftop was wonderful, and all customers are full of muscle and handsome. The only I disappointed was that day was not nude day (underwear day lol…)
    The entrance fee is 300b and Heineken beer is 80b for each bottle. Enjoy your day. Lockers are very safe, and be careful your steps on the shower floor.”

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    on 08-24-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  34. service altitude

    “Mania is a nice sauna and good location. The place is cleaner than before. Unfortunately, we don”t like some of the staffs rude manners. We are surprised that their sister”s sauna R3 has a group of hardworking and well mannered staff. Same management but the service altitude of their staffs are such a big gap. We prefer to visit R3. All my friends are much happier when we are at R3. Staffs at R3 are friendlier & speak politely to customers unlike mania”s staffs. Sad to see the golden days of Mania is fading.”

    on 08-13-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  35. rude staff

    “My friends & I went to Mania last Friday. Rooms are cleaner than before. Some staffs are friendlier than before. But there is one particular staff working at the lockers seem to be unfriendly to customers at times.”

    on 08-13-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  36. not so special

    “The last time I visited was on naked night. Usually everybody is in the maze looking for hook up. You’ll hardly find people in steam and sauna. Very local and few foreigners. But foreigners will be somewhat outsiders. Place is not clean.”

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    on 07-19-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  37. Great time

    “Great experience at sauna mania. The crowd was good. Of course there is call for renovation. I was there last month and had a great time. Once you get to know them you will be welcomed.”

    on 07-13-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  38. Max

    “If you just want to meet hot muscular guys for hot actions, go on Naked night. This place should do some renovation to keep up with competitors in BKK. Babylon is super nice but guys just stand around with zero sexual energy unless you want to go to dark places taking chances to be touched by some fat old white grandpa. Would be nice if these two places improved on their weaknesses. Sauna Mania could use some renovation, while Babylon could host a naked theme once a week.”

    on 06-25-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  39. Naked Night

    “I was greeted warmly at checkin. Being the only farang, any Thai announcements were translated into English for me.
    A mix of younger guys to muscle to daddy. I has a great time despite the curfew being in place.”

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    on 06-13-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  40. lazy & rude Mania's staffs

    “I went to Sauna Mania on Friday. I agreed with the recent comments about rude & lazy Mania’s staff. This sauna seems to be a casino rather than a sauna. You can see staff gambling at the cashier area when you enter their sauna. No smile & customer’s service minded. I’m wondering does their boss knows about the lazy & rude staff behaviour. Rooms & toilets are flirty. No one bothers to clean. All they know are gambling! Never encounter such problems at other sauna. Staff are friendlier & never talk rudely about customers unlike Mania’s staffs. I will inform all my friends not to visit this sauna. Bad services!”

    on 05-15-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  41. bad service

    “Very disappointed with Mania. Bad, rude & lazy staff attitudes. They don’t care about customer service. Rooms & toilets are not cleaned. Staff & manager spend most of their time gambling at the counter. Never go again.”

    on 05-14-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  42. Naked night

    “Naked nights are truly the best nights to go there, otherwise, it’s just boring. Yes, compared to the other two big saunas in Bangkok that don’t bother with that theme, this place is old and not as nice. But if you want to go to sauna to have action with a lot of attractive guys around, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE (only on those nights).”

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    on 12-10-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  43. Not ideal for White Guys

    “I went on a naked event night (Friday) and had read the other reviews so wasn’t expecting a great venue.
    I was please to see it was ok. Yes, the place was very dark and the music blasted you from first step in the door but you adapt as time went on.
    I was one of two white guys there and did not feel welcome at all. The other white guy was young and hot but like me but was ignored by the locals who were all pretty hot almost without exception.
    Respectfully, this is a place for locals only and any subtle advance is met with a push or groan. I know what you are thinking… no I am not an ugly old monster. I am a tall slim blonde attractive Australian male. Remember many Thai guys do not like white guys (farang) and react with aggression to any approach. This preference should be respected. I recommend you try somewhere else.”

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    on 12-07-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  44. Great experience for the right reasons

    “I enjoyed this place very much. Maybe because my reason for going to a sauna is to meet other guys, not so much the architecture and top cleanness. This is also why I chose to go on a naked night (Thursday) at 6PM. Perhaps this made my luck of being among a packed crowd of guys with a good proportion of attractive ones. As an earlier reviewer wrote, there are many stairs and they are tricky (narrow). Remember that it is no dishonor to navigate carefully the stairs of an unknown place, even if it is a gay sauna!”

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    on 09-27-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  45. “Too dirty and like another reviewer says too dark. I feel bad while I am there and it isn’t comfortable.”

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    on 06-08-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  46. “Music is too loud. Place is too dark. Rooms are not clean at all. I had to clean up the bed before using it!”

    on 04-17-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  47. “So nice place.”

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    on 03-22-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  48. “Update from my previous review: Sauna Mania seems to be in a suicide spiral. The filthy rooms and lazy staff continues. The maze used to be pretty nice with good paint colors and just right lighting, a good mix of dark areas and warmly illuminated areas. Over the past couple of months, it has changed, getting a little worse each time I’ve visited. The staff has painted everything black – – hallway walls, doors to cabins, walls in the cabins, the bed frames. I’m guessing so they have to clean the walls. The place is quite dark now and you can’t really make out faces and features that well, (not even the color / style of a guys underwear so you can go hunt him down after he’s passed by!) By my last visit, they had installed some obnoxious glaring string lights in one hallway that pulses on and off, apparently to discouraged the peeping Toms from peeping in that area where they were the biggest problem. The result is nobody hangs out there anymore, nobody wants to be seen in such unflattering light or have their night vision whited out in a flash. Outside the maze, they’ve turned what used to be a relaxing garden on the 3rd floor (down the hall from the shower area, the sauna and steam room) into just another dark place. The garden used to have warm glowing lights strung in trees and guys would hang out there to talk, smoke and take a nap; no cruising went on there, just relaxing after coming from the steam room or sauna. Now, no lights, completely dark, nothing special anymore. I saw nobody in that area on my last visit. They’ve also darkened the shower area to the point that you see almost only silhouettes in the shower. I’m not one to stare in the shower, but I do think part of a good experience at a sauna is sharing the shower with other beautiful bodies; of course we all enjoy seeing without staring. I suppose as a result of these changes, the crowd seems to have gotten a lot smaller, and older. I was there on a Saturday night a couple of weeks ago and at 1:30 in the morning, there were only about 30 or 35 guys in the maze, looking mostly in their mid-30’s, and three or four white foreigners, one 20-something look, the others looking late 40’s or older, and one black foreigner about 30-something. (By the way, I am Thai and 38 years of age.) Saturday nights used to see close to a hundred guys roaming the cruising areas at that time of night. Maybe it was just that night. The other thing, though, is that the usual influx of young guys coming there after the bars close, usually after 2:00 a.m. didn’t happen, at least not noticeably. And the guys who were there that night were mostly older.

    I want to give a warning that I think is warranted: On the naked nights (Thursday and Sunday), the staff locks two exit doors to the maze area so that they can enforce the naked-only zone. Everyone must use the stairs from the 3rd floor to enter and leave. I think this could be a hazardous situation if there were an emergency.

    I miss the original Sauna Mania. Even if it was (and still is) a bit dirty, it had a nice atmosphere. But the staff there now seems intent on killing that atmosphere with their design tweaks. If they’d go back to the original setup, raise the walls a bit so the peepers couldn’t interfere, they’d once again be a pretty good off-the-beaten-path sauna to visit. As it is now, if I return there it will be only out of curiosity to see what they’ve done with the place!”

    on 02-09-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  49. “Referring to the previous review. I live in the district where Sauna Mania is and have never ever experienced old out of shape foreigners hanging around in the shower area.

    I am 62 and wonderful in shape and never ever had problems with the Thais.”

    on 12-26-2012 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  50. “An interesting place, but really the “private rooms” are usually filthy. Staff members simply sleep the night through instead of cleaning as they are supposed to. You have to take it upon yourself to clean the bed and room to some extent before you “start” your action. Be sure to wear flip flops, or you’ll be grossed out when you step in a mess!

    Attendees tend to be office workers after work during the weekdays. Saturday night tends to be guys in the late 20’s to low 40’s. Some younger guys come in sometimes late at night, usually in groups that stick together in packs, going everywhere together and usually not doing much else; just there for the music and atmosphere.

    Recently, there’s been a number of older white guys showing up. They’re mostly quite out of shape, some even obese. They are there just to see what they can see, as no one gives them attention. They tend to be invasive in the shower area, making no pretence that they are staring at you, spending hours in the shower area. It has turned the Thai crowd off to foreigners. There’s even been some Thais suggesting white foreigners not be allowed in because of this behaviour, or an age maximum be imposed.

    The walls between the rooms are not so high, so “peeping Toms” is quite common, with guys hoisting themselves up to look over the walls. One guy recently was caught using his cell phone to video the action in the next room this way. There’s been some angry guys cussing out the offenders. Sauna Mania needs to raise the walls some before they get a fight in there!(Or, before someone has their video posted in the internet!)

    The gardens are okay-to-nice, but mosquito infested. Sit down for just ten minutes and you’ll have several bites in no time. The sauna should at least burn a few mosquito coils in the areas, but I guess it would cut a few Baht off their profits.”

    on 12-01-2012 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  51. “Sauna Mania surprised a first-timer like me. They only provided super mini towels which are rather worn out. The building is small and has lots of stairs. Not recommended for those looking for a comfortable cruising experience.”

    on 08-13-2012 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  52. “Not the cleanest or the most stylish sauna in Bangkok but Mania does attract some interesting and good-looking guys. There’s a discount for gym members (any gym really). You’ll see quite a few gym-fit people, especially on Thursday, Friday and Sunday when there is a special “naked night” theme. So you know what to expect.. The theme party starts at 7pm onwards. I suggest you show up early because people don’t really stick around until late. By 9pm, it becomes rather quiet. At the weekend, though, the sauna gets busy again after 2am when all the clubs have closed.”

    on 05-18-2012 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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Sauna Mania Bangkok gay sauna

venue sauna (桑拿)

features steam room, sauna, sun terrace, maze, relaxing cabins, dark room, gym (蒸汽房, 桑拿, 阳台, 迷宫, 放松舱, 暗室, 健身房)

exclusively gay

customers Gay

attracts All types (所有派)

weekday 15:00 - 06:00

weekend 15:00 - 06:00

last updated: 05-20-2016

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