Sauna Mania

Sauna Mania

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

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Audience Rating: Sauna Mania, 4.0 out of 5 based on 24 ratings
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The nearest local gay sauna to the gay bars and clubs in Silom.  Sauna Mania is split over 5 levels with the usual facilities including a small gym and a rooftop terrace.  Some areas are very dimly lit, and the stairs are steep so be careful!

Mania gets very busy after 5pm on weekdays and late afternoons and after-clubbing hours on the weekend.  More frequented by Thais although foreigners are always 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. 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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    Stefan 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

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

      Tom 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  2. 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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    Bill 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  3. 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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    Joe 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  4. 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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    Aaro 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  5. 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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    Rowan 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  6. 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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    Greg 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  7. 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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    Korean 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  8. 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.”

    jacky 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  9. 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.”

    Dada 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  10. 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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    Toby 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  11. 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.”

    Tythus 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  12. 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.”

    Max 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  13. 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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    Roland 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  14. 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!”

    Tack 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  15. 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.”

    Von 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  16. 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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    Michael 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  17. 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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    Greg 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  18. 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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    Steve 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  19. “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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    Bee 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

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

    Lee 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  21. “So nice place.”

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    Fresh Rain 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  22. “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!”

    James 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  23. “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.”

    RB 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  24. “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.”

    James 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  25. “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.”

    Cher 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

  26. “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.”

    Ed 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? Email info@travelgayasia.com

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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)

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Customers: Gay

Attracts: All types (所有派)

Weekdays: 12:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 12:00 - 06:00

Last updated: 10-06-2014