Chakran Sauna, Bangkok - gay sauna & massage spa in Bangkok - Travel Gay Asia

Chakran Sauna

32 Ari Alley 4, Phaholyothin Soi 7, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400

Chakran Sauna
Chakran Sauna
Chakran Sauna
Chakran Sauna
Chakran Sauna
Chakran Sauna
audience rating: Chakran Sauna, 4.6 out of 5 based on 715 ratings click to vote:
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TODAY OG Gathering 7:30 pm

TOMORROW OG Gathering 7:30 pm

The multi-story, upscale Chakran features a nice swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, steam room, dry sauna, dark room, private cabins, café bar & restaurant that serves tasty Thai food. Male-to-male massage service is available at the next-door V Club.

Chakran’s latest facility, a rooftop onsen (“Ikuze”) – the first men-only onsen in town – has become increasingly popular. Customers are mostly Thai, Asians and some Westerners. 

The sauna gets busy after work and on the weekend. There are foam parties, naked nights and themed events – check their Facebook. The OG Gathering is very popular – entry fee includes one drink.

From Ari BTS station, walk towards the white triangle bridge, turn left onto Soi Ari (Phahonyothin 7). Continue for about 7 minutes, take a left on Alley 4. Chakran will be on your right.

nearest station : BTS skytrain: Ari (Exit 3)

weekday: 15:00 - 00:00

weekend: 14:00 - 00:00

venue: sauna (桑拿) | features: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, maze, relaxing cabins, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 阳台, 迷宫, 放松舱, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | customers: gay | attracts: Twinks, Daddies, Muscles, Bears, Businessmen



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based on 32 reviews
  1. Clean place with lots of guys ready to have fun

    “Went here twice last December 29th and 30th around 4 to 8pm. Good number of guys, some were cute and well built. Had fun with several Asian guys. Place was surprisingly clean, even their private rooms. You just need to bring your own condoms as they don’t provide them here. Would have preferred if undies are not allowed anytime upstairs so that guys who are wearing one don’t need to go back to the locker room after 5pm.“

      on 07-01-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Great experience

    “Went there on Friday evening for the first time and it was really amazing. Lots of hot and young guys, the rooftop and dark maze are really a fun place and filled with hot guys. Cleanliness was acceptable despite the crowds and craziness. Would love to bring my bf along next time for great fun together.“

      on 06-01-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Chakran reborn

    “On 04.01.2019 I paid Chakran Sauna a visit and am happy to report that my experience was very positive. I was fortunate to meet the friendly young and handsome manager, Andy, who set the tone for my visit. The entrance fee was 350 baht which included a drink at the bar which was very reasonable (considering the ripoff at Rachada Sauna for customers over 50 years of age). At Chakran, my age and Caucasian race did not cause anything untoward. The newly built onsen on the roof is simply great, and the whole area is beautiful and well-attended. The Japanese background music is well chosen to create the perfect ambiance. The whole place is spotlessly clean. The main clientele is mostly young good-looking Asians with a few Caucasians. I will not be surprised if Chakran Sauna takes the crown for the best sauna in Bangkok in the future.“

      on 04-01-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Amazing transformation!!

    “Came here 19/12/18 6-11pm and I can say Chakran has solidly taken the best sauna crown from R3 and Babylon in Bangkok. There were at least 60 guys (on a weekday) there almost all young, nice bodies (slimmer) and decent looking and if even Asians are not your preference (God knows why you're in Bangkok) the amazing new rooftop onsen and open pavilion has a great twilight atmosphere (though just a little more lighting would be perfect). Can't wait to go again (FYI no I am not affiliated in any way with Chakran :D) Well done to the owners of Chakran for making the place amazing again“


      on 19-12-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Awesome experience!

    “Chakran is superbly the best amont other gay saunas in Bangkok. Its cleanliness is incomparable... I don't see any dirt or trash. No smelly odor ,even though there are lots of people. Relaxing area in the rooftop where in there is the jacuzzi and onsen. The most exciting part is the dark maze and OG party - absolutely the best. The crowd is filled with young, fit and good-looking guys mostly Thai locals whom I love. Hope to come back again on my future trip. Thanks, Chakran for the wonderful experience.“

      on 28-11-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Thank you so much for your comment

      “Hello JP,
      On behalf of the team, I'd like to thank you for your great review. We are all delighted to hear our guest have had a great time in our home. Please send email to [email protected]om as we are preparing something for your next visit.

      We look forward to welcome you back again soon.

      Kind regards,
      Andy Chawengchinnawong
      Manager, Chakran Sauna“

        on 16-12-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. New Pricing Policy

    “I have been to this place several times, but not in the past 3 years or so. I do recall that it had great foam parties. However, it appears that they have a new pricing policy. Foreigners are charged 120 baht more than locals.“

      on 20-10-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Unfair

      “Yes, I have noted this too. I tried to tell them I did not want any drinks, did't need this drink ticket. No chance, must pay. It's only the way charge foreigners more and make money. Quite expensive 360 baht, compared to 140 baht at Ratchada. Well, I'd rather pay to go here than dirty and smelly Babylon. That place needs an immediate renovation.“

        on 01-01-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Chakran Rocks!

    “From BTS Ari, it’s a easy walk to Chakran down Soi Aree to Soi 4. After entering you go upstairs to change. There is a well equipped exercise room, showers and a multi level dark room area. New on the rooftop is BANGKOK ‘s only gay Japanesse style Onsen! In addition to a large hot tub spa, there is a dry heat sauna and wet heat steam room. A treat are the outside showers, a bar and several rest areas where anything can happen.... The first floor has bar and food service plus a massage service available with hot guys. The owner told me the renovations include construction of rooms for guests who wish to spend the night. Chakran is a good place to visit.!! Go there, relax, have fun, enjoy yourself.“

      on 30-09-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Hi Braulio

      “My name is Andy, Chakran's Manager. I wish to drop you a quick message to thank you for an awesome review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chakran again in the nearest future.“

        on 12-10-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?


    “I arrived at 1.45pm on a Sunday, reading that it would open at 2 pm. At 2.15pm I was told the sauna and jacuzzi were not open till 4 pm. The place looked dirty, the floor was dirty, the pool cold and suspect...old towels on the floor. AVOID AT ALL COST.“

      on 16-09-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. An interesting Asian experience

    “Chakran is off the beaten gay track but nonetheless located in a good area with interesting restaurants and BTS links. At around 4pm on a Sunday I was greeted with a smile and paid 360 Baht including one free drink at the bar. One part terrazzo floor glamour, one part construction site and (if you look closely at the roof top areas) one part delapidation, this sprawling facility feels a bit ad hoc in its floor plan and design. Nevertheless it does have a bit of an upmarket feel and interesting themed features, although the sauna and steam room seemed disproportionately small. The buff, cute boys lined up on tiered plinths in the bar lend Chakran a certain meat market appeal, which evidently finds favour with its predominantly Asian clientele as I was one of only two Europeans. Clearly selling massage services is the core business. Whilst not for me, I can see that some would find Chakran enormously appealing.“

      on 02-09-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Amazing place; must see with your own eyes

    “I have been visiting this place and I was very impressed with the unique decorations, lay - out, staffs, and services. The massage was great-clean, friendly staffs no pushy, great drinks. Make sure, you go early on the weekend or public holidays. Unfortunately, we had only two weeks vacations and had found this place our last couple days. We will be back again. We wish we had such a nice place in US. Keep up great jobs.“


      on 27-08-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Not too farang friendly

    “Went on a Friday evening and was the only westerner there. Defintely got the cold shoulder from what was almost exclusively Thai and Chinese crowd. The crowd was mostly 20s and 30s, with a couple 40s here and there. Plenty of gym bunnies but more than a few average physiques, as am I. Got a few gropes in the dark room. Facilities were fine and plenty of action was taking place on the rooftop after the sun went down. Entry was 360 baht with a ticket for 110 for what I assume was a drink in the bar....where the working boys hang out. But hey, check it out for yourself. Maybe I am a hideous troll that gets shunned everywhere else in the world and it was nothing at all against westerners. ;-) (but I don't think so....)“


      on 24-08-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Cool place to relax and meet new friends.

    “I like japanese style at Chakran. It have many activity, there are Onsen , steam-room, sauna, pool, rooftop, restaurant, gym, massage.“


      on 17-08-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Heaven on Earth

    “First time i found the outdoor onzen on da rooftop. OMG these's new heaven that i never seen before. U can meet your new friends by heart to heart there. Come and enjoy the party everynight. I hope i goona be there as much as i can.“


      on 16-08-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. สะอาดมาก คนมาเที่ยวเป็นคนมีการศึกษา พนักงานบริการให้คำแนะนำดีมาก

    “ไปที่นี่แล้วแทบไม่อยากจะกลับ. พักผ่อนสบาย ถ้ามีโอกาสแทบอยากไปทุกวัน ปรับปรุงดาดฟ้าใหม่เป็นออนเซนสไตล์รีสอร์ท ดีมากจริงๆ สถานที่สะอาดมาก คนมาเที่ยวเป็นคนมีการศึกษา พนักงานบริการให้คำแนะนำดีมาก“


      on 16-08-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. A place to relax and to have fun

    “If you’re looking for a place to relax and to have fun at the same place, this place would be your answer. I love the open air rooftop with a lot of spaces to lie down on. Sometimes they provide you a pillow. And another part of the rooftop, they have a hot pool where I can relax and see the sky.

    If you wanna have fun with naked party, they usually start everyday around 7.30 pm where there’s a lot of young Asian guys. Asian lovers might love this activity. They also provide free condoms and lube so you can have fun either in this outdoor spaces or in private room on 4th floor.“


      on 16-08-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

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