Sauna Mania

35/2 Soi Phipat 2, Convent Rd, Bangkok, Thailand, 10120 | map | directions

audience rating: Sauna Mania, 3.7 out of 5 based on 98 ratings click to vote:
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The nearest gay sauna to the Silom gay bars. Sauna Mania has 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!

This 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.

weekday: 15:00 - 06:00

weekend: 15:00 - 06:00

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) | customers: gay | attracts: All types

corrections | last updated: 13-10-2017

| website | +66 2 636 8129, +66 81 817 4073 | email this to me

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Value

3.7

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2.8

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3.3

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2.7
based on 50 reviews
  1. Not for mature traveler

    “Have been here a few times & the place has got worse. It is unfriendly & unwelcoming.

    If you are 50 or over expect to be treated if you're radioactive. The higher price for older people is discriminant & outrageous. They don't want you there.“

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      on 12-10-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. The location is good

    “I have been to Mania sauna many times over the past few years. The location is very good as it near the gay area (by walking distance). Although the place is a bit run down already.

    For people who like Thai guys, it used to have many local guys go there on Friday and Saturday, but I went there the last few times, mostly are guy in 30-50. The best time to go is after 1 am on Friday and Saturdays. More young guys will go after party.

    Overall, the entry fee is cheap and the location is good. Still worth to go.“

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      on 07-10-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Was and could be so much better

    “Dark and dirty describe just about every aspect of this sauna. I remember when it was a fairly decent place, with appropriate lighting and, while never "clean", a bit cleaner. Also, it used to be a pretty popular place among young muscular, fit guys.

    Nowadays, it's dark, literally. The staff have turned out or removed lights that the place once had. Now, it's dirtier. As soon as you step in the front door, you smell the smell of uncleanliness that permeates the entire four floors. The cabins in the cruising maze are the worst for this, with tissues and all sort of liquids spewed on the floors and beds. One worker does come around every so often, but he must be overwhelmed.

    The crowd is by far made up of less than athletic / fit guys of the late 20's to late 30's, with a few younger guys in the mix.

    Door charge is 200 Baht, but if you are over 50 or look over 50, the charge for you is 300 Baht.

    Sauna Mania has great potential. It's a large multi-story place in a great location. As of now, it's fully unrealized potential, but instead a bit harsh in reality.“

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      on 29-09-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Some cute guys

    “Decent sauna but I prefer others in Bangkok. Been a few times. I'm young and fit and there are usually a few other hot young guys but I rarely had any luck. Not sure why, always had better luck with young fit Thais at other saunas. 9pm is a bit late on a weekday, but is alright on a weekend. Lighting is generally a little darker than I'd like, and on naked (towel) nights lighting is WAY too dark. I've also had a few issues with unwanted groping by older aggressive guys who don't listen to you when you brush them away or say no. This was more of an issue here than other saunas. Facilities were a little less clean than other saunas.“

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      on 02-09-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Re-visiting

    “Has its pros and cons. Been here 3-4 times with different experience each visit. Gad fun with good looking and the so so ones. It depends if your lucky you will get a good catch.“

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      on 11-08-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. My first visit 8-07-2017

    “This is the first gay sauna I have ever tried in my life.

    Most of people here are young and they show attitude that they are interested in similar age of them only.

    The place is not so clean and smelly like wet towel. Most of people there are not Thai but Asian tourist.

    I expect to see more variety from Western countries but I think I only saw one mature western while I were there. I have to say this place is not my choice.“

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      on 16-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Local Asian Heaven

    “Where to start. It's a bath house and all are different. Went last night as 54 year old white guy among a sea of Asian boys. 200 baht as front desk guy must had thought I was younger.

    Later it got, the hotter it got. Lots of action. I watched and played. Yes, it can be dark, but just be careful. Then darkness adds to the mystery and fun. Just have fun. “

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      on 01-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. amazing fun with hot Thai locals

    “I'm in my mid 30's, Asian, muscular built with huge pecs and shoulders. I was there on Thursday night between 9pm and midnight. Upon entering, didn't seem like there was anybody. I was lead to the locker room by the friendly staff at the front. After u strip u go up the stairs in the back. The second floor was locked so I went to the third floor and found the shower. Not very many ppl. I was disappointed after shower I looked around 3 and 4th floor, only like 5 ppl.

    I was ready go home then I discovered this stairway on the 3rd floor, different from the one that came up from the locker room. So I went down and suddenly I found hundreds of hot guys in the dark maze like area. Everyone took their towels off and completely naked. It was so dark I couldn't clearly make out the faces but u can still see the body silhouette. So many hot muscly lean Asian men and in one really really dark corner where u cannot see anything at all, there were like 8, 9 guys all have fun. It was still amazing, by the way, bring flipflops, you will want a pair.

    Also when u first get there, its hard to find the entrance, u only see a massage place in the front of the building. The door is to the left side of the building behind the massage place. There's tiny black cat sleeping at the door“

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      on 24-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. 1st sauna experience

    “Just to put my review into perspective:
    I'm an Asian american in my late 20s. I work out at the gym 5-6 days a week and I only speak English.

    I went on a Sunday (naked day) from 3pm-6pm. I believe at 8pm is when the venue becomes naked only on the 2nd floor where the maze is. The "grumpy" guy in the front is fine as long as you don't communicate with him. Just hand him the money and walk in. The locker area is small and they give you a lock and keys on a wristband. They also have a large towel for you in your locker and they give you condom and lube at the door. I brought flip flops to wear around but the guys I saw there walked around bare feet. The man in charge of the locker area is really nice. I cut my finger while working out there and he gave me a bandage and even brought antibacterial wipes for me to clean my finger. Just ask him if you need anything.

    There were about 10 people there when I first arrived and at 6pm there were around 20-30 people. All of them were Asians from various parts of South East Asia. This was my first gay sauna experience so I was quite shy but most of the guys I hung out with spoke great English. There was one super hot and buff Thai guy there who I spoke to for a while but he seemed to be waiting for someone who is more "fitting" to come along. It was quite unfortunately because I was told by several guys there that he and I were the 2 best looking people there. Other than that hot Thai guy I saw, everyone was mediocre looking or older (late 30s-40s) and thin or muscular. The place is a little bit too dark. I literally could not see anything unless I get really close to the person. You kind of have to hang out on the 3rd or 4th floor where there are balconies with natural sun light in order to see their faces clearly.

    Since I left so early, I decided to come back at 11pm for when it was actually naked only on the 2nd floor. This time, more mediocre looking guys, mostly Asians, and mostly in good shape. You also can't see anyone clearly even on the 3rd floor and roof top because there is no more natural lighting from the sun. By this time, the dark rooms were extremely filthy looking with trash everywhere. It became quite dull after a while so I left.

    Also, the gym is tiny. The equipment are outdated and some of the machines get stuck while you're working out. Don't expect a workout from here, just stand around to show off as it is next to the bar and on the way to the locker so everyone who enters gets a clear look at you.

    All in all I thought this place has potential. I think I just went on a bad night. If there were more guys like that first guy I saw in the afternoon, then this would be the hottest place on Earth.“

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      on 12-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Cherry popping

    “Went there on a naked night last week. Entry fee was THB200, a towel with a pack of condom and lube each provided. The place didn't have much but around 7 pm the 2nd floor then became naked-only zone. Lots of gorgeous guys! Typical standing and walking around so one needs to be a bit bolder to take initiative if one's really up for fun. Had light fun with a few hotter guys (than me).“

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      on 28-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Good & bad

    “Went during Songkran and after.Price during Songkran 380baht for below 50 and an exorbitant 1700baht for above. They really want to keep the crowd young. Other normal times its 200 & 300baht respectively.

    I am a 55yo Asian muscular guy but have never been asked about my age except once. The guy who asked me was not the regular receptionist. He wasn't rude but when I told him I was 40 he let me pay 200baht.

    Despite the high fee during Songkran there were hundreds of guys in there. Practically had to squeeze your way through the cruising area. Made worse by the hordes of mainland China guys who go there in groups and seem to prefer to block the passageway and just talk loudly instead of cruising. Between 7-11pm very very crowded but after that the crowds left and that made it easier and more conducive to cruise.

    Place is large with several floors. Staffs are helpful especially when coming into locker area they will approach you and direct you to your locker. I notice they are only rude if patrons do not obey the rules and ignore them when they tell them.

    Yes the place is rundown and rooms/maze is dirty but what the heck you only pay 200baht, dont expect the Ritz Carlton in there. There is a single guy who tries his best to cleanup the rooms and he does it every so often.

    The bad things are the toilets are wet and dirty. The urinals do not work as when you pee it just drips down below and runs onto the floor. Better use the toilet bowl. Then the maze certain part smells constantly of urine. Wear slippers when in there. But what makes up for all that is the quality of guys. Mostly hunky toned muscular Asians. Hardly any Caucasians. Good place if you like Asians and muscles.“

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      on 25-04-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Great visit - why all these low star reviews?

    “Am caucasian on wrong side of 50...but not flabby lol. Pleasant guy on reception, B200 to get in. I was there on a Thursday night, secure lockers, big towels, two sets of communal showers with great water pressure even when all in use, plenty of soap and enough light to see some eye candy.

    Low light but hey it's a sauna. Dark areas are dark but hey they are meant to be lol. Walk slowly and you feel your way around and get felt along the way.

    Nice big steam room with window looking out to shower area...sauna next door not as popular and both clean.

    Saw a guy doing the rounds checking rooms on a regular basis...seems like a relatively clean and well run sauna to me. Nice open areas with large beds on top floors with plenty of trellis and plants to kind of give it a private but voyeur kind feel.

    If you're in town just go there. I spent a very pleasant couple of hours there and will visit again when next in Bangkok.“

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      on 20-04-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Go for slim & gym fit guys

    “Many young and gym fit good looking Asian guys, best sauna in Bangkok so far. Better bring your own slipper. Best time to visit 7pm-9pm. You have to understand the market of this sauna is young people, you have the option to go other sauna and stop complaining. You can request unlimited condom and towel from receptions. Housekeeping staff clean room promptly after someone used it. Go to deemed light area if you got the body & looks, stay in dark if you don't have.“

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      on 10-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Poor customer service

    “I visited the place again last Feb. 22, 2017 since i was there last 2015 no changes at all. Same staff who are unfriendly and rude maybe need to be train for rendering customer service and the place is more than dirty nowadays even towels had an odor. The worst is there's a discrimination on their prices imagine it depends on how old guest is. If your less than 50 years old need to pay 200 THB but if your 50 years old & up need to pay 300 THB... WHY? The place is not gay friendly... no question if the owner's vision is to have profit on his business but he "must" also give importance on the satisfactory of his valued customers. Sauna Mania need to pay attention for the improvement of the place both on facilities and customer services. Time will come no one will patronize Sauna Mania. So wake-up.....“

      on 24-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Dirty and discrimination.

      “Agree with you, dirty. Also, being older isn't easy and so being gay, but now being discriminated among his own kind also that makes it worse.“

        on 28-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Dragon DOLSO

    “Good place for relax , almost Asia , some Euro“

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      on 21-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

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