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Istanbul • Saunas & Hamams

Istanbul has a huge sauna culture, with many Hamams frequented by gay men. Due to the laws against public exhibitionism, we only list conventional places.

There is also a section on gay-popular gyms & spas.

male saunas & hamams

Equivalent to the Western sauna, the Turkish bath or ‘hamam’ plays an important role in the Middle Eastern culture, serving as places of social gathering, ritual cleansing and architectural institutions.

Whilst these hamams are not gay venues, they are recommended to those who want to experience the history and tradition of the Turkish bath.

Tahiri Galatasaray Hamam

Tahiri Galatasaray Hamam

Kuloğlu Mahallesi Turnacıbaşı Sokak 24, Beyoğlu, Istanbul | map

| website | facebook | +90 212 252 4242 |

weekday: 08:00 - 21:00, weekend: 08:00 - 21:00

audience rating: 2.8 stars from 36 votes - click to vote

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Awards
  2016
3 Star Winner

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Historical Turkish bath originally built in 1841. Tahiri Galatasaray Hamam was once a men-only venue but now has a section for female clients. Classic Turkish interiors with marble, tile work, etc.

There are some semi-private rooms. Massage service available.

features: steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, spa | Updated: 17-Oct-2018

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Cagaloglu Hamam
Cagaloglu Hamam

Prof. Kazim Ismail Gurkan Cd. 24, Cagaloglu, Istanbul | map

website | facebook
+90 212 522 2424 |

weekday: 08:00 - 22:00

weekend: 08:00 - 22:00

Cagaloglu Hamam

audience rating: 2.9 stars from 69 votes - click to vote

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Awards
  2016
3 Star Winner
  2017
4 Star Winner

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This 300-year-old Turkish bath, with an area of about 2,800 m², is considered the last hammam to be built in the Ottoman empire.

This place has been visited by many celebrities and offers various types of services including Turkish massage, exfoliating, complete bath service and deluxe Oriental service.

features: steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, spa | Updated: 17-Oct-2018

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Aquarius Sauna
Aquarius Sauna

Sadri Alisik Sokak 29/1, Beyoğlu, Istanbul | map

website |
+90 212 251 8924 |

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

Aquarius Sauna

audience rating: 3 stars from 49 votes - click to vote

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Awards
  2017
4 Star Winner
  2018
3 Star Winner

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Male Turkish bath, featuring a dry sauna, 10-man jacuzzi, gym with basic equipment, heated pool, massage service, private cabins with beds, shower room

There’s a café bar serving coffee, tea, beer, soft drinks and snacks. Open 24 hours and centrally located – just off Istiklal Avenue in Taksim, on an alley opposite Aga Mosque.

features: bar, cafe, swimming pool, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, gym | Updated: 17-Oct-2018

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Sifa Hamami (Yesildirek)
Sifa Hamami (Yesildirek)

124 Tersane Caddesi, Azapkapi, Beyoglu, Istanbul | map


+91 297 72 23 |

Sifa Hamami (Yesildirek)

audience rating: 2.9 stars from 69 votes - click to vote

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Awards
  2018
3 Star Winner

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Gay-popular Hammam, located close to the Eastern end of the Ataturk Bridge.

Facilities include three bathing rooms, dry sauna and a number of semi-private spaces, spa service (scrub), massage services.

features: massage, sauna | Updated: 17-Oct-2018

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Sifa Hamami (Yesildirek)

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Cihangir Sauna

14 Altipatlar Saoka, Beyoglu, Instanbul | map

weekday: 10:00 - 00:00, weekend: 10:00 - 00:00

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 11 votes - click to vote

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Relatively small (400 m²), gay-popular sauna with limited facilities that include a dry sauna, Turkish bath, private cabins, dark room, lockers and a small café lounge.

More popular on weekends, particularly Sunday afternoons. Massage service offered.

features: sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room, cafe | Updated: 17-Oct-2018

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Taksim Flash Gym
Taksim Flash Gym
Taksim Flash Gym
Taksim Flash Gym
Taksim Flash Gym
Taksim Flash Gym

Istiklal Caddesi Aznavur Pasajı No: 108, Galatasaray, Beyoglu, Istanbul | map

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+90 212 249 5347 (for English: Mr. Murat) |

weekday: 10:00 - 22:00

weekend: Sat 10:00 - 21:00

Taksim Flash Gym

audience rating: 2.8 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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Flash Gym (500 m²) that has enough equipment to get your workout done for the day, including cardiovascular machines and free weights.

Conveniently located on Istiklal Ave (near Galatasaray Square) on the 4th floor of a historic shopping mall building, Aznavur Passage. Closed on Sundays.

features: gym | Updated: 17-Oct-2018

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The Marmara Gym @ The Marmara Taksim
The Marmara Gym @ The Marmara Taksim
The Marmara Gym @ The Marmara Taksim
The Marmara Gym @ The Marmara Taksim
The Marmara Gym @ The Marmara Taksim
The Marmara Gym @ The Marmara Taksim

Gümüşsuyu Mh., Sıraselviler Caddesi 7, Beyoğlu, Istanbul | map

website |
+90 212 251 4696 |

One of the more modern, professional gyms and spas in Istanbul. The Marmara Gym belongs to The Marmara Taksim hotel. Non-hotel guests and visitors can sign up for membership with flexible options.

The gym features state-of-the-art equipment and free weights. There is a large outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Massage service are offered.

Group classes such as Pilates, Total Body, Crunch and Power Yoga are available.

features: cafe, swimming pool, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa | Updated: 17-Oct-2018

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2018-12-13