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Chakran Sauna

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

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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 | features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, maze, relaxing cabins, gym, free wi-fi | customers: gay | attracts: Twinks, Daddies, Muscles, Bears, Businessmen

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last updated: 17-Feb-2020

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  1. Great facilities

    “I visited Chakran few days ago. It's a great place. There were many good looking local and Asian guys. The facilities are not bad. There are steam room, Japanese stlye bath area, jacuzzi, maze, private cabins and dark room. The atmosphere was great. I had great time there especially in the dark room. But there was cum everywhere on the floor of the dark room. It's bit gross but that's the purpose of the dark room. To cum anywhere and with anyone without being seen.“

    Wadi on 16-Feb-2020 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Cum on the floor

      “Personally, I think people should not let good food be wasted and spill it on the floor. We all taste almost the same: good. Mind your manners when eating.“

      yenic on 18-Feb-2020 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. New rates as from 2020

    “Chakran (+12,48) twitted new rates for 2020. Now specific rate for 50yo and over :
    20-24 : 120 bahts
    25-49 : 260 bahts
    50 and more : 390 bahts“

    kim on 03-Jan-2020 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. OG party schedule

    “Can I know does the OG session only on Wed 7.30pm? What about other days ?“

    Jaspre on 20-Nov-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • What’s the OG party means?

      “Is today the OG theme? What time is the best for going there .“

      Balck on 26-Dec-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. awesome

    “I was concerned about comments I had read about older and foreign guys not being welcome. But that wasn't my experience. Mostly young guys (20s) for sure but I wasn't unwelcome and got plenty of attention. There must have been 100 guys there the night I was there, tons of action, lots of guys open to play. Great place, great atmosphere and totally wild time.“

    Rob on 09-Nov-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Interesting place

    “Upon the first entry i was a bit sceptic as some reviews almost foeced me to stay away from Chakran. But i don't regret my visit there and i will come again.
    I still did not figuered out where the pool is and if usage is naked or with clothes. I was not able to find the "Suckatorium" so i will go and search again.
    The only thing i did not like was the stairs to the upper level as when you are wet it is way to slippery. I saw 2 people falling.
    The onsen area is amazing.“

    Dave on 20-Oct-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Thank you for your comment

      “Hi Dave,
      Thank you so much for visiting us and we are glad to learn you had a great time with us. Our pool is on the first floor next to the bar & bistro. The suckatorium is inside the dark room, on the left of exit to the onsen floor. Please feel free to ask our staff or looking out for me if any assistance needed. We are here to enrich your Chakran Experience better each and every time.

      We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

      Kind regards,
      Andy Chawengchinnawong
      Manager- Chakran Sauna & Blu Cabin Gay Poshtel
      Tel: +66 (0) 82359 6245“

      Akkraset on 23-Oct-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Ask

    “Can we book 1 ball boy for 2 person at the restaurant?“

    Gun on 13-Oct-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Thank you for your comment

      “Thank you for your comment. Are you asking about the masseur who's standing inside our restaurant?“

      Akkraset on 17-Oct-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Good

    “Good good“

    Pannwat on 21-Sep-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Great experience

    “it was one of the best moments I had in Bangkok. but I read that lubes and condoms aren't provided so I got my own and finished up. Are you guys providing free lubes and condom? if yes then from where to get?“

    himansh on 06-Sep-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. improved facilities

    “A few here say about the place is not worth the visit, but I went on my recent trip to Bangkok. It was a Saturday, Notably, facilities improved & I had a wonderful experience. DJ music, small dance floor on Dark room area with good music, very crowded at the roof top even the sauna & steam. The rooms were clean every now & then as high usage. Not too sure why some complaint about it ?“

    Troy Smith on 26-Aug-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Not Worth It

    “Chakran is really small and has only 2 floors to play in and is pretty cramped inside. Their parties are nothing to rave about, as it's really hard to move around, too many guys standing in such a small space. Not enough cleaning is done by the workers. Their outdoor fans don’t work in the patio area. Be prepared to get bitten by mosquitoes when upstairs. Their models/ fashion show gets boring week after week. Really disappointed that Chakran no longer offer discounted admission pricing for locals/residents with work permits. Every time I come here, regardless if it’s a Holiday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, they all so conveniently have a “Special Event” supposedly going on each weekend night and charge you 360 baht. The new receptionist guy working doesn’t even bother looking at my credentials and charges you the higher rate. I’ll no longer patronize this business and take my money to Sauna Mania/Ratchada Sauna, 39 Underground Sauna where it’s much cheaper regardless if there’s a special event going on and workers are constantly cleaning.“

    S on 20-Aug-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Thank you for your comment

      “Dear Mr. S,

      Firstly, I wish to thank you for your time spent at Chakran Sauna. It’s sad to hear your experience with us during the special event day was not a delightful one.

      Your comment is appreciated by our team, just like other constructive comments we have had in the past. Without guest’s comments- we can’t stand the wind of change.

      Please do allow me to explain - not to excuse - your comments, point by point

      1) Chakran is really small and has only 2 floors to play in and is pretty cramped inside.
      Andy: We are not like other saunas in Thailand where their patrons get in solely for their intimate moments. Chakran Sauna has been designated as the meeting place with a relaxing ambience. Most of our guests are here not only for having fun but also to meet and to chill as well. We have plenty of wellness facilities in our 5 storey purposed built building. Of course, we have only 2 full floors to play in yet there are 3 other floors to explore.

      2) Their parties are nothing to rave about, as it's really hard to move around, too many guys standing in such a small space.
      Andy: This is due to the popularity of the venue and the events hosted here. We do apologize for any inconvenience caused.

      3) Not enough cleaning is done by the workers.
      Andy: Our standard procedure requires staff to clean every 30 minutes, and we prioritize safety for our guests. However, I do agree that during events our numbers are far higher so sometimes the staff cannot clean up as efficiently. We have noted this challenge and thanks for raising this matter up.

      4) Their outdoor fans don’t work in the patio area. Be prepared to get bitten by mosquitoes when upstairs.
      Andy: Well noted we will fix them soon. Please note that fumigation procedure supported by Phayathai administration office is scheduled monthly as a part of our pest control system. Next one is coming up on Monday 2nd September 2019 from 10-11am.

      5) Their models/ fashion show gets boring week after week.
      Andy: Thank you for your comment. I have passed your message to my teammates to see how to make it better. Feel free to share your thoughts ho we can make it better, or any specific things you wish us to improve/wish to see.

      6) Really disappointed that Chakran no longer offer discounted admission pricing for locals/residents with work permits. Every time I come here, regardless if it’s a Holiday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, they all so conveniently have a “Special Event” supposedly going on each weekend night and charge you 360 baht.
      Andy: We still continue to extend the local entry fee to expats with valid work permit/ or even retirement visa until further notice. On special event day- price for local is also THB 360+ 1 drink. This fact might not be delivered to you properly which I would apologize for. Please follow us on twitter; @vckcoolspace or call my personal mobile number 0 82359 6245 to check the event day to avoid the crowd and avoid the 360bath entry fee.

      7) The new receptionist guy working doesn’t even bother looking at my credentials and charges you the higher rate.
      Andy: Well noted on this point. This message has been shared with him and of which he apologized for.

      I hope all points have been clarified. To sum up, each sauna has its pros & cons. We wholeheartedly admit there is still room for improvement- as do other Saunas. Chakran might not be the “perfect” sauna but we keep trying to be better since the first day our doors opened.

      I would personally like to invite you back as my honourable guest and make your Chakran Experience great again. Please contact us and I hope we can sit, talk and finally make you smile with us again.

      I look forward to welcoming you in person soon.

      Kind regards,
      Andy Chawengchinnawong

      Akkraset on 29-Aug-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

      • So pro !!

        “Hi, just wanted to congratulate you Andy for your very professional reply to this review.... it's very impressive.“

        Tom on 08-Oct-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Unpredictable

    “I was here at 5th of June, the place is kinda different from what we saw on here. The place is smaller but clean. A local told me that they used to have free admission if you want to have naked massage. By the time you came above 5pm we all need to be naked in order to enter the jacuzzi and dark labyrinth.

    Hence I found a great night here, the group night is dope and hot, but instead of participate in group session, I had fun in private cabin on dark maze with 20ish cute local. They provide a lubricant and condom *you need to ask the staff, but the condoms are quite small, so you better bring one your own size. I strongly suggest you to come early so that you can see the people and be prepared when everyone start to make out.

    I’ll consider to come here next time as I had a great night.“

    Jasper on 06-Jun-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Dark Room Renovation, yet still open as usual

    “More information, please refer to the link here. https://www.vckcoolspace.com/post/our-dark-room-is-partially-renovating-yet-still-open-for-your-pleasure

    Thank you and best regards,
    Andy Chawengchinnawong
    Manager- Chakran Sauna & Blu Cabin Gay Poshtel“

    Akkraset on 26-Apr-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Misleading score

    “The best part of the place was the roof where debauchery could be found. It's was actually pleasant at sundown. The remaining floors were forgettable and regrettable. Cracked mattress lubed from previous use, inadequate AC on a hot day, exposed wires and fixtures made it felt like a construction site. Busy is guess for a Sunday evening. Can't understand the high score though.“

    David on 23-Apr-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Thank you very much for a comment

      “Thank you David for your review us here. Please note that our 4th floor’s ceiling & AC system is now undergone a renovation. We have updated information onto our website and all social media’s channels already. As it’s not effect to our daily operation therefore we still open this section for guests. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience may caused during your visit.

      Hope you will give us another chance to revisit us when 4th floor will reveal its new look by June 2019.

      Kind regards,
      Andy Chawengchinnawong
      Manager- Chakran & Blu Cabin Poshtel“

      Akkraset on 24-Apr-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Our Dark Room is partially renovating from April- June 2019. yet still open for your pleasure

      “Dear Valued Customers,
      Please be informed a dark room on the 4th level, is undergone a renovation in Q2/2019. We shall keep a disturbance to the guest as minimum as possible. All 13 private cabins are still usable. A new facelift darkroom under new identity will be revealed by end of Q2/ beginning of Q3/2019.

      We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience or anything that may disrupted your Chakran’ Sexperiences. Should there be anything our team and the management can assist you during the time of your visit. Please do not hesitate to contact anyone of our team members or call my mobile number +66 86977 4659.

      Kind regards,
      Andy Chawengchinnawong
      Manager- Chakran Sauna & Blu Cabin Poshtel“

      Akkraset on 24-Apr-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Great friendly place

    “A very nice and friendly place.

    I love mainly the rooftop which has a very relaxing atmosphere at night with soft japanese music. The all sauna was made with taste and the staff is friendly and professional

    Only thing I regret : Towels should be forbidden at level 4 and 5. Many guys wrap it around their waist, using it as an underwer (you have to be naked on level 4 and 5

    Suggestion : The website doesn't look very professional annd the line account is a normal one, not an "official" account like 39 underground sauna. Is seems never updated.“

    Jean-Louis on 21-Apr-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Great friendly place

    “A very nice and friendly place.

    I love mainly the rooftop which has a very relaxing atmosphere at night with soft japanese music. The all sauna was made with taste.

    Only thing I regret : Towels should be forbidden at level 4 and 5. Many guys wrap it around their waist, using it as an underwer (you have to be naked on level 4 and 5

    Suggestion : The website doesn't look very professional annd the line account is a normal one, not an "official" account like 39 underground sauna. Is seems never updated.“

    Jean-Louis on 21-Apr-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. BKK’s Best Sauna

    “I visited 4 out of the 6 “top” Gay saunas recently. Chakran is the best compared to Babylon, R3 and 39 Underground, in
    terms of cleanliness, facilities and most importantly, the crowds. If you are attracted to hot Asian guys, Chakran is your destination, don’t bother to check other Saunas.

    360 baht entrance fee is quite fair in my opinion considering the hard working staff keeping this place pleasantly clean, as well as the hair gel/Listerine and beautiful roof top landscaping they provide. And the price includes a coupon with which you can order a drink in the bar for 100-130 baht, which is perfect for me to take a cigarette break. If you take massage service, you get free access to sauna!

    Convenient location for some 6-min. walk from Ari BTS

    And finally and most importantly, people go to sauna/ message to meet hot guys. In this regard, Chakran and V-club have not disappointed me so far.“

    Jeff on 30-Mar-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. Beautiful sauna, but slow

    “I was here last week and I have to say, this sauna is not only large, but also very beautiful compared to the other saunas I've been to. The one area they could improve on is having more air conditioning on all floors (it was very warm inside) and better floor lighting to prevent injuries, especially considering the high entrance fee (360 baht) they charge to tourists. I went on a weekday so there weren't that many guys there (maybe 15 total). The OG party was nothing more than a group action/ upstairs on the rooftop onsen. I may go back on a weekend to see what it's like but for 360 baht, think I'd spend it elsewhere.“

    Teo on 21-Mar-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  18. Great directions

    “The directions was very good, just a small update - the green rectangle bridge now became white.“

    Huey on 17-Mar-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  19. Amazing

    “I am from New York. I have never experienced any saunas that offered wild, fun experience yet kept their place super-clean like this place before. Amazing and congratulations on a job well done.“

    Joseph on 09-Mar-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  20. Nice place but boring atmosphere

    “I went there last Feb 16 and it's a Saturday which supposedly should be all nude day. Quite disappointing since most of the guys covered themselves up with a small towel that they handed out at the reception - some were even wearing underwear after 6pm at the roof deck. Wish they would give out the towels at the locker room just before leaving as it would be more exciting to see everyone naked. I even saw a guy walking around with his wristwatch on which is prohibited. Management should strictly impose the house rules so everyone is safe and can have a wonderful experience. Just didn't meet my expectations.“

    un on 02-Mar-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Thank you for your comment

      “Dear Khun Un,

      Thank you so much for your valued advise and comments. We have shared your comment on guests with undies & wristwatch to our team.

      We have been trying hard to impose highest standard of safety, security and application of house rules. Unfortunately, there are few cases that slipped through our eyes.

      We'd be utterly appreciated if guest will be our eyes & ears and keep the nearest staff reported on these prohibited behaviours.

      This way we will create a safer, happier, healthier community together.

      Thank you again for your time to put together this post and hope to welcome you back again in the nearest future, with your need fulfilled this time.

      Kind regards,
      Andy Chawengchinnawong
      Manager- Chakran Sauna & Blu Cabin Gay Poshtel
      +66 86977 4659“

      Akkraset on 07-Mar-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  21. great place

    “This is a very nice place for relaxing and having some fun.
    Clean and friendly stuff.“

    Roland on 16-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  22. Pricing Policy

    “Please be informed that Chakran Sauna has pricing plan as following:
    - Local Student (20-24years) = THB 120*
    - Local Resident = THB 240**
    - Regular Fee = THB 360. This includes 1 drink

    *Local student is for Thai Nationality only. No drink included
    **Local resident is for Thai Nationality & Expatriate who successfully present their valid Thai work permit upon check-in

    This information is as of January 2019 and subject to change without prior notice. Please contact our store for to confirm information validity at the time being & further information at +66(0)86977 4659 or +66(0)2279 1359

    Last but not least, please visit us before pricing policy comments will mislead your perception about us. We definitely charge you more, and we also give you back more than anybody too!

    Best regards,
    Andy Chawengchinnawong
    Manager - Chakran“

    Akkraset on 12-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  23. 50% higher charge for foreigners

    “240 baht for locals, 360 for foreigners.“

    JL on 07-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  24. 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.“

    Luke on 07-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  25. 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.“

    Merv on 06-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  26. 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.“

    George on 04-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  27. 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“

    Rowan on 19-Dec-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  28. 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.“

    JP on 28-Nov-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] 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“

      Akkraset on 16-Dec-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  29. 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.“

    Mark on 20-Oct-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.“

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

  30. 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.“

    Braulio on 30-Sep-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.“

      Akkraset on 12-Oct-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  31. DIRTY & POOR MANAGEMENT

    “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.“

    Russell on 16-Sep-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  32. 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.“

    Ian on 02-Sep-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  33. 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.“

    Anucha on 27-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  34. 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....)“

    Farangi on 24-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  35. 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.“

    Morning on 17-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  36. 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.“

    Angel bee on 16-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  37. สะอาดมาก คนมาเที่ยวเป็นคนมีการศึกษา พนักงานบริการให้คำแนะนำดีมาก

    “ไปที่นี่แล้วแทบไม่อยากจะกลับ. พักผ่อนสบาย ถ้ามีโอกาสแทบอยากไปทุกวัน ปรับปรุงดาดฟ้าใหม่เป็นออนเซนสไตล์รีสอร์ท ดีมากจริงๆ สถานที่สะอาดมาก คนมาเที่ยวเป็นคนมีการศึกษา พนักงานบริการให้คำแนะนำดีมาก“

    Jirayu on 16-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  38. 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.“

    Chanathip on 16-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  39. Meet new friends

    “There're friends to talk with, to enjoy with, and it is so clean and good place to hangout“

    Jame on 16-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  40. ชอบมากๆ

    “Good service, good guys.“

    Pk on 16-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  41. Experiencing a day at Chakran

    “Everything looks nice here especially cleanliness
    But somehow I think it could be better to have towel provided upstair and some private rooms need to be more taken care of as I found it ran out of toilet paper somrtimes.
    By the way I still reccommend you to visit and had a great time here.“

    Anonym on 16-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  42. Chakran sauna

    “I was the first to go to the sauna. The first time I got there, which was Saturday, the restaurant had a party on the rooftop. I came to pay at the reception, then up to the 2nd floor, meet the lockers, customers today come to the bare, which I like very much. I went up to the 3rd floor of the store to meet the gym, which I stopped at the gym. I can say that the machine can be applied to the gym. Up to 4th floor I met the zone I like is room. Have a video open for the mood. The deck of this shop is Onsen decorated the Japanese atmosphere very well. There are so many wells in the pool.“

    Uhu on 15-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  43. The great place to relax

    “Clean and big place, A nice Japanese style Onsen on the rooftop, A lot of nice guys, Amazing activity on weekend, don't miss to visit.“

    Jkz on 15-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  44. สถานที่สะอาดน่าเที่ยว พนักงานและเจ้าของร้านเป็นกันเองดุจคนในครอบครัว

    “Clean place to visit. The staff and owners are as friendly as family members. The clean place is perfect for relaxing.

    jirayu on 14-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  45. Friendly Staff

    “I went during the day and had fun. I especially enjoyed the rooftop jacuzzi and resting areas. I went early in the day on a Saturday realizing that it gets more crowded as the day goes on. I’d return to relax after work in the evening. Being a Japanese Onsen style, they don’t give out towels. That means if you are a westerner, go naked or bring your swimsuit. No swimsuit in the jacuzzi though....that’s also Japanese. The location is an easy walk to get to from the Closest BTS Station, Ari, with a little bit more elbow room in the Soi where it’s located.“

    Nilo on 14-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Wild

      “This is the wildest sauna in Asia I've been to. It is true that there are a lot of asians in here, mostly Thais and Chinese and most of them are good looking and in good built. Chakran has a lot of dark private rooms for fun and cubicles with glory holes, but the highlight when we went there was the action at the rooftop. It has a gazebo at the roof top where people had a wild orgy. It was the wildest we've experienced. If you are into cute asian guys, ranging from twinks to muscular guys, this place is for you.“

      Wes on 23-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  46. Beautiful People

    “It was crowded on the day I went. Mostly locals and they were good-looking people.“

    Tiger on 14-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  47. Must-Go Gay Sauna When Visit Bangkok

    “We went on Wednesday evening around 5.30 pm. there were only 20 guests by the time I checked in. I was told by Khun Arm (the most talented sauna manager I've ever met) whom I bumped into in the gym - that this place is famous among locals, so busiest time on working days is after 6:30pm. He was right as I noticed hot locals and Asian men flooding in by then. Locker area is on 2nd floor, nice gym on 3rd floor, dark room & private cabins on 4th floor (too dark, anyway), but what I loved the most was the renovated rooftop (5th floor). Onsen hot tub, sauna, steam room and chill-out area are outdoor. Trees, bamboo curtains, wooden elements, low light, and Japanese background music were in perfect combination. I was there not long enough to join its Wednesday OG night at 7:30pm. but that's a good excuse for me to come back for more on my next Bangkok visit. Love this place indeed.“

    Tony on 06-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  48. The best onsen sauna inThailang

    “The handsome and cute people have fun activities.“

    Paul on 24-Jun-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  49. The best gay sauna ever

    “The rooftop jacuzzi and resting areas with a panaromic view surrounded by Japanese soft music are relaxing and make it worth going.“

    Yu on 30-Apr-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  50. Massage Attraction

    “Offer fit guys for massage, dark air-con room for fun, sauna facilities under renovation, a bit messy, overall satisfactory.“

    KY on 21-Feb-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  51. Good experience

    “I have been to this sauna yesterday afternoon, and overall I enjoyed the time there. I arrived around 4 pm, just 3 customers inside including me. But after 5pm, there were more people coming, and mostly are Asians.

    The highlight in this place is first, there is a gym inside the building, many fit and young men was working out. Second, there is a pool on the first floor, and it feels relaxing and refreshing. For the other things like massage and party, I did not join so no comments on that. I personally recommend this place!“

    William on 31-Aug-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  52. Remake of Chakran

    “I gave up visiting this place 2 years ago since there were hardly any customers then, and the ones that were there were young Thais who made a point of shunning this farang. Now the place has undergone a remake and the V Club has been brought down to the lower level. I wondered why so many young Thais were now so friendly towards this farang until I realized that these friendly boys were from the V Club and were obviously interested to get a customer. Well, there is masses of eye candy to enjoy, and the sauna facilities are the same as before. On the 4th floor there is also a new steam room. The atmosphere is nice and friendly so I can recommend this place for one.“

    George on 22-Jan-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  53. Party night

    “I was at the naked party Friday evening. It's a beautiful roof top garden with view over nice area and at the same time so people are naked. The roof top is so big that there is made with trees small hidden corners with beds...really HOT.

    When the naked party starts everybody goes to area at the roof top garden. And forget about the shy Asians. Here they go crazy, maybe because of there is so few white guys (we were only two white guys) and BTW many from China and Taiwan. They place provided free condoms and lube.

    After the party I was at the swimming pool. Here you can also go naked (not a must) and there is a little waterfall where I could hide with another guy.

    Combined with the Chakran sauna is a massage (with more), it was ok that I as sauna guest go there and say hello to the professional guys and ordered food (nice Thai food for very low prices). It was fun and cost to get the environment of the massage club. But after food and beer I just went back to sauna and met some Asian guys. I guess many foreign Asians go to Chakran but I felt very very very welcome as white guy (or "faring" as they call me).“

    Christoffer on 13-Jan-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  54. go there for swimming

    “I went there on a saturday night, expecting it to be a happening place.
    The Swimming Pool is a cool place with a waterfall and a place hidden behind it. Next to it was a bubble pool. All with maximal 3 guys to attend. Could be nice, but if it is deserted on a Saturday what will you expect during the week?
    The cruising area is very dark and has hidden stairs everywhere. Dangerous. Rawang ! At least it was reasonably frequented. The cabins have small windows for voyeurs and that attracted many Thais. (3 - 4 farangs I noticed @ Chakran within 5 hours.
    In a kind of cage an arranged a show with 4 guys started but even that area was very dark so it was not possible to see what was really going on.
    More like silhouette game.
    I found someone who really got horny over time - so I will not complain.
    But compared to Underground the guys there are really not much in for the game.
    Chakran stays open until 5.50 during weekends, but after 11 only about 4 guys could be spotted and cleaning had stopped hours ago so the place was in a mess with used paper tissues everywhere.
    In short: a cool place to go for swimming and fun as a bonus.“

    Walter on 04-May-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • AGREED

      “I concur. I went to this sauna back in 2014. I really enjoyed the pool. However, I also enjoyed the gym equipment, the foam party and the steam rooms. I didn't hook up at all. I am a Hebrew (Black American) male and Thais and other gay Asians don't like to publicly be seen with us.“

      M. on 29-Dec-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  55. Nice pool area

    “I came here on the night of the King's Birthday so I don't know if the public holiday affected numbers, but there were very few people. So much so, it was quite eerie walking around upstairs. Because there were so few people I can't say I had a good time. I didn't even see anyone that I was attracted to out of the few that were there. Aside from that, the place seems very clean and well maintained and the pool and bar area seems like a really great place to relax and unwind.“

    Steven on 10-Dec-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  56. Nice place

    “Went there today. Place is nice but steam room and sauna too dark. No action at all - only in massage room. Why people go there not for a sex just spend lazy afternoon?
    And what grandma was doing there?“

    Andrew on 01-Nov-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  57. Not for everyone

    “Mainly Asians come to have a quicky. Not a place for relaxation, or conversation rather selfish self centered pleasure. Crew and facilities are nice, prices affordable yet I got burned in the steam room so watch out.“

    J on 02-Oct-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  58. Nice place but....

    “I went to Chakran a few years back. I must say I like the place. Good service and nicely decorated. But a big turn off is the local people there. So unfriendly to foreigners. Maybe that's the place for all so-called divas!“

    Nicholas on 20-Sep-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  59. Steam/Sauna very dark!!

    “I went to Chakran three times this year. Every thing is good but I would like to suggest to the management that the sauna and steam be better lighted. The dim light is very very dark and customers might get injured looking for something to sit on. Also would like to suggest keeping lubes and condoms as advertised on your website. Thanks Dorji.“

    Dorji on 03-Mar-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  60. Steam room very dark!

    “I went to Chakran three times this year. Once went on naked night as advertised, but naked night was just for short period. Most of the guys there, especially local guys, are handsome but not so friendly. Steam and sauna are good. It would be nice if steam and sauna is lite with dim lights because it is very dark, and visitors might get injured looking for the seats to sit and relax.

    Thanks“

    Dorji on 06-Feb-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  61. Best bet for sticky rice

    “Visiting Bangkok and only been to Chakran and Babylon. I like the crowd in Chakran better. The place has an upscale but friendly feel though some places (sauna and maze) might stink a bit. Gym was good and the pool area by the bar is good. Chakran is also where you will find a sizable number of good-looking and relatively fit Asian/Thai guys (though a mix of body types are welcome). Most are friendly. As for Babylon, maybe it was just the time when I was there but I went Friday afternoon and 80% of the guys are white men in their 40s and 50s. I left and literally went to Chakran that same evening. The guys at Babylon are cool to talk to but I'm just not attracted to them. Also, the dark maze in Babylon is way too dark for me and I thought I'd like that kind of thing, Chakran's better. Still dark but you can make out what people look like. Babylon has an awesome gym though!“

    Ben on 01-Feb-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  62. “I am a Black male from America living in Bangkok. I came to Chakran with my Filipino friend. Chakran is a nice facility, clean, pretty decent gym equipment, good food. The only problem is that the sauna's patrons are not black friendly. Rejection is one thing, but outright rudeness is another. I do not recommend Chakran to guys with "dark skin" as most of the patrons had white skin.“

    Unhappy on 25-Aug-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  63. “Nice sauna (for farangs) just to see and fill the next line in his sexual adventure's list. If you are not muscular and older than 40, you may not do well at this place. But you get to see some great live shows. Chakran also has a nice and cheap restaurant.“

    Nick on 09-Mar-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  64. “Beautiful place, great place to come and enjoy the view. Pool, hot tub, sauna and steam were great. Saying that, most of the staff could care less you were there. I knew going in this was a place for Asian men who like Asian men. I totally understand that, we all have our types. I was the only white guy there and was very respectful. Would I go back, of course.“

    Stephen on 01-Mar-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  65. “I've been there 3-times. The first time was great, but the last time is disappointing. The receptionist was rude - not like Thai people and the steam room is out of order.“

    Ken on 21-Jan-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  66. “Manager at Chakran look very cool, good service and very nice guy.“

    AUDY on 30-Dec-2012 | Reply Problem with this review?

  67. “ชื่อ"ฉกรรจ์" แต่จะเรียกว่า"ฉะกัน"ก็ได้ การบริหารจัดการดี อาหารอร่อย ผู้ชายหน้าตาดีมาเที่ยวเยอะ โดยเฉพาะวันศุกร์เสาร์ แต่บางครั้งก็เชิดกันเกิน “

    แจ๊ค on 27-Dec-2012 | Reply Problem with this review?

  68. “I went last week. Staff were nice but local guys not very farang-friendly - that's their choice as we were guests in Thailand. I didn't invade there space like some foreigners do.“

    paul on 14-Dec-2012 | Reply Problem with this review?

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