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Lads Locker Room

19-21 West Street, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 0DF

Lads Locker Room
Lads Locker Room
Lads Locker Room
Lads Locker Room
Lads Locker Room
audience rating: Lads Locker Room, 3.3 out of 5 based on 66 ratings click to vote:
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Gay sauna in Bristol with modern facilities. Lads Locker Room features a jacuzzi, steam room, dry sauna, cruising area, fully stocked bar, adult shop, smoking area, free WiFi.

Open until late every night of the week, 24 hours on the weekend.

weekday: 14:00 - 00:00 / 06:00

weekend: 24 hours

venue: Sauna (桑拿) | features: bar, shop, steam room, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi (酒吧, 铺子, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 迷宫, 温泉池, 放松舱, 暗室, 免费无线上网) | customers: mostly gay

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last updated: 04-Feb-2019



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based on 22 reviews
  1. Warmer than Tog Hill

    “I've been a couple of times now, and at first my review would have been outstanding, but now it will be average. I visited last week to find that the steam room was closed for a (long overdue) refurbishment but nobody could tell me when it will be finished. I prefer the steam room to the hot tub as when I go in the tub I can't get the smell of chlorine off me. Chlorine smells that bad when it reacts with urine, so God only knows how much piss is in the tub. This area needs a refurbishment.

    The changing area is very narrow but could do with a refurbishment. Upstairs starting to look dated and needs refurbishment. The photos on the website are not a true representation of the inside as it's not the same place.
    The free condoms and lube were in little tubs upstairs, but these have now been removed.

    Every now and then a staff member rushes around with his phone for a light and tissue in hand to wipe up a bed of mess. Now... I recently visited Manticore in Plymouth. It's the same thing but oh so different. Admittedly it hasn't got a hot tub..... but it's clean, it's modern, the rooms have condoms and lube, and also big blue tissue dispensers. I urge the LLR management to visit Manticore and see how it's done.“


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

  2. OK

    “Some of the comments on here were a bit off-putting, but, finding myself in Bristol, I gave Lads Locker Room a try yesterday.

    Friendly guy on the door, welcoming; he explained where everything was and apologised for the fact that the steam room was out of order. Disappointing, but the sauna was good; so was the jacuzzi, though the steps up to it were a bit steep.

    I found the place perfectly clean, though some of the facilities are looking a bit careworn and could maybe do with a refurb. Changing area is not large - not a problem on a quiet Sunday afternoon, but could be when the place is rammed. Given the limitations on space, a lot has been fitted in, including an upstairs room with a cage that I'll enjoy exploring on a subsequent visit. And there's a comfortable porn room - so comfortable that one old guy fell asleep in there! nice bar and chill areas. Certainly worth a return visit.“


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

  3. Shuts 5 until 7 Sunday afternoon, in spite of being open from 2pm Friday until midnight on Sunday!

    “Having travelled for an hour or so to try Bristol Lads Locker Room, on Sunday 5th August, I arrived around 4pm only to be told by the guy on the door that they were shutting at 5 for 2 hours to clean, opening again at 7!! They have been open all weekend and shut properly at midnight, I'm sure they could have had a quick mop around to last the next few hours.

    The guy at the door said I could come back at 7 - great, I had to get back home (by train) ready for work on Monday, so that wouldn't leave me much time there as it was a Sunday.

    The website says "Friday through to Sunday: 2pm then stay open right through till midnight Sunday night!"
    Evidently not true.

    Very disappointing! I would love to have given this a better review but so far Birmingham, Swindon, Newport and Cardiff win hands down in the region. Such a shame!“


     on 05-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Hello Dave

      “Hello Dave,

      Sorry that you didn’t have a good experience but let me explain to you why you could no gain entry to LLR that evening. You see the first Sunday of every month is raven fetish night which is separate from lads locker room. The founder of raven requires two hours to set up his equipment and give the place a good clean. I am struggling to understand the low rating for service, cleanliness, facilities and value. As you didn’t set foot through the doors, as you stated, Making it hard to gain feedback to improve on. But The information you have provided will be noted and improvements will be implemented. Thank you, Dave, for your feedback.

      Sincerely LLR.“

       on 18-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. First time

    “I have always wanted to visit a gay sauna but was too nervous. So one day, I went here with my mate. For my first time, the staff were warm and welcoming; offered to show me around if needed, but I had my friend to show me.

    Got my towel and locker key, so headed down to the changing rooms, stripped to my jock and wore my towel, well my jock was off quickly.

    The guys here were friendly, chatting and welcoming for my first time. Nice clean place, jacuzzi was nice, private cabins and plenty of lube and condoms dotted about.

    The staff were quick to act on spillages or issues raised. Definitely going back ;)“

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

  5. Needs cleaning

    “Don't know why I went in by the look of the outside it looked derelict. The reception looked not bad with a well stocked bar. The locker area was tiny and filthy. The shower area floor was also filthy. There were 2 stair cases leading up to darkened areas. This was de get as people kept falling as the lighting was bad. I nearly fell down the stairs. “

     on 26-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Hi

      “I am sorry that you had a poor experience while visiting Lads Locker Room. can you please email me at [email protected] and I am more than happy to help further. Luke, Manager, Lads Locker Room“

       on 05-Mar-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Unfinished and dire

    “The cleanliness was probably the top point. Not that it was amazing, but the staff were regularly gong around and cleaning up. There were about 4 people there on the Wednesday night I visited. The lounge area has plaster walls and no wallpaper. No sign saying it's 'under refurbishment' but read the other review to see that there is no speed with it. I wouldn't go back and the website is deceiving, it looks nothing like that. Staff could not even be bothered to say goodbye when I left. One of the guys I talked to said it was an average night.“


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

  7. Awful

    “After a long absence, I paid a visit to Lad's Locker Room in Bristol on Tuesday October 23 2017, the first naked day after what they had proudly claimed on their Facebook page was going to be a "partial refurbishment". They added "WE WILL BE MAKING FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS” i.e. by November 3.

    A refurbishment was certainly overdue.

    What had they done, I wondered, as I walked in?  

    Had they cleaned the place up, I wondered? 
    Had they tidied away the floor mops and the hose used to top up the jacuzzi?
    Had they fixed the showers to bare even the slightest resemblance the attractive blue tiled ones displayed on their website?
    Had they cleaned the jacuzzi?
    Had they fixed the steam room to produce sufficient steam to keep it steamy?

    No.  None of these things.

    When I got there I found that the three showers were still drab and dirty, and one of them was still hanging off the wall, rusting as it had done for over a year. There was still very little hot water, and then only after a lot of fiddling with the geriatric controls, and a long cold wait. 

    If they had tried to clean the jacuzzi, they had failed. It stank. The switch on the wall that operates the air pump was broken and had to be fiddled with to make it work.

    The steam room was stone cold. Even after the helpful door man “rebooted” it when I complained, the steam was sporadic and inadequate and required the switch on the wall to be pressed endlessly.  I have been to over 40 gay saunas around the world, and this one continues to have the worst steam room I have ever been in.

    So what had the owner done while the place was closed for four days?

    He had knocked a hole through a wall to provide access from the reception area to the lounge area.


    Why did he bother, I wondered? There was already a perfectly good doorway between the two, about two steps along the same wall.

    What a waste of time and money.

    The potential clientele in Bristol must exceed that in Swindon and Newport, because its population is three times as big as either of them, and yet the clientele is a fraction of that in that in those towns.

    Let’s, for a moment, compare Lads Locker Room to Touch in Swindon. Touch is clean, stylishly decorated, and well maintained, because the enthusiastic young guys who own it know that repeat custom comes from looking after your customers, making them feel that they are valued, and treating them with respect by providing good reliable facilities. They have invested their time and money in it. As a result, customers willingly go back again and again. That is why it is generally busy with guys of all ages, and always so on a naked Tuesday. This is why it it profitable.

    Consider the Greenhouse in Newport, another clean, tidy, well run, well maintained gay sauna within reach of Bristol. Always packed on a naked Wednesday and plenty busy at other times.

    When I arrived on Tuesday October 23 2017 after the partial refurbishment, there were two customers. Two. Why so few? Because since the owner bought it, this place has never ever failed to disappoint. 

    I withheld this review for several weeks to give the owner a chance to finish his refurbishment or at least announce his plans to do so. He has not, so I can only assume Lad's Locker Room remains awful and that the owner has no intention of improving it.

    [to the owner], I understand that you are targeting the drunken late night weekend crowd. Perhaps that is why you don't care that Lad's Locker Room looks like a pig sty. Perhaps late on Friday and Saturday is when you make your profit. You cannot possibly do so at any other time.  I have been there at all sorts of times, and the place has never been busy.

    [to the owner], why don't you do yourself a favour, by thinking about your customers? It is directly in your financial interests to provide a clean, well decorated, fully functional gay sauna. So far you have failed miserably, and it is only because there is now zero competition in Bristol that Lad's Locker Room is still drizzling along at all. 

    What a waste of a facility!

    [to the owner], where is your pride? Where is your business acumen?

    I CHALLENGE YOU to respond.“


     on 15-Nov-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Gem

    “Awful place. Met a guy who was just as keen to get out of there.“


     on 19-Aug-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Attitude

    “I have been a frequent visitor to the sauna both during the previous management and the new management. This evening I visited and the person behind reception refused to put my pannier bag behind the counter. I explained that it will not fit in the locker and there's never been an issue with staff in the past. I did try and I wouldn't fit.

    I returned to the reception area and asked if you he could please put my bag behind the counter, his reply was if everyone wanted a bag put behind the counter there would be no room. I asked for a refund, he said I would have to wait until he completed a cash transaction to which I agreed.

    Whilst I was waiting he continually made sarcastic remarks to me, for example he said 'does this mean because I will not put your bag behind the counter you won't ever come here again?' Another comment he made was 'have you had good day until you came here?' I'm astonished at the rudeness when I've been a loyal customer. Obviously not someone going to rush back with this attitude.“

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

    • big rucksack

      “Regarding the above, I was going to visit this sauna tomorrow but don't think I will bother to go now as my rucksack is rather large.“

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

  10. Don't believe the excellent reviews.

    “This place is dirty, empty and outdated. I can not recommend it to anyone and the reviews under here are clearly of the facility itself.“

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

    • I'm a straight guy.

      “I'm a straight guy. But I would love to visit but I feel scared and shy. Can anyone help me out“

       on 14-Jun-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Empty and shaby

    “In the week very few Poeple and though not perfectly cleaned.
    Better than nothing ....“


     on 27-Apr-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Excellent

    “Well I didn't pick up it was Friday afternoon, staff are friendly. I was only in the sauna for 1 hour had to catch train.“


     on 19-Apr-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Dirty and empty

    “Nice staff but the place is dirty, outdated and empty. Can not recommend.“


     on 18-Mar-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

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