Gay Travel Guide
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Stay - Gay Club in Istanbul
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Cihangir Sauna Istanbul - Gay Friendly
"The entrance is 70 liras (apprx 5 $). They do not give the clients the choice of selecting the masseurs. Whoever is available in line does the massage when you request. A Syrian masseur gave me the massage, which was OK. He said an half an hour of massage was 70 liras, but it actually it lasted only 20 minutes. For 20 minutes I didn't get the relaxation I expected.
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Historical Balat Cavus Hamami Istanbul
Balat Cavus Hamami (07:00 - 22:20)
Address: Ayvansaray Mah. Çavuş Hamamı Sk. No:1/1, Balat, Fatih/, Istanbul.
Web: Business.site/ & Foursquare/
Customer Profile: Mostly local Turks and some tourists
Price is around 4-5 $ for entrance and 10 $ including full massage service.
Located in rising Balat district of Istanbul popular with its colorful historical houses and lovely cafe shops, Balat Cavus Hamam is a traditional Turkish hammam, where locals and tourists go. It's so pretty cheap with amazing Turkish hospitality. Also recommended for massage and scrubbing. Nice and caring staff with strong hands so get your body ready for some proper treatment. Good relaxing atmosphere overall. You get a small room to keep your belongings and literally they provide everything. Turkish and Russian spoken. The place is 2 minutes far from Balat tram station.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Gay Bars and Clubs in Istanbul
UPDATES IN LGBT VENUES IN ISTANBUL.
It's been hard to track LGBT+ venues during Covid 19 period for us also. This is a summary of recent changes we are able to obtain as of September 2021.
***In August 2020 they bought the rival Chaplin Cafe and moved to their address, where Chaplin Cafe used to be located, after operating on Imam Adnan Sokak for almost two decades
***Former Chianti Bar moved to a new address with a new name.
Rio Bar (20:00-02:00)
Address: Istiklal cad. Oğüt Sokak, No: 6, Kat 1 (1st floor), Taksim, Beyoglu.
***A new gay club was opened:
Stay Club (22:00-05:00)
Address: Imam Adnan Sok, No 8, Kat 3 Beyoglu, Istanbul
***Following venues have been closed down
Chaplin Cafe - In August 2021 it was bought by the rival gay cafe, Mor Kedi
Chianti Bar - Closed during Covid 19 period.
Durak Pub - Closed during Covid 19 period.
Club 17 - Closed during Covid 19 period.
Haspa Club - They moved to Bodrum in 2019
Click for a complete list of Gay Bars and Clubs in Istanbul:
Friday, September 3, 2021
Pinokyo Cafe & Bar Istanbul
Aquarius Sauna Istanbul Aquarius Sauna prices are 60 TL (apprx 11 US$) for entrance, 120 TL for massage as of January 2019.
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