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TAIPEI: Saunas

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      XIMEN -- Red House

      Ximen is Taipei's largest gayborhood, with over two dozen gay venues including gay hotels, bars, saunas, shops and restaurants. Easy access by subway and everything here is within a short walking distance.

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        No. 12, Lane 80, Sec 1, Hankou St, Utopia Map
        2381-6276, 2311-0078

        Not far from cruisy 228 Park and Taipei Train Station. Look for a lane entering into the covered market area. Enter the lane and walk in about 150m and look for the red Chinese lanterns (with Da Shanghai in Chinese characters) and a bright orange door on the right side. This small, friendly neighborhood sauna is a pleasant surprise - not only one of the cleanest facilities in the city, but one of the friendliest - with unpretentious and warm clientele. 1/F has lockers, TV lounge, private cabins and two dark rooms, wet area with warm and cool pool, dry and wet sauna rooms, and showers. B/F has a video lounge, with more nooks and crannies, and karaoke. Can get very packed on weekends. Mostly mature customers and their fans. They offer coupons for reduced entry price on return visits. Even without a discount they are one of the cheapest saunas in the city.
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        Comments from Utopians:

        "What could be a nice boutique place is run-down and not very pleasant. Smokey smelling and with very basic facilities (although a nice, large hot pool). Largely an older clientele. Not worth spending your money on until it gets a makeover." -- bear4unz, Jan 13, 2018

        2/F 120 Xi-Ning South Rd, Utopia Map

        MRT Ban-chiao line, Xi-men stop, walk along Cheng-du Rd, turn left on Hsi Ning Rd for a short distance. Look for the large sign on the corner at the front of the alley and a kind of rainbow paint job on the alley entrance. They've refurbished everything in 2013 and the place is clean and busy - certainly the nicest sauna in Ximen area, though not the biggest. Very friendly reception desk with large towels available. Double locks on the lockers. Also on this floor is a small snack and reading area, a dark TV lounge and wet area with warm soaking pool, showers, steam and dry sauna. 3/F has gay video station, dark room and private cabins. Dark room is very happening, but wear slippers if you don't like to walk out with 'sticky stuff' on your feet. Don't leave your towel on the bench while in the dark room - people might just take it away. Everyone is welcome here: lots of cubs and chubs as well as muscular bears, age range from 20s-50s. Busiest on weekend afternoons and early evenings. Open 24 hours.
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        Comments from Utopians:

        "My last visit to Han Men's Sauna was fantastic. Met three guys. One from Thailand, slso Taiwanese of slight build who was fantastic and in the dark room a medium build Taiwanese. My experience was that you can find it all at Han. :-)" -- American in Taipei, Sep 26, 2017

        "I have been to Han Men's Sauna many times. My most recent visit was 9 days ago. From time to time I try the other sauna's in Taipei, but always return to Han which is cleaner and a vastly superior experience. It is very friendly, modestly priced and welcoming of foreigners. It is clean, with full size towels that you can always trade in for a new towel where you need to. Free condoms and lube are available at the counter. Patron's are mostly Taiwanese of all ages, but I have also met men from most every Asian country. The routine that works well for me it to start in the sauna where you can make your choice, or accept an invitation, to go upstairs to a private room. The Dark Room is also great for more anonymous adventures. :-)" -- Jess, Sep 10, 2017

    • Huang Gong (Royal Palace) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2017
        20 Hsi Ning South Rd (2 doors east of the Paradise Hotel), Utopia Map

        Open 24 hours. MRT Banchiao line, Ximen stop. While older and smaller, it's clean and the staff are friendly. Weeknights there are enough guys to keep things busy. No dark room. Shower area its very bright. The steam and sauna room are in the shower area. A karaoke room is in the next building, so you have to walk through the back alley from the G?F TV room. And there are 5 or 6 rooms (small, but comfortable) in the karaoke area where you can stay overnight. Blankets can be found outside of the room if needed. Mature men and their admirers go here.
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        10, Alley 300, Singyi Rd, Utopia Map

        Take the MRT red (Tamshui) line to Shipai Station. There are taxis right outside the main exit that will take you directly to the hot spring entrance, so we recommend you do that and skip the directions which follow (there are multiple entrances from different directions to the hot springs, so a taxi is easier than bus and not too expensive - about US$8). Otherwise, if you don't mind walking and trying to find the correct hot spring: exit the station and turn right on the main road to the bus stop in front of the KFC. Take bus #508, 535 or 536 from here to Singyi RD #3 stop (there are 4 stops on the road). Get off the bus when you see the sign that says 300 Lane (NOT "alley"), which is at a bus stop right before the driveway to the hot springs. Go down the driveway past the parking lots and ask by name or show the Chinese characters below for directions (there are a lot of hot springs here, so be sure to ask to verify you are at the correct place). Huang Szu is up a short flight of steps. Pay at the counter near the entrance (bring your own small towel or buy one here) and prepare two NT$10 coins for the coin locker. Walk to the right, past the restaurant, and then right down some stairs to the ticket attendant. Take off your shoes and stow in the open cubby holes. Coin lockers for your clothes. Lovely outdoor facility with three types of hot mineral pools under a thatched roof, two cool pools, a tepid shallow pool for reclining on your back, showers, a large massage pool with different kinds of alternating jets for self-massage, dry sauna and steam room (some discreet action). Men of all ages here, with lots of Daddies, uncles, chubs and bears mixed in with the straights (so be discreet). Everyone is naked or with a small wash cloth. You can also get a decent one-hour, traditional massage at a good price. Best after 8pm, especially Sat night. Open 24 hours and some reports of activity after midnight until dawn. Pool for men is closed on Thu morning for cleaning.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "Tried to go to Huang Din hot spring on Xingyi Rd last night, only to find that it has closed. A sign on the door, in Chinese, reads that it closed due to not being able to renew their lease. It was dark, with no lights, and looked like there has been some demolition in the parking lot. Too bad as this was a fun place." -- Steve, Apr 9, 2018


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      Taipei I/O Hattenba UTOPIA VERIFIED JUN 2018, UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2017

        No. 12-2 Shuangcheng St, Lane 49, Utopia Map
        2586-3508, email

        Nearest MRT is Zhongshan Elementary School Station, Exit 1. From the exit, take your first right onto Linsen N Rd and walk north. After about 10 short blocks (depending on which side of the street you are on) you will pass a Chinese temple and continue north a couple more blocks. Make a left onto Lane 49 (one street before the main Minzu E Rd) and I/O is a short distance in on your left (see our map). Sign is hard to read clearly as it is hanging clear plexiglass over the window at ground level. Hattenba (cruising space) concept club. Three-storey sophisticated and modern men's space. Very friendly, helpful, English-speaking staff. Put your shoes in a plastic bag and staff with give you a locker key, free safety supplies, and a small towel (or guests can choose to wear fundoshi) which are color-coded (pink = bottom, white = top, brown = versatile). 1/F reception, lockers, and TV lounge; B/F showers, steam, video room and KTV room; 3/F dark rooms, play areas, and cabins. Inventive theme nights such as fundoshi, nude, Japanese bondage. All men are welcome. Crowd is friendly, no attitude, and mixed ages tending towards 30s-40s. Open Sun-Thu noon-2am, Fri and Sat noon-midnight.
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        4/F No. 8 Min Tsu East Rd, Utopia Map
        2598-8856, 2598-8859

        Walkable from the MRT Yuanshan Station Red (Danshui Line). Take your shoes off on 3/F and put into plastic bags provided and carry to 4/F reception desk at entry. This unpretentious neighborhood men's club has several unique features: they serve alcohol, the have a clothing-optional gym for nude work-outs, and a large rooftop for nude sunbathing and special group parties. In addition to the very reasonable entry fee (even cheaper for Utopia Members) you will also pay a small towel and key deposit which is returned to you when you exit. Tiny towels only, so bring your sexy underwear if you are shy to walk around nude. To the right of the reception desk is their serious gym space. To the left is a lounge and hallway (with bj bench seating!) leading to one of two locker rooms. Adjacent to the lockers is the wet area (slippery floor, be careful!) with small, dark steam room subdivided by a hanging tarp. Also leading off from the locker area is a corridor lined with private cabins leading to a group mix room with couch and padded floor. Back in the bj hallway you can take a narrow stairway down to 3/F with more lockers and two more large mix rooms, one dark and one lit with red light. At 8pm the lighting in the bar and gym area goes dark with laser lights and dance music. Occasional DJ spinning live. Monthly parties. Crowd is gym-fit, 25-40, and less snobby than other venues. Open daily until 2am. Massage also available.
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        Comments from Utopians:

        "I went to XL Club today. It's not very hard to find the place with Google Maps on your smart phone. Take the MRT to Yuanshan Station Exit 1 (Red Line). Walk straight until you see a traffic light. Cross the road.on. On your right is Tatung University. Continue walking. You will pass Caves book store. Walk straight until you see another traffic light. At the light you can see a 7-11 store. Cross the road. Next to 7-11 is a green sport shop. In between the green spot shop with number 8 and 10, you will see the blue XL signboard. Walk to 3/F. Put your shoes in plastic bag. Continue move to 4/F. Press the button at the center of the door to enter. Payment is cheap.: NT$200 and a refundable deposit of NT$100 upon leaving the sauna. Since they only give one small towel, you may want to wear nice a brief/boxer. I went on Fri night. Not many people then, unfortunately. Maybe tourists find it difficult to locate the place." -- Jon G, Dec 3, 2017


    • Gs Hotel UTOPIA VERIFIED JUN 2018

        Comments from Utopians:

        "There is a new hotel/sauna called Gs Hotel. It is a gay resort that allows a 2-hour visits as well as lockers for 24 hours without a room. It is fairly clean." -- Jimmy W, Aug 24, 2017

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