Subway Sauna

Subway Sauna

Melbourne's best gay and bisexual sauna

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Subway Sauna, nestled in the bustling heart of Melbourne's central business district, has emerged as a premier destination for the gay and bisexual community. Operating round the clock, this modern and well-maintained sauna is more than just a place to unwind; it's a vibrant social hub and a haven for those seeking a unique, adventurous experience.

The sauna prides itself on a range of facilities that cater to diverse tastes and preferences. From steam and dry saunas to dark rooms and a large jacuzzi, it offers a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement. The adventurous can explore the two distinct cruise areas or the intrigue of glory holes, while those seeking intimacy have access to private rooms. Moreover, the venue hosts a variety of themed nights, such as the popular 'Nude Tuesday,' adding an extra layer of fun to the experience.

It offers a fully serviced café and bar provide a wide array of refreshments, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, alongside light snacks and hot food. Patrons can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and the cozy ambiance of video lounges. Despite some feedback about the temperature of the saunas and the performance of the staff, the overall atmosphere remains welcoming and inclusive.

This 24/7 sanctuary is not just about providing a space for physical relaxation but also about building a community. It's a melting pot where people from different backgrounds come together, united by a common desire for connection and enjoyment. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Subway Sauna stands as a testament to Melbourne's inclusive and vibrant gay scene, making it a must-visit spot for those in the know.

Whether you're after a steamy adventure, a casual encounter, or just a place to relax and meet like-minded individuals, Subway Sauna is the go-to spot in Melbourne.



Subway Sauna
Based on 75 reviews
Jean Isiko
09:47 29 May 24
I am very sorry if I’m the first person to review badly like this or to do a bad compliment to this place, I was following this problem for 2 years but today 28/05/2024 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm it was too much for me, who is the manager of this place?? Because the staff here they do what they want to customers, they talk to customers arrogantly and disrespectful, I’m not sure if they do that to me because of my colour then if it’s like that, they are in a wrong country,the manager have a big job to wake them up and train the staff to know that they are in Australia and they are working for Australian and the visitors of Australia, tell them that Australia is fighting to kick out racism and discrimination from the country.Again they have to know that not all people who come to this place they come for fun, not like that, others we come for relaxation due to our mental health, stress and depression. Others we are trying to come back our selves on track. Please Manager, try to make everything better with your staff team, we are patient with your hygiene which is poor at least try the staff. Thank you
Thomas Lobley
21:21 15 Apr 24
I enjoy this place. Us men are yum yum, hairy, and so big and strongk. The only thing I dislike is they have loud music on all night, hence, unless I wrap my special blankey around my ears I can't sleep in the comfy cubicles when I need to... lol.
12:12 29 Mar 24
“Indignant treatment occurred in the early hours of March 28th to 29th 2024. There were people, including myself, who were a bit tired and wanted to sleep for a while, as is normal on occasions. Suddenly, in a very rude and shouting manner, a staff member started saying that nobody should fall asleep or else they should go home. It was infuriating because there were also elderly people who were a bit more tired and couldn’t even sleep due to fear of the staff member’s rude attitude. He’s always very rude and has a bad attitude; he threatened to kick out anyone who fell asleep. And I believe that’s the most normal thing at certain hours of the early morning for some people. Do they want to kick out people and elderly folks late at night? Very disappointed with that idea and the rude attitude of the staff member.”"Just to clarify, it wasn't about cleaning because the cleaning hadn't started yet, as it was still around 4 or 5 am."
Mark Dickson
05:09 24 Feb 24
been few times staff members alway speak Spanish among themselves and laughing while saving customers, you feel so uncomfortable, they always so rude as if they own the place. We paying to get in not for free the attitude they giving us as if we are criminals, No proper customer service very poor management.Last visit I saw 2 Latino staffs hooked up with 2 different customers and both one is Mexican guy with small hair, I saw him few Saturdays, every time his having fun in the room with no shame and the other Colombian guy. No proper management whoever managing is very poorly.
john david whelihan
06:47 24 Jan 24
Honestly not sure what all the bad reviews were about this was probably one of the better ones in Australia after going to the three in Sydney. The cut out with the bed to lay on was hot. This place gets a thumbs up forsure
04:31 20 Dec 23
The only good thing about this place is location.Spa is filthy, water is grey. Have never seen them checking the water samples.Steam room smells.Asked for a larger locker because I didn’t want my clothes to be crushed, was told large lockers are reserved for businesses people. I had smart casual clothes. Only to find 10 people inside.Management is very arrogant.Don’t know about night time but during the day it is very quiet.Search for a different venue around, you will not be disappointed.Cheers
John A
07:25 05 Nov 23
Closest thing to the original and best in Melbourne from the past. Good location/ open 24/7 and usually have a good time.Never expect to be everyone's type and you'll be just fine. Not had any issues with staff here since coming here for 2 and a bit years now. Recommended.
mal hash
23:41 06 Sep 23
They have 3 set of showers. Both the times I went , 1 set of showers was shut and the other set didn't have hot water. place was dirty and dingy. Room beds weren't getting a regular clean. Staff is too busy talking to each other. I saw the tall south Asian descent guy going into a room with a customer and his mop and the bucket was in another room. He was too busy with that as opposed to looking after the place. Staff ( in particular the south Asian descent guy ) needs a proper basic training on customer service. Both the times I was served at the counter with no greetings with a cold & arrogant attitude. Management if you read this,please speak to him about this. and as for the rest of you, this was my experience. yours might be the same or different. Good luck.
09:37 27 Jul 23
I’m a Vicbear member and have an email from a committee member stating that my membership is valid till the 31/ 12 yet the person at the counter has multiple times refused to accept it and has given me attitude. This is terribly embarrassing and humiliating…
18:47 11 Jul 23
Yea still the same as yesteryear Steamworks and Precinct They Were the Originals. User Luke McMahon “hassled by guys” nobody helped That’s Fkd Not Even Staff?! I Would Have Helped You Luke Come to My Place Nothing At Sauna You Can’t Do At Mine hehe Hugz for the Hassling Experienced! John Ps ur cute as Lets Set Up a Date Thx Subway You Gonna Make Guys Meet up Outside your Place $30 is Ridiculous Most Times I Leave No Action I’m Not One to Just Do It With Anybody and Leave! Luke Hit me Up Boyo wink wink x
raymond lu
00:27 25 Jun 23
Visited a few months back. The main shower area was completely blocked due to repair. That only left the toilets showers to use, which is very inconvenient and unhygienic especially considering the main shower area is next to all the actions taken place.Covid is everywhere. What is the management thinking? Want to spread the virus quicker?!!!!Gross!
Steven Jackson
08:43 25 May 23
$30 entry for a very dirty, unwashed, unclean, unkept & uninviting venue. My locker also didnt close properly and came back to find it actually had g locked.Staff were friendly on way in but I had a shower and felt like I was going to catch something by how dirty it was! It was also very quiet. Definitely not worth the $30. Do some specials, want us to attend and have a good time!
Jorji Honma
15:19 14 May 23
Went there last month. The staff was okay, but they rarely did any cleaning which made the place extremely dirty. A lot of the rooms had no KY and the beds were disgustingly dirty. Really not worth it for paying a high price to go there. No star at all to be given except the location!!!
zack vasu
22:22 07 May 23
I visited last night 7/5/2023I must admit the place looks tired outdated and overused. The room floors not cleaned very greasy oh and the staff could be more friendly maybe need those that can speak clear EnglishI would say it’s better to pass on it I think just first impression and location would put you off so imagine just imagine the inside I will leave that to youCheersSV
vincent lim
01:54 28 Apr 23
I am an Asian guy and visited Subway a few weeks ago, but I've read some of the reviews and I agree with some of the comments that treated Asians differently.1) In my experience, one of the staff has yelled at me “ Go home and sleep” but no Asian won't say a word. I reckon some of the staff discriminated against Asians. “It's a shame! No Discrimination at this venue”. ???2)100% needs to improve services or the staff have got an attitude problem and need a new manager.3) Most of the time, the staff are gathering at the counter, chatting, texting or on the phone and doing nothing. Also, most of the entire rooms are so dirty, stink and look disgusting.4. In my opinion, all the staff have to bear in mind, the customer is paying their wages, no customer no job and also subway couldn't keep the business going.5. Once again, hopefully, the management will into these matters seriously. If not will lose more customers, in the future. Cheers
Yago Soares De Souza
11:17 01 Apr 23
Great venue. Have just arrived to Melbourne and this has been my favourite sauna
Benjamin Dodds
02:20 16 Mar 23
I just wanna say Guys I can probably say that I'm Bi, but the last couple of times I've visited Subway I've felt very comfortable exploring and having fun. 💖💖Place is always clean and friendly welcome upon arrival. 😘😘
John A
01:58 31 Jan 23
Closest thing to the original and best in Melbourne from the past. Good location/ open 24/7 and usually have a good time.Never expect to be everyone's type and you'll be just fine. Not had any issues with staff here since coming here for 2 and a bit years now. Reccommended!
Stuart Parnell
01:11 08 Dec 22
Never had a problem with this place for the last 15 years until now. Came back after being given a pass out, was shot down by the rude staff if I had anything left in my locker and was asked to pay $5 to come back in. Had further trouble with a locker. All in all very rude staff. Not coming back unless reviews say it's improved.
Marl Poe
06:16 02 Oct 22
My experience today was a disaster.I requested to get a bigger locker but staff name Sebastian refused my request. And find him so arrogant and unfriendly.. he should improve his attitude in dealing with clients.It used to be a LGBTI friendly establishment..The Manager should watchful yTo the attitude of this staff..It turns me off.I
Jay Jay
04:28 18 Sep 22
$30 entry and $5 passout. Between 2 people you could get a cbd hotel room for about the same price. No wonder it was dead when i went there last week after a few years.
Abdelrazzaq Awamleh (Zaq)
17:02 23 Aug 22
Two of my colleagues and myself (all work at Melbourne saunas group), decided to go to Subway sauna because it’s the only place that’s open on the Tuesday night. So I decided to call ahead of time to ask them because one of my colleagues is a non-binary person. I just didn’t want to have any of us or the staff members to encounter an awkward moment. The staff member reassured me by saying if the person is queer/gay and they do sleep with men and they are comfortable, of course they can come! We got to the door and we were denied entry at the door with a very lame excuse that the manager is not there… I tried to help with the many suggestions 1) if any of the patrons were uncomfortable or my colleague was uncomfortable we would leave immediately and we still Got an unreasonable and lame excuse in response from the staff, saying “I am sorry my manager has to make the decision and they are not here.” I didn’t feel much compassion towards me or my coworker in this situation and I suggested I would personally call the manager if it was me and then the staff said the manager is not here and that SHE was sleeping. I just think that was Discriminatory against queer people in a Queer venue and I’m very dissapointed
Tom Griffin
13:00 25 Jul 22
Way too expensive I was only in for a few hours over my birthday weekend but got no action... 30$ for entry... I ask what does 30$ get you absolutely nothing
Asyraf Akmal
09:03 09 Jun 22
I had been served by 2 staff. I'm Asian and my review might be sound racist but scroll down if you don't like it.The reception at the entrance - a young white guy. He was lovely! I said it's my first time being here and he actually guided me the location of the locker room etc. Kudos to that lad... You are the best!On my way out - Indian looking staff was behind the counter. And i asked how to get out from the sauna as the entrance and exit are sharing.. Bit confused as he put the sign 'back in 5mins'..but he was behind the counter!With an attitude I-don't-want-to-work-here, he said just give me your towel and locker key. Owh.. Plus.. I can't forget the sour face he gave me!.... Hey man... I'm Asian too.. Just like you, this is not our country!
07:15 06 Jun 22
Nice sauna, one complaint too expensive should have lunch time special's like Sydney sauna , would get a lot more people there. Went to Subway on a wet Sunday afternoon, should have been busy, very quite. People won't pay $28 if the Sauna is going to have a small crowd. Why would Sydney Sauna have specials and Subway not, owned by same people.
Eleven “MV” XI
11:45 29 Apr 22
amazing service 😉
Benjamin Young
00:18 09 Apr 22
Staff is what let this place down, and a manager that do not care.I understand spanish and i heard them disrespecting customers in spanish while i waited for a towel. Do not know why manager hires people who have no customer skill in a place that should be welcoming, safe and friendly for gay community. You feel like burden to them, not customer. If one name Richard working you in for bad time.Go to Wet on Wellington, they much nicer.
james full
01:50 24 Mar 22
Came on Tuesday and was really busy. Diverse crowd of all ages. Good facilities and staff were helpful when I needed to find things. will be back again.
Keith Kei
15:36 22 Mar 22
Too expensive. Went to Sydney recently and visited some places like this. Their prices were a lot cheaper with more varieties. Melbourne doesn't have many, hence no competitions. Should have more to bring down the prices.
Mark Mcculloch
19:29 25 Feb 22
Place is generally clean. But spa doesn't look like its been cleaned in ages. Understand that with it being open 24/7 that u would see cleaning being done. I was there a hour before i could have a shower. After 4 hours i left areas were still closed to cleaning.Take it no point at all going of a morning
David Green
08:22 21 Dec 21
Man I promise I'm straight but damn....
Sebastián Echavarría Leon
12:11 30 Nov 21
The place it's great
06:59 28 Nov 21
I lived in melbourne for 8 years and never got a chance to come here. Finally came here yesterday with my friends and had a very good time and experience. I feel so regret that I have wasted last 8 years, really should come here earlier!The venue is nice and clean, the only thing I think that could be improved is the water in the pool is a bit cold.
art boy
03:30 25 Nov 21
good vibe
jack melb
03:21 30 Sep 21
Cant wait until they reopen and to used the fuk benches I've heard about
greg downie
04:46 06 Aug 21
great for a root
Tyler Carnovale
00:55 05 Aug 21
i love bumming blokes
alex jonestwo
02:32 11 Oct 20
such a high quality venue. Very discrete...& and a true secret clubin the heart of CBD. Andreas is soo lovely ..ill be back soon
herr Keuccio
03:31 19 Apr 19
It’s a great venue, big and well kept. Last night I went there and the only one staff member (as happened in a the past) had to do everything; from the cleaning to the bar service to the door. It wasn’t safe for him to be the only staff member also.

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24 January 2024


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