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Russian & Turkish Baths

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The real deal

Spent hours here shvitzing and shmoozing with the regulars- ladies day on a Boris week. If you're... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Only in NY!

Boy the reviews for this are all over the place! This place is a LOT of fun, and can be very... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Billy R
Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible21%
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Still offering the steam and sweat since 1892, these health spas are alive and well in New York where people get stretched, steamed and pounded as they relax and renew themselves.
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268 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4812
East Village
+1 212-674-9250
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 December 2006

First, let me start this review by saying that I never get any body work here. My girlfriend and I have been going for years for the various saunas and loving it. Specifics It costs $25 to stay at the baths as long as you...More

8  Thank gjj210
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 June 2014

AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL POSSIBLE COST. I am Russian and this place is a disgrace to what's commonly known as a Russian bathhouse. THIS IS THE FILTHIEST venue I HAVE EVER VISITED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. Everything smelled like s...t. The place looked like...More

8  Thank Dmitry L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have given this place no stars if I could. It's dark, dirty, disgusting, small, and way overpriced at $52 per person. We were afraid of catching a disease in the saunas. The mold smell was horrible. The desk man is rude, insulting, combative....More

Thank Peter Q
Reviewed 12 July 2018

It is full of interesting people. Not the smartest surroundings but as someone else has said 'the real deal' I have had a couple of treatments over the years, the salt scrub was memorable! But mainly I love spending a few hours opening the pores...More

1  Thank EghamCam
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Spent hours here shvitzing and shmoozing with the regulars- ladies day on a Boris week. If you're looking for clean, plush, services, security, deferential service people, fuggetaboutit. But if the thought of smearing yourself with mud, drying off naked in the sun on a rooftop,...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Boy the reviews for this are all over the place! This place is a LOT of fun, and can be very affordable with groups or promos, but definitely manage expectations. If you go in thinking this is a high end luxury spa, or a holistic...More

6  Thank Billy R
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

They are not clear with the rules, don't buy it from groupon because they do not acept it. They cheated me. The place looks horrible and dirty.

2  Thank Adriano B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to have a wonderful experience here. In fact, i've wanted to experience an authentic Turkish bath for years now and since I'm in NYC this week I thought why not!  When I arrived it was pretty busy which was a great sign!...More

5  Thank Ramona G
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Not quite, but the Russian and Turkish Baths are a close approximation. Check your good judgement and your modesty in the safety deposit box with your watch and wallet, and in return you'll get a couple keys on a rubber band. The promised towels and...More

4  Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

There is nothing fancy about the Russian Baths, very much a collection of steam rooms and plunge pools, basic changing rooms and a Russian eatery to the front with a roof terrace. I really appreciated its old school charm, the characters I met there, and...More

1  Thank SBWillow
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I've been going to the Baths for 25 years. On the plus side, you won't find an old-school Russian/Turkish bath like this in New York. It's a great spot to have great Ukranian food, see a cross-section of New York life, decompress and "sweat your...More

1  Thank erikorion
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Don't ever go there. Whether straight or gay, unless you want to be talked to like a piece of crap. In my 69 countries and 34 states of the USA...is the absolute worst place in the world!!!!

1  Thank andresworld
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