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Russian & Turkish Baths

East Village
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Address: 268 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4812
Phone Number:
+1 212-674-9250
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 22:00
Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00

Still offering the steam and sweat since 1892, these health spas are alive...

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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Pricey but odd

I have been in many saunas but this one of the oddest. It's a bit worn down and quite small. Still in New York it's one of it's kind.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
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235 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have been in many saunas but this one of the oddest. It's a bit worn down and quite small. Still in New York it's one of it's kind.

Thank Edelfelt
Fairview Heights
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

A spa it is not, but go with an open mind and with the flow and you will come out totally relaxed. The Russian room is by far the hottest place I have ever been in on this planet and I have been in a lot of hot saunas. Did not do the Platzka beating because it would have taken... More 

Thank TRWblues
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I've only been there a few times and each time has been different. I went on men-s only days which varied. The last time I was there was the worst. There was a lot of open sexual activity. There were people opening giving HJs and once I noticed an HJ in progress next to me that was about to turn... More 

2 Thank Bre-NYC
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

What used to be a no frills relaxing "trip back in time", has turned into a filthy, broken down, poorly run, money grubbing establishment. Probably because the two owners have been feuding for years and no one wants to invest a dime in keeping the place up. it was rated a "B" by the New York Department of Health and... More 

1 Thank Martin M
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I always wanted to come to this place and I finally did it. This place is not a luxurious spa. But it has a fantastic steam and turkish bath rooms. It is very authentic and non pretentious. Staff was very friendly and the massage guy was fenomenal! I would definitely visit this place again. Bring your own towel, shorts and... More 

2 Thank JorgeNYC718
Rosebery, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

While I was traveling through NY City I was out one day and hit with awful weather - rain, winds, freezing - the lot. The Airbnb I was staying in was just around the corner from this place, so as I walked home to try and defrost I walked past and thought "why not" Having never been to anything like... More 

3 Thank William C
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

This place is amazing. If you are looking for spotless 5 star spa's then forgot it and go to your pretentious hotel. This place feels so authentic and is a wonderful experience. Don't be put off by the dodgy looking cafe and the basic chasing facilities. The Russian room was our favourite; we recommend the oak leaf treatment. There is... More 

1 Thank Elena C
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94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my experience here. I was glad that two of my party had been before so they could show me the ropes. They bought salt and mud, we all bought water. They give you shorts and robes if you want them. None of us had a treatment, but the treatment that they do in the main and hottest... More 

1 Thank Spillano78
Porto Alegre, RS
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

This bath is an interesting place, because you can meet people from the Slavic countries, enjoy the sauna and have some meals or sandwiches. Or also be scrubbed, have a massage, a hot sauna and a freezing dive at the pool. Sacha, an Ukrainian who works there is very friendly. But don't expect a luxurious place, and the entrance is... More 

1 Thank Johny-POA
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

I love to spa. I heard about this place and we decided to go and enjoy a day at the spa and get a massage. They try hard to up sell everything. I had an interesting massage which ended with being hit by branches. One sauna was so hot, I envied the guys who spend a long time in there.... More 

1 Thank Arthur H

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