Find the best saunas, gay-popular hamams and bathhouses for men in istanbul. Not only are there gay clubs, parties and gay hammams in istanbul but also incredible food, world-class shopping, cheap 5-star hotels and plenty of historical attractions in this unique international destination. A cool room, a warmer room, and a very large hot room each with buckets to dump cool water on yourself. Yes the hamam is old, but istanbul is an ancient city and i quite liked the charm of the place including the sky lights. davutpasa iskele hamami very very gay friendly hamam - see 17 traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for istanbul, turkey, at tripadvisor. Every visitor to istanbul should experience a turkish bath, even more so if it can be experienced in a venue as atmospheric as this 16th-century bathhouse built by ottoman architect mimar sinan. From the changing rooms to the main atriums interior, and to the hamam itself, only natural materials are visible marble, oak, water, natural light, clay brick, and the finest cotton and linen. best hamams in istanbul in recent years, historic istanbul hamams , including several designed by sultan süleyman the magnificent s master architect, mimar sinan , have been restored and their infrastructure modernized to provide a superb hamam. Before you can decide whether you hate or love going to a turkish bath or hamam, you need to experience it at least once. If its your first visit to a hamam, entering a turkish bath can be a daunting experience. By describing my last visit to the çemberlita hamam, you will get a nice impression of the turkish bath process and customs, so you know what to expect.