Spa 88

★★★★☆
Wall Street Bath & Spa is NYC's finest bath house and spa!
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646-741-7720

88 Fulton St

New York, NY

10038

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Mon- Fri 11AM to 11PM ; Sat - Sun 9AM to 11PM

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You can buy a package deal with many different treatments or just indulge and have just 1 or 2. Either way you will leave feeling refreshed and pampered. For me, it's definitely good vibes to be pampered and have the tiki gods watching over me.

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★★★★☆

You can buy a package deal with many different treatments or just indulge and have just 1 or 2. Either way you will leave feeling refreshed and pampered. For me, it's definitely good vibes to be pampered and have the tiki gods watching over me.

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Saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis, swimming pools along with spa treatments galore makes you wonder what took you so long to splurge in some R & R treatment for yourself. To list the main things offered, here goes: facials, massages, manicure/pedicure, tanning, and colonics (if interested.) After your day of beauty, be sure to hit up their juice bar or Spa 88 restaurant (just ask for directions) to complete the day.

PROS: R-E-L-A-X-A-T-I-O-N
CONS: Beauty does come with a price, however it's worth every penny spent

4
★★★★☆

Saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis, swimming pools along with spa treatments galore makes you wonder what took you so long to splurge in some R & R treatment for yourself. To list the main things offered, here goes: facials, massages, manicure/pedicure, tanning, and colonics (if interested.) After your day of beauty, be sure to hit up their juice bar or Spa 88 restaurant (just ask for directions) to complete the day.

PROS: R-E-L-A-X-A-T-I-O-N
CONS: Beauty does come with a price, however it's worth every penny spent

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★★★★★

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Really enjoyed being here. Its very relaxing and worth it! Must check it out!

6
★★★★★

Really enjoyed being here. Its very relaxing and worth it! Must check it out!

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Loved it. I've heard many good things about this place and wanted to try it for myself. I went with my husband and we've decided that we're going back once a month as a relaxing ""date night"". It's incredibly relaxing and a great way to start (or end) a weekend.

5
★★★★★

Loved it. I've heard many good things about this place and wanted to try it for myself. I went with my husband and we've decided that we're going back once a month as a relaxing ""date night"". It's incredibly relaxing and a great way to start (or end) a weekend.

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As I've traveled all over the world, I've sought out hot springs and spas and this one gets one of my highest scores for innovative, clean, fun, imaginative and relaxing. There are many different hot rooms to visit of various types, styles, and heat, each with its own atmosphere. It's a perfect place to relax at the end of a hard week and feel rejuvenated. \r
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It's first stop for me on my next visit to New York!\r

5
★★★★★

As I've traveled all over the world, I've sought out hot springs and spas and this one gets one of my highest scores for innovative, clean, fun, imaginative and relaxing. There are many different hot rooms to visit of various types, styles, and heat, each with its own atmosphere. It's a perfect place to relax at the end of a hard week and feel rejuvenated. \r
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It's first stop for me on my next visit to New York!\r

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The most relaxing place I've ever been in my entire life. Spa 88 gives you various saunas with different themes and temperatures which affect the body in different positive ways. If life has you stressed out and your body is tense then this is the place for you.

5
★★★★★

The most relaxing place I've ever been in my entire life. Spa 88 gives you various saunas with different themes and temperatures which affect the body in different positive ways. If life has you stressed out and your body is tense then this is the place for you.

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A friend of mine recommended I go to this spa and I have to say it was a unique experience. The message was beautiful; oiled the body; washed the hair; beat with small bushes in the steam room. You have to experience a Russian Bath once in your life and Spa 88 is just the place you can do that. This was an enjoyable experience.

5
★★★★★

A friend of mine recommended I go to this spa and I have to say it was a unique experience. The message was beautiful; oiled the body; washed the hair; beat with small bushes in the steam room. You have to experience a Russian Bath once in your life and Spa 88 is just the place you can do that. This was an enjoyable experience.

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Dirty and rundown. Plus don't expect to get any type of customer service here. As you can see the owner is off his rocker.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Dirty and rundown. Plus don't expect to get any type of customer service here. As you can see the owner is off his rocker.

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If I could put zero stars I would. This spa would not honor a Travel Zoo coupon that clearly stated you could have lunch and spa admission. Spoke to staff and owner and they said no lunch honored and that it's my problem and to call Travel Zoo to get a refund. Do NOT go here, you will be treated poorly and will get ripped off. Horrible business.

1
★☆☆☆☆

If I could put zero stars I would. This spa would not honor a Travel Zoo coupon that clearly stated you could have lunch and spa admission. Spoke to staff and owner and they said no lunch honored and that it's my problem and to call Travel Zoo to get a refund. Do NOT go here, you will be treated poorly and will get ripped off. Horrible business.

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Below are some of the responses from manager Dmitry L. of Spa 88 to customers. Don't believe me? Go to Yelp. You decide. \r
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1) If you you live in the city, where prices are a little higher than in Brooklyn, you should move to Brooklyn and enjoy that banya where people jump in the pool situated right in the middle of the dining tables and water splashes in your food. That's just one of the things people are complaining about the Sheepshead Bay banya.\r
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2) As you correctly pointed out, you know little about what a true Russian bathhouse is all about. Comparing Korean bathhouses to Russian banyas is like comparing dog eating with dog grooming. Your complaints are rather pathetic. Yes -- we do provide a personal lock box for storing your valuables at the front desk as a free service to our patrons. That's in addition to a regular locker downstairs. Instead of complaining about that, you should be thankful. Now, why complain about the baby stroller? We do not discriminate against children and infants, so naturally you would see a few children here and there in our place. If we did discriminate, we would rather ban people like you who sniff around our employee-only basement instead of enjoying the steam in the common area. We also do not discriminate against fat people. You saw a fat man downstairs, so you felt like whining about that in your review as if we are at fault. Fat people are also entitled to some happiness. \r
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3) Another day, another idiot. She states she has never been to our facilities, but then she is dumb enough to still write about us. We will make sure she never enters though. Step inside and you will be fly out faster than a soccer ball. \r
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4) Maybe people like you deserve to break their necks in the shower. Come and get your $10 and don't cry like a baby about being cheated\r
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5) 80% of the Travel Zoo clients are begging us for more deals. But only the cheapest losers complain about the deeply discounted $24 deal that includes a three course lunch and one day admission.\r
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★☆☆☆☆

Below are some of the responses from manager Dmitry L. of Spa 88 to customers. Don't believe me? Go to Yelp. You decide. \r
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1) If you you live in the city, where prices are a little higher than in Brooklyn, you should move to Brooklyn and enjoy that banya where people jump in the pool situated right in the middle of the dining tables and water splashes in your food. That's just one of the things people are complaining about the Sheepshead Bay banya.\r
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2) As you correctly pointed out, you know little about what a true Russian bathhouse is all about. Comparing Korean bathhouses to Russian banyas is like comparing dog eating with dog grooming. Your complaints are rather pathetic. Yes -- we do provide a personal lock box for storing your valuables at the front desk as a free service to our patrons. That's in addition to a regular locker downstairs. Instead of complaining about that, you should be thankful. Now, why complain about the baby stroller? We do not discriminate against children and infants, so naturally you would see a few children here and there in our place. If we did discriminate, we would rather ban people like you who sniff around our employee-only basement instead of enjoying the steam in the common area. We also do not discriminate against fat people. You saw a fat man downstairs, so you felt like whining about that in your review as if we are at fault. Fat people are also entitled to some happiness. \r
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3) Another day, another idiot. She states she has never been to our facilities, but then she is dumb enough to still write about us. We will make sure she never enters though. Step inside and you will be fly out faster than a soccer ball. \r
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4) Maybe people like you deserve to break their necks in the shower. Come and get your $10 and don't cry like a baby about being cheated\r
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5) 80% of the Travel Zoo clients are begging us for more deals. But only the cheapest losers complain about the deeply discounted $24 deal that includes a three course lunch and one day admission.\r
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After a deep tissue massge, I was left black and blue. Two weeks later, I am still experiencing pain. I have taken photos in case there was permanent damage, but thought the least I could do was post a review to warn others. On top of that, day pass services weren't nice either. Jacuzzi had scummy film on top, steam room never stopped steaming, so you had no relief, etc.

1
★☆☆☆☆

After a deep tissue massge, I was left black and blue. Two weeks later, I am still experiencing pain. I have taken photos in case there was permanent damage, but thought the least I could do was post a review to warn others. On top of that, day pass services weren't nice either. Jacuzzi had scummy film on top, steam room never stopped steaming, so you had no relief, etc.

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After reading all the reviews here I decided to write my own to clarify the confusion among the negative reviewers.

First of all, this place is not a typical ""spa"" where you get your nails done. Spa88 is a Russian banya first, then everything else. 'Banya' generally means a sauna or steam bath. A unique characteristic of a Russian banya is a procedure that many people refer to as ""platza"". It's the revitalizing beating experience with bundled birch and oak leaves. Another essential component of a good Russian banya is in the quality and temperature of the heat inside the steam room. Spa88 offers all those components: stone steam room, sweltering heat, and if that's not enough -- go for 15 minutes of scalding platza mixed with freezing cold plunge. Do not go to Spa88 if all you want is to get your nails done.

Now, is Spa88 clean? It's cleaner than most banyas I have visited in the Soviet Union and then in the Russian Federation.

What else can you find at Spa88? Turkish steam room, infra-red room, Finnish sauna room, juice bar, swimming pool, jacuzzi, tanning booths, a VIP room with billiards and another jacuzzi there, a smoking room (never used it - I don't smoke), massages, facials, etc.

My usual Spa88 day: (1) start with the main Russian banya room, (2) then the cold plunge, repeat that 15-20 times, finish up at the Russian restaurant on the second floor.

5
★★★★★

After reading all the reviews here I decided to write my own to clarify the confusion among the negative reviewers.

First of all, this place is not a typical ""spa"" where you get your nails done. Spa88 is a Russian banya first, then everything else. 'Banya' generally means a sauna or steam bath. A unique characteristic of a Russian banya is a procedure that many people refer to as ""platza"". It's the revitalizing beating experience with bundled birch and oak leaves. Another essential component of a good Russian banya is in the quality and temperature of the heat inside the steam room. Spa88 offers all those components: stone steam room, sweltering heat, and if that's not enough -- go for 15 minutes of scalding platza mixed with freezing cold plunge. Do not go to Spa88 if all you want is to get your nails done.

Now, is Spa88 clean? It's cleaner than most banyas I have visited in the Soviet Union and then in the Russian Federation.

What else can you find at Spa88? Turkish steam room, infra-red room, Finnish sauna room, juice bar, swimming pool, jacuzzi, tanning booths, a VIP room with billiards and another jacuzzi there, a smoking room (never used it - I don't smoke), massages, facials, etc.

My usual Spa88 day: (1) start with the main Russian banya room, (2) then the cold plunge, repeat that 15-20 times, finish up at the Russian restaurant on the second floor.

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I used to go to Spa 88 when I was in college a decade ago. Must not have cared back then about things like service and facilities. Went back this past weekend and realized this place was awful then, and is STILL AWFUL NOW. Their changing rooms are the wosrt I have seen in spas on this caliber. They were understaffed, repeatedly ran out of (dirty and stained) towels, and again, have the WORST facilities. \r
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WILL NOT COME BACK until they renovate and start caring about their clients. \r
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If you have a car, check out BRC Sauna in Jersey. That's how you run a banya.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I used to go to Spa 88 when I was in college a decade ago. Must not have cared back then about things like service and facilities. Went back this past weekend and realized this place was awful then, and is STILL AWFUL NOW. Their changing rooms are the wosrt I have seen in spas on this caliber. They were understaffed, repeatedly ran out of (dirty and stained) towels, and again, have the WORST facilities. \r
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WILL NOT COME BACK until they renovate and start caring about their clients. \r
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If you have a car, check out BRC Sauna in Jersey. That's how you run a banya.

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I just got back from Spa 88 and i cannot believe you guys would endorse that space! i got there super early i i could steam for my massage but when i made the appointment the guy did not specify that i had to bring a bathing suit. Desperate for my massage and a steam i bought one. i got there and had just enough time to take a shower only there was nothing but cold water... ICE COLD. Then i had to use the ladies room and the toilet was clogged. i went up to my massage which was the worst i have had in my life and considering i am a 41 year old former massage therapist who gets massages at least once a month that is shocking. i took a quick steam and was hungry but although a lunch was supposed to be included in my package i was not at the spa at lunch time so the guy said i could have a juice. other food being served was ridiculously expensive ESPECIALLY when you consider they only got a ""B"" grade from the NYC department of heath. So me and my juice went to get changed so i could go home as i was PISSED! So im standing naked in the ladies room and realize i am alone in there with a MAN who is trying to fix the toilet!!! i was furious and asked him to leave (i was now wrapped in a towel) and HE WOULD NOT! A woman that worked there took me to one of the massage rooms to finally get dressed!

Should be avoided at all costs!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I just got back from Spa 88 and i cannot believe you guys would endorse that space! i got there super early i i could steam for my massage but when i made the appointment the guy did not specify that i had to bring a bathing suit. Desperate for my massage and a steam i bought one. i got there and had just enough time to take a shower only there was nothing but cold water... ICE COLD. Then i had to use the ladies room and the toilet was clogged. i went up to my massage which was the worst i have had in my life and considering i am a 41 year old former massage therapist who gets massages at least once a month that is shocking. i took a quick steam and was hungry but although a lunch was supposed to be included in my package i was not at the spa at lunch time so the guy said i could have a juice. other food being served was ridiculously expensive ESPECIALLY when you consider they only got a ""B"" grade from the NYC department of heath. So me and my juice went to get changed so i could go home as i was PISSED! So im standing naked in the ladies room and realize i am alone in there with a MAN who is trying to fix the toilet!!! i was furious and asked him to leave (i was now wrapped in a towel) and HE WOULD NOT! A woman that worked there took me to one of the massage rooms to finally get dressed!

Should be avoided at all costs!

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I went with my friends to Spa 88 to celebrate our friends 40th birthday party. It was a great birthday gift. WE did the saunas and the colg plunge (Not sure what it does to one) It certainly was invigorating and we felt clean and healthy afterward. We treated him to a massage (The woman was wonderful..excellent hands) and then we ate in the restaurant. We ordered stuffed cabbage, big salads and appetizers The food was excellent and healthy! We swam laps in the pool all this for $32...food and massage were extra. I highly recommend this place for an afternoon or evening experience!!!! You can also buy discounted 10 packs 10 for $250.!!!IT IS A MUST HAVE!

5
★★★★★

I went with my friends to Spa 88 to celebrate our friends 40th birthday party. It was a great birthday gift. WE did the saunas and the colg plunge (Not sure what it does to one) It certainly was invigorating and we felt clean and healthy afterward. We treated him to a massage (The woman was wonderful..excellent hands) and then we ate in the restaurant. We ordered stuffed cabbage, big salads and appetizers The food was excellent and healthy! We swam laps in the pool all this for $32...food and massage were extra. I highly recommend this place for an afternoon or evening experience!!!! You can also buy discounted 10 packs 10 for $250.!!!IT IS A MUST HAVE!

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Spa 88 is great inside. Wood paneling makes it feel like a ski resort. Pay $32 for all day use and detox in authentic Russian bath house. This is a slice of life. The food is EXCELLENT!The pool is NEWLY renovated and clean also a great temperature this is a place to rejuvenate. They have dedicated massage therapists that are from the old country..This is a unique New York Experience...but you must also try the food..it is made from scratch and very well priced!!!

5
★★★★★

Spa 88 is great inside. Wood paneling makes it feel like a ski resort. Pay $32 for all day use and detox in authentic Russian bath house. This is a slice of life. The food is EXCELLENT!The pool is NEWLY renovated and clean also a great temperature this is a place to rejuvenate. They have dedicated massage therapists that are from the old country..This is a unique New York Experience...but you must also try the food..it is made from scratch and very well priced!!!

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I read those reviews of Spa 88 and to tell u the truth it looked skanky-I was in the neighborhood and I stopped by and it looked different inside. I went inside for a tour..it was renovated to pool was redone and the food was being served in the main area downstairs. THE FOOD LOOKED REALLY GOOD so I ordered a salad and soup and it was so fresh and clean. I decided to pay 32 to use the spa and it was well worth it. IN THE PAST SPA 88 WAS FILTHY-BUT NOW IT IS CLEAN AND I LOVED IT!!!!

5
★★★★★

I read those reviews of Spa 88 and to tell u the truth it looked skanky-I was in the neighborhood and I stopped by and it looked different inside. I went inside for a tour..it was renovated to pool was redone and the food was being served in the main area downstairs. THE FOOD LOOKED REALLY GOOD so I ordered a salad and soup and it was so fresh and clean. I decided to pay 32 to use the spa and it was well worth it. IN THE PAST SPA 88 WAS FILTHY-BUT NOW IT IS CLEAN AND I LOVED IT!!!!

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Very nice place

5
★★★★★

Very nice place

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I'm not sure what others are talking about but this is by far the dirtiest spa i've ever seen!!! If you want a real 'banya' experience, go to 10th street. They don't try to be something they are not! It's plain, clean and deliveres. Here, you get....nothing! Ando sorry, $36 for a filthy pool, jacuzzi and 2 steam rooms is waaaay too much.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I'm not sure what others are talking about but this is by far the dirtiest spa i've ever seen!!! If you want a real 'banya' experience, go to 10th street. They don't try to be something they are not! It's plain, clean and deliveres. Here, you get....nothing! Ando sorry, $36 for a filthy pool, jacuzzi and 2 steam rooms is waaaay too much.

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Spa 88 is a no-frills place. Don't expect elaborate tile or breathtaking decor. This place offers fantastic Russian sauna, that by far has the best heat in NYC! The place is clean, people are friendly, and on weekends the crowd is young. I strongly recommend this banya!

5
★★★★★

Spa 88 is a no-frills place. Don't expect elaborate tile or breathtaking decor. This place offers fantastic Russian sauna, that by far has the best heat in NYC! The place is clean, people are friendly, and on weekends the crowd is young. I strongly recommend this banya!

Pros: Fantastic heat

Cons: tough to find parking

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This banya has everything you need for a great price. It's very clean and the staff was very helpful. Made my day relaxing with my boyfriend very enjoyable. I will definitely be going back again.

4
★★★★☆

This banya has everything you need for a great price. It's very clean and the staff was very helpful. Made my day relaxing with my boyfriend very enjoyable. I will definitely be going back again.

Pros: price, cleanliness, open late

Cons: hard to find a seat

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Wow!! I read all fourteen reviews and I must admit the last one IS what I agree with. I went to SPA 88 today and it was clean. There were no insects, the staff was very helpful and nice. Actually I had them download this page to read some of the awful things people have said. I have gone to many SPAS here in NYC five star at that and I must say SPA88 was great! Relaxing, many places to sit, an area to eat, the pool was clean as well as the Jacuzzi. The lounge areas people relaxed and there were no misfits.\r
The women's locker room was cleaned on the hour, the steam room was excellent. The towels were CLEAN! So I really believe the manager was right sometimes people say things to ruin the reputation of the establishment. NOTE go see for yourself?.You can not believe everything you read!\r
Highly recommended GO for a visit!

4
★★★★☆

Wow!! I read all fourteen reviews and I must admit the last one IS what I agree with. I went to SPA 88 today and it was clean. There were no insects, the staff was very helpful and nice. Actually I had them download this page to read some of the awful things people have said. I have gone to many SPAS here in NYC five star at that and I must say SPA88 was great! Relaxing, many places to sit, an area to eat, the pool was clean as well as the Jacuzzi. The lounge areas people relaxed and there were no misfits.\r
The women's locker room was cleaned on the hour, the steam room was excellent. The towels were CLEAN! So I really believe the manager was right sometimes people say things to ruin the reputation of the establishment. NOTE go see for yourself?.You can not believe everything you read!\r
Highly recommended GO for a visit!

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My visit to the spa a few weeks ago was another spectacular one. I took my friends in from out of town and yes, they were surprised by the large space inside and the number of patrons on that day but they loved the amenities.\r
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I once again highly recommend it and hope you guys try it out.

5
★★★★★

My visit to the spa a few weeks ago was another spectacular one. I took my friends in from out of town and yes, they were surprised by the large space inside and the number of patrons on that day but they loved the amenities.\r
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I once again highly recommend it and hope you guys try it out.

Pros: Service and amenities

Cons: ?

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I'd always walk past this place and never imagined how large it was by looking at the small quaint entrance that leads down to their front desk. It's a pretty standard and traditional Russian bathhouse so don't go in there expecting club med. For some it adds to the charm and other's will be disappointed with the classic Russian atmosphere. Don't be intimidated since there are all sorts of people enjoying the reasonably priced amenities offered. Be sure to understand that the service is not spectacular and just do what you do and let them do what they do and there will be no complaints.

4
★★★★☆

I'd always walk past this place and never imagined how large it was by looking at the small quaint entrance that leads down to their front desk. It's a pretty standard and traditional Russian bathhouse so don't go in there expecting club med. For some it adds to the charm and other's will be disappointed with the classic Russian atmosphere. Don't be intimidated since there are all sorts of people enjoying the reasonably priced amenities offered. Be sure to understand that the service is not spectacular and just do what you do and let them do what they do and there will be no complaints.

Pros: price

Cons: hospitality

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Welcome to the banya! Now go to the russian room and schvitz for 5 minutes, jump in the cold pool and repeat three times. Then sit here and write your review!! SPA 88 is a great place to go with your friends to hang out or chill (pun) out. Great place to socialize. Santa (yes that's the managers name) keeps it all together. The restaurant has great cuisine. I love this place and have been going since 1999.\r
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PROS: The best heat in NYC.\r
CONS: You have to know how to schvitz-no coaches!

4
★★★★☆

Welcome to the banya! Now go to the russian room and schvitz for 5 minutes, jump in the cold pool and repeat three times. Then sit here and write your review!! SPA 88 is a great place to go with your friends to hang out or chill (pun) out. Great place to socialize. Santa (yes that's the managers name) keeps it all together. The restaurant has great cuisine. I love this place and have been going since 1999.\r
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PROS: The best heat in NYC.\r
CONS: You have to know how to schvitz-no coaches!

Pros: Great Heat

Cons: Very limited floor staff

Message from Spa 88

  This is bathing for the millennium; something old is now something very new and it's catching on fast! In today's stressful & sometimes toxic environment, The Wall Street Bath & Spa offers the unique combination of an ultra-modern facility and all the comforts and atmosphere of an Old World Bath-House. We are a club for both Men and Women. We offer a comprehensive menu of services for the relaxation connoisseur. With your daily admission, you gain entry to the Spa and unlimited use of the facilities. We provide you with personal slippers, and as many towels as you might need!

Editorial from

A pink and turquoise reception area welcomes all-age visitors into this traditional Russian bathhouse. Memberships and day passes include access to the Russian and Turkish saunas and steam rooms (or "banya") for shvitzing and schmoozing.…

Key Points

  • swimming pool
  • bath house
  • spa & café