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As a budget traveller, hotel facilities are usually pretty basic and luxuries such as pools and saunas can be hard to come by. But now you can dive in without splashing out, at one of our best budget hotel gyms below.



MeStyle Place, Bangkok

This quirky hotel has an arty-retro feel, with antique motorbikes in the lobby and the reception desk housed in an old Mini Cooper.

The swimming pool and fitness centre are just a short walk away, while the in-house restaurant serves excellent vegetarian and vegan food to complement your workout.




Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

One in a chain of affordable hipster hotels, Ace Hotel Palm Springs offers top-level fitness facilities and great value for money overall.

The comprehensive gym includes equipment for wellness, cardio, kinesis circuit, and strength training, while guests also have access to the Swim Club pool, commune pool, and spa.



Urbany Barcelona Hostel, Barcelona

A stylish and bohemian hostel in the heart of downtown, Urbany Barcelona is far more akin to a boutique hotel than a backpackers’ resort.

The highlight of this place is the impressively large gym and indoor pool available to guests; borrow a towel from reception if you need.



The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle

Sporting eclectic décor that verges on playfully kitsch, The Maxwell Hotel is located right in the midst of the Seattle arts district.

Guests are invited to use the on-site swimming pool and fitness suite, and there is a complimentary bicycle checkout programme so you can move your workout into the great outdoors.



Aloft Hotel, Cancun

Aloft Hotel, Cancun offers plenty of fitness choices for when you’re taking time out from the sun.

This bright and breezy hotel benefits from its re:charge gym, sauna and steam room, and an outdoor pool – as well as great proximity to the beach, and all the water sports that Cancun has to offer.



nhow Berlin, Berlin

What better place to work out than in a music-themed hotel? Branded under the unique category of “music and lifestyle hotel”, nhow Berlin offers extraordinary music facilities and great fitness equipment to boot.

The hotel gym stretches across two levels, and includes a fitness and cardio room, Finnish sauna, and even a so-called relaxation area.


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