If you’re like me, if you are staying somewhere for more than a day or two, you will need to scope out the local gym. Khao San Road is many things, but a fitness haven it is not. I did find a decent enough gym for a few days though.
The Buddy Hotel has a gym on Khao San Road, Bangkok.
The gym is small but reasonably well equipped for lifting weights and cardio. It also features a boxing ring and various different punch bags and miscellaneous boxing equipment.
Unfortunately there is no squat rack and the floor is not reinforced so probably not a good place to do heavy deadlifts, however the gym does feature:
- Barbell & plates
- Pull up / dip station
- Decline sit up bench
- Smith machine
- Exercise bikes
- Boxing ring
- Punch bags
- Speed ball
How to find gym on Khao San Road
The gym is at the ‘Buddy Lodge’ hotel.
Address: 265 Khaosan Road, Taladyod
Pranakorn Bangkok 10200
Phone: +66 2 629 4477 | Fax: +66 2 629 4744
It is on the third floor of the Buddy Hotel/shopping centre complex, with the swimming pool on the 5th floor.
Use of the gym is 200baht for one day, or 350baht for 2 days. There was a 7 day price that works out cheaper but unfortunately I did not record it.
My opinion of Buddy Hotel gym on Khao San Road, Bangkok
The gym is a little warn down, but as hotel gyms go it is not badly equipped. Well enough for a reasonable workout for a couple of days and ideally situated right on the Khao San Road, ideal if you are staying on/around the road and looking for something close by and convenient. The price is definitely not cheap, as Thailand goes, but you are paying for the convenience.
I worked out there twice whilst I spent 3 days in the area and there was never more than 2 other people in the gym at the same time as me, so plenty of space and equipment to go around.
Information correct on 2/1/15. Please be aware that this may change over time. If something does change please leave a comment and I will update the article.