Budget Travel’s 39 affordable hotel chains

Budget Travel has laid out 39 hotel chains to check out when planning your next trip. And before you start naming the most familiar — Motel 6, Days Inn, or Best Western, for example — note that these are international chains. The comprehensive list covers cheap digs in Europe, Africa, Asia and pretty much everywhere else. Nearly all are under $200 per night, and most are under $100.

Sweet spots include Ginger Bangalore, with eight locations in India. For $45 you get a well-equipped gym and flat-screen TV. Another find is Thailand’s Amari Hotels and Resorts — $62 per night for a place that calls itself a “Beach Resort and Spa.” Naturally, the more expensive rooms are in more expensive areas, like Europe, but the article names one hotel in Helsinki at $45 per night. That’s about what I’ve paid for a bunk bed in a crowded dorm before.

Curious about what else is available? Read the complete list here.