Kuala Lumpur, being the nation’s capital hosts a wide range of affordable accommodation for the budget traveler and backpacker. It is the most visited city among all countries because it is the transit point to other parts of the country while having its own set of attractions and landmarks.
Easy to find budget accommodation in Kuala Lumpur
Hence it is natural that budget accommodations are easily and widely available around the city although many are congregated in different locations for convenience and commercial purposes.
You is able to find budget accommodation that starts from as low as RM20 per night while there for a little bit more, there are better choices and more comfortable ones available. It should be noted here that you will be able to find all types of budget accommodations which range from the super-low bed and breakfast style to the 2 or 3 star hotels. On top of that, there are also budget inns as well as non-rated hotels which also offer cheap rooms.
Around Kuala Lumpur, you can easily find cheap and affordable places to stay. Among them includes:
Tune Hotel, operated by the Tune Group is located in the Chow Kit area which is very close to the heart of the city. Depending on the time of the year and the promotions, rooms here can start from as low as RM0.99sen per night.
From RM25, one can stay at the Hostel Travel Hub which offers breakfast and free internet access.
Located around Jalan Petaling area, there are also common choices like the Reggae Guesthouse which adopts the dormitory accommodation style for RM35 per night.
The Etika Inn in Jalan Sultan has rooms from RM65 per night.
For easy access to Chinatown, one can stay at the Chinatown Boutique Hotel which offers a more comfortable stay from RM100 on weekdays.
Other common choices here include the Oasis Guest House, Monkee Inn and My City Hotel, all with rooms below RM100 per night.
Another common budget accommodation choice among travelers is at Tengkat Tong Shin which hosts the likes of Paradiso from RM80 per night, Red Palm from RM30 at the dormitory rooms, the Green Hut from RM25 per night and many others. Meanwhile, you can also head out to the Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit junction where there are more choices to choose from like the First Business Inn, Hotel Sahara and Anum Hotel among many others.
Budget accommodation in Kuala Lumpur
Traveling to Kuala Lumpur is very affordable if you know where to look. From as low as RM20 a night, you can get a decent place to stay in. Among the budget hotels that you can find here include:
The Icon Hostel – A great place to stay in the city center in Chinatown, you get a simple and basic place to stay from RM19 a night
ZEN Hostel The Bed Station – As the name implies, you get a nice bed to sleep in here. Rates are from RM20 per night
Hotel Royal Palm Lodge – This hotel is located in Bukit Bintang which is very strategic to go around on foot. Rates are very cheap from as low as RM19 a night
Le Village China Town – Staying in Chinatown is an unforgettable experience as long as you are ready to enjoy the basics. This place is available from RM19 a night
The Travel Hub Guesthouse – From RM18 a night, you can stay in this rustic place located in the classical area of Chinatown
Amigo Hotel – Enjoy the best of the city center at this hotel from RM20 a night with basic facilities
Matahari Lodge – Not far from the heart of the city is this lodge with a decent roof over your head. RM18 a night is all you need
Dorms KL – Within the central business district of Bukit Bintang, Dorms KL has very affordable dormitory style accommodation from RM20 a night
If you are coming here to enjoy the sights and sounds of Kuala Lumpur and prefer a more comfortable space apart from the dormitory or B&B accommodation, then mid-range hotels would suit your taste. You can find them around the city center as well as further out which are usually very well connected via trains or buses. Such places include:
FB Hotel Kuala Lumpur – Located in Cheras, this hotel is only 10 minutes away from the city center. Rooms start from RM50 a night
Hotel Elwarda – Rooms are available around RM60 a night. You get basic facilities and a great location within the shopping district
Leo Leisure Hotel @ Central Market – Shop for gifts and souvenirs around here with rooms at about RM60 a night
Lavana Hotel – The location is around Selayang which is further out of the city center but its well connected. Get a good night’s stay here from RM60
Dragon Inn Premium Hotel – Rooms are available at RM60 a night located around Chinatown
Indigo Hotel – There are 2 branches of this hotel around Kepong area. Rooms start at RM70 a night
JRL Budget Inn Hotel – One of the hotels in an ideal location within Chow Kit very near to nearby attractions. Rooms are RM60 a night
Bangsar Hotel – This hotel provides rooms from RM70 a night and you are located around KL Sentral, the main transportation hub in Kuala Lumpur
Hotel Hibiscus City Pudu – The location of this hotel is very strategic where you are near to a train station from as low as RM70 a night
The Lotus Family Hotel – At about RM60 a night, you get to enjoy this mid-range hotel which is near to a lot of food and shopping
Top range hotels
Kuala Lumpur definitely do not lose out when it comes to top-range and world-class hotels. After all, it is where business is run with a lot of commercial centers. Among the luxurious hotels you can find here include:
The Federal Kuala Lumpur – One of the most established hotels in Kuala Lumpur along Bukit Bintang. The revolving restaurant at the top floor is among its signatures. Rooms are about RM300 a night
Aloft Kuala Lumpur – Perhaps one of the most exciting hotels to come up in recent years. Rooms are from RM500 a night
Furama Kuala Lumpur – This classic hotel was given a makeover recently and located within Bukit Bintang. Rooms are about RM350 a night
Ascott Sentral – Rooms are luxurious and well-designed at about RM350 a night
Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur – This hotel is very established in Malaysia which is available in many major towns. Rooms are available at RM300
Pullman KL – Located along the Federal Highway, you can stay here at about RM350 a night
Le Meridien – This hotel is very convenient as it is located in KL Sentral. Rooms are available from RM700 a night
Hilton Kuala Lumpur – The ‘twin’ hotel in KL Sentral with Le Meridien, you can stay here from RM500 a night
The Majestic Hotel – A classic hotel given a new look recently. Rooms are available at about RM400
Berjaya Times Square Hotel – Rooms here are around RM300 a night which makes it really value-for-money as you have Berjaya Times Square just downstairs
Our top pick for staying in Kuala Lumpur will be Bangsar Hotel. The location is very convenient which is within KL Sentral and very near to other hotspots. Meanwhile, the room rates are very affordable as well, making it a great place with very good value-for-money. If you are looking for a decent hotel which is not far from attractions and the transportation hub, then this would be your top choice as well. if you are looking for something more expensive, then choose the Shangri La Hotel which is within walking distance to great Malaysian street food and shopping centers.