10 Budget-Friendly Hotels For Your Next Getaway To KL (Under USD50!)


Azira Mohamed •  Oct 12, 2017

When it comes to a one-size-fits-all travel destination, the capital of Malaysia is hard to beat! From sight-seeing the Petronas twin towers, luxury shopping at the Bukit Bintang area, cheap steals in Petaling Street, and its halal-food paradise, it's no wonder KL is a top travel destination among Muslim travellers!

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Here are some handy tips on the best hotels in the city to give you the best steal for your money!

1. Container Hotel

Here’s one for the hipster side of you! True to its name, staying here lets you experience living in a legit freight container. Not to worry though, despite its quirky exterior, Container Hotel boasts a comfy stay with the usual hotel amenities – providing WiFi and a 24/7 front-desk. What’s more, there’s an in-house Chatime at this hotel, perfect for those sudden bubble tea cravings!

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Adventurous travelers can try their Concrete Room with an exterior mimicking huge beer barrels or the Cabana Camp-Site room, with teepee-style beds for that extra outdoorsy feel?

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A point to note though, the Concrete and Cabana-style rooms have communal toilets. For those who prefer a little more me-time in the shower, the Container deluxe and suite rooms with private bathrooms are more suited for you!

Address: No. 1, Jalan Delima, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Kuala Lumpur

Rates: From USD24 per night on Agoda

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2. Grid 9

Located minutes away from Chinatown is the Grid 9 hotel, a ‘flashpacker’ (flash-backpacker, get it?) hybrid of a hotel and a backpacker’s hostel? The concept of Grid 9 is unique, offering the luxury of a hotel stay with the social experience of a backpacker’s hostel where guests can mingle and have fun in common spaces!

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Inspired by the interconnectivity of grids, the intersecting paths to the hotel rooms allows plenty of space for guests to socialize! But let's face it, the gem of this space is THE Grid 9 lounge. Packed with comfy Doof bean bags, board games, an LED TV, iPads on wifi and a pool table, it’s the ideal chill-out space for you and your buddies to wind-down after a day of exploring the city!

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Grid 9 offers many rooming options depending on your budget from suite rooms to sharing pods. Gender-segregated sharing pods are also available upon request!

Address: 9, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur 50150

Rates: From USD14 per night on Agoda

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3. Lantern Hotel

Situated at the heart of Chinatown, Lantern Hotel is a zen and minimalist space which offers you a peaceful rest from the day’s hustle and bustle in the city. The Lantern Hotel makes a picturesque view with its façade of intricately-arranged bricks and wooden window panels! Neutral hues of white and grey of the rooms also exude a relaxed feel, granting a serene stay?

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The open-air café terrace of Lantern hotel overlooks the overhanging lanterns of Petaling Street, a famous lane known for its cheap bargains which open late into the night! Although the café offers beers, juices and coffees are also available.

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Address: 38, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur 50000

Rates: From USD20 per night on Agoda

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4. V Garden Hotel

For lovers of green spaces, V Garden Hotel is the perfect choice! Rooms in this hotel are simply furbished and decorated with wallpapers of flowers and plants for that hint of nature. Comfortable white duvets sheets and fluffy pillows here are sure to give ample rest?

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The mainstay of the hotel is the indoor-garden courtyard. How cool is that?? With plenty of natural sunlight streaming in from its glass roof in the daytime, it's an ideal hang-out space with your buddies or to recharge alone after a day out!

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Address: 21 Jalan Pudu Ulu, Off Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 56100

Rates: From USD15 per night on Agoda

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5. Hotel Maison Boutique

Arabian Night, Euro Star, Pink Room, Space Odyssey… these are just some of the thematic suites available at the Hotel Maison Boutique. From the whimsical to the psychedelic, the rooms at the Hotel Maison provide a literal escape to your dreams☺️

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There are a total of 42 rooms to choose from of four types - Superior, Theme Room, Premier Room and Executive Suites – to suit different budgets and occupancy. The rooms are decked with an LED TV, in-room safe, hairdryer, coffee-and-tea amenities and the daily newspaper too. A fitness room and a reading room is also available for those who prefer stay-ins at the hotel!

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Address: No. 36 & 36, Jalan Baba, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (Behind Hotel Sentral Pudu)

Rates: From USD32 per night on Agoda

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6. Chaos Hotel

Far from being a chaotic space, this hotel originating from a repurposed building at the heart of Bukit Bintang oozes a minimalist vibe combining the industrial with the contemporary! The interior walls of bare brick, timber and concrete are both casually artsy and functional?

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The in-house Gerai café also provides delicious local fare such as Laksa, Mee Rebus and Soto Ayam at affordable prices. Reviews also rave on the coffee lattes and teas here that are to die for! Chaos is also centrally located near many eateries and cafes for those who want to switch things up between meals?

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Address: 179 Jalan Bukit Bintang 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Rates: From USD$34 per night on Agoda

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7. WOLO Bukit Bintang

Known as the original hipster hotel in the city, the WOLO Bukit Bintang screams everything cool! The WOLO lobby and hallways are pumped with house music and the dimly-lit rooms give that grunge a-la Hard Rock feel. The rooms at WOLO, though simply furbished, are stylistic yet efficient in optimising space such as with the use of sliding doors?

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If you intend on driving, do note that there are no available parking spaces in the hotel. You can use the car parks of the many malls nearby, though those may rake up quite a budget!

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Alternatively, guests can use the monorail which is just nearby the hotel. With its trendy mannequins, huge chandelier decorations and non-stop music, the WOLO Bukit Bintang is not to be missed if you’re a true stylista!

Address: Corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 55100

Rates: From USD46 per night on Agoda

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8. The Yard Boutique Hotel

Say what? A garden yard in the middle of a concrete jungle? Yes! That’s exactly what the Yard Boutique Hotel offers. Other than the outdoor patio, the whole hotel is covered with charming knick-knacks and decorations you just have to experience for yourself!

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The bathrooms are decorated with mosaic tiles offering a refreshing experience. The polished concrete flooring of the rooms also feels comfortable and cooling on your tired feet after a day of walking in the city!

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Address: Lot 623 (No. 51D), Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Rates: From USD30 per night on Agoda

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9. Sakura Hotel

The Sakura Hotel at Jalan Tun Razak definitely makes it in this list! Extremely affordable yet luxurious, the Sakura Hotel is a comfortable stay with its five-star hotel beds, fresh sheets and fluffy pillows and free toiletries. Other amenities include a common computer in the lobby for those quick updates and complimentary coffee and tea at the rooftop café to refresh yourself!

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For those who like something a little different, go for the Galaxy-themed rooms which light up a cool blue - highlighting an amazing wallpaper backdrop of the night-sky?

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Address: 327 & 329, Jalan Tun Razak (Pudu), 50400 Kuala Lumpur

Rates: From 70 MYR per night on Agoda

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10. The Mesui Hotel

The Mesui Hotel is a chic gem with its façade sporting pop-out cube capsules that’s sure to attract your attention! Although nestled in the hip Bukit Bintang area, the Mesui Hotel is safe from the music and bustle of the street giving you a restful stay.

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There are three room types to choose from – Lush, Luxe and Loft. Guests are also given the choice between four themes of Word, Element, Roaring ‘70s, or Nature, with the different thematic rooms housed at different levels!

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The rooms at the Mesui are not only spacious, the tiled floors and intricately-designed interior guarantee a unique experience?

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Address: 9 Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 50200

Rates: From USD$27 per night on Agoda

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There you have it! With all these great accommodation choices, your weekend trip to Kuala Lumpur is surely long overdue! So what are you waiting for? Time to start booking?

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