Travelling can be expensive. That is, if you allow it to be so. Airbnb is one such alternative for a wallet-friendly accommodation that doesn’t involve emptying your bank balance. And did we mention there are lots of amazing and memorable Airbnb stays for every type of staycation?

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So take a well-deserved break at one of the many stunning Airbnbs here at your own homeland with no worries of breaking the bank!

Note: Fares shown do not include extra charges such as cleaning and service fees and are subjected to change. To apply these affordable rates to your stay, go with the maximum amount of people these places can accommodate 😉

Kuala Lumpur
1. Guido’s Villa

This little heaven near the city centre is the perfect getaway from the concrete jungles but without the need to travel far. This private suite comes with a private pool for some R & R amidst the peaceful ambiance from the surrounding greenery.

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Cosy and comfortable, the suite comes with a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom complete with towels and toiletries, and other basic amenities of Wi-Fi, washer and dryer, and television. And though the place does not cater to in-house cooking, food won’t be a problem as there are lots of foreign and local eateries nearby for you to try!

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Thanks to its strategic location, public transport is easily accessible for you to explore Kuala Lumpur and its neighboring towns. Or you can also opt to stay indoors and enjoy the quiet tranquility the place has to offer.

Property type: Private room

Accommodates: 2 guests

Location: Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Rate: Starts from MYR108 per night (RM54/pax)

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2. Sebelas

For a minimalistic dream escape that is closed to the city yet away from the hustle and bustle, look no further than Sebelas! This private home is filled with the owner’s personality in its tasteful classic-modern design.

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As it is a shared house, you’ll be able to meet other travelers and shared travel stories with them at the many spacious shared areas.  But fret not if you’re looking for some private time as you’ll have your room all to yourself with its double queen size bed, a huge wardrobe, a private bathroom that comes with a hot tub, and a balcony!

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Credit: Sebelas on Airbnb

This three-storey building has a pool and a rooftop deck for some leisure time overseeing the beautiful city view.

Property type: Private room

Accommodates: 4 guests

Location: Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Rate: Starts from RM510 per night for 4 pax (RM127.50/pax)

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3. Classic Heritage Loft House

Experience an authentic Malay home right in the heart of KL at the Classic Heritage Loft House! Decked out with wooden and classic furnishings as well as paraphernalia of the past, this place exudes the charming and exquisite old-world ambiance.

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An exotic oasis amidst the hectic city life, the room comes with two queen beds (one in the bedroom and one on the loft), a bathroom and a pantry area for basic meal preparation. It’s also well-equipped with Wi-Fi, towels, toiletries, and extra beddings and a Malay traditional breakfast is available upon request.

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Credit: Ellina on Airbnb

Take a breather at the amazing garden and don’t be shy to strike a conservation or two with the lovely friendly hosts who will be more than happy to help you with your stay as well as your travel 🙂

Property type: Entire house

Accommodates: 5 guests

Location: Kampung Dato Keramat, KL

Rate: RM580 per night for 5 pax (RM116/pax)

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Selangor
4. Templer Park Retreat

For a retreat that is closer to nature, this is the one for you. This rainforest retreat at Templer Park is perfect for some rest and relaxation away from the big city.

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Comes with four en-suite bedrooms, this villa is able to accommodate up to 16 people, just nice for large family/friends gatherings or a company retreat. As there’s an outdoor barbecue pit, a heartwarming feast is in order as well!

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Feast your eyes on nature’s offerings all around you – from the calming greenery of Kanching Reserve to the stunning view of a towering limestone hill against the blue sky. Lounge away at one of their viewing decks or de-stress at their outdoor pool surrounded by nature.

Property type: Entire house

Accommodates: 16+ guests

Location: Templer Park, Rawang, Selangor

Rate: RM2200 per night for 16 pax (RM137.50/pax)

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Pahang
5. Wogoxette Upstairs

On your next trip to Cameron Highlands, opt for a stay at the unique Wogoxette Upstairs instead of the usual touristy Brinchang for a little taste of living like a local.

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Located at the quaint little village of Kuala Terla, this family home is built in the 70’s and retains its old-world charm with its artfully classic and vintage decor with a contemporary touch. Clean, well-maintained and fully-equipped with the basic necessities, a night in this nostalgic home is sure to be an unforgettable one.

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This charming house also boasts a balcony overlooking the mountain range. Wake up to the beautiful sunrise against the backdrop of expansive greenery or idle the night away as you enjoy the night view with a hot cup of tea.

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If you needed any help or recommendations on places to eat, just ask the hosts! They’ll be more than happy to help 🙂

Property type: Entire house

Accommodates: 5 guests

Location: Kuala Terla, Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Rate: RM334 per night for 5 pax (RM67.40/pax)

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Penang
6. Bohemian Island Lodge

For a lodging that can fit a large group and yet a treat to the eyes, this condominium may just be the one for you.  Have a taste of a Bohemian home in this one-of-a-kind Bohemian-themed condo complete with a balcony with a view.

Credit: Joyce  on Airbnb

Credit: Joyce  on Airbnb

With enough comfortable beds and floor mattresses to fit up to 9 guests, guests will also have access to the sky garden which boasts an amazing view of Penang Island. And while the pool and the gym are not available for non-residence, you won’t need them as there are plenty of swimming beaches around and exploring to be done at the cultural heritage site of Penang.

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The host is also kind enough to provide a pamphlet on delicious Penang street foods and famous places – an insider scoop on Penang best offerings.

Property type: Entire apartment

Accommodates: 9 guests

Location: Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang

Rate: RM 305 per night for 9 pax (RM33.80/pax)

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7. Scandinavian Home

Who says a luxury getaway has to be costly? Located along the seaside promenade of Karpal Singh Drive, this luxurious duplex apartment offers  a breathtaking panorama of the seascape through its magnificent high ceiling.

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Staying true to its name, the place is stylishly decorated to the white, clean, and simplistic designs of a Scandinavian home. Cosy yet spacious, it can comfortably accommodate six persons and comes with a fully equipped kitchen for some home cooking.

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Credit: Eve on Airbnb

There are also lots of F&B outlets and restaurants downstairs such as Arabica Estate, Nona Bali, McDonalds, and Starbucks – all within walking distance.

Property type: Entire house

Accommodates: 6 guests

Location: Georgetown, Penang

Rate: RM314 per night for 6 pax (RM52/pax)

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Perak
8. Pulse Ipoh

Have a wonderful time lounging and just hanging around with a bunch of friends here at the homey and casual Pulse Ipoh!

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A major attraction of this Boho chic home is its very own home cinema for a fun and entertaining movie night with your loved ones. And good news! It comes with Chromecast for easy access to any movie online so there’ll be lots of movies to choose from!

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As a guest here, you’ll have entry to the condo’s facilities such as the gymnasium, roof garden, kids’ playground, infinity pool,  and did we mention there’s an outdoor Jacuzzi? If you’re driving, two parking spots are reserved specially for you and your travel companions.

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Property type: Entire apartment

Accommodates: 10 guests

Location: Taman Jubilee, Ipoh, Perak

Rate: RM285 per night for 10 pax (RM28.50/pax)

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Melaka
9. Wong’s Villa

If a romantic yet affordable getaway is what you’re looking for, then Wong’s Villa in Melaka fits the bill. For less than RM100 a person per night, you’ll get a quiet bedroom with one king bed, a private bathroom and spacious balcony for you to enjoy a cosy morning with a hot cup of tea with your special one.

Credit: Wong on Airbnb

Credit: Wong on Airbnb

This small villa is situated in a residential area for you to enjoy some peace and quiet and yet not too far from the many tourist attractions in Melaka. It’s only 10-15 minutes drive to the city area. Or better yet, take advantage of the free bicycles provided to avoid traffic and parking fees!

 

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To top it off, the villa comes with a swimming pool for you to unwind and relax after a full day of exploring.

Property type: Private room in a villa

Accommodates: 2 guests

Location: Bandar Hilir, Melaka

Rate: RM159 per night for 2 pax (RM79.5/pax)

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Johor
10. De Gallery

Spacious, cosy and intimate, and yet sleek and stylish for the hipster in you and your friends, De Gallery is just the place for you.

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Located at the second floor of a shop house, this place is purposely designed with rustic industrial concept in mind as can be seen from the harmonious juxtaposition of raw bricks against modern decor.  Chic and modern, this place is sprawled with 7 bedrooms, enough to fit as many as 9 of your friends.

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This home also comes with its own home cinema, perfect for a group of friends (or family!) for some bonding time over good movies.

Property type: Entire home

Accommodates: 9 guests

Location: Johor Bahru, Johor

Rate: RM396 per night for 9 pax (RM44/pax)

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Sarawak
11. Kai Joo Suites

For fans of history and stories from the distant past, this one is for you. Situated on the top floor of Lane Building along the historic road of Kai Joo Lane, this quaint loft has been beautifully revamped for a perfect city (and romantic!) getaway.

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The suite comes with a king bed, a single bed at the attic, en suite bathroom and a great view of the city from  its balcony. It’s equipped with basic amenities of towels, toiletries, Wi-Fi, as well as a kitchenette.

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It’s also within walking distance to the must-visit streets of Carpenter Street and India Street, museums, Merdeka Plaza, the popular Kuching Waterfront, and delish eateries!

Property type: Entire loft

Accommodates: 3 guests (2 days minimum stay)

Location: Kuching, Sarawak

Rate: RM200 a night (RM66/pax)

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12. The Charcoal

Spacious, comfy, and rustically charming, you and your friends will have a fun and satisfying stay here at The Charcoal.

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Upon entering, you’ll find that the home is airy and bright from the natural light thanks to the inventive design of windows aplenty and roof lights. With decor of brick walls, wooden furniture, indoor swings as well as an indoor garden, you and your entourage are sure to feel at home away from home!

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Credit: Ellie on Airbnb

The space is well-equipped for a large group of 12 guests and comes with three bedrooms with a bathroom in each, a kitchen with basic essentials, hot tub, and a parking space for your vehicle.

Property type: Entire house

Accommodates: 12 guests

Location: Kuching, Sarawak

Rate: RM718 a night for 12 pax (RM59/pax)

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These are just a tip of the iceberg of the many Airbnb listings in Malaysia that are both affordable and comfortable. So pack your bag and choose from the many homes that fit you and your companions type of vacation all at a great price. 😊 

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