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Budget Hotels in Kuala Lumpur City

Kuala Lumpur offers a wide range of accommodation ranging from high-end five-star hotels to cheap but quality hotels for budget-minded travellers. The best option to choose a hotel is to focus on location and access to the places you want to visit. By doing a bit of research you can save a lot of travel and accommodation cost. By staying at a central location in the city can help cut down the travel time and transportation costs. 

I have explored several cheap budget hotels during my number of stays in Kuala Lumpur and here is a list of quality budget hotels that are ideally located and offer a great saving on accommodation in Kuala Lumpur. 

Pacific Express Central Market | Citin Masjid Jamek | Frenz Hotel | Beltif Hotel | Mesui Hotel | Revo Packers | Capsule Transit Hotel at KLIA2

1. Pacific Express Central Market

Agoda Rating: 7.8/10  Ozasiatraveller Rating: 4/5 

Average daily rate: $30 per night

Benefits of staying at Pacific Central Market

  • Easy access to Central Market 
  • Easy access to KL Central
  • Walking distance from Petaling Street
  • Walking distance from Restaurants, Shopping, ATMs and public Transport 

The Pacific Express is ideally located in front of the central market providing easy access to shopping areas including Petaling Street as well as Little India. If you are keen to explore the heart of Kuala Lumpur Old City, this a great spot as you can easily catch buses to any part of KL as well as the rest of Malaysia. Most of the places of interested in the city are easily accessible on foot including KL Central Market, KL Central Park and Markeka Square. 

Choose from one of the top end hotels in Kuala Lumpur

This hotel is ideal for the traveller who wants to enjoy the hustle and bustle of downtown Kuala Lumpur and does not want to spend too much on transport and eating out. You will find hundreds of reasonably priced restaurants in this neighbourhood. 

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2. Citin Masjid Jamek   

Agoda Rating: 7.2/10    Ozasiatraveller Rating 3.5/5

Location: Masjid India Area

Average Daily rate: $25 per night

Planning on travelling light.? This is the ideal location with cheap and hassle-free access to all centrally located touristy places. Great comfort and peace of mind at very affordable rates. This is a very basic hotel with clean room and easy access to public transport. The hotel does not have a swimming pool or parking. The hotel is located very close to Petaling Street, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Central Market and other places of attraction in KL. 

This cheap budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur is highly recommended for single and budget travellers. 

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3. Frenz Hotel - Golden Triangle

Great budget option in the heart of the city offering a great deal for budget travellers.  1km from the city centre, Frenz Hotel offers a commanding location with easy access to all great locations in the city. 

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4. Beltif Hotel

77 Jalan Changkat Thambi Dolah, Off Jalan Pudu-Bukit Bintang 55100

During my stay at Furama Bukit Bintang, I explored some cheap budget hotels in the neighbourhood. Having a good idea about what options we have in the central area of Bukit Bintang, you can avoid peak tariffs at 4 to 5-star hotels if you are booking on short notice. Especially during holiday and peak seasons accommodation is hard to find. 

Beltif Hotel is a great find located at the border of Bukit Bintang and Pudu. This hotel is situated exactly opposite of Furama Bukit Bintang and walking distance from Berjaya Times Square as well as other shopping areas in Bukit Bintang.

Average Tariff per day for a double room is less than 80RM including breakfast. The rooms are clean with very little noise from the neighbourhood. 

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The rooms are furnished with basic amenities. The premises are well maintained and air-conditioner, as well as hot water heaters, are installed. The breakfast is quite basic and available from 6 pm to 10 pm. 

If you are planning to stay on budget and want to explore the city, I highly recommend this hotel. A number of cheap eat-outs are located around the corner including Chinese, Malay and Indian restaurants. 


5. Mesui Hotel Bukit Bintang

I explored this budget boutique hotel in Kuala Lumpur during my stay at Park Royal Serviced Apartments. Mesui Hotel is a small but very well maintained property located around the corner from Park Royal and Istana Hotel.

I have stayed at this property for over 5 times and enjoyed the friendliness of the staff and great service as well as the comfort of living in a clean room with easy access to Changkat, Jalan Alor and all the shopping areas in Bukit Bintang. 

I highly recommend this property to budget-conscious single travellers or families who want to stay at a central location in Bukit Bintang. 

Advance booking online with Agoda can fetch a price as low as RM 100 per night.

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Here are pictures from my recent stay at Mesui Hotel.

6. Revo Packers (Bukit Bintang)

258, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Pudu, 55100 Kuala 

A newly made budget hostel located across from Furama Hotel at Changkat Thambi Dollah offers budget bunks and bed are a very reasonable cost. The premises are well maintained offering basic amenities including wide-open sitting spaces, free wifi, shared dorms and separate rooms under 80RM.

This is definitely a great choice if you need a cheap budget hotel to crash or have an extended stay at a very low price. The place has a number of cheap Chinese restaurants and Nasi Khandar cafes around the corner. The neighbourhood of Pudu adjacent to the property is home to a number of cheap eat-outs. 

The nearest train station is Jalan Imbi. Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall and Low Yat electronic Malls are walking distance from Revo Packers. 

I highly recommend this location for budget-conscious travellers. 

7. Capsule Transit Airport Hotel

KLIA2 Terminal- Ground Floor 

Running short on time between your flights and looking for the cheapest accommodation in KLIA2. Crash at the Capsule Transit Airport hotels which offers you 4-6-8 hour time slots to book a single or double capsule. This is a great budget place to crash if you want to avoid the hassle of catching public transport to the city for a day or want to stay at the airport in between your flights. 

The premises are well-maintained and the pods are furnished with clean crisp sheets, lamp and very basic amenities. You can use the shared toilet and sitting space. Locker storage space is also available for rental. 

I have used this cheap budget accommodation for almost ten times in the last three years and have saved time and $$. 

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Shaukat Ali

I have been exploring South-East Asia for over twenty years and have visited some of the best destinations in the region. I love exploring amazing hotels, places of interests, restaurants, cafes all unique experiences in the places I visit. Most of my stories shared in my blog are the product of my own experiences. Read More

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