The popularity of renting of hotel rooms through apps and websites continues to rise – making it possible for more budget travellers to find reasonably priced, conducive places to stay. This is especially true in Malaysia, due to the following factors:
- A higher-than-average mobile penetration and a large internet population.
- The budget hotels’ market share of the hospitality sector in Malaysia is growing rapidly, worth USD 2-3 billion as of 2017.
- Kuala Lumpur is one of the most significant destinations for business travellers, which requires quick and fuss-free booking process
Here is our list of Top 10 budget hotels in KL:
Lodge Paradize Hotel, Bukit Bintang
Lodge Paradize Hotel is ‘boutique-style’ hotel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s ‘golden triangle’. Refurbished from its original pre-war design, it features rooms with tasteful wooden flooring, panels and furniture. The hotel fronts a water feature amidst angsana rainforest tress, making it a cool oasis in the city. It is walking distance to hip F&B outlets such as Taps Beer Bar, Mitasu Japanese Restaurant among others. A 5-minute cab ride will get you to places of interest such Central Market for artsy souvenirs or Low Yat Plaza for great bargains on IT and electronic goods.
Aira Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Located near the Chow Kit market, Aira Hotel is just minutes away from the city’s iconic landmarks such as the Merdeka Square (where one of the tallest flagpoles in the world is located), the National Textile Museum, the Sultan Abdul Samad building and the Petronas Twin Towers. Try out the Hainanese chicken chop at the famous Yut Kee restaurant nearby. Modern-looking and comfortable rooms at Aira await tired travellers after a full day of exploring the city.
YP Boutique Hotel, Petaling Jaya
Yippee Boutique Hotel is situated in Petaling Jaya, near Paradigm Mall within a 5-minute walk a wide selection of F&B selection. It is a 15-minute drive from Sunway Lagoon theme park and Sunway Pyramid shopping centre. Other nearby attractions include KidZania Kuala Lumpur, 1 Utama Shopping Centre and also I-City Shah Alam theme park. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from Kelana Jaya LRT Station and 20 minutes from Subang Airport. Or just chill out at the comfortable hotel room with various satellite channels available on TV.
Puteri Ampang Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Puteri Ampang Hotel is a mere 5-minute walk from Ampang Point shopping mall and a 10-minute drive from KLCC. It features modern accommodations with each room equipped and an LCD TV with ASTRO cable channels. Savour local cuisines at the stalls located on the ground floor, open 24 hours a day. Puteri Ampang hotel provides shuttle service to the airport, located an hour’s drive away. Convenient parking is available at a location nearby.
SMC Alam Avenue, Shah Alam
Hotel SMC Alam Avenue is situated at the heart of Shah Alam and offers a comfortable stay with friendly service at affordable rates for business or personal trips. Enjoy digital lights and theme park at i-City Park, just 3km away from the hotel. Alternatively, visit the botanical park in Bukit Cahaya to enjoy nature and fun activities such as hiking, cycling and the Skytrex Adventure – an aerial obstacle course set in a scenic forest setting where participants zip-line from tree-to-tree for an exhilarating experience.
I Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
I Hotel at Jalan Maharajalela offers comfortable and affordable rooms which is further complemented with excellent service by the friendly staff. A rooftop deck provide guests with a view of KLCC and KL Tower. Within a 10 minute-drive to Pavilion, Fahrenheit 88 and other malls, it allows guest a great variety of choices for shopping, dining and entertainment. Walk on down to Kenanga Wholesale Centre, Kuala Lumpur’s largest fashion wholesale mall where one can shop to your heart’s content. I Hotel provides free parking for hotel guests.
Damansara Inn, Damansara Jaya
Located in Damansara Jaya, this hotel right next to the newly revamped Atria Shopping Mall and a host of restaurants nearby for loca, and international cuisine. It also offers easy access to hotspots around Petaling Jaya such as Starling, 1 Utama and Amcorp Mall. The hotel is also close by to commercial areas such as Damansara Uptown and Phileo Damansara – convenient for the budget business traveller. Damansara Inn has a warm and cosy charm; contemporary travellers will appreciate the modern minimalist approach in its room décor.
I Boutique Hotel, Petaling Jaya
I Boutique Hotel is located in Petaling Jaya, about 15-minute drive from Sunway Pyramid shopping centre and Sunway Lagoon theme park. With over 90 rides and attractions, Sunway Lagoon is highly recommended for travellers visiting this part of KL. It features a water park, amusement park, wildlife park, extreme park, scream park and the Nickleodeon Lost Lagoon. Meanwhile, interconnected rooms at I Boutique Hotel are available for families and group travellers. The hotel provides laundry and ironing services.
Chinee Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Chinee Hotel provides clean, tidy and budget-friendly accommodation in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy the city life by with retail therapy at the shopping attractions in Bukit Bintang or enjoy the tropical flora and fauna at Botanical Gardens and KL Bird Park, which is just a 10-minute drive away. Other places of interest nearby are the Berjaya Times Square and historical Dataran Merdeka. There is a 24-hour front desk at the hotel manned by friendly and helpful staff.
I Hotel, Kota Damansara
The I Hotel at Kota Damansara, Petaling-Jaya provides ideal accommodation for business and leisure travellers at budget prices. The hospitable and friendly staff ensures a pleasant stay. Nearby dining and shopping attractions include Sunway Giza Mall, 1 Utama, The Curve and Ikea. I Hotel guests will not run out of F&B options day or night, as many restaurants abound within walking distance.
All the hotels listed above provide rooms fully-equipped with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and free WiFi. Convenient bookings can be made through the OYO app or website: www.oyorooms.com/my