If we are being brutally pragmatic, a hotel is just a place where you sleep and shower during your travels. Sure, a luxurious hotel might offer premium services and facilities, but for those travelling on a budget, it’s all about going outside and experiencing things.

This is especially true for a bustling city like Kuala Lumpur. With plenty of sights to see, things to do and food to eat in KL and its surrounding townships, chances are budget travellers wouldn’t mind skimping on their accommodations.

Budget hotel network platform OYO Rooms has come up with a list of top budget hotels around the Klang Valley. In addition to affordable price points (between RM30 and RM62 per night), these properties are also located close to tourist attractions.

budget hotels

Some budget hotels actually have huge rooms like this one, which can accommodate a family of four.

Lodge Paradize Hotel, Bukit Bintang

This boutique-style hotel is located in KL’s Golden Triangle. Refurbished from its original pre-war design, the property is walking distance from eateries such as Taps Beer Bar and Mitasu Japanese Restaurant.

A five-minute taxi ride will get you to shopping venues like Central Market for artsy souvenirs or Low Yat Plaza for great bargains on IT and electronic goods.

Aira Hotel, Chow Kit

Located near the Chow Kit market, Aira Hotel offers modern and comfortable rooms. It is just minutes away from the city’s iconic heritage landmarks such as Dataran Merdeka and the Sultan Abdul Samad building.

After a full day of exploring, try some Hainanese chicken chop at the famous Yut Kee restaurant nearby.

YP Boutique Hotel, Kelana Jaya

There’s no shortage of shopping experiences when you check in to this property. It is located a mere five-minute walk away from Paradigm Mall. Alternatively, you can take a 15-minute drive to the Sunway Pyramid shopping centre and Sunway Lagoon theme park in Subang Jaya.

To explore other parts of the cities, the Kelana Jaya LRT station is just a short bus ride away.

Puteri Ampang Hotel, Ampang

The Ampang Point shopping mall and some delectable yong tau foo are within the vicinity of this hotel. Savour local cuisines at the stalls located on the ground floor which are open all day long.

Puteri Ampang Hotel also provides shuttle service to the airport. A 10-minute drive will bring you to KLCC for some shopping and sightseeing.

SMC Alam Avenue, Shah Alam

Located in the heart of Shah Alam, this hotel is just 3km away from i-City. Guests can enjoy beautiful digital lights and other unique fixtures at the park.

You can also visit the botanical park in Bukit Cahaya to enjoy nature and fun activities such as hiking. Other adventurous pursuits await at Skytrex that hosts aerial obstacle courses set in a scenic forest.

I Hotel, Kampung Attap

The rooftop deck at this hotel provides guests with a view of KLCC and KL Tower. It’s a 10-minute drive away from popular shopping malls such as Pavilion KL and Fahrenheit 88. You can als drive down to Kenanga Wholesale Centre, KL’s largest fashion wholesale mall where you can shop to your heart’s content.

Damansara Inn, Damansara Jaya

This hotel is located next to the newly revamped Atria Shopping Mall. Within the vicinity, guests can hunt down a variety of restaurants that offer local and international cuisines.

Damansara Inn also offers easy access to shopping hotspots around PJ such as The Starling Mall, 1Utama Shopping Centre and Amcorp Mall. The hotel is close by to commercial areas such as Damansara Uptown and Phileo Damansara – making it convenient for business travellers.

budget hotels

Travellers usually place importance on the cleanliness of a hotel, rather than the kind of facilites it offers.

I Boutique Hotel, Petaling Jaya

I Boutique Hotel is about 15 minutes’ drive from the Sunway Lagoon theme park. With over 90 rides and attractions, the park is a great option for families visiting this part of KL.

It features a water park, amusement park, wildlife park, extreme park, scream park and the Nickleodeon Lost Lagoon.

Chinee Hotel, Jalan Sultan

Guests can enjoy the best of both worlds at this hotel. Immerse yourself in retail therapy at 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 Dataran Merdeka.

I Hotel, Kota Damansara

Business and leisure travellers alike can find plenty of retail and dining options at Kota Damansara. This hotel is located close to venues such as Sunway Giza, 1Utama Shopping Centre, The Curve and Ikea. Guests will also not run out of F&B options day or night, as many restaurants are within walking distance.