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Stay in Kuala Lumpur on a Shoestring Budget

Places to stay Kuala Lumpur
If you’re looking for budget-friendly places to stay on your next visit to Kuala Lumpur, you have several options - especially in the China Town or the Petaling Street area of the city. 

Not only can you find great deals on lodging in China Town, but also you may find great bargains on souvenirs and delicious snacks from street vendors on Petaling Street. 

Petaling Street is also known as Kuala Lumpur's most popular place to stay for budget travelers and also general travelers who wan convenience.  Here are our top three lodging choices for you.

1. Alamanda Hotel Petaling Street

Located at 85 Petaling Street, Alamanda Hotel is close to the National Museum, National Palace, Batu Caves, KL Tower and more. 

The hotel offers benefits for the leisure and business traveler, such as: a private bathroom and shower, a flat screen TV, access to Internet services and air conditioning to name a few. Lodging rates begin at $19 per night.

Petaling Street Alamanda Hotel
Alamanda Hotel Room in Petaling Street

2. Hotel China Town Inn

This popular hotel, located at 52-54, Jalan Petaling, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s China Town, offers comfortable and cozy rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers. In addition, Hotel China Town Inn provides its guests with fresh linens and toilet amenities. 

The location of this hotel is great, putting you right in the middle of a myriad of restaurants and shops. And, the nightly rate is easy on the wallet, starting at only $20.

Chinatown Replica Inn
Replica Inn in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur
3. Replica Inn Chinatown

Situated in the middle of Chinatown, only 30 miles from the airport, Replica Inn boasts of a plasma screen TV in every room, wireless Internet connection, air conditioning, and private baths. This hotel is perfect for those traveling on a shoestring budget because nightly rates start at only $23.


There are plenty of budget places to stay in Kuala Lumpur, depending on where you want to put up at. Most of them are found in the core area of Chinatown, while others around Bukit Bintang area.

For anyone planning to visit Kuala Lumpur and are looking for a decent place to stay, I hop this list comes in handy for your shoestring budget. 


joe said...

im going here in a couple of weeks so this should prove very useful, thanks

Malaysia Asia said...

Hello Joe, that's great to hear you're visiting KL soon. Hope you choose the best place to stay and have a wonderful trip.


Hotel Southern said...

Beautiful place in Kuala Lumpur

Farmhouse Rental Italy said...

Kuala Lumpur is definitely a very colorful destination. Thank you for sharing the pictures and the information.

Anonymous said...

Hi David,

Nice post on Kualalumpur. Very informative. I am going KL on 18th June with my family. Do you know email address or contact number of the hotels you mentioned?