Kuala Lumpur • Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

With over 10 million visitors a year, Kuala Lumpur has plenty of hotel choices. However, some hotels in the budget & mid-range category can fall short of expectation, so choose carefully.

Our top mid-range & budget hotels in Kuala Lumpur for 2018 are sorted by area:

Bukit Bintang

entertainment & nightlife; a great base for exploring the city

KLCC / City Centre

home to the Petronas Towers & Suria KLCC mall

Chinatown

tourist-popular; home of the famous Petaling Street shopping

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Bukit Bintang

Also known as ‘Bintang Walk’ or ‘Starhill’, Bukit Bintang is a popular, vibrant area with pedestrian streets – cafés, restaurants and shops. Hotels in this area offer a great base to explore KL and its nightlife.

Value for money.

136 Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

7.8 Very Good
based on 17579 Agoda reviews

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Furama Bukit Bintang4 stars

Why this hotel? Value for money. Excellent pool & gym. Convenient location. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100
2016
Top 100
2017
Top 50

A popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. The Furama hotel is conveniently located, a few minutes’ walk to Imbi Monorail Station and Berjaya Times Square, with its great range of entertainment and shops.

This high-rise hotel offers excellent city views and features an outdoor pool, well-equipped gym, restaurant and cocktail bar. Guest rooms have large windows, 32″ flat screen TV, tea & coffee maker and safe.  24-hour room service is available.

You can walk to Pavilion KL and other shopping malls in Bukit Bintang within 15 minutes. The gay-popular La Queen Club, Blue Boy Disco and Elysium Bar + Terrace are all within easy access.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 15-06-2017

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On Bintang Walk.

101 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8 Excellent
based on 8953 Agoda reviews

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ANSA Kuala Lumpur4 stars

Why this hotel? On Bintang Walk. Excellent for shopping & gay scene. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100

An excellent choice for gay shoppers. ANSA Kuala Lumpur (formerly ‘Piccolo Hotel’) is located on Bintang Walk, close to many shopping malls (Lot 10, Fahrenheit 88, Pavilion KL) and a huge choice of restaurants.

Newly renovated guest rooms feature parquet floors, air conditioning, modern bathrooms, flat screen TV’s, tea & coffee-making facilities and free WiFi.

The ANSA is a short walk from Bukit Bintang Monorail station, Day Thermos sauna and BlueBoy discoclub. Elusium Bar and The Geytherin pub are within easy reach and the fabulous DivineBliss parties @ G Tower are just 10 minutes away by taxi.

features massage, spa, free wi-fi (按摩, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 19-06-2017

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Great for shopping.

42-3 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8 Excellent
based on 8953 Agoda reviews

Le Apple Boutique Hotel Bukit Bintang3 stars

Why this hotel? Great for shopping. Stylish rooms. Popular hotel. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 25
2016
Top 50
2017
Top 50

Le Apple offers excellent-value rooms near the best shopping areas in Bukit Bintang, between Lot 10 and Fahrenheit 88 Shopping Malls, and next to Day Thermos male sauna & gym.

Each modern, Zen-themed, air-conditioned guest room have a flat screen TV, en suite bathroom, personal safe, fridge and free WiFi.

A very popular hotel in KL on Travel Gay Asia. The new Le Apple Boutique Hotel KLCC is also worth considering.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | Updated: 15-06-2017

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Very central.

Jalan Bulan (off Jalan Bukit Bintang), Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

7.7 Very Good
based on 7237 Agoda reviews

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Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur3 stars

Why this hotel? Very central. In the heart of Bukit Bintang. Value for money. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

A great-value hotel, located right in the heart of the Bukit Bintang shopping district, close to gay venues and within a short walk of restaurants and businesses.

Hotel Capitol offers comfortable, contemporary-styled rooms with nice city views.

Guests have free use of the swimming pool at the Federal Hotel (just a few minutes’ walk). We recommend the Deluxe rooms that are located on the higher floors.

features bar, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 铺子, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 17-06-2017

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Fabulous location.

corner of Bukit Bintang & Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 5044 Agoda reviews

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WOLO Bukit Bintang3 stars

Why this hotel? Fabulous location. Near shops and gay scene. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

Located in the heart of KL’s shopping district, the WOLO Bukit Bintang offers modern, stylish rooms with free WiFI, a gym and Wine & Cigar Lounge.

All air-conditioned guest rooms feature flat screen satellite TV, minibar, electric kettle. The onsite French-inspired bakery serves a variety of pastries, breads and cakes from 7am-11pm.

There are many places to eat in this area. Gay scene-wise, Day Thermos men’s sauna and BlueBoy Discotheque are just around the block.

features bar, free wi-fi (酒吧, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 19-06-2017

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Apartment style.

1 Lorong Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 5044 Agoda reviews

Invito Hotel Suites4 stars

Why this hotel? Apartment style. Close to shops, gay scene & attractions. Free WiFi.

The great-value apartment-styled Invito Hotel has an excellent location, just a 5-minute walk from Bukit Bintang, many of the best shopping areas, and 1 km from the Petronas Twin Towers.

Each modern, air-conditioned, non-smoking guest room features a well-equipped kitchen (with stove, fridge, microwave), free WiFi, seating area. We like the fabulous swimming pool and the gym that offer fabulous city views.

The hotel reception is open 24 hours. There’s a restaurant and bar onsite, though many local dining options are nearby.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 19-06-2017

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Near the gay scene.

30 Jalan Beremi, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8.7 Excellent
based on 1002 Agoda reviews

The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Near the gay scene. Modern rooms. Great pool & gym onsite. Free WiFi.

We highly recommend The KL Journal for many reasons. This modern, great-value boutique hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, just minutes away from the best shops and gay scene.

Guest rooms offer excellent city views from the terrace. All rooms are non-smoking, air-conditioned and feature floor-to-ceiling windows, flat screen satellite TV, iPod dock, free WiFi, Nespresso coffee machine.

The hotel has its own stylish café bar & restaurant, a rooftop infinity pool and a gym if you wish to work out. For a different sorta exercise, try the Day Thermos men’s sauna or the Blueboy Discotheque nightclub – located just a short walk away.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 19-06-2017

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Convenient location.

172 Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

7.9 Very Good
based on 5028 Agoda reviews

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Dorsett Kuala Lumpur4 stars

Why this hotel? Convenient location. In Bukit Bintang. Excellent value for money. Free WiFi.

Located along Bintang Walk, the large 4-star Dorsett Kulua Lumpur offers value-for-money rooms in a central location. Great for shopping and sightseeing.

Guest rooms have hints of Victorian and art deco influence and feature 32″ flat screen TV, minibar, tea & coffee maker and free WiFi.

A variety of local and international dishes are available from three onsite restaurants. Guests have access to a gym and an outdoor pool.

features bar, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 19-06-2017

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Budget choice.

1-1 Jalan Angsoka, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 365 Agoda reviews

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Orange Pekoe Guesthouse1 stars

Why this hotel? Budget choice. Breakfast included. Excellent location. Free WiFi.

Good budget option in Bukit Bintang. The Orange Pekoe offers 16 clean, modern rooms with free WiFi, breakfast and free coffee & tea all day.

Each nonsmoking room features en suite bathroom, air conditioning and satellite TV. There is a chill-out area, internet terminals and CCTV security system.

A wide range of shops and restaurants are at your doorstep.

features internet access, free wi-fi (互联网, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 17-06-2017

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KLCC / City Centre

Kuala Lumpur City Centre is home to Malaysia’s premier shopping centre, Suria KLCC, located at the base of the famous Petronas Twin Towers. The main hub for shopping, dining & entertainment and a popular area with visitors.

Popular new hotel.

160 Jalan Ampang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8 Excellent
based on 3763 Agoda reviews

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Le Apple Boutique Hotel KLCC3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular new hotel. Excellent value. Walk to Petronas Towers. Free WiFi.

A new best seller in Kuala Lumpur. Le Apple KLCC is in great central location – a short walk from the Twin Towers and Suria KLCC shopping mall. Good location for a Saturday night out at DivineBliss dance party, too.

Each modern, en suite guest room features a flat screen TV, free WiFi, large windows, minibar and safe. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk  service. Airport transfers can be arranged at a surcharge.

Sister hotel of the popular Le Apple Boutique Bukit Bintang.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | Updated: 19-06-2017

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Great for KLCC shopping.

Jalan Sultan Ismail, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 8134 Agoda reviews

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Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur4 stars

Why this hotel? Great for KLCC shopping. Excellent value. Convenient location. Free WiFi.

Popular hotel in central KL, a 10-minute walk from Petronas Twin Towers and close to public transportation. The Concorde features a decent-sized gym, a nice outdoor pool and sauna.

Guest rooms have flat screen cable TV, DVD player and tea & coffee maker. The hotel has several restaurants. Poolside dining is recommended at Spices Restaurant & Wine Bar.

The Kuala Lumpur nightlife in and around Bukit Bintang can be reached by taxi in 5 minutes. Or you can walk to the nearby Hard Rock Café.

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Walk to Twin Towers.

13 Jalan Pinang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8.3 Excellent
based on 5709 Agoda reviews

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Impiana KLCC Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to Twin Towers. Great value. Excellent spa, pool & gym. Free WiFi.

A slightly more upmarket hotel at mid-range prices. The Impiana KLCC has fantastic facilities – outdoor pool, well-equipped gym, 4 restaurants and the award-winning Swasana Spa.

The rooms offer a pillow menu, satellite TV, tea & coffee maker, minibar and safe. The 24-hour Tonka Bean Café Deli serves Asian and international cuisine. You can enjoy a drink at the Oswego Wine Bar or try the cigars at Bohemia Tobacco Bar.

Located a 5-minute walk from the Pavilion Shopping Mall and Petronas Twin Towers. Gay venues in Bukit Bintang are less than 10 minutes away by taxi.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 19-06-2017

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Fully-equipped rooms.

187 Jalan Ampang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

8.3 Excellent
based on 1938 Agoda reviews

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Somerset Ampang Kuala Lumpur4 stars

Why this hotel? Fully-equipped rooms. Great gym & pool. Value for money. Free WiFi.

Somerset Ampang offers great-value apartments, just a 5-minute walk from Ampang Park LRT Station. This high-rise hotel features a restaurant, a well-equipped gym and a rooftop pool with city view.

The rooms have free WiFi, flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock and a kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, microwave and dining area.

The Somerset is located along the Embassy Row, less than 10 minutes’ walk from Suria KLCC and Petronas Towers. OOPS! male sauna is 10 minutes away by taxi.

features restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 17-06-2017

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Chinatown

One of the most tourist-popular areas in Malaysia. Located near Bukit Bintang, KL’s Chinatown is great for shopping. The main market around Petaling Street has hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of goods at bargain prices.

Central location.

Jalan Hang Kasturi, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

7.8 Very Good
based on 1644 Agoda reviews

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Pacific Express Hotel Central Market4 stars

Why this hotel? Central location. Close to Chinatown. Value for money. Free WiFi.

Located in the heart of KL, within walking distance of major landmarks – Masjid India, Central Market and Petaling Street, the Pacific Express offers an outdoor pool with great view, a gym and a restaurant.

En suite room features free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, personal safe and electric kettle. The friendly staff at the 24-hour front desk offer concierge service, laundry service, money exchange, etc.

features restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 17-06-2017

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Budget choice.

9 Jalan Maharajalela, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur | map | distance

7.8 Very Good
based on 1644 Agoda reviews

GRID 9 Hotel2 stars

Why this hotel? Budget choice. Short drive to Bukit Bintang. Great value. Free WiFi.

An excellent budget hotel in the heart of KL, the GRID 9 is a 10-minute walk to Chinatown and right next to the Jalan Maharajalela monorail station.

The GRID offers a choice of compact en-suite guest rooms that have a flat screen satellite TV and air conditioning or very low cost “super-pods” in shared dormitories. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.

The onsite restaurant serves local and international food. You can use the iPad, play pool or watch TV with surround sound in the lounge. The iconic Petronas Towers and Bukit Bintang are just a 15-minute drive away.

features bar, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 17-06-2017

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