kuala lumpurKL literally is the short form of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Every locals will refer to KL as Kuala Lumpur. This vibrant city has some great tourist attractions offering some of the best foods, cultures, shopping locations and tallest building in South East Asia.

With a city that is immensely busy and alive, it is not hard to find places where there are plenty of budget hotels. As tourism grows, comes along accommodation that caters for various types of tourists.

In this thread, we will be going through various sections of the city where budget hotels are thriving.

Bukit Bintang @ Starhill

Bukit Bintang or better known as Starhill would probably be the area with the best shopping malls in Malaysia. The top shopping centers such as Starhill Gallery, Pavilion, Sungei Wang Plaza, Low Yat Plaza and many other malls are located at this area. And on the night, this place will turn into a popular hangout area for folks in Kuala Lumpur. Recently this place is also crawling with vice, foot massage and middle eastern foods.

Budget hotels in this area are located near to Tengkat Tong Shin and Jalan Alor area.


10209596_f260Budget Hotels in Bukit Bintang area

Number Eight Guesthouse

8-10, Tengkat Tong Shin



Tropical Guesthouse

No.2, Tengkat Tong Shin


Anggun Boutique Hotel

7 & 9 Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

T: (03) 2145 8003


Anjung KL

4, Tengkat Tong Shin, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang,

Tel & fax : (+603) 21486812


Hotel Rae

No. 42, 44 & 46, Tengkat Tong Shin

+603 – 2148 1770


10209605_f260ChinaTown @ Petaling Street

Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown or better known as Petaling Street is one area that is crawling with various choices budget hotels. This area is considered to be very conveniently located as the famous chinese petty traders markets are located here.

This place is sprawling with dozens of cheap Malaysian eateries, backpackers bar. Chinatown is also very close to Puduraya bus station (Malaysian North route) and various city transportation such as Pasar Seni LRT and Masjid Jamek LRT.

Budget hotels can be located around Puduraya bus station, Jalan Sultan, Petaling Street and near Pasar Seni.

Budget Hotels in Chinatown area

Reggae Guesthouse 2

206, 1st Floor, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

03-2078 8163

Fernloft KL , Chinatown

60A, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Mobile: +60 10268 2686/ Tel & Fax : +60 320 220 688

The Travel Hub Guesthouse

15A-17A, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur