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We have 18 places to stay in and around Kuala Lumpur.

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur
Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Our pick of the best

Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang has long been KL’s primary entertainment centre, making it a popular place for visitors to stay. This is a good choice if you want to be near the malls and with easy access to KL’s public transport but for sightseeing, pack your walking shoes.

KL Journal
KL Journal

Smart hotel with a rooftop pool

From US$52 with Agoda

Rainforest Bed & Breakfast
Rainforest Bed & Breakfast

Affordable comfort but pack earplugs

From US$31 with Agoda

The Icon Hostel
The Icon Hostel

Cheap dorms with some walking involved

From US$11 with Agoda

Chinatown

Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, along with nearby Pudu, has long been the city’s hub for budget accommodation but the scene is slowly edging upmarket. On the streets of Chinatown, along with Little India just to the north, you’ll find some of KL’s yummiest eating (and, at least in Chinatown, affordable boozing).

Grocer’s Inn
Grocer’s Inn

Great building, so so rooms.

From 20 ringgit Walk-in

Lantern Hotel
Lantern Hotel

A bright light on a busy street

From US$28 with Agoda

Mingle Hostel
Mingle Hostel

Not for us, but maybe for you

From US$15 with Agoda

Little India

Kuala Lumpur has two “Little India” districts and this one, immediately north of Chinatown, has by far the better selection of budget to mid-range accommodation when compared to Brickfields (the second “Little India”) over near KL Sentral. The South Asian eating here is outstanding, but, with a couple of exceptions if you want a drink or three, the ten minute walk south to Chinatown is a good call.

BackHome
BackHome

Your home away from home

From US$14 with Agoda

Ahyu Hotel
Ahyu Hotel

Smart new digs with lots of nearby eating

From US$17 with Agoda

Between Little India and Kampung Baru

Running along the west side of Bukit Nanas and filling an area between Little India to the south and Kampung Baru to the north, this area has a good and luxurious spot to stay along with some excellent eating. Public transport is a bit of a hike, but is a good way to work off all those noodles.

Hotel Stripes
Hotel Stripes

Terrific horizon pool

From US$50 with Agoda

Bangsar

Set to the southeast of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, Bangsar is best known for its cluster of restaurants and bars in Bangsar Village, but it is also home to an interesting place to stay which will appeal to those looking for something a little different to your typical KL digs.