Kuala Lumpur · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Kuala Lumpur · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

With over 10 million visitors a year, Kuala Lumpur has many hotel selections. Hotels in the budget & mid-range category may fall short of expectations, so choose carefully.

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.

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

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 & bar. Guest rooms have large windows, 32″ flat screen TV, tea & coffee maker and safe. 24-hour room service available.

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


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi

136 Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Very Good

Based on 16161 votes

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

A great choice for gay shoppers. ANSA Kuala Lumpur (formerly ‘Piccolo Hotel’) sits on Bintang Walk, close to major shopping malls (Lot 10, Fahrenheit 88, Pavilion KL) and a huge range of restaurants.

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

The ANSA is a short walk from Bukit Bintang Monorail station, Day Thermos sauna, Elusium Bar and The Geytherin pub are also within easy reach.


massage, spa, free wi-fi

101 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 14155 votes

Why this hotel?: Great for shopping. Stylish rooms. Popular hotel.

Le Apple offers great-value rooms near the best shopping areas in Bukit Bintang, between Lot 10 and Fahrenheit 88, 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.


free wi-fi

42-3 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Very Good

Based on 6115 votes

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

A great-value hotel, located right in the heart of the Bukit Bintang shopping district, close to the gay scene 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.


bar, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

Jalan Bulan (off Jalan Bukit Bintang), Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Very Good

Based on 11429 votes

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

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 in-house French-inspired bakery serves pastries, breads and cakes (7am-11pm).

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


bar, free wi-fi

corner of Bukit Bintang & Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 4270 votes

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

The great-value apartment-styled Invito Hotel is located just a 5-minute walk from Bukit Bintang, many of the best shops, 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 swimming pool and gym that have fabulous views.

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


bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi

1 Lorong Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 4980 votes

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

We highly recommend The KL Journal for many reasons. This modern, great-value hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, 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 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 sort of exercise, try the Day Thermos men’s sauna located just a short walk away.


bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, free wi-fi

30 Jalan Beremi, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 4146 votes

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

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.


bar, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi

172 Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 15787 votes

Why this hotel?: Budget choice. Breakfast included. Excellent location.

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

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.


internet access, free wi-fi

1-1 Jalan Angsoka, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 349 votes


The main hub for shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife. KLCC is home toMalaysia’s premier shopping centre, Suria KLCC, located at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers.

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

Our new best seller in Kuala Lumpur. Le Apple KLCC has a great central location – a short walk from the Twin Towers and Suria KLCC shopping mall. Good location for a Saturday night out.

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.


free wi-fi

160 Jalan Ampang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 9554 votes

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

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.


bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym, free wi-fi

Jalan Sultan Ismail, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 17152 votes

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

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.


bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi

13 Jalan Pinang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 11491 votes

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

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.


restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi

187 Jalan Ampang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur


Based on 4197 votes


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.

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

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.


restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi

Jalan Hang Kasturi, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Very Good

Based on 2746 votes

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

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.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

9 Jalan Maharajalela, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Very Good

Based on 1194 votes

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