10 Best Budget Hotel & Hostel in KL Perfect for Solo Travelers

Kuala Lumpur, city of lights. Just like many of us, you’re adventurous and fun, constantly updating your bucket list. If your list includes visiting Malaysia, especially Kuala Lumpur, thank you. Your trip is going to be much fun with us. Today’s blog is for the brave, solo soul who seeks for a comfortable yet wallet-friendly space in KL. Who says you can’t have your private space when travelling alone? We’re dedicating this 10 Best Budget Hotel & Hostel in KL to females, so don’t worry ladies, you can have a safe nest in KL.


10 Best Budget Hotel & Hostel in KL Perfect for Solo Travelers:


#1 Paper Plane Hostel

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We get it, 2019 is the year of minimalism, yet aesthetic enough for the feed. We have Paper Plane Hostel, a minimal budget hostel in KL with muted tones. They adapt the artistic, vintage vibe with artistic paintings in the hallway. Each corner has a story to tell. Refurbished and rebuilt from a 100-year-old colonial house, Paper Plane seeks to cater to young, fun people, so your stay can be vibrant. Choose from female to mixed and private dorms, they provide free wifi and lockers.

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Room rate: From RM70/night

Address: No.15, Jalan Sin Chew Kee 50150, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



#2 BackHome Kuala Lumpur

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What’s the best part of travelling besides all the sightseeing and good food? A pleasant stay, especially when it makes you feel like home. That’s what the name suggests with this budget hostel in KL. A colonial era shophouse turned guesthouse and cafe, they have been awarded Malaysian Architecture Association’s PAM Award for “Best Adaptive Re-use.” BackHome’s comfortable, friendly ambiance will surely leave you with an unforgettable experience in Malaysia. Did we mention their in-house cafe LOKL is bomb?

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Room rate: From RM45/night

Address: 30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.



#3 The Bed KLCC

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While The Bed sounds lush, the interior sure is but at a fraction of the price. If you’re looking for an accessible, budget hotel in KL, they’re the perfect fit. Tucked in a commercial area, The Bed’s idea is simple: To provide a comfortable, clean pod for budget travelers. A 5 minutes walking distance will get you to Monorail and LRT station. Attractions? Only a 12 minute walk will get you to the iconic Petronas Twin Tower. You can even get a private room for mere RM100 if you don’t like the idea of sharing.

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Room rate: From RM55/night

Address: 12, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.


#4 Hotel 1915


Don’t ever let the vintage, colonial facade fool you. Step into Hotel 1915 and you’ll find yourself stretched between era. Contemporary vibe with vintage touch? Sounds like a plan, unlike others, they’re a budget hotel in KL that provides comfort and privacy. No bunk beds, simply a private room with attached bathroom. You get the whole place to yourself, a comfy sleep is that simple. Plus, Petaling Street is only a 10-minute walking distance away from Hotel 1915.





Room rate: From RM98/night

Address: 49, Leboh Ampang, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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#5 Mingle Hostel

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‘Mingle’ is not what you think it is, there’s a history behind it. Set in a 100-year-old colonial building where it used to be a social hub. People back then used to mingle in this space for mahjong, drink and poetry, hence explains the name. Vintage, industrial looking vibe with cool people around, the space is beautiful and comfortable. With Mingle set in the heart of Chinatown, ambiance is upbeat and happening during the night.

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Room rate: From RM68/night

Address: 53,Jalan Sultan,50000,Kuala Lumpur.


#6 MUJI Studio

Not exactly a budget hotel and hostel in KL, but an Airbnb instead. BUT, don’t scroll away because you don’t want to miss this epic room. A contemporary studio space that mimics the Japanese store MUJI furniture, the white tone and ample natural lighting will make your knees weak. With just less than a hundred bucks per night, you get to live in an influencer-like space, plus it’s super comfy, with all the necessities you need.


Room rate: From RM99/night

Address: Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
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#7 TWENTY5 by Ohana

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Ohana means family, and at TWENTY5, they want you to be part of their family, to feel like home away from home. Set on the 25th floor of a modern high-rise, they portray a casual vibe. Straightforward same-sex dorms provide the comfort and security, with reading lights, lockers and wifi available. Rooms are bright and you’ll never know who’s your next new friend here in KL.

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Room rate: From RM40/pax

Address: Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03-2713 5510


#8 Riccarton Capsule Hotel

Looking for a unique hotel in KL? Walk into the futuristic Riccarton Capsule Hotel where you literally stay in a pod, a cool one. Contemporary, straightforward space, feel at ease as they prioritize in comfort and experience. Your space not only looks like a space pod, but comes with a SmartTV as well! Local eateries are just around the corner, so enjoy your stay at Riccarton.



Room rate: From RM38/night

Address: No.G-1, Wisma Q Titiwangsa, Persiaran Titiwangsa 1, Jalan Pahang, 53000 Kuala Lumpur.


#9 Travelogue Guesthouse

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Travelogue Guesthouse has been yet another budget hostel in KL nestled in the Golden Triangle. With its strategic location, public transport, mall and attractions are just within walking distance. The ample daylight, soft-tone furniture and minimal decoration speaks harmony. Travelogue offers airport transfers besides free wifi and other basic amenities.

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Room rate: From RM33/night

Address: 118B, Jalan Bukit Bintang , Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur , 55100 , Malaysia.


#10 OYO 416 Grid 9 Hotel


Located just right opposite the Maharajalela monorail station, this is a good start. Inspired by grids, Grid 9 Hotel’s vision is to create an interactive space, so that people could cross path from all over the world. Space is clean, vibrant and friendly. Guest can enjoy special privileges at Zouk, one of KL’s prime club. Guess what? Chinatown is only 10 minutes walk away.


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Room rate: From RM27/night

Address: 9 Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur, 50150, Malaysia.


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