Best Hotels, B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hostels in Kuala Lumpur

Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Kuala Lumpur

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Kuala Lumpur that have been recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times, Frommer’s and more. All Kuala Lumpur hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only list places that have a customer rating of at least 4 out of 5.

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Hostel BackHome, Kuala Lumpur

30, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (show on map)
4.6
Hostel BackHome, Kuala Lumpur
Expert reviews
CNN review:

“BackHome Guesthouse consists of four 100-year-old wooden Chinese merchant shophouses that have been restored into a funky hostel with exposed brick walls and high ceilings with wooden beams.”

“This chic pit-stop for flashpackers offers polished-concrete finishes, Zen decoration, rain showers (all rooms share bathrooms) and a blissful central courtyard sprouting spindly trees.”

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Super clean
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$14 per night
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All you need to know

A converted pre-war building has been preserved since the 1880s and located in the heritage district the bar of Kuala Lumpur, The Hostel Back Home is a home away from home. The boutique hostel is located a few minutes’ walk away from Chinatown, Berjaya Times Square, Petronas Twin Towers, Masjid Jamek and Museum Telekom. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is an hour’s drive away.

The aim of the boutique hotel is to enhance the budget travelling experience for travelers seeking a safe haven to return to to recharge and rest after a long day’s backpacking Malaysia’s beautiful tourist attractions. Homey and authentic, this hostel is a place to put your feet up and absorb the peace and tranquility.

Room accommodations feature air conditioning, individual lockers and shared bathrooms with hot shower facilities. Hairdryers and ironing facilities are available on request. There is free wireless internet access and the breakfast is served daily. This hostel has all the creature comforts to make any guest feel as if he never left home once he steps through the front doors.

Hotel Details
— 17 rooms
— Opened in 2009
— Contemporary style

Hotel Features
— Free WiFi
— Breakfast included
— Non-smoking rooms
— My designated smoking areas
— Laundry services available
— Luggage storage
— Air conditioning
— Shared lounge and TV area
— Daily housekeeping
— Tours and ticket assistance

Additional Info
— Check in begins at 3:00 PM
— Check out ends at 12:00 PM
— Minimum check-in age is 17 years old

Address
30, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federaal territorium van Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (show on map)
4.6
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Expert reviews

“The Mandarin Oriental offers skyline views and rooms that feature king-size beds, marble baths and nightstands furnished with fresh orchids.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Kuala Lumpur.

Telegraph review:

“Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, just across from the Petronas Towers, has stately elegance from the ground right up to the 30th floor. There’s an excellent spa, an open-air pool with views of the skyline, and enough outstanding dining options to last a week, including top notch Cantonese cuisine at Lai Po Heen.”

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Swimming pool
  • Excellent service
  • Top location
  • Helpful staff
  • Comfortable beds
From
$142 per night
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All you need to know

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is a five-star hotel located in a prime location where it offers guests the best view of the city and proximity to the city most famous and exciting places. As such, the hotel is the ideal temporary home for tourists and travelers looking for adventure and excitement.

The hotel provides comfort within its rooms through its modern amenities and also outside the hotel premises such as the airport shuttle available for guests.

The hotel is located between the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the beautiful gardens of the city, giving guests the best view of one of the most famous landmarks in the city. The hotel is 450 m away from the KLCC while the closest airport to the hotel is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport which is 45 km away from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The hotel also offers some comfy room options such as Club Suite, Deluxe Twin Room with Park View, Mandarin King Room, and Executive Park View Room. All these rooms and many more are fitted with the best facilities and amenities that make the stay in the hotel worthwhile.

Amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, air conditioning, a large 42-inch flat-screen TV with several satellite channels and a minibar.

The hotel also offers guests a chance to sample and enjoy a wide variety of local and international cuisines served at the hotel’s on-site restaurant.

Drinks and cocktails are also available at the hotel bar which is the perfect place to chill after a long day.

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Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur

8, Jalan Madge, Taman U Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (show on map)
4.6
Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur
Expert reviews

“It’s hard to believe you’re in the heart of KL when staying at this gorgeous boutique property that epitomises Southeast Asian chic. The black polished concrete, bamboo and reclaimed-timber rooms combine with luxurious light fixtures and idyllic central pool.”

Telegraph review:

“Villa Samadhi is a luxurious boutique hotel that lives up to its name, a Sanskrit term referring to that moment the mind achieves stillness. The hotel is small and private, offering guests a retreat from city life – yet it’s still conveniently close to Kuala Lumpur’s business and shopping districts.”

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$224 per night
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All you need to know

This is a fine five-star establishment offering only the best of posh and luxurious living conditions for visitors in the city of Kuala Lumpur. The hotel is a grand and popular grand resort located on 8 Jalan Madge Off Persiaran Madge in one of the most stylish and functional districts in the city. The ideal location of the hotel makes it the best place for guests to stay when in the city. The Villa Samadhi offers elegance and class coupled with best of hospitality services.

The hotel is located at a 10-minute drive to the center of Bukit Bintang while the iconic Twin Towers is also a 10-minute drive away from the hotel. The famous Pavilion Mall located on an 8-minute drive from the hotel is the perfect place for guests to do their shopping.

The closest airport to the hotel is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport which is an hour drive away.

The hotel rooms are well-furnished and adorned with stylish modern décor and also features the most beautiful furniture. The hotel is built stylishly with a mixture of bamboo and concrete creating the architectural beauty that the Villa Samadhi is today.

Amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with several satellite channels and a minibar. The rooms come with private bathrooms fitted with needed facilities such as showers and bathtubs as well as thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers and free toiletries.

The hotel also offers guests a chance to sample and enjoy a wide variety of local and international cuisines served at the hotel’s on-site open-air restaurant.

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Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (show on map)
4.6
Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“A stone’s throw from KL Sentral and only a 15-minute walk from Brickfields Station, the Little India neighborhood, and a cornucopia of great food, Le Meridien’s location is ideal.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Kuala Lumpur.

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Swimming pool
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
  • Friendly staff
From
$89 per night
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All you need to know

This fine luxury resort is located on 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral in the Kuala Lumpur Sentral district of Malaysia where it offers one of the best hospitality services in the city, as well as in the world. Famous worldwide for its breathtaking natural environment, guests will enjoy every moment of their stay in the five-star hotel.

The hotel staff is one of the friendliest group of people, making sure guests feel welcome and comfortable throughout their stay in the hotel. Le Meridien Hotel offers a warm atmosphere where you meet different people from different parts of the world, staying harmoniously in the elegant and stylish rooms provided by the hotel.

Le Meridien offers chic and stylish room options such as Superior Double Room, Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Premier Double Room, Club Double Room, and the famous Le Meridien Suite. These rooms are well-furnished and adorned with the latest in modern décor.

The National Museum and the Museum and Antiquity Department is about 400 m away from the hotel while the National Planetarium Kuala Lumpur is about 550 m away from the hotel.

Rooms in the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa. The rooms are fitted with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers in the bathroom.

The lounge/bar area is the ideal place for guests to relax and enjoy a drink after a long day.

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Hotel Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

168, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (show on map)
4.5
Hotel Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
Expert reviews
CNN review:

“The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur is for those who want to experience the best of KL. Literally and figuratively. It’s the Ritz-Carlton, so stays include fancy amenities like luxurious high thread-count bedding and top-notch dining.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Butler service
  • Clean rooms
  • Top location
  • Helpful staff
  • Comfortable beds
From
$195 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star hotel is situated on 168 Jalan Imbi in the popular Bukit Bintang district of Kuala Lumpur providing the very best of rooms and hospitality to visitors in the city for pleasure or business.

The hotel offers comfortable and elegant room and accommodation options fitted with the latest amenities needed for a satisfying stay.

The hotel is located close to the city most famous attractions and landmarks such as the Pavilion Shopping Mall which is 290 m away from the hotel and the popular Aquaria KLCC which is a little over 1 km away from the hotel.

The Lot 10 Shopping Centre is a little over 500m away from the hotel while the Fahrenheit88 is at a short distance of 550 m away from the hotel.

The closest airport to the hotel is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport which is almost 45 km away from the hotel.

The hotel offers several luxurious rooms of a different type; there is a Two-Bedroom Suite available to guests or a Club Suite also available in the hotel. Other room options in the hotel are the Deluxe Double or Twin Room and the Executive Deluxe Double.

Amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with several satellite channels and a minibar. The rooms come with private bathrooms fitted with facilities such as showers and bathtubs as well as thoughtful touches such as toothpaste and free toiletries.

The hotel provides other facilities and services such as fitness center, a sauna, 24-hour desk service, luggage storage and on-site restaurant.

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Anggun Boutique Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

9, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (show on map)
4.0
Anggun Boutique Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Expert reviews
CNN review:

“There are only 18 rooms at the Anggun KL, each with handcrafted teak beds, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and air purification features. Interior courtyard rooms are best.”

Customer review rating
4.0 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Jalan Alor
  • Helpful staff
  • Excellent location
  • Boutique style
  • Free Wifi
From
$54 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

This four-star hotel is the perfect hospitality center for tourists and visitors in the city. The hotel is situated on 7 – 9 Tengkat Tong Shin in the serene and popular Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur.

This boutique style hotel is designed to aesthetically please guests on sight while the rooms are adorned with modern décor and elegant colors. The Anggun Boutique Hotel offers state-of-the-art modern facilities and amenities for guests staying in its room and the hotel premises. The friendly staff of the hotel makes the stay even more worth it.

Located close to famous places of interest and attractions, the Petronas Twin Tower is just a 15-minute walk away from the hotel. The famous Pavilion Mall is just a short 5-minute walk away from the hotel while the popular Jalon food street known for its array of stylish restaurants is located right next to the Anggun Boutique Hotel.

The hotel offers chic room options such as Classic Double Room, Deluxe Double Room, and the special Anggun Suite.

The hotel rooms are fitted with wooden floors and teak furnishes as well as standard amenities.

Amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, air conditioning, a large flat-screen TV with several satellite channels and a minibar. The rooms come with private bathrooms fitted with needed facilities such as showers and bathtubs as well as thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers and free toiletries.

The rooftop spa is the perfect place to relax after a long day.

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F.A.Q

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of southeast Asian country Malaysia that is home to a pair of 451m-tall glass and steel skyscrapers Petronas Twin Towers. Some of the major neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur are:

Bangsar
Bangsar is a rich and cosmopolitan suburban neighborhood that has become a go-to place for artisan places, boutiques and modern art. The neighborhood is a great place to escape for locals as well as tourists. The neighborhood is also home to several cafe-cum-bistros, restaurants, fast food joints, and many more.

Brickfields
Brickfields is mainly a neighborhood inhabited by Indian expats and it features bright display of jewelry, cloth and spices. It is regarded as a Little India and is a key place to find all things Indian. The area offers authentic Indian cuisine from foods such as Biriyani, dosa, naan, butter chicken, to desserts such as sweets and payasam.

Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang is a commercial neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur and is a shopper’s paradise with several high-end luxury brands and global franchises. The area is also a great place to taste great food and spend a fun evening window shopping.

Changkat
Changkat is a neighborhood that is renowned for its nightlife and is great for party animals. The neighborhood has several bars and clubs such as Opium KL, The Whisky Bar, and many more that serve a wide range of beverages and seafood and steaks.

Kuala Lumpur City Center
Kuala Lumpur City Center is the business and finance center of the country and it is the home to several global shops and offices. The KLCC Park and Convention Center is one of the busiest tourist destinations for hanging out and taking pictures.

Which Kuala Lumpur hotel has the best swimming pool?

Try Mandarin Oriental Hotel or Le Meridien Hotel if you're looking for a hotel with a great swimming pool. Recent customer review ratings have been excellent for their swimming pool.

Which Kuala Lumpur hotel serves great breakfast?

Try Le Meridien Hotel, if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.

How much does it cost to stay in a Kuala Lumpur hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $40 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $70 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Kuala Lumpur hotel then you can expect to pay around $120 per night.
About Kuala Lumpur

This city is the national capital of Malaysia as well as holds the distinction of being the country’s largest city. Kuala Lumpur is regarded as the only global city in the whole of Malaysia making it important both at home and abroad. Kuala Lumpur is among the fastest-growing metropolitan regions in Southeast Asia making it an attractive destination for tourists and even investors.

The city is the financial, cultural and economic center of Malaysia and also serves as the home to the Parliament of Malaysia. The endearment of the city to the world is one of the reasons for its hosting of the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

The city is home to several tourist attractions and places of interest such as the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Tower, which is regarded as the symbol of the iconic and futuristic Malaysian development.
The city of Kuala Lumpur is home to three out of the top ten largest malls in the world while it was ranked 6th among the best cities to retire abroad by Forbes. Other attractions in the city are the Jamek Mosque, National Monument, and the Kuala Lumpur Tower.

Through the recommended hotels listed above, you can easily find the best places to stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. If you like our list of hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Kuala Lumpur, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Tokyo or the best hotels in Singapore.

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