Halo Hostel and Masada Backpacker are two affordable options with rates starting at 34C$ and 45C$. Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is a budget choice that will put you within walking distance of many popular places, including Tropical Divers Sabah and Centre Point Sabah. Lavender Lodge and Promenade Service Apartment offer affordable rates in the heart of Downtown Kota Kinabalu district.
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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu?
Best cheap hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu airports & Underground stations
If you're looking for hotels close to Kota-Kinabalu International airport, you will find 5 hotels, such as Goldenhill Hotel and The Crown Borneo Hotel. If you want to stay close to North Borneo Railway railway station and have the option to explore surrounding areas by train, think over Dox Inn Aeropod, a budget accommodation only a 5-minute walk from the station.
Convenience of staying in hotels in the city centre
To avoid long rides to get to the city center, book Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu Managed By Accor, an upscale choice with a casino, an indoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi, situated 350 meters away. Green Home - Suritz Condo and Immanuel Homestay are good apartments that will place you within a 10-minute walk of the city center. Shangri-La'S Tanjung Aru is a 5-star hotel located in Pantai Tanjung Aru district, featuring windsurfing, diving and canoeing.
Luxury and boutique accommodation in Kota Kinabalu
The Palace Hotel is a 4-star deluxe choice just 1.3 km from Marlin Statue. Zara'S Boutique Hotel is set in Downtown Kota Kinabalu district and has all the perks of a boutique hotel. If you prefer chain hotels, Kinabalu Daya Hotel in Downtown Kota Kinabalu district has a golf course, windsurfing and boating and is 4.3 km from Water World Theme Park.
Explore and find your best apartments, B&Bs and others
If you're a nature lover, consider staying at Borneo Holiday Homes Serviced Apartment @ 1Borneo Tower B, which is a cosy B&B located next to parks and hills. Hotel Sri Iskandar is a great family hotel with an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and lawn tennis, which has beautiful views over the street. For a relaxing vacation, book a resort hotel near Kadaiku, such as Refarer or Casuarina Hotel.