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Grandis Hotel
4 out of 5
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, 1A Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000
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The price is RM380 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
4.3/5 Excellent! (843 reviews)
Wonderful stay at Grandis
"Wonderful location, right next to the mall and connected to the hotel. Was given a partial seaview and room is big and spacious. Aircon is not that strong though."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

Grandis Hotel
Hotel Eden54
2.5 out of 5
54, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000
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The price is RM146 per night from 18 Aug to 19 Aug
4.2/5 Excellent! (314 reviews)

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2022

Hotel Eden54
Hotel Five 2
2 out of 5
No 6, Lorong Sentosa 1, Jalan Merdeka, Air, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000
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The price is RM83 per night from 18 Aug to 19 Aug
4.1/5 Very Good! (105 reviews)
"In this price bracket ("

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

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Tune Hotels - 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
2 out of 5
Unit No. G-803, 1Borneo Hypermall, Jalan Sulaman, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88450
Fully refundable
The price is RM86 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
3.6/5 Good! (216 reviews)
"Need to improve service"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2021

Tune Hotels - 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Tourist
2.5 out of 5
Shoplot 26, Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000
3.4/5 Good! (68 reviews)

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019

Hotel Tourist
Kinabalu Daya Hotel
3 out of 5
Lot 3 & 4 Block 9 Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000
3.4/5 (439 reviews)
"The location is good and alot of eateries around. But the condition of the hotel is abit old."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Kinabalu Daya Hotel
OYO 89780 Lodge 37
2 out of 5
0.5 KM Jalan Ranau-Tamparuli, Lot 6 & 7, 1st Floor, Wisma TSK, Ranau, Sabah, 89307
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The price is RM36 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
3.4/5 (30 reviews)
"Location is good. Near to Pekan Ranau. It takes around 10 minutes by car to laundry service. Restaurant below the hotel is awesome. The car park is also spacious. Room is suitable if you spend most of the time outside. However, water pressure is weak."

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

OYO 89780 Lodge 37
OYO 89847 Switz Paradise Hotel
2 out of 5
3rd Floor, Lot 3.3-3.11, Star City North Complex, Jalan Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000
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The price is RM62 per night from 19 Aug to 20 Aug
3.3/5 (54 reviews)
We were there
"The room was small, but clean. The bed and pillow were old and uncomfortable. The room itself has the bare basics and no window. The shower was powerful and excellent. There is no hot kettle in the room so you must walk to the outside of the lobby everytime you want cold or hot water. The tv had ..."

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2019

OYO 89847 Switz Paradise Hotel
Promenade Service Apartments
2 out of 5
3-G-17, Lorong Api-Api 2, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000
Fully refundable
The price is RM91 per night from 12 Sep to 13 Sep
3.2/5 (424 reviews)
Central and affordable
"I stayed several nights at Promenade Service Apartment during my one-month roundtrip of Borneo. The apartment is spacious, the bed is confortable and there is a big fridge. There is even a small balcony facing the backyard to hang your laundry. Hot water, TV and Wi-Fi work fine. This is a basic apartment, ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2022

Promenade Service Apartments
KK Waterfront Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Blk B, Unit 2&3, Warisan Square, Jln Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000
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The price is RM155 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
3.2/5 (126 reviews)
Experience in KK Waterfront Hotel
"The shower water flows is a bit slow. Overall is okay."

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019

KK Waterfront Hotel
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Kota Kinabalu Budget Hotels information


Budget Hotels in Kota Kinabalu


Highest price RM380
Cheapest price RM36
Number of guest reviews 2619
Total number of hotels in Kota Kinabalu 541


Frequently asked questions

What is Kota Kinabalu like for travellers on a budget?

Kota Kinabalu offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly holiday choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions such as Centre Point, Anjung Samudera and Kompleks Asia City.

What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Kota Kinabalu?

Based on reviews, Celyn City Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include H2 Backpacker - Hostel and Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu.

How many cheap hotels will I find in Kota Kinabalu?

Choose a hotel that suits your wallet from Expedia's 55 budget hotels in Kota Kinabalu.

When is the best time for a budget trip to Kota Kinabalu?

Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Kota Kinabalu, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn't as good. The hottest months are usually April and May, with an average temperature of 28°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 27°C. The rainiest months in Kota Kinabalu are October, June, September and November, with each month seeing an average of 323 mm of rainfall.

What is there to see and do in Kota Kinabalu?

Kota Kinabalu attracts visitors with its major shopping area and island views, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then fill your itinerary with activities that are easy on the wallet. Check out the area's cultural spots like Mari Mari Cultural Village and Sabah State Museum, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Centre Point.

How can I get to Kota Kinabalu and get around on a budget?

Scoping out the transportation options in Kota Kinabalu is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The nearest airport is Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), situated 4 mi (6.5 km) away. To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. You can learn about your options for water transport at the local marina.

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