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Budget Hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Grandis Hotel
4 out of 5
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, 1A Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is P3,578 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (835 reviews)
A grand stay at the Grandis

"We stayed in the Deluxe Room, Sea View on the 8th floor. 2 Adults and a 14 year old. The room and bathroom were very spacious and had modern décor. The view of the sea and islands is beautiful. Also staff are very friendly and courteous. Extensive choices at breakfast buffet however highly recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Grandis Hotel
Hotel Eden54
2.5 out of 5
54, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is P1,269 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
4.2/5Excellent! (309 reviews)

"Reception on 1st floor. Staff very helpful .Good location close to Jesselton Pier. Wifi ok. Good lounge commun area which included kitchenette and fridge.Clean. They arebuilding a new consffuctio n at the back so noisy from 7.00am on wdek days."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Hotel Eden54
Hotel Five 2
2 out of 5
No 6, Lorong Sentosa 1, Jalan Merdeka, Air, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is P1,123 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (106 reviews)

"In this price bracket ("…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Hotel Five 2
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Eminent Hotel
2.5 out of 5
The price is P1,513 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (214 reviews)

"Great value for money if looking for somewhere close to the airport. Good drop off service and clean spacious room."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Eminent Hotel
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5
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The price is P3,094 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (156 reviews)

"nothing..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2018

Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
Unic Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is P1,966 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.7/5Good! (157 reviews)

"Strategic location. However, no parking bay is provided by hotel. Parking is managed by private co and very limited parking bay."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Unic Hotel
Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
3 out of 5
N0.1,Jalan Singgah Mata1,Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is P1,248 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.7/5Good! (698 reviews)

"The hotel is clean and bed is comfy. There are many amenities nearby like seafood restaurants, eateries, pharmacies, shopping malls. Will definitely come back again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Tune Hotels - 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
3.6/5Good! (212 reviews)

"Pro- cheap, friendly staff, good location Cons- small, 1 pillow per person Overall- we enjoyed our stay there"…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Tune Hotels - 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
Mile 36 Lodge
3 out of 5
The price is P1,096 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.5/5Good! (121 reviews)
Super clean

"Good for transit"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Mile 36 Lodge
KK Suites Hotel
2 out of 5
98-100 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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3.4/5Good! (194 reviews)

"nice hotel and very convenient to town."…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

KK Suites Hotel
De Galleria Hotel
2 out of 5
No 14, Jalan Sentosa, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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3.4/5Good! (59 reviews)

"location is okey. hotel room is a bit small"…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

De Galleria Hotel
Megah D'Aru Hotel
The price is P936 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
3.4/5Good! (91 reviews)
comfortable, nice and helpfull

"that already N time I stay here to transit, very nice front table service, providing freezer to help me freeze my seafood, fetch n send to airport. will continue to support your guys."…"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2019

Megah D'Aru Hotel
Hotel Tourist
2.5 out of 5
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3.4/5Good! (68 reviews)

"Unhappy."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Hotel Tourist
Ceaser's Place
2.5 out of 5
Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
The price is P1,160 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.4/5 (93 reviews)

"Chalet 2, Nice mountain view... One smelly room & bathroom, cannot get rid of the smell even after spraying deodorant... Water heater sometimes didn't work... No soap provided...no bottled water, tea or coffee provided..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Ceaser's Place
Kinabalu Daya Hotel
The price is P1,370 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.4/5 (442 reviews)

"The location is good and alot of eateries around. But the condition of the hotel is abit old."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Kinabalu Daya Hotel
OYO 89780 Lodge 37
2.5 out of 5
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The price is P715 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
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 Jan 26, 2020

OYO 89780 Lodge 37
OYO 89847 Switz Paradise Hotel
2 out of 5
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The price is P775 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
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 Apr 28, 2019

OYO 89847 Switz Paradise Hotel
KK Waterfront Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Blk B, Unit 2&3, Warisan Square, Jln Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is P1,182 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.2/5 (126 reviews)
Experience in KK Waterfront Hotel

"The shower water flows is a bit slow. Overall is okay."…"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

KK Waterfront Hotel
Promenade Service Apartments
2 out of 5
3-G-17, Lorong Api-Api 2, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is P1,035 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
3.2/5 (418 reviews)

"Nice room, so clean, they provide all needed facilities for me. Sortly, i'm satisfied with their service..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Promenade Service Apartments
Le Hotel Kota Kinabalu
2 out of 5
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The price is P1,698 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3/5 (141 reviews)
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"Good, amazing"…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

What is Kota Kinabalu like for travelers on a budget?
Kota Kinabalu has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Imago Shopping Mall and 1Borneo Hypermall, this destination is home to Mount Kinabalu National Park and Sapi Island, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Kota Kinabalu?
Based on reviews, KK Waterfront Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include OYO 89847 Switz Paradise Hotel and Hotel Five 2.
How many low cost hotels will I be able to find in Kota Kinabalu?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 63 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, and keep 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 temp of 82°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 81°F. The rainiest months in Kota Kinabalu are October, June, September, and November, with each month seeing an average of 13 inches 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 top local attractions that interest you most, such as Imago Shopping Mall and 1Borneo Hypermall, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Mount Kinabalu National Park and Sapi Island, or check out the area’s cultural spots like Mari Mari Cultural Village.
How can I get to Kota Kinabalu and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in Kota Kinabalu can help keep you on budget. The most convenient airport is 4.1 mi (6.6 km) away from the center in Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI). You can explore options for water transportation at the marina.

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