The Best Budget Accommodation in Kuala Lumpur

The Best Budget Accommodation in Kuala Lumpur


Having spent a whirlwind couple of days exploring the sweltering streets of Kuala Lumpur, we were in need of somewhere to kick back and rest our legs. Lucky for us, the iO Hotel gave us just that!

As soon as we checked in to the iO Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, we knew we had found our perfect spot. Immediately greeted by friendly faces and warm smiles, our check-in process couldn’t have been any smoother and welcoming. Worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Malaysia’s capital city, the iO Hotel makes for an awesome place to unwind and relax after a few days of sightseeing and exploring the surrounding city.


Offering a variety of in-house accommodation options, the iO Hotel has something for every traveler and every budget. With private doubles, triples, singles and dorms, the number of options is bound to have you covered.


Practicing a minimalist-oriented design style, the iO Hotel provides everything you need for a comfortable stay, without offering in excess. This philosophy not only allows them to provide full comfort without wasting resources and being environmentally friendly, but also allows them to provide their guests with extremely affordable prices too! For a complete list of room rates, visit the iO Hotel website


We were lucky enough to stay in the property’s family room, and couldn’t have asked for a more comfortable stay. While this room was extremely spacious and is normally suited for three people, it made for the perfect place to rest our weary legs after long days of wandering the busy streets of Kuala Lumpur.


While the iO Hotel’s collection of tastefully decorated and immaculately clean private rooms are attractive for every traveler, their capsule dorms are a budget traveler’s dream. Looking more like a space ship from the future than a hostel dorm bed, these capsules are simply unbelievable.


We are certainly no stranger to dorm beds, and in fact, they’re probably our most frequent type of accommodation - we love dorms! Over the course of our trip, we’ve seen our fair share of hostel dorms, but these have to be the most futuristic we’ve ever seen! Equipped with quite literally everything from their own TV’s and charging stations to individual safes and a miniature desk, these capsules have it all. Best of all? They’re super comfortable! With total privacy, it’s like having your own, individual room from the future.


iO Hotel also provides each guest with their own individual locker for their stay. Also looking like something right off a space ship, these lockers are a great, well thought out addition to the hotel. Plus, clean and spacious bathroom facilities round everything off for a cozy stay.


Along with providing a clean, minimalist style theme throughout the property, iO Hotel also has the philosophy of connecting fellow travelers. By providing a comfortable, welcoming common area and cafe in the lobby, it’s easy to do just that. Even during our short stay we met loads of super cool and interesting travelers from across the globe. As any traveler will tell you, one of the best aspects of traveling is meeting people, and thanks to iO Hotel, we were able to do just that.

While iO hotel has all the bases covered when it comes to their clean and enjoyable rooms, and relaxed common areas, probably one of our favorite aspects of our stay there was the staff. Genuinely kind and unbelievably helpful, the staff at iO Hotel really made a difference in our eyes. While every iO team member we spoke to was amazing, we owe a special shout out to the managers Kristine and Deryck for their amazing hospitality and endless knowledge! They went far out of their way to help us plan our sightseeing days in the city, really going above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect stay.

Located just a short, ten minute walk from the Pudu metro station, exploring Kuala Lumpur is a breeze from iO Hotel. The city’s public transportation system is quick, easy and inexpensive, making getting around super simple. Plus, with ride sharing apps like Grab so reasonably priced, getting any where you need in the city is just a quick ride away! 

All in all, the iO Hotel has everything that a budget traveler could ever want and need. Clean, comfortable, well priced and nicely located, the iO Hotel made the perfect base for all of our Kuala Lumpur explorations. Everything was exactly what we needed during our stay, and next time we return to Kuala Lumpur, we definitely know where we will be booking our stay!

For more information on the iO Hotel and how to make a reservation, visit their website. If you guys have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Yours in Adventure,

Joel & Marla

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