the best budget hotels for cheap vacation in johor bahru, johor

Affordable Gems: 27 Best Budget Hotels in Johor Bahru from Only RM 69!

Want a good budget hotel in JB for your upcoming vacation?

Here’s a list of hotels in the city that’s easy on the pockets and are comfortable for solo travellers as well as families.

Let’s take a look at your options.

In City Square

These are the best budget hotels in Johor Bahru that are near to the City Square. Stay here if you want to be close to the malls, or venture into Singapore as the the immigration (CIQ) checkpoint venture is near.

Atelier JB

Normal PriceRM 120 ++

This budget boutique hotel is just 5 km away from the City Square / JB Sentral.

We like its trendy and hipster-style interior.

Not only is it comfortable, but it also offers great value for its price.

On top of that, it also has a rooftop area for you to relax or enjoy the city air.

However, finding a parking spot here can be quite difficult.

Z Hotel

the spacious z hotel jb also overlooks the bay
Normal PriceRM 110 ++

This modern yet affordable boutique hotel is one of the best budget hotels located near City Square.

Becase its rooms are on the 11th floor and above, you can get the breathtaking views of the sea or the cityscape at night.

We also love the fact that the rooms here are spacious too for its price.

In term of location, the JB City Square, it’s only 3 km away by car.

But if you don’t mind walking, it’s just 500 meters away on foot.

On top of that, the Bazar Karat night market is also less than 5 minutes away from your hotel.

Note: Since 2022, we notice that at times, the room rates here can go up significantly.

Glex Hotel Signature

the glex signature hotel in johor bahru is not only close to the city square but also is cozy for families
Normal PriceRM 120 ++

If you prefer a boutique hotel, this is one of the best affordable option in JB.

With spacious and comfortable rooms, this hotel is an good value for money should you travel with your family.

And what many people don’t know is that sometimes the rates drop below RM 100 per night, making it even more budget-friendly.

It is also located in a residential area, meaning you get a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of JB traffic.

Zamburger Grand Jade

the zamburger hotel jb is built in a classic looking building
Normal PriceRM 90 ++

This is a small 3-storey cheap hotel near to the City Square and CIQ.

The rooms here are simple but pretty spacious for its price, enough for a night or two stay.

We like the fact that should you need any necessities during your trip, the R&F Mall is just across the street.

That means enjoying a cup of coffee at the Coffee Bean, shop for snacks at the Jaya Grocer, or catch a movie at Emperor Cinema is just a pedestrian crossing away.

Jo Hotel

jo hotel is another good cheap hotel in johor bahru
Normal PriceRM 100 ++

The rooms at Hotel Jo may be a bit dated, but the rooms are surprisingly spacious for its cheap price.

If you’re someone who prefers a quieter hotel, away from the noise of motorcycles and cars, but still want to be close to the City Center, this budget hotel is a great option.

There are no dining options near to the hotel, but that’s not a problem as it only takes a few minutes of driving to reach Komtar and the City Center.

Our suggestion? Skip the hassle of walking or driving and just grab a ride with Grab.

Near Legoland

If your main reason of visiting Johor Bahru is to go to the Legoland, here are the best hotels you can get for under RM 100 a night near the theme park.

Natura Hotel

the jo budget hotel Johor Bahru is great for its cheap price and it is also near to the Legoland theme park too
Normal PriceRM 70 ++

This budget hotel in Gelang Patah, JB has clean, modern, and minimalist rooms.

The rooms are not very spacious as they are located within shoplots.

However, they are comfortable for couples or individuals.

We like the free parking, and the fact that there is a lift available despite the hotel being only two stories high.

The Legoland is only 10 km away from the hotel, which is just around 15 minutes by car.

Ariana Iskandar Hotel

the hotel ariana iskandar jb is a good budget hotel in johor bahru that is near to the legoland theme park
Normal PriceRM 90 ++

This is another good budget hotel in JB that is close to the Legoland.

The rooms are of moderate size, making them more suitable for couples rather than families.

As for parking, ample parking space is available right in front of the hotel.

And the distance from the hotel to the Legoland is only 8 km.

Geobay Hotel

Normal PriceRM 80 ++

This is another good affordable hotel in JB that are known for its comfortable rooms.

Another bonus is if you’re traveling with children, the Taman Rekreasi Bukit Indah is right in front of the hotel.

The hotel is also near to the Aeon Bukit Indah and McDonald’s, making it easy to stock up on snacks or simply enjoy some window shopping.

As for the Legoland theme park, it is just 9 km away.

In Danga Bay

If you prefer to hang out around the Danga Bay, these are the best cheap hotels nearby that’s around RM 100 or under.

Zoom Inn

the zoom inn johor bahru is another good budget hotels for solo travellers
Normal PriceRM 90 ++

The rooms at Zoom Inn are compact, but should be roomy enough for solo travellers.

Parking is normally easy as there is designated space right in front of the hotel.

Additionally, there is a 7-Eleven within walking distance, perfect for satisfying your late-night cravings.

With the police station located nearby, you can have peace of mind knowing that safety is a top priority.

The downside to this budget hotel is the absence of a mini fridge and an elevator, so it may be a bit challenging for those with knee issues or heavy luggage.

Tune Hotel Danga Bay

the tune hotel danga bay johor bahru is a good budget hotel that is near to the USS Spore bus
Normal PriceRM 70 ++

This JB budget hotel is highly popular among budget travelers who are planning a trip to Singapore.

One of the main reasons is that there is a shuttle bus service that operates daily to Universal Studios Singapore, making it easy for guests to travel back and forth from the park.

Similar to other Tune Hotels in Malaysia, the room rates here starts low price and can then be customized with additional amenities based on your budget.

Despite the compact size, both the rooms and bathrooms are comfortable, clean, and well-maintained compared to other hotels in this price range.

In Mount Austin

Here is a list of good cheap hotels in the Mount Austin, JB for your upcoming vacation. The best part is that IKEA and Toppen Mall are also nearby.

Ardens Hotel

the ardens hotel in mount austin is among the best budget hotels in johor bahru, johor
Normal PriceRM 90 ++

This is one of those rare budget hotels in JB that not only has a mini fridge but also have security guards.

Yes, the rooms may be small, but are clean and comfy.

If you’re traveling as a duo and have a car, and looking for a room in a peaceful area, the Ardens is definitely worth considering.

Plus, it’s just a short 5-6 minute drive to the Austin Heights theme park.

Miico Hotel Mount Austin

simple room in the miico mount austin  johor bahru budget hotel
Normal PriceRM 79 ++

This Miico hotel is built within a shoplot area and offers budget rooms of modest size.

Its main highlight is the location.

The hotel is just 500 meters from Aeon Tebrau and 2 km from the Toppen Mall and the IKEA JB.

This means that if you’re looking to go shopping or find a variety of dining options, you won’t have to travel far.

For rooms under RM 100 a night, this is an option to consider.

Insuna Hotel

the insuna hotel jb is not only cheap but comes with clean scandinavian vide
Normal PriceRM 75 ++

The Scandinavian-themed budget hotel has spacious rooms for its price.

The rooms here are clean and the facilities are relatively new, as the hotel was opened around 2018.

And if you’re in the mood for shopping, KSL City Mall is only 2 km away.

In short, if you’re looking for a comfortable yet cheap boutique-style room, it’s hard to find a better option in JB than Insuna Hotel.

In Pasir Gudang

Here are some good budget hotels in Pasar Gudang. Take note that it takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the JB city center from here.

Kyoto Boutique Hotel

the simple japanese style kyoto hotel johor bahru is one good budget hotel option in the city
Normal PriceRM 115 ++

Hotel Kyoto is another fantastic budget boutique hotel in Pasir Gudang, JB.

The rooms are designed in a Japanese style, with tatami bed and Muji styled decor — simply perfect for those wanting a change of air during their holiday.

A drawback is there’s limited eateries around the area.

And parking is available only on the side lots near the shops.

7 Heaven

the room in the 7 heaven johor bahru
Normal PriceRM 130 ++

The rooms in this hotel are simple but decent.

However, they are pretty spacious, clean, and comfortable for its price.

If you come with a luggage, no need to worry as an elevator available for rooms on the upper floors.

Parking here is usually convenient, eventhough its only by the roadside.

On top of that, finding a place to eat is normally easy as there are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity.

Solid Hotel

the solid hotel johor bahru interior
Normal PriceRM 95 ++

For affordable rooms below RM 100, this is another good options in the Pasir Gudang area.

The rooms are spacious and come with amenities usually found in 3 star hotels and above.

However, rooms facing the highway might be noisy.

And if you’re looking for eateries you’ll probably need to venture outside of this area.

In Permas

The Permas area is 30 minutes away from the JB city center. And these are the best budget hotels here.

I am Jazz Hotel

Normal PriceRM 110 ++

The rooms here are compact but clean and tidy.

For rooms on higher floors, there is an elevator available.

Surprisingly, most of the rooms have windows, which is uncommon for budget hotels at this price range.

However, one drawback of this area is that it’s challenging to find Malay cuisine.

Yangtze Hotel

the yangtze hotel in johor bahru is among good budget hotels in the permas area
Normal PriceRM 110 ++

This budget hotel in Permas, JB come with spacious rooms with large windows and a mini fridge, making it a great choice for a multi-day vacation in JB.

The rooms here are simple yet tidy.

The hotel also has an elevator, so you don’t have to worry about getting rooms on higher floors.

However, like other hotels in the area, finding halal eateries might require some distance.

Legend Hotel

legend hotel johor bahru
Normal PriceRM 119 ++

The rooms in this budget boutique hotel are surprisingly spacious for their price.

What’s also great is that there are plenty of halal dining options available.

Just in front of the hotel, you’ll find the Permas food court.

And if you’re craving McDonald’s, FamilyMart, or Secret Recipe, they are all near to the hotel.

A minus point is that parking is available only by the roadside.

Zamburger Lavender

the zamburger lavender johor bahru budget hotel
Normal PriceRM 119 ++

If you’re looking for affordable hotels in Permas, JB, below RM 120, this is one of the best option available.

The room decor might be modest, but it offers a comfortable stay at a reasonable price.

You’ll find Malay eateries in the surrounding area, although a car might be necessary to reach them.

And for your vacation needs, Aeon is conveniently located right in front of the hotel.

Miyabi Permas

the simple miyabi hotel room in johor is perfect for a short stay in the area
Normal PriceRM 115 ++

If you’re looking for a Japanese Zen-style hotel, the the Miyabi Permas hotel.

The simple rooms here feels serene and peaceful.

They are also spacious and comfortable for the price paid.

When it comes to dining, you’ll still need a car, but it’s not too far away.

For example, the Permas food court and other restaurants are just 2 to 3 blocks away from the hotel.

In Skudai

Here are some great budget hotels near to the UTM Skudai, JB. The Skudai area is 20 minutes away from the JB city center and the Legoland area is around 30 minutes drive from here.

Bzz Hotel 

the bzz hotel budget room in the skudai johor baharu, johor
Normal PriceRM 115 ++

Finding this budget hotel is a breeze as it is conveniently located by the main road.

The rooms are large, and with the presence of an elevator, it’s perfect for guests of all ages.

Parking is also a piece of cake, right in front of the hotel.

Just keep in mind that when it comes to satisfying your hunger, there aren’t any halal dining options nearby.

You probably need to rely on Grabfood or Foodpanda for that.

The Point Boutique Hotel

the simple room at the the point budget hotel skudai, johor bahru
Normal PriceRM 115 ++

This is one of the newer budget boutique hotels in Skudai.

The room size here is modest, but comfortable enough for solo travellers on short trips.

The best thing about the hotel is that eateries and mini marts are within walking distance from your hotel.

But because the hotel is in a commercial area, you have to park by the roadside.

Hako Hotel

Normal PriceRM 135 ++

If you’re looking for an affordable hotel in Skudai that offers complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day, this is the place for you.

The rooms are simple, but the location is excellent.

The hotel is conveniently situated in front of Tasek Sentral mall, making it easy to catch a movie or enjoy Starbucks or Texas Chicken whenever you like.

The Family Mart and McDonald’s are also nearby.

The Square

the aquare johor bahru is a cheap hotel that is small but stylish
Normal PriceRM 115 ++

The rooms at the Square hotel are beautiful considering the price.

It is also new to the Tasek Sentral mall, making it easy for you to find any necessities during your trip to JB.

One minus point here is finding halal eateries in the vicinity might be challenging.

Parking can also be a bit difficult.

Redpine Boutique Hotel

the room at the redpine boutique hotel in johor bahru is cheap but cozy
Normal PriceRM 155 ++

The rooms in this hotel are comfortable and offer great value for the price.

On top of that, you’ll find the Mydin mall, Lotus, KFC, and McDonald’s within a 3-minute drive.

And in the afternoon, you can stretch up your legs jogging at the Hutan Bandar nearby.

One thing we don’t really like is the fact that the bathrooms in this hotel use foggy mirrors.

That might be uncomfortable if you’re sharing your room with friends or parents.

The Leverage

the leverage hotel johor baharu
Normal PriceRM 110 ++

For solo travelers, here’s another good affordable hotel that you can book in Skudai.

The rooms are spacious considering the price.

Plus, Paradigm Mall is just a 10-minute drive away, making it convenient for shopping or buying vacation essentials.

However, we recommend this hotel specifically for solo travelers since the bathrooms use glass walls.

Alright guys, that completes the list of the best budget hotels in Johor Bharu for your upcoming vacation.

Most of these budget hotels are under RM 100, and their room sizes are cozy and compact.

If you’re traveling with your family, you might want to consider spending a bit more for a larger room that can accommodate everyone.

But if you’re traveling solo or as a couple, any hotel from our list would be perfect for your trip.

Is there any one that’s on your mind?

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