Travelling on a budget? With so many budget hotels in Sabah available to you, there is absolutely no reason for you to worry about your accommodations.
The keen traveler is adept to search for affordable, clean and safe accommodation when traveling, regardless of the country.
Budget hotels come in very handy for the thrift traveler on Sabah budget travel that is quick to adapt to, and enjoy the pleasures of the location visited, without too much fuss on the type of hotels they stay at.
From a variety of Kota Kinabalu discount hotels to affordable and cheap hotels in Sabah wide, all you have to do is determine the location you are heading to, and let us help you with your Sabah accommodation choices.
Here are several recommendations of budget hotels in Sabah while on your Sabah budget travel journey:
Suitable for families as well as backpackers, this budget hotel boasts of a great location near the Sulu Sea making it one of the best affordable and cheap hotels in Sabah.
A comfortable and good night's rest is almost guaranteed, with basic facilities working well, inclusive of a kitchen for guests who wish to cook.
More than that, this is the only budget hotel that conducts cooking lessons for traditional recipes.
Another added advantage is that it is right on the harbour, opposite the Central Market and nearby the Harbour Square Complex, allowing for guests to shop and savour interesting cheap eateries whilst enjoying a night stay at budget hotels in Sabah.
Learn more or read reviews about Sea View Sandakan Budget Hotel
Another recommended Kota Kinabalu discount hotel is the clean, no-unnecessary frills budget hotel, A and J Budget Hotel that is located at the Kota Kinabalu City Seafront.
Secure with 24 hours CCTV for added safety, television channels with FOX movies and ESPN, and Internet services, all add to the value of the stay.
Although breakfast is readily provided, guests would have no problems looking for food, as there is a smashing food market just across the road.
Amongst the many budget hotels in Sabah, this hotel is a perfect stay for the traveler who loves to wake up to the sound of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Learn more or read reviews about A and J Budget Hotel
Part of a conglomerate of hotels, Tune Hotel is located within 1Borneo, East Malaysia's largest shopping mall. Needless to say, a list of budget hotels in Sabah isn't complete without this hotel!
One of the cheapest hotels in town, the rooms are small but comfortable.
Located quite a distance from Kota Kinabalu City Centre and other tourists attractions, Tune Hotel is great especially for those en-route to Mount Kinabalu that boasts of Sabah's finest golf courses.
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Located in Kota Kinabalu, Masada Backpacker lodge is a great budget option.
Known for its great hospitality, this is easily one of the favorite budget accommodations in Sabah for backpackers.
It is easily located and most local cab drivers know where it is. Within walking distance from Gaya Street and the Bus or Cab Terminal, it is extremely convenient especially if you are going around by foot.
Rooms are clean, with basic breakfast and coffee machine available.
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With a great location right smack in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city, and within walking distance from the Central Business District, the City Park Lodge offers great value for money at fantastic rates.
Although the hotel is clean and well-facilitated with hot showers, free wi-fi, TV and tea/coffee maker, be ready for lack of walking space in the rooms, as there is sometimes hardly room for one’s luggage.
Great for those on a budget, but not for those who are claustrophobic.
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Located in the heart of Sandakan, the Seafront is nestled among the Central Business District and entertainment centers.
Popularly known as the best budget hotel in Sandakan, it provides an overall clean, modern and comfortable stay.
Although without the facility of a lift, guests can easily use the stairs to get to their respective floors, with the higher floors having quieter rooms.
Breakfast is also thrown in for free, providing the traveler an additional value for their money.
Learn more or read reviews about Hotel Seafront Sandakan
A budget 2-star hotel situated in Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, this well-established hotel, which just recently renovated its rooms, offer a clean, value-on-a-budget stay.
Strategically located within a short walking distance away from government offices and departments, there are also 24-hour coffee shops and bus and taxi stands nearby.
A ten-minute walk would lead one to the Karamunsing Shoping Complex, making it an ideal stay for guests who don't mind getting up and about, and returning back to a clean and simple bedroom for the night.
Learn more or read reviews about Impiana Mutiara Hotel
Located along Jalan Pantai stood another Kota Kinabalu discount hotel called Ang's Hotel.
Rooms in this budget accommodation is air conditioned and hot water is available.
Located in the center of Kota Kinabalu and close to the pier, it is a strategic place to bunk if you are staying for a night.
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As the name says, this lodge is perfect for backpackers.
This is a clean and comfortable budget accommodation with an option for a private room or a dorm.
Although town is a good 30 minutes walk away, there are busses available at only 80 cents per trip.
Rooms are clean and staffs are extremely friendly, making it one of the best backpacker's lodge around the area.
Learn more or read reviews about Borneo Global Backpacker's Lodge
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