For the backpacker, couple or group of family or friends who are heading to Kuching for a well-deserved holiday, here are accommodation options that matches the budget you have in mind. From backpacker-style lodging that cost less than RM100 per night to suites and homestays that can accommodate more people and cost less than RM300 per night – all the options mentioned on this list are still on the affordable spectrum (no need to break your piggy bank!).
Check out the following list on where you can stay in Kuching depending on your budget of below RM100, below RM200 and below RM300 per night.
Below RM100/night – For the “I am in desperate need of a holiday but I just started working”
Inspired by their love for traveling, three good friends decided to create a place that has the perfect ambience, and all the basic necessities travellers and guests would need. Guided by three main pillars – cheap, clean, and cosy (safe too!) – Woodpecker Lodge offers rooms with ensuite bathroom and a view of the Sarawak River. They also have a rooftop wooden deck area called The Sarang where guests can chill and watch the boats pass by on the river. It is also strategically located with plenty of restaurants within walking distance. If you are looking to explore Kuching, tourist attraction spots such as Tua Pek Kong Temple and Cat Monument are nearby.
My Place Hotel and Lodge
My Place Hotel & Lodge is conveniently located in Kuching City Center, and it is perfect for both business and pleasure travellers. Guests will have easy access to everything the vibrant city has to offer from here. The hotel will be a sanctuary of peace and relaxation just steps from the city’s many attractions, including Tua Pek Kong Temple, Hong San Temple, and Fort Margherita. Featuring 18 guest rooms, each room comes with ensuite bathroom, desk, wireless internet connection, and air conditioning.
The Marian Boutique Lodging House
The Marian is located on a hill in the centre of Kuching, surrounded by the city’s busiest and oldest streets. It is only a short walk from the Kuching Waterfront, Main Bazaar, and Carpenter Street (old Chinatown). In this beautifully restored three-story home that was built in 1885, you can immerse yourself in what was colonial Kuching. A gorgeous place with its many wooden steps and unique timber features, there is also a sunken garden, swimming pool and a manicured lawn within the compound. If you book early, you can get rates for as low as RM90 per night!
Below RM200/night – For the “I’m okay with spending extra for more space and privacy”
Another strategically located accommodation, Padungan Hotel is right in the heart of the city centre. You will not starve nor be bored as it is located near many eating outlets, entertainment establishments, and shopping malls. The Padungan Hotel is also within a few minutes’ walk from Kuching’s famed Waterfront. The famous Chinese historical temple, Tua Pek Kong, Main Bazaar, and Chinatown are all within a 5-minute walk. Online reviews from previous guests reported great hospitality and a clean and comfortable stay.
Established in 2017, the Meritin Hotel is centrally located making it a convenient stay for visitors of all kinds. Its architectural style is based on colonial architecture, and it combines Asian charm with modern functionality. The property has floor-to-ceiling windows with trendy painted frames that open into a magnificent view of the city. Tourism sites such as the Kuching Waterfront are within a 10-minute walk, or you could also tour the sites on bicycle! Plus you don’t have to go far to find popular eateries and local delicacies, they’re all nearby.
The Roxy is based on the heritage of the Roxy Cinema, which once stood on the site of the modern Roxy Hotel at 3rd Mile. For many of the locals who used to watch movies here, they have fond memories of this theatre. The Roxy Hotel in Kuching have a total of 58 rooms and six apartments. Each unit has been created with elegance and comfort in mind. There is a restaurant – Cha Cha Moon Restaurant – within the hotel if you want to dine in. It is the perfect accommodation for couples or small families that prefer a bit more space and comfort.
Below RM300/night – For the “It’s been a while since we went on a holiday, let’s do it right”
Kai Joo Suites
A cosy 2-bedroom loft suite located on the top floor of Lane Building; you will be able to get a 360-degree view of the city of Kuching. The suite is a floor of its own, so you can enjoy all the privacy you need. Perfect for couples or newlyweds on their honeymoon! Within minutes, there are several local eateries as well as a huge mall with all the necessary amenities such as banks, pharmacies, telecom stores, and a grocery. Many attractions, including India Street, Carpenter Street, museums, and the seaside, are again within walking distance.
The Ranee Boutique Suites
The Ranee is a stunning 24-room boutique hotel in the heart of Kuching’s historic Old Town. The Ranee is unusual in that every room/suite is different – there are no two suites alike. Each one was created to convey its own originality, charm, and character. After all, The Ranee was stylishly constructed from two classic 19th century shophouses and ingeniously fitted to current standards of comfortable luxury. It’s alright if you just want to stay in – you can take in the lively bazaar, the river, and the colonial historical buildings that are visible from the large windows and verandas in each room.
A bungalow that was renovated into an apartment-style accommodation, 23Loft Homestay contains 9 units. Each unit has 2 bedrooms with 2 king beds and a single bed, bathrooms, living room and a dining area. Although guests would share the main door, each unit has its own entrances, so it is like having your own private apartment to stay in. It is the ideal accommodation for bigger families or group of friends. The homestay is also within walking distance of Vivacity Megamall which is the largest shopping mall in Kuching. Plenty of good food can be found nearby as well!
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