Best Airbnb Kuala Lumpur: Where to Stay in Malaysia’s Modern Capital


Kuala Lumpur is a popular destination in Malaysia. If you’re traveling around Southeast Asia, you’re going to end up there eventually.  Two reasons for this: cheap flights and shopping break! Ha! Let’s be a bit more serious though – Kuala Lumpur is a great city when you need to buy electronics, clothes or if you need to be in a big city to sort out medical or dental issues. I totally trust the health system there!

Apart from that, it’s an excellent choice for a weekend. Kuala Lumpur is getting popular for expats and digital nomads too. Being a digital nomad in Southeast Asia is amazing! You can enjoy the tropical weather while experiencing the local culture.

If you’re planning on finding an Airbnb in Kuala Lumpur for short or long-term, you should check out these 11 unique Airbnb apartments you can rent for an affordable price. They are all under USD 60.

First, let’s talk about Airbnb in Malaysia. If you are already familiar with Airbnb, feel free to scroll down to see the property listings.

What is Airbnb?

Airbnb is basically an online marketplace where people will rent their spare room or their house to guests and travelers. It’s a great alternative to hotels or hostels.

Is Airbnb cheaper than hotels?

Depending on your destination, Airbnb can sometimes be cheaper. You can easily compare the options for hotels and Airbnb rentals before making a booking.

Is Airbnb cheaper than hostels?

Hostels are normally cheaper than Airbnb rentals. Although, sometimes, you can find dorm options on Airbnb too and these listings are normally super affordable.

Is Airbnb legal in Malaysia?

There are currently more than 18,000 Airbnb apartments in Malaysia.

How to get a discount on Airbnb?

Airbnb offers travel credits when you refer a friend for the said friend and for the referrer. The amount varies regularly depending on the promotion listed on Airbnb.

In April 2019, the amount was CAD 44 (which is about USD 33).

This discount is normally applied when you sign up for the very first time on Airbnb, although – there’s a cool trick to consider! If you have a different email address – you could log out and create a new account with this other email address.  The good news is: there’s no limit of accounts you can actually create.

Where is Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and is also the biggest Malaysian city. You can expect big buildings, traffic jams and modernity!

What is the best area to stay in Kuala Lumpur?

As Kuala Lumpur is a pretty big city, you might want to make sure you’re staying in a great area while you’re there. Ideally, you would want to be around Bukit Bintang, which is a great area not too far from the touristy things, food markets and shopping centres. You can also get to the Twin Towers easily from there.

How to choose your Airbnb in KL?

With so many Airbnb in KL, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your Airbnb apartment in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Would you like a pool?
  • Would you like WiFi access?
  • Would you like A/C?
  • Would you like gym access?
  • Would you like a room with a view?
  • Would you like a kitchen?

Most people tend to want a room that comes with a full kitchen, an infinity pool and access to the gym when they book their Airbnb in Kuala Lumpur. It might seem a bit “over-the-top” but these are “standard requirements in Kuala Lumpur”. Why? The competition is pretty high and most hotels already offer these standards.  So to compete with the market, most Airbnbs offer the same standards.

The Best Airbnbs in KL | Amazing Airbnb Listings

It’s time to make your dreams come true! Let’s check out these amazing Airbnb apartments in Kuala Lumpur. Bonus: these listings are under $60 per night.

Note: Some of these listings might require you to book for a minimum of two nights. The average price per night may vary depending on the season, dates and days. It could be a bit cheaper or a bit more expensive. You can also get a discount if you book for a week or for a month.