10 Best Hotels In JB For Any Price Point, From $11.50/Pax vs $276/Night

Best JB hotels to stay at

Treating yourself to a trip away from home doesn’t have to equate a far getaway – staying somewhere, anywhere, does wonders to ease those stress knots in the shoulders. And, with hotels in JB offering budget-friendly prices, it’s no surprise that many of us would gladly brave the causeway for a quick weekend getaway.

Whether you feel like saving or splurging, below are 10 of the best value-for-money JB hotels for every price point. Need something under S$20/pax? Easy. Craving luxury? These M’sia hotels have suites and opulent interiors under S$300 too.

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Heading up to JB every weekend is pretty much feasible with these hotels from just S$11.50/pax for a night. Low prices doesn’t mean subject yourself to dodgy environments either – these budget-friendly accommodations offer friendly prices without compromising on cleanliness. 

1. $11.50/pax – Attrus Bed & Breakfast with family rooms for 8

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Attrus Bed & Breakfast 

For some of us, hotels just need to serve as a decent crash pad for the night. Enter Attrus Bed & Breakfast. With a decent 4.2 star rating on Google, the hotel does the job with clean and simple bunks reminiscent of Japan’s capsule hotels. 

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Attrus Bed & Breakfast 

Within cosy rooms, each bed comes with a privacy screen, fold-out table, mirror, as well as international and USB plugs to keep all your devices at 100%. Book a single bunk for S$22/pax or book out a whole dorm for 8 pax (S$92/night, or $11.50/pax) if you’re coming with the whole jin gang.

Large lockers outside the rooms, and small ones within, also provide ample space to keep all your barang-barang. Even for non-drivers, staying here is easy as pie, as the hotel is walking distance from JB Sentral. In fact, City Square Shopping Mall is right across the road.  

Book a stay at Attrus Bed & Breakfast.

Rates: From S$22/pax for a single bunk, S$92/night for an 8-pax dorm.
Address: 82, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 10-820 0118

2. $29/night – Fuss-free stay at Tune Hotel Danga Bay

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Tune Hotel Danga Bay

Regular travellers to Malaysia may already know of Tune Hotel, a popular chain known for comfy rooms at affordable prices. If you’re looking for a fuss-free room to call it a night, Tune Hotel Danga Bay is a good bet. 

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Tune Hotel Danga Bay 

Despite its modest 3-star rating, each room comes with King Koil beds for a good night’s rest. While it certainly isn’t at the centre of the hubbub, this hotel is only a quick 10-minute drive or Grab ride away from Woodlands Causeway.

Take note that you’ll have to bring your own toiletries like toothbrushes and soap as the hotel doesn’t provide them!

Book a stay at Tune Hotel Danga Bay.

Rates: From S$29/night for the Double Room.
Address: Tune Hotel, Mukim Bandar Lot PTB, 22819, Skudai Lbh, Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-232 9010 | Tune Hotel Danga Bay website 

3. $33/night – Infinity pool with kids slide at V8 Hotel JB

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V8 Hotel JB 

Kids and water slides go together like Bonnie and Clyde so if you’re coming with little ones in tow, finding a place with the right amenities can be the cherry on top of your stay. 

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V8 Hotel JB 

V8 Hotel JB is pretty much your average 4-star hotel, with a fitness centre, in-house restaurant, and complimentary parking. But you’re coming with the fam, also know that there’s an infinity pool with slides for young ones to whiz down. For the adults, AEON Bukit Indah and Paradigm Mall just a short drive away for all your shopping needs.

Deluxe Twin Room.
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Book a stay at V8 Hotel Johor Bahru.

Rates: From S$33/night for a Deluxe Twin Room
Address: 2, Jalan Jati 2, Taman Nusa Bestari Jaya, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-555 2888 | V8 Hotel website

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While an under-S$100 budget gets you no further than a budget hotel in Singapore, the same in JB can unlock deluxe suites and relaxing resorts. 

4. $46/night – 1-BR Deluxe Suite at Cube 8teens by Nest Home

1-Bedroom Deluxe Suite.
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For a nifty S$46/night, enjoy a stay in a spacious 75sqm 1-Bedroom Deluxe Suite at Cube 8teens by Nest Home complete with balcony and city views. Perfect for an escapade with friends, this crib has plenty of room for BBFs to sit on the floor and play cards to enjoy a HTHT after a day of exploration. 

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Cube 8teens by Nest Home 

Catch up on your favourite Netflix series on their smart TV or enjoy a meal at the large dining table. Those coming with a bigger group can also swing for the spacious Family Suite (S$92/night) that can fit up to 4 adults and 1 child. 

Family Suite.
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Book a stay at Cube 8teens by Nest Home.

Rates: From S$52/night for a 1-Bedroom Deluxe Suite.
Address: Taman Jaya Putra, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 11-1615 8738

5. $53/night – 5 pools & family-friendly activities at Pulai Springs

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For the enthusiastic traveller, Pulai Springs Resort has loads of activities and amenities to ensure that your itinerary is packed to the brim. The resort is home to a golf course where guests can practice their putts from RM99.90 (~S$30.90). It’s also host to a hodgepodge of other activities from bike rentals to a kids club, available at a top-up. 

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Enjoy a dip in one of their 5 outdoor swimming pools – including a kids pool and a lap pool – or soak in their hot spring bath. Afterwards, head out to the nearby Mount Pulai, for an outdoorsy adventure. The recreational forest has waterfalls the kids can swim in, alongside hiking trails that adventure junkies are sure to love. 

Explore the nearby Mount Pulai Recreational Forest.
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Book a stay at Pulai Springs Resort.

Rates: From S$53/night for a Deluxe Suite.
Address: Jalan Pontian Lama, 81110 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-521 2121 | Pulai Springs Resort website

6. $61/night – Stay near food, massages & mani-pedi at KSL Resort

Superior King Room.
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Say “JB” and most of us will think of shopping, eating and, of course, getting a mani-pedi. If that sounds like you, KSL Resort Johor Bahru City Centre should be right down your alley. Located above the popular KSL City Mall, this hotel makes for the perfect base to check off these classic things to do in Johor

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Head downstairs to find affordable massages, hair salons, and manicures. Restaurants in the area are also plentiful with You Kee XO Restaurant and Arashi Shabu-Shabu an elevator ride away, and K Fry Urban just a few minutes’ walk away. It’s no surprise that the hotel plays host to many repeat guests from Singapore.  

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Not to mention, hotel guests also get discounted entry to the building’s dinosaur-themed water park (U.P. RM85/adult, ~S$10.80). If that isn’t exciting enough, you can also opt for mega-sized rooms such as the 3-Bedroom Apartment with Private Pool (from S$371/night) or Executive Penthouse (S$402/night) that can fit up to 7 guests.

Book a stay at KSL Resort JB.

Rates: From S$61/night for the Superior King Room.
Address: 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-288 2999 | KSL Resorts website

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If you want to feel like you come from old money, then JB’s “atas” hotels is truly where it’s at. Stay at royalty-style suites and enjoy stunning sea views without emptying your pockets with these luxe JB accommodations.

7. $126/night – Princess-themed suites at Midori Concept

For the folks among us who drive, don’t just stick close to the causeway – another great area to book your hotel at is Mount Austin. Located on the northern end of JB, this area is home to plenty of hotels, cafes, and even Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park

Suite – Splendor Room.
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Swing for something off-beat here with Midori Concept, a boutique hotel rocking a theme that can only be described as “princess-worthy”. Like a scene out of Barbie, their themed suites are decorated to a tee with silky bed sheets and pillows, aesthetic bed frames, and quirky wall artworks. 

Suite – Passion Room.

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Of course, you can’t live like royalty without a pretty bathtub. Each suite comes with a standalone tub you can soak in to feel like an absolute kween.

Book a stay at Midori Concept Hotel.

Rates: From S$126/night for a Suite.
Address: 57, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-364 6555 | Midori Concept Hotel website

8. From $181/night – Direct pool access at Amari JB

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Picture this: you’re in the mood to nua, plain and simple. In that case, Amari Johor Bahru’s direct pool access rooms would be a great place to book with your SO. ~Hint hint ~ Valentine’s Day is coming up after all! 

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While the hotel has rooms available from an affordable S$84/night, those looking to fully indulge can swing for the Deluxe Room with Pool Access (~S$181/night). Roll out of the bed and into the pool, or suntan on your private terrace. You’re surely in for a relaxing weekend in this 5-star hotel.

Everything you need is also within walking distance with Komtar JBCC mall right on your doorstep, and JB Sentral right around the corner. 

Book a stay at Amari Johor Bahru.

Rates: From S$181/night for a Deluxe Room.
82C, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-266 8888 | Amari Johor Bahru website

9. $222/night – Themed rooms for the fam at LEGOLAND Hotel

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Arr you ready kids? Head across the causeway for a stay at LEGOLAND Malaysia Hotel if you like all things colourful and blocky. The hotel’s decked top-to-bottom with pirate, adventure, and even ninja themed decorations and motifs, making every corner picture-perfect for the ‘Gram.

Adventure Themed Room.
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It’s indeed pricier than your average JB hotel – and no, you’re not just forking out extra for the LEGO brand. For a start, even their smallest Themed Rooms (from S$222/night) houses  a family of 5. Each of these rooms also come with 2 sleeping spaces – one with a king-size bed for adults, and another with a bunk bed and pull-out trundle for the kids. 

Pirate Themed Room.
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After exploring the nearby LEGOLAND Theme Park, exhausted kids can also retreat to the room to do some treasure hunting, or play with LEGO bricks. Both of these come complimentary with your stay.

Read our complete guide to LEGOLAND Malaysia before your visit. 

Book a stay at LEGOLAND Hotel Malaysia.

Rates: From S$222/night for a Themed Room.
Address: 7, Persiaran Medini Utara 3, 79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-597 8888  | LEGOLAND Hotel Malaysia website

10. $276/night – Seaside getaway at Forest City Marina Hotel

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Forest City Marina Hotel 

While Bali is a 3-hour flight away, take heart that you can still enjoy a nearby seaside vacation at Forest City Marina Hotel, located near the Second Causeway. Hop on a little road trip to this luxury destination with your gang to rewards yourselves after a long week of work. 

Deluxe Twin Room.
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Built 5 years ago, the relatively new hotel has Deluxe Rooms (from S$276/night) complete with a balcony facing the sea. Order some tipples via room service to sip on while enjoying the view. Don’t forget to bring along your swimsuit too since they have a couple of pretty seaside pools.

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Book a stay at Forest City Marina Hotel

Rates: From S$276/night for a Deluxe Room
Address: Jalan Forest City – Lebuhraya Tanjung Pelepas, 1, Pulau Satu, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 7-535 3536 | Forest City Marina Hotel website

Best JB hotels for different budgets

Most of us flock to JB for food and shopping. But our neighbouring city also has a wide variety of different hotels, across different price points for your next adventure across the border. Whether you’re looking for something pocket-friendly or a hotel that can fit your entire entourage, JB can check that off.  

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Cover image adapted from: Attrus Bed & Breakfast, Pulai Springs, Amari, Midori Concept Hotel

Kezia Tan

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