Your heart and mind both agree that you’re in need of a short getaway over the weekend. However, it’s a big, fat NO from your wallet. It’s much cheaper to stay in Singapore, your bank account seems to say. We totally understand how you feel, and disagree.

A weekend trip to Johor Bahru can cost less than a hundred dollars, and give you twice as much satisfaction as staying in our tiny little city. Here are 8 budget hotels in Johor Bahru that will make for a  cheap and fulfilling trip! While you’re there, remember to check out some cheap things to buy in JB as well!

1. Midori Concept Hotel

Midori Concept Hotel Johor BahruImage credit: midoriconcepthotel.com

Midori Concept Hotel Johor Bahru
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Midori Concept Hotel is the perfect place to experience Johor Bahru and its surroundings. The charming hotel provides convenient access to a plethora of nearby eateries, and is super close to Tebrau AEON and TESCO, which means you’re never out of options no matter how lazy you are.

The intricately designed hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Johor Bahru, and provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, a 24-hour front desk, and safety deposit boxes to ensure you’re comfortable and safe.

Price: From SGD$48 per night on Booking.com
Address: 57, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 81100

2. Cube 8 Teen by The Platform

Cube 8 Teen by The Platform
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Cube 8 Teen by The Platform
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But perhaps what is most awesome about this hotel is the beautiful city view you’ll be able to enjoy after a full day of walking about. With its great location, tip top services, and splendid view, we have to say Cube 8 Teens by The Platform is certainly more than worth its 45 SGD per night.

Cube 8 Teen by The Platform
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Price: From SGD$48 per night on Expedia
Address: Pangsapuri Seri 18 , Jalan Persiaran Jaya Putra Unit 11-23, Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 81100

3. D Elegance Hotel

D elegance hotel Johor Bahru
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Built in 2015, D Elegance Hotel is a distinct addition to Johor Bahru and a smart choice for travelers. Set 15 km from the excitement of the city, the hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city’s biggest attractions, including Legoland. The classy hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, taxi service. With an ideal location and facilities to match, D Elegance Hotel hits the spot in many ways.

Price: From SGD$31 per night on Agoda
Address: 06-01, Jalan Nusaria 11/6, Taman Nusantara, Gelang Patah/Legoland, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 81550

4. The Square Hotel

The Square Hotel Johor Bahru
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The Square Hotel
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Situated conveniently in Skudai, The Square Hotel is the perfect place to experience Johor Bahru and its surroundings. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, a friendly 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, and even a family room, making this venue perfect for parents traveling with kids. With a great price, clean and spacious rooms, restaurants within walking distance, and friendly staff, The Square Hotel is almost too good to be true. But it is!

Price: From SGD$18 per night on Hotels.com
Address: 30 & 32 Jalan Pendekar 11,Taman Ungku Tun Aminah,skudai johor, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 81300

5. The Ardens Hotel

The Ardens Hotel Johor bahru
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The Ardens Hotel Johor bahru
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The Arden Hotel is one of the prettiest hotels on this list. Featuring simple, clean, and well furnished room (Perhaps, their calling card is their extraordinarily unique bathrooms), the hotel will definitely make you feel right at home. There is a cafe within the hotel lobby, and a free minibar is provided for every guest. You can also sleep peacefully in your luxurious bed knowing that there is a Security Guard posted 24 hours at the hotel entrance.

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C’mon, check out that beautiful toilet! Say goodbye to cringing in disgust while you attempt to get clean from your day’s leftover adventure-grime.

Price: From SGD$36 per night on Agoda
Address: 19 & 21, Jalan Austin Perdana 2/22,Taman Austin Perdana, Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 81100

6. Beacon Inn

Beacon Inn
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Beacon Inn Johor
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Priced at a crazy 16SGD per night, this clean and minimalist budget inn is located near a variety of eateries and entertainment centres, including the Austin Water park. It is situated within a 3 storey shop lot and offers Single Rooms, Double Rooms, Quad Rooms and even Capsule Rooms!

Check this: The ground floor is a restaurant/pub, so if you’re feeling to lazy to travel, you know where to go to. The only drawback is that the bathrooms are public, and shared between males and females. Not for the conservative traveler. 

Price: From SGD$16 on Expedia
Address: 20-01/02 Austin Heights 8/2, Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

7. The Leverage Business Hotel (Skudai)

The Leverage Business Hotel
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Located just near Sutera Mall, rooms in this hotel are clean and spacious. With its great location that brings you near to shopping complexes and authentic food stalls, sufficient parking lots, and courteous hotel staff, this hotel is perfect for every type of traveler.

Price: From SGD$20 per night on Agoda
Address: 2 Jalan Pertama, Pusat Perdagangan Danga Utama Skudai, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 81300

8. Hotel JSL Johor Bahru

Hotel JSL Johor Bahru
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Hotel JSL Johor Bahru
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The best part of this hotel is that it comes with breakfast! OK but seriously, Hotel JSL is located strategically, maintained well, and is probably the only hotel at such a worthwhile price that includes breakfast. Hotel staff are also known to be very helpful.

Price: From SGD$29 per night on Agoda
Address: 93, Jalan Ros Merah 2/16, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 81100

That’s it! Are you ready? It’s time to get your passport and go across that border to your little getaway. These 8 modern hotels are sure to help you save money while you’re shopping and eating to your heart’s content.

If you have a party with you, maybe even check out these amazing and affordable holiday villas in Johor Bahru!

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