The 2023 Best Budget Hotels in Southeast Asia Under US$30
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2023 Budget Hotels You Can Book in Southeast Asia for Your Revenge Travel

7 Days Premium Hotel at Icon Siam Station Thailand Photo by Photo by Website/Booking.com

The year is 2023. The COVID-19 virus is still out there, but unlike previous years, we can now travel overseas and visit our favorite international destinations. While we’ve been planning our revenge travel, one thing didn’t change: we want to make the most of our money. As accommodations take a huge chunk of our budget, we often settle for the cheapest ones we can find and tell ourselves that “we get what we paid for.” But it doesn’t have to be! If you’re planning to visit Southeast Asia soon, we’ve compiled below budget hotels where you can book a private room for under US$30 a night.

mySTAY Hotel – Philippines

mySTAY Hotel – Philippines
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mySTAY Hotel is located close to one of Manila’s higher-end neighborhoods, Bonifacio Global City. A short taxi ride from their North Branch will take you to 11th Ave., where you can explore Uptown Mall, Bonifacio High Street, and other establishments in the area. Each booking includes free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV (with Netflix), towels, and pipes that serve as a clothes rack. A 24-hour front desk is also available for all your needs.

mySTAY Hotel has three branches: BGC East Branch (23 Kalayaan Ave.), BGC West Branch (1224 Kalayaan Ave.), and BGC North Branch (235 Kalayaan Ave.). For more information, visit their website or follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Price: Starts at US$16 per night for a Deluxe Twin or Queen Room

Location: Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

7 Days Premium Hotel at Icon Siam Station – Thailand

7 Days Premium Hotel at Icon Siam Station – Thailand
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7 Days Premium Hotel at Icon Siam Station is a three-star accommodation located along Lat Ya Road in Khlong San, Bangkok. A two-minute walk from the hotel can take you to the King Taksin Monument, while a 10- to 15-minute drive can take you to ICONSIAM and other places near Chao Phraya River or to temples such as Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha).

Each booking includes free Wi-Fi, cable TV, telephone, toiletries (plus bathrobe and hairdryer), indoor slippers, safety deposit box, tea/coffee maker, and electric kettle. They also provide daily housekeeping, laundry, and wake-up services. All rooms are non-smoking, but there’s a designated smoking area.

Price: Starts at US$19 per night for a Standard Double Room

Location: 122/1-122/4, Latya Rd., Khlong San, Khlong San, Bangkok, Thailand

Royce Hotel – Malaysia

Royce Hotel – Malaysia
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Royce Hotel is a modern hotel located in the center of Kuala Lumpur. A 10- to 15-minute drive can take you to the National Mosque of Malaysia and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia or to the Perdana Botanical Garden which houses KL Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Deer Park, and other attractions. If you’re after widely known tourist spots, the Petronas Towers and Sky Deck KL Tower are only a 25-minute drive away.

Each booking includes free Wi-Fi, cable TV, toiletries, electric kettle, safety deposit box, telephone, ironing facilities, and wake-up service. The rooms also have good soundproofing. For more details, visit Royce Hotel’s website.

Price: Starts at US$20 for a Superior King Room

Location: 22, Jalan Tun Sambanthan 3, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Galaxy Boutique Hotel – Vietnam

Galaxy Boutique Hotel – Vietnam
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Conveniently located in the capital’s backpacker district, Galaxy Boutique Hotel is known for offering chic private rooms with a homey atmosphere. A few steps away from the hotel gives you access to Saigon Central Park, where you can sit on one of the benches, have a picnic, or do a morning jog. If you’re a night person, its neighborhood has plenty of bars offering good booze when the sun goes down.

Each booking includes free Wi-Fi, cable TV, toiletries (plus hairdryer), minibar and fridge, indoor slippers, safety deposit box, and electric kettle. There are also hand sanitizers in each room. For more information, visit Galaxy Boutique Hotel’s website.

Price: Starts at US$26 for a Standard Double Room

Location: 269/19 De Tham, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Verse Luxe Hotel Wahid Hasyim – Indonesia

Verse Luxe Hotel Wahid Hasyim – Indonesia
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Verse Luxe Hotel Wahid Hasyim is a three-star accommodation located in Central Jakarta. If you want a historical tour of the capital, the National Monument, National Museum of Indonesia, and National Library are only a 13-minute ride away. But if you have more time, you can head to Jakarta History Museum, which takes about 45 minutes, then continue your day at the attractions and the beach located in Ancol.

Each booking includes free Wi-Fi, cable TV, toiletries (plus hairdryer), indoor slippers, safety deposit box, tea/coffee maker, ironing facilities, telephone, and wake up-service. The rooms also have good soundproofing. Visit their website for more details, such as early bird discounts, last-minute deals, weekend promos, and long stays.

Price: Starts at US$27 for a Double or Twin Superior Room

Location: Jalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 131, Jakarta, Indonesia


Editor’s Note: Prices may change depending on the season and time of booking. Please check with the respective hotels to know the exact rates of your stay.

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