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15 Affordable Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Johor Bahru's City Center

Ihsan
Updated May 11, 2018

With multiple thrilling theme parks, various rich food trails, unique trendy cafes, as well as an expansive shopping haven, you might be attracted to go to Johor, in Malaysia, in more ways than one! It’s the perfect getaway destination for a fun weekend with your group of friends or your family. At a fraction of a hotel room cost, check out these 15 great Airbnb vacation rentals in Johor Bahru to minimize your room allocation & maximize your budget for shopping and entertainment!

1. Conveniently located, modern apartment (11 USD)

Conveniently located near Larkin Bus Terminal, this Airbnb vacation rental offers a great central hub for you to explore both Johor and Singapore! You can comfortably sleep 2 people in the sizable room of this spacious and modern apartment, with a soft queen-sized bed. Enjoy close proximity to Johor’s major attractions, while being distant enough to have some quiet respite at your location. Want some entertainment? An Uber Ride to the City Square Mall would only cost you an affordable 1.50 USD! Have a taste of some local Malay and Indian cuisines at one of the many eateries around the area, then burn off all the extra calories, taking a lap or two in the pool or with productive sessions in the gym! With free internet, easily connect with friends and family as well as your favourite social media accounts.

Conveniently located, modern apartment

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 11 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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2. Rose Oak Apartment at Puteri Harbor (30 USD)

This newly renovated home is the perfect choice for a stopover to and from Singapore as it is just a 10-minute drive away from Tuas Checkpoint. Sink into the luscious sheets of the queen-sized bed after a long drive from the city and take advantage of the treats that this apartment offers, aside from the usual package of amenities, such as the communal pool, gym facilities, and outdoor playgrounds. If you prefer to stay indoors in the comfort of your apartment, then have a fun-filled family bonding session with the wide array of board games provided. The Legoland Theme Park and the Mall of Medini are also within easy reach, so you won’t ever run out of things to do if you opt for a stay here!

Rose Oak Apartment at Puteri Harbor

Address: Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia.

Price: from 30 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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3. Lively and bright premium studio (21 USD)

This reasonably priced Airbnb vacation rental boasts premium accommodation for 3 in a newly furnished apartment, in close proximity of Johor’s top attractions! With free high-speed internet, you’ll find it seamless to stay connected while on vacation. While having only 1 queen bed that promises a good night sleep for 2 persons, you can request extra mattresses for any guests you might have prior to your booking. You’ll also have the luxury of using condo amenities like the infinity pool, overlooking the Straits of Johor, a fully equip modern gym and a sauna room. If you’re renting a car to explore Johor Bahru, you’ll have the convenience of private parking with this apartment rental.

Lively and bright premium studio

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 21 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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4. Affordable stay with a breathtaking sea view (23 USD) (from 24 USD)

Have a small getaway with your friends at this sky-high luxurious 3 bedroom unit apartment overlooking Johor’s Sultanate Palace. Rest easily at night as their spacious rooms are complemented by air-conditioning and queen beds. Take a day trip to Singapore, as the causeway link is only 10 minutes away. Make full use of the fully equipped kitchen and host a small dinner party with your friends, or just chill out and binge-watch Netflix with the convenience of Wi-Fi and Cable TV. Along with your vacation rental, you would have full access to the luxurious condo’s amenities that includes a Skydeck Garden, two gyms, a swimming pool and a sauna, then end your day with a magnificent view of the sunset while lounging at its sea view infinity pool!

Affordable stay with a breathtaking sea view

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 24 USD

Number of Guests: 7

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5. Homey condominium in an optimum location (27 USD)

Elevate your stay in Johor with this cozy private 1-bedroom, 550-square-foot fully furnished Airbnb suite. Complete with a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and a water heater, you’ll find your stay here to be very favorable. Being minutes away from Legoland, Johor Premium Outlet, Johor Zoo and other major attractions, you’ll find this spacious vacation rental, reasonably priced for its strategic location and modern quarters. Besides having a Plasma TV & Wi-Fi, you’ll also get full use of the condo amenities that includes 2 gyms, a city view library, swimming pools, jacuzzis and even a yoga room! For only 27 USD a night, with all these luxuries, this vacation rental will surely give you a bang for your buck!

Homey condominium in an optimum location

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 27 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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6. Romantic seaside abode (28 USD)

Planning a honeymoon in Malaysia but on a tight budget? Look no further, this stylishly Airbnb vacation rental promises you a reasonably priced romantic hideout with magnificent sea views! Centrally located, take your loved one on a day trip to Singapore, which is only a short 20 minutes away. Celebrate your mirth by eating some of Johor’s top restaurants in the close proximity of your abode, or have a picnic on the Skygarden that has an amazing panoramic view of the city. Take a dip in the sea view infinity pool as you end your day with Johor’s picturesque sunset!

Romantic seaside abode

Address: Danga Bay, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 28 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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7. Refined one-bedroom suite at Puteri Harbor (47 USD)

Spoil yourself in this elegant one-bedroom suite that offers an array of amenities, including a jacuzzi, a sauna, and a lap pool where you can have a refreshing dip in the sweltering hot weather. A fully equipped, air-conditioned gym is available so that you need not break your work-out schedule. However, the jewel in the crown lies fittingly in the sky deck of the residence, where you can enjoy stupendous views of the pool and its surroundings, or make use of its outdoor fitness corner to show off some calisthenics moves. The games room, tennis courts, and the barbecue terrace are also great for family bonding time. The added cherry on top is its location within easy reach of plenty of dining options and the Legoland Park, as well as the Puteri Harbour International Ferry.

Refined one-bedroom suite at Puteri Harbor

Address: Puteri Harbour Nusajaya

Price: from 47 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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8. Modern family rental near Legoland (40 USD)

With 3 modern & air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own queen bed, this Airbnb vacation rental can snugly fit a big family of 7! It has all the basic amenities like a TV, Wi-Fi, washing machine, microwave and water heater, to ensure utmost convenience for your stay in this tastefully decorated Airbnb rental. With numerous popular restaurants in the neighbourhood, you shouldn’t have a problem feeding hungry mouths with recommendations of local hotspots by the host. Being close to Legoland and other major attractions, priceless family fun memories are just a short drive away!

Modern family rental near Legoland

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 40 USD

Number of Guests: 7

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9. Ideal family respite in a chic apartment (42 USD)

Clean, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, this modern vibrant navy blue Airbnb vacation rental is a gem of an accommodation. Boasting 3 bedrooms with 2 queen beds, a bunk bed and a sofa bed, a family of 8 can have their own warm nests to rest their heads at night. With 2 bathrooms, you won’t find any hassle getting ready in the morning before your day out. It has everything you need for a long-term vacation which includes a fridge, air-con, washing machine, microwave, toaster, 40 inch HD TV, DVD player, iron, hair dryer and good quality furniture. The hosts also generously provide complimentary coffee, snacks and mineral water as well as fresh towels. Being only a 5-minute drive to Johor Bahru City Centre and 20 minutes to Legoland, your family is well within range of Johor’s main entertainment hub.

Ideal family respite in a chic apartment

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 42 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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10. The Sea-Esta at Puteri Harbor (46 USD)

Pristine in a predominantly white color scheme, this spacious one-bedroom apartment is refined in its simplicity. It features a comfy king-sized bed dressed in a nautical bedding and an immaculately clean kitchen equipped with all the basic tools needed to prepare simple meals. The bright and airy living room fitted with a 4-seater sofa leads out onto a lovely balcony where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings. Guests also get to use an air-conditioned gym, a jacuzzi, a sauna, a barbecue terrace, tennis courts, and a communal swimming pool, courtesy of the condominium.

The Sea-Esta at Puteri Harbor

Address: Puteri Harbour Nusajaya

Price: from 46 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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11. One-bedroom apartment at Puteri Harbour Seaview Condo (39 USD)

Suitable for a journeying couple, a solo adventurer, or a business vagabond, you can find solace in this modest yet charming 1-bedroom apartment after a long flight or drive. Its modern interior is smartly spruced up with a cozy living-cum-dining room, a comfortable king-sized bed, a spotlessly clean bathroom, and an indoor jacuzzi where you can have a relaxing soak anytime you wish. Apart from these typical amenities, guests will also have access to a communal pool in the condominium. The accommodation enjoys close proximity to Legoland and the famous Puteri Harbour theme park, perfect if you have little ones in tow. With an incredible host who regularly checks in with the guests and responds to everything promptly, this simple but sophisticated apartment ticks all the right boxes.

One-bedroom apartment at Puteri Harbour Seaview Condo

Address: Iskandar Puteri

Price: from 39 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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12. Urban oasis at Afiniti Residensi (47 USD)

Indulge in this lush urban oasis designed by the architect of the renowned Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Nestled in the heart of Iskandar, this highly profiled service apartment boasts breathtakingly gorgeous views of landscaped gardens, as well as an array of modern comforts such as a private bedroom, a well-appointed kitchen, a cozy living hall, and a lovely balcony where you can chill and unwind after a long day out. The apartment also scores for its fantastic location within easy reach of Legoland Malaysia, Hello Kitty Town, and the Johor Premium Outlets (JPO). With plenty of child-friendly attractions and shopping options in the area, you and your little ones will never get bored.

Urban oasis at Afiniti Residensi

Address: Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 47 USD

Number of Guests: 5

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13. Luxurious vacation in a tastefully decorated apartment (46 USD)

Stay in this brand new, modern and gorgeously decorated luxury Airbnb seaside apartment in Danga Bay. Picturesque at every angle with its minimalist interior decor, you’ll have a satisfying posh stay in this fairly priced vacation rental. There’s enough space to fit 5 persons here with 2 bedrooms, 1 queen bed, 2 single beds and a comfortable sofa bed in the common living space. As equally attractive in its proximity as it is at its price point, you’re a 10-minute drive away from most major attractions in Johor like Legoland & the City Square, while Senai International Airport is a mere 20 minutes drive. Deciding to stay in, enjoy full use of the condo’s amenities like a swimming pool, gym and a rooftop garden.

Tastefully decorated 2-bedroom home

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 46 USD

Number of Guests: 5

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14. Contemporary and comfortable studio in a prime location (37 USD)

A cozy respite in a contemporary space, you’ll find this Airbnb studio apartment in Taman Austin Heights a perfect place to bunk with your friends while you explore Johor Bahru. Sans Wi-Fi and TV, you have other ways to entertain yourself being in a premium location at Johor’s entertainment hub. With a king bed, a couple of single beds and an equally comfortable sofa bed, you and your friends can rest your eyes here after a tiring day at the nearby Mt. Austin Waterpark. A 15-minute drive on the EDL will take you directly to Singapore. Keeping up with your fitness? You’ll have the full use of the swimming pool and gym to keep yourself in top shape during your holiday.

Contemporary and comfortable studio in a prime location

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 37 USD

Number of Guests: 5

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15. Fantastic villa for a group retreat (19 USD)

With 2 floors and 5 spacious bedrooms, this Airbnb villa rental can accommodate up to 24 of your friends and family! A great place for entertaining, make full use of the fully equipped kitchen and BBQ facilities to have an intimate gathering in a quiet neighbourhood. Rest comfortably at night in air-conditioned rooms; connected with wi-fi so you can catch up on your favourite TV shows and podcasts from the comfort of your bed. Have a family game night on its sizable rustic furnished porch or stay in for a movie night in the tastefully decorated living space complete with air-con and a television set.

Fantastic villa for a group retreat

Address: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Price: from 19 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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A place for everyone

Travelling on a budget or with a large group doesn’t mean you sacrifice your comfortable stay for dingy and often unclean nights in cheap guesthouses, Airbnb vacation rentals make it possible for everyone to find a great and affordable place within their means. Why spend extra on accommodation at an expensive crowded hotel when you’re going to be out exploring the whole day anyway? While travelling, learning creative ways to be frugal with your spending really goes a long way!

This article was originally published on Feb 24, 2017
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Ihsan Ihsani is a Malaysian writer who loves to write about anything that sparks his curiosity. He travels to broaden his horizon on the many cultures and beauties of the world. When limited funds...Read more

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