Hotel Review: Tune Hotels – Kuala Lumpur (the low-cost airline of budget hotels)

Tune is a budget hotel chain from Malaysia. This hotel group is connected to AirAsia, so it has a similar pay for what you use pricing system like a low cost airline. It is similar to easyHotel, which is related to easyJet.

Tune Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
[Tune Hotel – Kuala Lumpur]

Just like a low cost airline, the price you pay depends on when you book the room. The earlier you book the cheaper the room will be. There are also the occasional crazy special offers such as rooms for 1 MYR. The best chance to get such a deal is by registering for the email newsletter.

I stayed at the Tune Hotel โ€“ Downtown Kuala Lumpur. It’s close to the Tuanku Monorail station, which terminates at KL Sentral LRT station for airport connections.

The rooms are clean and modern, and I was surprised at how much space was in the room. I had imagined it might have been a small box, like some kind of luxury flop house.

The beds are quality as well. The beds are advertised as:

High quality King Coil spring mattress beds with pillows, pillowcases, bed sheets and 250-thread count duvets.

After sleeping on some soggy guesthouse mattresses I really noticed the difference here.

Tune Hotel Bed
[Tune Hotel Bed]

I have always thought that the daily changing of sheets at hotels was unnecessarily wasteful. So I was happy to see this note on the bed.

Optional Linen Change

Reducing their laundry bill is another way they are reducing costs, but I like how they remind you that it’s the environmentally friendly thing to do.

When booking your room you can select optional extras such as:

Air Conditioning
Towel Rental + Free Essentials toiletries kit
Wireless Internet Access

and that old favourite add-on of the low cost airlines: Travel insurance.

Each room has a ceiling fan, which I prefer over air conditioning anyway. I didn’t buy any extras when I booked, but I did end up buying internet credit when I was there.

Tune Hotel Bathroom
[Tune Hotel Bathroom]

Book the Tune Hotel โ€“ Downtown Kuala Lumpur online or search for more hotels in KL. If you are new to KL read up on which area to stay.


  1. I stayed at Tune Hotel, 1Borneo before, very clean and tidy and the price is really cheap, worth it!

  2. while I am in the mood for complaining about you (haha) this place sucked too. No life, no fun, just a little depressing room on a depressing street. We paid for the room online, found our way there, sat in the room for a minute and then checked out and moved to China town which was vibrant and fun. I dont care about the lost money because I could have lost my mind in that room – even though we moved to a smaller room without an attached bathroom which may have had bed bugs, it was a lot more fun. Don’t stay here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you annoyed at my complaints?

    • Ha! Not at all Treen. I have lost count of the amount of places I have stayed in Chinatown that are concrete sweat boxes with bed bugs, so I was happy to have a clean room for a change.

  3. The Tunes look likea basic budget hotel at least it was clean. Good post with some good tips. Thanks for sharing.