Johor Bahru

26 May 2019 - 27 May 2019

2 guests - 1 room

The southernmost city of Malaysia, Johor Bahru sits right at the tip of the Malaysian peninsula, next to the short causeway that joins the country to Singapore. The capital of the Johor state, Johor Bahru is often overlooked by tourists are nothing more than a border town but actually has much to offer in itself. Though the city’s reputation was smeared by its high crime rate in the past, anti-crime measures have since been taken by the Johor Bahru administration. 

To make the most of your vacation in JB, staying in the right place is key. From the sparkling shopping malls and gorgeous office buildings of the city’s Central Business District, the fantasy lands of Hello Kitty Town and Legoland in Iskandar Puteri to the idyllic waterfront area of Danga Bay, find your best accommodation fit in Johor Bahru with Skyscanner. 

Where to stay

For the city-lovers 

If being in the thick of things at all times sounds like your kind of vacation, staying in the Johor Bahru’s Central Business District is perfect for you. Located a mere few kilometres from the causeway to Singapore, the District is a hive of non-stop activity. Not only is it surrounded by Johor’s biggest and most luxurious malls and office buildings - such as the Johor Bahru City Square and KOMTAR - it’s also a hub for public transportation.

Here you’ll find the Johor Bahru Sentral railway station as well as the Sentral Bus Terminal, so getting anywhere from here is easy. Luxurious hotels are a dime a dozen around the area too, making the Central Business District an ideal place for the busy business traveller with little time to spare.  

For families 

Families traveling with children may be happier staying around the exciting Iskandar Puteri region, though. Home to Johor Bahru’s most popular theme parks, Legoland and Hello Kitty Town, there’s plenty to occupy your kids with here. Comfortable and luxurious resorts are also readily available in this region, so you can relax and rejuvenate in peace after an exhausting day oohing and aahing at large Legos or Hello Kittys with the little ones.  

For the honeymooners 

Looking for more exclusivity? The Danga Bay premier district is for you - a waterfront region facing the blue Sungai Sekudai, Danga Bay is characterised by fine-dining establishments, luxury malls, pretty mellow lights, top-rated hotels, and amazing water views. A fantastic holiday area for honeymooners, there’s no better place for a romantic stroll along the water after a delicious gourmet dinner. Families with a bigger budget would love Danga Bay as well, as it features a premier selection of theme parks and petting zoos for children.  

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What are travellers saying about Johor Bahru?

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Family Travellers
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8.5
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Member reviews (87)
ClaudioSe
ClaudioSeMilan
17/11/2017

Johor Barhu, is a quickly growing city at the border with Singapore. The historical center is little and not particularly interesting, people come here mainly for busines, do shopping or visiting Lego land or Angry birds parks.

Child of Bohemia
Child of BohemiaCape Town
01/11/2016

I spend in Johor Bahru just one day and it was my last stop in Malaysia. The city doesn't seem nice as it's big, smoggy and dirty.

Leow Cheng Lam
Leow Cheng LamKlang
04/01/2016

Johor Bahru is the state capital of Johor. The visitors commonly head for Johor Bahru's royal palaces and lively night markets, considered as some of the state's best attractions.

Violet Lee
Violet Lee
09/08/2014

Have an open mind. JB is so large. Explore into inner JB known as Iskandar where huge malls & hyper marts sells almost anything u want so cheaply. Eateries& restaurents lined every road & streets. Very nice & tasty. Importantly, they still serve customers unlike Sg! Portions are bigger & value for money. Be 2prepared to spend a whole day indeed!

FAQs

The least expensive month is July, with an average of RM 101 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Johor Bahru is February, with an average price of RM 170 per night.
The average price of a hotel in May last year was RM 117 per night. This is 19% less than the average nightly price of RM 141 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Johor Bahru, the expected average temperature in May is 28.8°C/83.8°F. The warmest month is typically April, which averages 32.3°C/90.1°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 24.0°C/75.2°F.
The nearest airport to Johor Bahru is Johor Bahru (JHB) (21.62km).

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