The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah might be Saudi Arabias commercial hub, but there are plenty of fun options to keep you entertained
Jeddah might be Saudi Arabia's commercial hub, but there are plenty of fun options to keep you entertained | © Sainuddeen Alanthi / Alamy Stock Photo
Judy Cogan

Scuba dive among tropical fish in the Red Sea or explore the historical Al Tayebat Museum, while staying at these affordable Jeddah hotels.

As the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia and the country’s commercial hub, Jeddah could be mistaken for being all work and no play. But this liberal city is home to plenty of world-class attractions, including historical landmarks like the Biet Nassif, gigantic Al-Shallal Theme Park and Mall of Arabia. With so much to explore, Culture Trip has picked the best cheap hotels in the city.

1. Mirage Hotel

Budget Hotel

Mirage Hotel
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This clean, polished accommodation is not far from Jeddah University, and therefore is surrounded by great value restaurants and cafes. Here all the basic amenities and comforts are covered; the 24-hour front desk is handy for late-night flight arrivals and there is free parking available. For more space, book a family room with its large private bathroom and free toiletries. Room service, laundry and housekeeping are included.

2. Diwan Residence Hotel Alsalamah

Budget Hotel

Diwan Residence Hotel Alsalamah
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This budget-friendly hotel is far from basic. Arabian gold accents glitter from the lobby up to the rooms, which all have plenty of space to sleep, wash, cook, watch TV or check your emails. The property is a 15-minute drive to the Red Sea and the same distance to Mall of Arabia in the other direction. It has a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a spacious terrace.

3. Three Points Al Salama

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel

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The spa and restaurant here mean you can transport yourself from the sauna to a decent steak in no time at all. The 49 air-conditioned rooms have ensuite bathrooms, while breakfast is served daily from 7am for an extra fee. There are plenty of malls nearby and the North Corniche is a 20-minute drive away.

4. Citadines Al Salamah Jeddah

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel

Citadines Al Salamah Jeddah
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Located in the north of the city, you’ll find a slew of popular eateries on the doorstep of this apart-hotel. Think authentic Greek feasts, juicy burgers and Jeddah’s seafood take on Arabian cuisine. The hotel has a cafe serving freshly brewed coffee at all hours and there’s a modern gym and residents’ lounge. Accommodation is modern, and ranges from cleverly designed studios to generously sized three-bed apartments.

5. Aquila Hotel

Budget Hotel

Aquila Hotel
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With just 65 bright rooms, Aquila is a small hotel with a personal touch. If the staff catch on that you’re celebrating a wedding anniversary or special birthday, they will go to town on the rose petals and balloons in your room and might even bake a cake. The hotel also has a cinema night every Thursday with a buffet dinner served after the film. It’s a quiet place and rooms feature large desks and super-comfy beds for relaxation and work.

6. Ibis Jeddah Malik Road

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel

Ibis Jeddah Malik Road
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With the Ibis name, it will come as no surprise that this vibrant economy hotel offers expected services (free parking, free wifi, free toiletries, 24-hour front desk) seamlessly. The kids club and multilingual staff are added bonuses. Standard double rooms are modern and design-savvy with window-facing desks. The restaurant, Ibis Kitchen, serves local seasonal foods and Fair Trade coffee – book ahead.

7. Palm Boutique Hotel

Budget Hotel, Boutique Hotel

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The location of Palm Boutique Hotel is a big draw for keen shoppers. It’s just over a mile from the Mall of Arabia and little over two miles from the Red Sea Mall. Rooms have all the mod cons you need with Saudi character thrown in, from dazzling chandeliers to motivational quotes such as “stay strong” in the cafe. A large gold “Good Vibes Only” greets you in the lobby, which fits this fun, positive and convenient hotel.

8. Address Al Hamra

Hotel

Address Al Hamra
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Welcome to a budget hotel with a luxury veneer. The accommodation keeps up appearances from twin rooms to a presidential suite. Double rooms here not only have a shower with separate bathtub, but come with lunch included. The health club and outdoor swimming pool are impressive and a little bit quirky. Relax at the on-site cafe with shisha and a coffee.

9. Renz Hotel

Budget Hotel

Renz Hotel
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Jeddah is the commercial hub of Saudi and this hotel means business. Located just off Prince Majid Road, it is further away from the ocean and Jeddah’s popular attractions than other hotels, but offers a peaceful place to rest your head. The staff are friendly and efficient, while the rooms are generously sized with king beds. A hearty breakfast buffet is included in the price and the hotel is next to Al Baik restaurant. All boxes ticked.

10. Crown Town Hotel

Budget Hotel

Crown Town Hotel
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Book a room here and you might spot one of Jeddah’s top attractions, King Fahad’s fountain, from your window. It’s the biggest of its kind in the world and blasts water from the Red Sea hundreds of metres into the air at more than 350kph. The hotel’s cavernous marble-clad lobby leads to rooms with charming gold wallpaper and welcome-towel swans. There’s a heated outdoor pool, decent spa and a rather funky-looking gym.

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