Narrated Qaza’a Maula:
(freed slave of) Ziyad: I heard Abu Sa`id Al-khudri narrating four things from the Prophet (ﷺ) and I appreciated them very much. He said, conveying the words of the Prophet. (1) “A woman should not go on a two day journey except with her husband or a Dhi-Mahram. (2) No fasting is permissible on two days: `Id-ul-Fitr and `Id-ul-Adha. (3) No prayer after two prayers, i.e. after the Fajr prayer till the sunrises and after the `Asr prayer till the sun sets. (4) Do not prepare yourself for a journey except to three Mosques, i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram, the Mosque of Aqsa (Jerusalem) and my Mosque.” Sahih al-Bukhari 1197.
Going to a trip to Makkah on a budget? Then you definitely need to pick out the right lodging spot that is not just comfortable but economical as well.
A trip to Makkah for Umrah and sightseeing is a blessing for many. After all, you get the chance of seeing the Holy Kaaba from up close, touching it and getting immersed in its immense pool of spirituality.
However, going to Makkah without maintaining a careful budget plan ahead can come back to bite you during the trip. So, start your budgeting plan by booking the accommodation first, since lodging eats up a good chunk of your wallet.
Luckily, there are many cheap hotels that you can find in Makkah to make your trip less expensive and more enjoyable.
Note- The pricing listed here at the time of writing this post are quoted as it is from hotel booking and reservations websites, and subject to change at any point. It is advised to confirm the cost at the time of booking.
1. Barakat Al Aseel (2.5 Star)
Location: AlAziziah next to AlBaik restaurant, Al Aziziya, 21452 Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Just 1.6 km away from Masjid al-Haram, Barakat Al Aseel offers the best value for your money. The room is laden with a kitchenette, its own minibar, up to triple beddings, free Wifi, Air conditioning and more. The price range for rooms per night is $14 to $28, which is pretty decent for a hotel with such amenities. This is an ideal hotel for people traveling in groups.
2. Forsan Al Asil Hotel (3 Star)
Location: Rea Bakhsh, 21955 Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The Masjid Al-Haram is approximately 20 min walk away from Forsan Al Asil Hotel. With the prices ranging from $17 – $30, the hotel has to offer a good deal of convenient facilities to the lodgers. For starters, the hotel offers affordable, neat and clean rooms furnished with an Air conditioner, Flat-screen TV, refrigerator and a safe where you can store your valuables or important belongings. The bathrooms are equipped with all the necessary toiletries. And, there is a wake-up service as well.
3. Fakhamet Al Aseel Hotel (3 Star)
Location: Al Taif Road, Mahbes Al Jen Area, Al Aziziya, 21955 Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The average rate of a room in Fakhamet Al Aseel Hotel costs around $12 – $17, which is what makes the hotel a best fit for budget-travelers. The rooms are bit spacious due to the added facility of sitting areas inside the room. Available in single, twin or queen bedding, Fakhamet is the perfect choice for both solo travelers and people traveling with family or in a group. The added amenities of the hotel include a closet, wardrobe, toiletries, Flat TV, Wifi, restaurant, and more.
4. Al Shahba Hotel (3 Star)
Location: Al Hafair District, Umm Al Qura road, 24231 Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Having 77 rooms in total, the hotel’s standard rooms’ prices start at $28 and may go up to $38. The hotel is about 10 min drive away from Souq Al Hijaz, and features facilities like free Wifi, Air-Conditioned rooms, private bathrooms with shower and hair dyer, extra bed linens, and more. Another significant features of the hotel are its interconnecting rooms and special facilities for disabled guests.
5. Jewar Al Mashaer Hotel (3 Star)
Location: Al Maaskar Al Kashfi Street , Al Aziziah District, Al Aziziya, 30641 Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Another one of the closest, cheap hotels from Masjid Al-Haram, i.e., 10 min drive away, Jewar Al Mashaer’s rooms’ prices start from $22 and go up to $37. The hotel also provides free parking to the tenants, along with buffet-style restaurant, wardrobe, car rental, grocery delivery, flat-screen TV, and more.