K​ano’s Best Value Hotels

Kano, a major state in Northern Nigeria, hosts a variety of tourists attraction – including Kurmi Market, the largest in Africa; The Emir’s Palace, the oldest continuous site of authority in Nigeria; and The Ancient Kano City Walls, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to these amazing attractions, tourists tend to include Kano on their travel list.

Frequent travelers understand that accommodation is one of the biggest fixed costs and reducing this can lead to big savings. No matter the accommodation tastes, no one wants to pay a fortune for it. Fortunately, Kano has inns and hotels to suit everyone’s budget; whether you are after old-fashioned grandeur or modern simplicity.

From simple business lodgings to tourist inns, Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking site presents Kano’s top 5 budget hotels, all under NGN 5,000 per night. They are the best in their league, each showing a unique side of the state.

Phinas Guest House

27 Onitsha Road, Sabon Gari, Sabon Gari, Nigeria

If you are looking for a small, simple, quiet motel in Sabon Gari, Kano, Phinas Guest House may be just right for you. Conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes away from the Young Shall Grow Motor Park, it features big, fully air conditioned rooms and a nice bush bar. The rooms are are equipped with mini-fridges and flat screen TVs.


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The guest house provides 24 hour electricity, on-site and nearby parking, as well as dry cleaning services. It is a shade more expensive than most hostels in the area, but worth it for the immaculately clean rooms and great staff who are happy to point you in the direction of any destination you are searching for. The rooms start at N3,600 for the VIP Suite on JOVAGO.

Sunshine Millennium Hotels

413 Sarkin Yarki, Court Road, Sabon Gari, Nigeria

Most budget hotels are concentrated in and around Sabon Gari area of the city; which is also a tourist center of Kano. Bucking the trend, the owners deliberately situated the hotel in this area with the location being 20 minutes from the GUO Motor Park, 15 minutes from the Airport and 20 minutes away from Shoprite.

Fashioned in the form of a picturesque 2-storey building, this clean, friendly and welcoming hotel offers a choice of two rooms – Deluxe (NGN 2,800 per night ) and Business suites (NGN 4,163 per night) on JOVAGO.

Guests can enjoy 24 hour electricity. On-site and nearby parking is also available and laundry services can be arranged at a fee.

Nuru Guest Inn


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1 Audu Bako Way, GRA, GRA, Nigeria

If you’re going to stay around the old city’s central area, Nuru Guest inn is the natural budget choice.

Showing a few signs of wear, hence the extremely reasonable rates (NGN 3,600 for VIP suites and NGN 4,400 for king size rooms on JOVAGO), it is certainly a good value compared with the other hotels located same area. It is true that the property does not have many amenities (only a bar and restaurant), and the rooms are on the small side, but they come with a TV and a fridge.

All rooms have air-conditioning as a standard, with tiled floors and chiffon-draped windows adding a touch of interest. Car hire, city and airport shuttle services are available at a fee, and laundry services are also provided upon request. Kano Airport is 30 minutes away and the Shoprite Mall is 20 minutes from the inn.

Dorris Motel Nigeria Ltd

371 Ashton Road, Kano, Nigeria

This mid-range hotel’s location, in close proximity to the international airport, is convenient both for business and for leisure travelers.

Rooms are compact but carry all the basics and occasional deluxe touches, such as en suite bathrooms and an onsite restaurant that serves food as well as the bar on-site that has drinks available for order. Laundry is offered at a surcharge, and onsite parking is available, with security guards watching over the premises of the motel. The rooms start from NGN 3,696 on JOVAGO.

Royal Tropicana Hotel

No 294/295 Zungeru Road, Off Airport Road, Kano, Nigeria

A lodging house with more charm than you’d expect, Royal Tropicana Hotel is one of the few affordable hotels in the state that serves guests a complimentary breakfast daily.

Light, bright and clean, the functional Royal Tropicana Hotel concentrates on providing some of the cheapest beds in town. Each room is fitted with a double bed, a worktable, a TV and an en-suite bathroom. Car hire, airport shuttle, conferencing facilities and laundry services are offered at add

​​itional charges. You can get a standard room for just N4, 500 on JOVAGO!

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