Hong Kong Accommodation
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Aug 11, 2010 5:39 PM Last Post By: Harry_Mudd
Aug 3, 2010 4:31 AM
Aug 3, 2010 4:48 AM
1What do you mean by 'budget'? Dragon Hostel is popular; you can get cheaper, and similar in Mirador Mansions- Cosmic Guesthouse and others. Hotels such as Butterfly on Prat and The Minden often have good rates. You could also try the YMCA Salisbury.
As long as you are in peninsular Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan,Yau Ma Tei or Mongkok),or north side of HK island (Sheung Wan, Central, Wanchai or Causeway Bay), your location is fine.
Aug 3, 2010 6:30 AM
2I stayed in Cosco Hotel http://www.cosco.com.hk/en/intro/property/hotel.asp . Paid about USD$65 for a triple. Double is cheaper. The hotel is clean and the staff is helpful. There is a tram stop and bus stop in front of the hotel, but MTR station is few stops away. You can take the A10 bus from the airport to the hotel. The A10 stop is in front of the hotel.
I booked the hotel from www.ctrip.com
Aug 3, 2010 3:07 PM
3Have a look in my sigline: Cheap sleeps shows what you'll get - very small and comfortable enough. The budget guide to HK gives more info re a number of places to stay and the photo set gives a nice slide show.
We like the Dragon Hostel (it's really a guesthouse) in a non-touting Mong Kok area, easy access to buses on Nathan Road (Don't forget, Senior Fare), MTR (Senior Fare) 2 short blocks away, Ladies Market a few blocks away, lots of cheap eats. Nathan Road gives a straight shot to the Star Ferry, etc.
Here is our last time in HK: http://ckjournal.blogspot.com/2009/01/hong-kong.html
Have a great trip!
Aug 3, 2010 9:59 PM
5I'm not sure 60 year olds want to stay in sh*tholes in Mongkok.
I usually reccomend the Stamford Hillview which is in TsimSha tsui and handy to everything.
Budget and Hong Kong are words not usually placed together in a sentence.
Now- drinking- forget the pubs. HK pubs are expensive. Do your drinking in the 7-11's. a quarter the price.
Aug 10, 2010 10:48 AM
Aug 10, 2010 5:33 PM
7#6, yes Stanford. I have aSingaporean wife and have Stamford raffles on the brain.
The rooms are small, and there is a short steep entry, but the rooms are very comforatble and handy to everything including Mong-Kok.
You stay in Mong kok if you want bun_cha. go for it. Many backpackers do.
But $1480 per night? where did you get this rubbish? Lies won't help you, and as for 7-11, if you have beeen in HK as you say then you would know that buying in 7-11 and either drinking there or on the footpath is what HKer's do.
beers in a pub, OP are around HKD$30. you can do 2 1 litre tins of cold tsingtao in 7-11 for HKD$17. you do the math.
In case you are wondering why i am not pro budget or pro backpacker... I got sicvk and tired of them coming into my bar in Yansghuo and have them try to sell their watch or their jacket so that they could afford to go to the next town.
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