Best hotels and hostels in New Territories

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Tsuen Wan

    Campus Hong Kong

    Fabulous hostel for university students that also entertains backpackers when rooms are available, but especially during the summer months. The 48 rooms with four beds each have nifty communal and study spaces, kitchenette and shower. It's part of a serviced apartment complex (Bay Bridge Hong Kong) and hostel guests also get to enjoy the sea views, the fitness room and the swimming pool.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Tai Po

    Green Hub

    This fabulous hostel is part of the repurposed Old Tai Po Police Station complex now run by Kadoorie Farm. Guestrooms have high ceilings and double-tiled roofs. Four come with air-conditioners; the rest rely on fans and natural ventilation. The canteen, open from 10am to 3.30pm, prepares vegetarian meals with local, Fair Trade ingredients. There are monthly barter parties. Booking essential.

  • Lodging in Sha Tin

    Tao Fong Shan Ascension House

    Located at the edge of the Tao Fong Shan compound is Ascension House with four basic air-conditioned dorms accommodating two or three people. Bathrooms are shared and guests have use of a kitchen. It's managed by volunteers from Scandinavia, who also lead daily prayers, host cookouts and arrange weekend outings. Participation is optional.

  • Lodging in Sha Tin

    Tao Fong Shan Pilgrim’s Hall

    This Lutheran Church–affiliated hostel, part of the Tao Fong Shan complex, is set on a peaceful hillside above Sha Tin. The rooms are clean and quiet. The canteen provides simple and healthy meals (for a fee), but you need to reserve in advance.

  • Lodging in Sha Tau Kok

    Hok Tau Campsite

    This campsite adjacent to the picturesque Hok Tau Reservoir (鶴藪水塘) is inside the 3100-hectare Pat Sin Range Country Park. It's also on Stages 9 and 10 of the Wilson Trail, which traverses the park.

  • Lodging in Sha Tin

    Hyatt Regency Sha Tin

    An excellent option if you don't mind being a few MTR stations removed from the action. To make up for that, you get views of Tolo Harbour or the rolling hills of Sha Tin and an exceptional Chinese restaurant. Prices for a standard room could go down to the hundreds during low season, and there are long-stay packages.

  • Lodging in Tung Ping Chau

    Tung Ping Chau Campsite

    This campground is next to Kang Lau Shek (更樓石), a spectacular stack overlooking the sea. There is also a huge wave-cut platform near the site. Facilities include barbecue pits, benches and tables, drains and clotheslines.

  • Lodging in Tsuen Wan

    Sze Lok Yuen Hostel

    Nestled 600m above sea level on Tai Mo Shan, this youth hostel on the scenic MacLehose Trail has 84 bunk beds and a campsite. Campers can use the hostel's showers but must bring their own cooking utensils or make the 50-minute trek to Choi Lung Restaurant or Duen Kee Restaurant for a meal. Tents can be rented for HK$40 (HK$55 for non-members).

  • Lodging in Fanling & Sheung Shui

    Lau Shui Heung Campsite

    This place is inside Pat Sin Range Country Park, but it is small and not well-equipped. Over all, the set-up makes for better barbecue (there are proper pits and benches) than camping. But if you want to spend the night, there's space for 20 small tents, primitive toilets a hop away, and a stream for water.

  • Lodging in Plover Cove

    Bradbury Jockey Club Youth Hostel

    Open year-round, Bradbury is next to the northern tip of the Plover Cove Reservoir dam wall, a few hundred metres south of Tai Mei Tuk. You must be a member to stay in the rooms, but not in the dorms. Dorm rates for non-members are HK$30 above the usual. You can pay the fee of HK$150 to join at check-in.

  • Lodging in Sai Kung Peninsula

    Bradbury Hall Youth Hostel

    This hostel is in the beautiful cove of Chek Keng, where some unspoilt beaches are just a flip-flop’s throw away. The dorms are slightly dated but clean, and there's also a campsite. Bring your own tent or rent one for HK$60 (HK$45 for members).

  • Lodging in Tuen Mun

    Gold Coast Hotel

    A large, family-friendly hotel, featuring residences, a shopping mall, an artificial beach and a promenade lined with coconut trees. It has a '90s vibe, but service is warm and the hotel has been revamping its facilities and adding new ones like play areas for young ones. Refurbished rooms with balconies overlooking the marina are the best. Don't eat in the hotel.

  • Lodging in Sha Tin

    Courtyard by Marriott

    Courtyard by Marriott with 500-plus rooms and conference facilities caters to visitors who have business to conduct in Sha Tin's light industry hub. The best of the smart, understated rooms come with nice views of the Shing Mun River which is illuminated at night. The hotel is a 10-minute walk to the metro station; there's also a free shuttle bus service to downtown Sha Tin and Kowloon.

  • Lodging in Sha Tin

    Regal Riverside Hotel

    Don’t judge this hotel from the outside: a cavernous lobby will lead you to the well-decorated and spacious rooms. Those overlooking Shing Mun River have excellent views.

  • Lodging in Yuen Long

    Mingle Farm

    Hong Kong's take on glamping is this funky 'farm' where you can choose to sleep in a foldable house, a caravan, a bouncy castle, or a half-transparent spherical tent. All accommodation types are air-conditioned but only the caravans and foldable houses have private toilets and showers. For meals, you can rent barbecue gear and buy food from them, but eating options are available outside too.

  • Lodging in Yuen Long

    Ho Pui Campsite

    A small campsite next to barbecue pits on a hill.