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Cheap hotels, Hostels and Guest houses

A few words about Hong Kong's cheap hotels & hostels...

This section covers mostly hostels, cheap hotels, guest-houses and other backpacker places.


Those places were recommended by many travelers.  They are relatively clean and tidy and provide their customers some amenities like hot/cold showers, luggage storage, nice rooms/dormitories with reasonable furniture, etc...


Some of the hotels in this section would also have nice double-rooms at a reasonable price.


The price range is around HK$ 80 to 120 per person per night (Dormitory/shared room), while price range for a double room in this category is around HK$ 400 to 500 per room per night.




Because Hong Kong is a rather congested metropolis, where every square meter is worth a fortune, accommodation tends to be on the small side and prices... on the high side.


Quite a few cheap backpacker places can be found in two large buildings, located close to each other on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

The two buildings are: Chungking Mansions on 36-44 Nathan Road and Mirador Mansion on 54-64 Nathan Road.



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Those two massive, old and rather ugly buildings were built in the early 1960s to provide cheap housing to the city's growing population.  Today, however, most of the apartments are converted to cheap hotels and guesthouses, alongside curry restaurants, African eateries, clothing shops, sari stores and foreign exchange offices. The buildings often act as a large gathering place for some of the ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. 


Most of the guesthouses offer small, congested rooms that are not "something to write home about..."  Even though, some are clean and reasonably comfortable (see recommendations below).  The prices, however, are very low and for the non-discerning backpacker, this can be a good solution...


Otherwise, If what you are looking for is a good, cheap hostel, click HERE to compare Singapore's most recommended hostels and guesthouses, and find some of the best available rates !  


Two important accommodation-tips from 'Metropolasia-Man': 

1) Many hostels and guesthouses around Tsim sha Tsui are touted quite vigorously.  Touts who work for these places will tell you whatever you want to hear, and will also try to convince you they actually work for the very hostel you are looking for...


Naturally, a worthy establishment doesn't need to be touted... So think twice before you follow these fellows and make sure the name and the address of the place you arrived at are identical to the one you wanted to go to (including floor number and so on)... There's absolutely no reason for you to be disappointed.


If what you are looking for is a good and cheap hostel, click HERE to compare Hong Kong's most recommended hostels and guesthouses, and find some of the best available rates !  


2) Currently, we recommend two online hotel reservation services (with whom we work): Agoda, that specializes in Asia, and Hotels Combined, which is a price comparison service for hotels that searches 30 of the world's major travel sites at once, to get the best rate possible.   


Otherwise, If what you are looking for is a good, cheap hostel, click HERE to compare Singapore's most recommended hostels and guesthouses, and find some of the best available rates !


Ah Shan is a very popular hostel / guesthouse, enjoying an excellent location in the heart of Mongkok, just a stone throw from the MTR, shopping, food and entertainment centers (Ladies' Market and Langham Place are just nearby).
Dragon Hostel, one of Hong Kong's best and most popular low budget establishments, has been around for more than 20 years and still manages to keep the winning formula, which is : Location, Clean and well maintained rooms, nice and friendly service and down-to-earth rates.
With its million dollars location at the tip of Tsim sha Tsui, next to the legendary 'Peninsula', and its excellent variety of facilities and amenities, The Salisbury YMCA possibly provides the best value-for-money accommodation you can find in Hong Kong.
Lee Garden Guest House is on Block D, 8th floor, 34-36 Cameron Road (just a stone's throw from Star Guest House) Located on busy Cameron Road, right in the heart of hectic Tsim sha Tsui, the good old Star Guest House provides a decent alternative to Chunking and Mirador...
Yes Inn is a small, clean and comfortable hostel, located next to MTR-Fortress Hill in North Point area, on Hong Kong Island It's newly renovated and the design is fresh and youthful with all the rainbow colors... The location is within a residential area but with the MTR just a minute away, getting to all the attractions is very easy...
This popular twenty years old guest house provides clean and comfortable rooms, at a reasonable price, right in the middle of trendy Causeway Bay. Location wise, Alisan is right in the middle of things: A minute's walk from World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay's MTR station and the leading shopping malls...
Hello Inn is probably the best bet for those of you who dare to walk into the lion's den of Mirador Mansion and unlike most of the hostels along Nathan Road, this one is by far cleaner and better maintained and provides good service and pleasant ambiance at a reasonable price.
Just like many cheap hostels in this area of the city, Yiu Fai occupies several floors of a former residential block along the lower end of Nathan Road – A stone's throw from all the action of Tsim sha Tsui, including restaurants, shopping, bars, museums and what have you…
In spite of being nestled within the infamous "Chunking Mansion", Maple Leaf has managed to create a good name for itself, mainly thanks to its cleanliness and tidy appearance, as well as for the friendly staff who really try to assist the guests with whatever they need.
Ashoka Guesthouse is another great alternative for those of you who end up staying in notorious Chung King Mansions… The staff here are really nice: They speak proper English, try to assist the guests in whichever way they can and make sure the place remains clean and properly maintained.
Popular Park Guest House has undergone renovations just a few months ago and everything about it is new and clean… From the rooms, to the furniture and the TV sets… Staying here is a real pleasure...
Mt. Davis Youth Hostel is the only YHA establishment to appear on our recommended list, and ironically enough, its main advantage is also its main disadvantage – Location !
This funky little guesthouse is possibly the best option for travelers who are ready to shell out a little more to stay in a really nice place…