Where to stay in Hong Kong
Helping you find the right accommodation in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an incredible city to travel to. It is rich in culture and the things to do in Hong Kong are literally endless. From exploring the busy streets, through visiting Disneyland to hiking in the nearby hills, a trip to Hong Kong will sure be a memorable one. But, being such a big city with so many things to do and places to stay, choosing where to stay in Hong Kong can be confusing and overwhelming.
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Where to stay in Hong Kong
During my recent trip to Hong Kong, we did a lot of exploring in different areas of the city. Each neighbourhood has its own pros and cons, and you should choose to stay based on the things you want to do and see. Based on my own personal experience, here is where to stay in Hong Kong.
Where to stay in Hong Kong: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is the perfect place to stay for those looking for a bit of a culture shock as well as adventure. The area is located right in the thick of it all, it is on the harbour and offers amazing views of central Hong Kong. In Tsim Sha Tsui there are tons of local shops, busy streets, local places to eat, and of course, the famous “Mansions.”
“Mansions” are a common place to stay for budget travellers or those backpacking in Hong Kong, that’s right, “Mansions” aren’t mansions at all but rather budget accommodation. They are huge buildings that once were apartment buildings turned into multiple tiny hotels all privately owned. On each floor, there are several apartments that have been turned into hotels with several very tiny rooms.When I was in Hong Kong I stayed in Chungking Mansion. Chungking Mansion is said to have more nationalities all under one roof than anywhere else in the world, and I believe that the building was huge! While the building is big, the rooms are not, our room only cost about $30 USD a night (cheap for Hong Kong) but was only 9m2 including the bathroom.
It was squishy, but staying in Chungking Mansion is a travel experience all on its own. The first two floors consist of all market stalls and cheap restaurants and waiting in a long line for the elevator becomes a thing of habit.
Why Stay in Tsim Sha Tsui
This area is the heart of Hong Kong, full of locals and tourists alike it is bustling 24 hours a day. Staying in a Mansion will be an unforgettable experience and being only a few steps away from the harbour and metro stations will prove convenient.
Things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui include the nightly light show, Kowloon Park, as well as access to the ferry to get across the harbour.
The Royal Garden
Offering free Wi-Fi access, The Royal Garden is conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk from Victoria Harbour waterfront, The Clock Tower and the famous Avenue of Stars. It boasts 8 dining options and offers contemporary rooms with free use of a multi-function handy smartphone. Prices start at £130 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
The Mira Hong Kong
Boasting Michelin Star dining and stylish lifestyle-designed rooms, The Mira Hong Kong provides exclusive personalised concierge service. It features smoke-free rooms with a pillow menu and free Wi-Fi access. Prices start at £140 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
Featuring elegant decor, spacious rooms here have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city or harbour. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, a large work desk and a tea/coffee maker. Prices start at £150 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
Where to Stay in Hong Kong: Mong Kok
Mong Kok is perfect for people who love food! Hong Kong is known for having some of the best food in the world, and while I don’t necessarily agree with that there is sure a variety of things to try and incredible market-type restaurants offering fresh seafood and dumplings.
Mong Kok is about a 30-minute walk inland from Tsim Sha Tsui or two stops on the metro. A huge metro station is in Mong Kok which will allow you access to pretty much anywhere in Hong Kong very easily.
Why Stay in Mong Kok
Like I said, around Mong Kok, there are tons of awesome places to eat. The world-famous Ladies Market is in Mong Kok (well-worth checking out even if you don’t stay in Mong Kok.)
Mong Kok is also just an interesting area to stay in general simply because of the different classes that all exist in this one area. Some of the highest end shopping is in Mong Kok located right next to buildings that are very old and run-down. This area is becoming a popular business area which is where the wealth comes from, but also many people live in old homes that have been passed down for generations.
Cordis, Hong Kong
All rooms and suites at Cordis Hong Kong are equipped with high-speed WiFi, a free-to-use smartphone, LED TVs.The luxurious marble bathrooms come with a separate bathtub and rain showers. Prices start at £147 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
Lodgewood by L'hotel Mongkok Hong Kong
This modern building is located just a 10-minute walk to Ladies Market – a popular shopping district. Hong Kong International Airport is a 40-minute taxi ride away. Elegant rooms at Lodgewood are fitted with air conditioning, a personal safe and an en suite bathroom with hot/cold shower facilities. Prices start at £76 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
The BEACONAt the hotel, rooms are equipped with a desk and a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower and free toiletries. Guest rooms feature a wardrobe. Prices start at £79 per night. Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
Where to Stay in Hong Kong: Central
When choosing where to stay in Hong Kong, staying in Central may seem like the best option for exploring everywhere. Central is the business area or upper-class area of Hong Kong. Here you will find lots of fancier hotels, big multi-national companies’ headquarters, huge skyscrapers, and people walking around in suits.
Central Hong Kong is located on the opposite side of the harbour as Tsim Sha Tsui on Hong Kong Island. It is accessible by ferry or the metro which runs under the water.
Why stay in Central
It is the cleanest part of Hong Kong! Central is also where you can access the popular tram to Victoria Peak Lookout. A massive Ferris Wheel located on the water’s edge is also in Hong Kong Central.
Butterfly on Wellington Boutique Hotel
With warm lighting and antique-style furnishings, rooms at Butterfly on Wellington provide an ideal resting place after a busy day. Each comes with a flat-screen cable TV. Prices start at £127 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
Spacious rooms at Ovolo feature modern interiors and have plenty of natural light. All are non smoking and are well-equipped with a flat-screen TV, Apple TV and iPod dock. The en suite bathroom boasts bathroom amenities and a hot water shower. Prices start at £168 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Spacious and elegant, rooms at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong feature clear floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic city and harbour views. Modern comforts like an iPod dock, flat-screen TV and minibar are included. Prices start at £366.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
Where to Stay in Hong Kong: Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay is an up and coming area for tourists. Located on Hong Kong Island, it is easily accessible from Central Hong Kong with the Metro or the old tram system (a very fun and cheap ride but time-consuming.) This area is developing and therefore becoming more popular, especially among travellers on a tight budget. There are actually hostels located in Causeway Bay!
Why Stay in Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay is only just starting to become a tourist spot, and therefore it is much less touristic than most of the other areas in Hong Kong. Victoria Park is located in Causeway Bay. It is also the most budget-friendly place to stay in Hong Kong.
Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Causeway Bay
All rooms are well-equipped and are fitted with classic wood furnishings, a flat-screen satellite TV, an ergonomic chair and a personal safe. The hotel provides 24-hour front desk services, the staff will assist guests with their currency exchange needs. Prices start at £88 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
The Excelsior, Hong Kong
Offering sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and a 1-Michelin-Star restaurant, The Excelsior is just a 2-minute walk from Causeway Bay MTR Station, which is linked to 2 shopping malls. This luxurious, waterfront hotel has 6 dining options and prices start at £135 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay Hong Kong
Boasting scenic views of the city or harbour, air-conditioned rooms are fitted with classic light wood furnishings and cable TV. The attached bathroom has a hairdryer and room slippers. Prices start at £86 per night.Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
While choosing where to stay in Hong Kong can be overwhelming, it's great to remember Hong Kong has a great metro system that makes getting anywhere a breeze. Choose a place that you will be comfortable and use the metro to explore the other areas. Exploring the different neighbourhoods of Hong Kong is fun in itself, try new foods, shop, and speak to the locals!
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