I am still a student and I have a limited budget for travelling. So I want to know how much would it cost to stay in Macau for 4 days? Thanks :D
Attractions are cheap beyond Macau Towers, Venetian exhibitions and many World Heritage attractions are free. Taxis are affordable, public bus service is very cheap. You can eat supermarket food and cheap eats for MOP100-125 a day or spend up to MOP1000+ per person for food each day. Hope this is useful.
>>>If you could suggest any places? <<<
See Top Question (FAQ) Budget Hotels in Macau on the right hand side of this page. There is a link to a government sponsored budget accommodation search and booking facility.
>>>i found a cheap hotel in Zhuhai but is it true that it's quite complicated to go back and forth to the border everyday?<<<
Well, Zhuhai is across the border in mainland China so you'd need to have the ability to travel back-and-forth between China and Macau without visa restrictions in order to do this. This could be a real problem depending on what passport you carry.
One- try if possible,that 4 days does not include Fri and Sat nights. Room rates shoot up.
On presumption you are holding a Malaysian passport,
Unless you apply for a China visa before your trip,and multiple entry,if you plan to stay in Zhuhai and doing back and forth to/fro Macau. Otherwise the VOA will costs you heavy--think it is now RMB168/visa for 3 days in Zhuhai SEZ. So if you do back and forth,that is RMB168*2/3.
Then you also need to have RMB on you,as for the VOA,only RMB is acceptable.and to pay in cash.
can look at these:-
Also can check Villa Universal, Kou Va (Hotel Kou Va -71 Rua da Felicidade, Macau ;Tel:
+853 2893 0755 ) ,though such establishments,there is no avenue for online, to book- you have to call,and have some Cantonese speaking know how.
As mentioned,going around on public transport is relatively expensive-within Macau Peninsula- flat fare of MOP3.20,and there are also the free casino/hotel shuttle bus from their properties to ferry terminal or their other property over in Cotai.
Though am not suggesting but to give you a guideline..Big Mac from Golden Arch is cheaper over here than in Malaysia.
You will be OK....there are plenty of eateries options..and when you follow the crowd...they will led you to where one can eat satisfactory without bursting your wallet,but may even add an inch to your waistline...well...if you walk the path to St Paul's ruins in that little alley...those free samples of cookies and jerkies (bak kua(kwa)) can fill a small eater tummy already.
I can show you how to eat for MOP100/day and also higher than ..hahah MOP2000 per meal..I have experienced both...well "jangan lupa our trademark..when traveling..Maggi mee pot noddles..haha..and well I get fed for free in the casinos...though that is another level when you finish as a student....for now enjoy your holiday in Macau,and be inspired to do well as student and establish yourself..seek not success but significance and you will do it.
I tell my son...I will not tell you how to save,but how to earn that money and that money to work for you...you tell him to save and have a budget..he will overspent and this happens ..always.
Maybe look at tier 2, tier 3 or tier 4 hotels. There were a few of them mentioned by posters here traveling to Macau.
The "complication" for staying at Zhuhai... besides visa requirements, the main issue is time-consuming for 2-times border crossing each day.
Maybe see if there is any low-cost accommodation at Zhuhai near Wanzai pier (ferry to Yuet Tung pier), or near the Lotus Bridge border (walk over to the Cotai area). Both of these border crossings are faster than Gongbei.
oh thank you. all those comments above are very useful. i'll be travelling to Macau in early september. I'll make use of all the advises the to the fullest. btw yupe i'm a Malaysian :D
Stay at the San Va Hospederia. $190 a night or $290, if its Friday or Saturday. Cheap eats abound on the street in smaller local restaurants where you can eat for 20 to 30 mops. Buses are cheap and casino buses are free.
Macau is not as expensive as everyone says if you know where to look.
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Jim K are you referring to San Va Hotel on Rui de Felicidade (see link)? Or another accomodation?
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