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“FANTASTIC LOCATION, POOR CONDITIONS” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong Hostel
Ranked #350 of 702 Hotels in Hong Kong
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
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“FANTASTIC LOCATION, POOR CONDITIONS”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

I must admit, I have not stayed at a hostel in a long time. But hotels in Hong Kong are getting exorbitant, and Hong Kong Hostel seemed like a good and inexpensive alternative. The location of the hostel is the best thing about it...in the center of Causeway Bay's bustling shopping area and a 2 minutes' walk to the MTR subway station.

Unfortunately I was not impressed with the condition of the hostel itself. The lobby was fine, the rooms were fairly clean but sparse. There was no heat and only a light duvet, which in HK in the winter can be lacking, and I found myself shivering while sleeping.

I had paid a bit extra and booked a 3 bed female only dorm room, and when I arrived from a night of HK fun, I went into my room, and there was a man sleeping in one of the beds. When I went to the front desk to complain, they said a girl is staying there and has a guy friend that is sick so he will stay the night. They asked if it was ok with me, but when I expressed that it wasn't, they had no alternative options, and didn't offer anything to make up for this issue.

All in all, if you need a place to spend the night, you can do it here...it is one of the cheapest deals I have found in HK, but it comes at a price. It is a good reason to stay out and have a night on the town in HK!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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manila
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

good enough place given what we paid for; close to coffee shops, shops (sogo & times square), MTR, taxi stand & a 24 hr grocery; a bit tricky to find - lobby located in the 3rd floor of a building with no sign; was asked to go to another building (same owner) since they were fully booked

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

HK is very crowded, tiny and bloody pricey apartments mashed alongside shops/departmental stores, some of the worst service in Asia, non-english speaking public, workings that defy common logic... if you understand what the country is like, you'll get why some reviews are as they are

If you're looking to stay on HK Island/not too far from shopping or partying - location is brilliant! it is literally 6min from the metro station (Causeway Bay exit E) and smack right in the middle of a smart shopping district, not a sketch lil alley way... It's a HKD40 cab ride from the party area of Lan Kwai Fong (which is wicked). Good food options nearby as well. Shopping in Jardine Crescent is rubbish despite what guide books seem to say.

Service wise, I think they definitely have taken reviews seriously and worked on it. The guy at the reception was great, gave us advice on food/shopping/partying/police stations/airport info, etc and was chatty and friendly every single time I met him. Considering English is probably his 3rd language, be a little patient!! Some of the other staff speak only cantonese, so can't fault them for not trying to make conversation with me.

Had a 4 bed female dorm, #217, and also saw #313, 3 bed female dorm. Both rooms were clean, clean en suites, hot water, great air con, linen, pillow, quilt, cups, TV, soap and shampoo dispensers. Some rooms have lockers and some don't. Very sufficient for a hostel in a country like HK (or Singapore). Mate was saying the bed was quite hard, didn't really affect me though

3 computer terminals, all working.

You get what you pay for and in HK, for 20 bucks, this is great!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

First the good things: good location and its price. Can't beat it in HK considering its central location. The availability of the kitchen is also a plus since you may want to cook that pack of instant noodles dead in the night. Then again, food is plenty around the clock in HK so not a biggie.

Bad things: Customer service was poor and this frustrates me most of the time as a hostel is meant to be a friendly communal place and the last place you want to experience bad service. And there's only 1 computer that worked??

The dorms had some smell but fortunately the air-con works. The working of other things like the door lock, tv is dependent on your luck at times.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

Good things: Free internet, wifi worked in lobby most of the time, not in our room, two computer terminals, one of which worked. They had a wok and rice cooker so you could cook your own food, and they had a fridge. Location was absolutely amazing, central HK Island and on the same block as an amazing grocery store.

Bad things: When you first walk in, there's a sign on the door of the building telling you that the hostel is operating illegally in the building, and the security guards at the front are jerks. THEN, when you get to the actual hostel on the third floor, about half of the guests get told their room was double booked and sent to a different building. Our room was filthy, there was still snot left in the sink from previous guests, bathroom was really moldy and had a semi-transparent door, so no privacy (we were in a 3 person dorm, though it's not what we booked, and three person dorm is a double bed and a single, so don't book it with someone you don't want to share a bed with!) We asked the manager how much laundry would be and he told us minimum 5 kilos for 100HKD, and then told our roommate a completely different number (can't remember off the top of my head)

All in all, it was cheap (for HK) but pretty lousy, and the manager was kind of sketchy, and he's clearly in to some pretty bad business practices. Wouldn't recommend it for most.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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11 Thank IanIanIanIanIan
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Additional Information about Hong Kong Hostel

Property: Hong Kong Hostel
Address: 3 F, Block A, 47 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay | Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, China
Region: China > Hong Kong > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #350 of 702 Hotels in Hong Kong
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,466 - ₹ 8,572
Hotel Class:2 star — Hong Kong Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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