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Anne Black Guest House (YWCA)
Ranked #305 of 721 Hotels in Hong Kong
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Situated in Mong-Kok (means "busy place" and it is !) in Kowloon, the Anne Black is located to make everything you want to see and do easily accessible by bus, metro or taxi. The famous and fascinating streets and markets are within walking distance as is the beautiful Kowloon park. The Public Transport in Hong Kong is very good, cheap and efficient and all the stops and street names are written in English as well as the local language. I quickly learned how to get around using an Oyster smart card. Buy one at Metro station for 150 HK dollars and then use it for all public transport, including the trams and wonderful Star Ferry to HK Island and getting around is very easy. I found all the staff at Anne Black very polite, helpful, efficient and professional and they spoke English well. This made my time there much easier and enjoyable than I thought it could or would be.The single room was simple, but no complaints, it had a kettle, own loo and shower and a tv. I was on the 19th floor with a sparkling night-view of the lights, skyscrapers and noisy, busy streets below, thank goodness for the lift! One thing I appreciated very much was the spotless housekeeping. Beautiful clean linen, room serviced every day and cleaned - as good as a top class hotel and much better cleanliness than some! No residents kitchen to use but the Restaurant is good with efficient table service. There are so many great places to eat so close, I only ate there once. Overall, Anne Black YWCA was a good place for me to stay for three weeks in Hong Kong and I would be happy to return and book again. Happy Chinese New Year to all at Anne Black!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

A very clean and comfy room and en suite bath+ toilet. linen changed each day. plenty of light and air. All plug points working!!! Carry an american adapter ( round holes + square holes in the same ) to be on the safe side. restaurant downstairs has superb food...the breakfast is sumptious and the pork chops.are DIVINE. the MTR is 5 mins walk down the road in a straight line keep looking to the right .. after you cros the hospital you will see a number of roads leading off to nathan street. the midnight market and other local markets. Mcdonalds is also along the same line. Very value for money by way of food, location and shopping. If you must then bargin very reasonably...with a bit of reduction in the prices....BARGAINING too much in the market will lead to abuses in the local language...but do not pay too much attn to this and don't be too offended as everybody is abusing everybody else .....shoppers ans stall owners alike ....takes some getting used too.BRING/ buy an umbrella...thr rain is unpredictable.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank sonaijanowahala
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

We stayed here for 10 nights over Christmas and New Years. I am giving this property a 5 star rating not because it is a "5 star hotel" but rather it was good value for your money. It is a budget hotel and if you expect anything more you will be disappointed. We had a family of four with two young kids so we were able to put the twin beds together and managed to squeeze together. The beds were somewhat hard but after a long day out it really did not make a difference in having a good nights sleep. Overall the cosmetics of the room and hotel in general shows signs of aging and wear and tear. However you can tell the efforts are there to keep the rooms clean and tidy. The hotel is located in a residential neighborhood with a lot of schools so in general found the area pretty safe. Every night we come into the lobby I think it is the night manager he stands right in the lobby to greet you which I also think is a security measure. I've also noticed him patrolling the halls periodically. The restaurant below is adequate though you don't have to walk far to get to the many other dining options available. The only downside which may be important to some people are there is no Internet in the rooms and the closest MTR station is still a good 10 minute away. If Internet access is important as it was for me and didn't want to make the trek to the lobby each time, I just got myself a prepaid SIM for my IPhone for $198HK which pretty much gave me unlimited data for my 10 day stay. Otherwise you can just go down to the lobby area to use the wifi they have there for free. Since we had a family of four sharing a cab the cost was pretty close to taking the MTR anyways. Cabs were plenty and easy to catch outside the hotel. I definitely would stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

This is more like a hostel than a hotel, I have to stay there only for a night before heading back to the airport and the only room available was with shared bath facilities,
The front desk and the cleaning staffs were professional.
The rooms are old and need major renovation, the shared bathroom also needs upgrade. The bed was comfortable and I had a good sleep.
The location is OK, it takes probably 15 to 20 minutes to the nearest MTR station. It is right in the middle of the residential area and it was relatively quite.
They have airport shuttle buses every hour for appr. HK$230; if you have two people, you might as well take a cab which is appr. HK$260

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Our stay was for 5 nights during Thanksgiving week in November and on our first visit to Hong Kong while en route to Beijing.
I didn't expect anything more than a hostel, but we were pleasantly surprised - it is indeed a Guesthouse with some Hotel amenities.

The Anne Black Guesthouse is situated in a dated skyscraper on a busy intersection of Waterloo road. The entrance is around the corner and up a steep hill, across the basketball court (or as a short-cut on the escalators located in the library building that you pass).
It's an easy and pleasant 15-min walk from Mongkok Station - even with luggage - and recognizable from afar.
The lobby looks like there was an attempt to give it somewhat of a modern appeal - in contrast to the building itself - is small but well suited for a Guesthouse and void of any frills.
The elevators are small, but adequate.

The room was dated, spartan with twin beds, a sink, small closet, small desk and a TV on top of a small fridge - and clean, with crisp white linens.
On the desk a tray with water-cooker, tea, instant-coffee etc. which we used frequently.
(But only after having overcome the initial shock over the "coffee" offered, us coming from the "Latte-Capital" of the world ;)
I felt really lucky with our room located on the quiet side of the building and not facing noisy Waterloo Road.
The bathroom across the hallway was absolutely bare, no frills whatsoever, no outlet for your grooming tools - the only amenity was a small mirror - But it was clean and everything functioned.

The staff are helpful, pleasant and efficient.
No problem with WiFi, available in the lobby and adjacent restaurant only.

The Guesthouse, including the restaurant - and in particular the lobby - can be a "zoo", as it seems to be the preferred accommodations and assembly point for droves of young teenagers from neighboring countries on their school excursions.

The adjacent restaurant is apparently a local favorite, dated, a bit shabbily decorated in a true "Elvis" theme - LOL- and of course well equipped for karaoke, if one should desire so and throw a party !

It is fun and perfectly safe to roam the area at day/night and find great places to eat all the wonderful offerings of local Chinese cuisine.

Conclusion: As far as I can tell a pretty good deal for a Hong Kong budget-stay in a prime location - glad I took the opportunity and surely will be back here for another stay in this wonderful city !
Thumbs up and wholeheartedly recommended (if you're not too picky) !

Room Tip: As mentioned before already - If possible select a room on the quiet side, avoid facing Waterloo Roa...
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Anne Black Guest House (YWCA)

Address: No.5 Man Fuk Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Region: China > Hong Kong
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #305 of 721 Hotels in Hong Kong
Price Range: ₹ 1,809 - ₹ 7,400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Anne Black Guest House (YWCA) 2*
Number of rooms: 169
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