Budget Hostel In HK
The only issue I encounter while travelling to HK is finding a decent accommodation under US$50. It is one of the most expensive cities in term of accommodation in Asia. It is so hard to find a budget hotel in the City. For some reason, I found Dragon Hostel in 2004, and stayed here every time I visited HK.
It is in a strategic location and a short walk to the Mongkok MTR Station. I found it reasonable to stay here as I paid HK$270 (US$35) on a regular night and HK$350 (US$45) on New Year Eve 2013 in one of their tiny single rooms without windows. There is limited space in the room, the space is just enough to place a single bed, small table with a locked drawer and a small T.V. I found the room is clean and the toilets with showers are small but clean and functional. I do not care so much about the size of the room as I know there are no enough space in the city. I only sleep and watch T.V in the room, I only returned to the room when I am ready to go to bed.
If you are traveling as a group of 3 or 4, bigger room is available and it costs cheaper by per person.
Wifi, refill drinking water,and luggage storage are free of charge. Self-service laundry service is available.
Check out its website to find out more information.
I was on this thrip together with my husband, Kenny and my best friend Lee Peng and the 3 of us shared this very small space consist of a single bed and a double decker, with an en suite bathroom for 2 nights. The room is very narrow - understandable for a place like HK. The hotel is located in Sincere Plaza and there are a number of similar hotels too here.
The bathroom / toilet is way too small and water pressure was not really good. No towels were provided - they informed us before hand during booking - so be sure to bring your towels along. Plenty of stuff to eat and shop (Ladies' Street) with MTR nearby. You would have your hands full even if you decided not to go anywhere and just hang around the vicinity of the hostel - food and street shopping.
Conclusion: Budget accommodation with good access to public transportation, food and street shopping.
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Unique Quality: A couple of blocks away from Mongkok MTR
Cheap and Clean
Although the room is small, but its very clean and cheap. In the room, they provide air condition, TV and a private toilet. The location of the hostel is quite conveneint for shop and transportation near to MRT station.(by walking distance) The hostel also could provide van or teksi to international airport. Of course, you can get thier help to buy The Disneyland and Ocean Park ticket. Besides, the hostel won the best value award for Aug 08.
Budget price in Mong Kok
The 36 rooms hostel offer a small but clean room with good service.Also the location which just a small walk distant from MTR underground 's very good. Room rate come from 200-500 HKD. For my trip, I stayed in 5 pax room (2 double bed and 1 single bunk bed) with air-con, very tiny bathroom and hot shower, TV and telephone.
Note that Sincere House have 2 entrances and there're so many hostels within this buildings. For this hostel, take an elevator to floor 7 and follow a sign "Dragon Hostel'.
Unique Quality: -Wireless internet and free internet with pc available
Dragon Hostel is located at MongKok, the well-known shopping area in Hong Kong. Many Shopping malls, street markets and entertainment places located nearby. There are plenty of local style, Chinese, Western, Asian and vegetarian restaurants surround the building.
Unique Quality: The Hostel has complied with government regulations on fire safety and building safety. All rooms are kept extremely clean and comfortable by friendly staffs. FREE boardband internet access available.
Staffs speak fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Indonesian.
Dragon Hostel also provides travel services include China (Business/Tourist) Visas and Vietnam tourist visa, Hong Kong 1-day Tours and Ticketings.
Great location in the heart of HongKong
This place is brilliant. Located in Mongkok, Kowloon, this hostel is on the 7th floor of an apartment building. Stanley and his family make you feel very welcome and couldn't be more helpful.
The rooms are for only 1 or 2 people, and unless you pay more, you are not likely have a window! The hostel has bought many apartments in the building, and partitioned off rooms and showers per apartment. Apart from not having daylight, the place is good. Free WiFi access in the reception, 2 computers with free internet access, laundry washing facilty (pay them and they will wash, dry and return your clothes within a day). Each of the apartments have their own communal fridge and a microwave i think.
There are no proper kitchens as you would get in a normal hostel. Apparently, Hong Kong people tend not to have kitchens and instead dine out all the time, taking advantage of the cheap food and vast choice of restaurants.
This hostel is more like a set of mini rooms inside apartments in a 13/14 storey building, so you wont get much of a communal feeling to the place- apartments are scattered among different floors. its good for what it is though- ultra clean, cheerful, and well kept in general, i will definitely stay there again given the opportunity. its unfortunate though that you can feel very anonymous there at times.
Dragon Hostel- perfect service and location
The hostel is located at Agryl Street which is the centre of Mong Kok. Its location is exactly in between Ladies Market and Fa Yuen Street. The hostel is one of the unit in an old flat, run by a family. The room and shared bathroom are both simple but clean.
Unique Quality: Free internet surfing and water supply.
We spent 220HK for a double room.
Cheap and very good
Highly recommended. Very clean, very safe, awesome location (right in the heart of Mongkok, close to MTR, great shopping till 2am at night, near all the good food, it's accessible beyond words), clean toilets, sheets are changed daily, great service! One of the best budget hostels i've ever stayed in!
Directions: In the heart of Mongkok
A cosy and friendly place
Service : The staff in the hostel were very helpful and friendly when I stayed from the period 13-16 May 06.
Facilities : They have free interent services for their guest(in the common room). They do provide drinking water just incase you might need them.
Cleanliness : The place is generally very tidy and clean. We had no problems with the rooms.They do clear rubbish for you daily which I do not really expect this service in a hostel.
Security : The building has a security guard at the lift lobby and the lift in that building was installed with security cameras so security wise is not much of a problem
Unique Quality: The location of the hostel is excelent. Mongkok is a vibrant area of Hong Kong. It is more of a local shopping area and food is never a problem.
Directions: Take MTR to Mongkok Station and exit through Exit D2 , walk straight till you see a 7-11(Do not cross the road to 7-11) Stop at the junction just before 7-11 , turn to your left , you will see the building name and go up to 7th floor.
Hostel at Mongkok
It is at 7th Floor, Sincere House, Mongkok. Dragon Hostel has many partment units on both 6 & 7th floors. Every apartment consisting 5-6 rooms.
There are a labtop and a desktop with internet accessability for guest use. We could use as long as possible but limit to 20 minutes per person when someone is queuing. So, if you want to chat with your friends for hours, do it in the middle of the night! We are happy with the computers provided, as we could download and transfer our pictures from camera withour worries.
Security: Every apartment unit has a main gate and a wooden door (double lock) and another lock in your room beside that normal "key lock". It's sufficient, for us. There are "guards" at both entrance. The Fa Yuen St entrance opened 24 hours whereas the other entrance closes after 10pm. It's a good way to have tight security as well.
I saw many "ex" guests leave "THANK YOU" message to Stanley and family, thanking them for their help during stay. They are all helpful, giving you satisfacting answers and guide for your doubt. Giving you information about the bus, MTR etc. Besides, you could borrow some neccessity from they, i.e. hair blower, iron & iron board, plugs etc.
They do "sell" some food & drinks (e.g. Coke, mineral water) and you could order food (noodles, rice) from nearby restaurant through them. They also organise HK day tour with some reasonable price. Do check with them should you are interested.
There are microwave and refrigerator at each apartment unit common area for guest use. Landry service is provided, HKD 7 per lb. Drinking water, both hot and cold are boiled and kept properly in containers in common area, just bring your own container for refill.
Unique Quality: 1. Convenient. MTR Mongkok exit D2 just two streets away from hostel. It safes you from walking when you are tired traveling all day outside. I think most new traveller will travel with MTR, should there is a choice.
2. Convenient. Ladies Market is opposite hostel whereas Fa Yuen St shopping street is just around the corner! When we came back early from self -day-tour (say 7 or 8 pm), we could still go shopping at both Ladies Mkt and Fa Yuen St after shower and dinner. No wasting time :)
3. Convenient. There is a 7-Eleven across the street for your need. There are plenty of Cha-Chan-Teng restaurant around the building. Don't worry about meals.
4. Hostel is quiet and clean, though bedsheets were only changed every two days (i am not sure if we have to specially request for daily change). Anyway, it's still reasonable for us (my bedsheet at home changed only twice a month...).
5. There are TV & aircond in rooms, if don't you could watch your favourite programme at the common area at 7th flr office. There is a 29" (or bigger) TV.
6. They keep your luggage (short term) should you are away (checked-out) for few days. We went to Shen Zhen after 5 days stay in HK. That's what we do, so that we do not need to carry everything to Shen Zhen and come back again for flight.
Directions: Take MTR to Mongkok exit D2. Walk straight towards Sincere Podium. Since House is just right next to it or, it just opposite Ladies Mkt's starting point.
Do not exit wronglyly coz it will cause you walk more than you can imagine (this is what we faced!)
Hong Kong Kowloon area
Dragon Hostel is ideally located in the busy Mong kok area. It is amongst the cheapest accomodation in Hong Kong and is clean and friendly place to stay. Backpacker/hostel style accomodation so very small rooms and very basic. Most rooms have a TV and there is internet available in reception area
Unique Quality: Its cheap, well located and has a nice atmosphere with free internet - what more do you want!
Directions: From HK airport to Dragon Hostel, the best way is to take Airport Bus A21 which cost at HK$33.00 per person/per trip , it takes about 35mins.
6th stop at "Mong Kok MTR station".
The Dragon Hostel is located in crazy busy Mong Kok. It's a great place to stay since it's extremely affordable with a friendly staff.
At first it may be a bit hard to find amongst the madness on the street, but use the surrounding large neon signs as landmarks. Using the large center for the Gome center helps.
The Hostel is located 2 blocks away from exit D3 of the Mong Kok MTR station. It's an easy walk along Argyle street. Just look out for the million or so neon signs overhead! :)
The rooms at the Dragon Hostel are small and consits of a bed, a small TV and an A/C unit. The washrooms are communal and have no stand up showers. You must shower out of a bucket. While this may not be for everyone, for those of us who like to be thrifty...it will do.
The owner, Stanley Fan, is a really nice guy and is helpful when it comes to getting around. They can arrange for Visa's to Mainland China (Hong Kong s a special administrative zone of China but you stil need a Visa to viist past the New Territories) and Vietnam.
Unique Quality: Inexpensive, friendly staff and visitors.
Directions: Get off at Mong Kok station, take exit D3. You are on Argyle street. Walk east 2 blocks to Sincere House. It is on the North side of Argyle street. Exntrances to Sincere House are on the corners of Argyle and Tung Choi and Argyle and Fa Yuen (24hrs).