Budget Hostel for Value
Found this hostel in the net and primary consideration was budget... it was cheap... US$50 for 4 nights! Why spend so much money in a place that we would only sleep in. The place was small just like any other place in Hong Kong but it was clean, comfortable and close to all the nice shopping places.
Since we are out most of the day, it is also important that our things are safe and secure and it is... the place is cleaned spotless everyday.
Unique Quality: Very very clean, close to the Ladies Market, Fa Yuen St., Mongkok MTR, along Nathan Road... very accessible.. plus the owner is very very accomodating and approachable.
I stayed here for one night in March, 2008. I paid $187HKD (about $24.50USD) for a private single room with shared bath. Room was of course tiny as is the norm for these 'closet' or 'cubicle' hostels. Room had TV, A/C, window, towel. Furnishings were very old but clean. Smelled of Raid or some bug spray. Hostel advertises refrigerator and microwave oven as well as free internet access. This may be avaiable in 7th floor units but was not in 5th floor unit I was placed in.
While the hostel is located on the 7th floor, I was put in a different, unsigned unit on the 5th floor upon checkin. I moved the next day to the Free Walker Guest House, in the same building. Much nicer.
Unique Quality: Old and tired looking.
Directions: Mongkok area
Best budget accom on Kowloon
Clean and well located to shops, buses, MTR (subway), restaurants. This is best place to stay on Kowloon.
We had a double room ensuite which was small as youd expect in HK bur spotless. They even changed towels as they would in a hotel and cleaned room everyday.
Unique Quality: Jacky, the guy who runs the place is unbelievably helpful and there's free internet. Best budget place in Kowloon but personally I prefer to stay on HK Island. But if you get time, then stay on both and judge for yourself
Directions: Exit D3 from MongKok subway station and along Argyle St til you see Seven Eleven. Door to building is opposite. Reception is on 7th floor