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Affordable accommodation in Kowloon

A friend stayed in USA Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, and raved about its convenient location and affordable price. For those on budget, this hotel can be an option. But be warned that the room is extremely small. “I have never stayed in such a small room. It feels suffocating,” she said.

Strangely, the English pages have no prices listed. On its Chinese website, the prices of select room types (all with toilet and shower room) are listed for reference:

Small-bed single room (36 inch single bed ): from HK$180

Big-bed single room (50 inch single bed): from HK$220

Twin room (2 36-inch single beds): from HK$220

Take note that the website says the quotes are for reference only and the prices are the basic price, “from” which any price is possible.

But no doubt this hostel offers some of the affordable accommodations in town with one big advantage – excellent location. It is in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, near Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Hong Kong Arts Museum.

There is a website I always use for finding affordable accommodation around the world, i.e. Hostel World. Through it, you can find Hong Kong’s affordable accommodation with review from all the past users, which is very useful.

Please write in to recommend accommodation in Hong Kong.

By Anna

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2 replies on “Affordable accommodation in Kowloon”

If guests don’t mind commuting a bit, the Ovolo boutique hotel / serviced apartments in West Kowloon are pretty nice. I checked them out for some visiting relatives.

Pro — They are reasonably priced given that the rooms are huge by HK standards. Actually, they are more like serviced apartments. The one I saw had two bedrooms, a couch in the living room, and a decent kitchenette where you could make a simple meal. Good for groups — you could easily fit 3 in that room. Plus, the design is really nice.

Con — It’s not in a tourist area. Though advertised as being in West Kowloon, it’s really more like Sham Shui Po, a slightly grubby working-class neighborhood. You would have to take a cab if wanted to access any good dining, shopping or sights. I estimate that it would be a 10-minute taxi ride to Elements mall, and maybe 20 minutes to Tsim Sha Tsui.

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