Great hospitality. The staffs there were very friendly and kind to us during our stay there. Strategic location, located within 5 minutes walk from Tsim sa tsui MTR station, hence easy to get around HK.
Australian Guest House is newly built property, built in 2010 and is located in Chung king Mansion- Nathan Road the city center of Tsimshatsui, Kowloon. There's a combined 10 rooms in the hostel. The hostel is well known and welcomed by tourists and backpackers from Japan, Europe, America, Australia and rest of the world because of the clean, comfortable rooms and decent service at reasonable prices.Eating, Shopping and travelling around Hong Kong is very convenient being the heart of the city and all modes of transport is available round the clock.The Tsimshatsui MTR station is at a walking distance. To and from the Hong Kong International Airport, the Airport Bus A21 or the Airport Express Train is available. To and from other parts of the city, MTR, KCR, buses and ferries are available. To and from China and Macau, the Tsim Tsa Tsui East KCR station and the China Hong Kong Ferry Terminal is only near. For sightseeing, the beautiful Victoria Harbour is only walking distance. There are a great number of restaurants serving cuisines from different countries, cheap or expensive, nearby.
The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. Our rooms are of superior quality with en-suite shower and toilet, hot and cold water 24 hours a day. Each room has a air conditioning, telephone for free local calls and remote control coloured TV English and other regional channels. Our Hostel is providing all the ultra modern facilities what a traveler would want for his comfortable and memorable stay. We have installed the latest High Speed WiFi broadband to all our rooms and the lobby
Block D, 16/F, Flat D7, Chungking Mansion 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
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This "hostel" (should be renamed "hostile") was the worst I ever stayed in: First Agoda ripped me off by misrepresenting the price, so I paid double for this hostel and Agoda refused to help me when I immediately called their customer service (getting in touch with them is hard enough because Agoda does not make it easy to contact them), who barely spoke English (better book with Expedia, Hotels.com or ebookers). I suggest you do not book with Agoda because they are not there to help you but to happily collect and offer no representable customer service.
When I reluctantly arrived at this "guesthouse", thinking that with the price I paid it might still be a nice place, I found you first have to go through a very dogdy building, with many vendors and hawkers doing shady business and harrassing you, to stand in line for a rickity, little, smelly elevator. When we finally arrived at the hostel (stood in line at the elevator for over half an hour), there were three Indian guys waiting for us. I didn't dare to complain when I laid my eyes on the smallest, dirtiest little room I've ever seen. I don't think anything is ever changed except for possibly a sheet: lying under those blankets, brrrrr. We could hardly fit our bags. The bathroom is tiny (you shower standing over the freaking toilet). There was no hot water. Certainly no wifi. You hear every single noise in the building. Strange smells waft up from an open wall by the elevators. Worst of all, there were tiny little bugs crawling over the tablecloth (gross, seriously, it was disgusting, all night I was itching). The towels are not changed. The doorknob *and* curtains fell off during our stay, though there was one window with no cover and a bright light from the building outside shone directly on the pillow (I put a bag over it myself).
Considering the price we paid for this crap (over 400 USD for 2 nights!! "because it was new year's eve" and the city was sold out), we couldn't afford to move anywhere else. We only slept there (sort of), ran out early each morning and only came in after midnight. We were scared of leaving our stuff there unattended but had no choice. We didn't dare complain, having already been well and surely ripped off.
I cannot understand how this place can get ANY good reviews. My conclusions is that they have written their own.
Please take my warning and do not book this hostel or any of the others in this building (the smelly, crappy building, in which they are doing constant construction (asbestos?), is so, so dirty). They also run Tokyo hostel, Austrian guesthouse, Paris, anything to make it seem like it's trustworthy, there's a whole slew of "guesthouses" in this building, but it's a big scam: Nathan Road 34-36. Please be warned!!
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Great hospitality. The staffs there were very friendly and kind to us during our stay there. Strategic location, located within 5 minutes walk from Tsim sa tsui MTR station, hence easy to get around HK. Lots of place to shop at nearby and lots of restaurants as well as cafe to dine in within walking distance. The room is not very spacious but it's definitely great value for the price. Clean room and it comes with a fridge and a flat-screen TV. Free coffee and tea available. There is a microwave available in the common area.
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Nice days in Austrailian Geust House, convenient to everywhere you wanna go.
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It was my second time to travel in Hong Kong and I can say that I'm very much satisfied with my stay in Australian Guest House. At first, I was really worried to stay again in a guesthouse because my sister might get disappointed, but all those worries had gone when I saw our room in this hostel. I couldn't believe that we would be staying in that BIG and REALLY CLEAN room.
I remembered what my sister told me, "THIS IS LIKE A HOTEL NOT HOSTEL" because they do clean the room everyday and we were provided with REFRIGERATOR, FLAT LCD TV and AIRCON. Take note, aircon that is working, in some hostel in Kowloon they won't allow you to use the aircon, I've experienced that so be careful in choosing.
In Australian Guesthouse, they really provide all the facilities and services included on their profile except for hair dryer which I requested in advanced. Moreover, this hostel is not a Bed and Breakfast Hostel, but lucky you if you booked your accommodation here because you can have your FREE COFFEE and TEA for breakfast. You can also use a computer for internet and a VERY HIGH-SPEED WIFI.
What else do we need and expect for a wonderful and comfortable stay? Of course, a reception desk and accommodating receptionist. They do have KIND and CARING STAFFS in this hotel. They are vERY APPROACHABLE so you can easily ask them when you need something.
I have no doubt why this hotel keeps on receiving awards as one of the best hostels in Hong Kong. I swear to stay in this hostel, everytime I visit Hong Kong. THANK YOU SO MUCH to the manager and staffs.
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* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 73% for this property is based on ratings provided by 42 guests.