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1. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

Hi guys,

My bro and I are hoping someone can recommend a hostel in Kowloon on the waterfront area. It's gonna be our first stop on our round the world trip and were hoping to get one organised before we leave.

Any suggestings would be great!

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 9y

Chunk king Mansions is among the cheapest hostel accommodation in HK and is in Kowloon. I have heard some mixed reports about it though. if you look on hostelworld.com they have a range of cheap hostels/guesthouses, although many of these are in Chunk king Mansions or somewhere similar.

3. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

Thanks bex76

Ive checked this place out and it looks really mint. Looks like it's in the perfect location in the middle of kowloon. It's our first stop of our trip which starts in mid September. Do you think it's best if we pre-book? Will they need a deposit or can we just turn up?

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 9y

I would pre -book on hostelworld as its quite a popular backpacker place I think and also then you know you won't be trailing around looking for somewhere to stay after a 13 hour flight! hostelworld require a small deposit - normally just a few £ and you pay the rest on arrival.

5. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 9y

When you say hostels are we referring to dorm type accomodations like those with double deck beds?
Like the ones in Malaysia and Thailand?

OR those are called lodge or lodging houses? Do such tourism establishment exist in Southern China and SAR?

6. Posted by danahawkins (Inactive 128 posts) 9y

I stayed in Chungking Mansions... most of the guesthouses are located there.

It's a little dirty but otherwise ok. You've probably already heard, but be careful of the guys that sit out the front and insist they're from your guesthouse... you can probably guess they're not, and they just want you money.

7. Posted by sunicol (Full Member 93 posts) 9y

Hey there, book on hostelworld, so much easier to have it sorted and it's a great location. I stayed in a hotel next door to there when I was in Hong Kong as I got a freebie but would have stayed in one of the hostels there otherwise. Make sure you catch the lightshow at 8pm, cheesy but worth it and any shopping you do ... HAGGLE and I mean SERIOUS haggling .. none of this 50% lark, aim for 10%. Lamma Island is good for a day trip and great seafood restaurants and I found the Peak was better in the afternoon as the skyline was practically obliterated in the morning. Enjoy.