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Chungking Mansion and Shanghai

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

I read on this forum that chungking is the icon of cheap accomodation in HK? But how much is the average rate and does asking for discount part of the transactions for getting a room or bedspace??? are there dorm type accomodation???

I just hope its near the train to Shanghai??? hung hom goes to Beijing. what about Shanghai?
how much is the train ticket to ShangHAI from HK in US dollars?

Blessed are those who have taken this trail.

2. Posted by Drexel (Full Member 39 posts) 9y

I stayed at the Chunking mansions last year and they're a magnet for illegal immigrants,shady characters and of course backpackers but that was all part of the fun!

The mansions have plenty of rooms on offer so ask to see the room before commiting as the first room I looked at was pretty shocking (there was a guy exiting my room having just had a shower as they showed me the room hah) but I found some rooms on a different level ran by some Chinese and they were comfortable and clean. Don't expect anything flash as the rooms are very small but mine had aircon and hot water.

I haggled a bit on the price but can't recall how much the room cost me sorry and I didn't seen any dorm-type rooms during my stay.

Drexel

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

Quoting Drexel

I stayed at the Chunking mansions last year and they're a magnet for illegal immigrants,shady characters and of course backpackers but that was all part of the fun!

Drexel

sounds like a Guy Ritchie film. shady characters, lol.