I am going travelling for a year or so in May this year. I plan on flying from London to Hong Kong, then on to Singapore, Bangkok and finally to Koh Samui. I have found flights that total £350ish, so thought it to be great value and also an opportunity to see a few cities for a few days each.
The plan is to stay in Hong Kong for 2 nights, 3 days. Singapore for 2 nights, 3 days and Bangkok for 1 night, with 1 full day there.
I would like to hear peoples opinions on where to stay in Hong Kong and Singapore as I do not have much knowledhe of them. There will be 3 of us and we are looking for modest hotel accomodation (3 star??) or just a great place to stay at a low budget in a location that will allow us to see the sights/attractions in these short time frames????
I have posted similar to this before and had no reply depite the amount of views! this is my 3rd post and I still have not had one response...I'm starting to think i'm disliked??!!
I can't recommend any 3 star hotels but here are the hostels i stayed in in the places you mentioned.
Hong Kong: (I am here at the moment!) Dragon hostel in Mong kok - clean, great location.
Singapore: The Inn Crowd hostel on Dunlop street in little india - again, clean and a good location and the management organise drinks, tours and activities. there is also a bar on site.
Bangkok: numerous places on Soi Rambuttri which is a backpacker street near to Khao San Road, the main backpacker area. I stayed in Bella Bella and My House which were both fine.
If you stay at these kinds of places you are more likely to meet other travellers than you will at a mid-range hotel.
Hope this helps a little.
I just replied to someone else here http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=46248. You might like to check out the hotels she's looking at.
A well-known chain of budget hotels known to the locals is Hotel81 which is unfortunately more associated with prostitution cos they were located only in the hooker district and offered hourly rates initially. However they've developed now and have more branches at e.g. Chinatown. If you're thinking of stayng with them and do not want unwanted attention you should try to avoid those in Geylang and Joo Chiat.
A hotel I find very interesting is Hotel 1929 but it might exceed your budget http://www.hotel1929.com/
If you're considering hostels too here's another thread in addition to bex http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=45865
Please take a look at this guest house http://www.starguesthouse.com.hk/
My friend stayed at the Lee Garden Guest House last December. The room are very nice and clean. Price are not too high but the location is very good.