Hi been looking at Hong Kong & wondering weather it should be on my intinery after all China looks great.
What type of accomodation can be found there, are there many hostels for backpackers, is it easy to escape the city for a bit to see the counrty and still find affordable accomodation?
There's accommodation to suit all budgets in Hong Kong and plenty of backpacker hostels/guesthouses. I would recommend Dragon Hostel - it's in a Mong Kok which is a good central location to stay in. It's easy to escape to Lamma and Lantau Islands if you want to get out of the city; I'm not sure what accommodation is available in those places though. Apparently the New Territories are good for trekking if you are in to that. I'd recommend spending a day or 2 in Macau too if you have the time; it's easily accessible by boat from Hong Kong.
Lots to see in China. Hong Kong is usually reserved for a bit of shopping and sight seeing before going home again. Cheap accommodation is usually upwards of £20 a night and non-dorm rooms are sometimes like large cupboards.
Mong Kok is not a bad place to stay. I stayed at the Metropole last year and paid £45 a night for a reasonable room.
Should you go to HK...hmmmm, tough one. Should you go to one of the most amazing and iconic places on earth or not? I would say OF COURSE GO THERE! Dragon hostel ( as mentioned by Bex76 is a great place to stay). It is a bit pricey but it is HK!! Go there for a day or two, you won't regret it.
Yes you can still find affordable accommodation during a stay in Hong Kong. I know when I visited HK a couple of years ago, I stayed at the YMCA hotel and was suprised at the luxury at the hotel for the price we paid. Maybe that might be worth checking out?