When I first started reading about Hong Kong, I was immediately upset by about housing. It seems to be Asia, and everyone says that it is very there dear, I already got used to Thai prices. Afterwards, Having walked around Hong Kong it became clear to me why this is happening – if so many people live on such an island, yes 10 sq.m rooms are considered to be happiness, then, of course, housing is not maybe budget. However, I completely disagree with the reviews. about those guesthouses where I stayed. What they just did not write, and “cockroaches,” and “for one night only,” and “never again.” Ratings the hotels were very low and I rode like a war
The content of the article
- 1 Chung King Mansion on Nathan Road
- 2 Hotel New China Yan Yan Guesthouse
- 2.1 Price and reservation
- 2.2 Interior
- 2.3 On the map
Chung King Mansion on Nathan Road
Many budget hotels in Hong Kong are located in high Chung King Mansion anthill building. Downstairs he has stalls, and other floors are reserved for housing. Basically, everyone here and go for order to save, and it is here that will most likely lead you barkers on the street. Here you can eat and exchange money, the course normal.
Chunking Menschen is located next to Tsim Sha Tsui Metro Station / Tsim Sha Tsui (subway map of Hong Kong), in my opinion, the most convenient exit from the subway – it is G, just outside. There is also a direct flight bus A21 from the airport, though this is not the final one, so you need get off on time It is best to search and book hotels not in block A and B, they say there are the biggest queues. I lived in block D.
Bus A21 from Hong Kong Airport
Glittering Chung King Mansion Sign
A small queue to the elevator in block D
Only 5 people fit into the elevator, and then the Chinese
All lifts have a fine for smoking 5000 HKD
Near the elevator on our floor window and mailboxes
But in this window it is better not to look
There is another such building called Mirador Mansion, adjacent to the Chunking Mansion (if facing the entrance, then left). In principle, on all days except holidays, hotels in Hong Kong can be found on the spot without problems, that in Chunking, that in Mirador. It is also convenient that all these hotels in the center of Gonkoga are obtained, most pop places can be visited on foot.
Hotel New China Yan Yan Guesthouse
Price and reservation
Стоимость New China Yan Yan Guesthouse получилась 370 HKD. Double room, so if divide in half, it turns out a more normal price. There is only such a nuance that I did not notice in other countries. Prices Living on the site is constantly jumping and changing up / down. I know, that they tend to rise on the eve of holidays, but in my arrival, holidays are not expected. And the next two days the price was already around 450 HKD.
Hotel address: D2 & D7, 9 / F, Block D, Chung King Mansion, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
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In fact, it turned out, everything is not so scary. And, whether I absolutely Some kind of strange, or those backpackers that the reviews wrote, never in the tent did not sleep, did not go in the reserved car, and not stayed at the hotel in the Russian wilderness. I have these all Experiences have already been, and I was pleased with everything, and even more. So that if it turns out to be bad, then housing in Hong Kong may be nothing at all.
Indeed, the room was 8-10 square meters, I have a kitchen and then more, but very clean, the beds are wide, even the window was. Yes it out into the courtyard, but there was at least some daytime shine. I understand, if I had to live in this room for years, but where to sleep a few days, what’s the difference? The only thing It was not enough, so it is shelves or hooks, so things are put on window sill and just on the bed (width allowed).
In the hallway of the guesthouse New China
Washing machine and kettle in the hallway
The router is attached to the wall with adhesive tape
We enter the room, on the right toilet
Light comes out of the window and the next building is visible.
The beds are surprisingly wide, you can sleep together on each
Internet wifi speed in guest house
There is air conditioning, fan, toilet, hot water, thermo and washing machine in the hallway. Even the adapter to the euro socket is already was And the internet wifi speed was 15 megabits! With Russia, the truth two times less – about 8 megabits.
Most whining was about very small toilets, where the shower was located right above the toilet. In this guesthouse, the shower was not over, and nearby, and the place was quite enough to unfold at my dimensions. The seat, of course, was getting wet after washing, but because it is not sugar. So to me personally, the motives of whining are not clear.
Compact Chinese bathroom
Summing up, I want to say that you should not be afraid of such housing in Hong Kong, especially if you are unassuming and use a roof on head only for overnight stays, and the rest of the time you walk around the city and penetrate the life of another country.
On the map
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