May 11 2009
After posting my entry on Hong Kong Disneyland, I received some inquiries asking where we stayed and some itineraries for their Hong Kong vacation. So before I unravel more Hong Kong-Macau escapades, I’ll share you some cheap Hong Kong hotels, Hong Kong hostels and guesthouses that are suited for your budget.
I did my homework months before our HK trip that’s why I was able to narrow down my choices to 3 accommodations, and then finally decided to stay at HK Taisan Guesthouse to save on money of accommodation and more for shopping and food trips.
1. HK Taisan Guesthouse – Store 1 – http://www.hktaisanguesthouse.com/eng/index.htm
Adress: MTR Station Exit B1 , 15th Flr., Burlington House., 91-94 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Telephone reception : (852) 2366 8273 (Ate Yolly’s number/Taisan Store 1) or 2366 8414
Most HK travellers recommended this hostel/guesthouse for first-timers, it has a very good location because: it’s along Nathan Road, with free computer with Internet, the airpot bus stop is just in front of the building where Taisan is located, very near shopping places, accessible to most tourist spots in TST, free rice for breakfast, very near the MTR Station (Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit B1), and has a nice view of Kowloon Park if your room has a window facing Nathan Road. Aside from that, the one manages Taisan Store 1 is a Filipina, Ate Yolly, and she’s very friendly you’ll feel at home. You may check their website for room rates but for the Family Room that we availed which can accomodate 4 people with 1 double bed and 1 single bed is 500 HKD per night.
Taisan Store 1 photos (Family Room)
2. Golden Crown Guetshouse – http://www.goldencrownhk.com/newg/homeeng.html
Adress: 13th Flr., 5th Flr. Golden Crown Court, 66-70 Nathan Road, TsimShaTsui, Kowloon
TEL: (852) 2369 1782 FAX: (852) 2368 1740
This is my second choice since location-wise and the room rates are very similar with HK Taisan Guesthouse. The downside is there’s no computer inside the room unlike in Taisan although you can use the computer at the reception area when needed. You also have to pay for the room deposit via Paypal, Taisan didn’t require any deposit as long as you arrive before 12 noon.
3. Hotel Benito - http://www.hotelbenito.com/eng/index.htm
Adress: 7-7B Cameron Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
Tel: (852) 3653 0388
Fax: (852) 2369 1283
Hotel Benito is a boutique hotel but I also considered this because sometimes, they have promos in Asiatravel.com wherein you get 1 free night if you availed their Early Bird reservation promo. The rooms are impressive, I kept this hotel in mind when we have the chance to visit HK again and when we have some moolah to spare.
For your Hong Kong itineraries, I am still not an expert in Hong Kong after my 2 visits but shoot me an email if you need help or reply to this post if you want to get lost in Hong Kong like me, kidding! I also recommend the Hong Kong thread in Pinoy Exchange for the very helpful and detailed discussion on all things Hong Kong, visit their newest thread, Hongkong for Dummies, I will be forever grateful to the makers of this thread.