Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading international financial center. A lot of tourist flock in Hong Kong to shop from international to local brands. As one of the worlds financial center, do you think staying in Hong Kong is expensive? Well, I have friends who have been to Hong Kong and I had a variety of options of hostels. Believe it or not, you can find hostels as cheap as 320 HKD a room for 2 persons already! One friend of mine recommended Dragon Hostel which is located across Mong Kok ladies market. And we decided not to book hostels from the infamous Chungking and Mirador mansion since we felt the place is a bit crowded. But a lot of cheap hostels can be found in the said mansions.
So, where to stay in Hong Kong? This question can be answered depending on your preference. It could be cheap and affordable (but clean), near downtown, somewhere quiet, close to shopping areas, or a 5 star hotel. But we stayed at Dragon Hostel since we wanted to be closer at Mong Kok’s Ladies market and Fa Yuen street. And aside from that the place is affordable too.
Dragon Hostel is found at Room 707, 7th Floor Sincere House, Mong Kok. When we checked in, the hotel staff was a Chinese local and was very accommodating. Our transaction was fast since we already had a reservation. He leaded us to our room and to my surprise the room was very small BUT it fits everything (own bathroom, bed good for 2, aircon and a television). I am good with it as long as the room is clean and we have our own bathroom. 🙂
The area is surrounded by street food vendors and local Chinese restaurants around the corner. Looking for a cheap restaurant to eat is definitely not hard to find. There a lot of street food vendors and local Chinese restaurants around Mong Kok. Street food ranges from 10 HKD while local restaurants serves rice meals from 25-55 HKD. I am a big eater but since we have allotted a specific budget for food per day, we usually buy rice meals from local restaurants and save half of it for dinner.
And one tip, you can buy discounted tickets at the hotel for Disneyland, Ocean Park, Combo tickets for The Peak Tram + Madam Tussauds + Sky Terrace, ferry tickets and etc. Just check their website or contact them for their updated discounted price lists.
Check my daily itinerary on these posts:
- DIY Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen Trip
- Overnight Stay in Macau
- Where to Stay in Hong Kong
- The Giant Buddha and Ngong Ping 360