Cheap hotels in Hong Kong in Chunking Mansion on the example of New China Guesthouse

When I first started reading about Hong Kong, I immediatelyupset about housing. It seems to be Asia, and everyone says that it’s very expensive there, I’m already used to Thai prices. Afterwards, having walked around Hong Kong, it became clear to me why this happens - if so many people live on such an island, but rooms of 10 square meters are considered to be happiness, then, of course, housing cannot be budget. However, I completely disagree with the reviews about the guesthouses where I stayed. What they just did not write, and "cockroaches", and "only for one night", and "never again." The ratings of the hotels were very low, and I rode like a war ...

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Chung King Mansion on Nathan Road

Many cheap Hong Kong hotels are located inthe tall anthill building of Chung King Mansion. Downstairs he has shopping arcades, and other floors are reserved for housing. In principle, everyone comes here to save money, and it’s here that, most likely, the touts on the street will lead you. Here you can eat and exchange money, the course is normal.

Chunking Menschen is located next to Tsim Sha Tsui / Tsim Sha Tsui subway station (subway map of hong kong), in my opinion, the most convenient way out of the subway -this is G, right outside. The A21 bus from the airport runs here on a direct flight, though it’s not the final one, so you need to get off on time. It is best to search and book hotels not in block A and B, they say there are the largest queues. I lived in block D.

Bus A21 from Hong Kong Airport

Bus A21 from Hong Kong Airport

Glittering Chung King Mansion Sign

Glittering Chung King Mansion Sign

A small queue to the elevator in block D

A small queue to the elevator in block D

Only 5 people fit in the elevator, and then the Chinese

Only 5 people fit in the elevator, and then the Chinese

All elevators have a fine for smoking 5000 HKD

All elevators have a fine for smoking 5000 HKD

Near the elevator window and mailboxes

Near the elevator on our floor window and mailboxes

But it is better not to look at this window.

But it is better not to look at this window.

There is another such building, called MiradorMansion, adjacent to the Chunking Mansion (if you are facing the entrance, then on the left). In principle, on all days except holidays, hotels in Hong Kong can be found on the spot without problems in Chunking and Mirador. It is also convenient that all these hotels in the center of Gonkoga are obtained, the most pop places can be visited on foot.

Hotel New China Yan Yan Guesthouse

Price and reservation

Cost New China Yan Yan Guesthouse

It turned out 370 HKD. Double room, so if you divide in half, it turns out a more normal price. There is only a nuance that I did not notice in other countries. Prices for accommodation on the site are constantly jumping and changing up / down. I know that they tend to rise on the eve of holidays, but on my arrival, no holidays were expected. And in 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.

Be sure (and I insist) check availabilitydiscounts or special offers on the excellent Roomguru service. It will quickly and simply show you discounts in all existing reservation systems. In Asia, for example, there are lots of offers on Agoda.com that are much more interesting than on exactly the same hotels on Booking.com.

For example, here is a direct link to the hotel: New China Yan Yan Guesthouse

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Interior

In fact, it turned out, everything is not so scary. And, whether I am absolutely strange, or those backpackers who wrote reviews, never spent the night in a tent, did not drive in the second-class car, and did not stay at the hotel in the Russian wilderness. I have already had all these experiences, and I was pleased with everything, and even more. So if you tune in to bad things, then housing in Hong Kong may turn out to be nothing at all.

Indeed, the room was 8-10 square meters.m, I have a kitchen and then more, but very clean, the beds are wide, even the window was. Yes, it went into the courtyard, but there was at least some daylight. I understand, if I had to live in this room for years, but where I sleep for a few days, what's the difference? The only thing that was missing was shelves or hooks, so I put things on the windowsill and just on the bed (the width allowed).

In the hallway of the guesthouse New China

In the hallway of the guesthouse New China

Washing machine and kettle in the hallway

Washing machine and kettle in the hallway

The router is attached to the wall with adhesive tape

The router is attached to the wall with adhesive tape

We enter the room, on the right toilet

We enter the room, on the right toilet

Light comes out of the window and the next building is visible.

Light comes out of the window and the next building is visible.

The beds are surprisingly wide, each can sleep together.

The beds are surprisingly wide, each can sleep together.

Internet wifi speed in guest house

Internet wifi speed in guest house

There is air conditioning, fan, toilet, hotwater, thermo and washing machine in the hallway. Even the adapter to the euro socket was already there. And the internet wifi speed was 15 megabits! With Russia, the truth is two times less - about 8 megabits.

Most whining was about completelysmall toilets, where the shower was located directly above the toilet. In this guesthouse, the shower was not over, but nearby, and the place was quite enough to unfold at my size. The seat, of course, became wet after washing, but it’s not sugar. So to me personally, the motives of whining are not clear. :)

Compact Chinese bathroom

Compact Chinese bathroom

Summing up, I want to say that you should not be afraidsuch housing in Hong Kong, especially if you are unassuming and use the roof on your head only for overnight stays, and all the rest of the time you walk around the city and get into the life of another country.

On the map

Chung king mansion

Chung king mansion
The most popular building where all budget hotels are located
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The most popular building where all budget hotels are located. Read more

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