Hong Kong offers the full gamut of accommodation, from cell-like spaces with little more than a bed and fan to palatial suites in some of the world's finest hotels. Compared with other cities in China you'll find rooms relatively expensive, though they can still be cheaper than their US or European counl terparts. We have listed the high-season rates here.
Most hotels are on Hong Kong Island between Central and Causeway Bay, and either side of Nathan Rd in Kowloon, where you'll also find the largest range of budget places.' High-season prices are roughly as follows':| the budget range runs from about HK$150 to HKS400 for a double or twin room (less in a dorm); midrange rooms range from HKS400 to as high as HKS2000, with a decent level of comfort starting at about HKS800; and in the top end you're looking at about HKS2000 and way, way up. Most midrange and top-end hotels and a small number of budget places add 13% in taxes to the listed rates; check when you book.
The good news is that prices fall sharply during the shoulder and low seasons, particularly in the midrange and top end, when you can get discounts of up to 60% if you book online, through a travel agent or with an agency such as the Hong Kong Hotels Association , which has reservation centres at the airport.
The bad news is that Hong Kong's booming economy means these sorts of deals are harder to find than they were. Hong Kong's two high seasons are March to early May (trade-fair season) and October to November, though things can also be tight around Chinese New Year (late January or February).
Trade-fair season can be crazy, with everywhere apart from the slummier parts of Chungking Mansions booked out or close to it on trade-fair days; check their exact dates on www.discoverhongkong.com.
Unless specified otherwise, all rooms listed here have private bathrooms and air-conditioning, and all but the cheapest will have cable TV in English. Many hotels, particularly in the midrange, offer weekly and monthly rates.
Hong Kong Island
Most of Hong Kong Island's top-end hotels are in Central and Admiralty, while Wan Chai caters to the midrange market, though several new midrange places in Central mean there's now more choice. Causeway Bay has quite a few budget guest houses that are a step up (in both price and quality) from their Tsim Sha Tsui counterparts.
Noble Hostel : The 26 squeaky-clean rooms are a bit larger than others in this price range, and most have a fridge, although the decor looks decidedly tired.
Causeway Bay Guest House : If you want to save on accommodation to spend in the Causeway Bay shoppolopolis, this no-frills but clean seven-room guest house might be for you. Enter from Leighton Lane.
Hong Kong Hostel : A good place to meet other backpackers, with 110 rooms scattered across several floors of a large apartment building. Although not spacious they are well equipped with phone, TV and fridge. Standards do vary a bit, however, so look at a few. There are laundry facilities, long-term storage, free internet access and wi-fi .
Eden : So you're out in Lan Kwai Fong, you meet someone you like and things are getting hot. The Eden, marketed as a hotel for 'couples', might be the place for you. In fact, facilitating coupling seems to be the Eden's speciality, with rates for two- and three-hour 'sessions' as well as overnight sessions (check in after lam). The small but stylish rooms have everything you need: down-filled bedding, DVD players, free wireless broadband, plenty of mirrors and condoms. Service is discreet and we were told it was no problem to leave your bags with reception and check in late (yes, at lam) to take advantage of the reduced rates (from HKS450). Rates rise a bit on weekends.
Hotel Bonaparte : They call the rooms cosy; we call them tiny. There are few frills to this place. The clinchers are the prices, the crisp new fixtures, and the minibar and wi-fi freebies.
Central Park Hotel : This 142-room affair has sleek, modern rooms that, while not tiny, seem bigger than they are through the effective use of mirrors. The location is great, a short walk to SoHo and Central.
Ice House : The location, in the heart of Central and staggering distance from Lan Kwai Fong, and the 64 spacious, stylish, open-plan 'suites' make the Ice House about the coolest stay in Central and excellent value. Each room has a kitchenette, a work desk, internet access and a rain shower.
Bishop lei International House : This 203-room hotel in Mid-Levels is not luxurious but it does have its own swimming pool, free wi-fi, and some rooms have quite spectacular views. Low-season rates start from HKS750.
Garden View International House : Garden View has fine views and is one of the better midrange places in Central. Rates are about half in the low season.
Lan Kwai Fong Hotel : Not quite as keenly priced as it used to be and not as near the Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district as you might imagine (it's about a 10-minute walk), this chic hotel has a modern Chinese flavour in a wonderfully central location near Graham St market.
Fleming : On a quiet road set back from all the Wan Chai nighttime madness, the rooms at this boutique-y little place strike a good balance between smart minimalism and a cosy homeliness.
Hotel Jen : It's a long bus or taxi ride from Central in a rather ho-hum neighbourhood, but this newcomer offers good value, some harbour views, large rooms, contemporary comfort and a rooftop pool and gym.
Charterhouse Hotel : Book online for big discounts on fairly comfortable rooms.
Hotel LKF: Right in the thick of the Lan Kwai Fong action (but far enough above it not to be disturbed by it), the stylish LKF offers spacious rooms in muted earth tones containing all the trimmings: fluffy dressing gowns, espresso machines, free water and free bed-time milk and cookies. The staff is eager to please and there's a plush spa and yoga studio in the same block.
Jia : Hong Kong's first true boutique hotel is an apartment building conversion inspired by French design guru Philippe Starck. It's chic as hell, from the stunning staff uniforms and postmodern/baroque furnishings to the guests: models in sunglasses loitering in the lobby. Standard rooms (known as studios) are poky, but the service is smooth.
Landmark Mandarin Oriental : Central is very nice indeed. Atop the uber-exclusive Landmark shopping complex, the hotel's contemporary design is beautiful throughout the 113 spacious rooms and facilities, and the service top-notch. The drawback: there are no views.
Four Seasons Hotel : Everything about the Four Seasons is class, from the fine rooms and restaurants to the panoramic harbour views (don't miss the incredible pool at sunset) from its location in the International Financial Centre. There's also a great spa. But it's the enthusiastic and sophisticated service that is most memorable.
Kowloon has an incredible array of ac-commodation: from the Peninsula, Hong Kong's poshest hotel, to its infamous neigh-bour, Chungking Mansions, plus plenty in between.
Chungking Mansions has been synonymous with budget accommodation in Hong Kong for decades. The crumbling block rising out of the prime real estate of Nathan Rd is stacked with dirt-cheap hostels, guest houses, curry houses, immigrants and all manner of merchants. Rooms are usually minuscule and service is as rudimentary as you'd expect in the cheapest accommodation in town. And while it can seem pretty bleak, you can take comfort in knowing it used to be much worse. In recent years standards have risen and several guest houses positively sparkle with new fittings and even splashes of cheerful colour. Even the lifts have been upgraded, though they're still painfully slow. There are literally dozens of options in Chungking Mansions and the similar Mirador Mansion, just up the street, so shop around.
Payless Guest House: lackey Chan, the colourful owner (no not that one), has transformed this place from just another Chungking dump to the best option in the Mansions. His 30 rooms on two floors have been renovated in sparkling white tiles and TVs.
Park Guest House : Small, clean and friendly, these rooms come with all the usual Chungking fare (TV, air-con, phone and a vague curry smell) plus a fridge and some reader recommendations.
Cosmic Guest House : The crystal-clean, quiet, friendly and secure Cosmic is a consistent favourite with travellers. Rooms are relatively bright and some rooms even have rain showers... wedged into 1-metre-sq bathrooms! A good option.
Mei Lam Guest House : A few notches above the usual standard, this excellent guest house has modern, comfortable rooms packed with extras including internet access.
World Wide Guest House : This newish place has seven comfortable and larger-than-normal rooms, each with a broadband connection (HKS30 per hour).
Man King Lung Hotel : The clinically clean and sparse atmosphere of the rooms and corridors is softened somewhat by the friendly owner and free wireless and broadband internet access.
New Van Van Guest House : Clean, new fittings, friendly and reasonably priced for what you get.
Welcome Guest House : It's basic and a bit scruffy around the edges but worth a look at the price.
Chungking House :This place covering two floors - with two recep-tions and a total of 80 rooms - is pretty swish by the standards of Chungking Mansions, with phones and TVs included.
Star Guesthouse : Owned and run by the charismatic Charlie Chan, who can arrange almost anything. Has small, clean rooms.
Lee Garden Guest House : Sister property up the road from Star Guesthouse.
Rent-A-Room : Around the corner from Jordan MTR station (take Exit E), this place has 70 compact but immaculate rooms spread across several floors. Each room has shower, safe, TV, telephone (no charge for local calls), internet access and fridge. The quoted prices fall on weekends and at slack times.
BoothLodge:This wedge-shaped, Salvation Army-run place is spartan and clean but fair value in the lower midrange. Standard rooms are about HK$500 out of season. Reception is on the 7th floor.
Salisbury : Operated by the YMCA, the rooms here are simple but the facilities and the five-star views are not. The location makes it great value. Budgeters who book ahead might get a bed in the four-bed dorms. However, no-one can stay more than seven consecutive nights and walk-in guests for the dorms aren't accepted if they've been in Hong Kong more than 10 days.
Minden :The boutique-ish Minden is a welcome injection of charisma to Hong Kong's midrange hotel gang, in a great little corner of Tsim Sha Tsui handy for Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East stations and nestling beside cool bars and sushi joints. Packed with Asian and Western antiques, curios and furnishings, it's an eclectic mix that works.
Nathan Hotel : Stylish, spacious and relatively good value, even if the hotel facilities are a tad sparse. Good low-season deals. Enter from Pak Hoi St.
Park Hotel :A vibrant renovation in the corridors and spacious rooms matches the warm service on offer. The history and science museums are just over the road and the hustle of Granville Rd is a block away. Enter from Cameron Rd.
Stanford Hillview Hotel : At the eastern end of Knutsford Tee, the Stanford is a quality hotel in just about our favourite location in Tsim Sha Tsui, with little traffic noise but seconds from loads of bars and restaurants. Big reductions out of season.
Newton Hotel Kowloon : In a noisy neighbourhood close to Prince Edward MTR. Reasonable value but no surprises.
Dorsett Seaview Hotel :A clean, basic, well-located standby. Book online for the best rates.
Royal Garden Hotel : This often-overlooked hotel is one of the best-equipped in Kowloon and offers solid value given the plushly appointed rooms, rooftop recreation facilities (from pool to putting green), fine restaurants and smart service.
Hotel Panorama : Worth a look if the Royal Garden is full, this massive new high-rise hotel in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui offers great harbour views over to the Island from swishly fitted-out rooms. Apart from a sky garden and bar though, the facilities disappoint.
Hotel Inter-Continental Hong Kong : It's getting on a bit, but the Interconti still boasts the finest waterfront position in the territory, excellent service, some destination restaurants including Spoon and Nobu, and a terrific spa. The view from the Lobby Lounge bar is unbeatable.
Peninsula Hong Kong : Hong Kong's colonial classic is pure elegance with service and up-to-the-minute facilities to match. If you can afford it, the Pen is somewhere everyone should stay at least once.
The New Territories do not offer travellers a tremendous choice in terms of accommodation, but there are both official and independent hostels here, usually in remote areas.
The Country & Marine Parks Authority maintains 28 no-frills campsites in the New Territories and 11 in the Outlying Islands for hikers and trekkers. They are all free and are clearly labelled on the four trail maps. To visit the relevant page of the authority's website, go to www.afcd.gov.hk and click on Country & Marine Parks.
Ascension House : This 11-bed guest house perched on a peaceful hillside out of town is probably the best deal in Hong Kong, as the price of a bed includes free laundry service and three meals. Getting here is a big challenge, so follow the directions from the website carefully or take a cab (about HK$22) from Sha Tin station.
Lantau, Lamma and Cheung Chau all have accommodation options and are excellent places in which to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban Hong Kong. In fact, we think Lamma is the ideal place to stay if you're on a budget, with excellent-value small hotels and a relaxed vibe, and it's only 20 minutes from Central by ferry (though these do stop about midnight). For campers, the Country & Marine Parks Authority maintains nine sites on Lantau. Camping is prohibited on Hong Kong beaches.
Hongkong Bank Foundation SG Davis Hostel : A 10-minute walk from the bus stop near the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Ngong Ping; ideal if you want to see sunrise at nearby Lantau Peak. From the bus stop, take the path to your left as you face the Tian Tan Buddha, pass the public toilets on your right and the Lantau Tea Garden on your left, and follow the signs to the mazelike steps going up to the hostel.
Bali Holiday Resort : An agency rather than a resort as such, Bali Holiday Resort has about 30 studios and apartments sprinkled around the island. All have TVs, fridges and air-con, and some have sea views. Prices double on weekends. This nine-room guest house faces you as you get off the ferry and has friendly staff and well-equipped rooms, some with balconies.
Warwick Hotel : This criminally ugly building has quiet, neutrally decorated rooms, some offering wonderful vistas across the sea to Lamma and Hong Kong Island.
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