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Old 11-05-2012, 09:08 PM
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I will be going to Hong Kong at the end of Jan. 2013 to visit an relative. I used to go to Hong Kong a lot when I was a kid. Since high school, I haven't been to HK in over 20 years.

Usually my mom made all the travel arrangements and we stayed at our grandma's house.

Because of some disagreement over stuff, I have not told my mom my plans to visit HK, and I have asked my relative to refrain from doing so.

So, I am in need of finding a hotel and not sure what to do.

I probably would want to stay on the Kowloon side because my uncle lives there. Tsim Sha Tsui is an option, but it seems expensive to stay there.

I will be in town for 5 full days and 6 nights.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:42 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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There are a few mansions right near the Star Ferry terminal on the mainland side, that are popular with backpackers. They are not very inviting, and have rude staff and are overpriced, but as far as I know, that is just about the only place available. For a short visit, it is probably not worth the effort to try to find something else.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:04 AM
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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On a sampang. I'm sure you could rent a birdcage and try to squeeze yourself into it. Chungking mansions in Kowloon.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:50 AM
Location: Macao
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I stayed at Chungking Mansions there. Basically, a massive building with a huge collection of varying hostels. I loved staying there, it was very central, and I met a ton of other travelers at the same time.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:16 PM
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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In HK, location and being close to the main attractions (Central, The Peak, etc) is everything.

The Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel is relatively far from these areas, and is therefore, more reasonably priced.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:05 AM
Location: Striving for Avalon
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In late Jan (I used 5 nights 22-26 as sample dates). In Tsim Sha Tsui, a respectable looking 3 star would run $450'ish for the week. Use skyscanner.net to rapidly compare what different hotel sites are offering. I say this as I am staying in HK now and have passed these properties. ATM, I am staying at the Prince, but that is $1100+ on those dates.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:56 AM
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Well, given the public transportation is quite convenient in Hong Kong, it doesn't really matter as long as you stay somewhere near a subway station. With that in mind, Mongkok might be a good place to look, could be cheaper than Tsim Sha Tsui.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:22 PM
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I don't know how well Priceline works for overseas, but i have recently tried Priceline to get a good hotel in the U.S for a cheap price.

I just saw this article that you might want to check out also....they're all under $100 per night. You can avoid the Chungking mansions!


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Old 11-19-2012, 09:56 PM
Location: Hong Kong
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The Ibis North Point seems ok, 1 of my friends stayed there, not sure about the others listed in the above posting.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:59 AM
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I use agoda.com: Discount Hotel Reservations Worldwide - Smarter Hotel Booking! for a lot of places.
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