U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-05-2012, 09:08 PM
 
88 posts, read 182,999 times
Reputation: 35

Advertisements

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.

Last edited by guineapiggie101; 11-05-2012 at 09:26 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-05-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
42,663 posts, read 74,241,442 times
Reputation: 36087
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-06-2012, 02:04 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
24,683 posts, read 45,369,517 times
Reputation: 11862
On a sampang. I'm sure you could rent a birdcage and try to squeeze yourself into it. Chungking mansions in Kowloon.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-06-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Macao
15,945 posts, read 36,154,437 times
Reputation: 9478
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
12,578 posts, read 15,050,467 times
Reputation: 12118
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2012, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
1,424 posts, read 2,091,827 times
Reputation: 3348
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-14-2012, 03:56 AM
 
17 posts, read 62,521 times
Reputation: 16
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-14-2012, 05:22 PM
JL
 
7,351 posts, read 11,880,681 times
Reputation: 7198
OP,
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!

http://travel.cnn.com/hong-kong/visi...ak-bank-800565


Last edited by JL; 11-14-2012 at 05:52 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-19-2012, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong
4 posts, read 19,028 times
Reputation: 16
The Ibis North Point seems ok, 1 of my friends stayed there, not sure about the others listed in the above posting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2012, 09:59 AM
 
223 posts, read 430,597 times
Reputation: 151
I use agoda.com: Discount Hotel Reservations Worldwide - Smarter Hotel Booking! for a lot of places.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top