The air of cool that Hong Kong gives off is what draws us to its Wong Kar Wai painted shores. And there’s nothing cooler than an affordable luxury hotel. The following seven cheap hotels (that don’t look the part) in Hong Kong are great for every type of traveller!
Learn the slang…
(yau peng, yau leng)
Hong Kongers love a good deal. If something is explained as “yau peng, yau leng” then it is at once well-priced and good-looking.
Butterfly On Prat
Ideal for: Families & Shoppers
In the heart of Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui, Butterfly On Prat is for travellers who don’t want to skip a beat during their time in this fast-paced city. On top of its unbeatable location, rooms are spacious and sleep families of four. Families and solo travellers alike will appreciate how well connected they are with the hotel’s offering of portable WiFi, a free mobile phone, and tips from in-house “local ambassadors”.Show Me The Deal!
Ideal for: Families & Shoppers
Ten minutes from the shops of Nathan Road and megamalls like Elements and Langham Place, the Hotel Sáv in the residential Hung Hom district is ideal for families – a quiet neighbourhood hotel for a good night’s rest with easy access to the centre. Guests will enjoy views of Victoria Harbour from tastefully accented rooms, some of which are designed by local artists. Techy parents don’t have to worry about forgetting the family’s travel HDMI cable – there’s plenty to watch on your Apple TV!Show Me The Deal!
Silvermine Beach Resort
Ideal for: Couples & Culture seekers
The Silvermine Beach Resort is a solid choice for vacationers looking for an authentic slice of Hong Kong given its location in the cultural town of Mui Wo. The historic Tai O fishing village is on the other side of Lantau Island, from the hotel, which is also where Disneyland and the airport are situated. The Silvermine Beach Resort is ideal for outdoorsy couples given the direct access to water sports and hiking trails or families who will inevitably find their way to the children’s pool.Show Me The Deal!
Ideal for: Families
Claiming L’Hotel Nina to be Hong Kong’s foremost budget-luxury hotel is no tall-tale (this would have been a better pun if the building succeeded in becoming the world’s tallest, but alas). Perfect for family, the 80-storey hotel boasts high ceilings and oversized beds that accommodate two adults and two children with lots of room to spare – quite a luxury in Asia’s Gotham City. Not to be forgotten are the spectacular views over the city and outlying islands, foremost from the edge of the infinity pool.Show Me The Deal!
Ideal for: Families & Large groups
Here’s one that is great for families with kids that are just starting school as they’ll delight in seeing all the animals they’ve probably just learned about at the Noah’s Ark theme park. A variety of room sizes, including an eight-person room, means every type of traveller, from groups to couples, can be well housed here. Well, when the theme of the park is based on an ark that comfortably housed pairs of animals during a rough sea voyage, then we expect the hotel to do the same!Show Me The Deal!
Ideal for: Families & Sightseers
Near Hong Kong’s Gold Coast, overlooking the Tsing Ma Bridge, Royal View is ideal for sightseers as it’s smack dab in the middle of the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Cars, Tsim Sha Tsui and the airport. Also near Disneyland, the hotel is a great base for families whose trip to Hong Kong revolves around seeing Cinderella’s Castle. And while not inside the Disneyland Resort, the kids can still enjoy sleeping in themed rooms as Royal View has a range of them including a Racing Car room equipped with arcade games!Show Me The Deal!
Harbour Plaza Resort City
Ideal for: Families
Rooms at the Harbour Plaza Resort City start off at a spacious 385 square feet, each of which has a cozy dining area. Families of four should book the Family Room which is the only room option with one king-sized bed and two single beds. Not just any Chinese restaurant, the hotel’s Hakka Hut showcases Hakka cuisine – a must try in Hong Kong, home to a majority of this Southern Chinese clan. An outdoor pools makes for a complete family-hotel experience.Show Me The Deal!
In case you are willing to sacrifice some luxury for the extra pennies…
YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel
Ideal for: Backpackers & Social Types
Plenty fun and plenty retro, the YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel revisits a Hong Kong from the 70s. For history buffs, the building’s significance is closest tied to the start of the former British colony’s public housing system. For the budget traveller, one will find spacious and (most importantly) cleanly rooms from twin setups to staple dormitories. A quick stroll to Shep Kip Mei MTR station links you to Wong Tai Sin temple in three stops and bustling Mong Kok in just two.Show Me The Deal!
YesInn Causeway Bay
Ideal for: Backpackers & Walkers
If you’re looking to stay Islandside, you might be surprised to find the well-priced YesInn Causeway Bay in the same district of the world’s most expensive retail space (at $2,360 per square foot!) This dorm-style hostel offers stellar free perks like iPads, a business centre (handy for printing flight tickets), air-con and a rooftop garden complete with a BBQ.Show Me The Deal!
Got a favourite spot cheap hotel in Hong Kong to share? Drop the name in a comment below and let us know what makes it a real steal.
This article was adapted from a piece that originally appeared on Room5 Singapore.