When you think about Hong Kong, along with the iconic skyline, beautiful waters and mouthwatering food, “expensive” might be a word that comes up! But fear not, if you are travelling on a budget, you still have access to affordable housing – hostels. Hong Kong hostels might not be as well-known as their more expensive counterparts, but with ideal central locations, great amenities and high levels of safety and cleanliness, they make a great option for short or long-term accommodation.
Similar to those seen in Europe and other parts of the world, they consist of room shares, usually with bunkbeds, and common areas including kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. So if you are a budget traveller or just someone looking to meet fellow travellers, here is our list of the top 8 hostels in Hong Kong for safety, hygienic standards and great vibes.
YHA Jockey Club Mt. Davis Youth Hostel — Pok Fu Lam
For an oasis feel in the middle of the city, with 270 degree views of the Victoria Harbour, surrounding greenery and even BBQ sites, do check out the Youth Hostel Association’s lovely seaside location in Pok Fu Lam. With the highlight of this hostel being the expansive outdoor terrace, they have a number of different rooming options including twin/double room (with seaview!), private dormitories, shared dormitories, or even a tent to take in the panoramic view at night. The best part of this economic stay – there is a shuttle bus to the Kennedy Town MTR, making roaming around Hong Kong a piece of cake!
YHA Jockey Club Mt. Davis, 123 Mount Davis Path, Pok Fu Lam | +852 2788 1638
The Mahjong Hostel — To Kwa Wan
Like its namesake, the famous Chinese tile game, The Mahjong will give you a truly local experience. Located in a an authentic local neighbourhood – To Kwa Wan, it allows travellers to live life like the locals, all while enjoying the incredible amenities and cool social areas to meet people from all corners of the world. Accommodation type comes in female or mixed dormitories with 8 or 10 beds. If your vibe is chilled, friendly and open, you can’t go wrong with The Mahjong.
The Mahjong Hostel, 10-16 Pak Tai St, To Kwa Wan | +852 2705 1869
Alohas Hostel — Jordan
Another great value for money option, located in Jordan, walking distance from the jade and night markets. Alohas Hostel’s rooms, with offers like a twin, quadruple, family room or even single-person business room, are private and fitted with a number of convenient amenities including a TV and desk, providing a comfy, cozy place to crash at after a day of fun filled Hong Kong activities. Also easily accessible are a range of yummy authentic food including Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop and Bafang Dumplings – you will not go hungry here!
Alohas Hostel, 231 Nathan Rd, Jordan | +852 5117 3470
Hop Inn 撲撲旅舍 — Tsim Sha Tsui
Having won a number of Tripadvisor and Hostelworld awards, Hop Inn offers something truly unique. Not only is it located in the heart of Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, it is designed and transformed into living artwork with art from different local artists, creating a lovely homey and eclectic vibe. It also offers a kitchenette, free water, and rooms ranging from a double room to a 8 bed dormitory, so there is an option for everyone. With hotel guests regularly staying not once or twice but three times, you know this one is unbeatable.
Hop Inn, 5/F, Lyton Building, 32-48 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2705 1869
Urban Pack Hostel — Tsim Sha Tsui
Also located in TST, Urban Pack is one of the trendiest and cosiest hostels in Hong Kong. Run by two Canadians, they offer everything they would want as travellers. Their recently renovated rooms are all in dormitory style (ranging from 2 to 8 beds per room) and are super comfy, and offer amenities such as high pressure massage showers, two separate kitchenettes, a movie lounge (along with multiple other lounges dotted throughout the hostel for socializing), dedicated work and study spaces, a rooftop – you know you are well looked after. They are also one of the only hostels to offer activities and tours such as walking, hiking, night market and pub crawls!
Urban Pack Hostel, 14/F, Hai Phong Mansion House, 53-55 Haiphong Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2732 2271
Rainbow Lodge HK — Tsim Sha Tsui
With attention to the little things, like free tea and coffee making facilities and a service to send postcards, Rainbow Lodge offers much more than just a bed. Located near the infamous Chungking Mansions, it is truly in the centre of Hong Kong, with a number of attractions such as The Avenue of Stars, Star Ferry Pier, and Space and Science Museums walking distance away. Guests are also welcome to join their group activities, perfect for first-time Hong Kong visitors.
Rainbow Lodge HK, 5/F, Hai Phong Mansion House, 53-55 Haiphong Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 3707 5983
AMU Dreamhouse — Tsim Sha Tsui
Relatively new on the block, open since 2019, AMU Dreamhouse provides a dream-like getaway to its guest. While being located in TST, one of the densest, most vibrant places in HK, it also offers a small escape from the tall buildings with its bright garden view rooms. The room types range from twin rooms and dedicated female dormitories to spacious family rooms. Hosted by a few young locals, they ensure you get to experience the true Hong Kong in your visit with conveniences like an airport shuttle and a private bathroom equipped with a shower in most rooms.
AMU Dreamhouse, Room A-C, 1/F, Windsor Mansion, 29-31 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 6653 1450
Hong Kong Hostel — Causeway Bay
Or, if you are all about experiencing the local lifestyle and indulging in the craziness that is Hong Kong, check out Hong Kong Hostel, one of the oldest hostels to pop up which has been around for over 20 years. Located in Causeway Bay, one of the most lively parts of the city, it is a stone’s throw away from incredible restaurants, shopping malls and sites to see. Room options range from private single rooms to the most wallet-friendly choice of 10-bed dormitory. With incredible reviews for location, cleanliness, security, atmosphere and value for money, budget-friendly accommodation doesn’t get better than this!
Hong Kong Hostel, Block A, 47 Paterson St, Causeway Bay | +852 5711 3592
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