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“Unsafe, door did not even lock properly” 2 of 5 stars
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Venetian Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Flat F1, 14/F, Mirador Mansion, 60 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon, Hong Kong, China (Tsim Sha Tsui)   |  
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Ranked #88 of 133 Specialty lodging in Hong Kong
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unsafe, door did not even lock properly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011 via mobile

I would not recommend this hotel. The area did not feel safe. The door of my room could be opened from the outside if you just turn the handle to the right. I did not stay here as I was worried someone would come in and rape me at night. I ended up staying at a different hostel in Fortress Hill because I felt too uncomfortable here.

When checking in, I went to the 14th floor, but there was a sign to go to reception on a different floor. Then I was sent up to the 16th floor for my room. While meandering through the hallways, I got odd looks from people. It seems to be a local building. The hotel likely used to be an apartment and it got changed to make small rooms.

The pictures are very misleading. No girl would like that washroom. No towels or soap provided. I showed the room to a couple of local friends and they said it looks worse than a love hotel.

I was not impressed with the service. No smiles at all. One woman was a bit friendlier when I tried to speak Cantonese with her.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Dodgy looking guesthouse on the 13th floor of a dilapidated building and the corridor had an extremely unpleasant smell to it. The owner of the place was no doubt friendly and helpful, but that is the only compensation Venetian has to offer.

I am not expecting hotel-like service, understanding very well that it is a hostel after all. However, the place is absolutely disgusting. The beds are crawling with bed bugs, the toilet of the room I was in didn't have a knob, the wallpaper was peeling and the wall lamps were TAPED to the wall. This place is falling apart.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

No thrills hostel with one of these showers which goes all over the toilet seat, the room is cleaned daily and there an is aircon. The place is safe despite the initial reaction of barricading the room. Ignore the dodgy characters downstairs, take comfort in the police supervisors at the entrance and the fact so many people choose to stay there on a daily basis. I have seen families, couples and fellow solo adventurers from different countries. If you are looking to spend less on your accomodation and more in Milan Station, this could be the deal!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

This hostel charges an additional 100HKD fee upon your arrival. DO NOT book it online. Total scam. For the money I ended up paying, I could have gotten a budget hotel in the same area. It's a crummy commercial building, tiny windowless rooms, and shower head is right above the toilet bowl. If you like this location and want a hostel price, just show up on Nathan Rd and hoards of people will be offering you much better deals on hostels!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

this is a hostel, and not a hotel,
its in a nice location,
not to be stayed for family
its location is good

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

prior to our stay in man hing lung hostel which i can say was perfect for us in terms of accomodations and nice treatment...my family stayed at supposed to be usa hostel but in such a difficult situation ,my email regarding the time and date of arrival had misunderstanding with the receptionist on duty..instead that we pay only 2 nights..we pay 3 nights..as she told us there was no room available instead she accomodated us in another room in the venetian hostel..the room was quite okay and the cr is ok...but the worst experience we had was the aircon..it was really very hot.it was cold in a while but the whole time it wasn"t anymore.too bad and pity for the kids...i complained to the staff and they checked it but it was still the same...
we will never stay in this hostel again!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Flat F1, 14/F, Mirador Mansion, 60 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
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Ranked #88 of 133 Specialty lodging in Hong Kong
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Hotel Class:2 star — Venetian Hostel 2*
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