Absolutely rate our stay at Ascension House! The place was so lovely and clean and we had everything we could possibly need! Our hosts were so kind and gracious and really made the effort to get to know us—many laughs were had! Thank you for providing such a welcoming home in such a tranquil place.
A Christian based hostel on the hill overlooking Sha tin. Clean, tidy and quite, tucked into the hill. Quite rural for Hong Kong so you get a taste of bird life and the forest while enjoying the breeze. An extremely pleasant place to stay Be warned this is a hike up the hill from Sha tin MTR so not recommended if you have lots of luggage or a problem hiking. Typical of hostels everywhere you need to accept that bunk beds mean being woken up and selfish fellow travelers come in during the middle of the night and slam doors.
clean, good value, quiet peaceful location but close to local city and hong kong in general. nice hosts, interesting guests, good wifi, nice kitchen to use, good shared bathroom. a bit of a walk from mtr/subway but truly worth it
A 10-15 minutes walk from the Shatin MTR is so worth it! The view! The people you meet! The hammock in the garden! Here you'll make new friends. Here you'll find rest. This place is a really good place to stay when you are a backpacker in Hong Kong. It's also a good place to stay for a weekend if you live in Hong Kong and just need to get away from the busy city life. The new hosts, Therese and Simon, are Scandinavian volunteers. They'll help you with whatever you need:)
Stefan and Heidi quite simply made a good stay in Hong Kong great. We'd heard that the Christian centre was worth a look for its traditional Buddhist temple building, nestled in the hills of Sha Tin an otherwise built-up area in the New Territories, characterised by busy roads, flyovers and about half a dozen interconnected shopping plazas. Seeking a break from the heady throng of Kowloon, a bit of tranquil retreat was all we needed. We bumped into the S&H on the way back down To Fung Shan Road They said they'd be happy to put us up in the intriguingly-titled Ascension House. From outside the venue, one can imagine what the view would've looked like 30 years ago, but there was also something peaceful about seeing all those lights and structures from a safe height. This solitude extended to the simple but charming interior of the house, a good-sized social area for chatting and eating, attached to an excellent kitchen and a cosy upstairs 'prayer room'. The shower room and toilets were clean and there was a washing machine and tumble dryer out back of which we took advantage for a few dollars. The bedroom we got was a typical three-person hostel room, a bunk bed and a single bed with air conditioning and reading lights (towels and bed clothes as standard). The low price reflected the basic services on offer, but everyone knows the best qualities of any accommodation are the things you can't pay for: atmosphere and personality. The hosts Stefan and Heidi, a young couple from Denmark, had that in abundance and were great company. Elsewhere, we managed to find some lovely walks on the east side of the hill where monkeys clambered in the trees overhead and turtles sunned themselves on rocks in the streams. In the Sha Tin hills, we felt we had discovered a secret beyond what most tourists go there for - the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery - and Ascension House was our home for that discovery.…