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Kota Kinabalu
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is it safe for solo travelers in HK?

How is the weather in Dec? How many degrees c is it?

Are there hostels or backpackers that are good for meeting other travelers?

I found a place at Yesinn but they have a place at fortress hill and causeway bay. Are these places close to the main attractions?

I wouldn't want to stay somewhere isolated.

Is fortress hill on top of a hill? I would feel safer if a place has a lot of people around.

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Hong Kong is definitely a safe place for travelers. From this week, the temperature starts to drop and we get a little bit autumn feeling. To my experiences, there were years Hong Kong had a very humid and cold winter on Dec (around 10 degree), there were years we had a very hot winter with only long-sleeves. However, it also depends on your personal feelings as well as where you come from.

Causeway Bay is one of the major attractions in Hong Kong where you can find a large variety of shopping opportunities.

Basically, I think Hong Kong is very safe to stay, so you don't need to worry too much. In general, the hotels or hostels in TST, Central, Wanchai and Causeway Bay will be higher than the other regions.

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>> Is fortress hill on top of a hill? I would feel safer if a place has a lot of people around. <<

Between Causeway Bay and Fortress Hill, I would pick Causeway Bay. It is closer to the actions. Not as far to walk back to your accommdation after dinner, after shopping or something.

Fortress Hill is a small hill. But depending on where the hostel is, it may not be on the hill (most likely as up the hill those are residential high rises). It may be on the flat side (or the area) adjacent to Tin Hau (which is adjacent to Causeway Bay). It is a condensedly populated area. No worries.

P.S. I just looked up on Google. Yesinn is on King's Road. Flat. Not on a hill.

Edited: 4:32 pm, November 20, 2012
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autumn feeling? Oh no. I can't even stand the cold when it rains :(

How many degrees?

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Hi, confirmed Yesinn ,for the one located at Fortress HIll- it is on flat terrain, but to get to Fortress Hill MTR station, vide one of the lanes, just a slight slope lah--no worries.

Causeway Bay can be reached easily from Fortress HIll by tram, bus, MTR--very senang .

I understand from YesInn website, the one in Causeway Bay is a dorm(share washroom/bathroom facilities),whereas the one in Fortress Hill is with ensuite washroom facilities.

" Yesinn@Causeway Bay only provides mix dorm or female dorm, if you want to book the private ensuite, please go to Yesinn@Fortress Hill ".

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Check temp. here.

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>>>>is it safe for solo travelers in HK?<<<<<

>>>>Might want to have a read of this recent thread on safety in Hong Kong. <<<<


>>>>>Are there hostels or backpackers that are good for meeting other travelers? <<<<

We often recommend Dragon Hostel which is actually more of a guesthouse, in a great location. Its safe, clean but quite basic. You can meet others here but its not as social as a traditional backpacker hostel if you are familiar with these setups.

Dragon Hostel


Hope this is useful.

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