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“seedy from the outside but not on the inside” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Guangdong Guest House

Guangdong Guest House
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Guangdong Guest House
Ranked #76 of 158 Specialty Lodging in Hong Kong
Quezon City, Philippines
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“seedy from the outside but not on the inside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

my friends and i were recently in hong kong and with the hotel rates sky high, we decided to stay in guangdong guest house, a hostel. we were a little wary at first because of all the warnings we read about people who hang out at the lobby, looking to cheat unsuspecting tourists out of a buck or two. we also had a warning from simon, the hostel manager, about not showing our reservation document to any of the people at the lobby and to ask for directions only from the security guards. walking into chungking mansion where the guest house is located is unnerving at first because of all the people of different nationalities looking at you, especially if you are carrying your luggage. none of them tried to stop me, however, as i made no eye contact with them and headed straight for where i thought the elevator that would take us to b-block was located. the trick is to keep moving, ignoring all the questions being thrown at you by all the people at the lobby and look as if you know where you're going.

chungking mansion looked seedy and dilapidated but the guest house looked as if it had just been renovated, our rooms were spotless, nicely decorated and furnished with all the necessities we needed for a comfortable stay. the bathroom was small (the shower was over the sink) but there was hot water, a hairdryer, glasses, shampoo, liquid soap, conditioner, toilet paper, bath towels that were changed everyday (without us asking), aircon, fan, tv, dvd player and dvds from simon's collection.

simon was very helpful and meticulous about the cleanliness of his guesthouse. he promptly assured us that the establishment was safe and pointed to all the CCTVs installed in the premises plus the alarm button to press should we need help.

during our four-day, three-night stay, he changed our bedsheets twice, changed the towels daily and cleaned the room every day (frankly, i think he's OC). he also gave very precise directions when we asked him for help in finding the bus station to take us to the airport.

guesthouse is located on nathan road so it's right in the center of kowloon and a minute away from the tsim tsa tsui mtr station, shops and eating places. considering the location, it's quite a steal, rate-wise. so have no fear about staying at guangdong guest house. it's one of the nicest hostels in hongkong once you get past the lobby and into your rooms.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester
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47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

The location was perfect for our needs. We loved the fact that it was based in Chunking Mansions and enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. Simon was a friendly host and the room was extremely clean. We had a private double room with ensuite. The room itself was tiny but did the job for the 4 days that we were there. The double room is right next to the reception area so if you're a light sleeper take some ear plugs! All in all a good hostel in a decent area.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dalym
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

This is in an excellent location, close to the underground. Simon is so nice and helpful and has excellent recommendations for places to eat close by. It is safe and so clean, really great hostel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank minkeyab
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Manila, Philippines
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100 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

If you are a Budget Traveller who thinks will only stay at the room for sleeping after a tiring walk - then you will not regret trying to stay in a Guest House such as Guangdong.

Guangdong Guest House is inside the Chungking Mansion building. The building has many floors. Each floors is converted to rooms or what they called - Guest Houses. Guangdong is located at the 5th floor.

As you enter the building, make sure you are at the elevator for Block B as you may be lost.
Be careful for there are people at the ground floor who will try to force you to book on their Guest House. Who will offer you discounts. It is their job. So just ignore them and do not be fooled. If you have questions - it is safer to ask from a Police Officer or from the owners of shops.

When you arrived the the 5th flr of Block B building - you will feel safe and warmth, because Mr. Simon is very welcoming and his service is naturally great. You can ask anything, request anything for he will really try his best to assist and help you enjoy your stay.

We are a group of Four and booked two rooms. But when we arrived, he was kind enough to let us choose if we want two rooms (each with queen size bed) or one room with two king size beds, and thus we decided to accept the single room.

The room is really small..esp for a group of Four. But it is clean and complete with the things and utilities you'll need. The bathroom is very small as well, only one person can use it at a time. But everything is clean and neat.

The hotel is located very near to the MTR station, walking distance to malls, shops around and fast food chains.

Even if we had a very small room, our stay was still great because of the superb service we received. Truly, this Guest House is highly recommended for Budget Travellers.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank msCharrie
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

Guangdong Hostel is a private room type hostel. The rooms are all kept very clean and tidy, and the staff member Simon is an incredibly friendly and helpful person. The hostel is very secure having card access only. It is located on downtown Nathan Rd. which is a great location and very close to many tourist spots, and MTR subway stations.

A tip to make the experience more enjoyable is to ignore all the people on the ground floor, they WILL approach you asking if you need a hostel if you have luggage. Don't listen to ANY of them.

Overall, highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Projectilefish
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

Thank you Simon for your hospitality!! It makes our stay in Hong Kong enjoyable!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ylfoo
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Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

Me and my fiancé were a bit scary of staying in Chungking Mansions because of all those warnings. But in fact it was great to be there. At first, we booked only one night there at Guandong Guesthouse, but when we arrived and saw a room, we calm a bit and decided to stay there for whole week. RECAP: Safe, clean, convenient. Great English-speaking owner Saimon available anytime. Strongly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ZHDAN
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Property: Guangdong Guest House
Address: 36-44 Nathan Road, B2, 5/F, Block B, Chungking Mansion, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
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Ranked #76 of 158 Specialty Lodging in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Guangdong Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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