We booked in to the New Hong Kong Hostel for One week In August 2012. The owner owns several of the hostels in Block C at Chungking Mansions and as a result we actually ended up in the "Garden Hostel" on floor 16.
The Hostel was absolutely perfect for our needs. We had an immaculate room, which was cleaned daily by the friendly and helpful staff. The room is small, but there is plenty of room under the beds to store cases etc. The bathroom again was small, but perfectly equipped with a lovely hot shower. The Air con worked perfectly and there was a good size TV and free Wi-Fi.
Given the location and price, visitors should expect small, neat things. The cleanliness and friendliness of the staff however were WELL above our expectations. We've spent time in countless Hostels across New Zealand, none of which come close to this hostel for cleanliness, convenience and comfort.
The location is perfect, and we really can't understand why people give Chungking Mansions such a bad press. We had done our research and expected the hawkers (which were very polite and no trouble), small lifts etc etc so there were no big surprises. Chungking Mansions is not a threatening place although people may not have experienced this kind of environment before, so do check it out in advance. The curry restaurants are excellent and there are some of the cheapest snacks and drinks in all of Hong Kong on the ground floor!
We would DEFINITELY stay here again. We're posting this review on both "New Hong Kong Hostel" and "Garden Hostel" as we're not 100% sure which would be best to review!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Room with Free Internet Access,Air-condition,Fan,Television with Cable Channel,Telephone,Private Bathroom,24 hours hot water,Towel and Slipper. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New Hong Kong Hotel Hong Kong
- New Hong Kong Hostel