We stayed at GIG after looking for a place to stay in The Lonely Planet guide, it seemed the cheapest. The rooms were very small & during the night somebody was ringing the bell for the main door constantly until 4am!
The one positive is that it's in a good location to get to the HK side & the rooms are cheap in comparison of other places. Due to this we decided to try & stay here a few days later. I rang before we came & they said they had a room, when we arrived however we found out from Jessie the owner that they didn't & she called a friend who did & we stayed there for that night, with the intention of returning to GIG the next night, before we left to go to this other room, Jessie confirmed with us that she would reserve us a room for the next night, we clarified with her that this was 100% positive otherwise we would have to spend that night looking for somewhere for the next night, she said yes & that we should stay at hers as she would reserve us a nicer room than the one we were off to, so off we went to her friends hostel.
The next day however we arrived at GIG and they didn't have a room booked, when i queried to speak to Jessie they passed me the phone and she didn't even apologise for not having a room, when she had promised they would. This then left us in a massive problem with all our heavy bags. I found her attitude to be rude and they no way deserve to have a recommendation in the Lonely Planet Guide.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Golden Island Guesthouse (GIG) is newly decorated in 2008 and located in Nathan Road where is the heart of commercial and entertainment district in Kowloon. We're nearby Jordan MTR Station and Yaumatei MTR Station, and can be easily accessed by most of major public transportation from/to anywhere in Hong Kong . We provide clean and comfortable accommodation to budget travelers at most affordable price. All the rooms are equipped with private bathroom, television, telephone and FREE WIFI internet access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Island Guesthouse Hotel Hong Kong
- Golden Island Guesthouse Hong Kong