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Y Loft (Youth Square)
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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
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“Best hostel I've ever stayed in”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Y-loft has a great atmosphere with a really helpful staff! Although it's location is a little far from most places we had to go it is located next to a great subway station and shopping center so you'll have to account for travel time in most cases but i think it was worth it. The staff was amazing, most of us were English speakers in China for the first time, they were able to answer all of our questions and even lent out electrical convertors to those that needed one. The atmosphere in general is great, I met a lot of fellow travelers one night that we were all sitting in the lobby relaxing. The rooms are really spacious and modern, wi-fi is also available in every area of the building.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Jenny N, Manager at Y Loft (Youth Square), responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Ktrex,

Thank you for staying with us and post your positive comment on Tripadvisor.

I would take this opportunity to extend our great thanks for your remarkable comment regarding Y-Loft. This is utmost motivation for our further improvement.

Again, thank you very much and we are looking forward to warmly welcome you back in the near future.

Y-Loft Team
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Xiangyang, China
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Non-flexible administration. We were charged 113 CAD as a penalty for canceling our reservation 36 hours in advance after we found out at the airport that there was a way around to get our Chinese visa at HK airport on the Saturday we flew in. A very similar situation happened to us in Shanghai and the hotel was very helpful. We just found 113$ to be quite an expensive penalty for not even staying there.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jenny N, Front Office Manager at Y Loft (Youth Square), responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Cat4C,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comment on Tripadvisor. We are sorry about the late cancellation charge applied to you last Mar due to our critical booking situation. We fully understood that there might be changes on travelling schedule but a 48-hour notification period has been honored and stated on our booking confirmation. We thank you once again for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to Y-Loft, Youth Square soon.

Yours sincerely
Y - Loft Team
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed here during the end of May 2013. Incredible find and will definitely come back to Y-Loft for my future visits to Hong Kong. Rooms are very spacious, staffs are courteous and thorough with their services. At this price, this is hard to beat.

It is not right at the main shopping malls, but it is steps away from the Chai Wan MTR station. Since it is the terminal station means you can a seat every time, which is rare.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank MichaelJensenWong
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Michael K, Manager at Y Loft (Youth Square), responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Dear MichaelJensenWong,

Greetings from Y-Loft, Youth Square.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed stay with us. Your remarkable comment and compliment is utmost to encourage our team to maintain and improve the services. We are looking forward to warmly welcome you back in the near future.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if any further assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Kong
Manager, Hostel
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised! Good size rooms and clean, with pleasant staff. Right next to the MTR, though it's true it's a little far out from the main shopping, eating, tourist places. Breakfast was simple and a little limited but still ok. Good value for HK for sure.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Michael K, Manager at Y Loft (Youth Square), responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Dear the_lofty_attic,

Greetings from Y-Loft, Youth Square.

Thank you for your recent stay with us and your valuable comment on the TripAdvisor. Your comment is utmost to encourage our team to retain the services and our further improvement.
On behalf of Y-Loft Team, we are looking forward to warmly welcome you back to Hong Kong in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Kong
Manager, Hostel
Y-Loft
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We love this hotel! It was far from the hustle and bustle of Central HK but it was so conveniently located near the Chai Wan MTR. We didn't mind that it was a bit far from the City. The rooms were huge by HK standards. The staff were very nice and accomodating and can speak English! We will definitely stay here again!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael K, Manager at Y Loft (Youth Square), responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear Tessa N,

Greetings from Y-Loft, Youth Square.

First of all, thank you for your recent stay with and trust you enjoyed your stay with us. I would take this opportunity to extend our appreciation that your remarkable comment. It is utmost encourage for our team and our service retention that it pride itself on.
Once again, thank you very much and looking forward to warmly welcome you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Kong
Manager, Hostel
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is very safe. Ensures a good security for everyone. Area is okay, there's a mall next to it and an MTR station nearby. However, it's quite secluded and is kinda far from the city area. So if u want to step out of ur comfort zone, step out of ur hotel to live a calm peaceful HK type of residence

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Michael K, Manager at Y Loft (Youth Square), responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Zulkarnain H,

Greetings from Y-Loft, Youth Square.

First of all, thank you for your recent stay and trust you enjoyed stay with us. Thank you for your valuable comment on TripAdvisor for our improvement and maintain the standard of the service that pride it self on.
Thank you once again and looking forward to warmly welcome you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Kong
Manager, Hostel
Y-Loft, Youth Square
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Many might be quick to dismiss this place because of the location, so be informed before you book the hotel. Like most things, there are always two sides of the coin. While it is a quick 2-5 minute walk to Chai Wan MTR, this is the end of the Island MTR line. So that means, it takes about 45 min to an hour to get there from the airport via A12 bus (extremely convenient & faster than the MTR); 25-30 minutes to Central; 20 minutes to Causeway Bay; 45 minutes to Tsim Sha Tsui; over an hour to Tung Chung (Citygate Outlet Mall).

While I was initially dreading the time spent commuting on the MTR, I realised that staying at the end of the MTR line brought about some unexpected perks:

1) It made me a little more adventurous.

I took a quick 10 min train ride to Tai Koo, to check out City Plaza mall ... a really big mall with big brands like H&M, Uniqlo, Muji, Timberland, Tom Lee etc. with some luxury brands like Coach too. Did most of my shopping here on a Saturday, but I didn't have to contend with crowds or ugly patrons. Plus the H&M, Uniqlo and Muji stores here are reaaaaallllllyyyyy huge, so no need to work your way around Miramar Mall. If your shopping gets a little unwieldy, the hotel is just a quick MTR ride back to dump all the stuff, so that worked out pretty well for me too.

I also explored Stanley (a quick 20-25min mini bus ride out from the bus terminus under Chai Wan MTR), which I wouldn't otherwise have gone if I had stayed near the city centre, since it takes about 1-1.5hrs to get there. Cos it was winter, I didn't see a need to get off and explore Shek O (beach area), though the bus does go past it. REALLY GREAT VIEWS OF THE VALLEY AND CLEAR WATER. Stanley Market is decidedly a good place to check out, but do take a nice quick stroll along the strip near the beach for cafes, restaurants and the G.O.D outlet at the small mall at the end near the temple and pier.

2) It has some pretty decent chain establishments nearby. (READ: GREAT FOOD, NO CROWDS)

While there wasn't much street food options (we tried one the restaurants a stone's throw away from the hostel block. cheap, but not really satiating or particularly good.), it has Itacho Sushi within the building (10% discount, fresh sushi, no crowds or queueing), Tai Hing restaurant in the neighbouring Hing Wah Mall, Kee Wah Bakery at the other sister MTR mall, New Jade Garden.

It's also easy to pick up some essentials like fresh fruit, water, etc from Mannings & ParkNShop within the malls, very quickly before heading back to the hotel.

3) The longer MTR ride makes a great opportunity to take a quick nap.

Walking around HK can be really tiring... especially since there is so much to see, eat and experience. The sheer walls of people can be quite claustrophobic as well, but since I am getting on the MTR from the last stop of the Island Line, I get first dibs on seats. Works both ways as well, since most people get off at certain stops, there are plenty of opportunities to find a seat and take a quick rest from pounding the pavement.

4) It is rather new and definitely much more spacious than most HK standards.

Instead of contending with others in shoebox hostel rooms that barely have sufficiently wiggle room, I had no difficulty with placing my luggage at one end of the room and moving around the twin room. The shower, toilet and sink (actually the entire building, really) are all cleverly placed and built to maximise space, so I never get the familiar, dreaded feeling of claustrophobia one would have at any other hostel (or MTR station). Plus this place is really rather clean, with vending machines on the reception level, cheap laundry options and a pretty decent gym. It even boasts a SkyTrack, which is a fancy name for an open-air running track on the upper floors. Seriously good value for the facilities you get, I think. Nit-pickers may point out that they don't provide much in the toiletries department - no toothbrush, cotton swabs, dental floss - only hand soap, 2 mugs for tooth brushing (they have separate ones for drinking) and a soap in the shower that doubles up as shampoo and body soap - but I can't quite complain, considering how everything else was pretty better than average.

Overall, a good place to stay to escape the maddening crowd!

TIP: If the reception folks do not quite understand your needs (or English, in particular), always wait till later to ask the night shift people to attend to you. Tony from the graveyard shift was particularly helpful and spoke better English.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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10 Thank emscheong
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Michael K, Manager at Y Loft (Youth Square), responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Dear emscheong,

Greetings from Y-Loft, Youth Square.

First of all, thank you for your stay with us and take your valuable time to comment on Tripadvisor.
I would take this opportunity to extend our great thanks for your remarkable comment regarding Y-Loft. This is utmost motivation for our further improvement and thank you for your compliment on half of Tony.
Again, thank you very much and we are looking forward to warmly welcome you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Kong
Manager, Hostel
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Property: Y Loft (Youth Square)
Address: 12/F, Youth Square, No.238 Chai Wan Road | Chai Wan, Hong Kong 000000, China
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Location: China > Hong Kong
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 158 Specialty Lodging in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Y Loft (Youth Square) 3*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Y Loft houses 148 rooms located in the Main Block and Hostel Block of Youth Square. Room selection includes Twin Rooms, as well as Twin Rooms With Balcony, Triple Rooms, House of Six, Duplex and Accessible Rooms. Equipped with full-service facilities like The Oasis, SkyTrack, common area, fitness centre and laundry marts, etc., Y Loft provides a perfect accommodation for budget travelers all over the world. It also offers concession rate to youth organization or youth activities held by non-profit organization or International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) members. Y Loft has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years in 2012 – 2014 and 2016 by TripAdvisor in recognition of its well-appointed facilities and the attentive service provided by staff. Y Loft further received a Bravo Badge and Certificate of Recognition from TripAdvisor and an online travel agent respectively, for delivering good levels of guest service and experience this year. ... more   less 
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