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Merryland Guest House
Ranked #83 of 247 Hong Kong B&B and Inns
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Terrible staff, very small rooms.
For this price next time i will find something else. There is only one good thing in this hotel-location.
Hotel located in the city center,it is very convenient to visit attractions.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

Great location and the staff is very friendly. The room is very small but it's in Hong Kong so it's very normal. And it's clean enough, and the down stair is Tsim Sha Tsui subway station so the location is really convenient for everything.

But be careful that it's located in Mirador Mansion. Local people said that the building is poor public security, but there's security guard 24 hours now and I checked in at 2am and I didn't see any problems so I guess it's pretty well now. However, stay in safe and be careful.

For this price in Hong Kong, I couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

It was a very nice experience staying in this Guest House. It is located in a very prime location and has convenient access to all important places of interest in Hong Kong. the rooms are neat and clean and the personal care taken by the Guest House staff was excellent. Overall it was a homely experience.

K. M. A. Khan, New Delhi

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

I stayed five nights in November. I booked a single room with private bath through hostelbookers.com. First of all, the location in Tsim Sha Tsui was fantastic and the Director, Limbu Kus Kumar, was incredibly helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay again, but there are considerations if you are staying in a small single.

The room was much smaller than I expected (the director asked if I had received an email about the size, but I had not), as wide as the bed and maybe less than twice as long. If you are claustrophobic, the small single might not be the best choice. I had to sit on the bed in order to close the door; there was that little floor space. There is no where to lay out a suitcase--it is on your bed or under your bed. The bathroom is wet room style (no separate shower stall--close the door and presto! shower stall!), but there was good water pressure in the shower. Overall, I definitely felt like I was staying in a closet, but it was part of the adventure.

On my last night I was transferred into a larger room, and it felt palatial in comparison because there was floor space to stand beside the bed. Both the rooms were clean and had what I needed, but if you don't like small spaces, ask for a larger room.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

The room was very clean.

The location is excellent. Very close to the subway station.

The best part is that the staff is very helpful. Bruno has been most informative and we ended up saving a lot of time.

Highly recommended place (just have to ignore the hawkers and agents at the entrance of the building and the lobby)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

we were in transit from Italy to Australia with an 18 hour stop over and wanted somewhere cheap for a sleep- we had our 10 and 13 year old with us and it was an "education" for them! This is basic accommodation but the location (just off nathan road) is excellent, it was clean (but not new) the shower and plumbing worked well and most importantly the owner went out of his way to help us- friendly helpful service and cleanliness is important at this price. No it is not classy but you are not paying for classy, if you were going to spend a long time in the room you should probably look elsewhere. I always feel safe in HK because there are always lots of people around, there is cctv and security at the bottom of the lift. The room we stayed in had access to fire stairs but it was 13 floors up. I would stay here again if i was planning to limit time in room and budget was a main issue.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

We booked to stay in this guest house on the internet before arriving in Hong Kong. We were meant to stay for 5 nights originally. We arranged to extend this 1 night earlier over e-mail. In the end we didn't stay a single night in the hostel. Here is the story...

First, let me give some detail about these cheaper hostels/guest houses. There are many of them in old tenement blocks. Merryland Guest House is in Mirador Mansions. Another infamous one is the neighbouring Chunking Mansions (Google the names to get an idea about what they are like for yourself). They are large blocks containing many apartments above shops on the lower floors. The ground floors are a maze of stalls with people everywhere through out the day and night. There are always people around doing business, some less legitimately than others. On your way in you will be offered rooms, watches, suits and anything else you can think of. Expect to be hassled. A lot. If you don't like this, don't book this hostel.

After you have made it past the crowds you have to find the correct lift (elevator). There are different ones for different floors and different section of the building so make sure you get the right one. The hostel name will be written on the wall beside the lift. This is the only place you will find the hostel name so you have to search hard for it. The queues for the lifts are generally long. The lifts are very slow and serve many floors. The longest we waited for a lift was just under 10 minutes however other lifts had much longer queues so it could be worse. You will need to cram into the lift with many other people and often food produce being delivered to kitchens above the lower restaurants.

Once on the right floor finding you hostel can be tricky. There will be signs from the lift but it is often a bit of a maze. We saw quite a few people wandering around lost looking for elusive hostels.

A note of fire safety. We try not to think about this too much though. The hostels are licensed which includes fire safety and ours has visible alarms and detectors which we hope work. The other hostels in the building may not be so safe though and you are at risk from them. Going down 15 floors in these buildings in a fire would not be quick as there are a lot of people in the building. Something to keep in mind if choosing to stay here.

The hostels themselves are flats converted to guest houses. The quality of rooms seems to differ greatly but they will all be small. Expect a bed and a few shelves with an attached wet room. The walls/floor/ceiling will most likely be tiled. Don't expect a view but you may have a window. Most seem to have air conditioning too. The hostels we saw all had a young Indian chap who lived on site in a small storeroom (sleeping on the floor). This provides security and 24 hour assistance. We did pity their living arrangements though.

In terms of Merryland itself. We never really saw it. When we arrived we were put into the London guest house as apparently there was no room for us at Merryland even though we had booked. The London hostel was horrible. It was dirty, mouldy and nothing worked. The toilet continually ran until I manually turned off the water to it. The bathroom door handle wasn't attached. We had to flip trip switches to get electricity to work. We didn't dare use the shower as it looked like it would kill us. Fortunately we only stayed here one night (actually about 9 hours total, of which we would have been in the room for only 7 - that is 7 too long).

The next night Merryland still didn't have space for us but we were moved to another guesthouse called the Shangrila. This was much better. Very clean, everything worked, everything new and well cared for. We stayed here instead of the Merryland for the remaining time.

Pros: Very cheap.
Cons: You get what you pay for. Sorry, in fact you may not get what you pay for as you could be moved anywhere in a number of different buildings.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Merryland Guest House
Address: 13/F, D2, Mirador Mansion,No.56-58 Nathan Road, Tsin Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
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Ranked #83 of 247 B&Bs / Inns in Hong Kong
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Number of rooms: 5
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