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Cosmic Guest House Hong Kong
Ranked #88 of 261 Hong Kong B&B and Inns
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“**the BEST place to stay in Tsim Sha Tsui**”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

**DO NOT BELIEVE THOSE NEGATIVE REVIEWS regarding COSMIC GUESTHOUSE**
DW (Dear Wife) decided to choose COSMIC GUESTHOUSE located in Mirador Mansion (located at Nathan Road) due to the following reasons:
1. value for money
2. location
3. convenience
Even though I was a bit skeptical of this place due to the negative comments that I've read since we (me, DW & DS - Dear Son) were first timers to travel to Hong Kong for a vacation as a family & they were strongly recommending this certain place specially for first timers to Hong Kong like us but we still followed our instinct & decided to go through in staying on this place on August 2013. We didn't set our expectations high so as not to be disappointed. I was glad we decided to stay at this place since everything was convenient, it's near the MTR station (Tsim Sha Tsui station Exit D1 which goes directly through Carnavon Road), 7-11 convenient store, Cafe De Coral (Hong Kong's Top Fastfood Chain which is just a few steps away) McDonalds, KFC, Yoshinoya, Burger King, Hui Lau Shan (Hong Kong's top dessert chain which specializes on Mango based desserts), etc. It's also near to shopping malls which carries US, Asian & European branded items. CityFlyer Airport Bus Stop (both for A21 & N21) is also located across the street from Mirador Mansion. The building is a bit old but there are 3 sets of 1-pair of elevators working to service each floor (1 for odd numbered floors & 1 for even numbered floors) & strategically spread on the ground floor. The said building is also safe & secure due to the presence of the numerous security personnels & cameras located strategically. There were no touts on the ground floor or the weird (as other people described it) scents due to the curry based foods compared to the other building complex. There are also store outlets on the ground floor which sells Hong Kong souvenir items such as keychains (3 for $100 HKD), T-shirts (5 for $100 HKD). Refrigerator Magnets (11 for $100 HKD), etc. Jenny's Bakery (Hong Kong's counterpart for Macau's Koi Kei Bakery in terms of almond nut cookies) is also located on the ground floor which sells the best almond nut cookies at $65 HKD (small can). Guest House reception office is located on the 12th floor of the building & it's the only guest house occupying the said floor unlike the other floors within the building or other building complexes wherein there are a number of hostel/ guesthouse establishments occupying a certain floor which makes it a bit chaotic. ROOM RATES are reasonable & the CHEAPEST/ LOWEST compared to the other guesthouses located within the building in other floors or to those located in other building complexes. Reception is only open from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM but they are willing to wait for their guests even at the wee hours of the morning but prior arrangements must be made either through email or phone. There's also a doorbell located at the reception door for urgent concerns. The rooms are clean & so was the bathroom which was spotlessly clean (still wondering why other people claims the opposite). Towels, liquid soap, shampoo, pillows, rubber slippers, plastic cup & comforter were provided. Hot & cold water in the bathroom are available 24 hours a day. Cable TV is not available. FREE HOT WATER (for your coffee, instant noodles, oatmeal, etc) is also available 24 hours a day. No free breakfast since payment ONLY covers for room accommodation. Additional payment will be charge if persons staying in the room exceeds the maximum number of occupants regardless of age of the said extra occupant. Air conditioning unit is fully functional. Reception personels were accommodating, polite, perky & courteous (was wondering why some people claims that they were yelled upon). Customer service at its finest. They also sell attraction entrance tickets (Disneyland, Ocean Park, Ngong Ping, Peak Tram, Madame Trussard's, Water Jet tickets for Macau, etc.) at a DISCOUNTED RATE unlike some travel services which ONLY sells attraction ticket entrance VOUCHERS only wherein you still have to line up upon arriving at the place for it to be replaced with the REAL entrance tickets. They also sell Coca-Cola soda products in cans & 500 ml bottled mineral water for $5 HKD each. Communication through email with JEREMY LEE, the contact person was fast, easy & efficient. Deposit payments was easy & convenient since you have the option to pay either through credit card, online bank deposit, money transfer or paypal. There were no sugar coating or positive scripting that was use in describing their rooms. They also set your expectations with regards to the service that they provide, the accomodation & items that will be provided upon arrival. Full payment in CASH only basis is to be done upon arrival at the guest house less the room deposit paid as reservation. Check their website: www.cosmicguesthouse.com for the updated room rates. They are not tied up with any booking websites. There will also be a $100 HKD additional payment which will serve as a DEPOSIT for the room key & subject for refund upon checkout. Check out was also quick & easy. You will have to coordinate with the reception the night before if you plan to check out early in the morning so that you can claim you're $100 HKD key deposit. They also have a weighing scale (with a margin of error only 3% compared to the airline weighing scale) where you can check your luggage before proceeding to the airport. We HIGHLY RECOMMENDED this place not only for families like us but for other people who needs a place to stay in Hong Kong either for business or holiday. Final conclusion: We had a pleasant stay at COSMIC GUESTHOUSE & will stay again if we are back in Hong Kong.

Room Tip: ROOM No, 1235 (2-double beds with windows & corner room @ $420 HKD per night REGULAR RATE) if yo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

If you're the type that's not claustrophobic, this is the place for you. With only 1ft with of walking space, we had to bump into each other. Bed hard as rock with lipstick and black stains. Pillows are really flat.

The is no space in the toilet for you to move around. Sink is directly in front of toilet bowl and shower. Unfortunately I didnt take a picture of the place but I guess if you google it you're know how small it was.

Because we were hit by the monsoon season, rain falls directly onto the aircond compressor and it made a hell of a noise at night because it was raining heavily. TV was affected as well because of the signal. WIFI was okay.

Receptionist was okay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

If you need just a bed to sleep in after a busy day in one of the busiest cities on Earth, Cosmic might be an ok value. This is Tsim Sha Tsui, HK, so you'll only have the space to squeeze from the door to the said bed, or to the 1 sq m toilet-cum-shower.

But the rooms are very uneven. Some are nice and clean, esp on the 12th floor (where they originally started, one would imagine), and some are horrid, and you don't get to choose. See: "photo is for reference only, Actual rooms will NOT be exactly the same" and "cosmic's right for substitution" on their site.

Best to have a look before you check in and have a backup plan.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Originally planned to stay here two nights but extended it to three once we arrived.

The rooms are teeny tiny, with barely room to walk around the bed. The bed itself was more like a king single, without the extra length, than a double and the shower was over the toilet. BUT Hong Kong is generally expensive for accommodation and Cosmic was one of the cheapest options, the location is fantastic for shopping, dining, bars and seeing the sights and the staff were friendly and helpful. Everything worked fine and it was clean enough.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

The room is very small especially bathroom.
Quality is ok for sleeping overnight, clean.
The most thing that I really love is location.
Located at TST, when you go down it close to MTR.
A lot of shopping place, eating around this guesehouse.
Cosmic is on the floor that not much people use the elevator, so you no need to wait in long queu for elevator.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The nicest guesthouse ive been to in hongkong. The staff in the reception is really nice, especially the old lady. The room is small but its ok coz all the rooms in hk are small. Mtr is just in the side of the building (2 minutes walk). Very near the shopping areas, bars and restaurant. I would recommend this place. Next time i come to HK i will definitely be staying at COSMIC GUEST HOUSE again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2013

we are stayed there for 2days, and everything running well (wi-fi, hairdryer and hot water) but the room is very small so don't expect to much. Close to MRT, 10 mnts to Ladies Market (Mongkok) by MTR, 50meters to avenue star, we was satisfying to stay there.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Cosmic Guest House Hong Kong
Address: 12F No.54-64 Nathan Road, Mirador Mansion | Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Location: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
Amenities:
Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 261 B&Bs / Inns in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Cosmic Guest House Hong Kong 1*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are FULLY LICENSED guest house that meet every strict safety standards demanded by the government. We do not operate any illegal "shadow" guest houses rooms under a licensed guest house like many others do. Every room in Cosmic is licensed with government issuing sticker labeled on the door. Stay safe, stay with a licensed guest house. And in case you don't already know, we are the single entity owning the most licensed rooms in Mirador Mansion building. Convenient, convenient, convenient. No guest house has better location than we do. We are on top of the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Subway Station. Our building is surrounded with 3 subway exits. We are named as the Best Hong Kong Hostel by Rory Boland on About_com. "Every bit as stellar as the name suggests, including rooms which feature direct phones, color TV and fantastically, free Wifi. Rooms, while small, are a cut above the white walled Hong Kong average, with some small splashes of Ikea design thrown in." Cleanliness, Safety are our first priority at Cosmic Guest House. The rooms are professionally maintained to guarantee utmost customer satisfaction. ... more   less 
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