Are you traveling to Hong Kong soon? Planning a holiday can be a daunting task especially when you are on a budget and headed to a quite expensive city in Asia. If you are looking for a budget hotel to stay during your trip, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you my top ten recommendations when it comes to budget-friendly hotels in Hong Kong specifically in Tsim Sha Tsui/Kowloon district and Hong Kong Island/Central district. I’ve made sure that while these are budget hotels in Hong Kong they are the best value and some of them are actually a bit luxurious.
There are a large number of options for cheap accommodation in Hong Kong but it can be hard to find a quality hotel at a budget price. Don’t freak out, there are still several great budget hotels depending on which part of Hong Kong you want to base. I have picked four budget hotels in the Kowloon area and six in Hong Kong Island. All of the budget hotels on this list are below $100 per night.
THE BEST CHEAP HOTELS IN HONG KONG COMPARISON TABLE
Here’s a chart for you to look at with ratings taken from booking.com and prices per night for the best cheap hotels in Hong Kong.
|Region: Kowloon/ Tsim Sha Tsui|
|The Cityview****||8.2-Very Good||$58|
|Metropark Hotel Mongkok****||8.4- Very Good||$40|
|The Bauhinia Hotel- Tsim Sha Tsui****||8.2- Very Good||$48|
|Region: Hong Kong Island/ Central|
|The Harbourview****||7.8- Very Good||$54|
|Burlington Hotel****||8.5- Very Good||$58|
|Eco Tree Hotel****||8.5- Very Good||$53|
|Kew Green Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong****||8.5- Very Good||$67|
|Ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan***||8.2- Very Good||$58|
|Hotel Ease Access Wan Chai****||8.5- Very Good||$39|
*** Indicates a star rating
Here’s a quick guide to help you decide which region suits you best when choosing your budget hotel in Hong Kong!
- Hong Kong Central: If you want to be in the middle of the action and experience the nightlife, Hong Kong Island (Central) is the best district for you! There’s also shopping and hiking.
- Kowloon: If you want shopping, some hiking and prefer to do things on a budget try Tsim Sha Tsui or Kowloon District.
CHEAP HOTELS IN TSIM SHA TSUI & KOWLOON REGION
The Cityview (Great Location): Set in the heart of Kowloon district, The Cityview is an ideal destination for those traveling on a budget. Aside from being reasonable in price, this 4-star gem is in a great location making it a popular accommodation for all sorts of travelers. 4-stars for under $80 is an incredible deal! It is only walking distance to everything such as Yau Ma Tei MTR station, famous markets, a variety of dining options and other tourist attractions. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport line’s Kowloon station. The hotel rooms are nice and clean with modern amenities. There three on-site restaurants that serve delectable international cuisine as well as meeting venues for business people. Guests can access the pool and gym at the YMCA. Though the breakfast buffet is not included in the price of your stay, it really is good!
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Shamrock Hotel (Great Location/ Great Service): Just a block away from the subway station, Shamrock Hotel has gained popularity when it comes to exceptional location and service. If you are looking for a budget hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, you will be pleased with this 3-star hotel. Whether you are traveling for business or sightseeing, accommodation at Shamrock is a very convenient stay. The hotel staff are so warm and welcoming in such a way that they immediately help you in everything including currency exchange, tour booking, etc.. The hotel shuttle is also available for free for all guests, which is a very handy service.
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Metropark Hotel Mongkok (Location): Metropark has it all. Gym, epic bar, and restaurant and beautiful pool. The rooms are also very nice so this 4-star hotel should be a lot more expensive. It is my value pick. The hotel’s location is perfect given the fact that if you stay here, it will give you a chance to access both parts of Hong Kong. It is a 4-star hotel yet affordable enough even for those looking for a cheap hotel in Hong Kong. Hotel rooms ranging from standard rooms to suites. There is an on-site cafe, a bar, and a coffee shop. What else you could ask for? But what is wonderful about this hotel is you are practically close to everything. I highly recommended this hotel to all those looking for a budget hotel in Hong Kong!
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The Bauhinia Hotel– Tsim Sha Tsui (View): Are you looking for accommodation that gives you the best view of the observatory and the sea partially yet still caters to your budget? The Bauhinia Hotel got your back! This affordable 4-star hotel is perched on the upper area of Tsim Sha Tsui. Getting here on foot is a challenge but don’t freak out as the hotel offers free shuttle service from and to the subway station daily. All the dining options, pubs, and bars are just moments away. The rooms are spacious with excellent shower pressure. And if you get the right room, you will be rewarded with the stunning view of city skyscrapers and the ocean. I think it’s probably one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in! It is the little touches that make it beautiful.
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CHEAP HOTELS IN HONG KONG ISLAND/CENTRAL
The Harbourview (Great Rooms/ Great View): As its name suggests, Harbourview offers a spectacular view of the marina. It also features sleek, clean, and spacious rooms with luxurious items and en-suite bathrooms. With more than five thousand reviews on the booking.com website. This is quite a popular haven for all budget-conscious business travelers. Business rooms are great value for money. Imagine lying in your comfy bed and be able to look out the spectacular view of the harbor, isn’t it perfect? This hotel should be priced much higher due to the modern rooms and view, which is why I’ve chosen it as one of the top budget hotels in Hong Kong. For a reasonable price, this hotel has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. With its excellent location and cleanliness, no wonder why it is one of the nicest cheap hotels in Hong Kong Island!
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Burlington Hotel (Location): If you want to be in the middle of everything in Hong Kong Island and save some of your money, Burlington Hotel is ideal for you! This 4-star hotel is technically situated in the heart of hustle and bustle of Wan Chai. When it comes to public transport, you will not worry about it as the hotel is only a stone throw away from the main subway station. It’s one of the top options for a cheap hotel in Hong Kong. At this price, with a view of the city out your window, it is hard to go wrong!
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Eco Tree Hotel (Convenient Location): Are you looking for accommodation that gives you easy access to Macao and Victoria Peak? Look no further. Eco Tree Hotel lies in the center of the action. It is next to Metro stop and not far away from the ferry terminal so it’s a perfect place to start your Hong Kong escapade. There is a park nearby where you can enjoy the views that span across the harbor. The MTR, trams, and buses are right at your doorstep. Hotel rooms are of good quality and the staff is incredible in giving value-added services. Aside from that, the hotel is one of the best budget options in Hong Kong considering you are in a trendy neighborhood of Hong Kong island. You can’t fault Eco Tree Hotel at all.
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Kew Green Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong: This 4-star hotel sits comfortably in the core of Wan Chai district making it a perfect place to stay for a couple of nights for holiday goers or business travelers. With its Chinese-British inspired interior designs, this property features brand-new rooms and amenities. The hotel is not only about the look and design, but also the little touches that make it a wonderful place to stay. What surprised me was the hotel provides free travel smartphone with unlimited mobile data so guests can access the internet 24 hours and make calls. They also have a female-only floor with feminine touches. Whether you’re traveling with your family or for business and leisure, Kew Green Hotel is highly recommended. The gym is very nice also!
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Ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan (Bestseller): With thousands of reviews on booking.com, this is by far the most popular hotel in Hong Kong. This affordable boutique hotel really exceeded my expectations. It’s really hard not to like about this property. When it comes to transport, you will not have any problem as the MTR is only walking distance as well as the ferry terminal to Macau. There is a money changer across the street and the bus stop that will take you to the airport. They have well-appointed rooms and some have cool paintings on the walls that match the bed sheets and pillowcases. With all these wonderful offerings plus a reasonable price, this hotel is undoubtedly the best in downtown Hong Kong.
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Hotel Ease Access Wan Chai (Great Location): Taken from the name itself, this 4-star hotel offers easy access to everything in Hong Kong Island. It’s only moments away to plenty of trendy shops, exquisite dining options, and entertainment. Each room is sparkly clean and well-designed with everything you need. Not to mention the Wi-Fi is excellent. I love the little touches of this hotel. For $39 a night, staying at Hotel Ease will definitely give you great value for money and make your Hong Kong holiday worthwhile. 4 stars starting from just $39 a night is just crazy.
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I hope this list of the best budget hotels in Hong Kong helped you choose affordable accommodation for your trip. While these are the best cheap hotels in Hong Kong, I also have a list of the best overall places to stay in Hong Kong that you may want to check out as well.
PRE-BOOK YOUR 4G SIMCARD FOR HONG KONG (AIRPORT PICKUP)
Before I arrived in Hong Kong, I pre-booked my 4G sim-card for pick-up at the airport. It gives you unlimited data for 5 days of traveling in Hong Kong at 4G speeds. As soon as I arrived at the airport, I walked to the stall, the guy put in my new sim-card and activated it and I was connected from the very first moment. You can Click Here to pre-book your 4G sim-card here and you’ll be surprised it’s actually cheaper to book it in advance.
Book yours now: Pre-Book 5-days Unlimited Data 4G Sim Card
PRE-BOOK YOUR 4G OCTOPUS CARD
You will need to purchase an ‘Octopus Card’ and then you reload it at the machine at the subway station. I pre-ordered my octopus card through Klook, which meant that when I arrived at the airport I simply picked the card up at the Klook counter and caught the train to my accommodation. It saved me from catching an expensive taxi and figuring out the Octopus card later.
You simply scan in at the station you enter and scan out where you exit and the fee is deducted from your card. On the bus, you will pay a fee depending on how much of the route is left and you only scan the card once for a fixed rate. I found moving around in Hong Kong very cheap, efficient and safe.
Click Here to pre-order your Octopus Card with 100 HKD credit loaded onto the card. Pick-up at the airport desk. 100HKD is good for 6-8 train rides and then you can top it up as you go.
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CHEAPEST AIRPORT PRIVATE TRANSFER SERVICE
The airport in Hong Kong is on Lantau Island, which is about 40-minutes away from Hong Kong Central and 30-minutes away from Kowloon. If you don’t want to bother with public transport, you can book a private transfer that will pick you up at the airport and drop you to your hotel (or vice versa picking you up at your hotel and dropping you to the airport). It’s actually not that expensive and can save you valuable time. The cheapest option is actually the coolest and is in a Tesla car, which is pretty cool. I did this to and from the airport for less than $40.
Book yours now: Hong Kong Airport Transfer in Tesla
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