Tsim Sha Tsui is ideal for both first-timers and regular travelers in Hong Kong. Nestled in southern Kowloon, this urban setting is home to luxury designer boutiques, eminent shopping malls, lively entertainment, delightful restaurants, and several notable attractions. Basically it is the shopping hub of the world with more malls than you can count. However, I stayed here for two weeks and used it as a base for hiking in Kowloon, Central, New Territories, and Lantau Island. It’s just a good central spot. The good thing about staying here and not on Hong Kong Island is that it is slightly cheaper and you can get some great value in hotels that you just can’t on the other side of the harbor. In this blog post, I’ve ranked the top 10 cheap hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui that I think you should check out when booking your next stay in Hong Kong.
I’ve uncovered ten hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui that offer some real savings, plus easy access to everything from shopping, local attractions, entertainment, and dining. If you can’t make up your mind about where to stay, check out these best cheap accommodations in the neighborhood if you don’t want to break the budget.
BEST CHEAP HOTELS IN TSIM SHA TSUI COMPARISON TABLE
|Prudential Hotel****||8.0-Very Good||$45|
|Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui||8.5-Very Good||$53|
|The Bauhinia Hotel- Tsim Sha Tsui***||8.2- Very Good||$39|
|The OTTO Hotel***||8.9-Fabulous||$29|
|Attitude on Granville****||8.4-Very Good||$27|
|Hotel Benito***||8.0_Very Good||$35|
|Dash Hotel on Minden***||8.7-Fabulous||$43|
|Soravit on Granville****||8.2-Very Good||$34|
|Park Hotel Hong Kong****||8.2-Very Good||$54|
BEST CHEAP HOTELS IN TSIM SHA TSUI, HONG KONG
Prudential Hotel (Convenient Location): Prudential Hotel proudly stands in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui along Nathan Road. As you can probably guess from its name, this hotel is ideal for travelers who don’t want to spend much when it comes to accommodation. For $45 a night, you can already get a good size, comfy twin room fitted with everything you need including a safety deposit box. Some rooms boast panoramic views of Kowloon and shopping and dining options are just moments away from the hotel. There is a shopping mall connected to the hotel so it’s pretty handy for shopping. Just below the hotel, you can easily spot the MTR station and the bus stop is just in front of the property. Location wise, I definitely recommend this place and it is BY FAR the best value ‘cheap hotel’ in the Tsim Sha Tsui region of Hong Kong.
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Shamrock Hotel (Value for Money): This hotel proves that cheap accommodation in Tsim Sha Tsui doesn’t have to be dated and congested. It features a broad range of affordable modern rooms from standard to deluxe. This hotel is popular not just because it’s cheap but also very handy when it comes to location. Staying in the city can be really noisy but if you get a room not facing the street, you won’t have a problem dealing with the noise. It’s only a minute away from the MTR station and there are tons to see in the area including some popular attractions and restaurants. This is a perfect base when you want to explore the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. With its great location, hospitable staff, and spotless rooms, this hotel is definitely value for money!
Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui (Excellent Service): Combing affordability, convenience, and trendy style, this 4-star hotel is one of the top cheap hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui. Although the rate per night may be a little bit higher than some of the others on the list, it’s worth mentioning that Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel provides impeccable service and chic minimalist rooms with free 4G pocket Wi-Fi. The hotel staff go beyond to ensure guests have a comfortable stay. In fact, guests can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service to and from Kowloon MTR station and even borrow a power bank from the hotel desk. Not only that, they also offer discounted tickets for several attractions in Hong Kong. This hotel is ideal for couples, business travelers, and families.
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The Bauhinia Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui (Tranquil Location): A little off the busy streets of Tsim Sha Tsui yet close enough to some dining options, The Bauhinia Hotel is a bit walk uphill but definitely worth the trek if budget and style are your two main priorities. Boasting six types of rooms from deluxe to harbor view executive, this 3-star hotel provides exquisite comfort in your entire stay. The hotel is just walking distance to the subway station and other attractions. It offers a free shuttle service from and to Kowloon station. For $39 a night, you can sleep comfortably in a superior double room fitted with everything you need. It’s not only cheap but also I love the little touches they offer. The shower is great and getting to your room is quite handy as they have a lift on-site.
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The OTTO Hotel (Excellent location): If you want a tidy hotel with a contemporary feel, The OTTO Hotel might be your best pick. This boutique 3-star hotel is conveniently located in the middle of everything. Surrounded by popular shopping malls such as iSquare, Mira Place, and Harbour City, this property does not only reasonable in price but also convenient when it comes to shopping. Although the rooms are a bit small, they are spotless. These 56 well-appointed rooms are equipped with a safe deposit, mini-fridge, en-suite bathroom, Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV. For a 3-star rate per night, this hotel will surely exceed everyone’s expectations. Chill out at the sun terrace with a beautiful city view. There is a bus stop next to the hotel. So, all in all, it’s a great value for money. Perfect for travelers who want a good night’s sleep after a long day of exploring or a long haul.
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Attitude on Granville (Excellent Location): Sitting in the trendy central area of Tsim Sha Tsui, Attitude on Granville is among the cheapest hotel in the neighborhood. The hotel features rooms that are beautifully and tastefully built for comfort. If you don’t mind small space, the rooms are fairly basic and minimal but each of the rooms is very artsy and spotless. I especially love the colorful tiles in the bathroom and the murals. The hotel has a retro vibe and it is a great option if you want to be near the famous spots such as the Avenue of Stars, Clock Tower, Canton Road, Museum, and Harbor Ferry. The property has a laundry and 24-hour front desk service.
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Hotel Benito (Affordable rate): Another modern boutique 3-star hotel that offers bang for your buck in Tsim Sha Tsui is Hotel Benito. The hotel is very accessible to heaps of shops, entertainment, and all mode of transport as it is nestled in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. However, it’s the rate that really makes this property stands out. It is a great choice for those travelers who want to save an extra penny for sightseeing and other must-do activities in Hong Kong. There are also popular restaurants nearby such as The Rice Noodle House, Spring Deer, and Tai Fung Lau Peking Restaurant. The hotel rooms are private, sparkly clean, and varied. There are options for single travelers and couples. Hotel Benito is one of the most suggested places to stay in Tsim Sha Tsui.
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Dash Hotel on Minden (Excellent Location): A hidden gem in Tsim Sha Tsui that offers clean, modern, and comfortable rooms with ample space. The hotel gives travelers the chance to enjoy every moment Tsim Sha Tsui has to offer. In terms of location and amenities, you probably can’t get much better than this. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and shops so it’s very accessible to everything. Guests can also benefit the hotel’s round-the-clock reception, laundry and room service, and free good Wi-Fi connection throughout the property. This is a great choice if you want to treat yourself but limit your budget. Combining affordability, good facilities, and excellent location into one tidy package, Dash Hotel is all about staying well for less.
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Soravit on Granville (Value for Money): If convenience, comfort, and budget are your three main priorities, then Soravit on Granville is your best pick. This Thai-inspired hotel has moody yet casual vibes and offers chic and clean rooms for every guest to have a comfortable stay. The vibrant street outside is completely opposite to the look inside this trendy hotel. The dark brown interior decor gives a monastic feel. The MTR station is just walking distance and the Avenue of Stars is just a few minutes away from the property. If that’s not enough, the hotel provides free luggage storage and guests here can even purchase tickets for a few major attractions. It’s an excellent choice for those planning to stay close to everything in Tsim Sha Tsui.
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Park Hotel Hong Kong (Family-friendly): For a high-quality stay on a budget, book and stay in Park Hotel Hong Kong. This 4-star hotel is positioned in the middle of Tsim Sha Tsui, a neighborhood overflowing with fascinating delights like shopping and dining. It’s also a few blocks off the promenade or the Avenue of Stars. The rate is a tad higher than other accommodation on the list but the hotel is good value for money. It’s a brilliant answer to the city’s desperate demand for space like Hong Kong. If you are traveling with your children, the hotel provides a room set up for kids. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, a good size private bathroom, ample desk, and more. You can also enjoy the city view from your room while having a cup of coffee in the morning. This is highly recommended to families, couples, and business travelers.
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I hope this list of the best budget hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui helped you choose affordable accommodation for your trip. While these are the best cheap hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui, I also have a list of the best overall places to stay in Hong Kong that you may want to check out as well.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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