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The hostel is well situated and one of the cheapest of the city (100HK$/night in dormitory), however there was only 1 bathroom (1 toilet, 1 sink and 1 shower) for 4 dormitories (6 persons in each I think), the general cleanliness of the bathroom and dormitories was poor (moisture on the walls and ceiling, very small bugs, at first I thought it was a 1mm spider but it looked like a humidity bug, and I also killed a bug that looked like a very small cockroach on my bed, but blood came out of it).
It is one of the cheapest place in Hong Kong, but for the price still really bad.
Hello! I went to Hong Kong at this Chinese New Year! I stopped at City Guesthouse Hostel. I like this hostel, because it has good location (near Avenu of stars) so every evening you can go to the seaside and breath fresh air, also i like the staff, they i very polite, and always ready to help you)) especially Raaj from 6 floor. Also the price is very nice. Everobody go to HK an stop at the City Guesthouse hostel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Margarita, Ukraine
Loved my stay here, it's very basic but more of a cultural experience than somewhere nice to stay. I'd advise anyone staying here to read the BBC news article on the building - it's not for everyone http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24015987. Very basic but the staff were always friendly and helpful. I always felt safe, even when taking the back stairs alone (there is an elevator too). Lots of other tourists and friendly residents. Safety deposit box was a nice touch.
"you got what you paid". Great comment. Absolutely agree. Nice location, dirty hostel, but cheap.
we arrived in the morning and we had to wait for check in about 1 hour. Also outside of the hostel it is real rush and lot of creepy guys, but if you can manage to get to the hostel, it is a nice place, very clean, with great staff!
The hostel has nothing special, the rooms are very small and the bathrooms can become very dirty. Raj, a member of the staff is extremely helpful and kind, he helped me everytime I needed and was always asking if he could help on anyhting else
To stay at Chung King Mansions is an experience every backpacker should go through when visiting HK. The hole guesthouse structure is very safe given the location, we even had safety boxes in our room's with electronic locks. The room is small but you can still move. If you get a top BB be aware of the ceiling as you might hit your head against it. The staff is verry harsh and not very helpful, but we believe the price of it makes up to it.
This hostel is part of the Chunking Mansion conglomerate, which is worth experiencing at least once. I stayed a week in a couple different types of rooms and found it to be clean and secure. Raj, the laundry guy was particularly nice, offering me an alternate shower one day when the dorm shower (shared between like 20 people, so often occupied) was full. Downsides for me would be the state of disrepair in dorm bathroom, no common room, no key to room, and general sketchiness. Wifi excellent.
I LOVED this place. Raj is the best host I ever had in my round the world trip! Would highly recommend staying here, and try the dorm rooms 601/602 or the twin private 630 for some more luxury and your own bathroom.
I know a property in HK is not cheap, especially in the downtown. However, this hostel is in a building where there are so many people going in and out. The stairs are narrow and dirty. When it comes to the room, I have to say, it`s so tiny!
The staff specially sherry and the other lady ( I forgot the name) are very helpful and could provide useful guides and pointers in HongKong. The bathroom was small. You've got to learn the technic to get out of this room successfully if you are a little big.
Hong Kong is pretty expensive but the Hongkong City hostel offers a reasonable price. The hostel staff, especially Raj, is very nice and helpful.
Good, clean, basic Hostel, polite staff, a good place to stay for Backpackers and people travelling with a low budget. After hearing a lot of bad things about Chungking mansion and after seeing the entrance area, I was positively surprised by this hostel. Will go there again if I am to go back to Hongkong
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
It is very good value for money in Hong Kong. It is just a pity about the difficult approach to it through the crowded and very slow lift!
Staff friendly and courteous. Good value for money for Hong Kong
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Good location near the metro, buses, and the ferry to Hong Kong. The hostel has several different names listed on hostelworld.com but it's all the same place which was unsettling. Beds were clean but the bathroom was disgusting, the door locks were poor, and the building is full of drug dealers, shady shopkeepers, and was unsafe at night. Best bet is to spend a little more money and get a better room.