Some Hongkongers may describe their living conditions in our densely populated city as uncomfortably cosy. But surprisingly, there are many creative spaces and homes that exist in Hong Kong. And in fact many homeowners are generous enough to share their precious living space with travellers and ‘staycayers’ alike. We’ve sifted through some rental spots on Airbnb that we’d like to stay in because, let’s be real now, who doesn't fantasise about living in a swanky home like this – even if it is only for a few days.
To Kwa Wan: For the hipster on a budget
Hong Kong’s rendition of a capsule hotel! Cleverly named Mahjong, this hip, boutique hostel offers each guest a cosy sleeping pod with a safe. It also features a quirky communal living space with mahjong-inspired décor and a courtyard garden. Listing here.
Mong Kok: A minimalist escape
The tranquility and comfort of this apartment may make you think twice about venturing outside into the hustle and bustle of the city, or perhaps something to look forward to after a long day of adventure. Listing here.
Lam Tsuen: Perfect country getaway
Contrary to popular belief, Hong Kong is not all concrete jungle. Not exactly your typical log cabin, this luxe two-story farmhouse has a large stone feature wall and trendy décor. For those who miss the fresh air and open spaces of the countryside, this is the perfect getaway. Listing here.
Aberdeen: A slice of the Big Apple in Hong Kong
This New York-style loft is well lived in and full of character. Unleash your inner iron chef and cook up a storm in this beautiful space fitted with professional kitchen equipment. Go ahead relax on the comfortable couch with a good book and a glass of wine at the end of the night! Listing here.
Sheung Wan: Hong Kong’s healthiest flat
Health-conscious maharishis, this is the place for you! Featured on Bloomberg TV as Hong Kong’s healthiest flat, this award-winning apartment is built with sustainable green materials with air and water purification systems. The owners try to incorporate a healthy lifestyle in every aspect of their living – there's even a reflexology path in the shower. This flat may even give you some ideas and inspiration for living a healthier life. Listing here.
Central: Champagne showers
Sip champagne on this 50-storey rooftop terrace penthouse and take in the breathtaking view of the harbour below. Pamper yourself with the luxury amenities that come with this flat. Did we mention they also have a daily housekeeper and a dedicated driver for airport pick-up? Lavish! Listing here.
Southern District: Quirky designer apartment
This 3-bedroom flat is perfect for the unique individual who appreciates eccentric designs. Each room in this apartment is designed with riveting patterns and artwork on the walls. We especially love all the different chairs and sofas in this apartment! Listing here.
Tai Kok Tsui: Views from the 852
Wake up to an ocean view and the Hong Kong skyline in this luxury apartment situated in West Kowloon. This apartment features a large balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows and is a great spot to watch the nightly Hong Kong light show. This gem also includes secure access to hotel-like amenities like a spa and yoga studio. Pamper yourself! Listing here.
Sheung Wan: Hong Kong heritage with a modern twist
This elegantly designed studio apartment is a part of Dare Koslow’s collection of properties aimed at preserving Hong Kong’s heritage structures and traditional architecture with a modern twist. This little gem reflects the general area this studio is located in – smack dab in the heart of Central and Soho, this is the perfect place to stay with handy proximity to restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Listing here.
Sheung Wan: Egg-cellent studio oozing with personality
This tastefully decorated studio space in Sheung Wan is full of character and personality with a quirky, offbeat vibe. Marvel at the colourful eggshell wall and catch some z’s with the giant blue sheep inside the apartment! Listing here.
Whether you’re a trendy traveller, hipster backpacker or a health nut, there is a place and space for everyone in Hong Kong to make a home away from home.
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