Hong Kong is notorious for its hella-expensive property and in general, hotels aren't cheap. But we've dug out some of the best sleeps in town with awesome locations and even rooftop pools, with most of them under $800 a night. If you're on a budget, why not check out some of the cheap eats in Hong Kong, including awesome street food and traditional desserts. That said, if you've saved some cents on these bargain hotels, you'll have some cash to spare to ball out!
The best cheap hotels in Hong Kong
Cosco Hotel provides you with everything you need to enjoy Hong Kong Island’s hippest harbourside neighbourhood, offering a range of room types, all with television, coffee and tea facilities, and mini bar. The harbourside location is a few minutes from walk from buses, trams and Kennedy Town MTR station, you can be in Soho for restaurants and bars in 20 minutes. Kennedy town itself has plenty of entertainment, with a range of bars and restaurants and lots of shopping opportunities at local markets and supermarkets.
Charterhouse offers access to the onsite fitness centre and free use of a local-number smartphone, with 3G mobile internet and unlimited local and international calls. There are three restaurants in the hotel, offering a range of global cuisines, and Champs Bar caters to sports lovers. The hotel is conveniently located between lively Wan Chai and the shopping district of Causeway Bay. The MTR station, bus and trams stops are all less than a 15-minute walk away, giving easy access to Central.
Conveniently located a five-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui in the heart of Hong Kong, The Chelsea Hotel offers a range of cosy rooms with stunning views of the city’s skyline. High-end brands and bargain-filled markets are just a few minutes walk away or hop on the iconic Star Ferry over to Hong Kong Island to explore the Wan Chai and Central areas. The hotel offers all the modern amenities you would expect, including free WiFi and flatscreen televisions in every room.
Featuring a rooftop swimming pool with harbour views, this modern hotel is only steps from Sai Ying Pun MTR station and a short distance from the awesome bars and restaurants of Soho. Rooms offer views of the harbour or of Victoria Peak and the popular peak tram is a 10-minute taxi ride away. Connections to southern and eastern Hong Kong Island and Kowloon are also easy from nearby Central MTR station. Guests can exercise at the gym, or arrange a day trip at the tour desk. The hotel also provides laundry services, luggage storage and a 24-hour front desk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the hotel's coffee shop, while in-room dining is also available.
Located close to HKU and Sai Ying Pun MTR stations, Best Western Plus overlooks the Victoria Harbour with the ferry piers just a 5-minute taxi ride away, with ferries to Macau, Kowloon and the outlying islands leaving frequently. The hotel has two restaurants on site, plus gym facilities for guests. Most of the rooms have fantastic views and are fitted with luxurious marble bathrooms. Nearby Soho has something for everyone, with lively bars and clubs and a range of restaurants offering international cuisines.
Situated near Soho, this boutique hotel is within walking distance from historic Man Mo Temple and the fab bars and restaurants the neighbourhood is known for. Stylish rooms are equipped with a smart device-friendly multimedia docking station, an LCD TV and a 4G pocket WiFi device is offered to keep you connected whilst you explore the city. Lan Kwai Fong, excellent for a lively night out, is easily accessible by foot. The whole city is at your fingertips with the Macau and Star Ferry terminals and Sheung Wan MTR station less than a ten-minute walk away.
This stylish modern hotel is conveniently located just a three-minute walk from Sai Ying Pun MTR station, with easy access to Soho and the Central ferry piers. There’s a rooftop pool and suites available with stunning harbour views, plus a restaurant serving a buffet breakfast daily and a range of Western and Asian classics. If you fancy something else to eat, there are plenty of restaurants nearby and loads of lively bars in nearby Lan Kwai Fong.
Featuring a rooftop swimming pool with spectacular views of Victoria Harbour, Grand Harbour View Hotel is just a five-minute walk from North Point MTR station, offering easy access to Central in under 20 minutes. There is an onsite restaurant and bar, or try venturing into the North Point area for a great range of eateries. All rooms have a flat-screen TV and selected rooms are equipped with a kitchenette and cooking utensils. Chun Yeung Street, on the doorstep of the hotel has a fascinating historic market, while there are plenty of shopping opportunities available on nearby King’s Road or in Causeway Bay, three stops away on the MTR.
Located above Tseung Kwan O MTR station and PopCorn shopping mall, this modern hotel offers clean, smartly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi. Dining options include an authentic Japanese restaurant plus a free daily buffet-breakfast, served every morning. The carpeted rooms feature a work desk with an ergonomic chair, flat-screen cable TV, iPod dock and safe and selected rooms come with sea views. Hong Kong International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
Homy Hotel offers smart and cosy rooms with high speed broadband access. Located only a couple of minutes walk from Sheung Wan MTR station and a short walk to Soho, there’s plenty of lively bars and restaurants right on the hotel’s doorstep. The Macau and Star Ferry terminals are a five-minute walk away, and the Peak Tram is a short taxi ride so there’s plenty of options for exploring the city nearby.
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