Hong Kong Guide Pt 1: Where to stay!

Hong Kong has been hou good ah!
(I’m so stuck with the canto-ish chinese accent)

HK is a city of food, shopping and late night fun!
So all we do all day is eat and buy and party {on repeat} ahaha
So…. if ya haven’t been to HK, 
there are a few pointers here that i might be able to help/guide you along to enjoy your holidays better(:

Firstly, 
PLACE TO STAY

My advise would be to either:
1. Stay near Mongkok (旺角) MTR station
It is a place that you must go to anyway, 
all the shopping places are around this area.

2. Just stay near any MTR station that is within walking distance of 2-5 minutes from your hotel
Preferably along Mongkok till Causeway Bay (Red to Blue line)
Because you would probably be travelling along these few stations throughout the trip!
(EVERYTHING IS THERE)
I like booking all my hotels through www.agoda.com
It is easy, convenient and you earn points 
which could be exchange for $$ to be waived off for your next trips(:

For my first time in HK, i stayed at 
ROYAL PLAZA HOTEL (帝京酒店) -5 stars
93 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon, Mongkok, Hong Kong

It is located beside a shopping mall, above Mongkok East MTR.
Able to walk to Mongkok shopping area within 15minutes.

Cost approximately $250 SGD per night during non-peak hours/agoda promo 
I got a plaza deluxe room the other time!
This hotel is crazily comfortable! And of course kind of expensive..
Don’t book this if you have a budget for the trip.

The bathtub is so comfortable and they provide Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries.
smells damn damn good!


For the 2nd time back in HK, my friends have some budget.
So we stayed at 
WING SING HOTEL (永星酒店) – 2 Stars
1B Wing Sing Lane, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
3 Star Hotel

It is located at Yau Ma Tei MTR, 3 minutes walk from Exit C
(1 station from Mongkok)

Cost approximately $60+ SGD per night during non-peak hours/agoda promo 
We got a Triple room.

It has one queen bed and 1 single bed.


As we were really on budget.. this hotel is decent enough.
I would say, a place to crash and then go out quickly the next day. 
Although it is small, but really really good enough for us!

Unlike other budget hotels, you get some walking space for this..
And the toilet is actually not small and cramped, quite spacious!
It’s really recommended for people who find no point in spending too much on hotel rooms!
If you’re feeling rich, feel free to checkout hotels near MTR Central (中环)
It’s an pretty awesome place to stay at as well!
JUST A REMINDER:
ALWAYS ALWAYS TAKE THE MTR!
Unless it’s too late for MTR as the taxi in HongKong is more expensive than in SG!
The meters jump every 200m!

MTR is so so so much faster and cheaper(:
Get an octopus card instead of day passes!
At the end of the day you can refund the remaining money in the card 
with a deduction of 9HKD for processing fee

Hope my guide helps!
Will continue on which places to shop and eat on part 2(:

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