It’s time to discover the 3 best hostels in Hong Kong! Oh that is a juicy one. So many of your wrote us, asking about the top hostels in Hong Kong. We always replied via email. But now, now we have this big guide for everybody available.
Vibrant, bustling and an override on the senses: Hong Kong, with its skyscraper-studded skyline, won’t fail to impress any type of traveller.
Whether you’re a backpacker looking for a party hostel, or a solo-female-traveller keen to check out Tsim Sha Tsui – we’ve got you covered.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
We condensed it all to the 3 coolest hostels in Hong Kong.
At the moment there is no 5 Star Hostel in Hong Kong.
That is why we’ve put this handy hostel review together for you.
If you are traveling around South East Asia, we got many 5 Star Hostels:
- the luxury boutique hostel Adler Hostel, in Singapore
- Yim Bangkok, your friends in the Thailand’s capital
- 3 best hostels in Beijing
- 3 best hostels in Tokyo
- 3 best hostels in Seoul
Check out all of our 5 Star Hostels in Asia.
In this Hong Kong hostel review, we cover:
- A detailed description of all 3 Best Hostels
- Best Party Hostel in Hong Kong
- Airbnb Hong Kong
- Handy map of hostel locations
The 3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong
No more teasing – let’s jump straight in.
Keep scrolling to find out about our €35 discount with Airbnb.
Quick overview of the 3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong:
1. The Mahjong (heritage, culture and Tsim Sha Tsui)
Step inside Hong Kong’s first boutique hostel: The Mahjong.
This compact abode provides comfort, cultural immersion and social space for all.
The hip design encapsulates Hong Kong’s unique character of both past and future.
Choose between mixed, female-only dorms and even cooler; queen deluxe dorms!
That’s right; at The Mahjong couples can share a bed without missing out on the social environment.
Read: Sex in Hostels? 4 Do’s and Don’ts to always remember.
En-suite bathrooms are attached to all rooms except the mixed dorms. Modern, hotel standard shared bathrooms are also available.
- Linen + towels
- Personal locker inside sleeping pod
- Reading light + personal charging socket
- Free WiFi
- Small kitchenette w/ Microwave + coffee station
- 24 hour Front Desk
The large common area and garden courtyard are wonderful social areas.
The Mahjong also offers daily events.
Perhaps you fancy joining the Foodie Walking Tour, or the Hong Kong pub crawl.
This is certainly the best hostel if you want to experience the REAL Hong Kong.
To Kwa Wan is a soulful Chinese neighbourhood, and foodie paradise.
A real slice of traditional Hong Kong is practically on the doorstep of The Mahjong.
Over 30 bus routes can be taken from the hostel. In 2019 a subway station will be opened nearby.
It is a 15-minute walk to Tsim Sha Tsui & Mong Kok and a stone’s throw from the mountain and coastal charms.
The Mahjong is a top pick hostel for:
- Female solo-travellers
- Design enthusiasts
2. Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour (digital nomad heaven)
There’s a small chance you’ll never want to leave Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour.
This brilliantly bright boutique co-live, co-work space is, without doubt, one of the best hostels in Hong Kong.
Choose between a family room, mixed dorm, female-only dorm, party room and private rooms.
All rooms include linen, lockers and huge windows. Seriously, this view? Have a look on the dorm room below. Wowzie!
Depending on your choice of room, extras include:
- Private terrace
- En-suite bathroom
- Mini fridge
- Harbour view
- Daily cleaning service
There is a fully-equipped kitchen, on-site bar, multimedia room, music room, yoga space and gym.
Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour offers a daily continental breakfast.
Chill out in the TV room or grab a book from the library.
The large, bright work-space creates an organised and enjoyable place for digital nomads to get creative.
Bonus: there is FREE high-speed Wi-Fi and 24-hour reception.
- solo travelers
- party backpackers
- digital nomads
The Aberdeen neighbourhood is home to art galleries, wilderness and an indie coffee scene.
The airport bus drops off across the street.
3. Check Inn HK (personal touch)
Check Inn HK is a small family run hostel, with a warm homely feel.
Experience personal service here from the friendly, knowledgeable staff that are available 24-hours to assist you.
We rate this hostel as the best place to stay in Hong Kong for backpackers.
There are mixed, female-only dorms and private rooms. All include linen.
Air conditioning is within every room – an appreciated release from outside temperatures!
- Free Wi-Fi
- Small kitchenette
- Luggage storage
- Computer station
- Lounge area w/ TV + projector
The common area looks out on to the hustle and bustle below – perfect for people watching.
The area, Wan Chai, is the place to stay for those interested in business, bars and clubbing.
Read: 7 types of hostels
Ask the staff to help you book a local tour. Go hiking or join a cooking class.
Check Inn HK is a 5-minute walk from Wan Chai MTR Station. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is also only 10-minutes from the hostel.
Check Inn HK is a top hostel recommended for:
- Digital nomads
- Female solo travellers
Best Party Hostel in Hong Kong
If you’re keen to meet people and check out the local bars, stay at Urban Pack.
Twice a week this party hostel offers social gatherings for guests. Join the pub crawl and/or all-you-can-drink nights.
There is also a mini beer fridge on-site.
It’s located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui.
Grab a snack on your way home from the nearby 24-hour food shop and wind down by collapsing into the massage chair inside Urban Pack Hostel.
Airbnb in Hong Kong
Another beloved and popular option for many travellers is to stay at an Airbnb.
On this site, you can rent a local apartment or find a room and stay at a locals house. Obviously, this is a much different experience than staying in a hostel. Yet, we get it. Sometimes it is great to have a whole apartment just for you, your partner or your friends.
Get a solid €35 off your first Airbnb experience.
On Airbnb you can find many different options. We cannot name any specific place to rent.
Our best recommendation would be to browse through their listings and use the great filter function on it. For instance, laundry machine, free WiFi, elevator and such.
Any Discounts or Promo Codes?
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts or Promo Codes for hostels in Hong Kong. All discounts we had already expired. Now, that is a big pity, we know. We are always working on getting more discounts for our readers.
Subscribe to our newsletter. Here we share our newest promo codes for hostels and hotels in Hong Kong first.
You can always get the 35€ discount for Airbnb here.
Map of the 3 Best Hostel’s Location + sights
So you’ve chosen one of the 3 best hostels in Hong Kong to stay in. But where exactly is it?
We’ve put together this handy map just for you.
Compare locations and find out how close the hostels are to the main sights of Hong Kong.
Did you know? There is a Disney Land in Hong Kong! Don’t miss out and buy tickets here.
Hong Kong is a wide-spread city.
We recommend exploring cheaper and easier with the hop-on-hop-off bus, tram and ferry pass.
All sights in Hong Kong we included are:
- Tian Tan Buddha
- Victoria Peak
- Tsim Sha Tsui
- Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
Flights to Hong Kong?
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore and more.
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search.
Just draw a circle over Asia and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Summary of the 3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong
We hope you love our hostel review of the 3 top hostels in Hong Kong!
These were hand-picked by us because of their design, comfort and suitability to a range of traveller types.
Plan an amazing stay and enjoy all this colourful city has to offer.
As always we’d love to hear your thoughts and answer any of your questions. So, please, do not be shy. Ask your questions here in the comment box below.
Your questions actually help us to improve this article. So you help yourself, you help us, and all you travel mates looking for fun and cool hostels in Hong-Kong.
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
Hostelgeeks will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. As always, we only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
Enjoy this fine hostel selection and all 5 Star Hostels.
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How to book the 3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong?
We fully recommend every single hostel in this list as a top hostel choice for Hong Kong!
For every hostel introduced, we gave you the best ways to book them online. Please scroll back up to the hostel you are interested in to find the direct links.
Here you can find
Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries