3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong – Digital Nomads, Adventurer and Roof-Topping (+ Video)

3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong - Digital Nomads, Adventurer and Roof-Topping
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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.

Our favorite hostels in Hong Kong are:

  1. The Mahjong - best for Female Solo Travellers
  2. Hop Inn - best for Digital Nomads
  3. Check Inn HK - best for Backpackers

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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.

We visited the city, and brought back to you this epic guide. We cover your burning question of where to stay in Hong Kong on a budget.

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This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much 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.

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Quick Introduction to Hong Kong Hostels

Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 12€ up to 25€ per night. Accommodation and hostels here is not exactly cheap, yet there is options. This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays.

Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Safety: Hong Kong is extremely safe.

Party Hostels: Hong Kong is not really a big party destination. Obviously, there is some areas to party, and we even found a party hostel for you. However, Bangkok is more appropriate and fun for partying, in our opinion.

Location: We think the Chinese part of town is the best area to stay in. That includes the areas like To Kwa Wan with The Mahjong Hostel and Tsim Sha Tsui with Urban Pack and Hop Inn Mody. The area around Yau Ma Tei has the famous night life temple street.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Hong Kong .

  1. The Mahjong – best for Female Solo Travellers
  2. Hop Inn – best for Digital Nomads
  3. Check Inn HK – best for Backpackers

These are our favorite hostels in Hong Kong . We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: The Mahjong
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: The Mahjong
🥳 Party Hostel:Urban Pack Hong Kong
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: The Mahjong
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Hop Inn
🎒 for Backpacker:Check Inn HK
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Hop Inn
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Check Inn HK

1. The Mahjong (heritage, culture and local neighborhood)

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.

The Queen Deluxe Room is the one we stayed in. It is seriously the most luxurious room, because it is HUGE and has two bathrooms.

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Book The Mahjong here

Check prices at:
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The Queen Luxury Dorm at the Mahjong Hostel; perfect for couples!

The Mahjong Livign Room

Here is a video about The Mahjong with impressions from the hostel, the neighborhood and Hong Kong around.

We from Hostelgeeks also made it in the video. Can you spot us?

The video is produced by Samuel Hade. Follow his video channel on Youtube for more adventures e.g. riding a donkey in Afghanistan.

En-suite bathrooms are attached to all rooms except the mixed dorms. Modern, good quality  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 comfy common area is the perfect social area to mingle. Just come here, it is the place everyone hangs out.

The Mahjong in Hong Kong 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.

About the location of The Mahjong

The neighborhood of The Mahjong is called To Kwa Wan. It 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. There is a subway station nearby.

It is a 15-minute walk to Tsim Sha Tsui & Mong Kok and a stone’s throw from the mountain and coastal charms. When looking on the map, it may seem like it is a bit off the beaten path.

Truth be told: It is the perfect hostel location WHEN you choose to stay 3 nights or more.

You are also just a short bus ride away from the famous basketball pitch to take your perfect instagram shot.

The Mahjong is a top pick hostel for:

  • Couples
  • Female solo-travellers
Book The Mahjong here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

The Mahjong Hong Kong Common Space

The Mahjong Hong Kong Dorm

The Mahjong Hong Kong

2. Hop Inn

Hop Inn is a small hostel with a few dorms and a small common area. You will be in the heart of town, in the TST area. TST stands for Tsim Sha Tsui area.

It is really easy-going, and a wide mix of nationalities. When we stayed here, it was a really pleasant stay. You have to take up a lift to get to the hostel.

The Hop Inn will send you a detailed email on how to get there.

We recommend to download your Hong Kong map on your phone, before arrival. It will make things easier.

Below the hostel you have a stylish coffee for your morning coffee and breakfast. Around the corner of Hop Inn on Mody we found a super cheap place with delicious food.

The place is called Six’s Noodles.

It is inside a mall. Just walk down, and to the right-back of the mall. The exact Google Maps address is here. We had the Mushroom Dumplings here and the fried noodles. YUMMY and cheap!

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Location: Hop Inn is a 3-minute walk from the breathtaking Victoria Harbour, the monumental Cultural Centre and the Art museum. Harbour City, Ocean Terminal shopping centres and shops along Nathan Road are all few steps away. It takes an approximately 45-minutes to travel by car from Hong Kong International Airport.

A great choice for

  • Digital Nomads
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Check prices at:
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Hop Inn Room

Hop Inn Living Room

Hop Inn Hong Kong Room

Hop Inn Dorm

3. Check Inn HK (personal touch)

Check Inn HK is a small family run hostel, with a warm homely feel. It is the best place to stay in Hong Kong for Backpackers.

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!

Book Check Inn HK here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

Check Inn one of the Best Hostels in Hong Kong

What else…

  • Free WiFi
  • Small kitchenette
  • Luggage storage
  • Computer station
  • Lounge area w/ TV + projector
  • Piano

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:

  • Backpackers
Book Check Inn HK here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

Check Inn one of the Best Hostels in Hong Kong Check Inn one of the Best Hostels in Hong Kong

Best Hostels in Hong Kong for Solo-Travellers

Traveling on your own? When choosing a hostel you will most likely end up making friends, so you won’t be spending your time on your own here.

It’s just important to pick the right place for you.

The best hostel in Hong Kong for solo travellers is The Mahjong.

There is a few reasons for that.

The hostel is not that big. That is already an advantage since it makes things easier. It is easier to get in touch.

The second reason that plays in your favor is the small common room, the living room. Here everybody comes to chill and hang out. It is the place to be to connect.

Last but not least is the family dinner. The hostel organizes family dinners. This does take place weekly. Make sure you ask the staff or keep an eye on the black board.

Best Hostel in Central Hong Kong Island

There is basically two parts of Hong Kong. The Northern part with Tsim Sha Tsui area, To Kwa Wan, Yau Ma Tei. And then there is Hong Kong Island.

With the The Sheung Wan hostel (this hostel was previously called Mojo Nomad Central) we already gave you a cool option to stay on the island.

However, we are still missing a cool hostel in central Hong King Island.

The best hostel in Central Hong King Island is Mojo Nomad Central.

You are literally in the heart. Here you have everything in walking distance. Hip cafés, vegan restaurants, markets, malls, skyscrapers….you name it.

The dorms are super stylish, and so is the common area. Or should we say restaurant? Enjoy your lunch meal on the balcony of the restaurant, and have a look on the daily life of Central Hong Kong Island.

Oh, and the coffee here is great!

Mojo Nomad Central is the best hostel in Hong Kong for:

  • Couples
Book The Sheung Wan here

Compare rates at: Booking.com 

Private Double Room at Mojo Nomad Central, best hostel in Hong Kong for Couples Stylish Luxury Hostel dorms at Mojo Nomad Central in Hong Kong Te Quiero Mucho - the lounge and restaurant at Mojo Nomad Central Hostel

Best Party Hostels in Hong Kong

If you’re keen to meet people and check out the local bars, stay at Urban Pack Hong Kong.

Twice a week this party hostel offers social gatherings for guests. Join the pub crawl and/ or all-you-can-drink nights.

It is a small hostel in Tsim Sha Tsui area with a few common areas and events organized by the staff.

There is also a mini beer fridge on-site. Perfect to keep your beer cold, right?! There is also a kitchen if you fancy to cook your own meals.

What about the location of Urban Pack?

Perfect and super central! It is located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, so you are surrounded by endless bars. From the common area you have an amazing view over Kowloon Park.

The “Temple Street Night Market” in Hong ong is around 1km North from here. You can either walk and be there in 15 minutes or take one of the many buses. Remember to get the Octopus Card and top it up. It is the easiest and cheapest way to get around.

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.

Book Urban Pack here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best Party Hostels in Hong Kong: Urban Pack

What about the cheapest hostels in Hong Kong ?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Hong Kong .

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Hong Kong
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Hong Kong best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand, ask questions, and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app.

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Airbnb in Hong Kong

Another beloved and popular option for many travellers is to stay at an Airbnb.

Hostels are not exactly cheap in Hong Kong, so many groups and couples have a look on Airbnb. Here’s our guide on how to use 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. And again, sometimes it is even cheaper than a hostel.

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.

When traveling solo, we would recommend opting-in for a hostel though.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Hong Kong put on a map + 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. The other option to get round cheaply is the Octopus card.

All sights in Hong Kong we included are:

  • Disneyland
  • Tian Tan Buddha
  • Victoria Peak
  • Tsim Sha Tsui Area
  • Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
  • Instagram Basketball Court
  • Lion Rock Peak
  • Temple Street Night Market
  • Avenue of stars to watch the Harbor Light Show (we don’t think it’s worth it!)
  • Graham street wall art
  • Man Mo Temple
  • Dragon’s Back Hiking Trail
  • Super Tasty Vegan Restaurant 圓善素食 – in front of The Mahjong Hostel

Read: our guide to the top 20 things to do in Hong Kong

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Flights to Hong Kong ?

Hong Kong is another hub, same as Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

From here you can find great connection flights to Taiwan, Vietnam and others. So it’s a perfect way to spend a few days in Hong Kong and then move on. We recommend staying 3 nights; that is a perfect time frame to enjoy Hong Kong and see all the sights.

We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.

Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.

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More Epic Hostels in Asia

Alright alright. By now you have found your coolest Hong Kong Hostels.

You know what, we have written even more guides for you.

We at Hostelgeeks are here to help you to stay in safe and epic hostels around the world. Check out the finest hostels in the world, the 5 Star Hostels.

For more cool hostel guides around Asia, check out:

We have also backpacked Taiwan for 2 months and brought back our best hostels in Taiwan + itinerary.

Find all our hostel guides around the world here.

Over to you

Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

Your question will help us to improve this Hong Kong guide.

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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

Safe travels,
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CLOSED: Rainbow lodge Hong Kong

Update: This hostel has permanently closed. We’ve kept this content here for your information.

Welcome to Rainbow lodge Hong Kong a great hostel in a great location.

If you are one of those travellers who likes to meet people from all over the world, share travel stories and experiences, this hostel is the best places to do so.

This Hong Kong hostel offers:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A shared lounge (cosy)
  • A games room ( w/ foosball and dart)
  • A tour desk ( with daily tours and activity, just ask)

All rooms at this hostel come with a TV, air conditioning and a computer. Handly¡

They offer mixed and female-only dorms. As they know how important privacy is, every bed has reading light and curtain so you have a little space to yourself. Cute!

Check-out the freebies: Linen is free as well as lockers to keep your stuff safe while you head out.

Very homie place to stay!

CLOSED: Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour (Digital Nomad heaven)

Update: Our former #2 hostel has permanently closed. We’ve kept this content here for your information.

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. This hostel has every possible room type you can imagine.

All rooms include linen, lockers and huge windows. Seriously, this view? Have a look on the dorm room below. Wowzie!

Mojo Nomad Aberdeen one of the Best Hostels in Hong Kong

Depending on your choice of room, extras include:

  • Private terrace
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Mini fridge
  • Toiletries
  • Harbour view
  • Daily cleaning service

There is a fully-equipped kitchen, on-site bar, multimedia room, music room, yoga space, co-working space, and even a 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.

About the location:

The Aberdeen is located on the Southern part of Hong Kong Island. It takes you 30 minutes to get to the busy center of Hong Kong Island, and around 40 minutes to Tsim Sha Tsui.

If you would love to explore the more “chinese part” of Hong Kong, better go with The Mahjong Hostel above. If you want an epic hostel with EVERYTHING and a nice ocean view, Mojo Nomad is your choice.

Mojo Nomad Aberdeen is the best hostel in Hong Kong for:

  • Families
  • Ocean-View Lovers
  • Digital Nomads

The Aberdeen neighbourhood is home to art galleries, wilderness and an indie coffee scene.

The airport bus drops off across the street.

Mojo Nomad Aberdeen one of the Best Hostels in Hong Kong

Mojo Nomad Aberdeen one of the Best Hostels in Hong Kong

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