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.
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.
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 epic budget places you’ll love:
- the luxury boutique hostel Adler Hostel, one of the top hostels in Singapore
- best hostels in Bangkok, Thailand
- 3 best hostels in Beijing, China
Check out all of our 5 Star Hostels in Asia.
In this guide we cover:
- 3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong
- Best Hostels in Hong Kong for Solo-Travellers
- Best Hostel in Hong Kong in Central, Hong Kong Island
- Best Party Hostels in Hong Kong
- Cheapest Hostels in Hong Kong
- Airbnb in Hong Kong
- Discounts for Hostels
- Handy map of hostel locations
- Flights to Hong Kong
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.
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.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- How to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong …
No more teasing – let’s jump straight in.
Quick overview of the 3 Best Hostels in Hong Kong:
- The Mahjong – best hostel in Hong Kong for Female solo-travellers
- Mojo Nomad Aberdeen – best hostel in Hong Kong for Digital Nomads
- Check Inn HK – best choice for backpackers
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.
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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Here is a video about The Mahjong with impressions from the hostel, the neighborhood and Hong Kong around.
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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 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. 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. 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:
- Female solo-travellers
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. 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!
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, 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:
- 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.
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!
- Free WiFi
- 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:
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 leas 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 Mojo Nomad Aberdeen 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:
Best Party Hostels 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.
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.
Cheapest Hostels in Hong Kong
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. And certainly there is cheaper hostels than the ones we listed here.
The best cheapest hostel in Hong Kong is Hop Inn Mody.
It 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. ou have to take up a lift to get to the hostel.
The Hop Inn Mody 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 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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If you are looking for more cheap hostels in Hong Kong, there are ways to find:
- Open Hostelworld with full list of accommodations in Hong Kong
- Order the listing by price
Here you go. It is simple.
Make sure you check the reviews before you book. Keep an eye on the “extreme” comments, meaning the worst and best. These give you a pretty good idea what to expect and what not to expect.
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.
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. The other option to get round cheaply is the Octopus card.
All sights in Hong Kong we included are:
- 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
(You can deactivate and activate the different layers in the left sidebar. Open the map in a new tab here.)
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 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.
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.
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- Best hostels in Ubud
- Best hostels in Beijing
- Best hostels in Bangkok
- Best Hostels in Kuala Lumpur
- Best Hostels in Hanoi
Find all our hostel guides around the world here.
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.
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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!
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Your Smart 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