Hostels in Hong KongHostels in Hong Kong

You are looking for hostels in Hong Kong? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Hong Kong hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Hong Kong.

All Cities in Hong Kong

We list every single hostel in Hong Kong and the world. In total, we have 8 cities in Hong Kong for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Hong Kong hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Hong Kong. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Hong Kong

With its clean, modern feel; international vibe; and elements of traditional Chinese culture hidden at every corner, Hong Kong is truly unique and worth exploring to your heart's content.

Although Hong Kong may look small on the map, there is plenty to explore in the three main regions -- Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, and the New Territories. Kowloon, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, has plenty to do and see for more reasonable prices than the more upscale Hong Kong Island. There are plenty of Hong Kong hostels, both in the bustling Mong Kok area and in the more touristy Tsim Sha Tsui. Hostels in Hong Kong Island aren't too much more expensive, and can often be more English-friendly due to the Colonial history of the area. Although the New Territories are mostly residential areas, there are still some Hong Kong hostels available for those who wish to explore the less touristy areas of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is unique because it has been able to maintain precious aspects of its traditional Chinese culture throughout the process of globalization. Although the city is often considered international, some of the most exciting parts to explore are where the locals spend their time shopping. One of the most charming and equally overwhelming parts of Hong Kong's traditional culture are the market streets. Rather than one main shopping street with a variety of different shops and goods, Hong Kong is filled with streets that specialize in certain merchandise.

Take Goldfish Street, for example -- should you ever need a picture-perfect goldfish, you can head straight to Goldfish Street and choose from thousands. Here there are bags of goldfish stapled to doors, benches, or any other empty and usable space. Sneaker lovers can head to Sneaker Street and be overwhelmed by the choices -- there are so many shops and deals, you just might go home empty-handed from exhaustion. The Ladies Market sells handbags and accessories galore; the Flower Market is bursting with delightful smells; and the Bird Market is a magical place filled with glorious sounds, pretty colors, and -- of course -- plenty of birds. These streets are not only a great place to experience market culture, but also wonderful opportunities for photographers to capture the color and vibrancy of life in Hong Kong.

Another fascinating part of Hong Kong's past are the temples, of which there are plenty. One of the most famous and spectacular temples in Hong Kong is the stunning Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin. The journey begins by climbing more than four hundred steps while surrounded on both sides by five hundred golden Buddha statues, each with its own unique pose and facial expression. The temple can be found at the top of the hill, with just under thirteen thousand miniature Buddha statues covering the inside of the temple. It is certainly a sight to behold, as is the view of Hong Kong and the surrounding mountains from outside the temple. Another famous temple is the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Big Buddha statue, located on the mountainous Lantau Island.

Hong Kong has attractions for every kind of tourist. Outdoor enthusiasts can check out the Dragon's Back Trail and culture lovers can explore art galleries or witness traditional Cantonese Opera performances. Foodies can choose from thousands of delicious fusion restaurants, while sightseers can soak in the views of the riverfront and Avenue of Stars. Cityscape lovers can admire the spectacular city skyline from above at the Victoria Peak and even beach lovers will find a few spots to relax and get away from the busy city. There is a reason Hong Kong is known as one of the greatest places in the world -- check it out and find out for yourself!

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Travel Tips for Hong Kong - from the Community

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I learned several things on my trip here. The subway goes all the way to the China border. You can take it from Kowloon (Mong Kok) station for 6.50 HKD. After you cross the border, The Shenzhen train is almost right there. If you go to the Peak, the tram costs 33 HKD RT. You can take a bus much cheaper. If you want …

FAQ on Hostels in Hong Kong

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Hong Kong?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Hong Kong here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Hong Kong safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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