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 to walk, the walk is gorgeous!
Hong Kong is a fascinating metropolis consisting of numerous suburbs, with Kowloon and Hong Kong Island being the most interesting ones for tourists.
Hostels in Hong Kong are mainly found on the mainland in Tsim Sha Tsui. The main strip for hostels is Nathan Road which stretches across downtown Hong Kong. Here you will find a huge range of hostels offering all kinds of accommodation options. A very nice are to stay in would be on Hong Kong Island, but unfortunately accommodation options are very limited and often a lot more expensive.
Be aware that upon arrival, people in the street might jump at you and try to talk you into following them to the hostel they work for which may lead to you being overcharged. It is a very good idea to book a hostel with a reasonable rating in advance. It is also a good way to compare prices online; you will not be able to do that when you are already there.
Getting around in Hong Kong is not a problem. There is a comprehensive public transport system which covers most areas. If you are staying for a longer period of time it is a good idea to get an Octopus card, which is an electronic stored value card and can be used to pay for transportation and at convenience stores. Use the legendary Star Ferry to get from the mainland to Hong Kong Island, it is really worth the trip.
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