About this listing
My warm and sunny, relaxed-vibed apt is in the heart of SoHo, right under the ‘red’ dot on the map of Hong Kong! My apt oozes chic, urban, hip and all is contained in my spacious studio apartment on lower Elgin st, and in Hong Kong's most sought after location. You will enjoy a long expanse of sunny windows to view the street life below.
I don't live there, so it's all yours, 100% with lots of space and privacy for relaxing after absorbing Hong Kong's lifestyle. I'm not far away though if you need advice on where to eat, shop, browse, climb, swim, sail, surf, or party.
Step downstairs to absorb the undeniably and very friendly vibe below on the cobblestoned street of lower Elgin. SoHo is also the oldest neighbourhood in Hong Kong. What awaits you downstairs is an array of delicious restaurants, galleries, cafes, bars, eclectic boutiques, wet markets, all standing the test of time in this pulsating metropolis we call home. Don’t forget your camera!
You will easily see why SoHo is undeniably Hong Kong’s most charming, colourful, cosmopolitan and pulsating neighborhoods.
My apt is incredibly, perfectly situated to everything you will need for your stay here! Just a few minutes walk down to Central MTR and Sheung Wan MTR and is just one minutes walk to the worlds longest escalator. It is also a 4minute walk to central, the IFC, the HK Airport Express and all ferry piers which depart to the outlying islands. It is just a 10minute walk to the Macau Ferry Terminal and the Western Market.
My apartment has possibly one of Hong Kong’s most spacious bathrooms with a lovely slate tiled floor, beaming with natural light, as is the main open studio-type area. I have heating and air-con, a dehumidifier, very fast WIFI, a quaint kitchen equipped with cooking utensils, a nice comfortable bed with reading light, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, a hugely comfortable couch, a massive white desk, tons of art-filled walls, black out blinds for weary long-haul travellers, and probably the largest storage/wardrobe space you could ever want to fill.
My apt ideally suits an individual or a couple who want to be close to step into the buzz of Hong Kong! The long, green sofa is a treat to snooze on, or sleep on if you have an extra friend/child with you. I also have a fold out bed if you need.
If you are looking for a slightly larger apt, try my other one. https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/2512951
Accessible by lift on the 6Fl. it's just as convenient and close to everything. This is includes a washer/dryer and large TV.
I hope to meet and greet you soon to my charming abode. Contact me for any Q’s.
Please make yourself at home. I am pretty easy going. I just ask you to PLEASE turn off the aircon or heater when you go out.
The place is ideal as a base for the SoHo area and is indeed surprisingly quiet despite being minutes away from all the good bars, restaurants and the mid-level escalator. As others have commented this is a walk-up and the climb up three flights of stairs is not ideal with luggage in the middle of summer nor is the taxi access as you need to walk down a steep hill a little way. Other than that the location is ideal. This is a good sized studio for HK and good value for the money with decent shower, a kitchenette and wardrobe space. That said, this is HK so manage your expectations, as with all studios it is really a place to rest up and most of the time you will want to be out and about (otherwise not much point staying in SoHo). I didn't meet the host Louise but she seems to know HK very well and is very responsive.
Great experience at Louise. Spacious apt. Great location. Better than any hotel I've been to in Hong Kong before. Highly recommended.
We absolutely loved staying in Louise's studio apartment. Right from the time we booked the accommodation everything went very well. Louise gave us great directions and we arrived to a sweet, clean, bright and well appointed little hideaway. The apartment is located right in the heart of Soho but was surprisingly quiet. The bathroom was fabulous, we had everything we needed in the kitchen and the bed was firm but very comfortable. There was a supermarket and two seven elevens close by and the area was both safe and fun! We had a couple of little quirks with the plumbing that Louise responded to quickly but in an old building a bit of quirkiness is to be expected. The apartment is the perfect size for two or three people and we would highly recommend it to anybody who wants to have a great base in the heart of Hong Kong. We wouldn't stay anywhere else now and look forward to our next visit. Thanks Louise!
The geographical position is very good.The room clean and tidy.Because I'm a lot of luggage and the house on the third floor, so it is difficult to move.But the closestool water slowly，you must wait 5 minutes before use it again.
Louise was a very prompt and considerate host. She assisted us greatly during our trip to Hong Kong. Her flat was clean and very well located, we very much enjoyed staying there and would stay there again.
A wonderful Hong Kong experience. Central to pretty much everything. Plus its a great size for a Hong Kong Apartment. Everything was clean and neat with such reasonable price-tag. Louise was also a great communicator throughout (with some great tips for the area).
Thanks for the stay :)
We very much enjoyed our stay, and Louise was quite helpful throughout. The apartment was very clean and comfortable, and we so appreciated Louise providing a foldout bed. As others have noted, the neighborhood is super convenient and has a plethora of fun restaurants. The stairs are a bit much with luggage, especially in the July heat, but the apartment is worth every step. Thanks so much, Louise.
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About the Host, Louise
I am an accessories designer, illustrator and painter. I design innovative, unique, and highly sought after handbags and have had my business for 12 years now. It comes with tons of freedom. I also teach swimming, and to those with special needs, and triathletes. I lead a hectic life but wouldn't have it any other way. I lived in London for five years and in Asia; Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, for nearly 20 years now. It's under my skin now, and I'm deeply embedded in Asian culture and lifestyle. I have traveled extensively to over 60 countries globally also. It's a fairly expensive addiction.