About this listing
Shanghai Street Studios have a private room in the culturally-rich honeypot of Yau Ma Tei for creative people.
SSS is located on the third floor of a 1960s walk up apartment ("tong lau") and functions as a creative space that engages the local community through creative and socio-cultural projects.
The apartment is equipped with many amenities including a kitchen, washing machine, air con, Wi-Fi and a nice sitting space that let's in the beautiful sunlight (half of the apartment are windows). We have a library that includes books ranging from Yukio Mishima novels to zines by local artists. The room has some great and non-touristic maps to get you started.
Please note that the apartment and private room are relatively noisy at night but we hope that this adds to your cultural experience. Ear plugs included.
Please visit the "Shanghai Streets Studios" website for more details, photos and to see a short film.
- Friendly and interesting people
- 10 second walk to Temple Street Night Market
- 1 minute walk to Yau Ma Tei MTR Station (metro/subway) - green line
- 1 minutes walk to Cinematheque Broadway and Kubrick Bookshop Cafe
- 1 minute walk to Mido Cafe, a 63 year old cafe that featured in the film, "The World of Suzie Wong"
- 4 minutes walk to Woofer Ten, a community art space
- 10 minutes walk to Very MK, a rooftop farm
- Please see our community map for more places and we're more than happy to recommend more in and outside of Yau Ma Tei
Enjoy Hong Kong : )
Please close the windows before you leave the apartment. Thanks.
The stay at Michaels place was unforgetable.
The apartement is very nice and cosy.
Michael was very hospitable, helpful and the best host I could wish.
Thanks for the great time, Michael.
Marlena and Jörn
Micheal, thank you so much for letting me stay, had an amazing time with you! Micheal's place is ideally located, minutes away from yau ma tei mtr, an uber hip area. Oh - did I mention that he's great too?:)
The reservation was canceled 11 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
It is a great place! Michael is a really nice and kind guy, very informant about things you can be interested. The studio is like you can browse around for hours looking at the carefully picked objects, like the doll radio with switch tits or E.T. with red hoodie. The location is perfect, right at the Temple Street night market, where you can find great food all the time. Michael, thanks for all! :-)
I stayed at SSS for a weekend in January and absolutely loved it. Michael is a wonderful host and all around nice guy. The place is in a very central location and compared to the cost of nearby hotels, SSS is a true bargain. Great character and a lovely place to stay. Thanks Michael!
Smart, creative, kind but above all, informative. The apartment is placed in an amazing location, the heart of Kowloon; you feel more like a local as a guest in this chic yet vintage studio. rather than a tourist. SSS is filled with character, the host is such a friendly artist and very well respected in the community that the stay became more like a lifestyle and lovely short term home for us. Much better than any hotel or hostel; our belongings were safe and we had great conversations with the host over tea that he made for us. Hope to enjoy again someday in the future!
Shanghai Street Studios was an amazing creative place. I ended writing a new song there, inspired by the sights, sounds, people and food around the neighborhood. The interior is especially amazing with the eclectic colorful collection by Michael. Mic was gracious throughout the trip (he showed his favorite cafe, places around the neighborhood and introduced his friends as well). It was a great unique experience that is perfect if you're a creative person working in the arts.
The location is really central - about a 5 min (or less) walk to the Yau Ma Tei MTR station and the shopping stretch on Dundas Street. It's so near the Hong Kong International Hobby and Toy Museum which is pretty neat and very close to Broadway Cinematheque if you feel like catching an art film.
Tons of great food around the area, near a small magazine/ convenience stall if you want to get some bottled water or snacks (opens till late). If you like hanging out late, the location is great since it's so near Mongkok.
About the Host, Shanghai Street
Shanghai Street Studios was founded by Hong Kong photographer Martin Cheung and local designer and beekeeper Michael Leung.
Michael and Martin met each other in Hong Kong in 2009. They worked on a HK Honey project together and founded Shanghai Street Studios in July 2011.