This is the best bargain whole flat in Hong Kong for you and your companion. No need to share space or tiptoe around other people. Absolute privacy at an unbeatable price -- with a priceless view.
Perfect for one person or a couple.
Private bathroom and fully-equipped kitchenette.
Plenty of sunlight let in through a wall of windows, with a broad sweep view of Lion Rock, the city's most iconic peak.
IKEA furnishing. All amenities, down to coffeepots and pans, and linens and hangers, included.
Access to rooftop for chilling and partying.
This is an authentic, most diverse 'hood off the tourists' beaten path. Artists' village and cafes just three blocks away.
The entire place, plus roof top.
The most diverse neighborhood in all of Kowloon
A 25-minute walk to Mong Kok -- the shopper's paradise.
Steps away from more than 20 bus lines and a ferry pier. A 25-minute ride to Central/Wanchai. A 15-minute ride/half-hour walk to Poly U, City U and Baptist U. A 20-minute ferry ride to Hong Kong Island East.
Minimum stay: 3 weeks, but negotiable
S.y. Was a very friendly and accommodating host. The room was as listed with an amazing view, and even better view of the city from the roof. The neighborhood was less polished than the other areas of Hong Kong that we visited on our trip, and distance from the MTR meant bus travel was a necessity. Overall a good stay for the price but the building and area is not what your average western tourist would find ideal (the view is amazing tho).
Neighbourhood was ok. Good directions on how to get there and further instructions once we got inside.
S.Y. is a very nice person. She explaned to us in details about Hong Kong, how to get around, what to see. We really enjoyed the stay.
This was hostel quality but was a private room with a little private bathroom attached. It had a fridge, hotplate, water pitcher heater, TV with 2 English channels and hot water in the shower which wet the entire bathroom floor. No WiFi. Fifth floor. The main and very serious problem we had trying to find it after dark was that the main road was incorrect on the otherwise very precise directions. If we had not had the volunteer help from a couple with a GPS I don't think we could have found it. The host met, welcomed and oriented us when we arrived. Now that I know where it is, for the price, I would probably stay there again.
Duly noted your correction to the typo in the directions
Here are three corrections of my own:
The "private room" is a actually an individual apartment, as all other guests attested to.
WiFi is available by plugging the USB modem.
The "hot plate" is a super-powerful induction stove, and quoting a guest who actually used it and loved it (it "took me by surprise first time around, but I am a very experienced cook and loved it once I got the hang of it").
SY is a great host who goes the extra mile in showing us how and where to get local transportation. She answers to all queries super promptly and has been an excellent help.
Accommodation is as described and is in a neighborhood which is as local as you can get. The view is fantastic and waking to it is priceless.
We've stayed in Intercontinental many times and the view you get at SY is comparable but the experience is really local.
Would love to stay there again at our next trip if possible and for more nights!
S.Y.'s place is in a nice residential neighborhood in Kowloon--more interesting than the island, in my view, and conveniently accessible by bus. She's a fascinating woman with lots of tips, whether for things to do or news regarding the political machinations of Greater China. It's comfortable, little apartment with a great roof view!
S.Y. communicated with me very well before my stay. She helped me with my luggage when I arrived and showed me around the neighborhood briefly. The apartment is basic, but perfectly comfortable for me. No complaints. The listing is exactly as described. I liked the neighborhood very much -- good supermarket, fresh veggies in street stalls, and a good meat/fish market. I was able to cook for myself with no trouble. The induction burner took me by surprise first time around, but I am a very experienced cook and loved it once I got the hang of it. The mountains, bay, and harbor are stunning at night. There are plenty of taxis and buses, but I prefer to walk. Mong Kok is an easy 35 minute walk which I did most days.
I always try to do my best for all my guests. I expect some level of cleanliness (I ain't a neat freak) and responsibility in return. Just want you to enjoy your trip as much as you can. You'll have the entire place to yourselves.