The hostel is located in Tai Kok Tsui where is near the heart of Hong Kong –Mongkok. It is 5-10 minutes walk distance away from both Mongkok and Olympic MTR stations. There are also have mini-bus to reach to Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui for shopping and dinning.
There are 24-hour convenience shops, supermarket, McDonald and local restaurants downstairs of the hostel which provide you with daily necessities.
Mongkok, the busiest place in Hong Kong, is the best place for shopping and enjoying foods. You may find different products there, no matter watches, jewelries, clothing, or electric appliances. If you want to buy higher class products, you may shop in Langham Place. If you want to find something cheap and interesting, you may visit ‘Ladies Street’. More than 1000 restaurants in Mongkok, with different cuisines give you chances to enjoy feast from all over the world.
✓ Double Bed & Mattress [Cater 2 guests]
✓ Private bathroom in room
✓ Air Conditioner
✓ Hair Dryer
✓ Water Heater
✓ Shower Gel
✓ Toilet Paper
✓ Water heater bottle
are in corridor.
There in an elevator in the building. Moreover, providing 24 Hours security patrols and CCTV at lobby .
Calvin ' s room was newly renovated, clean and cosy although it was quite small. But the size was OK by HK standards. The room wasn't very near Mongkok MTR, probably 10 to 15 mins walk. Lots of food nearby though. Overall a pleasant stay :)
Small and a bit hard to find, but nice and clean. Calvin was very easy to deal with and provided me with everything I needed in terms of amenities. Great for a short stay in Hong Kong.
Location is great. Place is very accessible via Bus E21 from the HKIA and Olympic MTR. Room is small but hey we're in HK so that's expected. Check in process is also smooth and detailed. We'll try this again soon!
Instructions to find the apartment are not clear at all. Would not have been able to find the place without (website hidden) maps and SIM card purchased at the airport.
Arrived to find room was not ready and had not been cleaned. Calvin was not even there. An old woman opened the door who clearly spoke no English. Thankfully I have a small amount of Cantonese ability. She was the one who told us the room wasn't ready. The cleaner hadn't cleaned the room. She'd tried calling Calvin to tell him but he wasn't picking up the phone. This will be a recurring theme. When she finally got him, I talked to him on the phone. Speaking to him, no apology was offered. He simply told us to come back in three to four hours. Repeatedly told us "there's no problem". English communication was difficult and I had to use my spotty Cantonese.
Arriving back at the apartment exhausted hours later, we discovered that the toilet was not flushing. I immediately called to ask Calvin to fix it, as that is such a basic necessity and expectation for an Airbnb room. Again he didn't answer his phone. I left a message and he called back about fifteen minutes later. Again on the phone he said "there's no problem". Was terse and was quite matter of fact when he told us "just use the shower head and bucket". As if this was the norm. In fact he was well aware of the problem and told us it happened quite often!
It would have been nice to know beforehand and he had declined to tell us about it. Though apparently not a problem to him. It certainly was a problem to us. He told us it was a problem with the whole building, something to do with salt water, and that it was out of his hands. Well perhaps he could have warned us so we could have chosen a place equipped with a working and reliable toilet. When I asked when it would be fixed he said "how should I know, it's the buildings problem". He sounded almost offended. I asked him for his best estimate and he said two to three days. I told him to please call the building supervisor and get a more accurate answer and to let me know. He begrudgingly agreed. Though it sounded like he was just saying it. In the end the toilet never worked the whole 8 days we spent there and he never called me back.
One night we were awakened suddenly in the middle of the night. My guess was that it was around 1-2 in the morning. Calvin was suddenly banging loudly on the apartment across the hall and shouting "hello, this Calvin. Hello!?" Apparently someone had called to ask him about working the air conditioner, but he chose to come and loudly teach them how to use it in the hall at 1am.
Terrible experience. Inconsiderate. Poor communication. Broken toilet.
第一次去香港,被人流量震惊了一下.寸土寸金的地方,人的素质特别高,也很热情,每次问路都给很详细的指导,甚至还带你走上一段. CAlvin 的房子位置非常好,距离地铁不算远,附近就可以逛街,买东西.房间很干净,也很安静,非常安全,下次去香港还会预定那里.
I Stayed for two nights.
Room was small but really clean and comfortable.
CALvin's hostel is located in a safe area.
The hostel is really easy to find.
It was a good experience. :)
숙소는 올림픽 역 근처였는데 역에서 굉장히 쉽게 찾아갈 수 있었고 안전한 곳에 위치해있었습니다. 그리고 건물에 들어갈때 한번 복도에서 한번 방에서 한번 해서 총 세번 비밀번호를 눌러야 해서 꽤 안전하다는 느낌이 들었어요.
방이 좁긴 한데 불편할 정도는 아니었구요. 다만 방음이 조금 안되는 느낌이 있었는데 예민하신 분들이 아니시면 괜찮으실 것 같습니다. 저렴한 가격에 역에서 가까운 숙소 찾으시면 괜찮을 것 같습니다. :)
CAlvin, I suggest you that accommodation should be labeled in English in front of the building because I can't read Chinese. The room safe, well and cheap. Travel convenience is good location.If I go to Hong Kong I think is going to stay here again.
The room I stayed in was A3 for 5 nights. The area is quite safe as there is multiple password to enter the building, apartment and our room. As hk is a small country... The apartment and room is as well... limited space to have luggage space but it is still reasonable. The room was cleaned when I check in. I like the area as the apartment is located between mong kok and Olympic Mtr which is walking distance. A plus point is that mong kok has a lot of place to explore like ladies market and a few shopping centres.... A bad point of the placed I stayed in was that it is not sound proof so whenever there is noise outside or other guest are talking loudly I can hear them... and whenever the other guest are smoking.. I can smell them from my room... but overall Calvin is a nice host although I didn't meet him at hk but if I have any enquiry he will reply me fast. Overall a comfortable stay at his apartment.. =)
Had a great stay in Hong Kong. The apartment was tiny but clean, very good for the traveler/backpacker that only needs a place to sleep and shower. The surroundings have awesome small restaurants and Calvin gave clear instructions on how to get to the place.
Would love to come back!
Calvin was a very nice host. His hostel is small, but very beautiful and clean! Everthing was perfect, we really enjoyed our stay. Hope to see him again!!