About this listing
It is a quiet bedroom with a double bed, and a personal refrigerator, located just over 200 meters walking distance from the Tin Hau MTR Station's Exit A1. From my door...Hung Hom/TST is 10-15 minutes away and Central is 12 minutes away.
Your room is a simple 1-2 person room with a personal refrigerator, bed, chest, and a wardrobe. I always supply clean sheets, towels, and a cheery attitude. The wardrobe has ample room for your luggage, and the refrigerator is perfect for drinks/snacks. I can accommodate an extra person, if needed, but there is an extra charge.
Within 200 meters are the famous Hong Kong Tram and multiple bus routes that can take you to the Peak, TST, or New Territories. Great location - Only a very short walk to Victoria Park (tennis courts, swimming pool), Tin Hau MTR station, three bus stops including direct to airport, tram stop, huge range of food options, wet markets and supermarkets. Walking distance to Causeway Bay.
In addition, my home is very clean and renovated.
Why you should rent:
a. Flat is Newly renovated.
b. City view.
c. Bright, quiet, and airy.
d. Wonderful rooftop
e. Many restaurants within 30 second walk.
- No extra costs for towels
- I give you your own keys of the flat
- Free Wifi
- Convenient transportation
Please have a way for me to contact you, This makes the coordination the simplest. It is easiest to get an HK Sim, as SIMS are übercheap here in HK. Just stop off at a 7/11 and grab one( under HK$100 or cheaper) for all that you will need. This makes it easy for us to stay in touch, if needed
***Yes I am pushing convenience as a factor, as everything is convenient to this location.***
You are sharing an apartment with me, and you do have your own private bedroom. You also have access to the rooftop to watch the birds and Sunsets. Since there is a grocery very close, you can save money by using the very large by HK standards kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
I always try to help my guests/friends find the other side of HK. The one without the big buildings, the one with green, and sea, and birds!! If you want to know more details it is best to ask. I am rarely at home, mostly to sleep, and occasionally eat. Other than that, I lead a very active lifestyle.
At the street level below my home are multiple restaurants, dessert stores, fruit sellers, meat vendors, and convenience stores. Tin Hau/Tai Hang is known for being the place to find a wide variety of food, which would explain the multiple BMW's, Audi's, Ferrari's, etc. always parked during the evenings.
Around Tin Hau/Tai Hang:
Large choice of restaurants: Chinese, Japanese Ramen or Sushi, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Korean, Italian, Fast-food, Café (Local or 3 different Starbucks, and a Pacific Coffee), Sweets
Grocery: 7/11 (45 seconds), Supermarkets (Wellcome or International) (1 min)
Others: Massage (1 min), Drug store (1 min), Laundry shop (3 min), Victoria park (3 min), Swimming pool (2 min), Basketball (3 min)
Are you arriving by plane? or train?
I am normally out of the house but always make arrangements to get you in and settled. There is a chance I could be home when you arrive... Otherwise I am out doing all of the outdoor things that HK has to offer.
Here & Away:
- Airport 60 min by direct Bus A11, E11 (HK$22) ,or MTR (HK$100 - 30 min via Airport Express then Island Line), Taxi (45 minutes - HK$300)
- About 3 min walk from Tin Hau MTR Station
- To shop: 10 minute walk or 1 station to Causeway Bay/Times Square
- To party/visit: 2 stations (10 min) to Wan Chai, 4 MTR stations (15 min) to Central/Financial District (Lan Kwai Fong, SOHO)
Bus & Tram stations downstairs and 100 meters
-30 minutes by bus to The Peak (B15)
-3 stations (15 min) to Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Other Things to Note
Also when you arrive...
If you're staying for more than a few days, consider buying an Octopus stored-value card , it is used at almost all convenience food places like 7/11, McD, etc. You won't need cash to carry most of the time, just an OCTOPUS card. Buy it at the MTR station. it is not only a travel card but it is also a NFC debit card. It can be used to pay for the MTR, buses, minibuses, trams and ferries and you can also buy things at 7-11 or Welcome grocery stores with them. The cards are available at service counters at any MTR station. The minimum price is HK$100 plus a HK$50 deposit (refundable when you leave Hong Kong, minus a HK$9 service charge). For travel, simply swipe the card on the unmissable yellow Octopus pad, and the fare is automatically deducted. Airport Express travel pass cards are HK$220 for a single Airport Express journey plus three days' unlimited travel on the MTR, or pay HK$300 for two Airport Express trips plus three days' MTR travel.
DO NOT RELY on FREE WIFI outside my Home. Hong Kong has a number of Wifi Spots, of which SOME are free, but you still need an HK PHONE NUMBER to activate the free service. Get a SIM, your life will be easier.
For more information please check the wikitravel page for Hong Kong
I don't expect much from my guests other than realizing that this is my home. I don't smoke and expect my guests not to smoke either. Please be neat and tidy. Over all, I hope to make your stay in Hong Kong enjoyable, and hopefully be able to recommend wonderful places to eat and visit. Also, please remember to turn off the AC when exiting the room.
Many thanks to Gordon and Melissa for such great hospitality! I really enjoyed hanging out some the evenings and appreciated their advice as I planned my days. Getting to make a local connection with such interesting folks is Airbnb at its best! Convenient location near the Tin Hau MTR and clear communication also this a great stay. I recommend enthusiastically!
It's our first airbnb experience and I have to say it's amazingly great! Gordon and Melissa are very very nice people and really work hard to make everything perfect. Their apartment is really sweet and lovely that makes you feel like at your own home, and the location is great too. Very lovely.
If there are in total five stars in airbnb's evaluation system, I'll give Gordon's perfect house full marks without the slightest hesitation and another (phone number hidden) stars to Gordon yet I think even all the stars in the immense universe are still not enough to describe how amazing they are!
I'm not clever, but I made a most brilliant decision of choosing Gordon's place as my first airbnb experience. The house is very well located, only a few steps to MTR Tin Hau and there're a good lot of nice restaurants and stores nearby. The room is very clean and customer-friendly, and you can tell from every corner that the host harbours an international mind and always be ready to help the guests.
It's always not easy for a single girl to travel, and I had a long list of concerns before the trip; however, Gordon and Melissa have been very considerate all the time from the moment I wrote for inquiry. Those quick and detailed reply eased me a lot. I really enjoyed our talks, everything from HK to mainland China, from dreams to life. Gordon and Melissa has given me a most wonderful birthday that I shall remember for ever: paddling, dinner, drinks...those pictures will always come into my mind upon mentioning HK. During my leave, I told myself: forget about the Ocean Park, or Victoria Peak, or the shopping malls, there's no need to go at all, 'cuz I've already seen the best scenery in HK!
If you are now reading my review and still considering, I tell you, do not hesitate; otherwis, you'll miss one of the most impressive moments in your life!
Mellisa and Gordon are kind, active and friendly advisors to me of Hong Kong.
The room is located in the convenient place, 3 minutes from MTR station, surrounded by various kind of charming restaurants.
I hope my next visit here soon.
Kazuya, from Tokyo
I had a great time with Gordon and Melissa. They immediately made me feel like I had friends in HK and went out of their way to make me feel at home. Very laid back, Texas hospitality in an otherwise hectic city. Up 2 flights of stairs and it feels like home.
Gordon and Melissa are terrific host. Before the short stay I had, Gordon listed on his listing where his house was and recommendations where to eat food. His listing is extremely near the Tin Hau MTR and Causeway Bay (Tin Hau) bus terminus and there are lots of convenience shops, cafes, restaurants and a supermarket nearby.
Gordon will be busy working on his dragon boat machine and he's always interested in answering my questions. Gordon and Melissa talked to me when I came back at night about various things and the room was very nice and clean. The air-conditioning works well, the bathroom is of a reasonable size and the sitting area is large. It feels like you're with friends and you feel really comfortable. Melissa let me sample her wine. Definitely worth more a stay than a hostel. They even brought me to have brunch and ice-cream and invited me to a barbecue at Shek O with some dragon boat people they knew.
I went to Hong Kong to chase a specific bus model on a route. I failed to get it on the first day so Gordon even told me where a bus depot was so I could try my luck. I am thankful for his help in this aspect and eventually I did get this bus. Gordon and Melissa are always positive whenever I say I have some targets to achieve (ie whether it be my hobby of buses or for food searching). I always like that, it lifts up my mood.
For food-wise, Melissa is really good in where to go for food and where to avoid. There was an ice-cream place near the listing I showed her a flier from and she said the one we had earlier was better.
I will definitely recommend Gordon to any friend who is interested in staying in Hong Kong (if he's available that is).
A super cool and outgoing host, together with his lovely girlfriend offered their warmest help for me to get in the cozy apartment. Feel genuinely at home, Gordon wrote everything in details on the board and messaged me tips. He also provided very practical info for the local transportation and early flight check in in the city. Most importantly, an inspiring and active storyteller who enjoys meeting new people and embracing cultural difference. I sincerely wish Gordon and Mellisa all the best in Hong Kong.
About the Host, Gordon
"I am a lover, a dreamer, a believer of magic. I bought the copyrights on the fantasy of living happily ever after despite the monumental efforts of the real world to protect me from myself. I have taken every chance I have had to wonder. Perhaps it was 'wonder why I do this' or 'wonder when lunch is' but mostly it has been taking a big bite of the juiciness and letting it dribble down my chin kind of wondering. I laugh longer, cry louder, and dream deeper than ever before in my life and I wouldn't exchange a bit of the pain for a day of life inside the lines."
I am an upbeat outgoing person, with a passion for Inline Skating , as well as, Snow/Water Skiing, working out, rock climbing, cycling,... anything keeping me active. There is always a little kid in me saying "Act your shoe size, not your age." Very passionate about things that I believe in, Always working to grow as a person and to learn to not take "life" for granted, I like to read books promoting self-awareness. I also love to cook, just lay around sometimes, or get outdoors and work up a sweat. I work to LIVE, not live to WORK - I define myself not by my job, but by what I get pleasure in. Living for the moment, I enjoy each breath of fresh air, and try to not take life too seriously.