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 HK enjoyable and hopefully be able to recommend wonderful places to eat and visit.
Nice Comfy Bed, with complimentary Tissues (you will need them in HK). Be sure and read the picture book about HK in 1946.
Gordon was very hospitable and helpful. The room was nice and comfortable and a good size. The transfer of the key was smooth and I had no trouble finding the address as Melissa's instructions were clear. Lots of clear communication from host all the time which is very helpful. You can do your own thing which was perfect for me. Thanks a lot guys.
We stayed at Gordon's place for 2 short days in Hong Kong.
The problem with this short of a stay in a city as diverse and complex as HK is the lack of knowledge that one has as a first time tourist. Gordon and Melissa made the experience as productive as possible with the limited amount of time at our disposal. They were both extremely friendly and hospitable, and we felt completely, 100% at home in their cozy apartment.
Gordon, in particular, was excellent at steering us away from the tourist traps, and took care in directing us towards all that his neighborhood has to offer (the area around the Tin Hau MTR is a hive of activity!!).
He is currently my first option should I return to HK, which I most likely will.
Gordon made my transition to Hong Kong easy, memorable and fun! It's rare to have a host make you feel at home thousands of miles away - Gordon exceeded my expectations in every possible way. The room was clean, functional and quite large. The location is unbeatable with easy access to restaurants, metro and stores. Great location, amazing price, awesome host.
I found a new home in HK! Gordon and Melissa were very kind and they gave me a lot of information about HK.
The flat is located between tourist and residential area. It is not so clouded than city center. You can get cheaper food. For more details, please ask to them.
The room is clean and comfortable to stay. I really recommend you to sleep in the bed, very soft and comfortable. I slept like a log. There’re some pics and guide books, too.
I’m looking forward to going back to the room again!
Excellent séjour à Hong Kong chez Gordon.
Le quartier est parfait - métro et bus juste là - super situation - des resto sympa partout autour.
La chambre est petite mais très sympa - il y a tout ce qu'il faut -
Idéal pour un voyageur seul.
Mais le top , c'est l'accueil et la personnalité de Gordon- sympa , dispo et d'excellent conseils!!
Si je retourne à Hong Kong un jour , je sais déjà ou aller..
Gordon is a powerhouse host, full of relevant information, friendly to put you at ease and enthusiastic to help make the most out of your stay. Location is very convenient and the place is great. I hope I can stay at his and Melissa's place again.
Gordon's place is perfectly situated in a trendy foodie destination in HK. We were warmly received by Melissa, Gordon's partner and we love how they decorate the room with souvenirs and self made artefacts. Tidy, clean and easy access. We love our stay there!
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.
Full service grocery store
Always good to know closest 7/11
2 Story Starbucks to get your coffee fix!
Closest temple to flat, honors the sea goddess
Nice laid back coffee shop
24 Hour Dim Sum Diner!! Late night snacks that I eat a couple of times a week
Western Restaurant, multiple locations in HK
Great restaurant/bar owned by an Expat
Restaurant has been open for many years, and is authentic Indian food. Nice prices too!
Nice Quiet Temple. originally built 1863, during the Qing Dynasty, and was reconstructed in 1986 and 1999. The original use of the temple was a worship place for Kwan Yin the goddess of mercy.
Nice Coffee and Friendly Staff
Cheap Sushi - only HK$48 for 10 pieces, and 1/2 lb Salmon Sashimi for HK$48
Famous dessert place. You easily spot it from the queue outside.
Name is in Chinese, but it has Gold letters on the sign. Traditional Hong Kong Breakfast. Love the eggs!
My Favorite sport for Massage. Cheap and Authentic Thai massage. On 2nd Floor at VERY end of hall.
If you want to get a run in, then this is the place. Run high above the city as you take in the sights and sound of HK!
Dry Aged Hamburgers. Not Cheap but good. Be sure and check out their secret menu by scanning QR code at restaurant
On the 4th floor of the IFC Mall, is a great view and place to picnic. If you want to drink, bring your own wine, or get one from Red Bar.
I love this zoo, and it is free!!
Starting just beside the Pacific Coffee at the peak.
Follow this Path/Road down from the Peak, and end up at HK Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
This is my favorite island to visit. One of the last fisherman communities. Enjoy fresh seafood, and no cars!