About this listing
Welcome to Hong Kong, a buzzing metropolis by day and a neon galaxy by night. Wanchai is in the center of it all and this compact studio is the perfect base from which to start your adventure!
We can't wait to welcome you to our cozy studio!
Perfect for a leisurely stay or a business stopover, the studio has great personality, is cozy and up-to-date.
The super comfy bed and modern bathroom will keep you rested and refreshed-- ready to take on Hong Kong. And you'll find everything you need at your fingertips.
I've tried to anticipate your needs and outfitted the studio with modern amenities. Free, fast WiFi, a free, fully stocked mini-bar, soft sheets, fluffy towels, guidebooks, and character. It is an ideal space for an individual or couple.
As a fellow traveller, cleanliness is super important to me so I hire a professional cleaner between guests.
The studio space is private– everything in the pictures is yours and yours alone. :-)
-- In the studio bedroom/living room you'll find:
-- a double bed with a brand new very comfortable mattress (a little smaller than doubles in the West, it is 4' x 6'/180cm X 120cm)
-- a TV (local and international channels - though hopefully you'll be too busy exploring the neighborhood to use it :)
-- free WiFi (super fast fiber optic network)
-- a quiet air conditioner
-- a small space heater
In the Kitchenette you'll find:
-- a Mini fridge
-- kitchen utensils
-- an electric kettle
-- coffees, teas, snacks and drinks
-- beer and wine
-- a washing machine
In the Bathroom you'll find:
-- Fluffy towels
-- a hair dryer
-- 220 volt outlets
-- a plug adapter for your gadgets (not a voltage converter)
Interaction with Guests
I try to be available when you need me, and invisible when you don't.
I'm happy to give recommendations for places to visit and local restaurants. You'll get detailed directions prior to your trip, and you can check in and check out by yourself so you won't need to wait for me.
Living spaces in Hong Kong are compact, so get out and explore the bustling area.
Causeway Bay and Wanchai are the heart of Hong Kong's consumer culture. Every square inch is filled with shopping malls, department stores, boutiques, market stalls, hole in the wall cafés, international restaurants and banquet halls.
Within walking distance of the apartment, you'll find almost every type of cuisine on the planet as well as the HK must try's: dim sum, roast meats, noodles and congee, cha chan teng (a unique fusion of Chinese/Western food), and snacks and desserts.
If shopping is your thing, you'll find the whole range: From bargains and nicknacks at the Jardine's Crescent street market and Spring Garden Lane, to affordable youth fashion boutiques in Island Beverly Centre, to the tech heaven of the Wanchai Computer Centre, to mid-priced and luxury goods in SOGO and Hysan Place, to the up market fashions found in Lee Gardens, Times Square and Fashion Walk.
You are also right next to Happy Valley, where you can enjoy a beer and watch a horse race on most Wednesdays.
Terrific beaches, museums, galleries and sights are all easily accessible. Hong Kong's best kept secret is the wonderful hiking and nature just minutes from the city. There are a couple hikes that you can start from the apartment.
It couldn't be easier to get to the apartment from the airport. The A11 bus picks you up at the airport and drops you off just downstairs from the apartment, and gives you great views of the city as you come into town. You can also get to the apartment by Airport Express (high speed train) and taxi.
The apartment is less than 100m from Causeway Bay MTR station (our subway system) and is serviced by Hong Kong's classic tramways and many bus lines. The famous Star Ferry is also just a short walk away.
Here are some distances to common places:
-- MTR Station Wanchai is just a 4 min walk
-- HK Convention & Exhibition Centre is just an 10 min walk
-- Wan Chai Star Ferry Pier is also just an 12 min walk
-- Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui is just a 5 min ferry ride from the pier
-- Lan Kwai Fong is just a 8 min taxi ride away
-- Causeway Bay Shopping Area is just a 5 min walk
-- Pacific Place Shopping Centre is 5 min by Taxi -- The Peak Station/Admiralty is 8 mins by Taxi
--Soho bars, restaurants and galleries are just 10 mins by Taxi
--HK Airport Express Station is 15 mins by Taxi
-- International Finance Centre is also 15 mins by Taxi
-- HK International Airport is 40 mins by Taxi
-- Asia World Expo/Disneyland are also 40 min by Taxi
Other Things to Note
Check in is after 2pm and check out is before 12 noon. I'm happy to accommodate early check in and late check out as long as I don't have guests arriving/departing on the same days.
Have fun, explore the city, eat shop and live life to the fullest.
You are free to use anything in the apartment, please make (email hidden) is an incredibly dense city, please remember the neighbors and don't be too noisy at night.
Absolutely no smoking in the apartment.
Try not to forget anything when you leave.
Alex is a wonderful host, and definitely a very organised one as well. The apartment is super cute & clean; perfect for a person or two. Location wise, it is just perfect for travelers who are seeking to explore things like a local. The apartment building is a very prominent one in Wanchai and it will not be missed. In addition, it is also located in a hyper-convenient district where F&B, multiple subway exits and other public transports can be found under 3 minutes. There are tons of convenient stores around in case you forgot anything back home. For those who are seeking to purchase any gadgets, there is a computer center situated right outside the subway exit that sells everything!
I would highly recommend Alex's apartment and will definitely return again for my next trip to HKG.
In one of the best locations to hong kong island. literally can see the MTR station from the window. Everything was clean and many drinks provided. Alex is one of the nicest host I've ever met. I accidently lost the key and had to contact him at midnight and he still helped me out straight away.
The place was absolutely perfect, we ended up extending our stay for 4 additional days. The location was very convenient as it was close to the MRT and various bus lines. Alex was a great host and was very helpful.
Had a great stay in Alex's studio! The location was awesome, bars and restaurants everywhere and close to transit. The studio, although small as expected, was really well appointed and we had everything we could ask for. Would not hesitate to stay again, thanks Alex!
Alex's place is good and it is well located in the city. Too small but packed all things in tasteful way. Communication was fine and provided clear info to reach the place.
Alex was easy to contact and super helpful! We never got to meet but everything was as described in the listing :) I definitely recommend staying here as it is easy, convenient and clean!
Alex's place was in a great location and perfect for my needs -- although I didn't spend a ton of time in the room, it was sufficiently above ground that I didn't get much street noise so I could get a good night's sleep. It's super-easy to get to from public transit and a short walk to Causeway Bay with all of its restaurants.
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About the Host, Alex
I'm from North Carolina, but I've lived in Hong Kong for 11 years.
I love living in and travelling across Asia. You'll usually see me with camera in hand trying to blend in with the local culture, which is difficult for a tall white guy.
But, whether I'm treking across a desert or window shopping on high streets, I always love to meet other like minded free spirits.
My wife and I have really enjoyed preparing our place to be ready for guests. We hope you enjoy it. Please let me know if there is anything special I can prepare for your trip. :-)
As a host, I'll try my best to point out the colorful local scene, and as a guest, I'll I try to leave nothing but good memories.