I am an architect, artist, designer, and yoga teacher in Hong Kong and I look forward to hosting and meeting you!
Joy is a great host,
the neighborhood was very central and easy to access through the escalators which take you through central up to the mid levels. the apartment is full of light and birds chirping in the morning. even though your in a central area its on a quiet charming little side road from the action. we had a great time and would highly recommend it to other people visiting hong kong.
This apartment was my beloved nest for 3 month, and I loved it.
I found the apartment more stylished than in the pictures, with more soul. Unlike other Airbnb location I've seen it has everything you need for living, cooking, etc., a real place to live in.
Important detail for winter guests : the heater is working great. Unlike many friends' location around, I had a good temperature, while apparently it was the coldest winter in HK for a long time.
Joy was all along nice and helpful at every moment, caring about my comfort, helping when she scan as I had sometimes issues to deal with in HK.
Location is brilliant. Right in the thick of bars, restaurants, shopping and easy access to hiking as well. Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom all well pointed and comfortable. The living area does not have a TV which was fine for me but it is also not appointed with a table which proved a little impractical at times. Overall though I really enjoyed staying there, Joy is a great host and I had the place completely to myself for practically the entire 3 weeks I was there.
Joy has been a caring host, friendly, responsive and helpful. When winter cold weather came, she reached me to ensure the AC heater was working and that I was warm enough.
I stayed in this lovely studio for 3 months. It made my stay in Hong Kong wonderful.... Hong Kong is definitely one of the most bustling and crowded cities, which can get very overwhelming for some- me, for example. But the thought of getting back to this cozy room at the end of the day- especially to the embrace of the bed, which I affectionately call my cozy 'bird nest', always somehow makes me happier. For 3 months, this studio was my safe and quiet haven amidst all the hustle and bustle.
I had many simple but wonderful memories living there: waking up in the mornings to the sunshine and the birds chirping, the walks (or standstill) up the mid-levels escalator feeling like a tourist yet a resident, taking away wonton noodles from nearby and eating it in the comfort of the room, partying at LKF knowing that I can just walk home after, exercising at Pure Fitness (5 minutes walk away), running to Central Piers etc etc. You get the best of both worlds- the liveliness of SoHo and Central, but the peacefulness of the quiet terrace, where the studio is located.
You have quite literally everything you need for a long stay here- a vacuum cleaner, knifes, utensils, ironing board, hair dryer, etc etc. The downside was that it has no washing machine- but any one who has had lived in Hong Kong would tell you that washing machines are usually not equipped inside the apartment (due to the tiny space). Instead, laundry shops are convenient located in many spots. Also, keep in mind that its on the 5th Floor and there's no elevator. When I first checked in, Joy (the host) graciously helped me up with my luggage. The check in and out process was fast and easy, no hassle.
All in all, I look back to my stay in this studio fondly. I would recommend this studio to anyone looking to stay long term or short term at Hong Kong Island.
This studio is nestled away in Mid-Levels/Soho area on Hong Kong Island which is such a great location! I stayed for about 6 months and when I say it was perfect, I truly mean it. Upon my arrival, I found the location to be very convenient to my needs, being right off the escalator (that takes you down towards the MTR public transportation), restaurants, and nightlife. On the street, there is even a cafe, an art gallery and a spa! Even though I was in the hub of SOHO the noise was never an issue.
I found the studio to be completely furnished from my basic needs everything down to a tape dispenser. The inside was absolutely charming with Tiffany blue sculpted walls, an assortment of chathkis that make you feel right at home. On one side of the room, there is wide spread closet organiser which fit everything and more. The kitchen was a perfect size with everything supplied. The host even installed a water purification system in the sink..very convenient!
The bathroom was great size with a large beautiful mirror, a water heater and one of my favourite spots was the antique bathtub!
But by far, my absolute favourite area of the room was the area where the king size tempurpedic bed fit perfectly with curtains that closed it off from the entire room. It was very peaceful to lay with the surrounding windows open listening to the sounds of Hong Kong! I cherished coming home to that little area each day. Finally, one of the best add ons to this quaint peaceful place was the private rooftop (right side only) with seating and a grill. The host was more than accommodating, I defiantly recommend staying!!
This is a great option for being central in HK island but still being able to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Quiet and nicely designed space. Beautiful bathroom and rooftop, only functional kitchen. We stayed two months and the host was easy to deal with and quick to respond emails, she left us all we needed for the time there. Recommended.
Loved the ambience of the room. Really cute, and great light! It's small, but everything you need is there, and it doesn't feel cramped at all. Access to the roof is a definite bonus. Also the bed is really comfy.
The location is great, just near the escalator in Mid Levels. Everything in walking distance. Plenty of bars and cafes nearby - even with a lovely little cafe right by the front door.
Joy is a wonderful host and fascinating person, and went out of her way to make me feel welcomed :)
If you have heavy luggage, be aware that there's no lift and the apartment is on the 5th floor. But the brief struggle is worth it.
Joy's place has an outdoor space equipped for cooking and dining on the roof terrace, and it is as large as the indoor space - exactly what I prefer. The interior is comfortable and stylish, with exactly what I need and not more. Every window is openable so I had no interest in the available air conditioning. It is a 5th floor walkup on a very appealing, convenient and quiet little side street without car traffic, steps away from the escalators. A good fruit stand and small grocer for a few basics is right there. This apartment is a really convenient and attractive choice for those who prefer simplicity.
Joy's instructions for the arriving guest should be published as a guide on how to tell the guest all the answers before any need to contact the host. I nominate her renter's guide for a literary prize.
I highly recommend this apartment and the host.
Great little retreat in one of the busiest and popular areas of HK.
Conveniently close to the escalators in Soho Mid Levels.
Taxi access close by.
Owner friendly and obliging and not intrusive but accessible.
Joy's so quiet and she's so busy with herwork, and i dont have many chance to talk with her but she is very polite and always smile.