HONG KONG HOTELS
Hong Kong has a vast range of accommodation to suit most budgets from backpacker hostels to five star hotels. Most of the expensive hotels are located in Tsim Sha Shui in the waterfront areas of Kowloon. Budget hotels and hostels can be found in Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Cheaper accommodation is usually fully booked months in advance and it is always advisable to book your hotel or hostel as early as possible to avoid disappointment and large hotel bills.
For people on very tight budgets, Hong Kong has seven youth hostels and although this may involve sharing with other people in basic dorm accommodation, the savings can be substantial compared to mainstream hotels. Another factor to take into account is that some youth hostels are in rural locations or far from the main shopping and commercial centers and this can be inconvenient in terms of travel costs and time. The Youth Hostel Association website is at www.yha.org.hk.
The Luk Kwok Hotel on Gloucester Road in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. Made famous in the 1960s when it was used as the Nam Kok hotel in 'The World of Suzie Wong'. The Wan Chai district is now very different to the area portrayed in the film although some remnants of the lifestyle shown in the film still remain.
Hong Kong Hotels Association
If anyone has not booked ahead and has arrived at the airport without a hotel reservation, the Hotel Reservation Centers inside the Buffer Hall at Chek Lap Kok (Hong Kong International) Airport can arrange accommodation wilthout charge from 6am to midnight. Hotels must be part of the Hong Kong Hotels Association.