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GlobeExpress wrote a review Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia108 contributions45 helpful votes
Chungking Mansions is the United Nations of Hong Kong. A series of buildings with hotels, hostels, flophouses, samosa sellers, phone retailers and legend has it, huge rats. The fascade was renovated which ruined the old world charm but wander in and take a deep breath.
Date of experience: April 2020
Don E wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Low priced but too many people. A little bit dirty and crowded. The hostels are cheap. This place is better to visit than to stay in one of their hostels.
Date of experience: June 2019
happyopenmindedtraveller wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands94,198 contributions16,925 helpful votes
You would probably either love this building or hate it (just like someone i knew back home who apparently quite disliked the idea of staying here). I first came to Hong Kong in 1990, if i am not mistaken and have most probably already stayed in about 10 of the apparently more than 30 guesthouses in this building, since then. I loved this building for: 1. its really excellent location, within walking of the Star Ferry and at number 40 on Kowloon's Golden Mile (Nathan Road) 2. the very low prices (I paid just 600+ Hong Kong dollars for the 3 nights in my guest house right now). There are plenty of cheap places to eat here as well together with travel agents, money changers etc.. For film lovers, one of Wong Kar-Wai's cult arthouse films, Chungking Express, apparently had this building as one of its settings. Many other budget travellers, like myself, over the years, might probably have liked this building as well. Or hated it. For somewhat more comfort, there are always the Holiday Inn Golden Mile on the left side and the Imperial Hotel on the right side of this building, just to give two examples as a comparison. :). But i will definitely return here again and again.…
Date of experience: February 2020
46 Helpful votes1 Repost
ochassot wrote a review Oct 2019
Santa Ana, Costa Rica958 contributions215 helpful votes
Probably the cheapest guesthouses with the very best location in Tsim Sha Tsui. They are pretty much all the same, extremely small rooms, many times with no windows, sometimes with shared bathroom. Only worth because of their great value for money and perfect location. Generally clean.…
Date of experience: October 2019
minanabil77 wrote a review Oct 2019
Alexandria, Egypt496 contributions155 helpful votes
just a piece of hell, awful, smelly, filthy, noisy, full of guest houses that are real coffins, horrible and terrible, avoid by all means, never never never ever go there !!!!
Date of experience: April 2019
2 Helpful votes