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Old 11-06-2006, 02:29 PM   #211
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Hi all,

Does anyone know which is the cheapest way to travel from HK airport to KowLoon?

And also, how much will it cost per person if I were to travel by MTR?

Thanks
Which part of Kowloon? The cheapest is by bus. A21 cost HKD$33 per trip and would pass through Mongkok, Yau Ma Tei, Jordan and Tsim Sha Tsui.

You can refer to these:
http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/aguide/bus.html
http://www.citybus.com.hk/eng/RouSer...pe=D&company=5
A21 is cheap(HK$33) n fast (30min 2 kowloon)..cheapest is public bus E21 (HK$14) but slow 2 kowloon (arnd 1+hr)

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Old 11-06-2006, 06:33 PM   #212
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anyone has idea the name of the hotel which the 2 singaporeans contracted SARs?

I am planning to stay in Dorsett Olympic hotel which is in Mongkok, any comments on it? I cant find the location of it on the map so I am not sure whether is it accessible to any MTR station.

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Old 11-06-2006, 09:12 PM   #213
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anyone has idea the name of the hotel which the 2 singaporeans contracted SARs?
Metropolitan Hotel

I am planning to stay in Dorsett Olympic hotel which is in Mongkok, any comments on it? I cant find the location of it on the map so I am not sure whether is it accessible to any MTR station.
Some info, map and photos of Dorsett Olympic Hotel: http://www.kktravel.com/hk_hotel_sum...lympic/olp.htm

Its a 15~20mins walk to Monkok MTR station and about 10mins walk to Olympic MTR station on the Tung Chung line.


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Old 11-06-2006, 09:45 PM   #214
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Take a FREE Shuttle Bus from the HK Airport and say you will like to go to your nearest hotel!!

MTR route is better for you to go back singapore and check in at Central MTR station.
So which hotel would be recommended? I am going next month free and easy. Just want a hotel to dump my things, shower and sleep. a 3 stars would be good enough. cheap one, like our hotel81.

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Old 11-06-2006, 11:40 PM   #215
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Cosmic Guest House
3 person room
$18 per night per person
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:13 AM   #216
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Cosmic Guest House
3 person room
$18 per night per person
do these guest house have any private bathrooms? I went to websites of these guest houses but they did not mention whether is there any private bathrooms.
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:15 AM   #217
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Metropolitan Hotel



Some info, map and photos of Dorsett Olympic Hotel: http://www.kktravel.com/hk_hotel_sum...lympic/olp.htm

Its a 15~20mins walk to Monkok MTR station and about 10mins walk to Olympic MTR station on the Tung Chung line.


Did you stay in this hotel before?
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:27 AM   #218
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if just WANT to sleep, and dump thing in room, here's one...www.dragoninnhk.com

For 2 person in a room with private bathroom, cost only $53(HK$260) per night.

Why recommend this hostel cos

1. ONLY 2 min walk to MongKok station exit D2, super convenient, REMEMBER this location
is the HEART of MongKok
2. ONLY 2 min walk to Ladies Market
3. It's cheap, and location in MongKok is the best
4. Room might be small but SUPER CLEAN, I mean REAL clean, toilet title normally got dark
mould, but this hostel no mould, 10000% clean
5. Cheap, good location, and clean, there;s no reason why you wouldn't want to stay
6. Mineral water provided(like those found in your office pantry
7. Room no frige, outside common area
8. Wireless internet access, be sure to bnring your laptop.
6. Btw, this is definitely NOT a place for hooker for bonking session, mainly for Backpacker

ONLY reason why ppl avoid this place, are classified under the following factors(to me, this is not important)
1. 1st impression of hostel building, super turn off, but when reach your room, it's fine
already, cos of cleaniness
2. It's a hostel NOT a hotel
3. Your wife/girlfriend might comment why you so cheapo to book such a place.


How to go, simple as ABC

1. Take A21 cost HKD$33
2. Drop at Bus Stop 6
3. In front of you see a junction, just turn LEFT
4. Cross 1st small traffic light, Cross 2nd traffic light, and the building is IT.
5. Press lift 14th floor, go to 1406 unit.
6. Check In
That's all.

For my trip, I always take JetstarAsia
Ticket + Tax = $330
Hostel stay = $50++ x 4 Night = $200
Total = $530

How to Book
Just CALL direct to book, no deposit/no tax, nothing.
Cos the owner very easy-going.

Don't book from online agency

eg. from http://www.hostelworld.com/availabil...g-Kowloon-5054

Total of 4 night cost $237 thru agency
Total of 4 night cost $200-$210(if book yourself)

NOTE: Ah Shan Hostel& Dragoninn Hostel are the SAME, just that they happy, put 2 names there.



Outside, comparing with agency, you can never get this price INCLUDING AIRPORT TAX.

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Old 12-06-2006, 10:35 AM   #219
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for cheap accommodation in HK...i use the following website www.hostelworld.com
http://www.hostelworld.com/findabed....mh7bwfef2tbdi5

there are ratings/reviews for each of the hostel...so you'd have a good idea what to expect.

for my next trip to HK in 2 weeks time..i've booked Li's Hostel 'cos of the fantastic location. will update you guys again on my stay at Li's.
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:08 PM   #220
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good write up bro! just came across this thread from a google search on disneyland.

just to clarify though, dragon hostel (7th floor) is different from dragon inn aka ah shan hostel (14th floor)

but the rest that you write, spot on! nice to see forumers share information, unlike some peep over here who divulges cheap room rates, low exchange rates, etc but do not share the place

anyway to add, there are an abundance of late night food stalls just below the hostel (i.e. 24hr porridge shop, which tastes damn good), 24hr video shops, 24hr newsstands, so you'll never be bored!


if just WANT to sleep, and dump thing in room, here's one...www.dragoninnhk.com

For 2 person in a room with private bathroom, cost only $53(HK$260) per night.

Why recommend this hostel cos

1. ONLY 2 min walk to MongKok station exit D2, super convenient, REMEMBER this location
is the HEART of MongKok
2. ONLY 2 min walk to Ladies Market
3. It's cheap, and location in MongKok is the best
4. Room might be small but SUPER CLEAN, I mean REAL clean, toilet title normally got dark
mould, but this hostel no mould, 10000% clean
5. Cheap, good location, and clean, there;s no reason why you wouldn't want to stay
6. Mineral water provided(like those found in your office pantry
7. Room no frige, outside common area
8. Wireless internet access, be sure to bnring your laptop.
6. Btw, this is definitely NOT a place for hooker for bonking session, mainly for Backpacker

ONLY reason why ppl avoid this place, are classified under the following factors(to me, this is not important)
1. 1st impression of hostel building, super turn off, but when reach your room, it's fine
already, cos of cleaniness
2. It's a hostel NOT a hotel
3. Your wife/girlfriend might comment why you so cheapo to book such a place.


How to go, simple as ABC

1. Take A21 cost HKD$33
2. Drop at Bus Stop 6
3. In front of you see a junction, just turn LEFT
4. Cross 1st small traffic light, Cross 2nd traffic light, and the building is IT.
5. Press lift 14th floor, go to 1406 unit.
6. Check In
That's all.

For my trip, I always take JetstarAsia
Ticket + Tax = $330
Hostel stay = $50++ x 4 Night = $200
Total = $530

How to Book
Just CALL direct to book, no deposit/no tax, nothing.
Cos the owner very easy-going.

Don't book from online agency

eg. from http://www.hostelworld.com/availabil...g-Kowloon-5054

Total of 4 night cost $237 thru agency
Total of 4 night cost $200-$210(if book yourself)

NOTE: Ah Shan Hostel& Dragoninn Hostel are the SAME, just that they happy, put 2 names there.



Outside, comparing with agency, you can never get this price INCLUDING AIRPORT TAX.
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:25 PM   #221
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good write up bro! just came across this thread from a google search on disneyland.

just to clarify though, dragon hostel (7th floor) is different from dragon inn aka ah shan hostel (14th floor)

but the rest that you write, spot on! nice to see forumers share information, unlike some peep over here who divulges cheap room rates, low exchange rates, etc but do not share the place

anyway to add, there are an abundance of late night food stalls just below the hostel (i.e. 24hr porridge shop, which tastes damn good), 24hr video shops, 24hr newsstands, so you'll never be bored!

yes, to all ppl interested to stay this cheap hostel, NEVER confuse Dragon Hostel for DragonInn/Ah Shan Hostel.

I stay there in 2004, and recently 3 weeks ago, standard still the same, owner is always friendly, their English not so good, therefore speak to them in Mandarin if your cantonese is "half pail water".

They are also helpful in providing direction

eg. taking ferry to Macau, guide says have to to MTR to central, then take ferry, instead the owner told me to take cab less than HK$30 to MongKok Ferry(I don know where is it), then take ferry from there, bypassing MTR to central, saving lots of time.
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:09 PM   #222
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hey everyone,

anyone book hotels from this site before?
http://www.bookings.nl/index.html

Ok with the site?
eh, no one know abt this site ah? no comments at all.

where do u all normally do your own hotel booking leh? ->
http://www.directrooms.com/
http://www.asiarooms.com/

of cos book hotel rooms in Hong Kong.
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:36 PM   #223
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Did you stay in this hotel before?
Nope never, i dun need a hotel in hk
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:36 PM   #224
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Just to clarify, the shuttle provided by MTR does send u direct to ur hotel, and its free, but provided u have to use their Airport express train services. These shuttles will bring you from Kowloon station and HK stations of the MTR Airport express line to any of the hotels on its route.

No one will provide u a free shuttle from the airport to hotels at TST/HK island at absolutely no cost.

Airport express train services line need to pay and very expansive buy is good if you check in your lagguge at Central MTR station there....

I can confirm you that they provide FRE mini bus from airport to hotel like dorset hotel and etc...

Because i had personal ride the mini bus 2 year back.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:41 PM   #225
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Bus will be the cheapest way liao

http://www.citybus.com.hk/eng/RouSer...p#focal_search
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