Looking for an affordable place to stay in Hongkong? It was not easy to find a cheap, centrally located, modern, very clean, budget hotel in Hongkong for my weekend getaway with Rene.
We didn't want to stay at dorm in the hostel. We did once in Tree in Lodge Singapore, ending up I couldn't sleep well because I was affraid that I could not wake up to catch the first flight in the next morning. I stayed at a female dorm, while Rene slept at a mixed dorm.
I read the review of budget hotel in Hongkong on tripadvisor and found out the top on the list was Causewaybay Inn. I checked their website, and fell in love with this budget hotel. It looks great and very cheap indeed.
We took airport bus A11 and alight at Causewaybay. It only took 5 minutes walking to reach the building on Percival Street. The hotel had sent email to us giving access code to the building, to enter the units as well as the code for our room. So we could do our self check-in as we arrived at 7 am.
|The entrance to an old building, Causewaybay Inn is on Level 1|
We entered the unit and found a different atmosphere inside Causewaybay Inn. It was very clean and modern. There was no one at the lobby, we left our luggage there and went to Islamic Center Wanchai to have Halal Dimsum for our breakfast. By the way we had sent email to the hotel asking if we could leave our luggage at the lobby. The email was replied promptly and they said it was ok, however they had warned us that there will be no staff at the lobby.
|The compact lobby at Causewaybay Inn|
There are only 3 rooms in Causewaybay Inn, so please book as early as possible if you wish to stay here. I booked the cheapest room (Room no 2), having two twin bed and one child bed for HKD 410! Yes it was that cheap! This room could accommodate 2 adult and 1 child.
It came with a fast and free wifi, ensuite bathroom and a television.
|The TV, and an ensuite bathroom on the left side|
This is very important. Although very small (what do you expect, it is Hongkong!), the bathroom was super clean. Love it.
|Separate shower and toilet area|
This hostel has an excellent location, just in front of Times Square at Causewaybay. When you exit the building, a huge Uniqlo store will be on your right. If your turn left, you will find a yummy Hongkong eggballs at the corner.
|A waffle in a shape of egg. A must try!|
|These shops are just outside of the building|
Being located in the central of everything and in front of a tram station, yes it was noisy at night. Bring your earplug! For us it was not an issue, as we were too tired exploring Hongkong. So at night we could sleep easily.
|View from our room: yup it is a tram station|
A True Hongkong Experience
The tiny room, the Ding-ding tram, all the lights at nights, will surely give you a real Hongkong experience if you stay at Causewaybay Inn. Oh..and one more thing, the unique lift. We were lucky that Causewaybay is only at level 1. It was scary to take this lift. You should try:p
|The lift inside the old building|
Compared to other budget hotel called Hop Inn I stayed several years ago, I prefer Causewaybay Inn. If I have another chance to visit Hongkong with our kiddos again, I will book two rooms in Causewaybay Inn. This budget hotel is very recommended, even for a family trip.
written on May 13, 2014 by @tesyasblog
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