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Because I fail at life, I've never been proper travelling on my own, and thus have no idea how to find hostels which are (1) cheap; (2) sensibly located; and (3) not full of rapists and axe murderers[1].

Most places I'm happy to just turn up and wing it. Hong Kong, I am not so happy with this plan. We are there for 7 days (6 nights) and I don't want to have to move around, and ideally I'd like to book somewhere before we leave... but I am overwhelmed by the gazillions on Google.

Ideally, I'd like to be on HK Island, in the Mid-levels or Causeway Bay/Wanchai area, rather than Kowloon, because I am an Island girl and I have an irrational dislike of Kowloon[2]. It's a bit like the London north/south of the river thing, except I've never had a problem with that...

So: how can I find a suitable hostel? What clever Google result-limiting terms am I missing??

[1] Or, y'know, anything else nasty along those lines. Chainsaw murderers, for example. I know there's no real way of telling but there must be some indications, surely?

[2] For the 0.001% of people who haven't had me tediously slip this into conversation - I used to live in HK, but it was 12 years ago, and we had a flat, so I never paid much attention to hostels.

Date: 2009-05-20 08:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pozorvlak.livejournal.com
I've generally gone with the "just show up" plan too - it works pretty well out in Asia. Chungking Mansions was the canonical HK hostel, but (a) I've never stayed there, (b) it was known for its cheapness rather than its quality.

Oh, and axe murderers are astonishingly rare. You'll be fine.

Date: 2009-05-20 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subservient-son.livejournal.com
lonelyplanetexchange.com - very good for listings


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