Think about your accom budget then go to Agoda.com or Zuji.com and find a deal. You'll get a decent / nice room for around AU$150 a night.
thanks for this. I didn't know about agoda.com. AU$150 a night is OK with me.
Do you know the area? what do you recommend?
Tsim Sha Tsui
hong kong island itself
Chungking Mansion, AU$25 - $50
I recommend the royal pacific hotel Kowloon. Canton rd tsim sha sui. Clean, cheap and central.
Directly adjoining the jet star ferry terminal to Macau.
dont go Chungking Mansion.. security is not good at all although is cheap.
I would say go for at least those YMCA/YWCA. There is one in Yau Ma Tei (YWCA)
Chungking Mansion - There was a rape incident just happened few days ago someone from middle east/india (cant remember) raped an university student from china. Thats the latest incident.
If you want to buy electronic stuff. dont do it in TST. Buy it in the chain store like DSE... called Broadway or Fortress in Hong Kong. They have few shops in Mong Kong. Also when you go to crowded place becareful your pocket, including in MTR. There are some professional pocket picker,
Ok, I've done a bit of research, thanks to Malau and TingTong.. here's an overview.
1 Male, 1 female, 1 14-month old.
22 October: Morning: Nan Lian Garden
Never been but worth a visit if you like gardens. If you like flowers visit the flower market and nearby bird garden at Prince Edward.
Late afternoon: Peak tower,
Night: avenue of the stars (symphony of light at 8pm), then clock tower.
Take HK$2.20 star ferry across harbour for amazing views of skyline.
23 October: Disneyland (full day)
Give it a miss if you've been to other Disneylands. Locals prefer Ocean Park which has recently been refurbished and has more thrill rides.
24 October: Morning/midday: Giant Budha and Po Lin Monastery
Afternoon: Citygate outlets (shopping)
Get the cable car from Tung Chung to Ngong Pin 360 (monastry, big buddha) and come back for shopping at Citygate.. a bit touristy but worth a look. If you like sport shoes go to Fa Yuen St in Mong Kok where they have about 60 shops selling latest models including foreign and limited edition.
25 October: Macau (I heard it's cheaper going on a week day). Full day. Take it easy, go to Venice Casino and gamble 20 dollars or so...
I think you mean the Venetian which is about 1 million sq mt in size and the 5th largest building in the world. It's worth a visit to see the gondolas and you can get a free shuttle from the ferry... play Baccarat for the best odds. Also visit the remains of St Paul's.
26 October: Ocean park (full day)
Good choice and worth the admission fee
27 October: Morning/midday: Noah's Ark
Afternoon/evening: Kowloon Park, Victoria Harbour, Ladies Marke, bit of shopping...
Also visit Temple St market which is 2 MTR stops away from Ladies market in Jordan and gets busy about 7pm. Bargain here and pay about 50-70% of their first price.
28 October: Take it easy.. catch the tram? walk around.. a bit more shopping...any other shopping area that I can stock up clothing for the next few years ?
Sit on the top level of a double decker tram (DeVeaux Rd) for cheap sight seeing, costs HK$2.30 to travel as far as you want. Catch it from Central to Causeway Bay for shopping. I think Shenzhen in nearby China is the best place to stock up on clothes but it's a day trip (visa on arrival). Many places in HK sell clothes.. visit the Li Yuen street lanes (east and west) in Central for cheap clothes etc. Stanley market on a Sunday might be worth 3-4 hours and has nice views on the way, get the 6 or 6X double decker bus near IFC building and sit on top (right side).
I've used Google Maps to map the location of each place (so I don't go North-South in a day), and they appear to be the most reasonable in terms of travelling time.
Based on the itinerary above, it looks like the best location to stay is the Kowloon/TST area.
The hotels mentioned above by the somersoft members are at the top level for my budget, so I've reduced it a little bit (nope, I'm not staying at Chungking Mansion ). One that's been recommended and has got good reviews is:
Golden Crown Guesthouse
5F, Golden Crown Court, 66-70 Nathan Road, Hong Kong, China
And it's right in the middle of where it appears the most reasonable place to stay based on my itinerary.
I will buy the octopustravel thingy and used MTR most of the time.
does this look reasonable?