Looking for a place to stay for 12000HKD/month
Posted by jamesj (1595 days ago)
Me and my friend are moving back to HK on 8th April. We'll be hunting for a place to live on the island with a budget of 12000HKD. While we visit apartments we'll need to find an affordable hotel (probably for 7-10 days).
Does anyone have andy advice about looking for 2 bedroom accommodation at this price (size isn't as important as the condition of the apartment). Also, if anybody has any suggestions for hotels for around 500HKD/night because there are so many online and its difficult to tell the good ones form the not so great ones!
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Posted by axptguy38 (1595 days ago)
I'd look for places by CityPlaza in Quarry Bay, for example Taikoo Shing. I know a guy who pays 17k for a nice three bedroom there so 12k should not be impossible for a 2 bed.
Hotel: Ibis North Point has small rooms but is cheap, clean, has a nice view and is by the MTR. Don't know if it goes quite as low as 500.
There's always Chung King Mansions, but I don't know which of the many places there to recommend.
Posted by dipper (1595 days ago)
Basically if you want to be on the North side of HK Island then you need to look East of Causeway Bay (Quarry Bay or North Point for example) or West of Sheung Wan, or Abedeen/Ap Lei Chau if you want to be on Southside.
Then it's just a question of whether you want a smaller, modern place with facilities or an older building with a bit more space but less luxurious.
Posted by aussieinla (1595 days ago)
A mate of mine stays here when he come to town for about 400-500 a night depending on how busy it is.It's a very local hotel which the staff speak very little English but it's clean and good location. Only issue they only take a booking with a cash deposit - No Cr Card over the phone.
PARK EXCELLENT HOTEL
Shop C, G/F & 1/F, 2/F, 3/F,Lap Hing Building,
275-285 Hennessy Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: 2587 9988
Fax: 2589 9922
Posted by jamesj (1592 days ago)
Thanks for the advise. Seems HK is super expensive...
Can anyone recommend an estate agent I should use where they will show me good places within my budget (12k MAX) and not try to get stitch me up?
Also, anyone know of a nice clean hotel room 600/700 per night, until we find out where to live? Twin beds would be amazing..
Posted by axptguy38 (1592 days ago)
HK has high rents, yes. However it also has very low tax rates, cheap public transport, cheap clothing and cheap food.