Hong Kong: a futuristic wonderland, a warren of multi-use skyscrapers, massive malls, labyrinths of markets and street food galore. Simply – this city is amazing!
However ,Hong Kong has a reputation of being one of the most expensive cities on the planet. Are hostels equally as expensive?
This is exactly why we’ve written the bargain guide to the best hostels in Hong Kong!
With the help of this epic guide, you’ll be able to find a top Hong Kong hostel, at a price that won’t break your bank.
So let’s jump into the 25 best hostels in Hong Kong.
The Best Hostels in Hong Kong: Round-up
Best Overall Hostel in Hong Kong – The Mahjong
Best Party Hostel in Hong Kong – YesInn @YMT
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Hong Kong – Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour
Best Hostel near Causeway Bay – YesInn @Causeway Bay
Best Hostel in Hong Kong Island – Check Inn HK
Best Hostel near Hong Kong Airport – Rainbow Lodge HK @HP
Best Hostel near Hong Kong Hung Hom Railway Station – Hop Inn on Carnarvon
Best High-end Hostel in Hong Kong – Hop Inn Mody
Best Budget Hostel in Hong Kong – Travellers Pack Hostel
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Hong Kong – YHA Mei Guesthouse
Quick Summary: The Best Hostels In Hong Kong
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25 Best Hostels in Hong Kong
#1 – The Mahjong
• Best Overall Hostel in Hong Kong •
Why we like The Mahjong…
Though a little out of the way, we adore this top hostel in Hong Kong. It’s super stylish and cool, the staff are friendly and go above and beyond, there’s common areas, free toiletries, bug spray – all adding up to the best overall hostel in Hong Kong. It’s genuinely great!
The Mahjong is perfect for…
Solo travellers. Yes, the staff at this highly recommended hostel in Hong Kong really go out of their way to make you feel welcome, which is definitely a plus in a big city. Plus the very nice common areas with their stylish design touches make for cool places to hang out and meet fellow guests.You can also check out our article about best places to visit in Hong Kong.
#2 – YesInn @YMT
• Best Party Hostel in Hong Kong •
Why we like YessInn @YMT…
We like the group nights that get organised at this Hong Kong backpackers hostel, it keeps things nice and social. That combined with the cheap beer makes this the best party hostel in Hong Kong, we’d say. The location on Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei means there’s a lot of nightlife to explore!
YesInn @YMT is perfect for…
Looking for somewhere laid-back but where there’s still the opportunity to get to know fellow travellers, drink and have fun? Then this recommended hostel in Hong Kong is the one for you. Exploring what Hong Kong has to offer in terms of nightlife is a lot of fun in this area of central Kowloon.
• Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Hong Kong •
Why we like Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour…
Set in Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island, this hostel is a great place to meet new people. This is partly because of the regular activities hosted at this Hong Kong backpackers hostel, and partly because of the amazingly stylish common room area, complete with bar. The staff themselves are very friendly, which helps!
Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour is perfect for…
If you’re on your own and you want the best hostel for solo travellers in Hong Kong, this is it. It’s easy to meet people here and the staff make anybody by themselves feel very welcome. It may take an hour to get to central Hong Kong from this cool hostel, but staying here is worth it – it’s a cut above!
#4 – YesInn @Causeway Bay
• Best Hostel near Causeway Bay •
Why we like YesInn @Causeway Bay…
Fun, bright and colourful, we love that this top hostel in Hong Kong features ‘traditional’ hostel elements that are sometimes missing in Hong Kong – a kitchen, for example, a small library, and a common area, which makes it feel more homely. Given the location this is also our top pick for the best hostel near Causeway Bay.
YesInn @Causeway Bay is perfect for…
If you’re looking to stay in the Causeway Bay area (Hong Kong Island, near Central), then this is the perfect place. It might not be the most social of hostels, but chances are you may only be here for a couple of nights anyway – so what you want to do is explore what the city has to offer. Here’s your base!
#5 – Check Inn HK
• Best Hostel in Hong Kong Island •
Why we like Check Inn HK…
We love the spacious common room of this top hostel in Hong Kong, which comes with the added bonus of an amazing view of Hennessy Road in Wan Chai, making you really feel a part of the city. The dorms are simple and clean, which we can’t fault. It’s our choice for the best hostel on Hong Kong Island.
Check Inn HK is perfect for…
Digital nomads. The spot in the common room that looks out over the street and its skyscrapers is complete with a bench and chairs, making it a great place to sit and do a bit of work, plan the next leg of your journey, or catch up with friends around the world. It’s a cool, laid-back space.
#6 – Rainbow Lodge HK @HP
• Best Hostel near Hong Kong Airport •
Why we like Rainbow Lodge HK @HP…
Being the best hostel near Hong Kong Airport doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s super close, but it is very convenient. This hostel is right next to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR, from which you can take the train all the way to the airport. It’s easy – and we love the idea of hassle-free travel!
Rainbow Lodge HK @HP is perfect for…
If you want to be able to get to the airport easily to catch a flight, then this top hostel in Hong Kong is a good place to stay. Not only can you get the MTR, but you can also take the bus from Cameron Road Station. As a bonus, fans of tidy hostels will love how clean this place is, too.
#7 – Hop Inn on Carnarvon
• Best Hostel near Hong Kong Hung Hom Railway Station •
Why we like Hop Inn on Carnarvon…
Since it’s very close – you could walk it, in fact – this is our choice for the best hostel near Hong Kong Hung Hom railway station. This means convenience if you’re catching the train into Mainland China (Shenzhen or Guangzhou usually). On top of that we love how this is easily one of the coolest hostels in Hong Kong; two words: rooftop bar!
Hop Inn on Carnarvon is perfect for…
If you’re looking for a cool hostel in Hong Kong, Hop Inn on Carnarvon is a great option. The onsite bar serves up very cheap beer, making for a great, fun atmosphere and an easy way to get to know fellow guests. A good choice if you’re travelling solo, since many HK hostels aren’t ‘traditional’ in the social sense.
#8 – Hop Inn Mody
• Best High-end Hostel in Hong Kong •
Why we like Hop Inn Mody…
Another branch of the Hong Kong hostel chain Hop Inn, another very cool hostel in Hong Kong. We love the decor of this place: polished concrete, chic, stylish furniture, tasteful design touches. We also really like that the dorms are bright and airy and the private rooms are cutely decorated.
Hop Inn Mody is perfect for…
Flashpackers who don’t want to stay in one of the more common options of hostel in Hong Kong (usually quite small and not a lot of attention to detail) will love this place. It’s easily the best high-end hostel in Hong Kong, with its cool interior design and friendly staff who make you feel at home.
• Best Budget Hostel in Hong Kong •
Why we like Travellers Pack Hostel…
Practically on Nathan Road, this recommended hostel in Hong Kong is great value for money. Not only is that to do with the location, but it’s also because of the quality of service; the staff are ready to give food recommendations and tips on how to best get around, which is something we really appreciate.
Travellers Pack Hostel is perfect for…
If you’re travelling solo, then you might like the idea of staying somewhere with very helpful, welcoming staff. On the other hand, if you’re on a budget then you’ll be pleased to know that this is the best budget hostel in Hong Kong. For the quality, location, staff – everything – it’s a great bargain.
#10 – YHA Mei Guesthouse
• Best Hostel with a Private Room in Hong Kong •
Why we like YHA Mei Guesthouse…
Not only do we like that this place is a certified YHA hostel – we also like its private rooms, which are nicely spacious even without taking into consideration that this is Hong Kong we’re talking about! Because of this we’d easily say that this is our choice for the best hostel with a private room in Hong Kong.
YHA Mei Guesthouse is perfect for…
Couples or flashpackers looking for a bit of privacy will love this place. The private rooms on offer give a hotel experience whilst keeping it budget-friendly, meaning a little bit of affordable luxury in a city that can be quite expensive. The free breakfast (four options!) is also good for anybody looking to save money.
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Bradbury Jockey Club Youth Hostel…
We love the location of this youth hostel in Hong Kong. Although you need to be a member of YHA to stay here, you can sign up on the door. But the surrounding area is not what you’d imagine Hong Kong to be, and with the Plover Cove Country Park on the doorstep we love the natural setting.
Bradbury Jockey Club Youth Hostel is perfect for…
If you prefer the outdoors to a cool hostel in Hong Kong, then this is the place to stay. A far cry from the skyscrapers of central, this Hong Kong backpackers hostel is a place for unfussy travellers looking to see a different side to this tiny nation. Though basic, access to nature in the New Territories makes this great for nature-lovers.
#12 – L’étoile de Mer
Why we like L’étoile de Mer…
The pod style dorms at this recommended hostel in Hong Kong is something that we really like, that’s for sure. The addition of a Japanese toilet in the bathrooms just adds to that sense of high tech luxury! The location is almost unbeatable, too – right near to the Causeway Bay MRT and plenty of food and shopping.
L’étoile de Mer is perfect for…
Looking to be in the centre of the action? Then this is a great place for you. And although it’s cosy, although it’s a budget hostel in Hong Kong, it’s still got sleek decor and looks very boutique quality. There’s also a kitchen, for those who want a bit of money-saving DIY cooking!
#13 – Hoho Hostel
Why we like Hoho Hostel…
We like the location of this youth hostel in Hong Kong – it’s right near Jordan MRT, which means good links to central, and a lively area to explore just on the doorstep. It might be on the small side, but this is Hong Kong! The space is nevertheless very cosy, homely and cutely decorated, which we can’t help but like.
Hoho Hostel is perfect for…
If you want to experience Hong Kong living, staying in this apartment converted into a Hong Kong backpackers hostel is a good way to do it. Those looking to be within the urban areas of Hong Kong, but not directly in the centre of everything, will also like the location of this place.
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#14 – Apple Hostel
Why we like Apple Hostel…
We love the location of this budget hostel in Hong Kong. The iconic Chungking Mansions is practically a Hong Kong institution. Aside from the building itself, it’s easy to walk from here to Hong Kong Cultural Centre, a good vantage points to watch the light show every night.
Apple Hostel is perfect for…
Though some may not like this sort of experience, staying at the infamous Chungking Mansions is something that is so Hong Kong that it would be a shame to miss out on it! The downstairs area of this mad multi-use skyscraper is often packed with hawkers, making staying at this Hong Kong backpackers hostel something only for the adventurous.
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#15 – Homy Inn North Point
Why we like Homy Inn North Point…
Nestled amongst the tall buildings of North Point on Hong Kong Island, we like that this youth hostel in Hong Kong is set away from where people typically stay (the tourist areas). This gives you an opportunity to explore more of this futuristic metropolis, which is something we can always appreciate.
Homy Inn North Point is perfect for…
Though this hostel features only private rooms, we’d definitely recommend it for couples – there’s automatic privacy on offer because of the rooms here. The bright common area and kitchen makes for a nice little spot to escape from the madness of the city, too. A great base for city explorers.
#16 – Urban Pack
Why we like Urban Pack…
We like this place a lot! It’s easily one of the most backpacker-oriented of any Hong Kong backpacker hostel. There’s a hip common area to hang out in, the bathrooms are stylish and clean, the decor in general pretty much makes this a cool hostel in Hong Kong, which is unusual for this nation.
Urban Pack is perfect for…
Backpackers. Yes, those travelling around Southeast Asia who have found themselves in Hong Kong will probably like this place a lot. The common room is a great space to meet fellow travellers. Just off Nathan Road, the location means there’s a lot of lively day and night-time activity to explore, making it great for young backpackers looking for fun times.
#17 – B & B Pak She Lodge
Why we like B & B Pak She Lodge…
The location of this place is something that we really love. Set on Cheung Chau Island, this is a totally different experience than staying in Hong Kong’s dense and hectic urban areas. Not only is the island’s village itself charming, but this homely little hostel features onsite Thai and German food.
B & B Pak She Lodge is perfect for…
Couples we think would enjoy the adventurous, more tropical-island setting of this Hong Kong backpackers hostel. Long term backpackers who may not be interested in the glitz and grit of the city itself would relish the chance to explore one of Hong Kong’s (many) outlying islands. Anyone looking for beaches and nature should think about this place!
#18 – Wantonmeen
Why we like Wantonmeen…
Easily one of the coolest hostels in Hong Kong, we love this place for its sense of edgy style that makes it feel like something a lot more boutique quality. We also love the coffee shop downstairs, where you can get a discounted breakfast for being a guest at this top hostel in Hong Kong. Tasty!
Wantonmeen is perfect for…
Looking for a different experience than just staying in the tourist areas of the city? Then this recommended hostel in Hong Kong is the one for you. The staff are cool and helpful and the space itself is nicely designed. The surrounding area offers up a different slice of city life than central, so it’s good for those unbothered by tourist attractions.
Why we like YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Hostel…
This place is situated on the south side of Lantau Island, which is more than just the home of Disneyland Hong Kong! There’s ample opportunities for hiking and getting into the great outdoors at this youth hostel in Hong Kong, which is obviously a YHA hostel to boot. We like how no-frills this place is.
YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Hostel is perfect for…
Keen hikers and anybody with an interest in seeing mountain peaks, hiking trails and beaches without doing so from the window of a skyscraper will enjoy a stay at YHA Ngong Ping. This Hong Kong backpackers hostels is well suited to backpackers who don’t really like to stay in cities – there are alternatives in Hong Kong!
#20 –Wang Fat Hostel
Why we like Wang Fat Hostel…
We like the decor of this Hong Kong backpackers hostel – it’s bright, warm and homely, which makes for cheerful surroundings in what can be quite an imposing city. We also like the location, just a stone’s throw from Causeway Bay MRT and all the conveniences and entertainment that this bustling area of town can offer!
Wang Fat Hostel is perfect for…
If you’re looking for an awesome location, well, here’s just the place. There’s a lot to do around this area, from tasty food to malls and cinemas. Especially if you’re a backpacker who’s never been to HK before, this cool hostel in Hong Kong would provide the perfect base to explore.
#21 – Comfort Hostel HK
Why we like Comfort Hostel…
Super comfortable beds, air-con at all times, friendly and helpful staff – yes, there’s a lot to like about this Hong Kong backpackers hostel. There’s a common room, which is unusual for HK, meaning space to chill with a beer and get to know your fellow guests. The Causeway Bay location is great, too.
Comfort Hostel is perfect for…
If you’re a solo traveller, then this place might be a good idea for you. The common room makes it easier to mingle with other people staying at this youth hostel in Hong Kong and the friendly staff make you feel welcome in a city that can seem daunting. The location means getting around is easy.
#22 – Panda’s Hostel Stylish
Why we like Panda’s Hostel Stylish…
Though it’s another Hong Kong backpackers hostel set in a small apartment, the modern decor here and the way the space has been utilised is something we like. There’s air-con, which is always a plus, and the location in the heart of busy Kowloon – and very near the Tsim Sha Tsui MRT – is perfect.
Panda’s Hostel Sylish is perfect for…
Set on bustling Nathan Road, this budget hostel in Hong Kong is just the place for people who want to be in the heart of where all the action in Hong Kong happens. The area around here is vibrant, packed with shops, restaurants, bars, malls – anybody who loves cities will like this place.
#23 – Backpackers Hostel
Why we like Backpackers Hostel…
We like the no-frills nature of this budget hostel in Hong Kong – it’s clean, simple and boasts a crazy location right in the middle of Kowloon. Nathan Road is the place to be, and we like that about this place. The air-con works, the beds are comfortable… What’s not to like about this place for the price?
Backpackers Hostel is perfect for…
Anybody on a budget who still wants a central location in an expensive city should stay at this place. It’s easily one of the top budget hostels in Hong Kong. Backpackers who wants to get the most out of their trip to this incredible nation should definitely take a look at this one!
#24 – City Plus Hostel
Why we like City Plus Hostel…
Backpackers on a budget! Yes, we really recommend this to anybody travelling cheaply. For such a central location, in the area of Mong Kok, and in decent, basic settings, this is a very good budget hostel in Hong Kong. We like the close proximity to the Bird Market and the Flower Market.
City Plus Hostel is perfect for…
If you’re looking only to stay in Hong Kong for two or three nights (especially if you’re waiting on a China Visa), then this is a very good option for a short stay. The area of Mong Kok is lively in itself, but Mong Kok MRT is also very nearby, making getting around the city a breeze.
#25 – Campus Hong Kong
Why we like Campus Hong Kong…
This place is very stylish, features friendly and helpful staff, is located near the airport and generally has a good setting in the lesser visited district of Tsuen Wan – all of which we like, of course. They also offer a daily shuttle to the MRT, which is a nice touch, meaning you can get around all of Hong Kong.
Campus Hong Kong is perfect for…
Looking to stay in a cool hostel in Hong Kong that isn’t the usual small apartment hostel in Tsim Sha Tsui or Mong Kok? Then this place is a great idea. We think flashpackers would enjoy this place, especially being far from the more touristed areas, you’ll feel like this is your own slice of Hong Kong!
Conclusion to the best hostels in Hong Kong
So there you have it, a bumper list of the best hostels in Hong Kong! If you’re looking for things to do while in Hong Kong, whether you are traveling solo or with a family, our brilliant guide to the 16 best day trips from Hong Kong will help you save time and money!
The variety is huge! From youth hostels in the New Territories and outlying islands, to classic Hong Kong hostels in Chungking Mansions for adventurous backpackers, there’s loads to choose from. If you’re after a place to stay near the airport, our list of the best hostels near Hong Kong Airport is here to help you on your travels!
And there’s a lot more care and attention paid nowadays to design and decor, meaning even non-backpackers, flashpackers and couples will get to stay in this incredible city.
But if you still can’t choose? Try out The Mahjong, our pick for the best overall hostel in Hong Kong, and a great option for almost anybody!
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