Hong Kong: Flights and Accommodation

Do also check out my Hong Kong Travel Guide here

Skyscrapers in HongKong metropolis

Hong Kong,  a former British colony, now a city that fuses cuisine and culture perfectly. I had previously visited HK in November 2016, and more recently, in March 2017. It was and still is an amazing destination, especially for new-comers. Backpacking here has never been easier, with AirBnBs and hostels sprouting in the old but historic districts of Mongkok, Jordan and Yau Ma Tei.

Flight

As usual, I used Skyscanner to search for cheap flights from Singapore to Hong Kong. Here are the details of both flights in November 2016, as well as in March 2017.

Cost and Durations

1. March 2017
Singapore to Hong Kong [4 hours direct]

Return Ticket: Jetstar : SGD 228 (yes, this was a little expensive but we had booked early.  Jetstar had really cheap sale fares nearer to March approximately SGD 150 for the same flights)

2. November 2016
Singapore to Hong Kong [4 hours direct]

Return Ticket: Jetstar : SGD 152

*Prices do not include check-in luggage, seat allocations or in-flight meals, all of which will incur extra charges

Accommodation

Tempo Inn [Nov 2016]

 

Single Room in Tempo Inn: Photo taken from Booking.com

Website : Booking.com Link 
Tripadvisor Review: here

I really recommend this place. The location was situated centrally and had access to a whole street of food and other shops just below. It was located near Jordan MTR [exit A1] and it only took me 5 minutes to walk back to the guesthouse. Every night, I would walk to the nearby 1-Star Michelin Dessert House to grab a bowl of hot black sesame paste before heading back. To sum it up, it was really convenient to eat, head out, and get back whenever you needed to.

Room facilities: For one person, the size of the room was perfect. The room was really clean and it had basic facilties like a boiler, hairdryer, fresh towels and even a television! For the price, it was definitely worth it. The showers worked well and had hot water (a plus for me). The reception was open from 9am to 9pm in the night and they provide really good advice on where to explore, and the culinary delights that you cannot miss out on.

This guesthouse had everything that I needed for a short stay of 5 days in Hong Kong.

Prices : SGD 54/ night for a single room (a little steep but really sufficient for all your needs)

AirBnB : Helen’s place : City Triple Room with Window 3 [Mar 2017]

Our beds, photo taken from Airbnb

WebsiteAirbnb Link

In March, three of us decided to try booking an AirBnB apartment to see if we could find a room that was decently priced yet well-equipped with what we needed for a short holiday. We eventually found this Airbnb that was really affordable and located in a central location. The nearest train station was Austin MTR, but you could also take a short walk from Jordan MTR to reach the place.

Room Facilities: The air-conditioning was functioning well, the toilets were clean and there was hot water. The only downside was perhaps the fact that the water leaked a little out of the walls after we used the shower. That wasn’t very nice, but for the price we paid, I would say that it was a pretty good stay.

Prices: SGD 223 for 4 nights (Thats approximately SGD 60 per night, divided by 3 people = SGD 20 per night!)

Do have fun in Hong Kong!

Try not to overeat! (But that’s hard :P)

Jared

 

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