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10 Best Hostels in Hong Kong for Solo Travelers in 2023

Backpacking in Hong Kong is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Many backpackers overlook the city as they think it is too expensive but with the right planning and knowledge, backpacking here can become both financially viable and supremely enjoyable.

There’s a lot more to Hong Kong than meets the eye. Besides seeing the towering skyscrapers that dominate its skyline, you can even do some hiking or camp on the deserted beaches and islands. Backpackers and other explorers will find that their exploration can reveal many of the hidden gems that Hong Kong has to offer.

One of the main deterrents to backpacking in Hong Kong is the price of lodging.

However, several excellent hostels in the city help you overcome this hurdle by providing reasonable pricing and excellent quality of stay.

Check out this Hong Kong Travel Guide for ultimate tips!

In this article, we are going to make your Hong Kong backpacking dreams come closer to reality by telling you about the 10 best hostels for backpackers in Hong Kong.

Let’s get straight into it:

Hop Inn

HostelWorld (*9.8) (*8.4) Map Starts at ($17) for 8-bed dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

Located in central TST, Hop Inn is an award-winning hostel that boasts cute, modern facilities and is close to all tourist attractions, such as Victoria Harbour or Harbour City shopping center.

A metro station is right around the corner so you can easily reach other points of interest. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

The dorms can accommodate from 2 to 8 people. Female-only dorms with ensuite bathrooms are available, too. Hop Inn also offers private rooms, each of which has been designed by a different local artist.

Common areas include a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge to socialize, and a rooftop terrace where all guests can enjoy free distilled water, tea, and coffee with beautiful views.

The staff at Hop Inn is friendly and helpful, plus the prices there are very affordable.

Campus Hong Kong (*8.2) Map Starts at ($41 ) for a private room

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

Campus Hong Kong is a tranquil and soothing hostel. It is located close to the sea in Tsuen Wan. The stylish single-sex dorms available are comfy, hygienic, and accommodate four people.

This great place to stay has writing desks, dining tables, and refrigerators so it’s hard to remember that you are in a hostel and not a spacious studio apartment.

There is a restaurant on campus and a big common room equipped with a TV and comfortable chairs

What’s more, you can work out in the gym and cool off in the swimming pool, all free of cost.

Check Inn HK (Best Hostel For Digital Nomads)

HostelWorld (*8.7) (*7.8) Map Starts at ($22) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

This family-run jewel is located on Hong Kong island near Wan Chai subway station.

The location is perfect because there are several shopping centers, Central Plaza, and even temples such as the Pak Tai temple and Hung Shing Temple nearby which you can explore with ease.

If you need a Chinese visa, this hostel is ideal as it is just 5 mins away from the main office.

What sets Check Inn HK apart from the crowd is that it has a deeply personal touch because its owners really care about the functioning of the hostel.

Along with this, the staff is excellent, friendly, informative, and always ready to tell you anything you would like to know about China or Hong Kong.

The Hostel is run by the brother-sister duo  Wincent and Tracy.

While Wincent is an energetic and enthusiastic activity manager who arranges several things you can do such as water sports, horse racing, and hiking, Tracy always looks after the guests’ needs and sees to it that they are comfortable, safe, and are having a happy stay at the hostel.

The hostel provides several free services like computers, hair dryers, irons, WiFi, and adapters and has amenities like a coin-operated laundry. Some other personal touches are musical instruments such as a piano and guitars.

Finally, the rooms are clean, cozy, and comfortable and the rates are very affordable.

The Mahjong

HostelWorld (*9.0) (*8.7) Map Starts at ($26) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

This hostel is famous for being happening, welcoming, and clean. The bedrooms have ample space and are cozy and comfortable.

The Mahjong has a hip decor which makes the place look cool.

Locker facilities are available to keep your valuables safe but the truly valuable things will be the amazing memories of backpacking in Hong Kong that you will always be able to carry with you.

The best thing about Mahjong is its amazing secluded and quiet location which is well connected to the bustling center of the city. You will see that everything you need is just around the corner.

All these things make The Mahjong one of the best hostels in Hong Kong.

YHA Mei Ho House

HostelWorld (*7.9) (*8.5) Map Starts at ($44) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

Nice food, an amazing location, and great reviews make the YHA Mei Ho House the overall best hostel in Hong Kong.

This hostel has an endearing laid-back feeling to it which enhances its charms.

Along with this, it has amazing facilities and is in the vibrant neighborhood of Sham Shui Po.

Breakfast is complementary and there is also an onsite cafe from where you can grab a bite if you are feeling hungry.

You even get to use basic cooking facilities so you’ll have absolutely no problems with food in this hostel.

If you feel like bonding with your fellow travelers, the hostel includes a social area facility with games that you can play together.

Elevator facilities, housekeeping, card key access, laundry facilities, cable television, and even hairdryers are some of the many perks found in this value-for-money hostel.

Comfort Hostel, HK

HostelWorld (*7.9) (*7.6) Map Starts at ($19) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

The Comfort Hostel HK is reputed to have a super friendly and cozy vibe. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the location is very central and within walking distance of MTR station in Causeway Bay, a Welcome SuperMarket, Victoria Park, and bus stops.

Every room is air-conditioned with attached private bathrooms and several amenities such as free WiFi are provided. The beds are wide and comfortable.

There is a 24-hour front desk and your room comes with luggage storage facilities.

A shared kitchen and lounge are also at your beckon.

Comfort hotel HK allows you to avail discounts on Big bus tours, local tours, and even hikes.

The property is of prime value and has a rooftop where you can sit, order a beer,  relax, and unwind by watching Hong Kong drift by after an amazing day full of exploration.

An added benefit is a massage chair where you can treat yourself to a long and relaxing rest.

Ah Shan Hostel, Hong Kong

HostelWorld (*7.5) (*7.4) Map Starts at ($15) for 4 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

The Ah Shan Hostel deserves an honorable mention on our list for its various amenities and great location at the center of Kowloon, Mong Kok. This makes it just 2 minutes away from the MTR station on foot.

Ladies Market, Temple Street Market, and Jade Market along with several boutiques are quite nearby.

The hostel has several amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Free toiletries which give it an edge over Yessin Hostel
  • Microwave and refrigerator facilities
  • Discounts for those staying longer
  • Same-day luggage storage
  • Hair dryer with a refundable deposit

Those who like amusement parks will love this hostel as it has special prices for Disney Land and Ocean Park.

The peak and Nong Ping 360 tickets are also available.

Day and Night Hostel (*6.2) Map Starts at ($14) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

We know that not all backpackers have big budgets.

For those of you traveling on a tight budget, the Day and Night Hostel located in Chungking Mansion is the absolute best deal you are likely to get.

You have a choice of availing yourself of private en-suite rooms for one, two, three, four, five, or even six-person dorms.

This backpacker’s dream has been recently renovated and is hygienic, clean, and ultra-modern.

Guests have lockers and the reception is on call both during the day and the night.

You will also find a mini-market in the mansion along with high-speed free WiFi.

For those who might have some work to do, printing and faxing facilities are also available.

This bang-for-the-buck hotel also offers currency exchange facilities.

Rainbow Lodge Hong Kong @ HP

HostelWorld (*8.2) (*8.2) Map Starts at ($20) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

Rainbow Lodge Hong Kong @ HP is centrally located in the middle of Tsim Sha Tsui right opposite Chungking Mansions.

It has a superb, accommodating, and friendly staff.

Its atmosphere is sociable and the hotel just gives off good vibes.

The hostel even regularly arranges events to help its clients meet new people, explore and get a good feel of the city.

You can mix with other backpackers in the lounge which comes equipped with WiFi and TV.

You’ll even find that you can kill time by playing on the Wii, foosball, and other assorted board games.

Some of the other amenities in this hostel are a tour desk, storage space for luggage, laundry service, and even cooking equipment.

There is also free tea and coffee you can have while reading stories with your fellow travelers.

The hotel respects your privacy and each and every bed comes with its own reading light and curtains so that you can have a degree of privacy even if you’re sharing a room with other people.

This hostel has been consistently ranked very high in ratings and reviews and so we say that it is the Best Hostel in Hong Kong.

Guangdong Guest House

HostelWorld (*4.9) (*7.3) Map Starts at ($92) for 4 bed-family room

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (Nov.)

For those, backpacking on a budget, the Guangdong Guest House is a place that is definitely worth considering.

The hostel is quite near the avenue of Hong Kong’s stars and close to a metro station so you will have no traveling issues if you choose this option.

The owner of the establishment, Simon will make you feel as if you really are an esteemed guest in his home.

The rooms in Guangdong Guest House are well-ventilated and clean.

They are well worth the price making this one of the best backpacker-friendly hostels in Hong Kong.

Whether you come to Hong Kong from a hotel in Mumbai or somewhere in the United States, this city is a must-visit for all globe-trotting backpackers.

This was our list of the best hostels in Hong Kong for backpackers.

We hope you enjoyed reading and we wish you a fun and memorable journey ahead.

Traveller’s Pack Hostel


The Traveller’s Pack Hostel Hong Kong has the unique distinction of being a hostel made by backpackers, for backpackers.

This means that it has every facility a backpacker might need in a hostel.

The staff is informative, friendly, helpful, and ready to give you tips and tricks which will let you make the best out of your Hong Kong journey.

The hostel also regularly organizes events for its guests.

You can go hiking early in the morning and then come back to rest in the comfortable common room or terrace.

The hostel leaves nothing to be desired.

Coffee, tea, WiFi, and maps are complementary.

Facilities that will make you stay more comfortable include:

  • An elevator
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Onsite café
  • Basic cooking equipment

Wang Fat Hostel


The Wang Fat hostel is fabulous and lives up to its reputation of having a trained world-class staff that delivers “360-degree customer service 24/7” (TM).

Made by backpackers for backpackers, this hostel understands the needs of its clients thoroughly and knows what experienced travelers need.

This hostel pays very close attention to the desires of its guests and acts on feedback promptly unlike several other establishments.

If you want to go shopping, this hostel is for you because it is located in Causeway Bay, the premier shopping district in Downtown Hong Kong island.

Several departmental stores such as Mitsukoshi, Sogo, Seibu, and Fashion island are located close by.

There are also several 24-hour bars, restaurants, and supermarkets nearby.

Your transportation needs will be met easily as you can just take a bus to where you want to go or take the MTR subway.

This hostel is trendy, artistic, and popular with young backpackers.

Yesinn @Causeway bay


Yesinn @Causeway bay is a relatively new hostel that was started in 2012 but this doesn’t mean that it is any lesser than the others. In fact, Yesinn stands its ground and provides stiff competition to the best of its rivals.

In location, it is perfect as it is located in central Hong Kong and is just a short walk away from the bus stand where the bus to the airport leaves from.

The hostel comes packed with extras such as a free massage chair, free tea, coffee, WiFi, and iPad use.

There are also curtains for privacy and personal reading lights.

The rooms of this hostel including the bathrooms are clean, cozy, and comfortable.

With regards to the staff, you can say that they are brilliant, super friendly and helpful. The property also comes with two roof terraces and a rooftop garden from which you can gaze at the Hong Kong skyline.

It often happens that beds in Hong Kong are not big enough for tall people, especially from Europe and the USA but this hostel has no such problems as it comes with large, comfortable beds.

If you want to cook your own food after exploring the markets for ingredients, the hostel provides you with a kitchen, all kinds of utensils, and a refrigerator.

The hostel doesn’t lag behind in security either and has a 24-hour front desk, key cards, and private lockers.

If you forget your basic amenities, there is no need to worry as the hostel will provide you with slippers, a toothbrush, and a paste for a nominal price.

A downside to this hostel is that towels are not provided free of cost.

One thing to keep in mind is that this hostel caters exclusively to foreign passport holders and those who are above 10 years of age.

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