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Chung King Mansion, Hong Kong

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Popularly known by backpackers as the cheapest accommodation in Hong Kong, Chung King Mansion also houses a mixture of restaurants, clothing shops, and foreign exchange counters. Shop in any of the three malls in the mansion for bargain prices, but the main arcade on the ground floor is the easiest to reach and browse. If you decide to sleep here, expect tiny rooms and hard beds with bathrooms shared by the whole floor. Rooms may or may not have air conditioning. Do not be surprised if police randomly check your identity for the cause of reducing drug-trafficking. Use our Hong Kong vacation planner to add Chung King Mansion and other attractions to your Hong Kong vacation plans.
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  • I have gone to the Chung King Mansion many times as I did in March 2017. There is only one reason to go in that place. It has the best foreign exchange rates in Hong Kong. But it is a creepy place in ...  more »
  • It is an old building, it was built in 1961. There is a lot of shops for money exchange, so you can compare the rate one by one. Moreover, there are many cheap accommodations, there are many sales age...  more »
  • Please do make sure to inform them that your flight had been delayed or else you will end up in another room and worse in another hostel. Nothing personal with the people who run the place. They're po...  more »
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  • Some amazing Indian restaurants in here. The ground floor is like a bazaar with lots of little stalls selling things like SIM cards. Upper floors contain lots of very cheap hostels and restaurants. When you walk in you will likely get swarmed by people asking you to go to their restaurant or if you're interested in watches, suits, and hash. It can be an overwhelming and uncomfortable experience for some (especially if you're alone), but there's also an element of danger that may be fun for some. Gets much more seedy after dark.
  • As Gareth Price said its "The cheapest place to stay for visitors to Hong Kong. To get to the hostels and guest houses, you need to go through a shopping mall full of South Asians and Africans hustling whatever way the can. Not that there's anything wrong with that (offers of illegal drugs aside), but it might be a bit much if you're not used to it." I couldn't agree more.
  • If like eat Indian food & If man need cheap dorms... Or go up to other side cafe... Nice French toast & coffee/tea/ice red bean set...
  • The cheapest place to get a sim card in HK. I have also purchased some inexpensive luggage here. Also, I have found the rooms for rent to be small, clean, and really small, but pretty cheap too.
  • It can be overwhelming but it was a generally pleasant experience. There are two sides to Chungking Mansion, in the morning it's your typical mall with a cluster of money changers, restaurants, general goods stalls, at night though it takes on a different character. That's for you to find out.