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10 Budget Accommodations (Near Halal Food) For Your Next Hong Kong Vacay

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Cheng Sim  •  May 10, 2019

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Whether you’re in Hong Kong for the bustling cityscape or lively shopping streets, there are many reasons why Hong Kong is one of the best travel destinations to visit. With many things to do and sights to see, it always keeps us up on our feet to discover what’s new in town. Credit: Giphy While it’s challenging to stick to a budget for accommodations in Hong Kong, but there are many value-for-money hotels where you can spend the night. From the shopping paradise of Tsim Sha Tsui to picturesque Causeway Bay, let us guide you to the best budget accommodations in Hong Kong (with the promise of halal food nearby!). #HHWT Currency Tip: As of May 2019, the approximate currency exchange rate is HKD100 = SGD17.30 / RM52.80 / IDR182,224.60. Do check with your local money changer for the latest rates. Disclaimer: All hotel rates are based on the prices reflected on various online hotel booking websites. The rates may vary due to booking demand, additional fees, seasonality and room availability.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Where to stay 1. Harbour Bay Hotel Credit: Harbour Bay Hotelon Facebook Known as one of the best shopping districts in Hong Kong, you wouldn’t want tomiss being in the centre of Tsim Sha Tsui’s retail action. Just a short walking distance from K11 Art Mall, iSQUARE and The ONE, it’d be a smart move to stay atHarbour Bay Hotel. A boutique hotel with modern furnishing, the hotel has single, twin and family rooms that are perfect for all travellers. Whichever room you choose, draw the curtains, and you can see Hong Kong’s bustling city life before you. Credit: Harbour Bay Hotel on Facebook While the comfy bed and air-conditioning may tempt you to stay indoors, there’s plenty of excitement outside the hotel lobby. You can take a short walk to the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Museum of Art, and 1881 Heritage Shopping Complex. It feels great to have a comfortable hotel waiting after a day of sightseeing, doesn’t it? Address: Harbour Bay Hotel, 1 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Contact: (+852) 2154 7988 Rates: Starting from HKD650 per night Directions: Alight at Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station and walk towards Exit D. Then, take a 1-minute walk to Harbour Bay Hotel. Website P.S. Planning to shop till you drop? Here are 15 shopping spots in HongKong you absolutely cannot miss! 2. The Bauhinia Hotel The Bauhinia Hotel may pride themselves for their commanding view of Victoria Harbour, but there’s something else that is worth mentioning. Besides The ONE shopping mall that is located a stone’s throw away; you can walk conveniently to Kowloon Park to catch the Sunday lion dance performance and Hong Kong Science Museum for the kids to check out cool dinosaur fossils. Credit: The Bauhinia Hotel – Tsim Sha Tsui on Facebook The comfortable beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, and LCD flat panel iDTV are enough to make any city traveller happy. We recommend getting the keys to the Superior, Premium and Harbour View Plus rooms because the rest has a transparent shower. Address: The Bauhinia Hotel, 9 Observatory Court, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Contact: (+852) 2156 3000 Rates: Starting from HKD525 per night Directions: Alight at Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station and walk towards Exit B1. Then, take an 8-minute walk to The Bauhinia Hotel Website 3. Attitude on Granville Credit: @diobinowoon Instagram There’s no stopping the shopaholic from doing the things they love in Tsim Sha Tsui, but you have to rest somehow. Just across the roadfrom The ONE is Attitude on Granville, a boutique hotel decked out with fancy tiles, industrial aesthetics, and cool murals. The rooms may be small (similar to most hotels in Hong Kong), but it rests their strengths on style and comfort – and it shows! Credit: @manuvillaranda on Instagram Since it’s sandwiched between Kowloon Park (great for morning walks) and the Hong Kong Science Museum (perfect for the kids), it can fill up your leisure hours in Hong Kong. Otherwise, walk further to the Avenue of Stars to take a selfie with the Bruce Lee statue and spot the copper handprints of Jackie Chan along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade. Address: Attitude on Granville, No.20 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Contact: (+852) 2105 3888 Rates: Starting from HKD 604 per night Directions: Alight at Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station and walk towards Exit B2. Then, take a 5-minute walk to Attitude on Granville. Website Where to eat Hung’s Chinese Restaurant Tucked in the corner of Chungking Mansion building, you’d be excited to know that this restaurant is known for its yummy crispy roasted chicken. Besides that, we recommend trying some of their other dishes too,especially the black pepper beef and fried rice!Address: Hung’s Chinese Restaurant, Chungking Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Operating hours: Daily, 11AM-11PM Directions: Alight at Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station and walk towards Exit D1. Then, take a 4-minute walk to Chungking Mansion Halal status: Muslim-owned Chrisly Café (Bakery) A trip to Hong Kong would not be complete without savouring some of their local snacks, and Chrisly Café is just the place for you! The café is owned by a Muslim, and we especially loved their pineapple bun (bo lo bao) and egg tart. Address: Chrisly Café (Bakery), Shop 3018, 3/F, Shun Tak Centre, 168-200 Connaught Road Central Operating hours: Daily, 7AM-7PM Directions: Take Bus 54 or 91 from Shun Tak Centre to Star Ferry Pier (Victoria Harbour) Halal status: Halal-certified bakery P.S. Planning to visit Hong Kong? Book NOW to enjoy AirAsia's all-in one-way fare from RM179 (BIG members) and RM184 (non-BIG members), from now till 19 May 2019! Travel period: Until 31 Oct 2019
Kowloon City
Where to stay 4. Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Credit: Harbour Plaza 8 Degreeson Facebook With streets decorated with neon signboards and bustling restaurants,the locals would refer to Kowloon City as the gourmet neighbourhood of international cuisines. If you need to escape from the culinary temptations, considerHarbour Plaza 8 Degrees as your home away from home. With rooms perfectly catered for couples and families, it comes with standard amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TV, and free use of handy smartphone service. If you’re in town with the kids, you can request a baby cot or rollaway bed with additional charges. You can save a lot by taking the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus to Hung Hom or Prince Edward MTR stations. You might have a couple of nearby attractions in mind, but why not take the train further to Hong Kong Disneyland? Just alight at Disneyland Resort MTR station to have a theme park adventure in Hong Kong! Address: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, 199 Kowloon City Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Contact: (+852) 2126 1988 Rates: Starting from HKD660 per night Directions: Alight at To Kwa Wan MTR station and take a 5-minute taxi ride to Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Website 5. iclub Ma Tau Wai Hotel Credit: iclub Ma Tau Wai Hotelon Facebook iclub MaTau Wai Hotel may be a top option for business travellers, but they never single out leisure travellers from a comfortable stay. Besides providing a restful place to sleep, you will have the standard amenities like mini fridge, hairdryer, and writing desk helpful. You can also request for an ironing board to keep your hijab neat and tidy. For a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon City, request for a room on the higher floors so you can wake up to a scenic view. Credit: Ngong Ping 360 This hotel also provides free scheduled shuttle bus service to Whampoa MTR Station, Hung Hom MTR Station and West Kowloon MTR station. With this shuttle option, you’d be itching to shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, but we recommend taking the train to Ngong Ping to visit the iconic Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and Tai O Village – and then shop for discounted branded goods at Citygate Outlets. Address: iclub Ma Tau Wai, 8, Ha Hueng Road (Junction of Ha Heung Road and Chi Kiang Street), Ma Tau Wai, Hong Kong Contact: (+852) 3963 6600 Rates: Starting from HKD542 per night Directions: Alight at Ho Man TinMTR station and walk towards Exit A2. Then, take a 4-minute taxi ride to iclub Ma Tau Wai.Website P.S. Planning a day trip to Ngong Ping? Here are eight exciting reasons why Ngong Ping should be on your bucket list! Where to eat Islam Food When you’re in town, you have to try Islam Food’s veal goulash! It is served steaming hot, and you’ll be blown away by the crispiness of the goulash as well as juicy and tender meat. Besides that, there’s beef dumpling soup, curry mutton and scallion pancake to try too. Address: Islam Food, G/F, No.1, Lung Kong Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon (next to Chow Sang Sang Securities) Operating hours: Daily, 11AM-11PM Directions: Alight at Lok Fu MTR station and walk towards Exit B. Then, take a 17-min walk to Islam Food Halal status: All ingredients and meats are sourced from halal-certified suppliers
Causeway Bay
Where to stay 6. The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hotel Credit: Hong Kong Hotels – The Charterhouse Causeway Bayon Facebook Whether you’re on a solo trip or family vacation to Hong Kong, The Charterhouse is a pleasant hotel to stay in Causeway Bay. Furnished with stylish and contemporary touches,selected room categories come with added privileges such as complimentary drinks, high-speed Wi-Fi and daily newspaper. There’s also a 24-hour gym to burn off your calories from the delightful local street food. Credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong on Facebook If your Hong Kong bucket list includes meeting the world’s largest rodent, capybara at Ocean Park, this marine-life theme park is only a 10-minute drive away! You can ride the Arctic Blast rollercoaster, watch the dolphins at Ocean Theatre and enjoy a panoramic view from the Ferris Wheel. Credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong Ocean Park has recently unveiled a brand new halal restaurant featuring a variety of Hong Kong and Southeast Asian flavours. Step into Café Ocean located at Marine World and savour their delicious signature dishes such as laksa with King Prawn, Penang char kway teow, Hainanese chicken rice, satay skewers and more! We’re happy to share that all items have been certified by the Incorporated Trustees of The Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong. Check out our 17 essential tips for an epic time at Ocean Park! Address: The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hotel, 209-219 Wanchai Road, Hong Kong Contact: (+852) 2833 5566 Rates: Starting from HKD470per nightDirections: Alight at Wan Chai MTR station and take a 5-minute taxi ride to The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hotel Website 7. Walden Hotel Credit: @jimin207 on Instagram Walden Hotel may be situated in the business district of Wanchai, but it provides a well-equipped stay for solo travellers and couples. With only a standard room on offer, each room comes with one double bed or two single beds, free Wi-Fi, and ensuite bathrooms. If you have a third guest, rollaway or extra beds are available with extra charges too. Credit: @freddymomo on Instagram Since the hotel is within the Causeway Bay, take a quick taxi ride to Wan Chai Ferry Pier and enjoy a day trip to the Kowloon Peninsula on the popular Star Ferry. A famous mode of transportation for locals who are commuting from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon, you can also join the Star Ferry’s Harbour Tour: “A Symphony of Lights” to catch the multi-media laser show while cruising along Victoria Harbour. Besides that, there are other family-friendly things to do in Hong Kong too! Address: Walden Hotel, 353, Hennessy Road, Hong Kong Contact: (+852) 8200 3308 Rates: Starting from HKD430 per night Directions:Alight at Causeway Bay MTR station and take an 8-minute taxi ride to Walden HotelWebsite 8. Mini Hotel Causeway Bay Credit: Mini Hotel Hong Kong The rooms at Mini Hotel Causeway Bay are mini, but they certainly make up for it with marbled walls and all-white furnishing. Complete with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and LCD TV, it’s a place where solo travellers and couples won’t mind staying the night. If you’re travelling with your girlfriends, request for a connecting room so you’ll have a lovely sleepover vibe. Credit: Mini Hotel Hong Kong For travellers who want to explore a different side of Hong Kong, lace up your shoes and go for a heritage hike on Wan Chai Gap Road. A breezy 1.5-hour walk, the walking trail covers a good balance of the bustling city life and scenic nature. Start at Lee Tung Avenue and follow the path to see the Old Wan Chai Post Office (the oldest surviving post office building), the Blue House Cluster (a Lingnan-style house designed with Chinese and Western architecture) and Lover’s Rock (locals believe that it can help women with relationship and fertility problems). Address: Mini Hotel Causeway Bay, 8, Sun Wui Road, EastPoint, Hong KongContact: (+852) 3979 1199 Rates: Starting from HKD567 per night Directions: Alight at Causeway Bay MTR station and walk towards Exit A – Times Square. Then, take a 5-minute walk to Mini Hotel Causeway Bay Website P.S. Taking a break from the city? You can find your zen at these eight spectacular walking trails in Hong Kong. Where to eat Aladin Mess Credit: @kweeditch on Instagram For those looking for authentic Indian food, Aladin Mess would be the place to go. Be sure to try the garlic naan with their brisket masala – the soft and tasty naan goes well with the spiciness of the Masala! Address: Aladin Mess, 2/F, 60, Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Operating hours: Daily, 11.45AM-3PM, 6PM-10.45PM Directions: Alight at Causeway Bay MTR station and walk towards Exit A. Then, take a one-minute walk to Aladin Mess Halal status: Halal-certified Islamic Centre Canteen Islamic Centre Canteen serves one of the best halal dim sum in town! You can choose from a range of steamed and fried dim sum such as steamed shrimp dumping, deep fried shrimp won ton, and steamed siu mai with chicken. Address: IslamicCentre Canteen, 5th floor, Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40, Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Operating hours: Daily, 10AM-3PM (dim sum), 6PM-9PM (only Cantonese dishes) Directions: Alight at Causeway Bay MTR station and walk towards Exit A.  Then, take a 10-minute walk to Islamic Centre Canteen Halal status: Halal-certified and Muslim-owned Wai Kee Wai Kee might be the only stall where you can find halal roast duck, but it’s known as one of the best in Hong Kong! Even the locals flock here to have a taste of the yummy duck rice. Don’t stop there! You should try the springy, tasty wanton noodles and signature mutton curry rice. Address: Wai Kee, Shop 5, Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre, First floor, Bowrington Road Market, 21, Bowrington Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Operating hours: Daily, 10AM-6PM (only take-away orders after 5.30PM) Directions: Alight at Causeway Bay MTR station and walk towards Exit A – Times Square. Then, take a 7-minute walk to Bowrington Road Market. The food centre is located on the second floor of the Bowrington Road Indoor Market building. Enter via the escalator on the Bowrington Road side of the building. Halalstatus: Muslim-owned P.S. Planning to visit Hong Kong? Book NOW to enjoy AirAsia's all-in one-way fare from RM179 (BIG members) and RM184 (non-BIG members), from now till 19 May 2019! Travel period: Until 31 Oct 2019
Mongkok
Where to stay 9. Le Prabelle Hotel Credit: Le Prabelle Hotel on Facebook A thriving shopping and residential district, Mong Kok will entice the city traveller in you. With many popular markets and shopping streets to visit, staying at Le Prabelle Hotel allows you to stay close to the action. It has rooms designed for couples and families, and include standard amenities such as mini fridge, wireless internet, flat-screen TV and more. Credit: Le Prabelle Hotel on Facebook To truly immerse yourself in Hong Kong’s cultural character, explore the street markets, and there’s plenty within walking distance from Le Prabelle. Practice your bargaining skills at the Ladies Market that sells clothes, accessories and souvenirs. There are also different streets in Mong Kok that sells goldish, flowers, sneakers, birds and kitchenware. It’s a really fun place for window shopping! Address: Le Prabelle Hotel, 372 Portland Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Contact: (+852) 2263 1263 Rates: Starting from HKD661 per night Directions: Alightat Prince Edward MTR station and head towards Exit B1. Then, walk for 1-minute to Le Prabelle HotelWebsite 10. Minimal Hotel Culture Credit: Minimal Hotels on Facebook Minimal Hotel Culture believes in keeping things simple, and they also take it a step further by offering value-for-money accommodations. There are three Minimal Hotel franchises in Hong Kong, but this one is right in Sham Shui Po where Apliu Street Flea Market (a famous spot for electronics and vintage vinyl records), Cheung Sha Wan Road (a go-to place for wholesale fashion) and Golden Computer Arcade (for all things computers and PC games) are located. Since it’s only within walking distance from Sham Shui Po MTR station, take the train to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station to visit Hong Kong’s largest and most exciting shopping mall, Harbour City! You can check out their famous local brands (look out for Izzue and Sugarman!), stock up on Hugo Boss shirts, and buy educational toys from Asia’s largest Toys “R” Us! Address: Minimal Hotel Culture, 88, Apliu Street, Tong Mi, Hong Kong Contact: (+852) 3621 0688 Rates: Starting from HKD340 per night Directions: Alight at Sham Shui Po MTR station and walktowards Exit A2. Then, take a 5-minute walk to Minimal Hotel Culture.Website P.S. Make the most of your shopping trip with 13 essential tips for an epic time at Harbour City! Where to eat Ma’s Restaurant For a taste of Xinjiang cuisine, head over to Ma’s Restaurant. A short walk from Prince Edward MTR station, you can sample a variety of flavourful dishes such as sweet and sour fish, chilli beef and veal goulash. Address: Ma’s Restaurant, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Hong Kong Operating hours: Daily, 11.30AM-11PM Directions: Alight at Prince Edward MTR station and head towards Exit E. Then, take a 5-min walk to Ma’s Restaurant Halal status: Halal-certified P.S. Planning to visit Hong Kong? Book NOW to enjoy AirAsia's all-in one-way fare from RM179 (BIG members) and RM184 (non-BIG members), from now till 19 May 2019! Travel period: Until 31 Oct 2019 With a whirlwind of city attractions and shopping streets, Hong Kong sure knows how to give us a jam-packed itinerary. If you’re planning to save up on accommodations (and spend the rest on shopping), these budget accommodations will come in handy. Whether you’re staying close to the shopping paradise of TsimSha Tsui or scenic Causeway Bay, there’s always an accommodation that’ll go light on your wallet.