Ok I'm going a bit strong but the single room I had in this "hotel" was tiny. The shower shared space with the toilet. The location was very convenient though and we didn't waste a lot of time staying in the hotel but if we'd been forced to spend more time there it would have been miserable. 5 nights was just about bearable and the only reason we didn't try and find somewhere else was because it would have eaten into our trip and we consoled ourselves that we were saving money on our 3 week trip and we were right on top of everything.
On arrival it was quite a shock to have to battle through irritating salesmen (why the hell do they think you want to consider buying something when you are struggling with bags?) and then the crowded market place which was full of Pakistanis and Nigerians (not visible anywhere else in HK by the way) peddling all sorts of electrical goods and mobile phone paraphenalia. There was then a tiny lift which you had to queue for up to the floor of the hotel. Lucky Hostel was on the 15th although we were originally advised it was on the 12th and so we had to lug our bags up to the 15th. Despite all this I didn't feel unsafe and they seemed to have quite good security in the building and CCTVs for the lift. I'm not sure how safe it was from a fire point of view.
An interesting experience and a source for some amusing stories but not one I'd repeat. If you're on a tight budget then maybe it's just right but if I re-visited HK I'd look for something a little more luxurious.
I should add that my friend complained about towels not being replaced and was told indignantly by the reception that it was a "cheap hotel" and he shouldn't expect such service. I'm not sure what amused me more the comment or the look on my friend's face.
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- Room with Free Internet Access,Air-condition,Fan,Television with Cable Channel,Telephone,Private Bathroom,24 hours hot water,Towel and Slipper. ... more less
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