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“Good budget option by HK standards.”
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Kyoto Guest House
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Chung King mansion is an experience in itself and doesn't have the best reputation, but if you need a budget option in HK and the Y is full, this is probably your next best bet. Riding the elevator is a little annoying, but rooms at Kyoto are reasonably priced, albeit extremely small, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We spent two nights and had no problem. The location is right by the subway so it's very easy to get around, and the bus stop from the airport is right outside the entrance. Good free wifi is a nice perk.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

I was skeptical at staying at the Chung King Mansion and it is a little sketchy but they have food that is pretty good inside.

The Hostel itself is not much but it is safe and clean. It was definitely small but I think that is what you get in Hong Kong. There are two parts of the Kyoto house and each side there is someone who works for the house staying there which as a parent made me feel a bit safer.

The ladies that work there are great. They try their best to be helpful. If you are on a budget stay here it is nice and clean.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

In the center of Kowloon, with 1 minute walk to the subway station Tsim Sha Tsui and 3 minutes walk to the ferry piers to Hong Kong. Lively location which does not give a very good first impression when approaching the building, but the guest house on 15th floor is very clean and silent. The two ladies operating it are very friendly and helpful. Just ask them! I would go there any time again. Room space is varying from very small to extra small, but this is HK. Just stay there to sleep. W-LAN internet acces is included in the prices and fast and stable.
Use the right lift, as the left one stops at even levels only.

Room Tip: Even when travelling alone, if you can afford book a full room (also if there are two beds in). You...
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

The place, as stated in other reviews, is super clean. The staff is great, super helpful. We paid 50 usd for a small room, with private toilet in Kowloon. It was a weekend, I guess you can get it for less too. Its located in the famous Chungking Mansions.
Let me tell you something about this Chungking Mansions...THEY ARE NOT MANSIONS! Off course I was not expecting a Mansion, but this place is crap. There are 2 elevators running to 18 floors, to get up or down you have to wait ages! There are always queues of 20 people (no exaggeration) to get in. If I was a woman in my own I WOULDN'T GO. These mansions are located in a building which first floor is full of "suspicious" shops, with fake electronics, money changers and more. Is not very nice atmosphere. When we were there the police was there checking all the passports for the immigrants doing their living just in the front of your elevator but I don't think you can do better with a tight budget in HK.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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KyotoGH, Owner at Kyoto Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2012

Many thanks for your feedback and comments. Please do recommend Kyoto Guest House to your family, friends and colleagues when they visit Hong Kong

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Reviewed 18 May 2012 via mobile

If you are on a shoestring budget, then paying $30 usd for two persons in a private room ensuite bathroom is fantastic! Especially if the place is super clean and well located.

The room is uber small but well lit. And the place ia newly refurbished. If you are super tall or big, you will have a problem since the bed is not standard, maybe 6 feet long? And floor space is not too much. BUT, if you want to save on lodging and use your money instead for shopping and eating, this is the best place to be. Very well located, everything is walking distance! And the local MTR is just outside the door.

Best place for singles and couples.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Place is super super clean and location is just great, with subway nextdoor and a lot of Hong Kong action aroud!
Building itself isn't the nicest, so don't get scared with the first impression, it gets much better!
Price was not the lowest, but it is Chinese new year and Hong Kong is pricy all around. And toilette is a bit tinny.
But overall no discussion: great place! They even have a TV in the room! Never saw such a thing in a hostel!
5 out of 5!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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KyotoGH, Manager at Kyoto Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2012

Thank you for your feedback and comments. Please do recommend Kyoto Guest House to your family and friends when they visit Hong Kong.

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Reviewed 17 December 2011

Kyoto has what other budget guesthouses in Hong Kong should strive for
-Friendly staff
-Clean sheets and towels
-Good wireless internet access in room
-Well functioning AC
-Steps from MTR
-Lively street scene in the area; good international restaurants, grocery, shopping, bars, etc

Negatives:
- It is in the Chungking Mansions which did not seem as seedy as it's reputation. Touts on the streets in front were not overly agressive. Kyoto is on the 15th floor so it would be long run down the stairs in an emergency. We felt safe enough.
-Small 8 foot by 8 foot (roughly) room without space for a chair or other place to sit other than on the bed.
-No common area elsewhere to relax

Kyoto is a few dollars more than other hostels/guesthouses in the area. We thought it well worth paying a little more and would stay again.

Room Tip: We were two people in a room for three people which was a little larger and gave us a bit room to sp...
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Block A, 15th Floor, A3, Chung King Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Region: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 159 Speciality Lodging in Hong Kong
Price Range: £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kyoto Guest House is located on Nathan in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, one minute's walk from Tsim sha Tsui MTR station - Exit ETsim Sha Tsui is at the epicentre of accommodation, shopping, site seeing, cultural attractions, dining, entertainment, money changing, visa application and transportation in Kowloon, Hong Kong.All our clean, smoke free, comfortable and safe rooms offer free secure Wi-Fi, regularly cleaned air conditioning, colour television, cooling fan and door security lock. All our rooms (apart from one) offer a private en suite wet room (hot shower, sink and toilet) with near on-demand hot water.Tea and coffee making facilities, a microwave oven and a common refrigerator/freezer (subject to storage capacity) are available.An ironing board and steam iron are also available.We offer visa, laundry, dry cleaning and luggage storage services. ... more   less 
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