If I could rate this place with no stars, I would. I have stayed in many hostels in my travels, but I've never seen anything as filthy and run down as this place, especially not a YHA hostel.
Disgustingly filthy. The communal kitchen is filled with rusted and moldering equipment. The counters are crusted with mold, grime, and dead bugs. We had wanted to cook, but there was no way you could hygienically prepare food there.
The bathrooms are streaked with mud and grime. There were two toilets in the whole building. One was broken, with the lid cracked on the floor, and the other was stuffed with newspaper. Take your pick.
The dorms don't lock and the bunk beds are rickety and unsafe. Expect your sheets to be damp. They claim to allow guests to lock their belongings in lockers, but the lockers are tiny, rusted, graffiti covered, and located in the filthy dining room. We kept our bags on the floor.
We were supposed to stay two nights. It was too late to leave that night, but I immediately booked us back into our previous hotel on Hong Kong Island. A shame, because we really wanted to explore Lantau Island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a spectacular landscape, YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Hostel is the destination for hiking aficionados. The hostel is close to fascinating hiking trails including Ngong Ping Trail, Buddhist Ancient Walk, Nei Lak Shan, and the 934-metre Lantau Peak which offers sublime sunrise view. Major attractions like the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, and the Wisdom Path are all within 15-minute walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel Hong Kong