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“Excellent location but TINY room”
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Ah Shan Hostel
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Pros:
- Excellent location @Mongkok, near to Mongkok MTR
- very clean room
- Lots of eateries nearby
- building consists of local residents & guesthouse. Gives u a good sense of local experience

Cons:
- building looks old & has a "haunted" feeling
- room is extremely small for an Asian. You can't even stretch your arms fully. Be prepare to get a few bruises by bumping into the corners of the beds.
- Eateries nearby are mainly Chinese. Not halal friendly for Muslim friends
- next to lobby smells bad everyday because of fried stink tofu.

Overall:
Just stay for its location if you r on budget. Generally, accommodation in Hong Kong is expensive.




Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

We stayed in a triple room and it was way tucked in the corner. Wifi signal was really poor inside the room and we had to come out of the room to get any signal. I found used tissue paper under the bed and strands of long hair on the floor on the first day. Although the staff cleans the room everyday, the tissue paper remains there throughout our 4 days stay.

Be very careful when you are taking a shower. The shower system has two knobs to control the amount of hot and cold water flowing out. DO NOT point the shower head at your body when turning the knobs because you never know if the amount of hot water will scald you. Adjust the two knobs until you get the right water temperature.

Room Tip: Ask for room that is not located way inside the corridor if you want to have wifi signal.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Solaris104
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

It was quite a breeze to get here from the airport. There's a straight bus which directly stops you at the hostel. Located near Mongkok, it's really convenient as there's loads of shops sprawled all around the area and its an excellent location, especially if you're on a shoestring.

The room was very small and cramped. I entered the room and to my surprise I wasn't left much space to walk around. Open swing the door and it was inches away from the bed frame. THAT small.2 steps to my right and that's the toilet...ROLL EYES
It was pretty decent and clean though and I wouldn't complain much about the size, its Hong Kong after all.

Didn't interact much with the staffs there, cos they are often occupied with the check-in and outs as I pop into the common area.

In all, I gave a total 3/5 for the score for its great location. The building was a little dilapidated, but yeah,I left feeling satisfied. It was a good value worth-the-money stay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank iamgreenfin
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

I stayed in the Triple Room for 3 nights. The room is small but clean. The towel is changed everyday. A hair dryer is available for borrowing. A shower and toilet are in good condition.

It's a good choice for a budget traveler if you just need a place to sleep in a convenient location. You can also get the Airport bus (A21) to and from Airport which costs ony 33 HKD.

The bad thing is the noise if someone next door shuts the door loudly!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Wikanma
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Reviewed 2 July 2012 via mobile

We checked in and was directed to our room, it was quite small from what were use to. (first time in a hostel). It's a double bed with very little space for luggage and the washroom is quite tiny.

All in all quite clean for what it is, and would be great if you're budget was 50$ a night.

The staff was nice and there's 2 computers available to use and wifi in the rooms which was really good.

Really close to the MTR station which makes it really easy to get places. So many shops and good vendors right downstairs. It's basically located 5 minutes from the ladies market.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

We stayed for 4 nights at Ah Shan hostel, and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hostel. Being away from the main hostels scene in the Chungking Mansions is a really good plus. You are located in Mong Kok, a perfect location to get into the pulse of Hong Kong and explore all the faboulos cuisine by trying out locals restaurants.
The room was small, but clean, the shared bathroom was quite of a challenge though as the shower did not have a door so water spilled all over the place. The sink is also quite small but you may get used to it.
The staff is fiendly and helpful. The hostel also propose discounted tickets to some major attractions, make sure to have a look.
Overall I would recommend the hostel if you are in a tight budget or just need a place to crash at night while exploring the city.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Asta B
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

I was there in Feb 2012. I booked for 2 rooms but they gave me in difference location. My sister was in the renovation area that never mentioned before. Workers were in the area since 6 pm. Very dusty and feel insecure. The good things is only location and affordable price.But you can find many hostel in the same building.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Chairat T
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Additional Information about Ah Shan Hostel

Address: Room 1406, 14/F, Sincere House, 83 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Region: China > Hong Kong > Mong Kok
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 163 Speciality Lodging in Hong Kong
Price Range: £25 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Ah Shan Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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