Backpackers looking for a recommended budget place to stay in Tsim Sha Tsui, may find people mentioning the Ashoka Hostel Kowloon. Back in 2009 this hostel was awarded the ‘best cleanliness award’ from hostelworld.
Most guests agree that the location of the Ashoka Hostel Kowloon is superb, right in all the action of Tsim Sha Tsui. Ashoka is in Chung King Mansion, which is within a short walking distance of the TST MTR station, and also the amazing Victoria Harbour, where you can catch the Star Ferry.
Budget concious backpackers, and other types of travellers will appreciate the clean, basic rooms, complete with air con, telephone and a high speed Wi-Fi internet connection, great if you travel with a Laptop or other electronic device that has Wi-Fi connectivity.
The staff at the Ashoka Hostel are extremely helpful, and can give you tips and advice on what to see and do in Tsim Sha Tsui, and also the rest of Hong Kong. Most guests have commented on the helpfulness of the staff, and many would stay there again. Just remember that this isn’t one of the premium Tsim Sha Tsui hotels, and some that are not used to hostels or budget guesthouses may not be so impressed.
Ashoka Hostel fills up fast, if you really want to stay there, make sure you make your reservation well in advance of your trip. When arriving in Tsim Sha Tsui, always keep a print out of your booking details on you and beware of imitators trying to get you into their hostel instead. Look for the illuminated ‘ASHOKA’ sign in reception, if it’s not there – you’re in the wrong place!
Ashoka Hostel Kowloon
A Block Floor 13 A4
Chung King Mansion
36 – 44 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui