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I Need a place to stay for Dec 31 for one night!

 
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kungfuman



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: I Need a place to stay for Dec 31 for one night! Reply with quote

I'm passing through HK Dec 31 for a layover. BUT I can't find a room that doesnt cost $500 usd for the night.

Even the dives in Chungking mansion are all filled.

Any ideas of places to stay that aren't advertised?

I will be in HK Sunday to Monday this week so I can check out places for Dec 31. Any ideas?

Or anyone have an extra bed for me! (and my Chinese gf!)

Plan B is to store my luggage at the airport and we will just go out all night BUT I really feel a little to old to stay out all night - even on New Year's Eve.

I have to be at the airport for a 10am flight back to Shanghai.

Thanks!
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sojourner



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kungfuman,



Since about 2007,whenever I'm in HK ( at least once a year), I have always stayed at a place called the Alisan Guest House; which is located at 23 Cannon St, Causeway Bay. The rooms are a bit small, but cheap for HK ( about 360 HKD).The Alisan is quite well run - the owner (Tommy) is vey friendly and helpful re places to see/things to do in HK. If you decide to stay there, you'll probably have to book in advance ( eg, through PayPal).

Check out Alisan's website : http://www.alisanguesthouse.com/

Regards,

Peter
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kungfuman



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Peter I called them and they are checking for me.

Very Happy
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oxi



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to say I think you'll really struggle. Cheapest I see on booking.com and asiarooms are over 1200HK$ then. If you still have time today I'd suggest going near Chung King and up a little to Mirador Mansion - very similar. Between those two, I doubt there's anything cheaper.

Try and grab a Hong Kong magazine - there might be some ads for studios you can call.

If you can do 1200$, Silvermine Beach hotel is quite relaxing and near the airport.

I reckon if it was me and I didn't fancy an all-nighter in town, I'd sit around the nicer restaurants in the airport through the night and just try to lie down somewhere quiet.

Good luck!
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kpjf



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried airbnb.com? Or even Couchsurfing?
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Joshua2006



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So....what happened?
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kungfuman



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joshua2006 wrote:
So....what happened?


We stayed out till about 1am then went back to the airport and played Terminal Man till our plane was ready at 9;30am.

It was really cold in the HK airport and we "slept" on rows of seats - but it wasn't good.

These people -Alisan Guest House- were really nice and did offer us a room for 600y a night HOWEVER we didn't read the email they sent a week before when I was in HK. They said to come and leave a deposit and they would hold the room but unfortunately I didn't see the email till I was flying out of HK to Kuala Lumpur.

Thankfully we made it back to Suzhou - where it is about -10 degrees with windchill - from sunny KL where it is about 80f - 30c.

We also went to Penang - which is worth hanging out for a week just doing nothing but sitting at the beach drinking watermelon juice.

BTW I have stayed at Star - Lee guesthouse once before and it is ok. Clean and does the job.

The first night we stayed in Chungking Mansion. God that place is awful. And full of bedbugs.
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Albert Cribbins



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: thou doth protest too much young man! Reply with quote

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The first night we stayed in Chungking Mansion. God that place is awful. And full of bedbugs.


Not so. I have stayed at a perfectly nice and clean room, 4th floor, for 230hkd a night in Chungking.

In mirador a perfectly clean and secure room with fast wifi for 150-200 a night.
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kungfuman



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: thou doth protest too much young man! Reply with quote

Albert Cribbins wrote:
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The first night we stayed in Chungking Mansion. God that place is awful. And full of bedbugs.


Not so. I have stayed at a perfectly nice and clean room, 4th floor, for 230hkd a night in Chungking.

In mirador a perfectly clean and secure room with fast wifi for 150-200 a night.


We might have different standards buddy.
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