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Where to stay near Mong Kok

Its Chinese name may mean “bustling corner”, but come to Mong Kok—Honk Kong's most densely-packed neighborhood—and you'll find any number of colorful, crowded intersections, all clamoring for your attention. There are corners selling goldfish, corners selling sneakers, and corners selling everything else in between. With its tight alleys lined with tong lau shop-houses and filled with crowds of locals busy bargain hunting, Mong Kok offers visitors a truly authentic Chinese street experience.

Hotels in Mong Kok

Best known for its budget hostels and inexpensive guesthouses, accommodation in Mong Kok is among the most affordable in Hong Kong. But today you can find luxury Mong Kok hotels too, with the magnificently-appointed Cordis Hong Kong at Langham being a real standout. Housed in the 42-story Langham Place Tower, this 5-star hotel boasts 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a stunning rooftop pool. More mid-range is the Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Mongkok, showcasing modern facilities and supremely comfortable rooms. Lastly, the H1 Hotel is a classy establishment close to Ladies' Market, and proving that affordable Mong Kok guesthouses can be luxurious too.

Things to see in Mong Kok

Most come to Mong Kok to be fully immersed in an authentic Chinese shopping experience, where the district is the store, and the streets are its departments. Mong Kok is famed for such streets, named after the stores lining them that sell only one kind of good. Fa Yeun Street, better known as Sneakers Street, has an amazing array of sports shoes and casual sportswear on display. Ladies’ Street has long been famed throughout Hong Kong for having all that's feminine on display. But today you'll also find mobile-phones, T-shirts, and souvenirs to complement the wares of its ladies' clothes, shoes, and cosmetics shops. Many of the stores in Mong Kok are housed in tong lau shop-houses, and the best have become attractions in their own right. Lui Seng is one such shop-house, a four-story tong lau built in the 1930's. Its elegant curves and balconied verandas have allowed it to become a listed historic building.

Good for budget travelers and the culturally curious

The huge number of hostels and guesthouses in Mong Kok have given this neighborhood a reputation as something of a backpackers’ haven in Hong Kong. While that’s still true, the increasing number of affordable quality hotels mean that it's perfect for budget travelers of all shades. It’s not just the accommodation that’s light on the wallet—the curbside food stalls serve heaps of sizzling fish balls, steaming dim sum, and delicious congee (rice porridge) at low prices. And its famed shops are, naturally, packed to the rafters with inexpensive local goods. It all makes for a distinctive Chinese cultural experience for the cost conscious.

How to get to Mong Kok

The entry point for those flying in is Hong Kong International Airport, 20 miles to the west. It has good public transportation options to speed you into Kowloon and Mong Kok. The fastest of these is the Airport Express train service, which gets to Mong Kok in just 20 minutes. From here you can complete your journey on the free Airport Express K5 bus service. It stops at the Yau Ma Tei metro stop, close to most Mong Kok hotels. The more affordable option from the airport is the A21 bus, which takes an hour or so, but which gets you to Mong Kok direct.

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