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Hotel in HK for less than US$100/night?

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Old Nov 5, 17, 11:56 pm
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I'm just wondering if it's possible to get a cheap room in HK for less than US$100/night in mid-late December? I would prefer to stay near a subway station.
Year round, the JJ Hotel in Wan Chai is under USD100 and excellent value... large rooms, spotlessly clean, reasonable amenities, great location. A solid 3 to 3.5 star hotel, but without the bells and whistles such as large lobby, pool, room service or restaurant.

Booking.com was for a long time the only OTA offering the hotel, but I think priceline does as well now. Rooms with window are $1 more than those without.

The hotel is very popular, almost always sold out. So book early. But as booking.com offers free cancellation, rooms do open up.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 6:13 am
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Year round, the JJ Hotel in Wan Chai is under USD100 and excellent value... large rooms, spotlessly clean, reasonable amenities, great location. A solid 3 to 3.5 star hotel, but without the bells and whistles such as large lobby, pool, room service or restaurant.

Booking.com was for a long time the only OTA offering the hotel, but I think priceline does as well now. Rooms with window are $1 more than those without.

The hotel is very popular, almost always sold out. So book early. But as booking.com offers free cancellation, rooms do open up.
How does JJ Hotel compare to Ibis at North Point? From a transportation perspective, it seems to be better than Ibis. Unfortunately, the dates that I put in aren't available on Priceline.

I guess I should also ask this now. I've already booked my airfare to HK. I'll be in HK from 15 January 2018 to 22 January 2018. I'm thinking of spending a day in Macau. In the past, I would wake up early in the morning and take the ferry to Macau. Then take the ferry back to HK late at night. Should I even consider booking a room in Macau and stay for the night? I'm not into casinos so I never had a reason to stay in Macau once the sun set. If I do stay overnight, I would prefer a room to be less than US$100/night.

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Old Nov 6, 17, 1:37 pm
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How does JJ Hotel compare to Ibis at North Point? From a transportation perspective, it seems to be better than Ibis. Unfortunately, the dates that I put in aren't available on Priceline.
If both booking.com and priceline are sold out then the hotel is full. But you can keep checking.

The location is great, for reviews you can see here: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel...Hong_Kong.html

I had to stay at the Ibis Sheung Wan one time when the JJ was full. You can't really compare the two. The JJ is more like a proper hotel.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 10:43 pm
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I guess I should also ask this now. I've already booked my airfare to HK. I'll be in HK from 15 January 2018 to 22 January 2018. I'm thinking of spending a day in Macau. In the past, I would wake up early in the morning and take the ferry to Macau. Then take the ferry back to HK late at night. Should I even consider booking a room in Macau and stay for the night? I'm not into casinos so I never had a reason to stay in Macau once the sun set. If I do stay overnight, I would prefer a room to be less than US$100/night.
It's possible to do an overnight stay for under $100. Easier during the week when the casinos are slower. Priceline/booking.com/Hotwire, etc.

That being said, it's certainly not a requirement to book in Macau if you just want to take the ferry over for the day.

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I had to stay at the Ibis Sheung Wan one time when the JJ was full. You can't really compare the two. The JJ is more like a proper hotel.
I must have exceedingly low standards for hotels, since I've stayed at the Ibis Sheung Wan and thought it was a proper hotel.

Then again, I've stayed in hotels in Hong Kong where the room width is about 5 feet. I've also stayed in Ibis Styles rooms (where it's more like a dorm room in terms of accommodation quality), but it was London at a brutal time for pricing.

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I must have exceedingly low standards for hotels, since I've stayed at the Ibis Sheung Wan and thought it was a proper hotel.
Perhaps I was a little harsh in my description... I guess it's more a matter of branding. Ibis has a particular style... bare floors, bare walls, bare bathrooms. It's not the most inviting place to come home to after a day out. But it is clean and functional.

Things like carpets, plenty of storage space, thicker towels, a phone in the room, make a room a bit more welcoming to relax.
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Perhaps I was a little harsh in my description... I guess it's more a matter of branding. Ibis has a particular style... bare floors, bare walls, bare bathrooms. It's not the most inviting place to come home to after a day out. But it is clean and functional.

Things like carpets, plenty of storage space, thicker towels, a phone in the room, make a room a bit more welcoming to relax.
That makes more sense. I actually don’t mind non-carpeted floors in hotels because heavy use makes them grotty over time. Ibis’s design ethic is definitely more spartan/plain and functional in the European sense, though. Haven’t stayed at JJ Hotel; I recall they didn’t sell cancellable rates under $100, everything was non-refundable on booking.com when I looked. I usually don’t migrate to Priceline/Hotwire/non-refundable rates until fairly close in, when I am almost dead certain plans won’t change. Given that they seemed like a decent option. Thanks for the in person report.
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That makes more sense. I actually donít mind non-carpeted floors in hotels because heavy use makes them grotty over time. Ibisís design ethic is definitely more spartan/plain and functional in the European sense, though. Havenít stayed at JJ Hotel; I recall they didnít sell cancellable rates under $100, everything was non-refundable on booking.com when I looked. I usually donít migrate to Priceline/Hotwire/non-refundable rates until fairly close in, when I am almost dead certain plans wonít change. Given that they seemed like a decent option. Thanks for the in person report.
JJ's own website I don't really understand - not consumer friendly and their prices are sky high.

Booking.com is always fully cancelable until three days before arrival. Standard rooms (large by HK standards) are in the USD70 a night range except for a couple of peak dates here and there. They have a few 'premier rooms' which i sometimes get upgraded to FOC. The rooms are much more spacious, but also a lot more expensive to book outright, and not really worth the extra cost IMO.

Priceline is a new addition to selling JJ hotel, don't know their cancellation policies.
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Old Nov 11, 17, 7:37 pm
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I have stayed at The Salvation Army - Booth Lodge couple times. It's in Yau Ma Tei, 1.5 blocks to MRT station. You can walk to Mongkok, Jordan, and TST. The room is small, but clean and new. You can look at the photos on Tripadvisor.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Re...Hong_Kong.html
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