Anne Black YWCA Hong Kong (The)

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Address: 5 Man Fuk Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Star rating:
1 star hotel

3.5

The phrase “cheap and cheerful” could well be embroidered on the bed spreads.

Not a few Hong Kong movie makers have shot the opening scenes to a gangster flick in Mong Kok – gritty streets, hordes of people, kaleidoscopic neon, concrete rainforest high-rises. If Anne Black and surrounds are short on greenery, the atmosphere certainly compensates.

 

Location
3.9
90%
Eating/drinking
3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
2.8
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
3
90%
Public areas
2.9
90%

Location

In walking distance of the MTR and the area’s (tourist trap) markets. The road name means “cultural fortune”, in case you were wondering.

 

Bedrooms

The rather well spaced twin beds are further indication that this is not the spot for a romantic getaway. Shared bathrooms (though there are some en suites) may not be to everybody’s taste. There’s also a ladies’ only floor. The décor hovers somewhere around 1970s Mid West motel – but this is reasonably priced bed and board and there’s no reason to stay in all day.

 

Public areas

Fairly sparse – the internet room is often full, but there are plenty of computer cafés nearby.

 

Eating and drinking

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serviceable, if hardly scrumptious. Hundreds of alternatives in the immediate vicinity.

 

Leisure facilities

None to speak of on site, though there are facilities at associated YMCAs.

 

Service

The staff have seen it all before, but remain good humoured and helpful.

 

Who stays there

Backpackers old and young from all over the globe. Very tight budget business travellers.

 

Price advice

The superior rooms’ superiority is really limited to being more expensive.

 

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Super cheap – as if you needed telling
  • Pollution
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