YMCA International House Hotel

, Hong Kong, China
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YMCA International House Hotel

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23 Waterloo Road - Hong Kong - China Hotel Website | | 852 2771 9111
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YMCA --Convenient,highly recommended for budget yet comfort stay

from GypsyBangalore_India
YMCA International House Hotel in Kowloon
Date: 16 July 2007
Reveiwer : Gypsy from Bangalore , India
We have just returned from Hongkong and stayed at the YMCA International House Hotel in Kowloon for 5 days . It is highly recommended for young adults & family with teenage children.The hotel is very close to Yau Ma Tei MRT(underground transit system).
station, 7 Eleven, a very good bakery for a quick morning breakfast, an extremely inexpensive yet tasty chinese restaurant, close to Nathan Road --the most happenning place in Kowloon, ladies market -- should not be missed by shopaholics at any cost, one stop away from Mongkok -- again another shopping lanes & bylanes for electronics to clothes & everything else.

An excellent economy hotel to stay in

from alexamarch
I would love stay in this hotel the next time I visit HK again. The hotel is a walking distance to the Ladies Market, MTR, cheap electronic shops, shoe shops. As a tourist I want to stay somewhere quiet but still accessible to the HK central.

The room is clean, smells good and the services are prompt just like when the toilet door was accidentally locked. The technicians are very courteous. There is available hot water everytime.

Food is comparable to 4 star hotels when it comes to taste and presentation.

YMCA International House

from moodyinsingapore
I have mixed experience abt YMCA Intl House..the hhotel was strongly recommended by my parents becus of their excellent location. They were also lucky to be given a complimentary upgrade to a Tower room (newer and cleaner) for their 4 nights stay. However, I was not so lucky. They old rooms were old and dirty and I had to part with HK$660 to be upgraded to a Tower room for 3 nights.

The difference was apparent, and I have to say the rooms were above average, although the price to upgrade was a little steep..

The location is excellent and cannot be faulted, as it lies along Nathan Road and Waterloo Street.

Service and location combined, I will give a rating of 3.8/5.

nice hotel

from love_indulgence
its a nice stay over at the hotel. it was very near to the mtr, within 5 mins of walking. walking distance to ladies market and fa yuen market. saw some of the photos and realised our room and toilet was sort of bigger as there's an extra angle. you pay for what you get. realise some said that the bed has a crack or is hard, i'm perfectly fine with both, as long you don't really check all areas. would choose this hotel again.

not great, overpriced

from TravellingBobUk
We found the YMCA to be overpriced compared to similar accomodation in Hong Kong (80us $ a room). The room was dated and tired - the brochure and web site show the new tower rooms, which at over 160us$ a night seem a little steep.

Staff were friendly and the place was well equipped, but much better accomodation is available for the price in the area.

We would not stay here again.

Excellent deal! Great service and very clean and location is wonderful!!

from sdbones
My partner and I stayed here for the 2007 Chinese New Year and it was much better than we had expected. The hotel staff is friendly and we got upgraded to a tower room when we checked-in. The hotel itself is very nice and our room was also bigger than we expected. The location is the best thing about this place! It's minutes away from Ladies Market and Temple Street and the MTR of course! We have stayed in many hotels before and this was definitely a good stay. The bed was decent as well. We're used to hard beds in China, so this was a treat ;) We also got one free breakfast for each night we stayed. I would definitely recommend this hotel, especially for it's location!

Great Location, Friendly Staff and Clean Rooms

from Sadik
A friend and I stayed at the YMCA International House in Waterloo Street last 1st - 4th February 2007. I checked out the reviews in Trip Advisor, and from the reviews I got were all favorable. So my friend and I opted for this hotel and contacted our company's travel agent to book us in this hotel. From the airport we took the Vigor Airport Express for HK$110 per passenger. Upon arrival the front desk staff was very polite in giving us our room. We reserved for a Single Twin Sharing, and we were upgraded and was supposed to be given a room at the new wing. But I requested for a smoking room and instead was given the same room upgrade in the other wing. The room was great, clean and big for HK standards. it has twin beds, 2 toilets, which was very convenient since my friend can use the toilet in the room, while I can use the other toilet near the entrance. it has a receiving area too. We were on the 10th floor, and windows facing the east (sunrise). It was okay since we wake up when the room gets bright and sunny. The location is great, a lot of restaurants around the hotel, not to forget California Restaurant where we had our first taste of pork topping, the 2 money exchange counters beside the restaurant, the laundry shop and the MTR Yau Ma Tei exits are accessible. One of the staff, the gentleman in the back door of the hotel was really helpful. He pulls out maps from his drawer and very diligently in broken english informs us the directions to our destinations. And when we come back at the end of the day,, he would be very happy for us to find our way to Temple street night market, HK Disneyland and Ocean park because of the paper bags we are carrying. I will definitely come back to this hotel, next year while me and my friend will explore more outlying islands of Hong Kong.

A Great Location to Stay!

from LadyTrolley
My husband and I didn't expect that the room in YMCA Int'l House in HK particularly in Waterloo Road would be great! We love the room and the accomodation. The bedroom and bathroom are so clean. The bed is good and comfortable. It's almost new. We had a nice view of the mountain. The hotel is located near the shopping district of Mongkok, just a few blocks away. We just made a brisk walk along Nathan Rd. and presto! we're in the middle of the shopping place! The price that we paid for this hotel was very much worth it! For tourist who's looking for a budget hotel, I highly recommend this place! We'll definitely stay here again when we go back to Hongkong.

A real find

from sheffieldgirl
We have just returned from Hong Kong where we had a 2 day stopover. The service was amazing- when we arrived bedraggled after a n overnight flight at 8am we were offered a room immediately much to our surprise. The location is excellent - only 2 mins walk from the Star ferry in Kowloon, opposite the HK cultural centre. Ask for a waterfront room and you will be treated to a free light show at dusk over the water.
The rooms are above average, the cafeteria does wonderful reasonably priced food and there is a formal restaurant too, It is excellent value, very clean and with good service. It really is a good hotel - not a YMCA hostel.

View was great

from verena_amber
I stayed at the YMCA International Waterloo from 23-27 Dec 06.

Room - small but just enough for 2 persons; there are rooms of other sizes (based on the floor map found at the back of the door of the room) for singles and triples; as i got a room on the 17th floor the room offered a nice view of the surroundings, and the room was well-lit by the sunlight during the day; however, it was a bit dusty
Beds - the bed was quite hard and one of them creaked quite badly when the person sleeping on it turns; clean sheets are provided daily but still found the place dusty
Toilet - the toilet is quite cramped with a small basin; it's quite dimly lit, as there is a light above the basin and another somewhere above the shower; shower head is very small and therefore water pressure is low and takes a longer time to shower
Housekeeping - generally ok
Facilities - a flask is provided for boiling hot water; TV was not fantastic as there are not many channels available
Location - the place is within walking distance (about 5 mins) to Yau Ma Tei MTR station, and is within 10 mins walking distance to Ladies Market. There are many shops and eateries in the vicinity

Overall i'll give it a rating of 6.5/10

Top Local Tips for Hong Kong

Tourist 3-day pass For easier and convenient travel in HK use the tourist 3-day mtr travel pass with Airport Express Ride. This is really cool and has free shuttle bus to/from train station to City View Hotel.

Light show at 8pm at the Kowloon Bay Make sure you are there before 8pm as people do not like to give away thier space. You have multiple places to sit and view the amazing laser light shows - the avenue of stars of next to the Kowloon Public Pier. The other option is to take a ferry.

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  • Address: 23 Waterloo Road - Hong Kong - China
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