The 8 Best Airbnbs in Hong Kong

Fa Yuen St Market, Hong Kong, China
Fa Yuen St Market, Hong Kong, China | © Peter Adams Photography Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
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20 June 2019

Whether you’re looking for a tiny studio in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui or a rural escape outside of the city, book a bed at one of these eight great Airbnbs around Hong Kong.

Towering apartment blocks make up Hong Kong’s iconic skyline, and when you’re wading through all the properties listed on Airbnb, it feels like half of those flats are available to book. Overwhelmed by choice? Start your search with these eight awesome Airbnbs in Hong Kong.

Lux Harbour View One-Bedroom Suite

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Lux Harbour View One-Bedroom Suite © Airbnb
Lux Harbour View One-Bedroom Suite | © Airbnb

Wake up to a view of Victoria Harbour from your pillow at this luxurious one-bedroom apartment on the western side of buzzing Mong Kok. The 24-square-metre (260-square-foot) condo is located just five minute’s walk from the Olympic MTR station and is surrounded by high-end cafés, restaurant and bars — but with vistas this good, you might never want to leave your bed.

Awesome studio in Lan Kwai Fong

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Awesome studio in Lan Kwai Fong © Airbnb
Awesome studio in Lan Kwai Fong | © Airbnb

There’s no shortage of tiny apartments crammed into central Hong Kong, but this light-filled studio feels a lot more spacious than most. With large windows allowing sunlight to drench the double bed and fully equipped kitchen area, it provides the perfect base for exploring the city. You couldn’t ask for a better location than this one on Wing Wah Lane, smack bang in the middle of Lan Kwai Fong — the beating heart of Hong Kong.

Best spot for XXL groups

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Best spot for XXL groups © Airbnb
Best spot for XXL groups | © Airbnb

Large groups of travellers might have trouble finding somewhere to stay in the tiny flats of Hong Kong, so this super-sized Airbnb is a welcome rarity. Accommodating as many as 10 guests in its four bedrooms, this cleverly designed apartment is kitted out with three bathrooms, a huge living area and a generous kitchen. The central location — just five minutes from the waterfront in the south of the Kowloon Peninsula — is another big plus.

New Lovely Entire Home Tsim Sha Tsui

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New Lovely Entire Home Tsim Sha Tsui © Airbnb
New Lovely Entire Home Tsim Sha Tsui | © Airbnb

This apartment might be tiny, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the best budget options in town. Recently renovated, stylishly appointed and situated in a quiet residential building, the compact flat is only one minute’s walk from the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station — one of Hong Kong’s most tourist-friendly areas.

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  • Three-Bedroom Designer Apartment

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    Three-Bedroom Designer Apartment © Airbnb
    Three-Bedroom Designer Apartment | © Airbnb

    This colourful apartment is truly one-of-a-kind, with zany decorations lighting up every room. Expect pop art on the walls, ostentatious furniture, and an airy balcony overlooking the nearby country park. Situated near the border with mainland China outside the hustle and bustle of central Hong Kong, this Airbnb is the perfect escape for bigger groups, accommodating six guests across three bedrooms.

    Designer Studio Loft

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    Designer Studio Loft © Airbnb
    Designer Studio Loft | © Airbnb

    From the rain shower and LCD TV in the bathroom to the Bose entertainment system wired into the living area, this ultra-modern apartment oozes class. Close to Causeway Bay and Hong Kong’s iconic Happy Valley Racecourse, the spacious 56-square-metre (600-square-foot) loft is well connected to the rest of the city by public transport, including the tram just one block away.

    Signature studio in Tsim Sha Tsui

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    Signature studio in Tsim Sha Tsui © Airbnb
    Signature studio in Tsim Sha Tsui | © Airbnb

    This boutique Airbnb is another great-value place to stay in the centre of the Tsim Sha Tsui district, close to the neon lights of Nathan Road and the upscale shopping malls on Canton Road. Like most apartments in the area, this studio is hardly enormous, but its clever design accommodates a double bed, sofa, workspace and kitchenette as well as a sizeable bathroom.

    Relaxing deluxe farm stay

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    Relaxing deluxe farm stay © Airbnb
    Relaxing deluxe farm stay | © Airbnb

    Hong Kong isn’t all skyscrapers and studio apartments, as this leafy-green farm stay attests. The property is a 9,300-square-metre (100,000-square-foot) farm that produces organic vegetables, and you can book one of two laid-back country homes — the River Lodge and the Mountain Lodge — which each accommodate up to six guests. The host can also organise day trips to central Hong Kong, a 30-minute drive away.

    These recommendations were updated on June 20, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.