Affordable Hong Kong Hotels That Don't Skimp on Style

Enjoy stunning views from rooms with large windows at the Island Pacific Hotel in Hong Kong
Enjoy stunning views from rooms with large windows at the Island Pacific Hotel in Hong Kong | Courtesy of Island Pacific Hotel / Expedia
Tom Smith

Whether you’re indulging in a shopping spree in Tsim Sha Tsui, eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant or laying a few bets at the Happy Valley Racecourse, a visit to Hong Kong can take its toll on your wallet. Stretch your budget a little further by booking a stay at one of these cheap hotels in Hong Kong.

1. Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

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Spacious room interior at Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, with double bed, wall-mounted TV, sitting area by large window with views over the bay, coffeemaker and safe
Courtesy of Kerry Hotel / Hotels.com

With a topiary-decked terrace that juts out into Victoria Harbour, the Kerry delivers an exclusive feel without charging the earth. Designed by Fu Houmin, rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise the twinkling city or harbour views, and even the smallest rooms here provide ample space. There’s also a 25m (82ft) outdoor pool and all-day dining across four restaurants; just remember to make time for a cocktail or two on the terrace.

2. Eaton HK

Independent Hotel

Exterior open-air swimming pool at Eaton Hk, surrounded by pillars and seating, with a fountain in the background
Courtesy of Eaton Hk / Expedia

This stylish skyscraper Hong Kong hotel opposite Temple Street Night Market makes it easy to recharge. Rooms come with Himalayan salt lamps and Grown Alchemist toiletries; plus, you can take part in complimentary tai chi or head to the rooftop pool, yoga studio and juice bar at the wellness centre. Balancing yin with the yang, the hotel has a fun streak revealed in the design, with graffiti flourishes, neon-lit escalators and retro flair.

3. The OTTO Hotel

Independent Hotel

Chairs and a sofa around a coffee table in the stylish lobby of The OTTO Hotel, surrounded by plants
Courtesy of The Otto Hotel / Expedia

56 spotless, soundproof rooms make up the three-star OTTO, which falls into the budget group thanks to off-season discounts. The cheapest rooms are still big enough for two, with sleek bathrooms featuring walk-in rain showers and black marble sinks. The mini-fridge, bathrobe and slippers are conducive to unwinding at your base before heading out to enjoy the bright lights of Tsim Sha Tsui.

4. Eco Tree Hotel

Eco Hotel

A bright and grey bedroom at Eco Tree Hotel with a double bed and a desk with champagne and fruit on it
© Eco Tree Hotel Causeway Bay/Hotels.com

Wake up to a harbour view at the boutique Eco Tree, in one of the sea-view rooms, were specially made 300-thread-count egyptian cotton encases the fluffy pillows. A skip away from Sai Ying Pun MTR station on Hong Kong Island, it’s surrounded by cool bistros, in addition to the onsite HN Spicy Hot Restaurant that serves knockout Hunan cuisine, such as steamed pork belly Shang Sha-style.

5. Island Pacific Hotel

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A bright living room in Island Pacific Hotel with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking Hong Kong bay
Courtesy of Island Pacific Hotel / Expedia

Large windows look out to hazy mountains from many of the 333 rooms at the Island Pacific. Those far-reaching views come courtesy of the location on the edge of Sheung Wan, where the skyscrapers dwindle into pockets of Hong Kong heritage. Discounts are frequently available, especially if you don’t mind a compact space. Even better if you go in summer, when you can make the most of the sun loungers lining the first-floor outdoor pool.

6. Urban Pack

Hostel

Sofa room at Urban Pack hostel, Hong Kong, with a large wall-mounted TV, wooden coffee table, beanbag and neon lights
Courtesy of Urban Pack / Hostelworld

Run by two friendly Canadians, Urban Pack caters for the fun-loving backpacker crowd. Solo travellers have a chance to connect on the regular tours, which range from guided hiking to night market walks and pub crawls. The common room has free Netflix and gaming, should you need some downtime after a night of Hong Kong craft beers. You can choose from nine room types based on your budget, including designated women’s dorms.

7. Hotel 108

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A bright hotel room at Hotel 108 with a double bed and a view over Hong Kong
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Hotel 108 proves that budget accommodation in Hong Kong doesn’t have to be cramped and dated. These 61 modern rooms are located on Soy Street in Mong Kok – an area known for narrow streets jammed full of markets peddling everything from knick-knacks to flowers – providing a stylish retreat from the bustling alleyways below.

8. The Emperor Hotel

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A dining room at The Emperor Hotel with plants in the back wall, portraits of faces either side
Courtesy of The Emperor Hotel / Expedia

Welcome to a little slice of luxury on a budget. The Emperor Hotel has 299 rooms designed by prestigious Turkish firm Autoban and French botanist Patrick Blanc, combining a lush vertical garden with plush sleeping quarters and even a Michelin-starred in-house restaurant, Golden Valley. A complimentary shuttle bus connects you to Causeway Bay, Wan Chai and Central.

9. Pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon

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A dining area at Pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon
Courtesy of Pentahotel Hong Kong / Expedia

The Pentahotel chain bills itself as “your neighbourhood lifestyle hotel”, delivering fresh, youthful design and a more casual atmosphere than your average accommodation. The hotel’s signature? The “lifestyle lobby”, a laid-back living space that functions as the reception, bar and cafe. This Kowloon outpost is situated in the thick of the action, surrounded by countless delicious eateries and busy shopping areas.

10. Hotel LBP

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A white double room at Hotel LBP with two beds
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Towering over the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, near the Macau-Hong Kong ferry terminal, this stylish, simple hotel is the perfect base for exploring everything the island has to offer. Hotel LBP is only a brief walk from the Sheung Wan MTR station and the commercial areas of Hong Kong Island, making it a popular choice for both business and leisure travellers.

11. Man Lai Wah Hotel

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A terrace at Man Lai Wah Hotel overlooks a bay in Hong Kong
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When you’re putting your feet up on the balcony, watching the ferries cruise to Lamma Island, you’ll wonder how this hotel carries such a bargain price. Many only visit this island on a rushed day trip, but book a stay at Man Lai Wah Hotel to truly experience the charms of Lamma, from rustic fishing villages and historic temples to dramatic coastal scenery and hiking trails.

12. Pentahotel Hong Kong, Tuen Mun

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A spacious and modern dining room at Pentahotel Hong Kong, Tuen Mun
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This Tuen Mun branch of the Pentahotel chain brings its millennial vibe to the New Territories. This great-value stay is just a short stroll from the huge, leafy Tuen Mun Park, with easy access to Macau, Shenzhen Bay and the international airport.

13. iclub Sheung Wan Hotel

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A white bedroom with a floor-to-ceiling window at iclub Sheung Wan Hotel
Courtesy of iclub Sheung Wan Hotel / Hotels.com

Sheung Wan is one of the most colourful neighbourhoods in Hong Kong – the streets abound with dried-seafood shops, traditional medicine dispensaries and the city’s iconic “ding ding” trams – and this affordable hotel is situated smack-bang in the middle of it. The rooms are comfy, and the 24-hour fitness centre is another big plus.

14. Harbour Plaza North Point

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An outdoor pool in the shadow of Harbour Plaza North Point, a tall, white, modern building with black windows
Courtesy of Harbour Plaza North Point / Expedia

Hong Kong is home to thousands of high-class restaurants, and four of them are found within the walls of this bright budget hotel. The North Point outlet stores also sit on the Harbour Plaza’s doorstep – if you can drag yourself away from the huge outdoor pool and elegant eateries at the hotel.

15. WE Hotel

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A modern bedroom with a double bed and floral wallpaper at Best Western Premier - Why Hotel
Courtesy of Why Hotel / Expedia

This boutique hotel has million-dollar views at a fraction of the cost, offering a glimpse of Victoria Harbour from many of the 48 rooms. Located next to Sai Ying Pun MTR station on Hong Kong Island, WE Hotel is a cosy, comfortable, central place to stay without an extravagant price tag.

16. Butterfly on Waterfront

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A white bedroom at Butterfly on Waterfront with a double bed and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean
Courtesy of Butterfly on Waterfront / Hotels.com

Huge windows flood the rooms of this boutique hotel with natural light while offering sweeping harbour views. Kitted with modern facilities and enjoying a prime Sheung Wan location, Butterfly on Waterfront is a particularly popular choice for travellers with kids because of the airy family rooms.

Siobhan Warwicker contributed additional reporting to this article.

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