The Salisbury-YMCA of Hong Kong

No.41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China | 3 star hostel
Prices starting from $139.00

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This 3 star hostel, located in the 1 area of Hong Kong, is near Hong Kong Museum of History, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong Science Museum, and Hong Kong Museum of Art.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Salisbury-YMCA of Hong Kong

    Reviewed by ghader_sue

    Great hotel

    Reviewed Sep 29, 2011
    by (1 review) Bristol , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Good service offered by friendly and polite staff. Great location for exploring both Kowloon and Hong Kong island. Not the cheapest of hotels but good value.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews The Salisbury-YMCA of Hong Kong

    Wonderful for Families


    We stayed at the YMCA for over 2 weeks. We paid very reasonable price for a family suite, which was great with two small boys. The room had a partial view of the harbor and therefore, the kids could view of the fireworks during Chinese New Year in the comfort of our suite. Hotel also has a children's library and a playground, which was great for the kids. Staff were very friendly towards the kids even though sometimes they made a mass (accidents, spills, etc) in the restaurants. Also very convenient for the location (close to MRT, bus, ferry), and close to the Ocean Terminal.

    Overall Great value for the location and great for families with small kids!

    Pluses and minuses


    We were happy with YMCA Salisbury, but we had never been to HK before. We thought it was quite expensive (HKD 900 - February special - plus 10% service charge, plus breakfast charge) but thought it was worth it for an introductory visit to HK. Unfortunately for us, there was fog every day of our late Feb 05 stay and we didn't see the Peak from our modestly-sized harbour view room. We only just saw the top of HK's tallest building.

    Not just another corporate stay


    Just returned from 4 days at The Salisbury and wish we could have stayed longer. Hong Kong kept us going day and night so we never even had time to find the pool, but did appreciate the spaciousness of the room. I even enjoyed the view of laundry drying on the apartment across the way, juxtaposed as it was with the big Cartier sign on the street nearby. (How many Cartier stores can one city hold?)

    Spectacular views


    We considered this hotel to be excellent in terms of value for money and location. We paid the little bit extra for two harbour view rooms and it was well worth it. The two rooms themselves were quite adequate, nothing particularly flash but the view over the harbour at night time was stunning. The exact same view from The Peninsula Hotel next door was well beyond our budget. The staff were helpful and courteous and the hotel had all the amenities we needed. The use of a washing machine/dryer on one of the floors was an added bonus.

    Loved it!


    Great place to stay. Top view, just buy the shopping mall and Star Ferry terminal. It will cost you a fraction of the price of other hotels offering the same facilities. Rooms as clean as any I've ever experienced, friendly staff, all the comforts I'm used to in a 3-4* hotel. Book a harbour view room on one of the upper floors.

    Ratty, Banged-up, and No Longer the Value It Once Was


    Ok Folks-for all of you who think this hotel is the be all and end all of great travel bargains-think again! I returned from my stay at the Salisbury over New Year's-Never Again! The rates went up on Jan. 1st-to a whopping $149 plus 10 per cent service charge-for a harbour view-and believe me, you will not spend all that much time looking out at the view that is partially blocked by the HK Cultural Center-

    Great View, Great Room & Great Deal


    Staid 4 nights at the Salisbury YMCA in Sept. 2004. I had reserved a harbor view regular room. Upon check in there were none available so they upgraded me to a harbor view suite without charging me extra!! The room is modern, spacious & clean. The view from my room was partially blocked by the HK Cultural Center, but still the view was impressive. The Salisbury Y has got to be the best deal in HK! The Peninsular is right next door & can you imagine their price for the same room & view!

    Don't miss the nightly laser light show on HK Island. The combination of the high rise neon lighting & lasers are unique. The best place to view the show is down along the Promenade, which is within easy walking distance of the Salisbury Y.

    Hong Kong's little Gem, location, location!


    What a little "Gem" is the Sailsbury, don't be put off by the YMCA tag, it's as good a three star hotel as any other in Kowloon, and what a location right on the harbour front, just two minutes from the Star Ferries, and the MRT, and two blocks from Kowloon Park, which is a must see when in HK.

    Exceeded expectations


    My family was very happy with the Salisbury. It has the quality of a more expensive hotel, at a bargain price. We paid approximately USD70 for a twin room with an extra bed for a child. In the US, you can't even get a Hampton Inn for that price, and the Salisbury is much nicer than the Hampton Inn!

    Hong Kong's best kept secret


    This was a special trip to Hong Kong to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary, but you can forget your swanky hotels at fancy prices, including the Peninsula which is right next door to the Salisbury.

    There cannot be a better location in Kowloon, always book a harbour view room and you will not want to go to bed! The view is absolutely stunning, with the added bonus of a laser/light show every night between 8.00 and 8.30.

    The rooms are more than adequate with marble accented bathroom, power shower and more toiletries than you can possibly use.

    The staff are extremely helpful, all in all an unforgetable experience.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Salisbury-YMCA of Hong Kong

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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