From Central MTR Station, it takes 20 minutes by train (red line) to get to Chai Wan. If you are an avid shopper and would be spending most of your time shopping in areas such as Tsim Sha Tsui, Y-loft may not be the right place for you. However, if you don’t mind the traveling distance and time, Y-loft provides spacious and affordable accommodation that is suitable for budget travelers and student groups. In addition, Y-loft is only 2 minutes away from Chai Wan MTR station, which is really convenient!
J Room Rates
At Y-loft, room rates are relatively cheap as compared to most other hotels in Hong Kong. From room rates as low as SGD150 (subjected to changes and availability), Y-loft Youth Square offers room with balcony and each room is completed with household furniture, high density LCD TV, separate shower room and washroom. Hostel guests can also enjoy free local calls and wireless Internet service in room.
J Room Size
In Hong Kong where land is scarce, most hotels in Hong Kong are small and rather expensive. However, at Y-loft, besides offering rooms at relatively cheap rates, the rooms are spacious and well ventilated. However, the size of the toilet is rather small.
J Room Facilities
At Y-loft, all rooms are new and stylishly decorated with en suite bathroom, tv, fridge, kettle and free wifi. However, at Y-loft, rooms could have better sound proof system. At times, it could get a little noisy if there are occupants talking loudly in the next room. The gym room at 12/F are highly recommended to use.
At Y-loft, you can expect free wi-fi access. In addition, staff is always warm, friendly and welcoming. As Y-loft host quite a handful of international students and guest, most reception staff were able to converse in anglo English. Also, late check in/out is available upon request. Furthermore, housekeeping services are prompt and efficient whenever requested.
Tips for You:
There are shopping malls nearby but closes early at night same with restaurant. So my advice is to eat early at night (before 9 PM). Also, the mall has a shortcut route from MTR to the hotel back room/ lift.
Visit to the Peak is a must for perfect HK view from the hill, but you should try to find various walking tracks once you are at the Peak (it is available online at the Peak official website). I choose the HK track which take about 40 minutes walk at the Victoria Peak. The Sky Terrace of the Peak is a waste of money as you can get the same or perhaps better view from the walking trail/track. Take the Star Ferry across the Victoria Harbour from HK to Kowloon and vice versa is also a must, as you will get breathtaking view from there as well and it will cost you only $3 HKD each way (there are two Star Ferry piers in HK near Central and Wan Chai MTR station).