Hong Kong hotel rooms are famous for being small and expensive. Travelling solo in April I wasn’t worried about the size of the room, I just wanted the best, central location for the best price and staying at Mini Hotel Central seemed the best option based on my search.
The hotel is located on Ice House Street, five minutes walk from the Central Station on the MTR and the city. It’s also around 10 minutes walk from the Peak Tram which goes up Victoria Peak.
Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong
I arrived the Thursday night prior to the Hong Kong Sevens tournament so the hotel population was primarily made up of groups of young Australian men. Over the week I stayed however a full spectrum of people came through.
The checkin process was swift and easy and the staff were friendly and more than happy to both direct me places on a map and facilitate the printing of tickets for me during my stay. There were usually suitcases locked together in the lobby suggesting they’re happy to supervise bags if you need to check out early and wish to further explore Hong Kong before your flight home.
The downstairs lobby has a heap of couches, a table and tourist information as well as a vending machine selling snacks and toiletries. It proved a great place to sit and research things to do in Hong Kong if I wanted to get out of my tiny windowless hotel room.
My room while staying at Mini Hotel Central
With a comfy single bed and visible bathroom facilities my 8 square metre Solo Single Room at Mini Hotel Central was certainly designed for the solo traveller. The room was not only small but was prone to steaming up when I had a shower.
I would hope that the bathrooms are not fully on display in the slightly bigger rooms which accommodate more than one person!
A few toiletries were provided including handsoap/ shower gel as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste. Housekeeping were extremely thorough, and amazing, I only worried that a recycling scheme was in place as each day I left my plastic bottles (two bottles of water are provided complementary each day) beside the rubbish bin.
The room also had effective air-conditioning and contained a hairdryer, safe, a jug to boil water and paper cups so making instant porridge for breakfast is certainly possible but cooking anything substantial is not.
I never could find anything I was interested in watching on the TV but the free wifi was decent for streaming instead (with headphones on as to not disrupt the entire floor through the paper-thin walls).
Getting to Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong
Being directionally challenged I was grateful to find the below YouTube video which walks through how to get to Mini Hotel Central from Hong Kong Airport. Without it I’d most definitely paid for a taxi at least some of the way, but by the time I arrived in Hong Kong I’d effectively taken the route several times and finding my way was a total breeze.
My mini hotel room was very clean, very tidy and the 10th floor was quiet from the sound of the city (though the neighbours TVs and chatter I could certainly hear).
There were discounts for booking more than 7, 14 or 21 days in advance and the room starts at $525HK per night plus tax (10%).
I would definitely recommend staying at Mini Hotel Central in Hong Kong; I’d stay here again, or in the hotel’s Causeway Bay location.