The overwhelming number-one choice among low-cost accommodations has long been the YMCA on Salisbury Road, which has the good fortune of being right next to The Peninsula hotel just a 2-minute walk from the Star Ferry and MTR subway station. Although expensive for a YMCA, the location and facilities are worth the price, especially since it offers Tsim Sha Tsui's cheapest rooms with harbor views. Great for families are its inexpensive restaurants and sports facility boasting two indoor swimming pools (a lap pool and a children's pool, both free for hotel guests except those in dormitory), plus gym, squash courts, and indoor climbing wall (fees charged). The rooms vary from 17 singles (none with harbor view) and more than 250 doubles and twins (the most expensive provide great harbor views), to suites with and without harbor views that are great for families. Although simple in decor, these carpeted rooms are on a par with those at more expensively priced hotels in terms of in-room amenities. For budget travelers, there are dormitory-style rooms, each with two bunk beds, individual reading lights, private bathroom, and lockers, available only to visitors who have been in Hong Kong fewer than 7 days. Needless to say, the Salisbury is so popular that you should make reservations in advance, especially in peak times.
Facilities: 2 restaurants, including the Salisbury, 2 indoor pools; exercise room; Jacuzzi; sauna; 2 squash courts; badminton; climbing wall; room service 7am-11pm; babysitting; coin-op laundry; bookstore (w/ children's corner where kids can try out books and games for free)
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for The Salisbury YMCA
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Excellent location literally beside the mtr east tsim tsa tsui. Suite room is big 6 of us fitted comfortably. 3 stayed n the room with king size bed and the other 3 in the sofa bed...
- posted on 11.25.12
- by rossManila
Had a great few days at the YMCA in Hong Kong. Just next to the river you can easily walk throught the undergroung pass safely and walk along the river enjoying the passing parade of...
- posted on 11.24.12
- by Snapper13
Harbor view room. Clean, comfortable. Good shower. Decent breakfast buffet. Fantastic location. Very very reasonable price. Felt like a British hotel--functional if not glamorous....
- posted on 11.23.12
- by 1travelMD
- Very Highly Recommended 2010
This YMCA has three function rooms on the third floor and an assembly hall for up to 300 people on the fourth floor
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- 41 Salisbury Road
- Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- Hong Kong, HK
Tsim Sha Tsui
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