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a VirtualTourist member from Calgary asked on Sep 27, 2015

Hong Kong

2 weeks of Hong Kong

1. How much hong kong dollar to bring for a 2 weeks of hong kong? exclude hotel/flight?
2. How much is it for a bus/taxi ride from HK airport to YHA mei ho youth hostel? and which one is a better option?
3. Any good tourist attractions anyone can recommand?
4. Where's a good seafood and Peking restaurant?

6 Answers

answered on 9/27/15 by
a VT member from Ieper

Is a difficult question. To give you the idea you can estimate yourself by looking at the prices on the link below

Buses from the airport is much cheaper than taxi. I don't have much experience with buses from the airport. I always take the taxi

There is a visitor information at the arrival, you may ask them how to reach your hostel by bus

Taxi from the aiport it can cost you about $220-350 to the center

Things to do have a look to my small page of HK [original VT link]

answered on 9/27/15 by
a VT member from Puerto Princesa

This tells you different ways to reach the hostel including taxi fare

Hong Kong can be expensive and it is difficult to estimate the costs for someone else as we don't know what you intend to do while you are there, and if you will eat all your meals in restaurants, street food or supermarket supplies. I suspect if you are staying at a youth hostel you will want to keep costs at a minimum.

answered on 9/28/15 by
a VT member from Toronto

The hostel isn't in the best location in terms of direct public transport from the airport. My suggestion is that if you have large luggage, it's best to either take a taxi directly or take the airport express and switch to a taxi.

Without knowing your interests, it's hard to say what's "good attractions" or how much money to bring.

answered on 10/1/15 by
a VT member from Calgary

attractions probably like ocean park, macau, peak, the big budda.........

answered on 10/3/15 by
a VT member from Toronto

The official HK tourism website has a lot of suggestions based on interests:

For restaurants, have a look at Open Rice, it can give you a rough idea of price and there will be reviews similar to yelp or zomato.

answered on 11/6/15 by
a VT member from Germiston

Just stayed at the hostel where you are planning to stay. From the airport, take the e 21 bus outside of the arrival hall where the public busses are and alight at the yen chow street stop. Its 14 hkd for the bus fare. The approaching bus stop's names in english and chinese are shown on the front signboard inside the bus so just keep an eye on it. Baggages are also not a problem, the bus has its own baggage rack behind the driver and its big enough. Just walk up yen chow street about 500 meters and look to the right and you can see the mei ho building at the start of the hill. Its a quiet area.

There are more than 20 restaurants in the streets between the bus stop and mei ho so you have a lot of choices. Computers, accesories, parts and cellphone arcades are in the area. i think this where the locals do their shopping for computers, accesories and parts.. Cross to apliu street on the other side of e21 bus stop from the airport and its a diy shoppers area. hadware shops, hifi sounds shops with tube amplifiers, led lights shops , and from low end to high end electronic testing instruments are available in the area. Eveyday use apparel are also available everywhere. baggages not so much.


Going to star ferry bus stop is not a problem. take the # 6 bus in tai po stop ( less than 200 meters from the hostel and it bring you direct to the star ferry terminal where you can now go anywhere.

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