December 07, 2012

Hongkong: Yiu Fai Guesthouse

When I purchased our plane ticket I already knew where we are going to stay so I did not research anymore for accommodation. Fast forward to May 2012, I made my reservation in Golden Crown Guesthouse but I was informed that they’re already full booked. 

It seems impossible because my trip is November 2012 so I asked again ‘What month will reserve if my trip is on November?’ and they said “book 3-4 months before the trip”. I made my reservation again last August 2012 but I still got the same answer, “fully booked”. I was really worried because I know that it is not easy to look for affordable accommodation in Hongkong.

It became my dilemma for one week; I really wanted Golden Crown because of the location and price but too bad they’re fully booked. I can’t blame them because they are really popular guesthouse in Hongkong. 

Thank God I found Yiu Fai Guesthouse, they are located at Golden Crown Building too so I did not hesitate to book a room. Reserving a room is easy, I just emailed them and I was told to deposit $HK400 via Paypal and the rest I will pay upon arrival.

If you love spacious room, hostel is not for you because the room is really small even the restroom is small. But we always travel on a budget so hostel is fine with us as long as we have a clean bed and clean restroom.


1. Good location. Walking distance to 1881 Heritage, Clock Tower, Avenue of Stars, Museums, Restaurants, Shopping stores and MTR.
2. Free Wi-Fi
3. They have hot and cold water dispenser so you can save on water.
4. They change toiletries (toothbrush and toothpaste only) and towels every day. 
5. You can leave your luggage.
6. Affordable

We stayed here for two nights before we transfer to Disney's Hollywood Hotel.

Yiu Fai Guesthouse
Flat E, 5/FL., Golden Crown Court, 
66-70 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 
Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852)23024812
Fax: (852)27240571
Web site:


  1. i love planning a trip! it's always fun and nerve-wracking and exciting! :D by the way, nakaka upload ka na ulit ng photos? pano mo ginawa?

    1. same here, even it is stressful I still enjoy planning a trip. I discovered that resizing photos will help me. see my post Blogging Days are Over? =)

    2. ay di ko to nabasa. will read on about it. thanks! :D

  2. Need to learn resizing mine too:)

  3. How much did you pay for the 2 night stay?

    1. $HK800 but visit the site for the room rates

  4. Hello ,,

    Di ako mapagbasa ng blog bec im always busy with my work. But because i planned a trip to hongkong as a gift for my daughter, naubliga ko mag research. I found your blog very helpful and informative. I just want to ask a favor sana if you can help me with the iteneraries sana and what to do, things to consider sa hongkong kasi first time lang namin to travel ng 2 kids ko. Our trip will be on june 5-8.

    1. Hi! Just read my post about HK and you will have an idea on what to do and how to plan your itinerary. =) It depends kasi kung ano gusto niyo talaga maexperience.

  5. Hi Michi,

    I've been considering staying at Yiu Fai since there's no available at Golden Crown as well. Would you know if this is the same as New Yiu Fai and Hao's Inn?


    1. Hi, I have no idea about Hao's Inn but I think New Yiu Fai and Yui Fai has the same owner.