A Night at Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong 重庆大厦

Hong Kong’s cheapest accommodations — Kowloon Walled City lives on.

I arrived in Tsim Sha Tsui just after midnight after traveling nearly 20 hours on China Eastern Airlines — San Francisco to Shanghai, Shanghai to Hong Kong. The hostel I was planning on staying in was fully booked, and at this time most receptions had closed for the night. To put it nicely, I was shit-out-of-luck. So where does one go when they’re in Kowloon and don’t have a bed for the night? Chungking Mansions, the backpacking central of…

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Warren Bischoff

Warren Bischoff

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Consultant at Hitachi Vantara — Boston College, University of Otago. Views expressed are my own, not my employer’s.