Hong Kong has an imposing array of hotels, ranging from deluxe to standard. Rates vary, but a recent compilation discloses the average room tab is around $63.
Those who prefer to conserve their travel funds for Hong Kong's justly famous shopping and dining would do well to look into accommodations available at three YMCA-YWCA facilities.
All in Kowloon, they offer more than 500 air-conditioned rooms with bath. Singles are available for as little as $18 and doubles start around $30. A few suites go for as low as $42 a night. All three are open to both men and women, according to the Hong Kong Tourist Assn.
Close to Shopping
Best known of the three operations in Kowloon is the one on Salisbury Road, next door to the prestigious Peninsula Hotel and within easy range of major shops and restaurants. It has 121 rooms, with singles (only three of those) listed at $18 to $30 a night and doubles $30 to $33. A cafeteria serves moderately priced meals. There is no street number; simply write YMCA, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.