The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Hong Kong is notoriously expensive, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its fair share of reasonably priced options. Even in busy, touristy areas like Central and Sheung Wan, you’ll find good value hotels dedicated to your comfort and convenience.
Just remember that space is at a premium in this crowded city, so budget rooms will be on the smaller side. Options range from stylish boutique hotels to no-frills spots designed for a quick overnight stay. Look out for perks like free breakfast, free shuttle buses, and on-site gyms.
At the other end of the scale, Hong Kong is the world’s richest city, so you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to gorgeous luxury hotels. The vast majority of these are on Hong Kong Island, concentrated along the Harbour. Luckily for gay visitors, this is also where many of the city’s gay bars, clubs, and saunas are located, especially in the Sheung Wan and Central areas. Of course, a room or suite in one of these 5-star hotels won’t come cheap, but your stay is likely to be unforgettable.
Gay travelers shouldn’t encounter any issues checking into hotels in Hong Kong. In general Hong Kong is accepting of gay travelers.
For legal protections, Hong Kong still has a way to go. Legal anti-discrimination protections are still pending, and same-sex marriage or civil unions are not currently recognized in Hong Kong.
Many gay travelers who want to party choose to stay on Hong Kong Island, near to Soho and LFK, the nightlife center of gay Hong Kong, in what we have called “HK Island Gayborhood”. From here you can reach most of HK’s gay nightlife within a 15-20 minute walk.
With most of the MRT (train network) closing at 1 am and re-opening at 5 am, choosing a hotel within walking distance saves a late-night taxi ride.
Holiday Inn Express specialises in affordable, convenient accommodation with everything you need for a comfortable stay. This Hong Kong location is no different, with basic rooms that include a great bed, plenty of conveniently-located outlets, black-out shades, and tea and coffee making facilities. A free breakfast buffet helps you start your day, and the hotel is also home to a great Thai-Indian restaurant. The location in Sheung Wan is ideal for sightseeing and one of the best spots in the city to make the most of the local gay nightlife.
This ibis hotel features modern, comfortable rooms with great beds and intelligent layouts. Desks facing large windows allow you to get some work done while looking over the city or, in the case of the higher rooms, the harbour. Connecting family rooms are available. A tasty free breakfast is served every morning. The hotel is located a short walk from Sheung Wan MTR station and the Hong Kong Macau Ferry, and there is a free shuttle service to and from the airport.
As the name implies, Eco Tree Hotel is a sustainable, environmentally-friendly boutique hotel in Hong Kong. It offers spacious rooms with high-quality amenities, as well as three and four-person suites with large windows that overlook the city. Everything is clean, and the staff are helpful and efficient. Sai Ying Pun MTR station is right next door to the hotel, so it’s easy to get around.
WE Hotel is fairly new, so it feels fresh and well-maintained. The decor is no-frills but classy, and the rooms are always clean. The beds are really comfortable and large windows let in plenty of natural light (as well as providing great city views). There are only two rooms on each floor, so you can be assured a quiet and private stay. Sai Ying Pun MTR station is right around the corner, and the Sheung Wan gay nightlife is just a 10-minute walk away.
Mingle At The Eden is located less than a 5-minute walk from Sheung Wan MTR station, as well as several gay bars. Rooms are simple and sometimes a bit dated, but it’s a good no-frills option in Central. It does hourly rates during the day and there’s a discounted late-night option if you need a quick place to crash after a night out in Hong Kong.
The Figo (previously Hotel LBP) is a simple and straightforward hotel, offering good value rooms in a convenient Sheung Wan location. The decor is basic but modern, and both rooms and suites are available, with the latter including a roomy separate living space. There’s a small gym and a pleasant outdoor terrace area for socializing. Hotel LBP is one of the most booked budget gay hotels in Hong Kong.
This cute boutique hotel features minimalist modern decor, with compact and intelligently-designed rooms. Single and double rooms are available. Located right next to the Lai Kwan Fong nightlife district, this is a great option if all you need is somewhere to rest your head after a big night out. Staff are friendly and rates are very good value for money. mini hotel Central is one of the most booked budget gay hotels in Hong Kong.
The standard rooms at this boutique hotel are simple and compact, perfect for a short budget stay. Larger suites are available, with more modern decor and cool perks like a freestanding tub. Everything is clean and well-maintained, with good-quality amenities. A free continental breakfast is sent to your room every morning, which is a great touch. The location is super close to the waterfront, Western Market, Sheung Wan station, and gay bars like WINK and ZOO.
Located a short walk away from the gay nightlife, iclub Sheung Wan Hotel offers modern, well-designed, and well-appointed rooms. All feature minimalist all-white decor and many have great views of the city or the harbour. The “Business” rooms, with spacious work desks, are ideal for those who work on the go, and the two-bedroom residence is great for groups and longer stays. Hotel facilities include a gym, a pleasant lounge serving complimentary tea and coffee, and a simple free breakfast.
This popular gay-friendly Hong Kong hotel offers good-value, well-sized rooms and suites near the Sheung Wan gay bars. The suites are particularly good for groups since they sleep up to four people and come with a kitchenette, dining area, and living room. The decor is basic but modern, while everything is clean and well-maintained. There’s a small gym, a shared lounge with video games and Apple TV, and self-serve laundry facilities.