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Soho’s (“South of Hollywood Road”) most famous landmark, the Central-Mid-Levels escalator, helped transform this area into one of Hong Kong’s best entertainment districts with a huge choice of restaurants, shops, galleries and hotels. Soho is also home to many of Hong Kong’s best gay bars & clubs such as Propaganda, Zoo and Volume BEAT as well as Central Escalator Sauna.
29 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan | map
8 Good based on 309 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Next to ZOO & BEAT! Comfortable beds. Boutique choice.
A new high-rise boutique hotel in central Hong Kong. The rooms at The Mercer are stylish and very well-appointed, with the latest Sony ultra flat screen TV, very comfortable bed (we’ve tried it!), BOSE sound system, iPhone dock & charger, very fast WiFi and free minibar.
The Mercer suites feature a small lounge/kitchenette that has a Nespresso coffee machine and microwave oven. This hotel serves a continental-style buffet breakfast.
The Mercer is just moments from Sheung Wan MTR and a short walk from all the gay venues – both Zoo Bar and Volume BEAT are just across street. There is a fabulous choice of restaurants, designer shops and cool (straight) bars close by. Friendly and helpful staff.
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122 Wellington Street, Central | map
7.9 Good based on 1035 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Near the gay nightlife. Boutique option. Excellent value.
If you are planning a few late nights at Volume, Propaganda or even Central Escalator, then the Butterfly on Wellington boutique hotel could not be more convenient – as it is just a few minutes’ walk back to your room.
Each of the 80 good-value, comfortable rooms in this popular hotel feature an LCD TV, bathrobes, safe and WiFi internet access.
263 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan | map
7.4 Good based on 1840 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Near the gay scene. Excellent value. Well-equipped rooms.
Butterfly on Hollywood just a little further away from all the action (compared with Butterfly on Wellington), but not too far. Zoo, BEAT and many of the other gay venues in Soho are all about a 5 minutes’ walk. The Sheung Wan MTR Station is just 400 meters away.
As with the other Butterfly’s, this boutique hotel offers very good value for money, modern rooms with big windows, comfortable beds and free WiFi.
You will also find a Sony iPhone/iPod docking station with alarm clock & radio, Sony 40” LCD television with satellite and movie channels, a spacious wardrobe, stylish bathroom amenities and complimentary coffee & tea making facilities.
A very popular choice on Travel Gay Asia.
94-95 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan | map
7.7 Good based on 2356 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Popular choice. Excellent views. Close to gay scene.
The stylish Hotel de EDGE is located near shopping and sightseeing in Hong Kong, a short distance from Central Escalator Sauna, T:ME bar and other gay-popular venues, and an easy drive to Sheng Wan MTR Station.
The hotel has 90 modern rooms with excellent harbour views, each featuring wooden floors, free WiFi, iPod dock, flat screen satellite TV and minibar.
Laundry, dry cleaning and massage services are available. The hotel has its own restaurant and bar, although many dining options are nearby.
60-64 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan | map
7.7 Good based on 2750 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Large rooms & suites. Great value. Near MRT & gay scene.
A popular choice on Travel Gay Asia and an ideal hotel if you’re looking for an apartment-style room. 60 West is located minutes away from the Sheung Wan MTR, the HK-Macau Ferry Terminal, with easy access to Lan Kwai Fong and the Soho gay scene.
This modern hotel offers contemporary rooms and excellent executive suites. The suites feature a dining area and kitchenette with a microwave, washing machine & dishwasher – great for long-term stay.
The hotel has a fitness room, although there are some excellent gyms nearby.
3 Kau U Fong, Central | map
7.6 Good based on 882 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Beautiful views. Elegant décor. Close to the nightlife.
The Lan Kwai Fong Hotel offers excellent value and conveniently location. It is close to all the gay bars and clubs in Soho/Central area.
Like many hotels here, the Oriental Style rooms are quite small (from 19 m² to 39m²) but well-equipped, with a 21″ flat screen TV and a decent rain shower.
The higher ‘harbour view’ rooms have wonderful views. The staff are helpful and friendly.
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4 Robinson Road, Mid-levels, Central | map
7.5 Good based on 2631 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Fabulous pool. Excellent views. Good value for money.
Bishop Lei International is an affordable 4-star hotel located near the bars, clubs and saunas in the Central Escalator and Lan Kwai Fong area.
The rooms are very compact but comfortable and offer fast, free internet.
The hotel has a fitness room, a nice outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace. Although owned by the Catholic Church, the hotel offers a friendly, no-attitude welcome to same-sex couples.
97A Wellington Street, Central | map
7.9 Good based on 124 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Close to gay scene. Spacious rooms. Excellent service.
These brick/glass urban chic interior designed serviced apartments offer a fabulous combination of convenience, comfort and connectivity.
Each spacious apartment has a fully equipped kitchen (microwave, etc.), super comfortable Bellora bedding, audio system, LCD TV, free WiFi and more.
Great value for money.
286 Queen's Road, Central | map
8.1 Very Good based on 372 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Free Minibar & Breakfast. Near the gay bars. Great value.
The Ovolo NOHO (286 Queen’s Road) is an excellent value for money boutique hotel, just a few minutes’ walk from gay bars Zoo, BEAT and many other gay venues in Soho as well as the Sheung Wan MTR station.
The Ovolo’s 42 modern, compact rooms feature ultra-comfy beds, bathrooms with Malin+Goetz amenities and an impressive array of gadgets including Apple TV and free WiFi.
The free minibar includes miniature liquors and is replenished daily. Guests are also offered a complimentary breakfast and have access to a 24-hour gym.
28 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan | map
8.0 Good based on 5367 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: New & central. Excellent value. Convenient location.
The new Ibis Hong Kong hotel offers very good value for money and superb location – within walking distance of many restaurants, shops and gay venues as well as the Sheung Wan MTR station and the HK-Macau Ferry Terminal.
Each air-conditioned, modern guest room features a comfortable bed, 32” LCD TV, refrigerator, en suite bathroom and free WiFi. Most rooms offer great views of the city and the harbour.
There is a restaurant and bar onsite, although a range of dining options are a short walk away. The hotel’s tour desk can help arrange for tours and excursions.
A popular choice on Travel Gay Asia.
Shopping, saunas and spas! Causeway Bay is one of Hong Kong’s most popular shopping districts. This high-rise area has 13 huge Japanese department stores, numerous smaller malls and a huge choice of restaurants. Good transport links help make the district a good base for sightseeing.
375-377 Queen's Road East, Wanchai | map
7.2 Good based on 742 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Gay-popular. Stylish design. Fabulous bar.
A favourite choice with gay guests. Located between Causeway Bay and Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island, a 10-minute walk from MTR subway station and Times Square Shopping Mall, the Cosmo Hotel offers free area shuttle services.
Stylishly designed with vivid colour scheme, the rooms are colour-coded in orange, green or pastel yellow. Free WiFi in public areas. The chic Nooch bar offers award-winning cocktails.
57-73 Lockhart Road, Wanchai | map
7.4 Good based on 4505 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Superb bar & dining. Great value for money.
This popular hotel offers a great-value stay for business, pleasure or a bit of both! The Wharney Guang Dong is minutes away from the HK Convention Centre and the huge Pan Pacific shopping mall.
Comfortable rooms, well-trained staff and gay-friendly. The hotel’s Gymtonik Health Club has open-air swimming pool with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
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22 Hennessy Road, Wanchai | map
8.2 Very Good based on 650 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: New hotel. Close to Wan Chai MTR. Great value.
The OZO Wesley is a new hotel (2013) in a convenient location, about halfway between Wan Chai MTR station and Admiralty. It features 251 rooms, a modern gym and free WiFi in all areas.
Each comfortable, non-smoking guest room has a seating area, flat screen TV, refrigerator, electric kettle and laptop-sized safe.
Two dining options are available onsite, although many restaurant choices are nearby. The gay sauna center can be reached in about 15 minutes from OZO. Excellent staff and great value for money.
180 Jaffe Road, Wanchai | map
7.8 Good based on 256 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Apartment style. Modern design. Great location.
Tthe V Wanchai offers a ‘modern home’ concept with 25 beautifully decorated apartment-style rooms, each featuring a fully equipped kitchen, fridge, 42″ plasma TV, CD/DVD player, free WiFi and in-room safe.
Each room has a sitting area with sofa and private bathroom with bathtub. Guests can enjoy free tea, coffee, juices and snack all day, and evening cocktails are offered from 5pm-8pm. Laundry service is available 24 hours.
Located a 15-minute walk from the shopping malls in Causeway Bay and a 5-minute walk from Wan Chai MTR subway station.
The hotel’s other branch V Wanchai 2 Hotel is also worth considering.
35-39 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay | map
7.8 Good based on 3105 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Great location. Close to restaurants, shops & gay saunas.
Guest rooms are modern and uniquely furnished, each featuring a comfortable Sealy mattress, flat screen cable TV, coffee & tee making facilities, free bottled water and free WiFi.
This boutique hotel has a 24-hour front desk and an iMac corner with free internet access. Shuttle services and tour arrangements are available.
238 Jaffe Road, Wanchai | map
7.7 Good based on 632 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Excellent gym & pool. Near Wanchai shops & gay saunas.
If you prefer to stay close to Wanchai shopping and business district, then the Novotel Century is a great option. The rooms are modern, clean and feature very comfortable beds, work area, LCD TV and free bottled water.
The hotel has a well-equipped gym, a fantastic outdoor swimming pool and a spa.
The MTR and Star Ferry is just a 5-minute walk, and it takes just 10 minutes to reach the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Rather conveniently, Action, My Way Platinum, and Gateway gay saunas are all within 5 minutes’ walk.
246 Queen's Road East, Wanchai | map
8.5 Very Good based on 95 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Favourite choice. Stylish design. Rooftop pool & Skybar.
One of our favourite choices for this area, the stylish boutique Hotel Indigo is just a 5-minute walk from the MTR Wan Chai station and within walking distance of the Times Square shopping mall.
It features a wonderful rooftop infinity pool and a 24-hour gym. All 138 non-smoking rooms have flat screen cable TV, Blu-ray DVD player, Nespresso coffee machine and minibar.
The onsite restaurant Café Post serves an all-day local & international menu and arguably the best coffee in Wan Chai. The rooftop Skybar offers nice views of the city and is a gay-popular destination in its own right.
With over 2.1 million people crammed into Kowloon, it is one of the most densely populated places on the planet with a huge array of shops, restaurants and hotels.
The tip of Kowloon peninsula, Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) is a major tourist area and also has a good number of gay venues. Further north, Mong Kok (旺角) has a huge choice of shops and is renowned for its numerous gay saunas.
21 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui | map
8.1 Very Good based on 4658 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Convenient location. Modern design. Popular choice.
Relatively new and popular boutique hotel that combines style and convenience. The rooms at Butterfly on Prat feature colourful design with modern amenities and a really fast internet service.
There’s a 24-hour gym. The staff are very helpful and gay-friendly.
The hotel provides free shuttle to Kowloon MTR and is within a short walk of Tsim Sha Tsui and its gay bars, saunas and spas.
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41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | map
8.4 Very Good based on 2479 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Beautiful views. Great value. Superb service.
The YMCA Salisbury is a Christian organisation dedicated to justice, peace, truth and the management of a pretty decent hotel right on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula.
Ok, so we are not quite sure how these things go together, but it has to be said that the YMCA Salisbury offers really good-value accommodation in an excellent location.
Many rooms have exceptional views of Victoria Harbour, and they all offer facilities such as broadband internet (charges apply) and satellite TV. There is a reasonable gym and swimming pool. From our own experience, we know that the YMCA offers a warm welcome to all – gay or straight.
The HKCultural Centre and Space Museum are a few steps away, as are Nathan Road and Temple Street Night Market. The MTR and the ferries to Hong Kong Island are just a short walk, making the gay venues on both sides of the harbour easily accessible.
19-21 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | map
7.7 Good based on 2967 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Near the gay saunas. Great breakfast. Convenient location.
Great location for shopping (directly connected to the Seibu Department Store) and just a few minutes’ walk from the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island. The rooms are small by international standards but modern and comfortable. WiFi is available but chargeable.
Guests enjoy reduced rates at the Harbour Plaza Metropolis Fitness Centre and swimming pool and the YMCA. Harbour Plaza Metropolis can be reached by shuttle bus in 5 minutes, but YMCA is just a few steps away.
18 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | map
7.6 Good based on 1123 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Apartment style. Great value & location in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Citadines serviced apartments combine the flexibility of a hotel room with the privacy of having your own (small) apartment. Tsim Tsa Tsui metro is one block away, and the hotel is just a short walk to the Star Ferry. A huge number of restaurants and shops are within easy reach.
The rooms, like others in Hong Kong, are relatively small but modern, and feature a well-equipped kitchenette, flat screen TV and super fast, free WiFi internet access. There is also a swimming pool and sun terrace.
Location and price make the Ashley popular with gay travellers with a good choice of gay saunas, spas and bars within a short walking distance.
950 Canton Road, Mongkok | map
7 Pleasant based on 1847 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Budget choice. Close to shopping & gay saunas.
A relatively new budget hotel in Mongkok district of Kowloon. A near perfect location for shopping and the numerous gay saunas in this part of the city (check out our gay Hong Kong map here to see what we mean).
The modern rooms are small, but the cleanliness is second to none. All rooms feature an LCD TV and free WiFi.
If you are on a tight budget and don’t plan to spend much time your room, then this hotel could be great choice. There are only 26 rooms and they sell out frequently, so early booking is recommended.