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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Renovated Mount Davis hostel offers stunning views for just HK$130 a night

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Renovated hostel on Mount Davis, which costs from just HK$130 a night, is attracting more mainland guests to marvel at its stunning location BUDGET ROOMS ... hostels has undergone a HK$9.54 million renovation in a bid to attract more local and mainland visitors and promote wider acceptance of hostelling culture. A stay at the Jockey Club Mt Davis Youth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1060580/renovated-mount-davis-hostel-offers-stunning-views-just-hk130-night
  2. Youth hostels offer better facilities for guests

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meanwhile, in the other SAR ... Renovation work on Macau's second government-owned youth hostel will begin later this month to provide better facilities for guests. The Hac Sa Youth Hostel will be closed from December 31 for five months as it undergoes a major facelift. Earlier this year, the 24-bed Cheoc Van Youth Hostel was closed for renovations and reopened in July. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620080/youth-hostels-offer-better-facilities-guests
  3. Young renters may have limited time in 'hostels'

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Young, single people renting a home in the hostels proposed in the policy address may have to save money and move out in five years, the home affairs minister said yesterday. The 'hostel' idea, announced by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on Wednesday, is seen as a move to appease young protesters who are getting more vocal on social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981956/young-renters-may-have-limited-time-hostels
  4. Youth hostel plan starts

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau The government will help NGOs to provide hostels for single youths, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said in his policy address. The idea aims to help working-age young people to move away from home as they set out on their own. In his address, Tsang said the government welcomed proposals by NGOs about building youth hostels on land allocated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982370/youth-hostel-plan-starts
  5. Hostels' reduced opening linked to minimum wage

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The Youth Hostels Association has begun closing four of its seven hostels for three days every week, and says the introduction of the minimum wage is partly to blame. It also cites a lack of resources and low visitor numbers for the decision to shut the hostels at Pak Sha O, Chek Keng, Ngong Ping and Tai Mo Shan every Tuesday, Wednesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969916/hostels-reduced-opening-linked-minimum-wage
  6. Education hub hostels could cost HK$1.4b

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government might have to spend up to HK$1.43 billion to provide more hostel accommodation for non-local university students as part of a strategy to ease bottlenecks ... hostel places will be needed after the Executive Council agreed two weeks ago to double the non-local university intake, which includes mainland students, from 10 to 20 per cent. Quotas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613609/education-hub-hostels-could-cost-hk14b
  7. Letters

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this extraordinary place home? Susannah R. H. Hirst, Mid-Levels Hikers who book will get hostel place I refer to your report ('Hostels' reduced opening linked to minimum wage', June 7) and editorial ('We must brush up our tourism act', June 11), which require clarification about the work of the Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association (YHA). The YHA, a self-financed non-profit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974493/letters
  8. News - China - TOURISM

    Budget travellers squeezed in Macau

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... rooms were too expensive. "There are so few hostels in Macau. They are troublesome [to apply for] and are far away [from the city centre]." There are only two youth hostels providing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1096051/budget-travellers-squeezed-macau
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Visitor complaints damage Hong Kong's crown of hospitality

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... guest houses, youth hostels, palatial hotels, chic boutiques, and mid-range comfort...With over 60,000 rooms in almost 200 hotels, you're sure to find the perfect place for you (and your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1109426/visitor-complaints-damage-hong-kongs-crown-hospitality
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Top travel websites offer unlicensed rooms

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, STEPHY SHI, Jing Guo

    ... costs." Websites such as Hostelworld and Hostelbooker list floor numbers for establishments they carry. Hostelworld has removed hostels known to be illegal. In an inquiry filed to the Home Affairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132603/top-travel-websites-offer-unlicensed-rooms

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