We wanted to go there by foot to enjoy the view. First on the way there is a wrong Mount Davis Hostel direction it take you to an abandon building. When you find the Mount Davis path it become very sloping. Once you check in you just go straight to shower. When you arrived you follow a high fence with barbed wire. At first we thought we arrived in prison.
The receptionist ignore me during all the check in but later he spoke to me in english. Also you have an extra 150$ to pay to be member of YHA.
When you book it’s kind of confusing. you don’t know exactly what you got. So I send an email to confirm the double bed.
The room was so small, It remind me Chung King Mansion. We requested a double bed, but when we checkin to the room, we have to put the twin beds together to make double bed by ourself. Also you can not have access to the box under the bed where the duvet are. This is really smart. On the ceiling, the emergency sign is too big and the different emergency lights are too bright.
Slippers are only on sell at HKD25. For the room key there is no deposit so I don’t know how they manage check out. Towels are to rent 10$ and 30$ deposit. It’s a very cheap small size one and it get totally wet after one shower. The next morning around the common area I saw abandon towel everywhere. It cost nothing to wash them and give to the next guest.
Bathroom is like the public toilet you can find in any hong kong parks. Its exactly the same design. In the shower the curtain are broken so no privacy. The shelves and hooks are too small, loose or broken so everything you put on it fall down. If you want water flow you have to press on the sink tap constantly. Even public swimming pool have better facilities.
There is a full restaurant size kitchen, you have everything you need. There are big pots and full set of utensils. I guest it is for groups. I saw people making bbq but I’m not sure it’s free. The strength of this place is the view and scenery. It is price less and it can easily compensate all the rest.
I don’t know if someone work in hospitality in this YHA. They should look around and see what is going in the hostel world. Down the hill you have hostels with a high standard. Basically you are in a hotel where you share room. It’s a shame that a beautiful place like this with a such big potential offer a bad service in creepy accommodations. It remind me hostels 15 years ago.