5/5 due to value. all things being equal it's a 3/5. but for the value this place is a 5. by far. i will be back...so read....
this hotel was usd $70 a night booked 4 days out (where ratchet 2 star hotels were $180usd a night).. we stayed at the sheraton the following night which was tons of points+$110usd per night, but yeah anyways.....we knew what we were doing.
hotel was very small, in a super high density apartment/commercial/restaurant building. you can climb 6 storeys of stairs or take their old hong kong elevator.
location is 100. actually it's 11/10. you're in kowloon, 1 block from nathan. yeah the area is "rough" in a hong kong kind of way but it's my favorite.
you buzz the door on floor six, lady lets you in, speaks no english but you show her the passport, gives you the keys. our room was on floor 7. oh by the way the rates are 20% cheaper if you book on w'chat the location has stairs all the way so if you like me and you need your exercise you can climb the 6-7 storeys but if not you can take the one elevator which works fine but it's long/always used and will def make the premium traveller uneasy but its general filthiness and hong kong-ness. it works but eh just climb them steps. unless you infirm then i respect that.
the room was bloody small (had to coordinate how we stepped over each other and use the restroom), the shower/bathroom had a glass door and you had to retract a curtain to shower in privacy, but i knew this going in. i was with a colleague (i'm 30 and he 60) and we got 2 doubles and that is exactly what we got. SUPER SMALL but you and we knew this. the air conditioner remote was weird and couldn't adjust above 17c (our host/front desk agent knew and owned up to this)(boohoo), so being it was winter we had to turn it off every half hour (boohoo). but yes you get an individual ac unit in your room and it definitely works (based on our experience). other than that the facilities were above average clean (7/10), the shower/bathroom were 10/10. the shower was very fresh, has that typical asian setup of shower/toilet/sink being in the same 4ft*3ft room...so protect the toilet paper they give you. shower was actually very refreshing and my colleague who hated this place did remark it was good shower. good water flow and hot water (once you turn on the hot water tank 15 mins before you shower). the towels were very clean and nice, which is my key criteria when judging a place.
the tv had about 8 channels, 6 of them hong kong, but one of them had the oj made in america series (with mandarin subtitles) which was entertaining for 45 mins .
beds were VERY hard. i like it that way but my colleague struggled during his sleep.
all in all location<>value cannot be beat but realize when you pay 1/3 the price in hong kong you're getting an independent micro hotel room that is very well--but not impeccably--cleaned (vents had dust, found an empty water bottle underneath the bed).
i highly recommend this place. but just realize what you pay for is what you get. it's super cheap (by hong kong standards) but you get a clean, private place. the common areas are very clean.
overall this place is 3/5 (i tend to stay--and love--luxury hotels) but the price<>value proposition cannot be beat and to me that makes it a 5. just realize when you pay $80usd a night in a neighborhood that beckons $200, you're "only" getting a clean, super tiny micro flat with a window that opens.