We had a blast in Hong Kong in one day without breaking the bank

We had a blast in Hong Kong in one day without breaking the bank

Do you have only one day in Hong Kong, and you don’t want to spend very much money? We just got back from our honeymoon, and we had a blast in Hong Kong in one day without breaking the bank. Start your trip by grabbing a day pass for the MTR subway and enjoy all that Hong Kong has to offer!


The Best Inexpensive Hotel in Hong Kong
The best hostel in downtown Hong Kong is the Hop Inn. The price is merely $69 USD ($540 in Hong Kong Dollars) for a room with a double bed. The rooms are on the small side, but the location is in the perfect area of Hong Kong where you can find great food and quickly jump on the MTR subway to get where you need to go. The Hop Inn is near the water front and some very good and coffee shops.

Hong Kong Hop Inn1
The Hop Inn is a very hip hostel where people from all ages hang out


My Favorite Coffee Shop in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has lots of great coffee shops, and I’m starting to consider myself a bit of a coffee connoisseur. I like my coffee black, and I want to taste the full flavor of a good coffee. Luckily, there was a great little coffee shop near our hotel called the Crema Coffee. It’s a little hard to find, as it is in the basement of a building with other restaurants. They also serve breakfast (which is OK) and cheese cake (which is excellent). But I go there mostly for the excellent coffee.

Crema Coffee Hong Kong
My favorite little coffee shop in Hong Kong – Crema Coffee


They have a Disneyland in Hong Kong!
I haven’t been to a Disneyland since I was a little kid in California. So my wife thought it be fun and surprise me by taking me to Disneyland on our honeymoon in Hong Kong. I felt like a kid all over again. Tickets were about $69 USD ($540 in Hong Kong dollars). We went during the same week as the Chinese New Year, so the lines were a little long. We had to wait about 30-40 minutes per ride. My favorite rides were the roller coaster themed rides. Surprisingly, the food was pretty good and not too expensive here.

Disneyland Hong Kong
We were like little kids all over again!


Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car 
We finished our day with a ride on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. There is a small village at the top of the mountain with a giant Buddha. We rode on the cable car with a glass bottom, so it was really cool seeing all the trees and hiking trails directly below our feet. The cost of the cable car is $35 USD for the glass bottom car ($375 in Hong Kong dollars).

Ngong Ping Cable Car in Hong Kong
Our view of the trail on the Ngong Ping cable car


We Did All Of This In One Day!
My wife surprised me with all of these adventures on our honeymoon. And we easily did all of these things in one day. Getting around Hong Kong is a snap if you buy a day pass on the MTR subway. The transit maps are everywhere at the stations and on the subway cars. It’s really easy getting around this wonderful city if you have a MTR day pass.



Gary is one of the founders of RetireBook, and is the site engineer and also one of its writers. He has been working in IT for over 25 years, is a world traveler, and enjoys everything about living in the Pacific Northwest. He is full of energy, loves the outdoors, climbed several mountains, volunteers in his community, and has been saving his whole life for an early retirement that will be coming up in just a few short years.