For expats moving to Hong Kong to find work, or indeed for a lot of those moving to Hong Kong with a job already, time restrictions will mean that expats will have to begin their residence in Hong Kong staying in short term accommodation.
The cost of short term accommodation in Hong Kong
Savvy expats are no longer booking hotel rooms at their favourite destinations to live in while they look. Instead, they’re turning to serviced apartments in Hong Kong that offer similar services and amenities at a lower cost and with more flexibility. A comfortable studio apartment located reasonably centrally will cost HK$40000-60000 per month. Short term accommodation in Hong Kong can be arranged weekly also, though often at added cost.
Shama and Ovolo Group offer short-term lettings and serviced apartments in convenient locations on Hong Kong Island and elsewhere in Hong Kong SAR. To get reduced prices you can sacrifice convenience and add space and head for Kowloon or one of the outlying islands.
Make sure you arrange something before you arrive
If you’re looking for immediate accommodation in Hong Kong at reduced cost, check out Hotels Combined to get the cheapest rates going.
Things to look out for when availing of short-term accommodation in Hong Kong
Make sure that you read contracts thoroughly when looking for short term accommodation, making sure that you have the flexibility that you are looking for. Some agencies may say short-term accommodation but be referring to a 6-month leasing period which may make living in Hong Kong extremely expensive from the offset. Considering all your options and taking your time is important here. It is recommended that you begin your search for a serviced apartment in Hong Kong, or whatever you are looking for, as far in advance as possible.