7D6N Hong Kong + Shenzhen Solo Budget Trip Summary < $550

Hong Kong Budget Solo

I am back from another trip, this time a solo one, while spending lesser the previous budget trip to Taiwan, by almost S$50! And this is meant to be a more relaxing trip, that explains the itinerary.

Before the trip, I was telling my friends that this will be a budget trip, and they advised me to bring more money, as Hong Kong will be pretty expensive, almost as expensive as Singapore! However, I further limit myself to only spend S$30 a day (food and transport) over at Hong Kong, which probably helped me with my spendings there.

Why Hong Kong solo? 

Back in Feb 2017, there was an offer for NTUC cardholders by Tigerair, and the traveling time was during a mini 2 weeks holiday in school. The travel dates were close to my birthday. Also, I was missing the friends I made during my exchange in Hong Kong back in Dec 2011. Thus, I bought the air ticket on an impulse, which I only booked for hostel 3 days before the trip and went to Hong Kong without an itinerary. 

Why 7 days solo?

For the very fact that Miss Blur here booked the wrong dates, only upon receiving my boarding pass, then I realized that I actually booked a trip to Hong Kong for 7 days.  My friends over at Hong Kong were all wondering what I will do for that 7 days, as they almost ran out of ideas on where to go, even though I was on a solo trip.

Adventurous much?

This trip is actually my second time going to Hong Kong, my first being a trip with school, for an exchange, which is all settled by both the school and my parents, so I did not have to worry about the spending, itinerary, hotel, transportation, etc. It was 5.5 years ago, thus there wasn’t much memory of how Hong Kong was like, how much I spent and what I did. Besides going to Ocean Park at 12 degrees, and watching the Symphony of Lights at Victoria Harbour which i didn’t know what was happening.
This is also my first time staying in dorms solo for all 6 nights, which I’m sharing the room with other people that I don’t know, shifting 3 dorms, in 6 nights (2 nights each).
Adding on to the madness, I also included a day to cross the border to Mainland China due to my “long” stay in Hong Kong.  That feeling is so different from crossing the Singapore-Malaysia causeway which we Singaporeans are so used to doing. Thankfully, I didn’t do this solo, as it was my first time stepping into Mainland China, more to come!

Let’s get started with the itinerary! I repeat, it is meant to be a more relaxing solo trip.

Hong Kong Budget Solo


Day 1: 19 April 2017

0330: Reached airport
0520: Boarding time
1000: Reached Hong Kong
1115: Boarded Bus A21 to hostel
1230: Checked-in hostel
1400: Walked around the neighbourhood + Kowloon Park
1800: Met friend at Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) area
1930: Prepare to catch Symphony of Lights (which i still do not know what’s happening)
2045: Walked around Temple Street
2130: Dinner

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Preparing for the symphony of lights.
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Day 2: 20 April 2017

1045: Breakfast near hostel
1120: MRT to Lo Wu
1240: Reached Lo Wu, cross border to Mainland China
1300: Reached Shenzhen, China
1300: Shopped around Luohu Commercial City
1400: Chillax at Starbucks
1500: Massage at Moon Light City Health Club
1845: Walked to Dong Men Ding Night Market for Dinner
2100: Exited Mainland China for Hong Kong
2030: Reached Hostel
2100: Chatted with Hostel mates till late night

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Day 3: 21 April 2017

1100: Shifted luggage to second Hostel
1300: Lunch at Australia Dairy Co
1430: Proceed to Choi Hung Estate
1630: Shopping at Langham Place
1830: Dinner at Sushi One
2000: Shopped around + Ladies Market
2200: Back to Hostel

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Day 4: 22 April 2017

1100: Tour around Fa Yuen Street Market
1230: Tour around Goldfish Market
1315: Lunch at Kam Wah Cafe and Bakery
1400: Met friend at Tai Koo Station
1430: Walked around Montane Mansion and Oceanic Mansion
1530: Took Ding Ding to Central
1400: Toured around Victoria Habour
1645: Took world’s longest outdoor covered escalator
1750: Took Bus 1 to The Peak
1645: Toured around The Peak
1930: Took Bus 1 back to Central and toured around
2040: Star ferry from Central to TST
2115: Dinner at Lan Fong Yuen
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Day 5: 23 April 2017

1400: Lunch at Long Ji
1500: Train to Kowloon Station
1600: Exhibition at West Kowloon Nursery Park
1700: Train to Lai King Station
1715: Toured around Nam Lok House
1830: Train to Sha Tin
1845: Shopped and Dinner at New Town Plaza
2100: Walked around Sha Tin area and Shing Mun River


Day 6: 24 April 2017

1230: Lunch at 7-Eleven
1330: MTR to Tung Chung
1345: Bus 23 to Ngong Ping
1430: Climbed up to the Big Buddha
1530: Offerings at Po Lin Monastery
1630: Toured around Ngong Ping Village
1700: Head back to Hostel
2000: Dinner at Ichiran Ramen, TST
2100: Grocery Shopping
2200: Back to Hostel


Day 7: 25 April 2017 (Last Day!)

1030: Check out of Hostel, and place luggage
1100: Breakfast at Australia Dairy Company
1200: Bought Cookies at Jenny Bakery
1300: Bus A21 to Airport
1700: Dinner at Airport


Budget Breakdown:

Pretrip: $356.72
Food: $113.83
Transport: $55
Total: $525.54


Accommodation: 

  • Beepackers Hostel (S$15.74 per night)
  • Dragon Hostel (S$26.86 per night)
  • Urban Pack (S$25.31 per night)

 

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8 Replies to “7D6N Hong Kong + Shenzhen Solo Budget Trip Summary < $550”

  1. This is such a comprehensive guide! I’m visiting in December, and which area do you think is most accessible to stay in?

    1. backpackwonders says: Reply

      Hi. Thank You.

      I stayed in Kowloon, which is around Tsim Sha Tsui area. It is walkable distance to the boat that brings you to Hong Kong Island too. So it is pretty accessible, i find. However, the pricing is pretty steep, as compared to Hong Kong Island.

  2. Just came back from Hong Kong – our itineraries just cross at few markets. Do you not need a Visa to enter mainland China?
    I stayed at Hong Kong Island and enjoyed walking around both Hong Kong and Kowloon.

    1. backpackwonders says: Reply

      Hi. Yeah some markets are pretty popular in Hong Kong.
      No, i do not need a Visa to enter mainland China, for a period of up to 15 days. Thank is really a great thing 🙂

      Ah. I stayed at Kowloon. Would like to stay at Hong Kong Island the next time.

  3. This is super useful! We are hoping to visit soon and unsure how much time everything takes – great to see what you did each day! 🙂

    1. backpackwonders says: Reply

      Hi thank you 🙂
      Hong Kong is actually pretty accessible with really good transportation system.
      Thus, you would not have to worry about taking a long while to get to different places.

  4. This is a great itinerary! I’ve been to Hong Kong waaaay too many times for visas and travel (I think 8 times?!), but there are still a few places on here I haven’t been. Saving it for my next trip!!

    1. backpackwonders says: Reply

      Yeah hong kong is pretty. The next time i go, i would like to go to Tai O and some other smaller islands.

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