Accommodation

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The venue, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), is located in Hung Hom. In nearby Tsim Sha Tsui East, accommodation catering to every budget is available, such as a variety of hotels and hostels within a 10 minute walking distance.

DORMITORY LODGING

Hong Kong Baptist University dorm

Attendees can book dorm accommodations through this online reservation form. Email address and Wikimania 2013 registration code are required.

This is where the Wikimania scholarship recipients are staying. Accommodations in the dorms for WMF full and partial scholarship recipients is guaranteed.

Address: 5 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (Google Map / OSM)
Direction:
  • Dorm to the venue by public transit (27 mins) / by car (9 mins, 5.5 km)
  • Shuttle Service will be provided to the conference venue in mornings and evenings
  • Hong Kong International Airport by public transit (1 hour 44 mins) / by car (36.5 km, 35 mins)
  • Kowloon Tong Station by walking (800m, 11 mins, suggested) / by car (1.3 km, 4 mins)
Room type: Air conditioned bedroom shared by 2 persons of same gender (there are no exceptions to this policy e.g., no married couples.) Every two adjoining rooms (a total of 4 persons who must be of the same gender) form a self-contained unit, sharing a toilet and shower room. (Virtual tour)
Description:A set of clean linen would be provided upon check-in for the whole staying period. Laundry facilities is available in the Laundry Rooms on 1/F. HKD 5 per washing cycle. HKD 1 per 10 minutes for dryers. Internet included in room rates for Wikimania bookings. No printing service is provided. Cooking is not allowed inside any part of the Student Residence Halls.
Beds: 100 beds, for general public, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Available day: For check-in starting August 6; latest date to check out is Noon, August 12, 2013
Room rate: USD 27.00 per person per night
Internet: Will be provided free at the dorms.
Latest check out time:
  • No later than 12:00 on Aug 12.

HOTEL LODGING

The deadlines have passed for these special discount rates at the following hotel properties. If you wish to contact the hotel directly to see if there are any rooms available, please do. All are within a 10 minute walk to Polytechnic University, the conference venue. Please book soon, since August is a peak season for tourists visiting Hong Kong for summer vacation. Hotels are more expensive and harder to find during this time. You may find cheaper lodging further away from PolyU, but probably several train stops away.

Ramada Hotel Kowloon. 73-75 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. (Google Map)

The Hotel is offering a super-saver rate of HK$900 for August 6, 7, 8 & 11 and HK$1,100 for August 9 & 10 for single or double occupancy per room per night under Superior room category. You may also sign up for a buffet breakfast at HK$50 per person per meal. All rates are subject to a 10% service charge and include FREE WiFi Internet. For reservation, please fill in the reservation form below and email or Fax it back to the address on the form.

Note: You must make the reservation on or before July 1, 2013. All reservations are subject to room availability and hotel’s confirmation.

Hotel web site: http://www.ramada.com/hotels/hong-kong/kowloon/ramada-hotel-kowloon/hotel-overview

Hotel Accommodation Form: File:Wikimania 2013 Ramada Hotel Kowloon.pdf

Best Western Grand Hotel. 23 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. (Google Map)

The Hotel is offering a super-saver rate of HK$900 for August 6, 7, 8 & 11 AND HK$1,100 for August 9 & 10 for single or double occupancy per room per night under Superior room category. You may also sign up for a buffet breakfast at HK$80 per person per meal. All rates are subject to a 10% service charge with FREE Wifi Internet. For reservation, please fill in the reservation form below and email or Fax it back to the address on the form.

Note: You must make the reservation on or before July 1, 2013. All reservations are subject to room availability and hotel’s confirmation.

Hotel web site: http://www.bestwesterngrandhotel.com/en/

Hotel Accommodation Form: File:Wikimania 2013 - Best Western Grand Hotel.pdf

Harbour Plaza Metropolis, 7 Metropolis Drive, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. (Google Map)

The Hotel is offering a discount rate of HK$1,150 for single or double occupancy per room per night under Harbourview room category. You may also sign up for a buffet breakfast at HK$110 per person per meal, and Internet access at HK$400 for 5 consecutive days. All rates are subject to a 10% service charge. For reservation, please fill in the reservation form below and email or Fax it back to the address on the form.

Note: You must make the reservation on or before July 17, 2013. All reservations are subject to room availability and hotel’s confirmation.

Hotel web site: http://www.harbour-plaza.com/metropolis/Index-en.htm

Hotel Accommodation Form: File:Wikimedia Aug 6-12 reservation form REV.pdf

Hotel room sharing

Lodging costs can be substantially reduced by sharing rooms (usually a room occupied by two people costs the same as one occupied by a single person). Put your name on the list below if you are looking for a room sharing partner. Please remove your information when you have found a roommate. All fields are optional, so provide as much information as you feel is necessary for you.

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