Editor's review: Campus Hong Kong in Tsuen Wan

Campus Hong Kong

From my first search of Campus Hong Kong, I’m unsure of its exact location. I know it’s Tsuen Wan, but the address is the same as neighbouring Bay Bridge Hotel by Hotel G. When I arrive, I soon learn that the spaces occupy the same building and management, GCP Hospitality.

Unlike The Bay Bridge which is part hotel and part serviced apartment, Campus Hong Kong came onto the scene in 2015 to provide stylish yet affordable student accommodation. Although its location may seem far from the city, shuttles run between nearby MTR stations frequently. There’s also a shuttle to Kowloon Station and Tsim Sha Tsui a few times daily, making it only 30 minutes to get to Central.

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Campus Hong Kong

The shared student housing I’ll be staying in tonight is occupied only by myself but it can hold up to four guests. Entering the room, the entryway feels like the serviced apartment you’d expect to find in a more traditional building. A kitchen to the left is white with grey granite tops but it’s a large jump from the decor within. The design is open, light and vibrant. A red vintage-inspired Smeg fridge is a beautiful touch to the room, adding colour, some class and lots of style.

Campus Hong Kong

Campus Hong Kong

I’ll be sleeping atop a bunk bed, something I haven’t done since sharing a room with my sister. The metal ladder leading up to the bed is hard on the hands, plus my tiny feet don’t make the climb easy. But like a hike, it’s great once you reach the top. A curtain separates the space from the rest of the room, making it dark and cozy – perfect for getting a good night’s sleep. Which means I inevitably end up oversleeping.

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The under level of the bunks host study stations that are well designed. It’s been designed for students, but as a writer, I appreciate the ergonomics of the cubby that make it a great place to get work finished.

Campus Hong Kong

Campus Hong Kong

The only thing missing from this dorm is a living space. However, in addition to the space and lounges in the lobby, Campus has another option up its sleeve, The Link. The Link is open only for Campus guests. It’s a large multi-purpose space with facilities for studying, reading, playing board games, watching some television and mingling. Events are even organised monthly for Campus residents to keep things social.

Think Link, Campus Hong Kong

The Link, Campus Hong Kong

Campus Hong Kong

Campus currently provides and operates 48 rooms. You can rent a bed here per night, from as little as $200, while a month might set you back about $5,500. Rates include unlimited access to the facilities on site, plus access to The Link, including the outdoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, a gym, as well as offering affordable student food packages rates at popular meat and seafood option, Anchors Restaurant.

There aren’t a lot of options out there like this. Shared living it is but this might just be the best value bed (be it for students, travellers or whomever) in Hong Kong; with first-class hotel facilities, regular apartment servicing and even social options available.

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