Situated in a spectacular landscape, YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Hostel is the destination for hiking aficionados. The hostel is close to fascinating hiking trails including Ngong Ping Trail, Buddhist Ancient Walk, Nei Lak Shan, and the 934-metre Lantau Peak which offers sublime sunrise view. Major attractions like the Giant Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, and the Wisdom Path are all within 15-minute walk. The hostel is away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is ideal for travellers who enjoy the tranquility of nature.
The hostel features a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a spacious dining area, Wi-Fi access (around the reception area), lockers (lock exclusive), a badminton court, a barbeque site, and camping area. Dormitory, double rooms and group accommodation are available.
There are street lamps along the road from Ngong Ping bus terminus to the hostel. However please note that lighting will be dimmer around the hostel as it is surrounded by vegetation. Meanwhile, please bring your own food before going to the hostel as restaurants nearby will close at 6pm.
Advance reservation can be made online or contact Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association (Tel: 852 2788 1638; Fax: 852 2788 3105) during office hours (Mon – Fri 10:00 – 19:00; Sat 10:00 – 17:00) if your desired booking period is not available here.
What travellers think
It is the best place to stay if you want to catch the sunrise at Lantau Peak. We were able to see Ngong Ping in it's most serene time of the day, the time when all tourists went home. Just heed the reminder to bring your own food, it is very true, all shops close at 6pm.
Sun 01 Feb 2015
Loved the woods/area around the hostel. There are rather good places to eat nearby (from casual dining to small, modest eateries/cafeterias) although they close at 6-6.30pm. Plus, it is a convenient jump off point to other areas in Lantau Island. The female hostel manager and Jordan were very efficient.
Mon 05 Jan 2015