Cheap studio for couple? Location not concern.

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  1. #1

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    Cheap studio for couple? Location not concern.

    Hi,

    While I am looking for a job I need a studio type thing to stay in for 1-3 months for myself and my wife. I'm guessing these usually take the form of a "serviced appartment" though, to be honest I don't really care about the servicing as we are capable of that ourselves. However, I don't think "unserviced" apartments exist.

    I'm basically looking for the cheapest "livable" (for a gweilo!) place possible. We don't have jobs yet so location is NOT important. Even NT is fine. But some things which we do need are:

    - Double bed.
    - A/C (obviously).
    - kitchenette + fridge suitable for semi-regular cooking. Includes basic utensils and appliances.
    - Broadband in room (preferably wireless).
    - QUIET at night.

    Things which would be great but not essential.
    - balcony (esp for drying clothes).
    - fitness facilities.
    - some kind of security (CCTV, guard, etc)

    Things don't care about
    - TV
    - local phone
    - could live with shared bathroom.

    I've seen some reasonable places for HK$9K-10K but these are all centrally located. If possible I'd sacrifice centrality for a few $ saving.

    So has anyone been anwhere suitable they would recommend?


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    At one point I was under the impression that Tung Chung and Park Island also has service apartments available - maybe another GEOEXPATer could tell more.


  3. #3

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    you can get a floor from village/rural house for HK$3000 within the remoter parts of nt, all mod cons


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    if you want to be within 15 mins of central then there are quite a few around north point - starting at about 6k - but VERY small


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    To be honest, I don't think any landlord will rent you a place without a job or ID card.


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    Yes, I think I can only look at service apartments for now. Places with pay-by-the-month rental anyway.

    Thanks though. I have a few places in mind.