Picture: Our teeny-tiny room in Hong Kong

After 24 (long) hours of café hopping in search of a comfy chair and free WiFi, waiting in 2 different hotel lobbies (just because) and attempting to get a good night sleep on 2 plastic chairs in the middle of Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport, we were without doubt, tired. On the other hand, with only 600 baht ($20) cash between us to last the day, which included a 1 hour taxi ride to the airport, we discovered that traveling on a low budget was indeed possible. Next destination was: Hong Kong.

Upon arrival to one of the most densely populated cities in the world I was amazed by the beautiful skyline and the vast array of shopping and international dining options. Perhaps you could say I was not so thrilled with the cost of accommodation here though. Pictured above is one of the cheapest rooms we could find in Hong Kong. Located in a small guesthouse on the third floor of a 20 story sky rise building, hidden amongst many other guesthouses, apartments, restaurants, shops and offices, this tiny little room came at a price of almost $40 a night!

Budget travelers don’t threat! If you are thinking about visiting this beautiful city and you are looking to do it on the cheap, we recommend finding a host online before you get here (we’ve learnt from our mistakes) as you’ll end up saving yourself a bucket load of time and money. There are many fellow travelers around Hong Kong with a spare bed or two so if you approach them nicely they may just offer one to you!

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Hannah is an Australian nomad and the Founding Editor of StoryV Travel & Lifestyle. After finishing her studies in Business Administration Hannah took off to Thailand with her father for a life-changing volunteer experience that shaped the way her future panned out. The day she returned home she took up 3 jobs and booked her next ticket out. 3 months later she had quit the rat race completely and was off to Thailand once more - this time, on her own. Little did she know, that solo adventure would lead her to meet the love of her life and go on to explore the rest of the world as a digital nomad. With a thirst for experiencing unfamiliar cultures in exotic destinations around the world, Hannah most enjoys chasing sunsets, lazing on tropical beaches and getting lost among a myriad of crooked buildings and small alleyways. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Facebook!