How do I get from Hong Kong airport to YesInn?
Name: Yes inn @ Yau ma tei / 香港海友酒店 (弥敦道店)
Address: 2/F, 1B Wing Sing Lane, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Take the Airport Shuttle bus No. A21 and get off at Man Ming Lane on Nathan Road. The bus ride is 50 minutes and will cost HK$33. Yes inn @YMT is a 5-minute walk from the bus station. Cross the street and turn left, and walk until you reach Wing Sing Lane. Turn right on Wing Sing Lane and Yes inn @ Yau Ma Tei is on the right-hand side after passing Arthur Street and Temple Street.
**If you arrive after midnight, you can take the Over Night Shuttle Bus N21(HK$23). The last trip will be departing from the airport at 04:40AM. Refer to A21 for same directions.
BY MTR (Subway):
By Airport Express Train/MTR
Take the Airport Express Train to Hong Kong Station. Walk to Central Station and take the Tsuen Wan Line (red line) to Yau Ma Tei Station. Turn right after exiting Exit C and turn right on Wing Sing Lane. Yes inn @ Yau Ma Tei is on the right-hand side after passing Arthur Street and Temple Street.
Where to meet the group in Hong Kong?
Yes inn @ Yau Ma Tei Hostel (formerly known as Hi Inn @ Nathan Road / Wing Sing Hotel). The address is 2nd Floor, 1B Wing Sing Lane, Yau Ma Tei.
The meeting time is 7 am sharp in the lobby. Please check out at the front desk and have your bags packed and ready to go in the lobby before 7 am. If we haven’t seen you or heard from you by 7 am, then we do need to leave without you.
Please note that we will return to Yes inn @ Yau Ma Tei Hostel for 10.30 am to pick up anyone who missed the 7 am departure time. At 10.30 am, we must leave in order to cross the border with mainland China and board the train to Guilin. This is the last chance to meet your group in Hong Kong – then it will be your own responsibility to catch up with the group in mainland China.
Please bring details of your travel insurance along with you to the pre-departure briefing. In the event of an accident, we may need to contact your insurance company on your behalf, so we will need the insurance company’s name and phone number and your policy number.
If you miss the 7 am meeting time, please immediately contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and by calling us on any of these emergency numbers:
+86 (0)216150 3200
+86 158 0074 0761
Almost all nationalities require a visa in order to enter mainland China. Please ensure that you have obtained or are obtaining a valid visa for your trip.
If your flight into Hong Kong connects in mainland China (for example, in Beijing or Shanghai), you will need to tell the Immigration officer in the airport NOT to cross out a single-entry visa, as you are only transferring. If the Immigration officer crosses out a single entry visa, you will encounter difficulties when you start your trip with us and need to cross the border from Hong Kong back into mainland China.
If anyone doesn’t want photos of them published on our social media, just let your Adventure Leader know at the pre-departure briefing.
If you want to access Facebook and other blocked websites whilst in China, you will need to purchase a VPN, which allows you access via a proxy network.
Luggage storage in Hong Kong
We offer luggage storage facilities in Hong Kong in a secure room at Yes inn @ Yau Ma Tei Hostel. If you would like to use this service, please tell your Adventure Leader at the pre-departure briefing.
Please note: accommodation is not included on the last day of your trip – for the night of Day 25. In Hong Kong, we recommend Yes inn @ Yau Ma Tei Hostel, which can be booked easily at hostelworld.com, or direct with us by emailing email@example.com.
Make sure you book accommodation in Hong Kong well in advance – otherwise it can become very expensive.
During your trip, we may stay at hostels different to those listed on your detailed itinerary, but equal or better in quality. This is most likely to happen when hostels have reached their maximum capacity or should there be an emergency where the hostel cannot provide accommodation.
For the purposes of the visa application, please write down the hostels indicated on your detailed itinerary.
Money in China
It is easy to withdraw money all over China at ATMs using Visa or MasterCard, but make sure you inform your bank that you will be travelling in China so that they don’t put a block on your card.
There are so many different words for money in China, so you may see it referred to as yuan, CNY, Renminbi, RMB, dian (“chee-yan”) or kuai! If you want to avoid paying the international withdrawal fees at an ATM, then you can exchange money in most money exchanges around the world, as well as in Hong Kong and mainland China. We do not recommend travellers’ cheques, and finding a Western Union can be inconvenient, although is possible.
In order to receive your booking pack email, you should have already emailed us your passport scan. If for any reason you have not emailed us this, please do so as soon as possible, as we cannot confirm your booking without it. We need this scan in order to book your train tickets, as well as accommodation, in China.
Immunisations for the trip
As with any backpacking trip, before leaving home we recommend you visit a travel nurse in order to get fully up to date with the necessary vaccinations. If you take along your detailed itinerary, the nurse will be able to check what you need. We aim to enter no areas with tropical diseases on the trip. Usually, Dragon Trippers don’t take anti-malarial drugs whilst travelling with us.
The Dragon Trip has a zero tolerance policy towards misuse of drugs. The Chinese government also take a very hard line on any recreational drug use and will impose severe penalties for this.
Terms & Conditions
Our Terms & Conditions are included in your booking pack email. Please read these carefully, as by making a booking with The Dragon Trip, you must adhere to these Terms & Conditions.
We hope you have an incredible time travelling with us in China. If a problem occurs on your trip, please do let us know about it straight away, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to sort out the issue as soon as possible.