The Smallest Hotel Room in Hong Kong? – CHUNGKING MANSIONS


yo I’m currently in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Not sure I say it right. It’s in Kowloon
which is the mainland part of Hong Kong
and basically I’m only here for one
night so I decided to book a room in the
Chungking Mansions.
Now if you don’t know the Chunking Mansions, basically it’s a building that was built in the early 60s
originally it was supposed to be a
residential building composed of five wings
and over time it became kind of a
makeshift hotel slash shops slash
restaurants that were improvised by
residents and other people just…
It’s very strange.
In this building you’ll actually find…
Why?
huh? I’m filming myself. What the f**k!?
I’m filming myself why do you insult me with this?
this my head!
Huh? I’m… This is pointing at me not at you and you’re doing this to me.
you’re a disrespectful old man!
– No…
– That’s what you are. You’re old fool!
so basically in this building you’ll
find pretty much people from all over the world
living there permanently or
just passing through like me
Some of those kind of apartments were turned
into tiny hotels and I think I found
probably the tiniest hotel room in all
of Hong Kong
and it’s kind of sketchy too.
Look at this building…
As you can see here: Chungking mansions
Now, as I said, this building is separated in five wings
Each wing has its own
elevator and as you can see…
Sometimes you’ll have to wait quite a bit just to
be able to get into the elevator and go up your room
There’s two elevators for each block
One goes to all of the even number floors and the other
one goes to the odd number floors
And the first three floors are actually
mostly shops and restaurants
I’m actually going to block “E” so let’s go
further inside
this is Block “B”
it’s not fully packed. It can get
much worse than this
Hi!
all right!
Tenth floor time to get off
Now I took the one that goes to the tenth floor because the line up on the other one was too long
so I’m just gonna climb the last floor through the stairs
Alright!
So you see it this is a hotel.
This is another one and this is the one I’m
staying at
This is the hall
the shared kitchen
and this right here is my room!
this is the room
the bed actually
touches all four walls **Laughs**
And this is the bathroom
now everything is a little bit wet right now
because I took a little shower when I arrived
And the shower is
right here so as you can see
if you’re taking a shower, you’re pretty much
wetting up the whole tiny place
Now I’ve stayed in capsule hotels in Tokyo
before and it’s much smaller than this room
but it doesn’t claim to be an
actual hotel room. it’s a capsule right?
here is really the smallest hotel room
I’ve ever stayed in but on the bright side
the view is amazing
check it out
nope there’s not even a window **Laughs**
and just
to give you a sense of proportions
This bed is actually not very big
Check it out…
if I put my head on the pillow…
my feet actually touch the wall…
so I have to either sleep in diagonal like this
or I have to bend my legs just to
be comfortable enough to sleep and
honestly I’m a bit of a claustrophobic guy
so I really have to be like dead tired or exhausted to get back to this room and be able to fall asleep
Or else I’m just gonna kind of freak out.
There’s no window, it’s tiny, I’m touching all four walls without even moving
and when I turn off the light, there’s absolutely no source of light coming in from anywhere
which is a bit freaky
well to a guy like me anyways
and to add to the charm of this room,
the sheets are stained
not quite sure what it is but it
makes it so much nicer so much more welcoming
there’s not even enough room for me to
sit normally in the toilet bowl
Or even to close the door…
I guess that’s what you get in Hong Kong when
you don’t want to pay more than 30 bucks
good night

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