Mong Kok is not only the most densely populated area of Hong Kong, but of the world. The name appropriately means “busy corner” in Cantonese, but don’t let that scare you away. The neighborhood includes some of the city’s most popular stores and street markets, with clusters of market sellers specializing in one particular product, from goldfish to wedding dresses.

Locals and visitors buy, sell and haggle over all kinds of goods here in the streets of Mong Kok, which are characterized by their eclectic mix of old and new buildings. The area preserves traditional allure with small stores and stalls of the type that has now mostly disappeared from the rest of the city.

Part of the area’s charm comes from the distinctive nicknames given to certain streets, depending on what is sold there. Goldfish Street is centered at Tung Choi Street. Here you’ll find dozens of shops and stalls selling tropical fish and aquarium equipment, while the nearby Ladies’ Street is where all kinds of women’s clothing and accessories are sold. The practice continues with Flower Market Road and even Photocopy Street, a neighborhood known for its large number of photocopying shops.

You’ll find the latest Japanese and Western fashions on Dundas and Shantung streets. Nearby Langham Place is just one of the many malls in the area full of well-known brand names, while the often crowded Argyle Centre sells inexpensive clothes and heavy metal CDs. The three-story Mong Kok Computer Centre is home to dozens of stores selling computer software, hardware and accessories.

Be sure to have a snack at one of the many food stalls on the streets of Mong Kok. Most of them sell traditional “finger foods” such as dim sum, fried tofu and fish balls, but there’s also Japanese, Thai and Italian food on offer.

To get to the heart of the shopping district, alight at Mong Kok MTR station (not Mong Kok East). Take the E2 exit and walk along Nathan Road.

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Top hotels in Mong Kok

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
P4,251/night
15 Sep - 16 Sep
4.5/5Wonderful! (7,049 reviews)

Located in Mong Kok, this luxury hotel is steps away from Flower Market and Yuen Po Bird Market. Mong Kok Stadium and Sneaker Street are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (7,049 reviews)

"We stayed at a Family Room plus and the room was excellent and perfect fit for four to five people. The room was very spacious and very modern. The bed was very comfortable and everything was just very pleasing. The only downside was there was only 1 toilet and bath but this did not become a problem ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Royal Plaza Hotel
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Cordis, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
P7,201/night
31 Aug - 1 Sep
4.6/5Exceptional! (3,399 reviews)

Located in the centre of Kowloon, this family-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Harbour and Langham Place Mall. Ladies' Market and Flower ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (3,399 reviews)

"A very central location All staff were friendly and helpful They spent time helping with directions and sight seeing activities"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

Cordis, Hong Kong
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Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
4 out of 5
88 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Kowloon
P3,267/night
6 Sep - 7 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (6,229 reviews)

Located in Mong Kok, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Harbour and Nathan Road Shopping District. Langham Place Mall and Apliu Street ...

4.1/5Very Good! (6,229 reviews)

"Beautiful rooms and very clean. Although tiny, I guess that's standard for Hong Kong. Staff was friendly and helpful. Conveniently located, the MTR station is only a short walk away and many places to eat nearby."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
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Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok
4 out of 5
2 Soy Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
P2,934/night
28 Aug - 29 Aug
4.1/5Very Good! (387 reviews)

Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Harbour and Nathan Road Shopping District. Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (387 reviews)

"The property is well located, however i think the staff need to be trained to be human and no robots... i work in Hotels and my check in wasnt for a Hilton hotel."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok
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Metropark Hotel Kowloon
4 out of 5
75 Waterloo Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon
P3,000/night
27 Aug - 28 Aug
3.9/5Good! (2,177 reviews)

Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nathan Road Shopping District and Ladies' Market. Mong Kok Computer Centre and Langham Place Mall ...

3.9/5Good! (2,177 reviews)

"Location very good Rooms cleaned quickly Amenites in the room very good Near everything"…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Metropark Hotel Kowloon
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Hotel Ease Mong Kok
3.5 out of 5
No. 60 Portland Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
P2,007/night
27 Aug - 28 Aug
4/5Very Good! (582 reviews)

Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nathan Road Shopping District and Victoria Harbour. Langham Place Mall and Temple Street Night Market ...

4/5Very Good! (582 reviews)

"This hotel is excellent, comfortable and suit for my trip. All staff are polite and good. I love this hotel!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

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