Almost all backpackers stay in either the Mirador Mansion, or the Chung King Mansion. These ‘mansions’ are in fact just large buildings, with various floors owned by different guesthouses. We stayed at the Cosmic Guesthouse. Be aware that certain elevators go to odd floors, and others to even.
Although the floor that the guesthouse is on isn’t that clean, once you enter the hallways of the guesthouse proper, it’s spotless. The rooms are tiny, but very clean. We ended up with 2 “single” beds instead of a “large” bed, because the large bed was in fact the size of a twin American bed – definitely not big enough for us!
The hotel included Air Conditioning and TV for under $20 US a night. It was still relatively quiet, despite being in the “thick of it” in Kowloon.
We wandered the Golden Mile for a little bit, got some dinner from a delicious bakery, and went to bed.