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Urban Hostel for Single Persons
To provide temporary accommodation for the needy or overnight accommodation in emergency cases, and to assist lodgers in adapting to the hostel life;
To assist lodgers in having a better planning a long-term accommodation for the future;
To encourage lodgers to better use their spare time and face their life in a positive way;
To promote mutual support among lodgers and to build a social network with harmony.
Urban Hostel for Single Persons is a form of short term accommodation for needy people, or street sleepers waiting for long-term accommodation or people living in partitioned flats, bedspace apartment lodgers and homeless people.
Scopes of Service
24-hour accommodation service (162 places for male and 108 places for female);
Counselling service to assist lodgers in adapting to the hostel life and solving their problems;
Group activities and gathering to build friendship and mutual support among the lodgers so that they can have more opportunities to explore their potential.
Bunker beds, lockers, bed lamps and fans; supply of hot and cold water with simple cooking facilities; hall and study room for meeting friends, gathering and activates and watching television.
Monthly rent: from HK$1,200 to HK$1,800; if there is an incomplete month of accommodation, rent will be charged based on the number days of accommodation; a deposit equivalent to one month’s rental will be imposed.
Applicants living alone in cage hostel must provide a rental receipt of a flat less than 5.5 square metres (about 60 square feet) or a bedspace in the past six months and receive a monthly salary not exceeding HK$9,900 for application by themselves; or they can contact a social worker for referral and application.
Applicants can be referred by government departments, the Social Welfare Department, hospitals, non-government organisations, local groups and individuals.
Lodgers must give a notice to the hostel officer verbally or in writing 7 days prior to moving out.