How to Find an Apartment in Hong Kong

Me at the Hong Kong Harbour

Me at the Hong Kong Harbour

Hong Kong is located in Asia. The most widely spoken languages are Cantonese and English.

Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Apartment Search Engines

When I’m looking for an apartment abroad, I normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.

  • GoHomeGoHome is one of the top real estate sites in Hong Kong. It is a great place to begin your search.
  • Asiaxpat: This site markets to expats looking for a place to stay in Hong Kong.
  • Square Foot: I really like the format of this site.
  • Hong Kong Homes: Go to this website for upscale apartments or even serviced apartments.

Classifieds and Real Estate Agents

You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.

  • Craigslist: Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of Hong Kong apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check after testing out the Hong Kong-specific search engines.
  • 58.com: Think of 58.com as the Craigslist of Hong Kong.

General Apartment and Housing Search Engines

If you have already exhausted your options above, check out the general apartment and housing search engines below.

  • Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a great destination for vacation rentals. Search around this site to see what you come up with.
  • HomeAway.comA giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.
  • AirbnbAirbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.

Useful Articles and Blog Posts

Check out the useful articles and blog posts below for more information to help you with your apartment search.

  • The WSJThe Wall Street Journal has a list of some of the more reputable real estate agencies.
  • Just LandedJust Landed has a good primer on apartments in Hong Kong.

There you have it. The best places for finding an apartment in Hong Kong. If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my article on how to find a job in Hong Kong as a foreigner. Enjoy your stay!

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