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Best Hong Kong Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card In Hong Kong (Updated 2022)

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In this guide you will learn about the best Hong Kong sim card for tourist and how to buy a prepaid sim card in Hong Kong. Click here to book online Hong Kong activities and day trips

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Hong Kong with Hong Kong CSL prepaid sim card for 88 HKD which is $11 USD with 3 GB data valid for 5 days and for $15 USD with 8 GB data and unlimited wifi valid for 8 days.

CSL Hong Kong prepaid sim card is our favorite. It looks like it’s not so much data but you will find Free Wifi almost everywhere in Hong Kong.

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in HK just for $2 USD per day. Read here best Hong Kong eSim

Read here Hong Kong travel tips and how to get from Hong Kong airport to city center.

Read here where to stay in Hong Kong and instagrammable places in Hong Kong, our favorite Hong Kong tourist spots, Macau itinerary. Also how to get to Macau from Hong Kong, 5 Days Hong Kong itinerary!

WHERE TO STAY IN HONG KONG

If you’re looking for a cheap place to crash, there are dorm rooms in Hong Kong that can go for $25 USD and you can get rooms for $40-50 USD

Those who want to treat themselves can always book luxury hotel rooms starting at around $200 USD per night. You can read our luxury experience at Ritz Carlton Hong Kong celebrating Rachel’s Birthday.

Click here to book your accommodation in Hong Kong with Booking and Agoda!

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

You can read Heymondo Vs Safetwing cheapest travel Insurance. You can get for $135 USD your Heymondo Travel Insurance with Heymondo discount code valid for 90 days. Read our full Heymondo Travel Insurance Review

You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

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HONG KONG SIM CARD FOR TOURIST AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN HONG KONG

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First thing we have to say about Hong Kong prepaid sim card, internet and data connection in Hong Kong is amazing especially if we compare with the Philippines where we were coming from.

The best thing you can do to connect online is get a prepaid sim card in Hong Kong. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime.

We recommend you to get your Hong Kong tourist sim card in the airport to stay active earlier. You can get in the kiosks or phone shops in the city if you prefer to find cheaper.

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in HK just for $2 USD per day.

BUYING HONG KONG PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD HONG KONG AIRPORT)

For us when traveling the best way is buying our Hong Kong sim card at Hong Kong airport. You can buy your Hong Kong prepaid sim card in the airport. There are a few shops at Hong Kong International Airport.

Another option is booking online your Hong Kong tourist sim card with Klook and pick up in the airport. For both of them you have to show your passport.

Obviously will be more expensive but you can order Uber and get to your hotel or Airbnb in Hong Kong really easy. If you prefer waiting you will save a few dollars buying in a phone shop comparing prices and packages in Hong Kong.

Click here to get a discount booking activities in Hong Kong with Klook!

WHERE TO GET HONG KONG TOURIST SIM CARD

Apart from buying your Hong Kong sim card at Hong Kong airport you can buy your Hong Kong sim card in the official shops and kiosks too. You will find many of them in the city. Just bring your passport and a second and they will explain their packages to get your prepaid Hong Kong sim card.

They usually speak English and they will help you to activate your Hong Kong prepaid sim card and advice you the best plan that you need for your trip.

BEST HONG KONG PREPAID SIM CARD

There are 4 main phone companies when looking for the best Hong Kong prepaid sim card: China Mobile, CSL, Three Hong Kong and SmarTone. All of them have similar prices and packages and the coverage is great with all of them.

It’s simple to buy them and people are helpful. You will have to bring your passport and show them an ID from your country or student card.

China Mobile Sim Card

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You can buy a China Mobile Hong Kong sim card card for 80 HKD with 78 HKD credit. You can have different packages and you can get 5 GB for that price valid for 5 days which isn’t bad since you can find Wifi everywhere in Hong Kong.

The good thing with China Mobile sim card it has packages if you are visiting Macau and China can be a great option since you don’t have to buy a new sim card in these countries. Check here China Mobile prices and packages!

CSL HONG KONG SIM CARD

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CSL sim card Hong Kong is the second largest provider in the country. Check here CSL prices and packages!

It’s our favorite CSL Hong Kong tourist sim card for 118 HKD which is $15 USD with 8 GB data and unlimited wifi valid for 8 days included local calls too. There is also a CSL Hong Kong prepaid sim card for tourist 88 HKD which is $11 USD with 3 GB data valid for 5 days.

This option is perfect if you are traveling in Hong Kong for a week. If you are traveling longer you will find more packages until 180 days.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN HONG KONG FOR TOURIST

Three Hong Kong Sim Card

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Three sim card Hong Kong is the third largest provider in the country. Check here Three prices and packages!

You can get for 88 HKD which is $11 USD unlimited calls and data only valid for 3 days. It will be perfect if you are visiting Hong Kong for a short trip.

You can also get a Three prepaid Hong Kong sim card for 128 HKD which is $16 USD coming with 5 GB data if you stay longer than 3 days.

SmarTone Sim Card

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SmarTone sim card Hong Kong is the smallest provider in the country. Check here Smartone prices and packages!

You can get a Smartone prepaid sim card in Hong Kong for 48 HKD which is $6 USD and top up packages that offers for 24 HKD which is $3 USD unlimited data for a day which is around $3 USD for 24 hours unlimited data in Hong Kong.

HOLAFLY HONG KONG SIM CARD

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Holafly Hong Kong eSim is our favorite since we are always looking for unlimited data options or huge data packages. Make sure you check Holafly Hong Kong eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days for just $2 USD per day.

The data plans with Holafly eSim Hong Kong start at $19 USD for 5 days for unlimited data. If you choose 10 days unlimited data $34 USD, for $47 USD 15 days unlimited data and $64 USD unlimited data for 30 days all of them with unlimited data.

BEST HONG KONG SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD HONG KONG)

My best Hong Kong Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card in Hong Kong with Hong Kong CSL prepaid sim card for 88 HKD which is $11 USD with 3 GB data valid for 5 days is our favorite. Three Hong Kong prepaid sim card Hong Kong can be great if you stay for 3 days with unlimited data.

China Mobile could be your option if you are planning to stay longer and visit Macau and China. Just compare prices and packages since coverage is great with all of them in Hong Kong.

There is not so much data packages in Hong Kong with unlimited data as other countries around Southeast Asia. But you will find free Wifi almost everywhere in Hong Kong.

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in HK just for $2 USD per day.

CASH AND ATM IN HONG KONG

The official currency of Hong Kong is called Hong Kong Dollar. For $1=7.8 HKD. ATMs are available all throughout the country. They accept credit cards almost everywhere in Hong Kong.

You will use cash to buy street food and small things. There are many points around the city where you can exchange money in Hong Kong.

Click here to check the exact change rate.

BEST TIME TO VISIT HONG KONG

Hong Kong’s wet season is from February to March where it becomes warmer and humidity starts to rise. The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, chill, and just comfortable. The best shopping season is during Christmas sales to Chinese New Year.

Click here to know more about the weather in Hong Kong!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN HONG KONG

A total of $5-6 USD can be your food budget in Hong Kong per meal in a local restaurant. You can go cheaper with street food and also higher of this budget if you visit fancier restaurants. Beers and drink can be expensive in bars and restaurants. But you can get beer for $1 USD in the supermarket or 7 Eleven. 

Click here to know our favorite street food dishes around Southeast Asia.

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ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN HONG KONG

If you’re looking for a cheap place to crash, there are dorm rooms in Hong Kong that only go for $25 and you can get rooms for $40-50. Those who want to treat themselves can always book luxury hotel rooms starting at around $200 USD per night.

Planning to book accommodation for your next trip to Hong Kong? Click here to book with Booking and Agoda!

TOUR/ENTRANCE FEES IN HONG KONG

Visit Hong Kong: The Peak

Most of the things to do and see in Hong Kong are for free. You will have to pay just a bus ticket, ferry ride or a metro ticket which would be around $1-2. There are free museums and also temples are free of charge. If you wish more comfort and you want some is organizing for you joining tours can be $30-40 per person.

Planning to book accommodation for your next trip to Hong Kong? Click here to book with Booking and Agoda!

Click here to get a discount booking activities in Hong Kong with Klook!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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