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Cross-Cultural Integration


Accommodation for Non-local Undergraduate and Research Postgraduate Students

Southern Hostel


The University provides 2,600 on-campus student hostel places for our students. Local and non-local undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply for student hostel rooms with different priorities and application exercises. Campus and student hostels of Lingnan University, like many places in Hong Kong, adopts a smoke-free policy. Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of the campus.



Hostel Room and Facilities

hostel room


All student rooms are for double occupancy or triple occupancy. The size of a student room is 110 to 130 sq ft. Each student resident will have one bed, one cabinet, one desk and chair. Free LAN, WiFi service and electricity are provided. Air-conditioning fee will be shared by roommates in the same room.

Shared washrooms by residents of two rooms will be provided in Jockey Club New Hall, Wong Hoo Chuen Hall and Wu Jieh Yee Hall. The other 6 hostels provide communal washrooms (shared by the residents of whole floor). Refrigerators, boilers and microwave ovens are installed in the common pantry of each floor.

The Laundry room of each hostel is equipped with washing machines (HK$6 per cycle) and dryers (HK$1 per 7 minutes), which are all Octopus Card-operated. For more details on hostel facilities please click


Hostel Rules and Regulations

Each hostel has a warden, a senior tutor and a group of tutors, as a hostel resident, student needs to comply with hostel rules and regulations, which are listed at


Hostel/Room Assignment

To facilitate cross-cultural appreciation and integration in the Lingnan residential community, students with different cultural backgrounds will be paired up as roommates based on their personal preferences. There will be different application exercises for undergraduate, exchange students, research/ taught postgraduate students. 

Most beds are either 1.98/ 2.13 meter in length. If you are taller than 1.85 meter, please let us know in advance so that we can try to arrange you the room with a bed in 2.13 meter in length. 

SHMC at its meeting on 4 June 2020 endorsed to designate some more floors as Postgraduate Floors and International Students floors. That could also be an option to maintain cultural diversity within each hostel.


Phone Calls and Internet Connections at Student Hostels

Free public telephones for local calls are available at the lift lobby on each student bedroom floor and the common room floor. Free LAN and WiFi service is available in hostel room, but it is safer for student to bring their own LAN cable for connecting their own PC to the Data Outlet socket in the room. Students can find the set-up guides of internet access for different computers and systems at the ITSC website or contact the ITSC hotline at 2616 7995 after arrival.


Accommodation for Non-local Taught Postgraduate Students

On-campus Student Hostels

Limited on-campus student hostel places are available for self-financed taught postgraduate students. Students should contact their programme office for applying for the hostel places.


Off-campus Accommodations

When choosing off-campus housing, students may consider Jao Tsung-I Academy's Heritage Lodge offered by the University, hostels/guesthouses provided by non-government organisations (NGOs), serviced apartment or private housing in Hong Kong.


1) Accommodation options for Postgraduates @ Jao Tsung-I Academy

In addition to hostel accommodation on Tuen Mun main campus, the University also offers postgraduate students a reasonably priced option of staying at Jao Tsung-I Academy's Heritage Lodge which is a historic landmark in Kowloon.  

Jao Tsung-I Academy's Heritage Lodge 

Location: 800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Map)

Located at Lai Chi Kok, only 10 minutes' walk to and from the Mei Foo MTR Station


2) Hostels/ Guesthouses operated by NGOs

The rent for a room in hostels/ guesthouses operated by NGOs is usually less expensive than serviced apartments or hotels. Rooms are well-furnished. Utility charges such as electricity, water and air-conditioning charges are included in the monthly rental.

Caritas Hostel - Domus Fidei

Location: 4/F, 80-84 Ho Pui Street, Tsuen Wan (Map)     

Located at the centre of Tsuen Wan, about 15 minutes' walk to and from Tsuen Wan MTR Station


3) Serviced Apartments/ Hotels

Serviced apartments in Hong Kong are furnished with furniture, pantry/kitchen and bathroom. Most of the serviced apartments in Hong Kong offer long-stay rental. The rent usually includes utility charges such as electricity, water and air-conditioning charges. The rent is more expensive that a private flat but less expensive than a hotel room. Students are advised to read and understand all the terms and conditions before signing the agreement with the service providers.

Some nearby hotels offer both short-stay and long-stay packages. Student may consider staying in a hotel before they can find a suitable accommodation for a longer stay. Below are some serviced apartments/ hotels in New Territories West for reference:

Commune Castle Peak

Location: 123 Castle Peak Road, Ting Kau, Tsuen Wan, New Territories (Map)

Close to Tsuen Wan West MTR Station

Free shuttle bus to and from Tsuen Wan West or Tsuen Wan MTR Station

Hotel COZi Resort Tuen Mun

Location: 4 Kin Fun Circuit, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong (Map)

3 minutes' walk to Tuen Mun MTR Station

Gold Coast Residence Hong Kong

Location: 1 Castle Peak Road, Castle Peak Bay, New Territories, Hong Kong (Map)


4) Private Housing

Some students may rent a private flat in nearby areas of the University with their friends or classmates. Besides the monthly rental for the landlord, students have to pay for all the utility charges separately. Students can rent a private flat through a property agent or direct from a landlord. A commission of half-month rental will be charged if students rent their private flat through a property agent. The rental period for a private flat is fixed, usually one year is required. Students are advised to read carefully the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement before signing the agreement with the landlord.

For more information of housing rental in Hong Kong, please visit:

Be Smart in Appointing Estate Agents

A Guide to Tenancy

Notes on Signing a Tenancy Agreement

Estate Agents Authority