Predictably, Hong Kong is a very connected city, with just about every household hooked up to the net. Unfortunately for tourists looking to hook up to some free wifi hotspots in Hong Kong, this can mean there are relatively public access points and few internet cafes in the city, and those that do exist are dark holes aimed solely at teenage gaming fans. Luckily free wifi hotspots in Hong Kong are widely available in libraries, coffee shops and shopping malls.
Below is a list of centrally located free internet and wifi access spots in Hong Kong.
Situated throughout the city, Pacific Coffee offers wireless access in all of its outlets, some of which are free, but for the most part, access is pay as you go. However, the company also offers two or three fixed computers in each cafe, where access costs the price of a cup of coffee, or if you’re very naughty, nothing.
- G/F, 151-155 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
- G28 & 29, G/F Hutchinson House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central
- G31-G32A, G/F, Miramar Shopping Center, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Shop 106-110, 1/F Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Hong Kong Libraries
Just about all of Hong Kong’s libraries offer both fixed PC workstations and LAN access for laptops, both are free. For the fixed workstations you need to register in the library, but more often than not, a station will be free immediately, if not, you can book ahead.
You’ll need your passport. LAN access requires registration but you won’t need to book ahead. Wireless is being rolled out throughout 2008. Libraries are generally open from 10am until 7pm weekdays and 5pm at weekends. Hong Kong Central Library is open until 9pm daily, except Sundays.
- City Hall Public Library - 2-6/F. & 8-11/F., City Hall High Block Central, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Central Library - 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- Tsim Sha Tsui Public Library - 1/F., Concordia Plaza, 1 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon