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The best luxury hostels in Taiwan according to me

Taipei Star Hostel Room

One factor I really like about Taiwan is that relating to lodging, it’s straightforward to get respectable price range lodge rooms or nice hostels for the indie backpackers like me who need to take pleasure in that communal spirit. Now I recognize good design and I’m previous the age of toughing it out in cheapo hostels, so I assumed I’d put collectively an inventory of my favorite luxurious hostels in Taiwan – posher lodging choices that is probably not dirt-cheap however are nonetheless comparatively cheap and in addition function nice design and atmosphere.

My rec listing of luxurious hostels in Taiwan:

I nonetheless keep in mind my first hostel keep in Taiwan throughout my College days. Undoubtedly low cost however it was a reasonably squeezy keep in a spot that seemed favored somebody’s previous condo, full with a porta-toilet bathe on the balcony and tremendous exhausting beds. These locations I’m recommending are undoubtedly nicer!


TAIPEI

Star Hostel Taipei Important Station

For many who just like the Muji aesthetic and need a hostel with an excellent handy location.

Location

Handle: 4th Flooring, No. 50, Huayin Road, Datong District, Taipei 台北市大同區華陰街50號4樓 [google maps] 

Taipei Star Hostel has a superb location proper subsequent to Taipei Major Station, which makes it very handy for these coming off the Airport MRT, in addition to attending to the primary bus, practice and MRT stations. Q Sq. Mall and the underground Taipei Metropolis Mall are simply 5 minutes away, so loads of meals and purchasing choices.

Rooms

  • Dormitories: 6-8pax/room at NTD 580-670 (S$25-30) per night time
  • Personal rooms: 1-5pax/room at NTD 1,400-Three,100 (S$67-136) per night time
  • Breakfast included

Take a look at Star Hostel Taipei Major Station on reserving.com [affiliate link]

I stayed in a Single personal for 1,450 NTD (S$67) per night time that had an ensuite bathe, rest room, air-conditioning and a TV mounted on the wall. I even had my very own hairdryer and a free towel. The only room was very minimalist and never very giant, however contemplating I used to be out a lot of the day, it was snug sufficient for me to relaxation in at night time.

The dorm rooms beds truly look fairly snug and roomy from the pix, and at half the personal room price, they’re an choice I’d contemplate on future journeys again to Taipei.

The bathroom + bathe was to my proper, the sink and door behind me.

 

Amenities

The hostel truly occupies the 4th and fifth flooring of the constructing it’s in, and it’s a lot greater on the within then it seems to be from the surface. You take away your footwear on the foremost entrance and use a keycard to entry the hostel dwelling space, and in addition to entry your particular person room.

The general design is plenty of clear white partitions and picket furnishings. The lounge space is the centrepiece of the hostel and is a shocking welcome with excessive ceilings and pure mild. There are many cosy nooks to take a seat round in, and a kitchen as nicely. That they had a craft beer pop up once I was there and I made some new buddies over craft beer.

Breakfast within the morning is a rotating menu that’s ready and plated by the hostel employees, with freshly cooked meals and recent fruits, it’s value waking up for. 

Taipei Star Hostel Common Area

Only a small part of the widespread space – how cute is that this place!

Taipei Star Hostel Breakfast

Find time for breakfast, which is plated by the kitchen each morning and is all the time totally different. 

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YILAN

Yilan Inspiration Hostel 霊感青年旅舎

For many who like hostels with character and don’t thoughts that it’s not very centrally situated.

Location

No. 29, Luozhuang North Road, Luodong Township, Yilan 265宜蘭縣羅東鎮羅莊北街29號 [Google Maps]

Yilan Inspiration Hostel is a 15-minute stroll from the Luodong practice and bus station and situated in a residential space alongside a canal, although when you experience a scooter it’s simply 5 minutes away. It’s a 20-minute stroll to Luodong Night time Market, however the proprietor does have bicycles that you would be able to lease without spending a dime to save lots of you the stroll.

Yilan Inspiration Hostel View Window

View from my window of the 6-bed dorm simply above the lounge space. There’s a river proper in entrance of the hostel that you would be able to’t fairly see from this pic.

Rooms

  • Dormitories solely: Four-10pax/room at NTD 500-600 (S$22-26) per night time
  • Buffet breakfast included

Take a look at Yilan Inspiration Hostel on reserving.com [affiliate link]

The dorm rooms every have their very own idea – I picked the 6-bed dorm room with the tents as a result of it seemed the cutest, however simply know that the mattress you sleep on contained in the tent doesn’t have springs – not probably the most snug if in case you have a nasty again.

I acquired to peek into the Four-bed dorm which has little picket homes for every mattress like mini log cabins. Pix of the 10-bed dorm with sturdy built-in beds stacked up in Three layers make me consider a cat’s playground.

The loos are shared and situated outdoors of the rooms, with separate rest room and bathe cubicles. 

Yilan Inspiration Hostel Tents

Tents within the 6-bed dorm

Yilan Inspiration Hostel My Tent

My tent for the night time. You’ll be able to zip up the doorway for somewhat privateness and there’s a mild overhead in every tent

Amenities

General the hostel has a unusual and homey feeling. The welcome space has a cheery counter and there’s a  good picket communal space proper within the entrance room. They’ve somewhat retail space promoting stuff made by native Taiwanese designers. The rooms are situated on the 2nd and third ranges up a moderately slender staircase.

Yilan Inspiration Hostel Reception Lounge

Pleasant reception and lounge space

Yilan Inspiration Hostel Exterior

From the surface

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TAICHUNG

MINI Lodges Taichung Practice Station 

For many who like an amazing central location, enjoyable quirky design and don’t thoughts a really comfortable area 

MINI Motels isn’t truly a hostel, however its personal room costs are on par with a few of the luxurious hostel personal room costs, which is why I included it on this record.

Location

No. 69 Dayong Road, East District, Taichung Metropolis 401台中市東區大勇街69號 [Google Maps]

MINI Resorts Taichung Practice Station is situated 5-min stroll from the Taichung Practice Station, making it very handy to get to and round Taichung and Taiwan. Taichung Metropolis’s points of interest are extra unfold out, however you’re inside strolling distance of the favored Miyahara Dessert place and the Painted Animation Lane.

Taichung Mini Hotel Rooftop View

View of the encompassing space from the rooftop terrace

Rooms

  • Personal rooms solely: 1-6 pax/room at NTD 1,230-Four,280 (S$55-188) – worth fluctuates relying on season/date

Take a look at MINI Lodges Taichung Practice Station on reserving.com  [affiliate link]

I had a single loft room which as marketed, was very comfortable nevertheless it was surprisingly snug. A staircase by the doorway leads as much as the loft mattress which might match 2 individuals. There are a slim desk and chairs, fridge, baggage rack and TV, in addition to your personal hooked up toilet. It’s truthfully fairly shocking how a lot they might match right into a small area.

Taichung Mini Hotel Room

From the doorway – I’m utilizing a large angle digital camera so you possibly can see that area could be very tight certainly, however I both sat on the steps, chairs or lounged within the mattress upstairs

Taichung Mini Hotel Room Toilet

A peek into the bathroom

Amenities

The lodge design leans in the direction of Instagrammable, with fashionable props like a pretend phone sales space and even a automotive within the foyer. Every degree has its personal vibrant mural design splashed throughout the hall partitions.

Breakfast takes place within the eating space simply above the foyer space. If you would like some recent air, there’s a rooftop space the place you possibly can take a look at downtown Taichung Metropolis from above.

Taichung Mini Hotel Lobby

Quirky props within the foyer make for good photograph ops

Taichung Mini Hotel Murals

Murals embellish the corridors on every degree

Taichung Mini Hotel Dining

The eating space

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TAINAN

艸祭 Caoji Ebook Inn

For the ebook lover and people who love a little bit of nostalgia.

Location

No. 71 Nanmen Street, Central West District, Tainan Metropolis 台南市中西區南門路71號 [Google Maps]

艸祭 Caoji Guide Inn could be very near the Confucius Temple Buying Road and the Koxinga Museum. It’s about 20 minutes stroll or a brief bus experience from the Tainan practice station. It’s proper subsequent door to the well-known Slender Door Cafe.

Tainan Narrow Door Cafe Me

Me standing within the entrance method of the Slender Door Cafe. You’ll be able to see Caoji E-book Inn proper subsequent door on the suitable

Rooms

  • Smaller 2-6pax/room female-only and 4pax/room combined dormitories at NTD 1,080-2,560 (S$47-112) per night time
  • Bigger 10+pax dormitories at 1,080-1,280 NTD (S$48-57)

Take a look at Caoji Guide Inn on reserving.com  [affiliate link]

The star function on this hostel are the beds within the Combined Dorms, little capsule beds constructed between and behind present bookshelves. These beds cowl 2 ranges and aren’t segregated by separate rooms and doorways – you simply have a curtain for some privateness and earplugs to dam out sound, and a big locker beneath your mattress to place your issues in. Every space of the combined dorm has a minimum of 10 beds in it.

There’s a separate wing with its personal entrance strictly for feminine friends that prices a bit of extra – I stayed in that feminine dormitory which had no less than 20 capsule beds in it, additionally with its personal curtain and capsule and plenty of books throughout. The room wasn’t full that day so it felt fairly spacious and quiet.

They’ve smaller 2-6pax feminine solely dorms as nicely for many who choose extra privateness.

Tainan Caoji Book Inn Bunks Shelves

The co-ed dorms within the bookshelves. The area the place I’m taking this pic from is technically the hall as it’s essential stroll by the beds to get to the rooftop lounge space

Tainan Caoji Book Inn Room Reading Me

I needed to keep within the feminine dorm as a result of the co-ed dorm was absolutely booked, however there have been a ton of books right here as properly

Tainan Caoji Book Inn Bunks

My little capsule – lockers have been beneath (you possibly can’t see on this pic) and contained in the capsule there are sockets, lights and hooks

Tainan Caoji Book Inn Bathroom

The bathroom is superb – it jogs my memory of Japanese bathhouses and in addition to free shampoo and cleaning soap, they’ve free lotions and different skincare merchandise as nicely!

Amenities

The hostel is full hipster heaven crammed with random oddities and antiques in each nook. The bottom flooring and entrance is a quaint bookshop cum cafe with a pleasant quiet atmosphere good for studying with a cuppa. The again space has a studying room and a basement of types which doubles up as a gallery for mini exhibitions.

Within the secured dwelling areas, there’s a lounge and breakfast area on the highest degree (Degree Four I feel) with plenty of desk and chairs, and an outside patio as nicely.

Tainan Caoji Book Inn Gallery

There’s a gap within the flooring! Stroll via the basement to get to the studying space within the again. The steps lead as much as the feminine dorm.

Tainan Caoji Book Inn Gallery Me

Bookshelf show within the basement space – there was an artwork exhibition in the remainder of the area

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Different Taiwan Lodging Recs

I’ve stayed in loads of hostels whereas exploring Taiwan, and whereas most of them have been good stays, these featured within the listing above actually stood out for me. Whereas my different stays won’t warrant an in depth function, I’ve compiled an inventory of price range resorts and cheaper lodging that I might nonetheless advocate to my associates visiting Taiwan. [affiliate links]

Taipei

  • Datong – Taipei Metropolis House: Situated close to the Star Hostel, it has a homey really feel and a fantastic chatty host, nice for many who like a extra private contact
  • Datong – Mudan Home: Near Dihua Road and the native favorite Yansan Night time Market. Not probably the most central of MRT strains however nonetheless close to sufficient the station and straightforward to get round.
  • Da’an – First Hostel: Near Shida Night time Market, it’s not probably the most central however the hostel has a pleasant Scandinavian aesthetic and it provides FREE LAUNDRY.

Learn extra about exploring Taipei right here.

Kaohsiung

  • Hengchun – Rainbow Wave: I made lots of associates on this hostel which provides browsing classes. The proprietor and his associate have been actually pleasant and wonderful individuals, and the breakfast is hand-prepped each morning on the counter and of fantastic high quality.

Learn extra about issues to do in Kaohsiung right here.

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Are you a luxurious hostel lover? Inform me about your personal recs for locations to remain in Taiwan.

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