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!
- 1 Star Hostel Taipei Important Station
- 2 Yilan Inspiration Hostel 霊感青年旅舎
- 3 MINI Lodges Taichung Practice Station
- 4 艸祭 Caoji Ebook Inn
- 5 Different Taiwan Lodging Recs
Star Hostel Taipei Important Station
For many who just like the Muji aesthetic and need a hostel with an excellent handy 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.
- 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 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.
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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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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艸祭 Caoji Ebook Inn
For the ebook lover and people who love a little bit of nostalgia.
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.
- 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.
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.
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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]
- 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.
- 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.