Taipei Backpackers Hostel
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Member Reviews (2)
- Taipei Backpackers HostelFirst to ReviewOct 27, 2013
Taipei Backpackers Hostel is in a strange location, with only a sign and a small doorway to be seen between some random shops in an alley across from the QSquare mall.
One thing to note is that if you can’t or aren’t able to take stairs, you may want to avoid this place as there’s a long staircase as soon as you enter the main door. Once you get to the top, you’ll find yourself in a small public area with quirky décor, like a superman statue atop a phone booth-shaped light. There’s also a small kitchen and dining area behind the reception desk with a fridge, water dispenser, toaster, microwave, and sink for basic food prep. They have a variety of room types to choose from, including female and mixed dorms, singles, doubles, and suites. The rooms are basic but clean, and the bathrooms have the Japanese-style removable shower-heads where you have to hold it to rinse. For storing personal belongings, there are lockers on each floor. Of all the hostels I’ve been to, this one has the nicest lobby and public area, plush leather seating and computers for use in a quiet, library-like atmosphere. It’d be a good place to sit and chat with friends over drinks or snacks, or to bring your laptop and work on your Chinese homework. There’s even a small drink refrigerator and assortment of snacks for purchase in the lobby.
- Taipei Backpackers HostelJul 22, 2012
The hostel's entrance is located in kind of a shady alleyway, but once you step through the door, it’s like walking into a 5-star hostel. Once you walk in, there’s a gorgeous fireplace to the side and the common area has a real design element to it. There’s also a basic kitchen and a lot of different backpackers books and information in English and Japanese. They even have some little snacks for sale in case you get hungry in the middle of the night. The only caveat is there’s no elevator and a long staircase right inside the entrance, so if your luggage is heavy this is something you should consider. And it’s a bit far from the MRT station, maybe a 10 minute walk. The immediate area isn’t that convenient for eating or basic shopping, with the main industry being fabric and tailoring supplies . In fact this area is rather famous for accessories shops.Recommended for:Backpackers
Good!609 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a wonderful family hotel.
- Service95% found the staff to be very friendly.
- LocationNear to public transport, according to 93%.
- Hotel93% thought it was clean.
- Room69% complained about the bathroom.
- PricePrice is tolerable. Only 58% of guests gave positive feedback.
- Food57% were unsatisfied with the breakfast.
Amenities include free wifi Internet, use of public computer and television, communal kitchen, air conditioning, shared toiletries, luggage storage, water dispenser, travel information, washing machine.
The 25-room Taipei Backpackers Hostel offers dormitory (female or coed), single room, double room, double room with private bathroom, triple room, and family room.