The 11 Best Hostels in Taipei, Taiwan [Guide for Any Type of Traveler]

The 11 Best Hostels in Taipei, Taiwan [Guide for Any Type of Traveler]

Here are the best 12 hostels in Taipei to make your stay as unforgettable, fun and convenient as you desire.


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1.Flip Flop Hostel – Garden

Flip Flop Hostel's location is incredibly convenient: it's 500 meters away from Taipei Main Station, connecting you to all the bus or trains of the city, and its surrounded by convenience stores, local restaurants, and if you're into the art scene, the Modern Art Museum is right across the street. The hostel's building is continuously bathed by sunshine that seeps through its large skylight and pleasant courtyard, enabling backpackers and other travelers plenty of relaxation and socializing in a warm atmosphere. You can choose to hang in an array of common areas, from the fake grass lounge with bean bags and cloud lamps to the cozy cafeteria or upper-level library with plenty of books to choose from if you didn't bring your own. This is probably one of the hostels with the coolest vibe you'll ever find: everything is designed to make you feel at home in the cleanest, most aesthetically pleasing, and charming way possible. A big plus: the staff is amicable and often plans free of charge activities.

 

Main information: Breakfast not included, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers in all rooms, laundry service available

Hostelworld.com average rating: 9.6/10

Instagram: @flipflophostel + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2558 3553

Starting price: 35 US$ per night (999 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.



2.Attic Treasure Hill Traveler's Hostel

Attic Treasure Hill Traveler's Hostel is the ideal place to stay for artists and adventurers** seeking a quiet environment, and creative souls who wish to find inspiration and be in touch with nature. The hostel's view is breathtaking, overlooking Xindian's district forested hills scattered by old houses, rivers, and the northern mountain range. It offers three floors, with the entrance gate and reception counter on the first, rooms on the third, and the lobby on the second, comprising a dining/tea space area and a comfortable reading nook. The site is a bit secluded in terms of sightseeing and activity, but a 12 mins walk will take you to the nearest station - note that you can also remedy this by renting bikes from the hostel itself. Overall, this is a place where you'll experience a slower-paced life than the expected standard in Taipei.

**Do note that only individual who work in the art field (Film, radio, Tv broadcast, advertising, music, digital content, …) or who will be participating in "training program, workshop, performance, academic exchange, conference, visit, and camp" by Treasure Hill Artist Village are allowed to book a place at this hostel - as specified by the Law for the Development of the Cultural and Creative Industries of Treasure Hill.

 

Main information: Breakfast not included, Free Wi-Fi, ideal for artists

Google Reviews average rating: 4.3/5

Instagram: @attichostel + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2364 5313 #500 or contact form.

Starting price: 25 US$ per night (713.11 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.



3.Daan Park Hotel

Don't be fooled by the 'hotel' in Daan Park hotel; the rates it goes for are hostel-rates, and the rooms and general area are small - probably even for hostel spaces. What makes this place stand out is its prime location : 3 minutes away from Dongmen train station and most all the must-see sightseeing activities and attractions in Taipei. Notably: it's a short walk from YongKang Street, a popular area lined with restaurants and street vendors selling typical Taiwanese treats such as beef noodles, Xiaolongbao dumplings, mango shaving ice, and bubble tea. This hostel's decor and overall atmosphere screams ''traditional cut and clean business hotel'' -it even has a business center-, which is sure to suit those looking for a calmer no-nonsense ambiance without the youth-party-vibes that are present in most hostels. Apart from the comfortable small rooms, everything you need is provided: Towels, slippers, shampoo, soap, hairdryer, toothbrush, etc.

 

Main information: Breakfast not included, Free Wi-Fi, all bathroom supplies available

Hostelworld.com average rating: 7.7/10

Instagram: @daanpark.hotel + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2396 5222

Starting price: 17 US$ per night (485 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.

4.Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending

Meander Taipei Hostel is 3 minutes away from the very trendy Ximending shopping district, and holds one of the largest common areas of any hostel in Taipei city. The facilities and activities it offers make fair use of all of that extra space: gaming consoles, dart machines, soccer table (foosball), and beer pong table, to name a few. They also have a rooftop bar with excellent views of the surrounding areas, long lasting happy hours, and multitudes of events that they often host.The staff also organized daily neighborhood walks, hiking trips, and cooking exchange gatherings. These activities and spaces make it easier to mingle and meet new people from all over the world and create some interesting friendships along the way. As a party hostel where you can still enjoy some peace and quiet, the hostel's reputation makes it a crowd's favorite among energetic social backpackers.

 

Main information: Free Wi-Fi, Free Breakfast, good for mingling with other travelers, a lot of extra free activities.

Hostelworld.com average rating: 9.4/10

Instagram: @meanderhostel + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2383 1334

Starting price: 18 US$ per night (514 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.

5.good day hostel

Featuring a sundeck, a library, a delicious daily continental breakfast along with a spacious, bright, and comfy salon that provides free coffee machine use, this hostel will have you feeling relaxed in no time. The 19 soundproof double rooms might be a bit small, but they contain everything you need, including a laptop safe, a multi-channel TV, a work desk, and most importantly: a clean, comfortable, and pleasant aura. The wooden and organic accents incorporated in the decor are also sure to please any aesthetics-seeking individuals. If you enjoy cooking, there's a shared kitchen you can make use of. Good Day Hostel is located 1.1km away from the National Taiwan Museum, in Datong district, close to Raohe night market - one of Taipei's oldest markets.

 

Main information: Free Wi-Fi, Breakfast not included, provides summer terrace and a library

Booking.com average rating: 9.5/10

Instagram: @goodday6f *They are more active on their Facebook.

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2555 8667

Starting price: 24 US$ per night (685 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.


*Location on Map is approximate, this hostel opened in August 2020 and still hasn’t really updated it’s digital footprint.

6.PlainStay 城西時光

PlainStay hostel, as the name suggests, won't offer you jaw-dropping facilities or anything out of the ordinary. However, it will provide you with a homey, friendly, and clean environment set in a minimalistic white decor. It does have one cooler-than-the-ordinary thing to point out: its very own cafe, which serves an array of delicious assortments and turns into a bar during the night. PlainStay is an adults-only hostel that contains a shared lounge and a garden. It even has a sun terrace and is situated nearby popular sightseeing places like Dihua Street, Taipei Zhongshan Hall & Ningxia Night Market.

 

Main information: Free Wi-Fi, Free Breakfast, Adults only; Non-smoking rooms; Daily Housekeeping; Heating

Booking.com average rating: 9.2/10

Instagram: @plainstaycoffee + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2558 3669

Starting price: 16 US$ per night (457 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.

7.Star Hostel Taipei Main Station

Star Hostel Taipei Main Station is -like the name clearly states- near Taipei Main Station, which grants access to any public transport in the city. Allow me to crazy-plant-person pressure you: if you're into plants, book this hostel now as the majority of common space areas are filled to the brim with them and basked by natural sunlight. Their main communal area is even called ''The green lounge''. Apart from the organic decor and eco-friendly vibes, you'll get to enjoy a very generous breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. And if you're more of a night owl, their In-house Alchemist bar brews their very own tap beer. The rooms are quiet and spacious, providing full mattresses, privacy shades, locker space, and the best part (after the plants): soundproofing walls. Couples, in particular, love this location. Still, it is suitable and enjoyable to all types of travelers, particularly if you're environmentally-conscious, as this is a sustainability hostel that actively tries to minimize its environmental impact.

 

Main information: Free wi-fi, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Terrace, Bar.

Hostelworld.com average rating: 9.6/10

Instagram: @starhostel + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2556 2015

Starting price: 21 US$ per night (600 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.



8.Uinn Travel Hostel

Uinn Travel Hostel is a quirky modern hostel that offers some elaborate entertainment facilities. The lounge is situated atop the building and is equipped with dart machines, a soccer table (foosball), a Wii console, a projector, a vending machine, and of course: a bar with happy hour. You can choose from various room options: traditional cubicle dormitories, private rooms, and capsules/pods - all equipped with built-in TV for all single beds. To save you from the packing hassle, the hostel also provides amenities such as free towels, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, and you'll be happy to know that they are always rated 'very clean,' even when it comes to toilets. Breakfast is complimentary as well as all-day free coffee and juices.

 

Main information: Free breakfast, free wi-fi, built-in TV for each bed, very helpful staff

Hostelworld.com average rating: 8.9/10

Instagram: @uinntravel + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2333 1277

Starting price: 19 US$ per night (542 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.

9.meander 1948 hostel

Meander 1948 minimalistic-themed Hostel houses itself in a historical building of Datong district. The Hostel emanates a relaxing environment thanks to a modern and uncluttered aesthetic. Its lounge is comprised of exposed white brickwork, a medium-sized hanging net where you can read next to a partner or two, as well as an outside patio ornamented by green plants. Chill music constantly accompanies you in the common areas and is usually liked by young solo travelers. There are mixed-gender and female-only dorms providing bunk beds and lockers with shared bathrooms that remain clean. Private rooms offer flat-screen TVs and minifridges. A la carte and Asian breakfast are served for an extra charge as well.

 

Main information: Free wi-fi, child-friendly, Room service, facilities for disabled guests

Hostelworld.com average rating: 9.8/10

Instagram: @meander1948 + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2558 8812

Starting price: 17 US$ per night (490 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.



10.five elements hostel

Five Elements Hostel is located in the trendy Datong district, only 800m from the very popular Taipei Confucius Temple. The hostel is surrounded by street food vendors, bars, and night markets. There's even a vast green park nearby where you can walk or jog at any time of the day, and bike rental is available just outside the building. The facility itself comprises a shared lounge with evening entertainments, a shared kitchen, and a lovely rooftop terrace. The simple dorms are well-equipped with all needed amenities such as free wi-fi, reading lights, privacy curtains, and big lockers with hangers, and the beds are pretty comfortable. This hostel's main selling point is its prime location, as the facilities themselves are generally more old fashioned in style.

 

Main information: Free wi-fi, Free coffee and juice during reception hours, daily housekeeping, laundry service

Hostelworld.com average rating: 8/10

Instagram: @5elementshostel + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 2599 1699

Starting price: 21 US$ per night (600 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.

11.UZ Hostel

UZ hostel is the best capsule hotel in Taipei city. If you're not familiar with capsule hotels, the main idea is to replace dormitories with capsules that have the advantage of offering higher comfort, convenience, and privacy. These pods provide better sleeping quality and are each equipped with big-screen TVs - with several English Channels. Star Wars fans gather around: the pod designs resembles that of our beloved space shuttles. Like other hostels, this one also offers a common area that contains several couches to sit and hang out, in addition to tables that could be optimal workspaces. One thing to note is that if you are two people booking, make sure to book separate capsules or a wide one, as not to get stuck in a small pod designed for just one person. The hostel's location is acceptable with nearby markets and shopping places, and the must-see Lin Family Mansion & Gardens is only 10 minutes away.

 

Main information: Free wi-fi, capsule hostel, child-friendly, very close MRT station

Hostelworld.com average rating: 8.9/10

Instagram: @uz_hostel + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +886 2 6637 0603 or GaryPan.UZhostel@gmail.com or Line: @jzo0842c or Wechat: uzhostel

Starting price: 21 US$ per night (600 TWD)

Recommended booking site: Here.



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