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7 TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN, COMPARED: A Basic Review

Taipei is a very vibrant city with an interesting political history as well. Most people would agree with me that the food was the best thing they could compliment about Taipei. It is also a very tourist-friendly city and most tourist destinations are very accessible either by foot or by the very efficient Taipei public transportation system. Moreover, options on where to stay, such as top hostels in Taipei, are on the rise and are very convenient to find.

I have compiled my walking tour itineraries in Taipei which you can check out by clicking on the list items below:

So, are you looking for top hostels in Taipei, like, right now?

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TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: The Bar at Taipei Taipei Hostel

Are you planning a backpacking trip or perhaps you are a solo traveler to Taipei? I saw you just Googled “best hostels in Taipei”! Kidding! But I’m sure you are looking for a hostel to stay at this point in time. Well, the good news is, I did the research for you and picked the top hostels in Taipei that you could choose from! I extracted the basic and essential information for you, and I even compared them side by side! So are you ready to choose your hostel in Taipei? Let’s go!

TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: SHERLYN’S CRITERIA

Personally, whenever I would visit another city and look for hostels, I usually use the following criteria:

  • LOCATION AND DISTANCE FROM LANDMARKS: As a backpacker/solo traveler on a budget, I would choose a hostel that is in a good location because I want to explore the cities by foot as much as possible and have access to basic establishments, such as convenience stores, public transportation, and such.
  • DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT: Factors such as time of our flights are important to consider choosing a place to stay vis-a-vis their distance from the airport. Some of us are staying in hostels for a layover and some of us just want to make sure we do not miss our next flights. Also, if we fly in or out at wee hours, public transportation is possibly not available and taxi is our only option, which can be more expensive depending on the distance of out hostels.
  • WI-FI CONNECTON: Most of us need an internet connection to do research about places to go and eat and things to do, or update out social media accounts with details from our travels, or connect with our loved ones. Whatever our purposes are, having a wi-fi connection at our hostels is a big factor.
  • FREE BREAKFAST: I am a morning person and I need to have breakfast, so this factor personally matters to me. I believe other budget travelers also consider getting their tummies full with a complimentary hostel breakfast before going out to explore the city.
  • RESTAURANT/COFFEE SHOP/BAR INSIDE THE HOSTEL: Some of us just wants to have access to these facilities at the comfort of being inside the premises of our hostels (especially after a long day of exploring!).
  • FREE BOTTLED WATER: A hydro homie here! This may not be popular in hostels, but most hostels have water dispensers provided but you have to bring your own bottle.
  • TOILETRIES: This is a deciding factor to me since as much as possible I don’t want to experience the hassle of bringing in liquids inside my carry-on luggage (only to get confiscated at the airport! Ouch!), so if basic toiletries are available at the hostel, I might only bring what I really need.
  • WASHING MACHINE/LAUNDROMAT: Light packers usually bring enough set of clothes, but any type of packer might run out of clean clothes to wear. Hence, it is a big deal for me personally if the hostel has a laundromat or a washing machine.
  • ACTIVITIES: Hostels are also places for socialization with other travelers, right? I am an introvert, but if I ran out of things to do or if I feel like socializing or maybe do something inside the hostel, this criteria matters.
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Some hostels offer free airport transfer and we all should maximize this! However if I indicated a ‘yes’ answer for the airport transfer criteria here, please check with the hostel first if it is free or not.

TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI

So, without further ado, let’s proceed to reviewing and comparing the hostels picked!

TAIPEI SUNNY HOSTEL (2-star hostel)


LOCATION: INSIDE CITY CENTER (TAIPEI MAIN STATION)

No.92-2, Huaining St., Taipei Main Station, Taipei, Taiwan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.5 km from Songshan Airport
  • 28.1 km from Taoyuan Airport
  • 240 m from NTU Hospital Metro Station
  • 540 m from Taipei West Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesDart Board
Airport TransferYes
top hostels in taipei

TRAVEL TALK TAIPEI HOSTEL

TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Travel Talk Taipei Hostel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Travel Talk Taipei Hostel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Travel Talk Taipei Hostel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Travel Talk Taipei Hostel


LOCATION: INSIDE CITY CENTER (ZHONGSHAN)

2F, No. 96, Section 2, Minquan East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 2 km from Songshan Airport
  • 29.7 km from Taoyuan Airport
  • 330 m from Xingtian Temple Subway Station
  • 550 m from Zhongshan Elementary School Metro Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferNo
top hostels in taipei

LUCKY ONE HOSTEL (2-star hostel)

TOP HOSTELS IN TAIWAN: Lucky One Hostel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIWAN: Lucky One Hostel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIWAN: Lucky One Hostel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIWAN: Lucky One Hostel


LOCATION: INSIDE CITY CENTER (DATONG)

No.1, Changji Street, Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 3.4 km from Songshan Airport
  • 28.3 km from Taoyuan Airport
  • 370 m from Minquan W Road Metro Station
  • 590 m from Daqiaotou Metro Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferYes
top hostels in taipei

TAIWAN YOUTH HOSTEL AND CAPSULE HOTEL (2-star hostel)

TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Taiwan Youth Hostel and Capsule Hotel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Taiwan Youth Hostel and Capsule Hotel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Taiwan Youth Hostel and Capsule Hotel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Taiwan Youth Hostel and Capsule Hotel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Taiwan Youth Hostel and Capsule Hotel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Taiwan Youth Hostel and Capsule Hotel


LOCATION: INSIDE CITY CENTER (TAIPEI MAIN STATION)

No.11, Qingdao W. Rd., Taipei Main Station, Taipei, Taiwan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4 km from Songshan Airport
  • 28.5 km from Taoyuan Airport
  • 140 m from Taipei Main Metro Station
  • 310 m from Taipei Main Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesGame Room, Library
Airport TransferYes
top hostels in taipei

FORMOSA 101 HOSTEL (2-star hostel)

TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Formosa 101 Hostel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Formosa 101 Hostel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Formosa 101 Hostel
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Formosa 101 Hostel


LOCATION: INSIDE CITY CENTER (XINYI) (2-star hostel)

5F, No. 115, Jilong Road Sec.2, Xinyi District, Taipei city, Taiwan, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan,

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 3.9 km from Songshan Airport
  • 32.7 km from Taoyuan Airport
  • 480 m from Taipei 101 World Trade Center Metro Station
  • 690 m from Liuzhangli Metro Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesGame Room
Airport TransferYes
top hostels in taipei

NEXT HOSTEL TAIPEI-XIMENDING (2-star hostel)

TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Next Hostel Taipei - Ximending
TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: Next Hostel Taipei – Ximending


LOCATION: INSIDE CITY CENTER (XIMENDING)

2F, No. 63, Sec. 1, Chongqing S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taipei Main Station, Taipei, Taiwan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.9 km from Songshan Airport
  • 27.5 km from Taoyuan Airport
  • 320 m from Ximen Metro Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesGame Room
Airport TransferYes
top hostels in taipei

TAIPEI TAIPEI HOSTEL (2-star hostel)

TOP HOSTELS in Taipei: The Bar at Taipei Taipei Hostel
TOP HOSTELS in Taipei: The Bar at Taipei Taipei Hostel


LOCATION: INSIDE CITY CENTER (TAIPEI MAIN STATION)

2F, No. 63, Sec. 1, Chongqing S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taipei Main Station, Taipei, Taiwan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.4 km from Songshan Airport
  • 28.1 km from Taoyuan Airport
  • 340 m from Taipei West Bus Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesGame Room
Airport TransferNo
top hostels in taipei

TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: COMPARISON

Now, let’s try putting together all these information to see which hostel suites your preferences.

Taipei Sunny HotelTravel Talk Taipei HostelLucky One HostelTaiwan Youth Hostel and Capsule HotelFormosa 101 HostelNext Taipei Hostel XimendingTaipei Taipei Hostel
Wi-FiYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Free BreakfastNoNo NoYesYesNoYes
CafeNo No NoNoNo NoYes
BarNo NoNoNoNo NoYes
KitchenYes No NoYesYesYesNo
Free Bottled WaterNo No No NoNo NoNo
ToiletriesYes No NoYesNo NoNo
Washing MachineYes No NoYesYesYesYes
ActivitiesDart Board No NoGame Room, LibraryGame RoomGame Room Game Room
Airport TransferYes NoYesYesYesYesYes

TOP HOSTELS IN TAIPEI: YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE WELCOME! 🙂

There you have it! I hope you were able to decide by now and book your corresponding chosen hostel in Taipei, based on the criteria I picked. Btw, if you think other criteria needs to be included in this list, or if you want me to add more hostels to compare, please let me know! 🙂 Happy travels to Taipei and please share me your experiences with your chosen hostel from this list!

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