The quality is high, but they do vary a lot. Especially for Western travellers, looking for a social hostel to meet other backpackers – read this guide!! I also added my favorite night markets and insider tips for traveling around Taipei and Taiwan 🙂
As we value your travel like our own, we only give you the best Taipei hostel options. From great locations to amazing facilities, and top-notch services. All these best hostels will make sure you definitely want to go back.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Hostel Types: There are many Taipei hostels to choose from. However, most of these “hostels” are actually just places to stay with no social vibes. You cannot meet anyone due to the setup of the hostel. In this guide we share with you the 3 best backpacker hostels in Taipei – to make sure you actually meet people!
Meander is one of the most beautiful design hostels in Taipei and Asia, for sure. If you want to take things to the next level, definitely best to go to Meander Taipei Hostel.
Just like us, we surely know you’ll love the bathtub. Nothing quite like a perfect bubble bath after a long tiring tour of the city.
Meander Taipei Hostel is a haven for travelers like us.
Offering a fancy style of stay yet at very affordable deals that are sure to leave our pockets happy.
Not only do they have amazing facilities from the kitchen to courtyard, but they also have very engaging activities and tours where people with the same thinking as ours are able to meet and socialize.
There is nothing more important than to win new friends and acquaintances from different parts of the world. Share a couple of beers, exchange stories and just feel the family vibes.
They have random tours that will take you to places you might not have included in your must-see list. You can also try renting bikes so you can tour around the streets of the city faster.
Good to know: Foreigners cannot rent motorbikes or scooters in Taipei – unless you have a Taiwanese drivers license!
Rooms are amazingly clean, modern and fancy. Even the dorms don’t feel like dorms. They have comfy beds with your own night light and sockets. We guarantee you will love the place.
Important to know: There are two Meander Hostels in Taipei. The one we recommend is Meander Hostel Ximen. The 2nd one is Meander 1948 hostel – a beautiful boutique hostel, yet not very social!
Location: Located at the heart of downtown, you are conveniently within great access of the city. You are mostly nearby everything you need in Taipei.
And if you might think of cooking your own meal, there is also a big kitchen available you can use. Convenient stores are all over the hostel so it’s easier for you to buy what you need.
Amenities you can try at Meander Taipei Hostel:
Free and fast WiFi
Big and useful kitchen
Huge common area
Dart and other games to play
Huge blackboard with things to do in Taipei and tours to check
And if you’re extra bored and just want to have fun, there are darts, board games and puzzles available in the games room. Might as well ask your friends to play so you guys can have friendly competitions.
Over 6,000 shops, cafes, massage and spa, theaters, tattoo parlors, banks, night market and of course what (most) girls love – shopping. A day wouldn’t be enough to go through all of this.
Designed with glass and wood windows that perfectly combines with the plants and trees in the picture. It is so big but it feels warm seeing other hostel guests enjoy their own moments and hanging around.
The rooms are clean and cozy. Bright and very spacious. Their beds are just amazingly comfy. You probably won’t want the alarm on during your stay.
And for breakfast? Menus are different each day with unlimited juice and coffee, and all you can eat bread section.
But if you prefer to make your own meals, you are free to use the spacious hostel kitchen. Which we also love about the hostel.
You and your new found friends can contribute and create a group meal for cheaper expenses. And the food is much more satisfying when shared.
You can also look forward to their daily activities such as movies, cooking classes, bike tours, and pub crawls you can participate in during your free hours.
There are also Pop-Up Shops at Star Hostel where they support local talents and businesses.
From a hand-brewed coffee to wake up your morning, to home-made desserts to excite your taste buds during snack time, and good locally grown draft beer to end your day.
So look no further, choose to stay at Star Hostel. The hostel will give you two options: either you don’t want to leave or you definitely will come back.
We definitely guarantee you not only the wow factor for location but also for the superb service in Ximen Wow Hostel.
Just imagine yourself just a 2-minute walk away from Ximen MRT Station. In a matter of a few blinks and you are ready to delve amongst the great places of Taipei.
The hostel has highly favored your access to the city and to the popular destinations that Taipei has to offer. Plus, Ximending Shopping Center is just around the corner as well as food stalls and shopping stores.
In fact, you are staying IN the heart of the Ximen district. No worries though, you are high up in the building, so you do not have the noise from the street.
Staff is available around the clock to happily serve you with things you might need and help you out with your concerns. We promise they have friendly and very accommodating staff.
They also have a tour desk to give you free tourism information on the best places to go, what to do and what to eat in Taipei.
Amenities you can use at Ximen Wow Hostel:
Free and Super Fast WiFi
Terrace and Balcony to have a drink and smoke (great panorama too!)
Simple Kitchen to use
Another great thing we love about Ximen Wow Hostel is the comfy bed capsules that you can avail at very cheap deals. A cheap hostel Taipei has to offer!
Lockers and luggage storage are also available for the safety of your valuables.
And don’t you worry about going hungry.
Since the hostel is surrounded by food shops and stores, you can take advantage of the hostel kitchen and make your own preferred meal.
But take note of the Free Asian Breakfast served every day between 7:30 – 10:00.
Vending Machines are also available at the hostel so snacks can be enjoyed 24/7. We told you, in Ximen Wow Hostel, you won’t worry about going hungry.
The hostel also has a terrace you don’t want to miss to check out the busy streets of Ximen.
You can also kill time in the lounge area where live broadcast sports events are played. They also organize movie nights you might as well try.
Location: Again, you are staying in the super popular shopping and nightlife district of Ximen. Being at the best location, the hostel is just a few steps away from the popular destinations such as Taipei Tianhou Temple, The Red House, and Taipei Prefecture Capital North Gate.
The metro line is nearby, just a 5 minute walk away. You can also walk to the main station Taipei in around 15 minutes. It is actually a nice walk since you are passing a few sights, statues with parks and cafés along the way.
We have always walked – recommended 🙂
So if you’re looking for the best deal for location, look no further because Ximen Wow Hostel is the best there is.
There is no crazy-striptease-get-wasted-party hostel in Taipei. Yet, you can still party with your hostel mates! Just keep in mind, these are not crazy party hostels like somewhere in Thailand or anywhere in South-East Asia really. To give your party experience a different twist, Star Hostel Taipei Main Station, offers locally brewed beers at the hostel cafe to start up your night.
To make sure you have a taste of Taipei, the hostel partners with local farmers to grow barley, wheat and corn. Brewed accordingly to feature the Taiwanese agricultural products.
Boosting your night with a Taiwanese beer like no other.
And if you wish to continue the party and take it to a different level, bars and cafes are just around the corner of the hostel. Making it more convenient for you to hop bars.
You probably want to book right away because we have listed such amazing hostels. But wait, there’s more! We have listed more hostels for you to check.
If this is your first time staying in hostel, believe us when we say it is a great experience. There are many hotels in Taipei for families luxury to budget but staying in hostels will give your experience an extra kick.
So, backpacker Taipei has a lot for you. Watch out.
Next Taipei Hostel
Next Taipei Hostel is situated in a district with lots of shopping, street food and night markets! You will truly experience Taipei by just staying here.
The area is lively and restaurants are just around so you won’t have a hard time finding one. Perfect for a day filled with activities.
Common area looks good and relaxing!
The staffs are warm, extremely enthusiastic and friendly.
24-hour front desk
Location: Next Taipei Hostel-Ximen is located in Ximending Shopping Area, which is only 5-minute walk to Ximen MRT station or the Ximen Red House. It is 15 minutes’ walk from Taipei Main Station and 5 minutes’ drive to Presidential Office Building. Taoyuan Airport is 28 km away. It is 8 km away from Shilin Night market.
Star Hostel Taipei East is a 1 star hostel that is stylishly furnished and located at the hippest east area of Taipei.
Both dorm and private rooms are elegant and very relaxing. It is perfect for backpackers who wants to have a nice sleep after a long tiring day from exploring the city of Taipei.
Facilities for disabled guests
Location: Situated in the east side of Taipei. MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua Station is just around the corner. It is 3 stops away from Taipei Main Station and 2 stops away from MRT Taipei City Hall Station. From Taipei City Hall, guests can easily walk to Taipei 101 within 10 minutes.
Taipei City Home makes you feel at home away from home. That is why it is called Home, not Taipei City Hostel. Awesome, quiet place to stay in Taipei!
A great cosy place to stay, in a lovely neighborhood! Staffs are super nice and very helpful with anything you can need.
There are private rooms, female only dorm room and mixed dorm room. There are not too much beds so the common rooms are not crowded which is a good thing if you don’t want too much crowd.
Location: Taipei CT House is located in the centre of Taipei City, with 3-5 minutes’ walk from Taipei Main Station. It is 2 mins walking – Hua Yin Street, 5 mins walking – Museum of Contemporary Art, 10 mins walking -Taipei Train Station underground shopping mall, 10 mins walking – Taiwan famous Ningxia night market, and 15mins walk away – Famous Love Matchmaker & Taipei Xia-Hai City God temple.
Want to stay with the magnificent view of Yangming mountains and the city from the other side? Sleepy Dragon Hostel is for you!
Sleepy Dragon Hostel is for digital nomad Taiwan backpackers.
Everything is thoughtfully arranged here – AC vents for every bed, hairdryers, privacy curtains, shower cubicles, free breakfast made to order.
Cleanliness is A+. The common area is great for making friends or just relaxing.
Facilities for disabled guests
Location: Sleepy Dragon Hostel is 7-minute walk from Nanjing Sanmin MRT Station and a 15-minute walk from Songshan Railway Station or Wufenpu Garment Wholesale Area. It is a 5-minute walk from Raohe Street Night Market, 1.5 km from Songshan Cultural and Creative Park or Sun Yat-sen Historical Museum of History and 2.4 km from Taipei 101. 6.2 km away from Zhongzheng District.
Certified one of the best hostel Taipei Zhongshan has to offer!
They have space capsules and regular dorm rooms. You will feel secure and the blinds that they have in the dorm beds will really give you privacy. Also, they have a separate floor for female guests.
The staffs are very helpful and friendly.
24-hour front desk
Facilities for disabled guests
Location: Uiin Travel Hostel is a 9 minute’s walk from MRT National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. MRT Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station is only 2 metro stops ride from Taipei Main Station, while Taipei 101 is 5 metro stops away. Guests can also take Bus 262 to Taipei Main Station, Bus 706 and 243 to Ximending shopping area.
The hotel features 89 beautifully appointed guest rooms and they are quiet so you can really rest. It is also very clean and well-maintained.
Location: Bouti City Capsule is a 3-mintue walk away from Taipei Main Railway Station. It takes only 5 minutes on foot to 228 Peace Memorial Park. This inn is a 10-minute walk from Ximending Area and Ximen Shopping Area, a 15-minute drive from 101 Shopping Area with various dining options nearby and a 20-minute drive from Songshan Airport. Taipei Taoyuan Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
Staying in a hostel with a capsule pod is worth trying. Taiwan Youth Hostel has capsule pod with a good storage space. It is a good Taipei youth hostel.
The amenities provided are top notch including the toiletries in the bathroom, laundry powder, snacks and drinks provided 24-7 and free breakfast.
Staffs are very nice and the hostel is always clean and well organised. The well-decorated common area is a treat for the guests.
Location: 2/28 Memorial Peace Park is a 3-minute walk from Taiwan Youth Hostel & Capsule Hotel, while Ximending Shopping Area is a 15-minute walk away. The nearest airport, Taipei Songshan Airport, is 6 MRT stations away.
Come Inn Taipei is a warm and friendly hostel that welcomes the backpackers from all over the world.
All rooms are decorated and has air-conditioners and reading lights. You will surely love the ambiance of this hostel!
Facilities for disabled guests
Location: Come Inn is 2.2 km from National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and 2.2 km from Liaoning Night Market. Presidential Office Building is 2.3 km from the homestay, while Dihua Street is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Taipei Songshan Airport, 5 km from Come Inn.
This is indeed one of the cheap hostels in Taipei.
The have private rooms and dorms rooms. Note that their dorms are for female only and male only! They do not have mixed dorm.
Location: Backpackers Inn Taipei is a 10-minute walk from Ximenting MRT Station (Exit 6) and a 20-minute walk from Longshan Temple. It will take only 3 minutes by MRT to Taipei Train Station. Taoyuan Aiport is about 40 minutes’ car journey away.
The hostel has plenty of rooms. From private rooms to dorm rooms, they have it. Bathrooms and shower stalls are clean all day.
The staffs are helpful and accommodating. They can help you in booking beauty services to salons.
Facilities for disabled guests
Location: Located 500 m from Presidential Office Building in Taipei. Taipei Bus Station is 600 m from Taipei Taipei Hostel, while Ximending Shopping Area is 600 m away. It is a 6-minute walk from NTU Hospital MRT Station (Exit 4) and a 10-minute walk from Taipei Main Station. The nearest airport is Taipei Songshan Airport, 5 km from Taipei Taipei Hostel.
I have to admit: People told me this one before and I was like “naaaah, I don’t think so!!!”
Well, they were right! There is 7/11 all over the Island, on almost every corner. And they do have everything.
Including fantastic coffee – with the same coffee beans as Starbucks.
You can either pay 4$ at Starbucks or 1.50$ at 7/11 – for exactly the same coffee!
Besides, you can get drinks at the store, copy documents, eat actual good food – for 24 hours day and night. We are not saying you should be eating here from now on. But, keep in mind 7/11 is actually a great option to have!
Moving on to #3…
3. Hostels are not necessarily Social to meet people
Like in many Asian countries, many hostels here are actually not “Social” hostels. Meaning, many Asian people stay here to save money rather than meeting people.
Many Western people choose hostels for the price and especially to meet other backpackers and travellers.
We stayed in many Taiwan hostels that are not for meeting people. They are actually (almost) boring. Beautiful, but boring.
Therefore: Make sure you check you are picking a backpacker type hostel.
Here we go into detail and share many amazing ones and cool places to stay.
4. You need to prepare things
One thing we realized quickly: Taiwan needs actual preparation.
It is not at all like Vietnam or Thailand. You cannot just pop-up in a hostel in Bangkok or Hanoi, meet a bunch of people and travel with them.
Every traveller has different plans, time windows, and the transport and things to see actually requires preparation.
For instance, when you want to rent a scooter in Taipei, you can forget about this – unless you have a local drivers license.
For the rest of Taiwan you can rent scooters with an international drivers license.
The trains are super packed on the weekends. Locals love to travel on the weekends. So be aware of that and avoid the weekends hotspots like Taroko Gorge near Hualien or Juifen.
It is also not easy to go off the beaten path really. Transport in-between main cities are easy, but the east part of the Island not as much.
5. This is not South East Asia – there are lots of rules
Renting a scooter with no license? Forget that.
Endless beach parties? Beer for 50 cents? Jumping on a bus in the next 5 minutes and drive to the next destination? Forget all that.
Taiwan is great to travel, but there are rules to follow. Some people say it’s Asia’s Version of Germany. We can certainly see why.
6. Avoid Weekend Travels if you can
We have already mentioned this.
Locals love to travel on the weekends. Especially the trains from Taipei to Hualien are sold out fast over the weekend. You may be able to go anyways, but you won’t have a seat to sit during the train ride.
Our best recommendation here: Avoid travelling on the weekends if possible.
7. Night Markets are fantastic!
Taipei is known for their night markets. And yes, we can confirm the night markets in Taipei and Taiwan are fun, awesome, cool.
Do not miss that experience!
You can expect lots lots lots of different food, drinks and even games for kids, families and actually everybody. They have a game for little kids that looks a bit like beer-pong, the famous hostel game.
This may be a good chance to improve your beer-pong skills!
8. Stinky Tofu deserves its name
Talking about Night Markets, you will not find any night market that does not offer Stinky Tofu.
They go hand in hand like Italy and Pizza or Spain and Paella.
However, truth be told: Stinky Tofu smells like a full diaper…
Sorry to be graphic and direct. People love it, people hate it. Either way, at the very least you will smell it. You can also give it a try and actually eat it.
9. Coffee in Taipei is EXPENSIVE
How about a great cup of coffee for 5€ (5$)?
Expect to pay these prices in a cool coffee shop in Taiwan. Coffee in Taipei is super trendy and therefore expensive. Keep this in mind before you ruin your daily budget.
10. Vegetarian Food all over the place
Vegetarians around?! You are in luck: Taipei and the whole country of Taiwan is a paradise for Vegetarians and even Vegan.
We used a lot Happy Cow to hunt down places to eat in Taipei.
You can also find many buffets. You usually pay per weight. Some of the buffets have a fixed price.
Our favorite vegetarian restaurants in Taipei are:
Minder Vegetarian – Q Square Mall
Sho Yuan Su Shih in Taipei
11. People are incredibly friendly
Before backpacking Taiwan many fellow travellers told us: Taiwanese people are soooooo friendly.
“Sure”, we thought, “like in many places!”.
Truth be told: Taiwanese go completely out of their way to help you. They absolutely love to help you out, even if it means they drive you 50km further because you were hitch-hiking and did not find another ride.
Yes, that happened.
Or, the local scooter rental did not rent us a scooter. So instead the restaurant owner gave us her scooter so we could go to a hot spring.
Another first-hand story? Sure, here you go. We were late for the free walking tour in Taipei. So we took a cab. The cab driver was – obviously – super friendly. He told us “next time you should take the metro, it is much cheaper!”
Okay, just think about this for a second. When was the last time a taxi driver told you that?!?!
Seriously, Taiwanese are incredibly friendly and helpful! You will love this, cherish it!
12. Taiwan is super safe
It does not come as a surprise really, but Taiwan is also super safe. Both traffic wise as well as pick-pocketing-wise. That is important to mention, since Taipei is a big city.
That is not to say you can now take down your defense and be completely clueless.
Still pay attention, always. However, it is more likely someone will run behind you to bring you your wallet you just dropped than anything else.
Again, cherish this!
13. Scooter Rental in Taipei is not possible (unless…)
It is safe, and Taiwan Citizens are so nice. Now, this part we did not like: You cannot rent a scooter in Taipei.
Even with an international license you cannot rent a scooter. The only way you can do so is by owning a locals drivers license.
In other cities like Kaohsiung it is different, here you only need an international drivers license.
Why is that?
We could not find any official sources, but we were told several times it is because of the mayor of Taipei. He does not want tourists to drive around the busy traffic of Taipei.
That may makes sense. Still, a pity in our eyes.
That brings us to other transport…
14. How to travel around – Transportation
Getting around Taipei is easy:
Taxi (Uber works great in Taipei!)
Get the Easy Card. You can top-up credit in all 7/11 Stores. Now you know that there is a 7/11 store on every corner.
We always took the MTR or actually walked. Walking is not to underestimate – both in distance and things you can explore.
The best things we explored without a printed guide was by walking. Our favorite area to wander around in Taipei is the Da’an District, around Yaboo Café.
15. Hitchhiking is Safe (and common for travellers)
Hitch hiking in Taiwan is not very common, really. However, it is super popular for travellers to do on the East Coast.
Everybody does it!
We did it too!
We asked our hostel to write down the name on a sign so we could actually hitch hike to our next city.
Great fun! Obviously, make sure you plan enough time.
Good to know: It works best on weekends, since more people are travelling by car. Once we tried to hitch hike on a Monday from Taichung to Hualien – no chance. Most people were back to work and there were not a lot of cars at all going in our direction. We ended up taking the train.
16. No need to speak Mandarin – people will do their best!
You may have wondered: Do you need to speak Mandarin when backpacking Taiwan or visiting Taipei?
Like in any other city in the world: No!
Sure, the local language always helps. But there are more ways to communicate than the language itself.
Try to learn a few basics, and you are good to go.
The classic basics are:
Hello – Nǐ hǎo
Good Bye – 再见 Zàijiàn
Thank you – 谢谢 Xièxiè
There is also plenty of apps that help you to translate. In fact, many of the locals we met instantly used their phone to be able to talk with us.
17. Forget Google Maps Opening Hours (they are not accurate!)
We cannot believe this one. And quite frankly I am still a bit annoyed by this one.
Forget the google maps opening time for restaurants, bars and other venues: 80% of the time they were not correct.
Google said it was open, but it was closed.
And guess what.
Sometimes it said “closed”…and it was open.
It is not really a fault by google, since the local owners have to update their opening times in their Google Listing. Anyways, seems like no one seems to care about Google.
Facebook’s opening time on the Facebook page of the bar or restaurant was always more accurate.
I am just mentioning this in case you want to go to a specific tea house, coffee shop or restaurant. Keep this in mind!
18. Easy Card of Seven Eleven is your best friend
The Easy Card in Taipei and Taiwan is fantastic! You can top-up the card in many stores to take the bus, metro and even pay groceries in some shop.
It is super handy to have one!
The Easy Card even allows you to travel for free.
Here is how: In Taichung the first 10km you take per day are free – when you swipe the Easy Card.
If you do not have an Easy Card, you have to pay in cash.
Good to know: You have to have the exact price of transport in coins. There is no change!
19. Get off the Beaten Path
We spent a total of 2 months backpacking Taiwan.
Besides the obvious sights like visiting Taipei 101, Juifen, and Taroko Gorge, we had a great time getting off the beaten path.
Truth be told, there is no beaten path in Taiwan in the first place. The tourism of western travellers is not that high in volume.
However, trust your gut and see if you can find more things outside the box.
Taiwan offers island, mountain hiking, surfing, diving, gorges, tiny villages, national parks, lakes, numerous temples, museums, night markets, you name it.
For us it helped a lot to search for smaller blogs. Blogs we enjoyed are:
Taiwanese have a strange tradition: when they see a queue, they want to be in it.
At least, that is what it seems like.
The same goes for taking instagram photos from the “perfect point”.
We hiked up the Elephant Peak. There was a queue of 50 people waiting to take their photo. We talked to a couple and they told us they are waiting for 30 minutes. Most likely they had to wait another 30 minutes.
You do the math…
21. Is it worth it to visit Taipei 101?
Is it worth it to visit Taipei 101?
Yes, it is worth it.
Here is why. We were not really interested in the beginning. We just got back from visiting a Temple Museum and it was a super sunny day. We had time that day and spontaneously decided to visit Taipei 101.
It costs around 15€ and the queue was not big at all. In about 20 minutes we were on the top, enjoying the panorama over this massive city.
We think for 15€ this is something we would definitely put on your bucket list for Taipei.
However, you might have heard already of the “cheaper” version of visiting the Starbucks instead of going up the Tower.
Here’s the thing: you need a reservation to go up the Starbucks Taipei. You need to do this with some time in advance, they say around two weeks before. You have to be on time for your reservation.
There is no way in knowing how the weather will be in 2 weeks from now. So you may go there when it’s cloudy.
Fair enough, you just would not go when the weather is bad, got it.
The second thing that bothers us: You have to drink something at the Starbucks. A coffee is around 5€. So the difference is “only” 10€ and not 15€.
My best recommendation: Be ready to invest 15€ in this sight and stay spontaneous. Weather in Taipei always changes and when it’s cloudy, it is not worth it at all to go up.
22. Visiting Jiufen – day Trip or Overnight?
You have heard of Jiufen for sure, right?!
The beautiful tiny pearl in the mountains. 98% of tourists come here as a day trip.
If so, you will hate not like Jiufen. There is basically one narrow street and it is PACKED!
The true beauty of Jiufen comes out at night, when the red lanterns are lighting up the streets, the tourists are gone from 7pm on, and the village is for you and only a few tourists left standing.
Therefore, book a hostel in Jiufen, go out at night to take photos and come early again back in to take photos. This is how we absolutely loved Jiufen.
Very good to know: The beautiful lanterns are turned off at 9pm! If you want to take photos, walk around before 9pm!
In a nutshell:
Is a day trip to Jiufen worth it? Not, it is not.
Should you stay 1 night in Jiufen? Yes, absolutely!
23. Get your Mobile SIM Data at the Airport
Last but not least, this is for everyone who needs and wants to stay online: Your Local Sim Card!
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Taipei hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
We also included the main tourist Taipei attractions adults should see:
Miniatures Museum of Taiwan
Daan Forest Park
Ximending Night Market
The Red House
(activate and deactivate the layers in the left sidebar. You can open the map in a new tab here.)
This article is a great Taipei Solo Travel Guide for backpackers! We have listed a pretty good amount of hostels that you might want to consider and if you have questions, we are still here to help you out.
What are the best hostels in Taipei for solo travellers?
Meander Taipei Hostel is best for solo travellers. You can choose outdoor activities from bike rentals, walking tours or cycling events. But if you prefer to stay inside, they also have board games, puzzles and darts to keep the fun running.
Are hostels in Taipei safe?
We can say that the hostels that we recommend are safe 100%. Well, I told you! You can rely on us on finding great hostel Taiwan has to offer!
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Taipei. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
BTW, please note that Eight Elephants Hostel is permanently closed so beware of agents that still accepts booking in that hostel.
What are the best hostels in Taipei?
You can find the best Taipei hostels in this article!
We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Taiwan and South East Asia.
Our best recommendation: Check for flights all over Taiwan!
All cities like Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Taipei and Hualien have airports with great and cheap connections. Therefore, you might consider flying into a different city than Taipei, explore that one and head with the train or bus to Taipei.
The best way to find these offers is Kiwi.com.
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Asia and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Would you like a promo code for any of the Taipei hostels mentioned? Of course you do. Since you are a Hostelgeeks reader and part of the community, you can get access to discounts and special promo codes.
How about we let you know once we get fresh promo codes? Simply leave your email and subscribe here to our newsletter. It it easy, free and you save real money.
Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.