Welcome to the Wow Tainan Hostel, one of the coolest hostels in Tainan. This fun backpacker hostel is a great place to stay to mingle and relax. Whilst the staff at Wow Tainan are keen to introduce you to their home, we at Hostelgeeks are delighted to show why WOW is a super-cool budget accommodation.

The infobox on Wow Tainan

  • How to book Wow Tainan?

    You just found our #1 recommendation for best hostels in Tainan, Taiwan. Genuinely, Wow Tainan is the accommodation we recommend to our friends, family, and to you! You will like it!

    Good to know: For many travelers Hostelworld is the #1 platform to book hostels. It is a trusted and safe reservation platform.

    Compare the best prices at

    Planning to stay at Wow Tainan? Please use the links provided above.

    They are completely free for you and we receive a small percentage from your reservation. This is at NO EXTRA COSTS for you!

    This way you support Hostelgeeks and we will maintain this free service for you.

  • Location Advantage and Directions of Wow Tainan Hostel

    Wow Tainan hostel is located in the heart of Tainan, just a short (15 minute) walk from the main train station.

    Many traditional foods and historic attractions surround the hostel, including the Confucius temple and FuZhong Street.

    Don’t forget to also check out the cool TCRC Bar! It is located in a small, quiet alley, and is just 3 minutes from the major bus routes around town.

    Wow Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan
  • All room types at Wow Tainan

    Private Room Types available: Twin Double Room, Standard Double Room, Suerior Double Room

    Shared Room Types available: 4-Bed Female/Mix Dorm, 6- Bed Female/Male Dorm, 8-Bed Female/Mix Dorm

    Not sure what room to pick? Our guides will help you to decide:

  • Guide to hostels

    We care about you and your hostel experience. Therefore, we created the ultimate guide to hostels, covering all topics around hosteling.

Grab yourself a bicycle from the cheap bike rental, explore the historical attractions before returning to the laid-back atmosphere of Wow Tainan.

Welcome to Wow Tainan Hostel in Taiwan

Wow Tainan Hostels Double Room

Before we start, pack smart…

Remember to pack accordingly for staying in a hostel – yet, do not overpack.

Here’s our full packing list, including Noise-Cancelling ear plugs and your padlocks.

Packing List for Backpacking

WOW Tainan in Review

We are Hostelgeeks, and we award 5 Star Hostels around the world.

We are your independent shortcut to the worlds unique hostels with character and personality.

WOW Tainan Hostel is the second reviewed hostel in Taiwan by us, right after With Inn Kaohsiung.

In the heart of Taiwan, in Puli, you can find the Puli Center Center Hostel.

Is your head spinning with excitement of so many possibilities?

Ours too, and that is just a taster! So without further ado, let us share with you why Wow Tainan Hostel is a cool hostel in Tainan.

Make sure you read our complete guide to best hostels in Taiwan.

Artist at work at Wow Tainan, Taiwan Hostel

1. Sustainable – local run and… Heat pump!

It’s always good to know that you are supporting your carbon footprint by simply staying at a hostel. By staying at Wow Tainan, you will be doing just that!

Throughout the building are installations of water saving toilets and faucets.

In the bathrooms you can forget plastic waste that one-time toiletry packages produce, and instead enjoy shared shower gel and shampoo facilities.

And don’t panic, if you realize you left your trusty toothbrush on the side at home, you can grab a new one at the honest corner shop nearby.

Double room Wall decoration at WoW Tainan

The hostel has also found an efficient way to keep the place warm and cosy.

You’re probably thinking solar heating system?

Close!

Instead they use a „heat pump“ technology – an air to water boiling system which keeps the temperature consistent.

This 5 Star Hostel is also run by locals from Taiwan and Tainan itself ,which is fantastically sustainable and supportive for the area.

2. Artistic folk design

Do you consider yourself to be a bit of an artist?

Then you will love Wow Tainan hostel, for sure!

Over the past few years talented artists and illustrators, from both Taiwan and other parts of the world, have come together to leave their personal mark in, on and around the hostel – literally!

Double room Wall decoration at WoW Tainan

The owners decided to offer these artistic folk the entire hostel as a blank canvas to work on.

As a result, the walls reflect memorable times spent in the hostel and in the charming city of Tainan.

Some of the artists even helped the hostel to launch their own walking map and postcard collection!

The owners have stayed in many hostels around the world, and have gone above on beyond to make their own hostel comfortable for guests. This is evident as soon as you sit on the beds.

The bunk beds are tailor made by local craftsmen to make sure guests of all shapes and sizes will be satisfied with their space.

Well, it’s 200 x 85 x 20 cm, so maybe not Hodor!

6Bed Dorm at Wow Tainan

Every bed comes with universal outlets (no need for converters), personal reading lights and curtains.

Each guest has use of a coded locker that can easily fit a 10-year-old (not advisable though)!

In fact, a lot of guests have said that they had the best night sleep of their hosteling experience in Wow Tainan.

3. Wow-hostel and Yoga Studio

If you thought Wow Tainan is just a hostel, well, no. It also has a yoga studio!

Lessons are taught everyday by experienced tutors in the quiet surroundings at the back of the building.

Special discounts are offered to hostel guests who want to join, and when there are no classes going on, guests are welcome to use the space to stretch out and relax.

Just ask the staff!

Yoga at Wow Tainan

4. Unplugged concerts, games and custom parties

We have said it time and time again: what is a hostel without memorable social vibes?

The common room at Wow Tainan is a lively space, perfect for hanging out with old friends and new.

Ice can be broken over a trusty board game and you can learn how to play the Asian classic game of Mahjong.

As always, the social vibes always depend on the people staying there; obviously. Do not be shy, and say hi to your fellow mates.

Read: 18 ways to make friends at hostels.

The common area at WOW Tainan Hostel

5. Staff with a genuine love for the travel essence

The staff at Wow Tainan are from different parts of the country, and have extensive traveling experience.

Which means they are the perfect people to ask for advice! Their genuine, deep-hearted love for the unique essence of Tainan is evident, and it is the reason they decided to settle in this historical city.

Alongside the regular staff, the hostel welcomes 2-4 exchange volunteers staying with them.

Arriving from all over the world, they bring with them amazing travel stories to share. The staff often have ‚cook-offs‘ and invite guests to enjoy cuisine from different cultures.

Wall of fame at Wow Tainan Hostel

Promo Code for Wow Tainan

Fancy a promo code for Wow Tainan? Who doesn't?!

Now, there is no easy way to say this: Currently we do not have a valid discount for Wow Tainan. We are working on getting more promotional codes for Wow Tainan in Tainan, Taiwan and all the other top hostels we reviewed for you.

How about we send you a quick email once we got a new promo code? Subscribe here to our newsletter. It it the quickest way to get the news straight to your inbox.

You can find all our current valid hostel promo codes here

How to book Wow Tainan?

You were looking for the absolute BEST hostels in Tainan, Taiwan? You just found it! Wow Tainan is the top place we recommend to our friends, family and to you!

Good to know: For many travelers Hostelworld is the #1 platform to book hostels. It is a trusted and safe reservation platform.

Compare all rates at

Booking Hostelworld

Any questions on booking your hostels? Check out our Guide to Hostels. Also, here you can find all 5 Star Hostels with Hostelgeeks.

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.

The most important things to pack are: Read the full packing list here. Download Hostel Packing List

Update May, 2019: How to find flight deals to Tainan, Taiwan?

Still looking for cheap flights to Tainan, Taiwan? We LOVE Kiwi.com.

You can search here with a so-called "radius search". It is incredible easy to find sweet flight deals to Tainan, Taiwan and area.

Read our full review of Kiwi.com here

Kiwi Review - Flights to Tainan, Taiwan