WHERE TO STAY IN TAIPEI – Top 5

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WHERE TO STAY IN TAIPEI – Top 5

Taipei offers a lot of accommodation selections for tourists and travellers. From quirky to budget, from modern to 5-star, there is so much variation which might be overwhelming for first timers in the city. As we have been in and around Taipei for a couple of times and have stayed with many hotels during our visit, we gathered information that might be helpful for you in choosing where to stay in Taipei.

Here are our TOP 5 picks that are worth every penny.

 4U Hostel

PRICE RANGE : USD 10  (PHP 500) per head / USD 20 (PHP 1,000) per room for 2

WHAT WE LIKE

  •  24 hour reception
  •  free unlimited coffee and tea
  •  in-house coin-operated washer and dryer
  •  indoor and outdoor common area for eating or just chilling

WHAT WE LOVED MOST

  • room rates suitable for budget travellers
  • perfect location, just across Taipei Main MRT Station (same station for Taoyuan Airport MRT Station, city and provincial buses to other parts of Taiwan)

LOCATION

 

More information on 4U Taipei Hostel’s Facebook and website.

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HEY BEAR CAPSULE HOTEL

capsule bed

PRICE RANGE : USD 14  (PHP 720) per bed / USD 28 (PHP 1,440) for 2 capsules

WHAT WE LIKE

  • mini arcade for a little extra fun
  • sleeping in a capsule bed was a fun experience
  • large restrooms that guarantee no waiting time
  • huge lobby / common area for people who want to meet other travellers

WHAT WE LOVED MOST

  •  each capsule bed has a built in TV
  • sockets and control panel within reach for lights adjustment
  • rooms are kept in lowlight to ensure a good night’s sleep

LOCATION

 

More information on Hey Bear Capsule Hotel’s Facebook and website.

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BACKPACKERS HOSTEL XIMEN

PRICE RANGE : USD 15 (PHP 750) per head / USD 30 (PHP 1,500) per room for 2

WHAT WE LIKE

  • • free self-service laundry
  • • personal safety box
  • • lounge with unlimited coffee and tea
  • • artsy vibe and hip interiors, Instagrammable wall art

WHAT WE LOVED MOST

  • • artsy / hippie / laidback vibe
  • • comfy lounge perfect for digital nomads
  • • few minutes walk to shopping area and bubble milk tea shops

LOCATION

 

More information on Backpackers Hostel Ximen’s Facebook and website.

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PLACE X HOTEL

olden times European costume

PRICE RANGE : USD 65 (PHP 3,330) per room for 2

WHAT WE LIKE

  • • spacious and luxurious
  • • free costumes to dress up with
  • • huge and comfortable beds
  • • perfect spot for watching New Year fireworks

WHAT WE LOVED MOST

  • • spacious brightly lit rooms
  • • clean and well maintained, feels newly renovated
  • • large map in the lobby with suggestions on what to do and where to go

LOCATION

 

More information on Place X Hotel’s Facebook and website.

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CHECK INN

brick wall with postcard

PRICE RANGEUSD 72 (PHP 3,670) per room for 2

WHAT WE LIKE

  • • cozy industrial interiors
  • • free unlimited self-service laundry
  • • luxury beds that ensure you a very good night’s sleep
  • • coffee shop in the lobby perfect for meetings for those on business trips

WHAT WE LOVED MOST

  • • 5 star customer service
  • • local food street 1 min away
  • • BREAKFAST of CHAMPIONS! ♥
  • • cute detailed map with information on nearby places

LOCATION

 

More information on Check Inn’s Facebook and website.

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WHERE TO STAY IN TAPEI

Let us know if we were able to help! Which one is your favourite? 

* Note : Price range provided are the cheapest rates we found online on the same available dates, can be cheaper or more expensive depending on where you book. Compare prices for better deals!

8 Comments

  • Ivana

    very useful post! Taipei is on my bucket list already 🙂

    February 2, 2018 at 10:55 pm
    • ianandmar
      ianandmar

      Thanks, Ivana 🙂

      February 5, 2018 at 4:37 pm
  • Lena

    The HEY BEAR CAPSULE HOTEL looks super cool! Would love to try something like this once 🙂

    February 8, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    • ianandmar
      ianandmar

      It’s pretty cool. Especially privacy in a hostel 🙂

      February 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm
  • Anisa

    I would love to visit Taipei! You found some great places that look so stylish and are really affordable. Good work!

    February 8, 2018 at 5:28 pm
    • ianandmar
      ianandmar

      Thank you, Anisa! They are surprisingly affordable!! Definitely budget-friendly but still comfortable.

      February 12, 2018 at 12:40 pm
  • unaveronicavagante

    I would take a flight right now to Taipei even just for the hostels! They are so cool ahahah
    Quite sad there aren’t so many interesting places to stay in Europe, too…
    But I found (and stayed) in the Code Pod Hostel in Edinburgh, have you ever heard of it?

    February 8, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    • ianandmar
      ianandmar

      I haven’t been to Europe sadly. 🙁 One day I will and if I do, I’d definitely check out Code Pod Hostel. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

      February 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm
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