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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-friendly, 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 of them 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.

Book 4U TAIPEI HOSTEL via Agoda here or via Booking here to compare rates.

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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.

Book HEY BEAR CAPSULE HOTEL via Agoda here or via Booking here to compare rates.

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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.

Book BACKPACKERS HOSTEL XIMEN via Agoda here or via Booking here to compare rates.

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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.

Book PLACE X HOTEL via Agoda here or via Booking here to compare rates.

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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.

Book CHECK INN via Agoda here or via Booking here to compare rates.

 

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!

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22 Replies to “Where to Stay in Taipei – Top 5

  1. 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?

    1. 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! 🙂

  2. Taiwan is on my bucket list so this list of hostel is quite handy. I’m surprised how cute and clean they are! The Bear capsule is definitely my favorite.

  3. Those are some fancy-looking hostels for such cheap prices! And the unlimited tea at 4U Hostel would be my dream come true. Although I think maybe the Pod hostel is my favourite :_

    1. I’d also go with hotels that have unli supply of anything! Makes staying there even more worth it, and probably ends up almost free! 😀

  4. These hostels are so amazing and it’s nice you have placed them in increasing order of price. I’m more of a hotel person but looking at the prices of 4U hostel and Bear capsule I guess I can give them a try. It’s nice to save money on hotels😀 I like the bear capsule the most maybe because of the bright blue lighting💙

    1. Thanks Shivani, they’re all equally great! I like budget hotels as well but if I have extra budget, an extra comfort won’t hurt. 🙂

  5. These capsule hotels have indeed amazed often! I know they are not too tiny but was it not claustrophobic?.. I love what you mention about it and there is TV too..! i should really consider this the next time I am in Taipei or Tokyo :),… Nice pics btw.

    1. Hi Aarti, thanks for your nice words. It totally is not cos it’s pretty spacious inside. It’s just kind of similar to hostel beds with curtain enclosure all around the bed. Definitely a good experience, and budget-friendly too! Hope you enjoy your visit next time! 😀

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