5 Undeniably Awesome Hostel Options in Taipei

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Taipei’s hostel game is strong! While extravagant usually means fancy hotels or lush Airbnbs for most, Taiwan’s preference cleanliness and space optimisation puts these hostels on par with some hotels. So whether you’re a social butterfly looking for new friends or flashpacker just looking for somewhere to crash, these hostels will compliment your busy travel plans in Taipei nicely.

Here are five of the best hostels currently trending in Taipei for their extravagant take on budget travel accommodation.

Meander 1948 Hostel

 

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This refurbished architectural masterpiece is a highlight among Taipei’s hosel accomodation options. Named after the building’s construction date in 1948, the Meander 1948 Hostel preserved much of its original structure and was the 2018 Old Building Regeneration Government Competition gold medal winner. It is centrally located being a mere 5-minute walk from Taipei Main Station, so getting around the city will be a breeze. Inside, you’ll find millennial backpackers making the most of its sleek minimalist interior, where exposed brick walls and hardwood floors define the design. The doubles are super spacious, and the comfortable dorms come pod-style for optimal privacy. Don’t forget to indulge in the appetising free breakfast at the chic downstairs café.

OrigInn Space

 

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A haven for hipsters, OrigInn Space resides in a historic hundred-year-old building and hosts a quirky ensemble of vintage antiques. The spacious and stylish doubles don’t have a TV, opting for a cool 60’s era record player with a mini vinyl collection instead. Each common space is awash with retro décor from the 50s and beyond, rendering this one of the most fashionable digs in Dadaocheng. The location is on point, too, as a smorgasbord of dining and nightlife venues lie within easy reach.

Star Hostel Taipei Main Station

 

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Another backpacker favourite near the Taipei Main Station, Star Hostel is a hit for its airy light-filled rooms and crisp comfortable beds. The pod-style dorms are spacious with a distinct minimalist style, while squeaky clean bathrooms and polished wooden bed frames add a little lux factor. The straightforward privates have their own desk; perfect for the digital nomad yearning to get on the clock. Budget-minded travellers can meet and mingle at the hostel’s lively social events: movie nights, bubble tea tasting sessions, Mario Kart Switch tournaments, and more. The rotating complimentary breakfast has hearty and light options–both of which are delicious.

Uinn Travel Hostel

 

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With a futuristic semi-industrial design, Uinn Travel Hostel is the epitome of Taipei chic. It effortlessly boasts cool vibe enchants travellers from all over the globe, as do its high-tech amenities and fun social scene. The space-age pod-style dorms boast private flatscreens plus a whole host of other high-tech knickknacks, while the cozy doubles come with plush ensuites–both options impeccably clean. Friendly English speaking staff and a sociable games room ensure you’ll feel right at home in a flash.

Meander Taipei Hostel – Ximending

 

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Located in the bustling shopping district of Ximending, this ultra-modern option is the ultimate flashpackers haunt. Every pod-style dorm bed in the Meander Taipei Hostel – Ximending comes complete with crisp spotless linen and icy cold A/C to ensure a restful night’s sleep. The privates are even more luxurious, boasting sleek ensuite bathrooms and a chic minimalist style. Socialising with fellow globetrotters comes naturally in the funky communal space, where contemporary design and multidirectional lighting result in a sophisticated vibe. There’s even a row of late-model iMacs should you need to spend a few hours building your online business (presumably that’s what they’re all doing).

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