Taipei Backpackers

Our reviewer visited this Taipei hostel and recommends it!

Taipei Backpackers hostel is located in the Ximending (Hsimenting) area of Taipei. It's a 5-minute walk from Ximen Station on the MRT (subway), one stop away from Taipei Main Station.

Ximending Area of Taipei

Lively Ximending is in the Wanhua District of Taipei and is one of the city's intersting shopping areas.


Hostel Facilities

Hostel facilities include no smoking, 24 hour hot showers, 24 hour reception, free internet, free lockers, guest kitchen, currency exchange, air conditioning, and a restaurant. International calling cards, travel info, travel adapters, hair dyiers, and irons are free to borrow from the front desk. Linens are provided with your stay and there is no curfew at Taipei Backpackers.

Here is a close-up of a dorm bed at the backpacker:

Here is a picture of the dorm room:


From Taoyuan Airport take the Kuo-Kuang or Freego bus to Taipei Station (about 40 minutes). Take the MRT from Taipei Station to Ximen Station (one stop away). Depart the station at Exit #1 and look for NET, clothing/fabrics shop on Chendgu Road (成都路). Cross the street and walk straight. Turn left at the second traffic light, near KFC. The Taipei Backpackers hostel is #113, about 200 meters down the street on the left side. It is located on the second floor about a hair salon (老新發理髮院).

Nearby Facilities

A convenience story, bank, movie theater, MRT station, bus stop, coin laundry machines, post office, and supermarket are all less than a 10 min walk from Taipei Backpackers.

Nearby Attractions and Things to Do

Nearby attractions on the MRT include Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple, Shilin night market, Tapei 101, and the World Trade Center building. The Xinbeitou, famous for hot springs, and Danshui are 25 minutes away by MRT.

Longshan Temple is within walking distance of the youth hostel:


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