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Chientan Youth Activity Center

No.16, Sec. 4, Jhongshan N. Rd., Shilin, Taipei 111 Taiwan
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See why so many travellers make Chientan Youth Activity Center their resort of choice when visiting Shilin. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Chientan Youth Activity Center offer air conditioning.

Guests of Chientan Youth Activity Center are also welcome to enjoy free breakfast, located on site.

While staying at Chientan Youth Activity Center, visitors can check out Pu Chi Temple (1.4 mi) and Shennonggong (1.4 mi), some of Shilin's top attractions.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Shilin's popular dim sum restaurants such as Silks Palace, Lin Garden Restaurant Taipei, and Cidengliangyoubing Shandong Congyoubing, all a short distance from Chientan Youth Activity Center.

If you’re looking for something to do, Shilin Official Residence (0.5 mi), Shi Lin Ci Cheng Gong (0.9 mi), and Qiangang Park (0.6 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Chientan Youth Activity Center.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Chientan Youth Activity Center as you experience all of the things Shilin has to offer.

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Blessie A wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was the only affordable hotel that had a single room big enough to fit my family with 5 kids. It is right inside JianTan Park (which has a pond!) and very short walk from JianTan station. Room is comfortable and clean, provides shampoo, body wash, hand soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, slippers, tissue, bottled water, glasses, thermos, and hand towels (bring bath towels or rent from them). Hot shower has very good pressure, but no bidet in toilets. There are 2 toilet cubicles, 1 shower cubicle, and 2 sinks in the room with 6 beds (which we got). Hall also has hot and cold water dispenser and a vending machine. Basement has coin-operated washing machines and tumble dryers. Lobby has ATM and convenience store. Check-in is strictly at 3 p.m. so we had lunch first at nearby cafe in front of the pond, which had very good food and excellent service. We left too early to get breakfast for last day, so they sent us food boxes to go instead (just give them a heads up). In hotel and cafe, a few staff speak very little English and the rest none at all. Make sure you download Traditional Chinese in your Google Translate app. Still, the staff is very helpful and nice. I left my phone in the laundry room on our second night and found it at the lobby the next morning. Breakfast is plentiful, especially if you come early. Note, this is largely a student facility, not the Hilton. The TV glitched and housekeeping had to bang it a few times to make it work. Our door had its front panel screwed on, a very neat but obvious repair. But it is clean, comfortable, convenient, roomy, and quiet, perfect for big family with small kids.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Madhumita B wrote a review Jan 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India436 contributions71 helpful votes
I visited the Center for one night after watching the fireworks of 101 and enjoyed the room and the services provided in the room. Double bedded and well maintained. Tea / Coffee arrangements were there and towels and linens provided too. Breakfast was okay but had variety of course
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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tmwdp wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom169 contributions144 helpful votes
We had a dated room with damp walls. It was cold and unpleasant. The breakfast was plentiful but unremarkable. On the plus side it's in a good location for the Shilin night market. Would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rica T wrote a review Jan 2019
Luzon, Philippines165 contributions116 helpful votes
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We attended to a special event and our group booked at this property which is located approx 40kms from Taoyuan International Airport. We arrived around lunch time and we waited check in time at 330pm. While waiting we ate at their restaurant located near the gate. The property has nothing fancy since it is like a student campus, there are teaching halls and students are roaming around. They have vendo machines with drinks and snacks located at the lobby and on the 4th floor. A convenience store located near the lobby open until 9pm. I booked 2 double beds room (Monarch Room) and we got rooms 1901 and 1902 located on the 9th floor. The rooms we got are clean, beds are comfy, with hot and cold shower, complimentary basic toiletries, and a kettle. Both rooms have an amazing view of the Grand Hotel Taipei especially at night! The nearest MRT station is Jiantan which is a good 25 mins walk, so if you are travelling with elderly and planning to visit attractions by train you might want to consider a property closer to the MRT station. If you have an Easycard you can find a Youbike station near the hotel compound. Closest 24 hour convenience store is a good 7 mins walk. At around 6pm you can visit Shilin Night Market, an interesting place that offers a variety of street food, clothes, accessories and souvenirs. If you booked the double decker tour from klook the bus stop (blue route) is just near the MRT Jiantan station. The staff at the hotel communicates with basic english. Our friends staying at different rooms on other floors kinda complaint about their rooms being old and dusty but ours was fine, so I strongly recommend to request those on the higher floors. If you booked a room with complimentary breakfast, they will give you coupons and reakfast is from 7am to 9am, better be there early for more food choices as there are many guests. One thing I have to point out is that i informed the frontdesk that i will be checking out at 6am and on the day I checked out they gave me complimentary boxes with pastries and iced tea, which I didn't expect and it was a nice gesture from the staff. Overall, I can say that I had a nice stay, i will choose a property closer to the station next time but if you don't mind walking 20 mins back and forth to the station this is a good choice especially if you are a looking for a clean and budget friendly hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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em-2115 wrote a review Aug 2018
Anaheim, California232 contributions68 helpful votes
The location is near Shilin Night Market, but it is a good 10-15 minute walk to the Jiantan MRT station. The rooms are older and look worn down; the walls are dirty, and the bed sheets have hairs and stains on them. The breakfast at the restaurant on the second floor is ok, but the food can get repetitive after a few days. Also, be aware that there may be cockroaches or spiders on the walls, and the staff speak limited English, so it may be best to book online. Overall, the hotel (or hostel) has its flaws, but it is definitely worth the cheaper price.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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hanugro wrote a review Apr 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia80 contributions23 helpful votes
My wife was attending a reunion for Chientan languange school (which she attend 20+ years ago) so it is very convenience to stay here as well. Book a family room and I got 4 single bed with 2 bunk bed for the 5 of us (2 adults and 3 children). Bed is comfortable although quite hard. We got 2 basin, 2 showers and 2 toilet ensuite so it is perfect for us. They have a pantry in every floor which provide hot water, microwave, and vending machine. Breakfast is OK but the food is the same for our 3 night there. Location is not really down town but it is only 8 mins walk to Jien Tan MRT station and 12 mins walk to Shilin night market. One word of caution is that the family room does not inc a towel and you have to rent them for small amount of NTDollar. In my case, they provide it for free as we are part of the reunion there that book many rooms. Taipei hotel can be very expensive now a days.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Jade050 wrote a review Oct 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia34 contributions31 helpful votes
The location is great, near Shihlin night market, and easy access to hiking trails and lots of greenery. The MRT (Chientan stop on the red line) is very convenient. Look for the exit that specifically has a sign for Chientan Youth Activity Center (I believe it's exit No. 2) . Walk under the overhead MRT tracks up a slight hill, away from the Shilin Night market, you'll see lots of YouBikes (bike share dock), walk through a small park; it offers a bit of a short cut, and is nicer than walking along the main drag of the busy Zhongshan North Road. The very grand Grand Hotel is visible from the property, and with the money you save by staying at Chientan, perhaps consider splurging on coffee/tea or a meal at the Grand Hotel. At the very least, take a look around the Grand (its open for tourists to do just that). The grounds of Chientan are nice, and the rooms are clean, but it all has a sort of tattered, lots of wear-and-tear kind of feel and look to it, from the rugs in the hallway, to the curtains in the room, to the general shared facilities, like the shared mini- kitchens, and cafeteria. But it is completely acceptable and serviceable for what it is, a hostel-ish type venue that houses many different groups from around the world (including student groups from all over Taiwan), and hosts large events for church groups, non-profits, etc. The included breakfast buffet is fine, not great, but again, it does the trick. Be sure to get there early, don't wait until 9 am or close to 9 am (when it closes) - because there may be very little left. That happened to me on a few occasions. Front desk staff and cleaning staff were all very personable and helpful. I speak Chinese, which helped a lot. The front desk folks seemed to have limited English, as others have noted. One cautionary note re transportation to the wonderful National Palace Museum (NPM), which is not far away and beautifully situated -- the bus they recommend, the 304 bus that leaves from the Chientan MRT station works great on the way to the museum (about a 20 min ride). It's a straight shot and the last stop is the NPM so you won't miss it. But on the way back, the 304 does NOT stop at the Chientan MRT station! (The Chientan front desk folks did not mention this "detail.") On the way back, take the 304 bus to the Shihlin MRT station -- you'll notice a lot of people get off here. This is the stop that connects you to the MRT. Then take the MRT (red line) one stop to the Chientan station. The 304 bus goes elsewhere, nowhere near Chientan, on its way back into town. So be sure to get off at the Shihlin MRT bus stop!
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Lavael wrote a review Aug 2017
Helsinki, Finland66 contributions58 helpful votes
Chientan Youth Activity Center served as a venue for an international student congress I attended, and thus I stayed here for several nights. The premises are quite nice, a pond and a green lawn in front of the housing buildings. The center is easily reachable by foot from Jiantan MRT statuon and several buses stop right around the corner. It is also a walking distance away from the Shilin Night Market. There are several 7-11s in the viscinity. The English skills of some of the staff are somewhat lacking, and in the case of the night guards in the lobbies of some of the housing buildings non-existent, but they are all very friendly and willing to help you even if you do not have a common language. The interiors were quite clean and constantly being cleaned, but you can see some wear and tear. The room I stayed was for two, spacy enough for the two people to share with separate beds and a bathroom. The room had a decent AC, as did the whole facility. The breakfast was served rather early, finishing by 9 am, and consisted mainly of noodles, some sort of meat, some Taiwanese/Chinese vegetables and of sortments of pickled and dried foods. There was also some white bread and toast served with margarine, jam, peanut butter and chocolate spread. The food was good enough, but quite different from European perspective. I enjoyed the stay and I think it worked quite well for the congress. There are probably several cleaner and more "fresh" places in Taipei for the same money if one is looking only for a place to accomodate.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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VJH95 wrote a review Jul 2017
Snellville, Georgia1012 contributions100 helpful votes
I took my kid here in June to report to a group event. They were provided a room for 4 to share. The location of Chientan Center is very convenient, in walking distance to the Metro Station and the night market. The room was ok but not great. This is understandable since this is and should not be considered as a star hotel. The view is great. The only thing that really annoyed me was the smell from the restroom in the room. I think they can do a better job cleaning it.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Johnny wrote a review Jun 2017
164 contributions46 helpful votes
Visited Taipei last weekend and need to live in Chientan Youth Overseas Centre. Was quite worried before getting there as the online comments was quite mixed on the quality of the place. Arrived late at night to check in. The person at concierge was very friendly, helpful and can speak some English. So foreigners no need to worry on communication. The room on 10th floor (we got a corner room 1016) was quite big. Two single bed. Room is clean, though of course inside not much decoration. There is the basic, kettle, hairdryer (attached to wall in bathroom). Bathroom is clean, with shower and offering of towels as well. No fridge and no safe in room. Bedding was okay, quite comfortable for a good night sleep. Can have mosquito in room. The room comes with breakfast, just the basic scramble eggs, bacon, toast, has local style fried noodles, congee, soya milk, vegetables, etc. Okay. The place is also very close to Chientan MRT station. If you decide to take MRT from airport, you can just take the Taoyuan MRT to Taipei station, then transfer to get the MRT to Chientan station . I think the whole journey will take about 90 min. You can also walk from the hotel to the famous Shilin night market, about a 15 min walk only. Very convenient. You can access nearby restaurants, family mart, 7-11, etc. All in all, a surprise to us and quite satisfied.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chientan Youth Activity Center
Which popular attractions are close to Chientan Youth Activity Center?
Nearby attractions include Dalongdong Bao An Temple (0.6 miles), Taipei Confucius Temple (0.6 miles), and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chientan Youth Activity Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Chientan Youth Activity Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Chientan Youth Activity Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mediterranean Steak House At The Riviera Taipei, Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine-Original Restaurant, and Jiulinluroufan.
Are there any historical sites close to Chientan Youth Activity Center?
Many travellers enjoy visiting MyTaiwanTour Travel Services (1.8 miles), Dalongdong Bao An Temple (0.6 miles), and Taipei Confucius Temple (0.6 miles).
Is Chientan Youth Activity Center accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.