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Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

We were there visiting hualien and I spent a very cozy night with my boyfriend there. Great hot water system and a very clean toilet, sheets and blanket, i love the painting on the wall and also all the little decoration in the 1st floor. Great place to stay!! No regrets

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

Comfortable, Clean and Quiet. We ended up extending our stay here coz of the Typhoon and the staff were very helpful and sweet. Was a bit hard to communicate with them in English but they were very patient and tried their best to answer our questions. They even helped us to monitor the Taiwan railways website for train delays due... More 

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Thank Deepika C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Convenient. Clean. Helpful staff. Chilled out drawing room. Loved it. Two thumbs up. Staff arranged a river tracing expedition for us. A must for fellow travellers. Staff helped us plan sight seeing trips around Hualien.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is such a great hostel!! The beds are very comfy and clean and the living room and terrace are really nice and provide a relaxed and comfy atmosphere! I loved staying here! The owner is very nice and took me to the doctor when I got ill there.

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Thank Natalie B
Linkoping, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Monkey backpackers is a fresh easy going clean place well worth the money. You can walk from train station depending on how heavy backpack you have, about 1,4 km. Call before you arrive since the owner has two hostels and go between them. Owner speaks English (and Chinese of course).

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Thank Per R
Taipei, Taiwan
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We've been stayed here two nights. The bed and bathroom were clean! The hostel located in good location. Easy to link to city and other places. It's lucky our roommates were so nice. We had good nights there!

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights. I called the morning before I arrived to book a spot and they had space available. The hostel is really nice - nicest one I've been in. The rooms have ~10 beds (5 bunk bed units) with wooden frames and thick, comfy mattresses. Each room has a bathroom with a shower and a toilet,... More 

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Wuhan, Hubei, China
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

I just couldn't enjoy the experience more! Anson took us for food, gave us excellent trip advises and we had really nice talks! That was why I lived here for three times! It was cheap and nice.

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Address: No.5-1 Jinfeng Street, Hualien City, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Hualien
Price Range: £11 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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