This is an overdue review, my apologies! I stayed here end December 2013 because I wanted something cheap but well located.
We took a cab up Alishan, arranged by Shinshin. Pickup was on time. Emails to the minsu owner was prompt. Partial payment was by paypal - which was no issue.
Minsu is very conveniently located, beside a 7-11, which we got our bus tickets and breakfast from. We had very little interaction with the minsu owner. The staff are people of few words.
To get to our room, we have to navigate through very narrow stairs. Room for 6 is big with loft. The room is 80 percent mattress (LOL!) and we have little space to walk.
I can never forget the cold. We dreaded returning to Shinshin even when we were so tired from trekking. Room is very cold, even in the day in December. The portable heater could only warm up when we are very close to it. We wore winter clothes to sleep, with lots of heat packs under the blankets.
Toilet was Ok. The shower head is fix above the wash basin . The shower area between the wash basin and toilet door is our shower area. There is very inadequate place to hang our clothes and out our toiletries.
Hot water is plentiful and water pressure is always good. Room is rather soundproof with lots of channels.
Now whenever I recall Alishan, it is the freezing cold of ShinShin minsu mostly. Don't remember you holiday for all the wrong reasons and opt for something better instead.
- Also Known As:
- Shin Shin Minsu Taiwan/Chiayi County