We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Cheap and decent”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Taipei
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Taipei Ximen BackPackers
Ranked #143 of 241 Speciality Lodging in Taipei
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cheap and decent”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

There were 9 of us in this trip. Thus, we took a 6-bed room and a 3-bed room. They have 2 different buildings. Our rooms were located in another building, about 10 minutes walk from the check in counter. The 6-bed room and 3 bed room although located in the same building, but it's not together. The 6-bed room has 3 double beds, one "upstairs" and 1 downstairs, there is one bathroom, with a small kitchen. There is also a fridge and water filter. There are no daily room service, but they will take out the rubbish and refill the water daily. The hostel is located in quite a strategic place. It is very near xi men ding and about 20 minutes away from the Xi Men station.

The people in charge in the hostels are very nice. They arranged our tour to jiu fen and suggested some places for us to visit. One downside is that is that there is a construction just next to the building, thus it is very noisy in the morning. However, if you're a morning person, it wouldn't be a problem! One person only costs about 600 ++ yuan a night.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank nicolecyt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

25 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    4
    12
    7
    1
    1
See reviews for
1
5
4
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
taipei
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Excellent location and clean lodging. Friendly staff and absolutely cheap hostel!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JackeyLee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2011

this review would be based on 6 beds room.

please be noted that the picture of the room shown in the website is totally not like what it is in reality. it's not as nice in the picture. However, i wouldn't day that the real picture of the room is bad. The room are decent and clean. What i did not expect upon check in is that i have to walk about 20 minutes to the 'real room' from the main office. by the way, upon check in, we were told that we could swipe our credit card, the place only accept cash.

no daily room service is provided. the room that we had is actually an apartment. a small place just nice to cram 6 people. the room have washing machine, TV, a DVD player minus the TV-DVD player connector cable, a refrigerator, a small kitchen and water dispenser. The air conditioning is functioning but the double bed below does not feel any air. so, if you are sleeping on the bed below, it's very warm. Opening the window for some air will allow the noise from the streets into the room. not such a nice idea.

forget about getting a nice view. Open the window and you will see back lane.

overall, the catch of this place would be the privacy and it's location. would say that it is quite strategic place to based yourself in Taipei. Food and attractions are within walking distance. the nearest MRT, Ximen MRT is about 20 minutes walk away from this place.

the hostel does provide airport shuttle but your have to pay. bear in mind to double confirm your shuttle service a day before otherwise you might risk missing your flight. it's about an hour drive to Taoyuan airport from the hostel.

the staffs of the hostel are friendly and always helpful to tell you how to get around Taipei.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank nukesryme
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
132 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2011

We stayed in both the mixed dorm and the ensuite room. The hostel is located in an excellent location, just 2 minutes from Ximending. However, the staff were aloof and the rooms were definitely not in the best conditions.
The dorm room was really cramp and tiny. We only occupied half the beds and there was hardly any space left for our backpacks, much less if all the beds were occupied! The ensuite room was a disappointment compared to the pictures. The ensuite rooms were located in a hotel in the next building. The lobby and hallways felt old and grimmy and our room smelled musky the entire night despite us turning the AC on (which didn't even really cool the room down).
What really disappointed us was when we arranged for an airport transfer for 4.30am, the cab did not turn up. All that the staff did to help was to keep calling the cab driver on his cellphone (which he did not answer). She did not call for any replacement cabs and only refunded us the money after we suggested taking a cab on our own.
In all, this would be a pretty decent place to stay in if you are looking for somewhere budget and no-frills.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank alienshu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2011

No frills, great deal. Lovely staff, clean amenities - despite having to share toilet, awesome environment to be in. Taiwan in itself is a truly lovely place, hospitable and genuinely lovely people all around, Taipei, though a city is no different. What's best about this place is that it is located in the heart of Taipei, Xi Men Ding. Great value too!

Will definitely be back here to stay regardless of heightened budget or not. Certainly attributed to a pleasant and most fondest travel memories.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank alytashi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kuala Lumpur
Level Contributor
69 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2010

We initially chose this place due to the location factor, as it's near the Ximen MRT station and didn't really have much expectations on the cleanliness level.

Boy oh boy, were we surprised! The beds (albeit not so comfy), were clean, bathrooms were clean, and they have a toiletries cabinet that we could use freely!

The staff were super friendly and they really know where to recommend us to go. They also equipped us with a map, which made finding-the-hostel-adventure easier after a long day of strolling in Taipei.

The common room was comfortable too, with beanbags and TV.

I just hoped that the nightlight could be a little bit brighter for bookworms like me.

All in all, a definite recommendation for this affordable cozy stay!

  • Stayed February 2010
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank DGlobTrot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2010

The location of the hostel is very strategic close to F&B outlet, Ximending, several shopping malls and cineplex.

For a hostel, the room size is quite big (stayed at en-suite room). All the services are at acceptable level.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank vjie83
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Taipei hotels
Meander Taipei Hostel
#2 of 241 in Taipei
5.0 of 5 bubbles 504 reviews
Backpackers Inn, Taipei
#16 of 241 in Taipei
4.0 of 5 bubbles 176 reviews
Uinn Travel Hostel
#3 of 241 in Taipei
5.0 of 5 bubbles 555 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
NK Hostel
#5 of 241 in Taipei
5.0 of 5 bubbles 211 reviews
Wanhua District
TW Hostel Taipei 1st Branch
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Taipei Ximen BackPackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Taipei Ximen BackPackers

Property: Taipei Ximen BackPackers
Address: 2F, No.113 Kunming Street, Taipei 108, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Hotel Style:
Ranked #143 of 241 Speciality Lodging in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Taipei Ximen Backpackers Hotel Taipei

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing