A disappointing stay. This hostel is in a pretty good location in Ximen, close to the MRT and lots of shops and food.
Most of the rooms have no windows and are really tiny. The walls are ridiculously thin & you hear EVERYTHING! Ppl talking, walking around, even urinating in the toilet. There is very little ventilation in the entire place. Even the bathrooms have only fans sucking the steam and smells out into the hallway. The bathrooms are tiny too, with the toilet cubicles directly next to showers. Showers have poor water pressure and switch between freezing & boiling. Showers flood water onto ground in toilet cubicle. Bathrooms are mouldy and smelly. Kitchen was uninviting, full of staff stuff and them hanging out with friends. Kitchen area doubles as a "smoking room" which is grose. Wifi didn't always work. Some staff were friendly, others were inconsiderate and unfriendly, eg watching TV really loud in 'communal' tv room late at night while guests are trying to sleep. If you're going to stay here, make sure you bring earplugs and some thongs for the bathroom. Poor value for money, This place has a lot to work on.
- Also Known As:
- Taipei Ximen Backpackers Hotel Taipei