Travelled to Taiwan, Taipei from 17 - 19 Oct 2013.
IN THE ENSUITE ROOM
The room I had was not meant for 3 people but for 2 people. I was told that they had added one more bed upon my request since they ran out of beds for 3 people. The room was an oblong shape upon entry and the beds were arranged in a way which made walking around the room difficult.
They placed a table just outside the bathroom, next to the toilet. I was a little puzzled.
When I left the room to communicate with the staff further on other issues, my sister re-arranged the furniture. However, this time, the TV and fridge had to be put in a corner such that the wires were too short to connect to the switches. My sister was peeved after knowing there were no longer wires available and felt that we paid for things we could not make use of. Made no sense. Well, I was more than happy to switch off the TV because I really found it very noisy throughout the trip. Apparently, it was switched on but nobody was watching it!
We had a bathroom which was the best bathroom we had. No bathtubs to jump in and out. No dirty shower curtains. A mid-length mirror inside which everyone could see himself in the mirror at different corners of the bedroom!
The pillow was also too soft. I was sleeping on the bed as if there was no pillow. Yes, it was that soft.
There was also a dehumidifier in the room which was working. I like the dehumidifier best.
All in all, it was a cozy and comfortable room.
LOCATION OF HOSTEL
The hostel was located in a strategic place! It was located at about 5 minutes' walk away from Zhongzheng Metro Station in Zhongzheng District in Taipei and Zhongzheng Metro Station was one stop away from Taipei Metro Station.
The hostel was surrounded by boutiques and interest shops so I figured we were in a shopping district for the middle income groups. It was also surrounded by restaurants instead of lower-end eateries.
On exploration, you could find convenience stores within 10 minutes' walk.
The staff were young, vibrant, warm and friendly. They would gladly chat with you to provide any tour information you required.
There were a lot of Taipei maps, which were not available as brochures, on their walls. I was told they made the maps themselves. It would be good to take a look at the walls on Level 2 of No. 132 building where the reception was before you moved on for the day.
The only map available was an enlarged map of the sub-district this hostel was located and a neighbouring sub-district. I am impressed!
You had to pay a deposit of NTD 300 for their room key which would be refunded on the day you checked out.
The stairways were designed such that there were little hand grips. It was really a hostel meant for youngsters.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 【SHAREHOUSE 132-Zhongshan MRT (中山站) on Red/Green line】 ************************************************************* 【rooms、rate、available from...】 We now only provide room reservation for over one month(over 30 days) 【Price Include】 -Spacious living room -Contemporary private ensuite rooms with flat screen TV -Dorm with shared bathrooms -Free wifi -Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwaves, oven, toaster, electric kettle and sink -Coin-op washer and dryer and space to hang dry your clothes -Air conditioning in all rooms -Cozy common area with TV 【Location】 We’re located on the beautiful tree-lined Zhongshan Boulevard, just 3 minutes away from MRT Zhongshan Station and 10 minutes away from Taipei Main Station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Star Hotel Taipei