It was the worst experience I've ever had in a guesthouse and I would hope that this will never happen to anyone else. I arrived late at night and was let into the building by 2 guests. There was no one else around at that time and there was not front desk or check-in counter. When I asked if I needed to check in, I was told to do it in the morning. The next day no one was around and I had things to do so I went out and didn't come back til late that night. Again there were some guests in the living area and I asked again what I needed to do to check in. I was told to knock on a door, which I did, and received no answer. The morning I was to check out, I went to the washroom and when I came back, my room door was opened and my laptop and passport were gone with a note directing me to the room I had knocked on the night before. The woman who apparently runs the gue
sthouse berated me for 15 minutes without giving me the chance to speak. She called me names and accused me of trying to sneak out without paying (even though I was there to pay her). She threatened to throw my things onto the street if she wasn't paid within an hour and charged me double what was owed in order to get back my laptop and passport. I was reduced to tears, wasn't given any opportunity to explain my situation and was basically thrown out of the hostel. I have never in my life been treated in such a manner by anyone, especially by someone who runs a hospitality business.
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- Situated in the heart of Taipei, with easy access to and from the airport and close to the MRT(subway), World Scholar House is a small friendly place with a mix of long term residents. HOME! AWAY FROM HOME ... more less
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