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Sleeping Boot Backpackers Hostel
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Seoul, South Korea
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Most comfortable bed you´ll find at a hostel”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

I had some problems to find the location but fortunately the owner saw me and came to rescue me. He was very helpful both personal and via e-mail and make my stay at Hualien very convenient.

I didn´t spend much time at the hostel but the IKEA beds are a big plus. You will need a good sleep after hiking Taroko so I highly recommend to stay here.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Hangzhou, China
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Not so easy to find the front door when first came, but the inner space was a nice surprise!! This hostel was just fun & refreshing. Best of all was the owners - they couldn't be more friendly, helpful, energetic, and cheerful!! Useful brunches could be found easily on the shelves. Not so many rooms, which was somehow good, cos everyone got along very well just as family. Very open & cheerful lobby. Nice chat with the staff. The only thing that might be called a problem was the distance to main traffic : 20mins walk from Hualien Train Station. Meanwhile, the location was still good, right at the halfway from train station to city centre.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

The first thing to mention is that the owner was very helpful even with going out of his way to take me to the station, ensure my luggage was dealt with correctly as well as previously identifying good spots to eat, laundry, best trails and other transport arrangements.
There are lots of tourist brochures and maps available at the hostel in all languages.
The decor is pretty minimal with stripped floor boards which makes it seem bright, clean and airy. Slightly IKEA-like
The location is a little out of the way but no worse than rival hostels - ten minute easy walk from bus/train station - less into centre of town.
Therefore a good base for spending time walking in Taroko N.P.

Room Tip: Choice of dorm or single room - dorm was v quiet and spacious enough
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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116 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

This hostel is in a great location; only a 10 minute walk from the train station. It is exceptionally clean and I loved the tiled shower room, with plenty of hot water. Fixtures and furniture are very modern. Storage lockers with keys make for good security when you are out. The manager is very friendly and will give you a map of the city and advise you regarding your visit to the Taroko Gorge Mountains. You can also walk to the downtown shopping area from the hostel very easily. There are wonderful restaurants all along the main street that leads to the downtown area, as well as boutiques, bakeries, cafes. Hualien is a city with a population of 110,000 and has it's own night market, parks, downtown shopping district.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Singapore
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We stayed at Sleeping Boot for 2 nights in Hualien, and the experience has been very pleasant. Our stay starts when our host Paul sits us down, and introduces to us all the essential sights and directions within the small sleepy town. Then, he goes on further to introduce us to the rest of the guests staying with us later that night, and stays around to promote interaction and make conversation. He was also very fast to provide advice when we needed to book accommodations at other cities, surrendering reviews and information whenever he could. The location itself is very close to the train station, and within walking distance to some of the more popular streets in town. The cleanliness of the hostel was actively maintained by a cleaner, who drops in almost daily. The location's exterior is quiet, and tranquil, facing the mountains and avoiding the morning sun. I have nothing bad to say about this hostel, and look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

The common room was a great idea for backpackers to interact and make friends! The rooms are cleaned on a daily basis and provides a really comfortable environment to sleep in. The owner Qi Feng is really friendly, approachable and helpful. He taught me how fun Hualien could be and even planned my days so that I could make full use of them in Hualien! Thank you Sleeping Boot! I would definitely return there again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

The owner has given us much guides to go around hualien and we really enjoy also making friends with his little helpers.. they are all awesome friends i made through this journey and i miss this place and hualien. He is super friendly, warm and approachable person.. thank you so much for being there! hehe. =)

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: Sleeping Boot Backpackers Hostel
Address: No.73 Jinfeng Street, Hualien City, Hualien County 970, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Hualien County
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 185 Speciality Lodging in Hualien County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sleeping Boot Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A HOSTEL BEFRIENDING THE WORLD Travel, immersion, exchange... Restore your energy and spirits and take the next step of your journey! ualian is a natural place of mountains and sea, Enjoying the breeze of the Pacific Ocean. Huadong Valley, located between the mountains and coast, is full of beautiful countryside scenery, A place where travelers can relax and slow down. Hualian is an easy-going city, traversable by foot or bike, Sleeping Boot is located in the "Golden Triangle" between the train station and city center, a short 10-15 minute walk from the station. We offer reasonable prices and provide visitors with a warm and friendly experience. We love travel and welcome fellow tourists to come and experience a home away from home, Or discover your own corner for daydreaming and contemplation. Our hostel provides not only beds but a clean atmosphere and rooms with air conditioning and great natural lighting, Our guests come from around the world and the simple kitchen and common area give people a chance to socialize. Every person has a different reason to travel, which offers different experiences whether alone or with companions Whether you're here for a short or long stay, we hope you'll fall in love with this place and make it your home in Hualian. Refresh your spirits for the journey ahead! ... more   less 
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