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Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon Hostel

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1F,No.6 Jin-Jiang Street, Lane 48, Alley 4, Taipei 100, Taiwan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for one night. We booked a double bed room. It took us a while to find the hostel, but it's located in one of the most vibrant areas in Taipei. Staff members were super friendly and the hostel is very clean. I did not expect some stuff they provided, such as towels and small treats.Overall,... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Cool vibe at this hostel. Really liked the honor system for the beer in the fridge and met some really interesting people during my stay here. Additionally, there are many toilets and showers, which in a hostel, is much appreciated. Finding the place was tricky, though and the single private room is right next to the kitchen. If you’re there... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I stayed here for two nights, and had a good experience. To be honest, I had expected a lot more after reading all the glowing reviews. The hostel doesn't look impressive from the outside, and I wouldn't have found this place without the step-by-step guide on their website. Staff was helpful and friendly though, and gave little tips on good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is my first time to experience hostels in my own country, and it really impressed me. Eight elephant is a small but warm hostel, and it really makes you feel like home. Staffs here are really hospitable and easy-going. Plus, the whole atmosphere is quite relaxing. I sat on the sofa and talked with travelers from all over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great stay at this hostel with really friendly staff. The location is great at this end of the city and is close to many attractions and the main railway station. Stayed in a twin room and it was spacious enough and clean. Entire hostel was spotless.

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

On my third trip to Taipei, I decided to stay at the Eight ElephantsHostel with a friend. This was after all one of the top rated hostels in Taiwan (from Hostelworld), so my expectations were high. Arriving in Taipei on a midnight, this was not the most easy to find hostel (we hailed a taxi from Taipei Main Station). In... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights. First impression: very friendly and helpful staff. They welcomed you by providing a map around the hostel, highlighting some of the tourist attractions. Toilet and room are very clean. Location wise is quite convenient, 3-5 min walk to the metro. It might be a little hard to find the hostels becoz in taiwan it's considered... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Eight Elephants is a great hostel in the Guting area. It is easy walking distance to many sites such as Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, Shida night market and Daan park, as well as being right next to the Guting MRT station. The hostel itself is very clean and has all the amenities a good hostel should, such as wifi, helpful staff,... More 

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Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Worth of finding! Helpful staff, give you map and show you the taipei highlights plus you get a small map of the surroundings. Very handy! There is a small kitchen, fridge and you can also make your laundry here for 50NT! The showers are good functioning with hot watter, the sheets are clean. Perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

After a long travel all I wanted to do was eat, shower and sleep and that's what I got and more. We checked in and they provided maps with best places to eat and all the sites with a lot of local knowledge and tips. The rooms are nice, clean and safe shared shower but clean and hot. We stayed... More 

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