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Chocolate Box Backpackers

2F, No.11-1 PuCheng Street, Daan District, Taipei 106, Taiwan
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I feel old and snobbish writing this review, but I guess my time to stay in hostels has come and gone with the years. For some reason when I saw this so highly ranked on tripadvisor under hotels (did I misread something?) I assumed it would rise above the standard hostel and be comparable to a hotel. Believe me it... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Great staff, excellent location, lots of activities offered by the hostel. The staff is very friendly and warm. The will welcome you like family. They will assist you in all your travel needs and recommendations. The hostel is in the heart of Taipei and next to a hopping night market. The rooms are kept very clean, security is good and... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I lived there for almost two weeks, which has been a great time and an amazing experience, as well as a good place for meeting people from all over the world. Actually I don't know what to start with. Maybe, first of all, the fact that it is highly convenient, a couple of minutes walking from amazing food in the... More 

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Kabul, Kabol, Afghanistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

my friends and i stayed at chocolate box during our stay in taiwan. we were amazed by the clealiness and service of the staffs at chocolate box. There are regular cleanings to the shared bathrooms and frequent vaccuming of rooms. Due to it being a backpacker hostel, we felt at home due to the hostel settings. one can just freely... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The hostel is not located in the direct center of Taipei but the underground is in 5min walk... The only bad point of this Hostel which is a big flat is that the bathrooms are being used by at least a dozen of people (could have been more) and is quickly no more clean.... Otherwise staff is kind and helpful... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is one of the friendliest hostel that I've stayed in Taipei. The receptionists were very friendly and provided me with great information on local foods, night markets, attractions, etc in the area. This hostel is also within a short distance from the MRT Guting Station. Make sure you take exit 3 from the Guting station, walk straight and make... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This was a great hostel. Close to transportation, one of the famous night markets, and had a nice, family/friendly atmosphere. I was here on my own but met many nice people who I often ended up going out with for meals or sightseeing. The rooms were okay, a bit small but comfortable and clean. The only complaint I have about... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

It was my first time staying in a big city on my own for 3 days. I've been to quite a few countries, but never alone, so staying here was really comforting and safe, especially since I didn't know Taipei at all. And the only Mandarin I know is 'What', 'I don't know', and 'I don't understand.' I chose this... More 

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Petaling Jaya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

my first trip to taiwan and i booked 5 days stay with chocolate box. it was a great place to meet people, and Martin is very nice and friendly to everyone! He gave good recommendations and suggestions. i enjoy: - the location: very near to Shida night market, and a lot of cafes and restaurants downstairs. - the security: personal... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I stayed here for 2 weeks and is one of the better hostels I have stayed in. Excellent location near Shida night market, NTNU and 5 min walk to two MRT's. The manager, Nikita, is very accommodating and helpful. I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm, but the most people in the room during my stay was 4. This... More 

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