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Colorful Taiwan Hostel

No.121 Fuqiang Road, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
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Colorful Taiwan Hostel
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Ranked #27 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Hualien
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking distance from the train station, lovely staff that will be happy to help you arrange any tours you might want to go on, clean dorms, free water - I really enjoyed my stay here and would recommend Colorful Taiwan to any backpacker visiting Hualien.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Their motto is "come as a tourist, stay as a guest, leave as a friend". I felt exactly like that – warm and homey. Good location. Located the back entrance train and bus station (to Taroko). Lots of eatery, bakery and 24 hours convenience store nearby around 10 minutes walk. Bicycle is available for rent. Stayed in female dorm –... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Colorful Taiwan Hostel was a great place to base myself in Hualien for Taroko and a trip down Highway 11. The staff is super friendly and I will echo another review on here that you will likely leave as a friend. The hostel itself is super clean with free wifi and full kitchen. It is located a few blocks behind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The location is indeed close to the train station from where you can rent cars or scooters to go up to the taroko park. The host is gentle and quiet and very helpful with recommendations. Great place for a base to see the magical taroko park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Colorful Taiwan Hostel is located near Hualien train station, 20-30 minutes walk away from Ziqiang Night Market, 40 minutes walk away from Hualien City. If you can cycle, they have bicycles available for rent. The hostel is clean, with a couple of common areas where you can get to know other travellers, or just spend some quiet time by yourself... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

A great hostel if you are looking to connect with other travellers, conveniently located and very clean. 10 minutes walk from the main Bus & Train stations. The staff speak good English and will help you with any travel or tour arrangements,. There is Wi fi in the communal areas although it didn't work in my room. Like ALL the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I stayed here for three nights right as a typhoon was going over the city of Hualien. The people were great in helping me replan my vacation and extremely accomodating with any issues. The place is super clean, and the bathroom facilities are spacious and plentiful. I really made great friends here. If every hostel was like this, I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The difference between a good hostel and a great hostel is the experience you get through both the people running the hostel, as well as the people you meet in the hostel. Colorful Taiwan to me is one of the best experiences I've ever had, having stayed in hostels across Europe and Asia. Apart from the usual - They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The moto of this delightful hostel is 'come as a tourist, stay as a guest, leave as a friend', and it certainly lives up to this moto. Taroko Gorge, in Hualien, is an amazing place to visit. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Hualien that is not too far from the railway station then Colorful Taiwain Hostel... More 

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