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Formosa Backpackers Hostel

No.206 Jianguo Road, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
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Ranked #37 of 87 Specialty Lodging in Hualien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

stayed two nights in a double room at a rate of NT$920 a night. the room was plainly furnished with two beds, two fans [no AC], and a reading lamp; i was told that an AC room would be NT$1000 per night, but i really didnt feel the need for it. the entire place seemed nice and clean to me,... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our group stayed here for two nights while exploring Taroko Gorge. The rooms were basic and simple, but clean. The Hostel workers are really nice and helpful, giving advice for places to eat and bars to check out. The hostel also has a lot of activities including a piano, guitar and board games. A real nice "Indie" feel to the... More

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Xiamen, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Formosa has a good location in Hualien, only a cheap taxi ride from the train station - easily walkable but it was raining when we got there. It has a good social vibe - reviews scrawled all over the walls, a piano and guitar, bar/ cafe, lots of great events like movie nights and second hand fairs and, best of... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I wish I came to this site first, then I would have known about the bedbug infestation. I stayed in room 4A my first night. When I first checked in, I noticed a few ants, but there's a door leading to an outdoor patio so I killed them, took all of my belongings off the floor and was going to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

All my friends got it. The beds are infested with bed bugs for the 6 room dorm. . Horrible stay there. I switched bed from my allocated one to another empty one. I woke up at 2am in the morning cause i was itching all over, and confirmed with my very own eyes the army of bed bugs.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Hard to fault this excellent little hostel - one of the best I've ever stayed in. We stayed in a private room so I can't comment on the dorms, but the whole place was spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. Shared bathrooms are really big and nice. The woman who runs it speaks excellent English and was really helpful. Location is... More

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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Fab hostel with super staff, fresh clean rooms and a cute dog. I stayed here with my Girlfriend during our tour of Taiwan and we could have been happier with the place. We sampled the dorms, both 6 and 10 beds. The 6 bad was very spacious and looks out onto a cute garden with floor to sealing windows, very... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I stayed there with my mother and my boyfriend. It was great. We rented out a room upstairs for 3 people that cost 1700 a night. The staff was incredible helpful and friendly and the whole atmosphere was ok for any age. Nothing negative to say.

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Only about 5 minutes or by taxi or 15 to 20 minutes on foot from the high speed train station, you could walk right past this very interestingly deceptive spot and not notice it's not the very chic, bohemian bar you thought it was. It's a terrific hostel. As you enter you will pass though the tables out front, kind... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Room in the basement; damp and poorly ventilated. Staff was rarely on hand, and were less than helpful when they were. Would not even let me use their phone, they told me to walk down the street to a pay phone.

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Address: No.206 Jianguo Road, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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