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Formosa Backpackers Hostel

No.206 Jianguo Road, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bremen, Germany
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing hostel. Nice layout, modern, minimalistic and very clean. We had a double room, simple but bright and clean. would always come back. Location is between city center and train station, approximately 15 minutes walk to both.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival I was greated with open arms and a very pleasant staff who helped me in every possible way for my stayed here. The rooms were clean and tidy. I sincerely recommend this accommodation to anybody.

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Hualien, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there last Jan. to enjoy Hualian the whole 3 weeks. In order to save money, I worked there for 3 weeks as a helper in exchange for my 3 weeks beds there. The magical 3 weeks was probably one of the best time in my life there. Great environment, great service, most important of all great people! Yachen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is very convenient ,and closed to downtown and night market. With very friendly staff and comfortable, relaxing environment, I felt like home! It is definitely the best choice to stay in Hualien.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this hostel was an amazing place, not only the location was just in the very city centre, very short distance from the train station, also the staffs there were sooo helpful, was my first time travel in Hualien, got lots helps from the staff who works there, the lady helps me a lot about telling me where to go and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great! The location is fantastic! Short walk to pretty much everything! Clean rooms the shower was absolutely amazing! The heat and the pressure was great! It felt like I was being massaged buy hundreds of tiny little fairies! But what really made this place special was the lady, she was simply fabulous! She was so nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I styed in the Luxury 4 Bed room witch had its own private shower and toilet. The lighting in the room was great and waking up to the garden view was great. the common area is so comfortable and it feels very safe. The staff are friendly and speak good English ,over all I had a great stay at Formosa... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Clean rooms and friendly staff. It is the cheapest place in the city located in an ideal place. The commune room is warm and it is easy to meet new people in. It is within a walking distance from the railway station and close to the city center.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Easy to walk from the station to this hostel. Good hostel with a bar inside it. Met friendly people and the staff is also friendly and helpful. They advised me to rent a scooter and drive to the Taroko Gorge. I can recommend you that as well, was a great drive!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very helpful staff, cosy rooms and you could spend weeks there just exploring the area and then coming home and reading books. The staff is so nice, the place so lovely decorated that you feel at home far away from home. We only stayed two nights, but will be back soon, as it was just great.

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