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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hostel. Their double room was one of the biggest we have stayed in during our visit to Taiwan. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. There are books everywhere! There is a 7-11 down the street where you can buy some beer and sit in the common area. Bathroom is in need of refurbishment but the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Formosa Backpackers is a nice hostel located a 15 minute walk from the train station in Hualien. It’s run by a local lady and her English husband but they also employ a series of lovely receptionists who’s level of English is also very good. There’s a cool English library that’s been built up over what looks like many years, some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at one single bedroom. The room is very cheap and quite nice. There are security lock for both front door and the door to the stair to the room which I find it safe. Staff can speak English well. The place is about 16 minutes walk to the night market. Staff has given many good advices since before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Enjoyed my two night stay at this hostel. The owner was very helpful and even tried to coordinate with the taroko national park to get hiking permit. Would stay again as the room and facilities were pretty clean. About 15-20 minute walk to and from Hualien train station.

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Bremen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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 May 14, 2015 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 May 11, 2015

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 May 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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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