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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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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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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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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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