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Formosa Backpackers Hostel

No.206 Jianguo Road, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool hostel with really friendly staff. Met some good people there and was easy to rent a scooter and hit up Taroko national park and the coastline. All the facilities are decent, would definitely stay here again or recommend it to someone visiting hualien

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Hualien, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is great backpackers to stay in Hualien.The staff there can speak very good English,and has all the travel info you need. Lots of room are new and major revocations,so it looks fresh and very cozy. The backpackers also has their own English Library ( has 800 English books that you can pick and read) also they have own bar... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very comfortable hostel, freindly helpful staff really nice rooms a welcome change from hotels where i can feel very isolated. Staff very good witj local information and information about Toroko gorge and scooter hire for foreigners

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Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I shared a room with other people for 1 night (400 ntd/night). The room and the beds were clean, there is wifi available, the staff were accomodating and friendly from the get go. You have bathrooms on every floor, both toilet and shower were clean. There is a small library were you can borrow books during your stay. Also, everywhere... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

In the category of 'double bed, shared bath' this is hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Everything is clean, the beds are soft, the bathroom has liquid soap, showers have excellent water pressure and there are excellent places to hang out. Would strongly recommend.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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