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Formosa Backpackers Hostel

No.206 Jianguo Road, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
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Ranked #13 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Hualien
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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 1 week ago

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We booked in here for one night and ended up staying nearly a week. The staff here were unbelievable, especially an incredibly helpful Sherry and Iris who were just so kind to us across our entire stay. The bedroom was really spacious (try and ask for 3B if you are a couple!) and the bed was just so comfortable -... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Stayed here a couple of days and found the place to be very good. The girl at reception helped us a lot with food etc and her advice was spot on. Room (twin) was basic but adequate. Bathroom spacious and clean. A safe choice and well priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

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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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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