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H132 Hostel
2F, No.132, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei 104, Taiwan (Neihu District)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 79 Taipei B&B and Inns
London
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“bright modern hostel, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very clean hostel with new bathrooms and a shared communal lounge. Breakfast is do it yourself toast and tea/coffee with some fruit. Free Wifi. Nice helpful staff. As with all hostels there is little soundproofing between rooms so if you get one selfish guest who decides to talk at the top of their voice at 2.30am there is little you can do (however this is not the hostels fault). Great location and not far from the MRT. Great shopping just around the corner. Great for singles and couples, but not families as stairs are open and not suitable for small kids.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in a ensuite room on the same building but another stairway.. Need to carry the lugguage up a long and steep staircase..room was clean with lcd tv, and there was enough security in terms of accessibility..
Near cheap food as well as Taipei main station and Zhongshan station.. Wifi was provided throughout the hostel..

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Another reviewer said that this place feels like home. And I can't agree more. I stayed at Taipei Backpackers' Hostel in Ximending in 2010, and that wasn't too bad. But in comparison, Star Hostel is definitely much better. We booked a room for 4 on the second level. For one the rooms are brighter and cleaner. The shared bathrooms are really clean. Staff are really friendly too. The hostel is also located near Zhongshan MRT station (~5 min including climbing stairs), and around 10min walk to Taipei Main Station

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

In Star Hostel:
Transport - easy reachable by bus, cab, Taipei Main Station 台北车站 (15min walk), Zhong Shan MRT 中山捷运站 (5min walk). I will suggest you to walk from Zhong Shan Mrt cause nearer. If you want to go Tao Yuan Airport 桃园机场 simply go Taipei main station and purchase a ticket for Kuo Kuang Bus 国光客运 with only NTD125.

Security - Safe, all main entrance doors are equipped with security system whereby you only can access by room key.

Environment - Modern design with clean rooms and clean toilets. Feel free to meet new friends from all over the world under one roof.

Facilities - Shoe rack, fridge, kitchen where you can cook (plates,cup etc are ready), washing machine (balcony to hang your clothes with hanger ready), computer set, Wifi service, lots of books, hair dryer, comb, towel for rent.

Service - Superbly good, provide all the info you want, guide you to your room, breakfast ready, very friendly.

Room Rates - Affordable price that worth to stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

clean, excellent location for shopping, Taipei Main Train station and local buses, very good value for those looking for a place to stay in Taipei without spending a lot of money. very helpful staff. lots of eating places within same neighborhood.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Location wise, it's conveniently located in between Taipei Main Station and Zhongshan MRT. You can also reach Ximending by mrt or a short ride by bus. I would suggest taking a cab to Taipei Main Station if you're heading to Taoyuan airport with heavy luggages because the bus station to Taoyuan airport is at another building and you have to cross a bridge and what nots.

During the stay, we stayed in private 2 bed dorms. It was very clean and comfy, like new. The reception/common area was nicely designed. Fancy finding them playing Michael Jackson's songs when we arrived. Breakfast is also provided at the pantry area every morning. There's no lift and some of the rooms are located at another block. So you have to climb a few flights of stairs. We booked two nights on Monday and Wednesday because Tuesday we were going to Sun Moon Lake. They actually allowed us to store our luggages with them for a night while we travel light to Sun Moon Lake. That saved us from a lot of trouble.

The staffs are very friendly and helpful. They also organise monthly Saturday walkabouts. Probably a better option to visit popular landmarks compared to the normal tours. The hostel is located near Museum of Contemporary Art and Huashan Creative Park. So the area has some creative vibes to it with young people around, fancy cafes and boutiques.

Totally recommended if you're coming to Taipei. :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We stayed at this hotel twice during in time in Taiwan - two days at the start and then booked back in for one night at the end. It's in a great location, easy walking distance to both the Taipei Main Station (10 minutes) or Zhongstan MRT on the red line. It's extremely clean, calm and relaxed. The included breakfast is simple but nice and the staff are very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about H132 Hostel

Address: 2F, No.132, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei 104, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taipei > Neihu District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Star hostel is a contemporary budget accommodation situated in the heart of Taipei city. We offer a clean, friendly and safe place for travelers at a very reasonable price. We are conveniently located on the beautiful tree-lined Zhongshan Boulevard, just 3 minutes away from MRT Zhongshan station and 10 minutes away from Taipei main station. Access to attractions in Taipei city and beyond is just a stone throw away! ... more   less 
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