Having been in Hualien before and stayed in another backpacker hostel, I found Sunrise Minsu a really comfy and interesting resting place for young travelers like us. Racheal, the humble lady boss from HK who's constantly saying her mandarin isn't good (she was speaking really well), was offering plenty of travel itinerary for me and my friend when we encountered bad weather on the first day of arrival. Our objective of the stay was Taroko Gorge but we got more out of it from the help of Racheal and Ah Pao (Mr Chen aka BOSS!). Racheal sent us on a shopping frenzy in the night markets on the rainy night while Ah Pao brought us to multiple beautiful sceneries in Hualien during the Taroko tour. I seriously missed out on a few of the places on my first trip there and really enjoyed myself thoroughly this time round.
The room was exactly like what the pictures offer and there's wifi too!
The room was decorated according to themes and is comparable to hotel standards.
The bed was comfy for busy travelers like us that had walked other county before Hualien. So comfy that we were stuck watching korean dramas and refusing to get out of bed.
Location wise, Sunrise was a little difficult to find on our first day probably due to some cabby drivers not familiar with the location and Sunrise wasn't around for long. But there's a solution to it and that's traveling on a certain taxi company that's sorta affiliated to Sunrise and it's a fixed cheap price no matter where you call for the taxi. Trust me, you'll grow to love taxis offering such good rates and the cabbies are so friendly!
I was traveling around Taiwan and our stay at Hualien turned out to be the most eventful and fulfilling.
So if you're looking a short adventure in Hualien, do drop by Sunrise Minsu! :)
*Ps. I accidentally left a package at the hostel and Ah Pao delivered to me at the train station promptly when I called them.
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