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“Convenient Stay, Good Value” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tienhsiang Youth Activity Center

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Tienhsiang Youth Activity Center
Tienhsiang Road, XiuLin Township, Hualian County, Taiwan(R.O.C.), Hualien, Taiwan   |  
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New York City, New York
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“Convenient Stay, Good Value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

My girlfriend and I rented a scooter (NT500 for 24 hours) in Hualein and drove up the gorge. We loved the views and, although some would be afraid of the narrow road, we took it all in as an experience. It surely was one of my favorites drives.

Tienhsiang is very small. We saw three hotels and not many more options to eat. The other hotel nearby was clearly nicer, for example it has a rooftop pool, but is probably much more expensive. Perhaps it is worth it if your looking for a mountain retreat or where to rest after hiking trails for days on end.

My girlfriend and I preferred this hotel which, as its name implies, is probably a place where large groups of students come and get to know more about their country and history. Since it was weekday and not the holiday season there were barely any other guests in this large hotel. The western food was ok for what we have found in Taiwan and, again, there weren't many more options.

I strongly recommend the Taroko Gorge and trying to do it in a scooter to get the full experience, but would suggest this hotel and Tienhsiang in general just as a quick stop in this beautiful park.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

I love this hotel, simply because of its clean, good price and the view is a wow for me. I had a very good sleep here. Along the night, i could hear the sound of river; during the day, i could hear the birdsong. Also, the air is fresh and i could open the window for the whole night.
I stayed in a dorm room, it has 4 single beds, but i was so lucky because there was no other guests, so its just me.

The food in restaurant is okay, and huge; the price of each meal is 150NT. but the room comes with breakfast.

How to get here: take bus from hualien train station. The route is Tienshiang.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

Stayed here on the recommendation of Lonely Planet and the Rough Guides. Simple complex in the heart of the Taroko Gorge National Park. Fluffy duvets, beautiful views right into the gorge - you can hear the stream. Clean bathrooms with delicious water pressure, refrigerator, water heater, etc. Delicious Chinese breakfast buffet, concierge was helpful and gave us directions to trails in the area. Ask for student discounts. Great for budget travelers, because you're not spending much but you feel pretty awesome. This place also has the best value restaurant in Tienhsiang (which doesn't really say much because Tienhsiang has a dearth of affordable food), with really delicious set lunches and dinners.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tienhsiang Youth Activity Center

Address: Tienhsiang Road, XiuLin Township, Hualian County, Taiwan(R.O.C.), Hualien, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 85 Specialty lodging in Hualien
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