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Hualien 11
No.13 Guofu Street, Hualien, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #18 of 85 Specialty lodging in Hualien
Singapore, null, Singapore
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best stay yet in the whole of my Taiwan trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Both of the hosts, Lisa and Little Boss, are wonderful people who'd gone lengths to make our stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. As an example, Lisa actually drove to the station to personally pick us up, and even made wonderful recommendations on places we an dine at. The rooms we stayed at were fantastic - it was meticulously decorated, the shower's really cool, and the bed more comfortable than words can express, simply put it is hotel quality for hostel price. In addition, Lisa has also taken the trouble to help us organize trips to Taroko Gorge, Rafting and Ocean Park at very affordable prices. Furthermore, the lady tour guide Lisa recommended for Taroko Gorge was extremely professional, dependable and knowledgeable as well.
Definitely worth coming back to on my next trip. =)

Room Tip: 4th floor rooms have a pretty great view of the mountain scenery
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

My stay at Hualien 11 was absolutely fantastic. The owner, Lisa, was lovely and very helpful, my room beautiful, spacious and clean and the hostel's location was very convenient. Lisa was so kind as to pick me up from the train station and to arrange a great day trip to Taroko Gorge for me. Hualien 11 really deserves a 5 star rating!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

This must be one of the best places I've ever stayed in, and I'm not exaggerating! Lisa, the owner, is amazing. She goes out of her way to make us feel comfortable. To start things off, she picked us up from the train station for free. Her place is amazing! We had a huge pink (sorry guys) room with two huge poster beds, a large TV, a sofa and even a bath tub in the bathroom! While we were busy ogling and enjoying our new room, Lisa went out to buy some steamed buns (local delights) for us! After we settled down, Lisa lent us her bikes (for free, again), and gave us directions to the local night market. She also arranged the Taroko Gorge tour for us (the cab driver/guide, by the way, was AMAZING too). The next day, knowing how we would be exhausted from a day at Taroko, Lisa cooked us an amazing meal!

Lisa's place definitely tops any hotel I've ever stayed in so far. The room was clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. And she has a super friendly dog, Lucky, too! But of course, the one thing that made this place shine so brightly is Lisa herself! We had a great time there, and definitely will be back again!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Address: No.13 Guofu Street, Hualien, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
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Ranked #18 of 85 Specialty lodging in Hualien
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