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Sleeping Boot Backpackers Hostel
No.73 Jinfeng Street, Hualien City, Hualien 970, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #1 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Hualien
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simple and 5 star Customer Relationship!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I stayed for a total of 3 nights at this cosy hostel. The owner Feng made me feel at home almost immediately with great advice on food, traveling and also introducing me with other fellow residents of the place. They have a very good concept of communal area in their living room on the 2nd floor of the hostel. You can get to chit chat and mingle with fellow like minded travelers!

All in all a great hosteling concept!

The location is only a short 5-10mins walk from the train station (if you follow the directions in the website closely)

Room Tip: Stay in a more private room if you are a light sleeper! The big dorms face the main roads and can ge...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Taipei, Taiwan
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68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. The host is really friendly which guided us the hualien details like Taroko and the city ect. You can get all the information from the Host. The place is really quite and just 20 minutes away from the train station. It's not a place easy to found though one the main way. Just remember there's a ham shop nearby and you will get there!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank Yasmine Ying Ju C
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Manila
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58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Visited feb '12.

My stay here was really really short cause I wanted to squeeze Taroko in my limited time. Its a 5-10min walk from the train station. I had a little trouble finding the place cause I didn't notice that I passed by it already and it wasn't easy to ask around in English but good thing a group of Americans overheard me asking and told me to walk back.

The place looked really nice and clean. The dorm room was simple but good enough for me. Shower was clean with shampoos and hair dryer for use. The owner was very friendly and helpful too.

A little tip, the walk from downtown to the hotel is really long so a bike can be useful.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Dreydel
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Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I had some problems to find the location but fortunately the owner saw me and came to rescue me. He was very helpful both personal and via e-mail and make my stay at Hualien very convenient.

I didn´t spend much time at the hostel but the IKEA beds are a big plus. You will need a good sleep after hiking Taroko so I highly recommend to stay here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank whitard
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Hangzhou, China
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Not so easy to find the front door when first came, but the inner space was a nice surprise!! This hostel was just fun & refreshing. Best of all was the owners - they couldn't be more friendly, helpful, energetic, and cheerful!! Useful brunches could be found easily on the shelves. Not so many rooms, which was somehow good, cos everyone got along very well just as family. Very open & cheerful lobby. Nice chat with the staff. The only thing that might be called a problem was the distance to main traffic : 20mins walk from Hualien Train Station. Meanwhile, the location was still good, right at the halfway from train station to city centre.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jessica880526
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The first thing to mention is that the owner was very helpful even with going out of his way to take me to the station, ensure my luggage was dealt with correctly as well as previously identifying good spots to eat, laundry, best trails and other transport arrangements.
There are lots of tourist brochures and maps available at the hostel in all languages.
The decor is pretty minimal with stripped floor boards which makes it seem bright, clean and airy. Slightly IKEA-like
The location is a little out of the way but no worse than rival hostels - ten minute easy walk from bus/train station - less into centre of town.
Therefore a good base for spending time walking in Taroko N.P.

Room Tip: Choice of dorm or single room - dorm was v quiet and spacious enough
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ianinsaigon
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Vancouver, Canada
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106 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This hostel is in a great location; only a 10 minute walk from the train station. It is exceptionally clean and I loved the tiled shower room, with plenty of hot water. Fixtures and furniture are very modern. Storage lockers with keys make for good security when you are out. The manager is very friendly and will give you a map of the city and advise you regarding your visit to the Taroko Gorge Mountains. You can also walk to the downtown shopping area from the hostel very easily. There are wonderful restaurants all along the main street that leads to the downtown area, as well as boutiques, bakeries, cafes. Hualien is a city with a population of 110,000 and has it's own night market, parks, downtown shopping district.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank CdnLovesTravel787
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Address: No.73 Jinfeng Street, Hualien City, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Hualien
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Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A HOSTEL BEFRIENDING THE WORLD Travel, immersion, exchange... Restore your energy and spirits and take the next step of your journey! ualian is a natural place of mountains and sea, Enjoying the breeze of the Pacific Ocean. Huadong Valley, located between the mountains and coast, is full of beautiful countryside scenery, A place where travelers can relax and slow down. Hualian is an easy-going city, traversable by foot or bike, Sleeping Boot is located in the "Golden Triangle" between the train station and city center, a short 10-15 minute walk from the station. We offer reasonable prices and provide visitors with a warm and friendly experience. We love travel and welcome fellow tourists to come and experience a home away from home, Or discover your own corner for daydreaming and contemplation. Our hostel provides not only beds but a clean atmosphere and rooms with air conditioning and great natural lighting, Our guests come from around the world and the simple kitchen and common area give people a chance to socialize. Every person has a different reason to travel, which offers different experiences whether alone or with companions Whether you're here for a short or long stay, we hope you'll fall in love with this place and make it your home in Hualian. Refresh your spirits for the journey ahead! ... more   less 
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