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“Warm & cosy stay at Hualien” 5 of 5 stars
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Hello Backpackers
No.293 Shunxing Road, Hualien City, Hualien 970, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #15 of 86 Specialty lodging in Hualien
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Warm & cosy stay at Hualien”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We wetnt to Hualien with much anticipation but when we arrived and saw Hualien town, it wasn't really anything to shout about - in fact, it was nothing more than a pitstop to Taroko Gorge. It was almost like a ghost town. But when we arrived at the entrance to Hello Backpackers (located only about 10mins away from the train station), we were rather pleased - the first thing we saw were 2 bicycles which we have been meaning to do some cycling around the town/beach.
When we entered the house, the interior design was classic-modern and very warm. As was our room & bathroom, it was also spacious and clean. In terms of service, the landlord was more than helpful - he informed us that every taxi trip around town to/from the lodge costs NT100 (only for his customers) using a certain taxi agency (he gave us the taxi agency's number to contact), he recommended a cheaper & more reasonable taxi driver/tour guide to Taroko Gorge which cost us NT2500 which included additional trails (compared to other tour guides, especially the ones which approached us at the train station) and Chingsui Beach & Chising Beach along the way to Taroko Gorge. He also helped us book our train tickets to Taichung.
Overall, it was a great stay at Hualien.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in another hostel on my first night in hualien solely for its location. Few bed bug bites later and I was out! Hello backpackers was increbile. Impeccably clean. Friendly owners, had the worst sunburn one has ever seen, the owner left a message that he had freshly cut aloe Vera in the fridge for me.

It's not centrally located but the 100-150 dollar taxi rides are worth it!

Had a bad taste of hualien before I came here!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.293 Shunxing Road, Hualien City, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
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Ranked #15 of 86 Specialty lodging in Hualien
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