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Beijing, China
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Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Convenient place to stop overnight in Hualien. Room and facilities were standard and clean. The hostel is on a loud street but there are rooms off of it and there is a balcony between the windows of the rooms to buffer the sound. Kay at the front desk was incredibly accommodating and helpful!

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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in a double room with balcony. The room was tiny with a bed and a hatstand and a lamp and on the top floor so don't come with a huge, heavy suitcase. But the bed was comfortable and the room had access onto the shared roof balcony. There was also wifi and a/c. The bathroom... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a great hostel. Their double room was one of the biggest we have stayed in during our visit to Taiwan. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. There are books everywhere! There is a 7-11 down the street where you can buy some beer and sit in the common area. Bathroom is in need of refurbishment but the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2015

Formosa Backpackers is a nice hostel located a 15 minute walk from the train station in Hualien. It’s run by a local lady and her English husband but they also employ a series of lovely receptionists who’s level of English is also very good. There’s a cool English library that’s been built up over what looks like many years, some... More 

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1 Thank I_am_de_La_Condamine
2 reviews
Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at one single bedroom. The room is very cheap and quite nice. There are security lock for both front door and the door to the stair to the room which I find it safe. Staff can speak English well. The place is about 16 minutes walk to the night market. Staff has given many good advices since before... More 

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Thank Wanwarat
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Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed my two night stay at this hostel. The owner was very helpful and even tried to coordinate with the taroko national park to get hiking permit. Would stay again as the room and facilities were pretty clean. About 15-20 minute walk to and from Hualien train station.

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Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Amazing hostel. Nice layout, modern, minimalistic and very clean. We had a double room, simple but bright and clean. would always come back. Location is between city center and train station, approximately 15 minutes walk to both.

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1 Thank Kontinentenstreifer
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Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

On arrival I was greated with open arms and a very pleasant staff who helped me in every possible way for my stayed here. The rooms were clean and tidy. I sincerely recommend this accommodation to anybody.

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1 Thank Jennifer-Punk
Hualien, Taiwan
1 review
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Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went there last Jan. to enjoy Hualian the whole 3 weeks. In order to save money, I worked there for 3 weeks as a helper in exchange for my 3 weeks beds there. The magical 3 weeks was probably one of the best time in my life there. Great environment, great service, most important of all great people! Yachen... More 

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1 Thank 花蓮Formosa青年旅社
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Reviewed May 10, 2015

The location is very convenient ,and closed to downtown and night market. With very friendly staff and comfortable, relaxing environment, I felt like home! It is definitely the best choice to stay in Hualien.

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Formosa Backpackers Trip Advisor Page. We are a Hostel in the Heart of Hualien city. We have been open for 11 years now. The owner loves to travel all around the World , so she knows what a traveller needs. We have all kinds of rooms from Dorm style to private doubles, also family rooms. We welcome single travellers, couples or even groups. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. We can help you with travel advise. We also can arrange tours for you. Whale whatching, River Rafting, River Trekking, Taroko Tour. We look forward to welcoming you to our hostel. If you have stayed here before please feel free to upload your photos and to leave us your review. Many thanks ... more   less 

Additional Information about Formosa Backpackers Hostel

Address: No.206 Jianguo Road, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Hualien
Price Range: $31 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“The doorms in both floors are good so it is not matter which you will choose.”
 of 5 bubbles Or1020, Mar 14, 2015 | Read review
“The new room is on 2 F, 3F and 4F if you like private room,you can book their double room,its not expensive and also you can have your own space too. Wifi singnal is very strong in the whole building.”
 of 5 bubbles Freemosa, Dec 15, 2014 | Read review
“If you book a double, the top floor rooms are fab”
 of 5 bubbles Deaninmotion, Apr 12, 2013 | Read review
“Bring your own towel”
 of 5 bubbles consciousbman, Apr 18, 2012 | Read review
“Don't take the basement room. It should not exist.”
 of 5 bubbles 954pauls, Feb 7, 2012 | Read review
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