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Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon Hostel
Ranked #38 of 241 Specialty Lodging in Taipei
Reviewed April 8, 2010

The hostel is nice with friendly service. However, by considering the price, the dorm is about too small and not very clean. It located in a alley so make you confusing.
You may find a better hostel in taipei

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 10, 2009

This was easily the best hostel, no easily the best accommodation experience, that I have had. Period. The staff is really friendly and the people who stay at the hostel are great. The rooms are well taken care-of. The location is great. The internet room is nice and cool and down the basement. The inside is non-smoking, which is great. I'd recommend this hostel to anyone!

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled solo
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4  Thank T-Town82
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Reviewed April 16, 2009

I have nothing but glowing praise for Eight Elephants. Central, comfy, clean, and most of all, a fabulous staff who made my stay welcoming and fun. Stayed three nights in the single room and I couldn't have been more impressed. There are several bathroom and shower facilities. The showers are huge and have plenty of hot water. The kitchen is available for personal use and drinking water is provided. There is also a washing machine on the premises, though it's a bit temperamental.

The common area/lounge is the most chill and social place I've come across. There is tons of information available, in addition to computer/Internet access. I met so many people here. It was a pleasure to come back to the hostel after a long day of sightseeing.

The hostel is tucked away inside a fantastic neighborhood that is quiet and safe, but central. ShiDa night market is within a short walking distance, and the Guting MTR (metro) stop (located on a main street) is a few blocks away. There is a supermarket not too far from the hostel along with lots of restaurants and shops.

Seriously, your visit to Taipei isn't complete if you don't stay here!

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled solo
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5  Thank Gramercy97
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Reviewed January 13, 2009

I've just returned from 4 nights at Eight Elephants. 2 nights in single room and 2 nights in a 7-bed dormitory.

Great location. 5 minutes walking distance from Guting subway staion and 10 minutes to Shida night market. Only 3 subway stops to the Taipei Main station. It's in a quiet residential area. There are many places to eat just around the corner from the hostel pretty much 24 hours a day.

Single room was simple but stylish, clean and comfortable. Dormitory room was also clean and comfortable. Rooms are quite small but cozy. Common room was very friendly. Lots of books including a few Taiwan lonely planets and some board games. One computer for free internet use. Free wireless in the building. Shared bathroom and toilets were clean. The hostel provides drinking water (boiled and cooled).

Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I felt at home straight away.

Excellent staff, comfortable bed, great location. I would definately stay here again if I'm in Taipei. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled solo
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4  Thank krnworld
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Reviewed March 4, 2017
Google Translation

Room Tip: 安靜的樓層,舒適的公共空間
  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled with friends
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Thank 怡霖 陳
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Reviewed January 6, 2017
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Room Tip: 背包客棧在地下室,沒有窗戶。
  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled solo
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Thank 順捷 許
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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2015, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon Hostel

Address: 1F,No.6 Jin-Jiang Street, Lane 48, Alley 4, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taipei
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #38 of 241 Specialty Lodging in Taipei
Price Range: $14 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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