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“Clean, homey feel at an affordable price.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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H132 Hostel
Ranked #25 of 240 Specialty Lodging in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Philippines
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Clean, homey feel at an affordable price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2011

We stayed with them for 3N. We were supposed to check in at 8am but changed plans and told them that we will be checking in at 2am instead. They were very accommodating and waited for us to arrive at 2 in the morning!!!!

Breakfast was simply coffee or tea, with bread/toast and various spreads and fruits, just enough to get me going to start my day.

They have helpful staff, who tries to help you on how to get to attractions or places. The hostel is just a short walk to the Zhongshan MRT station, and other bus stations, very convenient for those on DIY tours.

The room that was given to us was clean and has big windows. The bathroom was clean, towels were changed and toiletries were replenished. Better than some 3 star hotel I had stayed in the past. I hope they keep it this way… clean and homey!

Since this is a no frills hostel, expect the rooms to be minimalist which just consist of a bed/s, flat screen tv, a table and a small space for two people to move around. This hostel has five floors and don’t have any elevators, so those having many huge luggage should take this into consideration.

Overall, I would recommend this hostel to friends who are on a budget and would stay here when in Taipei.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank yl_len246
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English first
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2011

The place is very nice with high standard of cleanliness.The locaiton is quite center to everything and in the lively & wonderful neigbourhood.
The hostel itself is relaxing with good facilities. So great that i chose the place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank iamBankoc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2011

Star Hostel left me a very good impression of backpackers in Taiwan. Having previously stayed at another backpackers, I wasn't expecting much from Star. So, what they offered was a pleasant surprise

What I liked:
- the common area
a good space to hang out and meet other guests
- friendly staff
their staff went beyond their duty to help guests.
- cleanliness
perhaps they're new. so rooms and bathrooms were still in excellent condition

What couldve been better (but not a big deal)
- location
not much to see around the area. some big shopping malls but that was about it. you'll be able find good food in little alleyways a few streets down

Overall, I enjoyed my stay at Star very much. Definitely will book my lodging there on my next visit to Taipei!

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank szeee
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Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2011

This hostel is a good place to come home to in Taipei. I was with my wife and kid and got an ensuite room. They provided a separate bed for the kid which was nice. Towels and shampoo/body wash was provided

Pros:
1] Less than 1 year old, quite new facilities with a nice LCD TV in our room
2] The place was quiet at night and allows you to get a good night's sleep
3] It was near enough to the Taipei Main Station if you are going to go there a lot for the HSR, transfers, etc (about 10-15 mins walk). It was actually nearer the Zhongshan MRT station though
4] They provided simple breakfast - toasted bread with delicious spreads and UCC coffee!
5] All the staff were very helpful and spoke very good English
6] They have a kitchenette downstairs where they provide ref, cooking utensils, plates, spoon and fork, microwave etc
7] They also have a coin-operated washing machine
8] 1 shared computer downstairs but they do provide free wi-fi

Cons:
1] No elevators. It was quite a climb to the 5th floor where our ensuite room was located
2] No reception at certain times (10pm-6am I think). If you are checking in late, let them know and they'll be happy to wait for you
3] Not that much eating places near it. You'll have to walk a bit
4] They accept cash only so bring enough
5] It was a bit hard to find esp at night since the entrance was easy to miss hence I am attaching pictures around the place to help locate it

If I come back to Taiwan I'd probably stay in this place again. It was a nice place to mingle with other travellers too!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Warlocke
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2010

The Star Hostel in downtown Taipei was perfect. Open only six months when we stayed, it looked brand new. The staff work hard to keep it clean all the time.

The living room was very spacious and relaxing. My daughter and I spent a lot of time there just hanging out surfing the web. Everything in the place looks brand new...new floors, new fixtures, new windows, etc.

The location is perfect, right along the train line and among many small Chinese.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank BillTait
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SoCal
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2010

I've traveled around many parts of the world and for the vast majority of my time trekking, I've stayed in hostels. Star Hostel in Taipei has made my personal list at one of the top three hostels I enjoyed staying at. This place wasn't a year old when I visited it, and yet the staff members made it feel like they've been doing this for years. They are extremely friendly, kind, speak English, and best of all very informative and willing to answer any of your questions, especially Cloe - go ahead, ask her anything.

The rooms and bathroom facilities are cleaned daily, they have female and mix dorms as well as private rooms with their own bathroom/shower and Television if you need it. Free internet and WiFi is provided and a washer and dryer are at hand for a small fee. You can't help but find yourself interact with other guests especially in the morning when you are enjoying your complimentary breakfast. For me the place felt like home away from home. If I ever make it back to Taiwan this is where I'll be staying. Thank you gals and guys for a wonderful time and an even better experience.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Six_Finger_Deal
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Property: H132 Hostel
Address: 2F, No.132, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei 104, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taipei > Neihu District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 240 Specialty Lodging in Taipei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Star hostel is a contemporary budget accommodation situated in the heart of Taipei city. We offer a clean, friendly and safe place for travelers at a very reasonable price. We are conveniently located on the beautiful tree-lined Zhongshan Boulevard, just 3 minutes away from MRT Zhongshan station and 10 minutes away from Taipei main station. Access to attractions in Taipei city and beyond is just a stone throw away! ... more   less 
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