I booked this hostel from hostelworld.com. The staff emailed me shortly with the map of the hostel and also to find out my arrival timing at the hostel. FFH is an excellent hostel to stay in. The hostel is full of character and there are many postcards and writings that guests leave behind pasted on the walls about the hostel. It was quite a nice atmosphere which encourages guests to interact with one another. Staffs are multilingual and helpful. Official check-in timing is 3pm but you can arrive earlier and leave your luggages with the hostel first. Check out is at 11am. No breakfast is provided, but you can easily find breakfast at the shops near the hostel on the way to Taipei Main Station台北車站. Wifi is provided and you can also use the laptops (only 2 sets) at the communual area if you require internet access.
The hostel is located in Taipei Main Station台北車站, which is good if you are heading to other parts of Taiwan from Taipei, as the Taiwan Railway台鐵 and High Speed Rail高鐵 only departs from Taipei Main Station台北車站 in Taipei. To get here from Taoyuan International Airport桃園機場, take any of the buses from the bus station in the airport. All bus companies have buses heading to Taipei Main Station台北車站. From Taipei Main Station台北車站, follow the map given by the hostel to get to the hostel. I have to admit it took me some time to find the hostel as there was no obvious logo or sign to indicate the hostel. You have to look out for a letterbox which states "Happy New Year新年快樂" in chinese.
Rooms and Bathrooms
I stayed in the female 3-bed room. A locker with a key was provided for each guest in the room. Room was quite small and rather squeezy if everyone was bringing big luggages. There was hanging racks for each guests to hang their personal clothing. The dorm beds do not creak - good for sleeping. However, the mattress was rather thin and I could feel the wooden boards underneath the mattress. It would be good if they would invest in better mattresses. A face towel was also provided free-of-charge if you need one. Bathrooms were available in every level. The toilets and bathrooms were located separately, so there was no need to queue for the toilets while another guest was bathing and vice versa. You can also go to the toilet/bathroom on another level should those in your level be full.
Shopping and food
There is a whole stretch of shops underground at Taipei Main Station台北車站 for you to do your shopping. There are Y, Z, K sections of the underground mall, it is like a maze and you can easily get lost in here! Recommend buys over here are the shoes where you can get a pair for NT200. You can also find adventure shops near M7 of the exit if you need adventure gear. Google for more specific directions, please. Plenty of food stalls and bubble tea can be found in between the hostel and M8 of the exit. Do visit some of the "visually impaired masseur 按摩" shops in Y section of the underground mall for some good massage and some good karma. The massages are affordably priced and do wonders for an aching body.
Excellent hotel with great atmosphere. Staff make a point to introduce and explain the rooms to all guests and hostel is clean, secure and at a great location. If you bring a postcard to write messages, you get NT30 off your stay. So bring one if you are intending to stay at FFH. I will stay here again when visiting Taipei!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flip Flip Hostel is your home away from home! Flip Flop Hostel (FFH-Main Station) is located only 5 minutes away from the heart of Taipei, the Taipei Main Station, where there are many bustling shops and stores of all kinds. Just an easy direct bus from the Taiwan Tao-Yuan International Airport, Flip Flop Hostel is easily accessible and it's centralized location makes it easy to explore other parts of Taipei or Taiwan via nearby metro, train or bus. Opening in May 2011, we are already one of the most popular within Taipei given its location, safety, size, cleanliness and comfort and most importantly, its friendly staff who make it their personal job to ensure that you enjoy your stay. All of our rooms are equipped with FREE Wifi, air-conditioning, cooling fans and lockers in the dorm rooms. ●Free Public Computer●No Curfew●24-hour hot water● No 24 hour reception (check in time is 15:00~21:30), please email/call us if you are planning to come outside of this window, otherwise we will cancel your booking after 21:30PM, if we do not hear from you.●Check-out is before 11AMCONFIRMATION OF BOOKING:A confirmation email will be sent to you after you have made your booking. ●LOOKING FOR WORK ? House-Cleaning in exchange for free accommodation - We are looking for someone to join our fun team and to help clean our Hostel 6 mornings per week in exchange for free accommodation in our dorm. We also offer free Internet and a weekly laundry allowance. We prefer someone who can stay for at least 3 weeks. If you're interested please e-mail us or call to tell us all about yourself. (Please note: we highly value cleanliness in the Hostel) ... more less
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