I never went to hot spring, because I live in a tropical country and the weather is hot enough to experience my own hot spring in the middle of the day. So, Beitou was my first experience. I went there by MRT and get off at Xinbeitou station, walked for less than 15 minutes, and arrived at one public hot spring. Opening time has certain period, so you can't go in at random time. They give you discount for students, but they don't accept foreigner students because they're not familiar with the sudent cards :( There were several ponds with different temperature, both cold and hot. I could only go to the second hottest because it was really hot. And I went during summer. I think it will be nicer in the winter. Overall, it was an interesting experience. I like it, and will go there again if I have the chance.