Definitely one of my best stays in my 3.5 weeks trip around Taiwan! Not only the price is decent and cheap, but the quality of the facilities are also fantastic and well maintained. Bathroom and toilets, as well as the common areas are super clean and tidy! Definitely makes you feel at home!
The only missing point is that there are no laundry facilities and the nearest laudromat is at least 15-20mins walk away from the hostel. Other than that, location of the hostel is pretty central and train and bus terminal is just 10 - 15 mins walk away from it. And nearby there are entertainments too such as cinemas and bowling alley!
Got trapped in Hualian for extra 2 nights when Typhoon Matmo hits. And i guess its a blessing in disguise as we were able to stay in the hostel for a longer time and get to interact and know every other travellers better and making new friends from all over the world! The owners Qi Fong and Paul even organised a bowling outing as well as a dinner outing during the typhoon and we really enjoyed ourselves!
Many thanks to the owners and helpers (QiFong, Paul, Becky, Sunny and AhPao) for the overwhelming warmth and hospitality! Hualian is a beautiful place, definitely a must visit in Taiwan!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A HOSTEL BEFRIENDING THE WORLD Travel, immersion, exchange... Restore your energy and spirits and take the next step of your journey! ualian is a natural place of mountains and sea, Enjoying the breeze of the Pacific Ocean. Huadong Valley, located between the mountains and coast, is full of beautiful countryside scenery, A place where travelers can relax and slow down. Hualian is an easy-going city, traversable by foot or bike, Sleeping Boot is located in the "Golden Triangle" between the train station and city center, a short 10-15 minute walk from the station. We offer reasonable prices and provide visitors with a warm and friendly experience. We love travel and welcome fellow tourists to come and experience a home away from home, Or discover your own corner for daydreaming and contemplation. Our hostel provides not only beds but a clean atmosphere and rooms with air conditioning and great natural lighting, Our guests come from around the world and the simple kitchen and common area give people a chance to socialize. Every person has a different reason to travel, which offers different experiences whether alone or with companions Whether you're here for a short or long stay, we hope you'll fall in love with this place and make it your home in Hualian. Refresh your spirits for the journey ahead! ... more less
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