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Tomato Rooms Taichung Hostel
Ranked #19 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Taichung
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We choose Tomato Rooms because it is located near Fengjia Night Market. The room is clean and nice and the security in the apartment is good too. Staff were very friendly and you can ask them for tours around Tai Chung.

It helps to write down their contact number and address to pass to your taxi driver as many drivers didnt know how to go there also.

Overall, we were satisfied with our stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Mei Li H
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Absolutely good deal!

Service - Reception is across the building, always don't seem to be able to find staff. However, the whole booking process (via email) was prompt and informative.
Value - Definitely a steal!
Location - 5mins walk to Feng Jia Night Market.
Rooms - 705, 紫色詩人. Looks exactly like what I saw on their FB album.

P.S. The room came with café breakfast voucher near the hostel, nothing fancy. But nearby there's a pushcart stall selling rice ball - filled with preserved vegetable, minced meat, 油条, fried egg... must try!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank iZUh5
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

We purposely stay here because want visit to the Feng Jia night market.

Feng Jia night market is the greatest among all the night market at Taiwan! Happy to stay here because near Feng Jia night market

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank JJnEE
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Tomato Rooms has no shopfront and the rooms are in a building housing single rooms. To book the rooms, you have to pay the entire sum by Paypal, which made me a bit worried but it all turned out fine in the end. You just have to inform them what time you will be arriving and call them again when you reach the lane on which it's situated so that they can send someone out to get you and pass you the keys. The location is great, with Feng Jia Night Market a short walk away, although it is about 45 minutes away by bus from the train station. Yizhong Street shopping area is about 20 minutes away by bus. Take bus 35 from the main road. The rooms also come with breakfast, which can be claimed from a shop downstairs. All in all, a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank whoooosh
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Tomato Rooms are actually studio apartments rented out as hostel rooms. The location is very convenient given its close proximity to Feng Jia night market. The hostel even provided us breakfast coupons to a small restaurant around the corner. There is even a laundry shop next door that you may drop off laundry and pick up later in the day. The rooms are clean and safety is not an issue. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank cornpops86
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Located near Feng Jia Night Market, this cozy little studio apartment is like a home away from home. The apartment's quiet and peaceful surroundings and good security system is definitely a good place to stay when you are in Taichung. The environment is also extremely clean and well-kept.

Apartment:
- 2 queen size beds with 4 pillows
- Air-conditioner, TV, kettle, hairdryer, water provided
- Nice long leather couch
- Shampoo, soap provided

Price:
- NT$ 2800 (the room is big enough for 4 people) - prices subjected to change, breakfast included

Pros:
- 5 minutes walk from Feng Jia Night Market
- Large and comfortable apartment
- Price is reasonable
- Very clean
- Near to a lot of good food / convenience stores

Cons:
- Hard to find the "office /reception" for the apartment and there's no signboard
- The bus stop to the bus station is approximately 15 mins walk (might be a problem if you are carrying a lot of luggage)

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- To find the office when you are checking in, look for a laundromat called 2+2, the office /reception is directly opposite the laundromat
- The office / reception does not open until after 12:00 p.m. so you can drop off the keys in the post box outside the office when you are checking out.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank hypernut
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Firstly it was practically impossible to find this hostel. We arrived a little early than we told them we were going to, and there are no signs for the hostel. However we later found the place, and realised that they run the hostel from an office which opens in the afternoon. We had booked a dormitory room, and were led a block of flats opposite the office. The room was very nice, and had 6 beds, one bathroom, TV, sofas, tea/coffee facilities, complimentary bottled water and free wi-fi. I'm not sure it would work if there were 6 strangers in there though as the beds were awfully close to one another, and the one bathroom may not be enough. Also, the room felt more like a hotel and you didn't see any other guests, so there wasn't that hostel feeling.
I was also a little disappointed that the staff spoke little or no English at all, especially as when you book the hostel, all the information is written in very good English which I took as an indication that they would at least speak some English.
Overall a good experience, and the hostel is in a good location. I would go back now that I know how the hostel works, and perhaps it would better describe itself as a hotel alternative with private rooms.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank dt_2lesta
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Additional Information about Tomato Rooms Taichung Hostel

Address: No.18, Ln. 162, Wenhua Rd., | Xitun Dist, Taichung 407, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taichung
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Taichung
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tomato Rooms is situated in Taichung City (the 3rd largest city in Taiwan) in the University area of Feng Chia, a location well known in Taichung City as a centre of food, shopping, late-night action and vibrant youth culture. Taichung is also a great base for making day trips out to Sun Moon Lake or other nearby areas that are popular with both locals and backpackers. Our hostel is situated very close to the well-known bustling Feng Chia Night Market one of Taichung's most famous Night Markets. At the Tomato rooms we take pride in providing accommodation and services that are of an unrivaled quality, and we believe our hostel facilities are second to none in Taichung or even Taiwan. Our friendly staff will make sure your accommodation is comfortable, clean, secure and of course enjoyable. Our goal is to make sure you enjoy your stay with Tomato Rooms so much that you will want to stay longer, or even recommend our services to other travelers. From all the Staff and Guests at Tomato Rooms Taichung City we look forward to seeing you here in the future and making your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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