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“Wouldn't recommend it to anyone”
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Fashion house 26
Ranked #46 of 246 Taichung B&B and Inns
TAIPEI CITY
2 reviews
“Wouldn't recommend it to anyone”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I wouldn't recommend this hostel for several reasons. First of all, the location though convenient, is somewhat hard to find right away. Taxi driver took me to the place using directions on the hostel's blog and I got off nearby, then I couldn't find the hostel and walked past by it several times since it has no sign or anything to indicate it's a hostel.
Then, when I finally found it, it turned out that the owner messed up the dates or totally forgot about my reservation (which was made 2 weeks prior to arrival and deposit was paid as requested) and there were no available rooms. Then he said he will find a room for me to stay at a different hostel, which turned out to be some kind of cheap lovers' motel right on the busy street of Feng Jia Night Market. I refused to stay there, he then took me back to his hostel and offered me a room, which I later learned was his own room he occasionally stayed at when he didn't go back to his place in town.
The room was OK, but nothing like I've seen on the pictures, but I was so tired to care more. The bathroom/laundry room was not in the room, but across the hall. At night, I was disturbed by noises from the hallway since the room's door was made out of glass, so wasn't soundproof.
Overall, I had a terrible night, didn't sleep well and still had to pay the full price for the room which wasn't even supposed to be given for guests to stay at.
Wouldn't return there and wouldn't recommend it to anyone who plans their trip ahead and doesn't want any unpleasant surprises.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

I've made booking for four persons room, it was truly disappoint when seeing there were only has 1 double bed & the others was metal bunk bed. The double bed was good but the bunk bed are attached with 2 inches hard mattress, with no proper bed sheet on it, the owner claimed that the mattress protector was the bed sheet, no comforter as well only with those very thin blanket. No towels & toiletries until request.

Another thing to mention was during the booking, I was deal with the hostel owner, Sam on email, right before confirm the booking with him I noticed there are no exist photo of four persons room in his blog of Fashion 26 & following was his replied to me "I design and built a bunk bed around 6 months ago. I am too lazy to update my blog and therefore no 4 persons room picture. I have an idea to renew my wall design by using bicycle parts. So after redecoration completed, may start a new blog'' however there was no single mention of the room type so we expect for either 2 double bed or 4 single bed which most of the same ranking hostel would provide.

On the next day morning we met & made our complain to the owner (Sam) about the bed matter, and we was glad that he gave us a promise will get us another 2 person room by the evening & with very minimal charges, we gladfully accept the offer for our comfort. However when we go back to our hostel & the owner gave the terrible news about he had gave the room to some walk in customer and the hostel was full house.

Lastly, there are no lift and imagine you have to carry your big luggage up to the 2nd floor, especially for a girl. We did stayed at another hostel which had more spacious four persons room, good bed (2 double bed) and comes with all basic hotel amenities you would expect. The location are right inside the famous Feng Jia night market the most of all with cheaper rate!

I'm writing these just to share my own experience with Fashion House 26 with no judgement.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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We had a bit of a hard time finding it. The taxi driver took us to a different hotel but the hotel people called the owner and he was there right away. The room was modern and super clean. The bed was very comfy. We really enjoyed staying there. The best thing is how close it is to the night market.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

This hostel is located in the same area as many of the other hostels near feng jia night market 逄甲夜市 (5 minutes walk). If you have a taiwan sim card, you can give the owner a call and he will pick you up at the bus stop opposite Qiao Guang Da Xue僑光大學.

To get to the hostel on your own from High Speed Rail, take the free High Speed Rail shuttle bus no. 12. You only need to show your high speed rail ticket to get on for free. Alight at Feng Jia University 逄甲大學 or the stop before when you see a PUMA (which is nearer to the hostel). The nearest bus interchange from the hostel is Chao Ma 朝馬. From Taoyuan International Airport桃園機場, you can take any of the buses to Chaoma朝馬. From Chaoma 朝馬, take any bus that goes to Qiao Guang Da Xue僑光大學. A couple of stops and you are at the Feng Jia 逄甲大學 stop. Beware though it takes around 10 minutes from the bus stop to the hostel.

It is not the typical hostel, more to an ensuite room with a double bed at a price for an hostel. The room is quite modernly decorated. Owner was friendly and will give tips on places and attractions to visit. Security is good as per buildings in the area where you need to go pass 2 sensors before you get to the room.

However, no towels/toiletries was provided and also no water/water heater/hairdryer in the room. There is no actual door to the bathroom but only a shower curtain. Rooms are located above level 1 and there are no lifts, so you will definitely need to lug your luggage up the stairs. Room price does not include breakfast, but all the better as there are so much delicious food in Feng Jia Night Market逄甲夜市!

I've stayed in 2 other hostels in this areas at similar prices and as compared to the 2 hostels, this one falls short from the others as they do not have enough "equipment" in the room. Other than that, it was a comfortable stay and value-for-money. Definitely worth considering if you need a room near Feng Jia night Market逄甲夜市.

Do visit some of the "blind masseuse按摩" shops in the area at Feng Jia night market逄甲夜市 for some good massage and some good karma. The massages are affordably priced and do wonders after a tiring day at the night market逄甲夜市. In particular, look for this shop with the 按摩100元 logo named 弘安 located in between PUMA and GNC and at the main road opposite NET. From the hostel, walk directly to the main road and turn left till you reach GNC/PUMA.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

If you are looking for some budget stay for 1 or 2 days, this is the place to go for. The homestay is located quite near to the night market and there are plenty of food around the homestay. It's easy to take a cab to other place as well.

The room is a bit small but worth the money. No breakfast provided.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

http://fashionhome26.blogspot.com
h/p 0961-406082

This apartment guest house is also listed at LP.
The rooms are very well kept,and cleaned .Different room different setting with 32"LCD TV.
All room with A/C and attached bathroom.
The location is great ,just a short walk from the famous" Feng Chia" night market.
There is a university nearby and this place is very safe and busy.
Sam the host is extremely friendly,giving great tips to where to go for sight seeing.
What are the must try foods at the night market.

Room Tip: Top floor for a great view
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Fashion house 26
Address: No.26 Lane 162 Wenhua Road, Taichung, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Taichung
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