Been staying at this nice place at the Ximen area since arriving in Taipei last Sunday. Affordable accomodations are not exactly easy to find in Taipei. I’m not very comfortable with dorm rooms and shared bathrooms which means I have a higher than usual expense for a budget traveler. My previous accomodations have been clean, comfortable, and accessible. My latest find, however, is the best.
Holiday Fun Hostel is at Ximen area about 10 minutes walk. From Exit 6 of MRT Ximen, just follow the road where Watson’s is (Chengdu Rd). Just go straight ahead past Xinyi South Rd. On the corner of Taipei Cooperative Bank across a Starbucks, turn right to Kunming Rd. Keep walking past the Taipei National Hospital. After the 2nd stoplight, you will see a massage shop. Turn left. You will see Cheers Hotel.
My request for a first floor room when I booked at Agoda was granted. I was given A05 at the end of the corridor. On entering, I was really surprised how modern, neat, and clean it was. It looked more like a mini hotel room than a budget room in a hostel. It even had wallpaper!
The room was quite small but it felt cozy rather than cramped. It was after all a single room so you can’t expect much of a space. Here’s a shot with all my stuff. You can see there’s enough space for my luggage and for me to move around.
The view isn’t much but anyone who stays at budget accomodations know that windows are a huge come-on. The back alley was quiet and the thick glass managed to keep any noise out.
There’s also a large lcd tv fronting the bed.
Everyone from the cleaning ladies to the front desk staff are very friendly and greet you all the time. My room was also cleaned every day and toiletries and bottled water replenished all the time.
I booked Holiday Fun Hostel at Agoda. Take note that payment is refundable upon booking unlike other accomodations which let you cancel up to a certain time period.
Late check- out is NT300 hour. You can leave your luggage with them.