Directions to Banana Hostel
Map & Directions
If you'll arrive from Taoyuan International Airport, you could take a taxi directly to Banana Hostel, it cost about TWD.1000-1300, but it's cheaper to take the buses. It's about 40 minute to take a bus from the airport to Taipei Main Station, then transfer to bus 22 in front of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, there will be only 4 stops to Xinyi Hangzhou intersection, where is very near by Banana.
If coming from the airport directly by taxi, be sure to first call us from the airport to tell us when to expect you.
Most taxi drivers do not speak English, so be certain to have a printout of the Chinese address and directions with you. The trip should cost about 1300 Taiwan dollars (US $40), compared to the NT $150 (US $5) the bus costs, detailed below.
We also can arrange airport pick-up as needed, price and detail please contact us.
You can buy bus tickets before boarding at ticket counters, which are located in the Arrival Passenger Reception Areas of both Terminals of the airport. There you can also find free travel info and maps. The attendants speak English and can help you buy a bus ticket for either Taipei Main Station, which costs about 130 Taiwan dollars (US $4.5).
If you take the bus to Taipei Main Station, you will see a very tall building which is Shin Kong Mitsukoshi just opposite to Taipei Main Station, and you can take the bus 22 in front of it.
When you get on the bus you just insert coin to the box next to the driver, a ride cost NT $15 (US $0.5). There will be only 4 stops to Xinyi Hangzhou intersection where is very near by Banana.
From Xinyi Hangzhou intersection to Banana
When you arrive Xinyi Hangzhou intersection, you will see Chiang-Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in the right-back side, and starbucks is at the other corner. Cross the road and head to starbucks, walk down Xinyi Rd. about 3 minutes, you will see Banana is No. 23 in your left side.
Note: We apologize in advance for not having a huge sign outside. Hotels have a lot more influence on the business regulations for lodgings, and they wrote them so that hostels aren't allowed to advertise themselves very openly. Other hostels in Taipei are also low-key and don't have signs either. Sorry!
**To all of the people who want to visit us, there is no 24 hr reception in Banana, therefore, please inform us up to 3 hours before arrival.