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The hostel is within the Chengkong University grounds so it definitely has a "youthful" atmosphere around. The transportation system around Tainan isn't as extensive as the ones in Taipei and Kaohsiung hence it might be difficult to go around the place (though the hostel offers bike rentals). The staff are very friendly and the bathrooms and toilets are very clean.
very clean hostel. I booked a 3 bed dorm and ended up getting the room all to myself because no one else booked. hostel is very nice, just a little out of the way from the center and the staff was nice enough, just that warm. would recommend this hostel, especially if you're looking for a clean place.
This was the best hostel I have ever seen. The staff was super-nice, the place was immaculate, and the location very convenient. Please note that the map that they send you is from the Main Train Station not the HSR so if you're going to Tainan take the slow train if you have time(4H from Taipei NT700) or you'll need to hop on the local train(30 or so minutes, NT25). Enjoy!
I'd say this is a wonderful hostel: clean, well equipped and nicely staffed. Maybe you could add a board outside the front door.
Very quiet environment, nice bathroom!
Stuff there are very helpful ~and.... humorous!
I like the little details added to the hostel - bed lamp, sanitary pads in the toilet (very considerate especially for girls), snacks/tea in the kitchen. Bike rental was a little expensive, and the hostel only provide 24-hour rental. Unless you're staying up all night, otherwise the remaining 12 hours go to waste. And if you return your bike late, you'll have to pay for another day's rent.
A lot of care has been taken into running this hostel. Facilities are excellent. I expected that the front desk would know about all the different hikes around the area but it seems only one member of the staff knows everything about them. English is adequate but not excellent. Not a warm, homely hostel, but an efficient one. Location is so so, it's on the less central side of the train tracks. But Tainan is small-ish, so it's not too big a deal.
Great building, nice community layout with a comfortable main common area that serves the whole hostel. Bathrooms were spotless. It's located a bit far from the station, but it's on a cute street with restaurants in what appears to be a university district; just the kind of street that hostels ought to be on.
I had a great stay at City Hut 1828. The staff was helpful beyond words. They really went out of their way to provide information about Guanziling (hot to get there and which hot spring resort was best). I will definitely stay there again if I have a chance.
Good facility with friendly staff
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
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Nice location, comfortable and casual. There are many restaurants nearby, you have many choice for your meals. The hostel is clean, cozy and the garden is nice for relaxing.
What a good value hostel....pretty and clean rooms and toilets...great looking kitchen with free coffee and cookies....arty farty decor...so cool to stay here!!! Very comfortable mattress.
It is near the main railway station and with their clear instruction you could easily reach them. What else can I say？Very very thoughtful details. It beats very hostel I have lived in 40 cities around Europe!!! And Tainan is definitely the cultural heart in Taiwan. I really enjoyed my stay there with 1828!
Everything is great, except the staff wasn't really enthusiastic. I was asking something about the bus, the staff replied me with several 'I don't know about that', and then kept playing his computer. I mean, there are only 2 major bus lines in Tainan, how difficult would it be to know all the information about it for a staff?
Had a good time here. Nothing amazing but nothing wrong either. Solid
Very nice hostel. Good place to meet people. Very friendly and careful staff. And the best facilities I ve seen so far.
Very cool hostel right in one of the fancier streets around Cheng Kung University. They have a cool courtyard, too. Visit the campus when something's happening. City centre is on the other side of the station, but there's Taiwanese (pancake) breakfast just across the alley, a good breakfast place nearby and night markets around.
The location of the hostel is excellent. it is nearby bus and train stations. The area is also pretty nice because it is quiet, but busy at the same time. There are many places to eat and shop. The hostel is super clean, compared to others I have seen. Very nicely organized and decorated as well. As for the staff, they weren't so friendly unfortunately.