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It's was my comfortable stay here! I walked 15 mins to the hostel from train station. Amy and Ann were so helpful to provide me a lot of the travel information such as the food must try in Keelung night market, and places that local people will love to go which nearby the tourist spot. The hostel is clean and the bed in the dorm is so comfortable. When I left the hostel, Amy fetched me to the train station with her scooter. It was an amazing experience to ride a scooter in a cold weather.
Some of the most helpful and friendly staff I've ever encountered at any hostel! Amy and Ann are veritable tour guides, and provide you with an almost overwhelming amount of material and options to explore the fine city of Keelung upon your arrival. The hostel itself is a little out there (10-15 minute walk to nearest train station), but they offer free shuttle pick up and drop off to the nearest train station. Can't recommend this place enough.
Friendly and the most accommodating hostel staff I've ever met! Room was clean, and the facikities were good (Wifi coverage, washing machine, computer). Be sure to try the breakfast spots recommended by the staff!
A wonderful place to stay in a quiet neighbor hood. The staff is great too!!
- Novice Nomad
- American Samoa
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Really nice hostel and management. No worries about the distance to keelung due to there are buses often
It feels like living with a local family. The two ladies, Amy and Ann are sooo friendly and can help out with everything (food translations in mandarin to experience thr local non-tourist restaurants, transportation,...). They created a lot of tour descriptions to discouver the local, beautyfull area.
Amy and Ann are super helpful lending information on all the things to do in the area. The rooms, common areas, and bathrooms are super clean and well-maintained. The location is a little out of the way, but it's easy to catch a train or bus (both within 5-10 walk) to get where you want to go. Overall, a solid hostel!
This hostel is run by Amy and Ann who are extremely helpful and friendly. They gave me lots of advice on which places to see in the area, how to get there by ublic transport and what is good at the local restaurants and night markets. As I was new to Taiwan and travelling on my own, this was extremely helpful! The hiking trail up to the nearby mountain, passing the Tai'an falls is beautiful and definitely a must see when staying at this hostel.
Very helpful and friendly staff! Gave me lots of tips and travel advice. Would definitely stay at the hostel again!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)