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Hualien 11 Reviews

No.54, Guofu 13 St., Hualien, Taiwan

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274 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Lisa was positive and helpful - she even got us on a beautiful bus tour down to Kenting that dropped us right off at our next hostel. The location is ok, but a bit of a walk from any of the main areas. About 5 mins to the train station, 20 to the night market, and 30 to downtown. Our room was big and beautifully decorated with a four-poster bed! Everything was pretty clean, though the fake plants in our room were coated in a ridiculous amount of dust - I'd rather there be no fake plants.


Lisa is an amazing person and the hostel was perfect.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The owner and staff are friendly and laid back. We had a mix up with our room but it was an easy fix. Dulan is an absolutely beautiful place, we were very pleased with how low key, inexpensive and quiet it was. A short walk to the beach and an amazing Vietnam restaurant you have to try if you make it out. Recommended for easy goers.

  • 9th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Minsu is 10 min from the train station. I got into Hualien at 10.30am. Went to buy return train ticket to Taipei, then check out public bus schedule before heading to the minsu. The bus station is in the front station and you need to exit from the back station to get to the minsu. There is an excellet ru rou fan 3 mins walk from the minsu. A great breakfast place about 15 mins walk from the minsu. They sell sao bing you tiao, soya drink, jiaozi. It has 70 years history. Lots of locals queue.


We had a nice stay at Hualien 11. Lisa was very helpful getting tours arranged, but beware: if you are going to Kenting from Hualien, do NOT take the tour bus she recommends, unless you enjoy 10.5 hrs of loud Taiwanese R&B and at least a dozen mostly pointless stops. Aside from that tour, we had no complaints. Our room was nice. The location wasn't spectacular but it was easy enough to get around and I get the sense that in Hualien there aren't a lot of amazing locations for hotels.


Our stay at Hualien 11 was just perfect! We only stayed there for 2 nights and would've loved to stay longer if our programme allowed. Lisa who owns the hostel is the most helpful and caring host and is always around to offer advice and recommend fantastic places for tourists to explore. Examples of the activities that we undertook were: River hiking, Dolphin watching and a hiking tour of Taroko National park. The location is ideal, not far from a night market- this place is beautiful!


Lisa was really friendly and helpful ! Suggested tours that is affordable and provided great service in Hualien. Recommended taxi service and made sure we don't get ripped off. Able to provide pick up and drop of service from train station. Rooms were clean and spacious. Air condition works great. Definitely rebooking when I visit Hualien again !

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


Really nice stay at Hualien 11 for us (group of 4 girls). Shower and toilet were a decent level of cleanliness. Air conditioning worked great, beds were so comfortable! Lisa is very helpful and she cleaned all of our clothes for us free of charge! Really nice lady and very helpful, would stay here again. It's only a 10 minute walk from the station and really close to the local food market. Great location for excursions to Taroko Gorge as well

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