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Rising Sun Surf Inn Reviews

No. 236, Section 2, Binhai Rd, Toucheng Township, Ilan, Taiwan

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78 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Rising Sun Surf Inn is a great place to stay if you intend to go there to surf. which is the purpose of this hostel. In general the place is clean. However, the mixed dorm had no wifi and that was an issue. Overall it's still great.


If you like the beach, ocean, sunshine and surfing, this is the place to be! Staffs are very helpful, the only downside are there are not many restaurant or cafe nearby, but the train station is just right next door.


great hostel!! very nice and chilled little village,staff are really nice,food is good too.right opposite train station and the small town is only a 30 min walk or $15 (twd)and one stop for train ride.they also have board rental.coffee shop a short walk down the beach.


Great staff. Great location. Great surf...but that's all it's got, so if you don't like surfing, go somewhere else. If you do like surfing, stay here! Oh and there's litteralt no convenience store in Wai-ao so make sure to stock up on supplies in Ilan or Touchen prior to arriving. Trains only run every hour from Wai-ao. Thanks Rising sun for your hospitality! :)


the staff is so lovely!!!


One of my top 5 hostels ! Perfect location in front of the ocean and accessible to all commodities. And the spot is perfect to learn surfing. Special point to the awsome staff !!

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The private room isn't private enough! We can hear the murmur during midnight from mix dorm. And Hostel just located by industrial road. When the truck pass by the wall is shaking and bad sound proof. But the cleanliness is really good and passionate staff.


Country Life, quiet ,peaceful environment, friendly staff, clean, home made breadfast, 1 minutes to beach, full service even pick up and drop off at the train station if needed, highly recommended.


the rising sun is a great place to get a breath of fresh air right in front of the pacific ocean. it's also a great place to surf whereas you beginner or advanced level!! the staff are really friendly and always concerned about their guest, as well as cooking some delicious meal, helping to fing out about transportation... feels like at home!!!!

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