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Rising Sun Surf Inn Reviews

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

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105 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Situated in long building with houses next to highway on one side, boardwalk then beach. Don't take credit cards. Soaked up our cash. Arrogant owner seemed on edge. Mixed dorm ok. Women's dorm nice with windows towards beach. Men's dorm basically in a big closet. Private room over priced, no window, accessed via mixed dorm, only open to the mixed dorm over the top of door shares air - yuk.

  • 6th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are very sorry you didn't enjoy your visit here. Wai'ao is a small community between the mountains and the sea along the scenic East coast highway. We are a small business and we all work very hard. We take each visitors suggestions valuably, thank you for your feedback.


Amazing location, Right on the sea front with a stunning view of Turtle Island. You can wake up to the sound of crashing waves and the hostel is so chilled out. Not much to do in Wai Ao but you can hike some nearby mountains. The main attraction is of course the beach and i enjoyed some great surfing courtesy of the hostel. Staff are super friendly, interesting and helpful so there was never a dull moment. I strongly recommend this place to anyone who wishing to try their hand at surfing.

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments! hope to see you back!


On the beach, short hop to town, so if you're looking to get away from it all, but still be close to town, this is great. Candy was fabulous, and she went the extra mile (several) to help me straighten out a self-imposed mess. Thank you, Candy, and wishing you all the best!


Really friendly staff and nice spot on right on the beach.


I really enjoyed my stay at Rising Sun and highly recommend it. The staff are excellent, and the hostel is clean, comfortable, and right on the beach! The food was good, too. There's little to do in WaiAo itself, but the local train is right there, so it's easy to get around. My only concern was the security of the 8-bed dorm, which was in a separate building that was never locked.

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