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Rising Sun Surf Inn Reviews

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

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112 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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I did enjoy my stay. even it was only one night. I'll be back and try surfing next time!


I'm a return customer, try and come back to this place as much as possible. Typically dead quiet and peaceful in the weekdays, gets busier in the weekends, though its still an easy place to find some space to yourself. Right on the beach, with a healthy social atmosphere. Great place


Excellent location!! The station is just across the street, and the hostel is just facing the Pacific with 1 min walk to the beach!! Staff is helpful but facilities is below average, only one toilet/bathroom combined for 6 people live in the mixed dorm and plenty of surfers. No lockers in the room is another inconvenience. Great place to enjoy the view with some acceptable inconveniences.

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Place for everyone to stay. Good staff and different people all around the world pack in one place to share the trip story. Fantastic location. Surfer's heaven.

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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!

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