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Rising Sun Surf Inn Reviews

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

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87 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Clean and safe with friendly owners and staff right beside the beach.


This is a gem! Staff are incredibly welcoming, surf lessons/rentals are fantastic & affordable, the location is unbelievable on the non-crowded beach & Turtle Island straight in front of you. It's such a friendly atmosphere, met a lot of really great people, wish I stayed longer than 1 night! Plus that day bed in the main area is wonderful for a nap after surfing. The 8 mixed dorm is spacious & comfortable & secure, although there's nothing to worry about in Wai'ao--it's a worry-free place!


Staff and owner were all super friendly. Great location right on the beach.


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)

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