Sleeping Boot Backpacker Hostel Reviews
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Because of Fong, the owner, I was able to do Juilu Old Trail in Taroko Gorge, as he could tell me how to arrange a permit (also because it was a quiet time of the year, don't expect it will always be possible). His travel info for the independent traveller is excellent anyway. He 's very friendly, too. The hostel is clean and modern with everything you need, between train station and centre. Both walking distance (10 tot 15 minutes). Also a good place to meet other travellers.
Really a nice hostel. Take the time to tell what can be done in and around hualien! Really enjoyed my stay here!
The staff are great, they were very helpful and patient explaining how to organize my trip to Taroko, thanks for a wonderful stay!
Overall is wealth to stay. Staff is good, if you travelling alone, he will come to you and introduce you to others.
The staff was super friendly in showing me where would be good to go or eat in town. The place is exceptionally clean and well maintained. Definitely a great place to stay if you're looking to visit Taroko or other surrounding areas.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Really friendly guys. Location was walking distance to the station (so easy to get to after arriving from other locations, and easy to get to the shuttle bus), and walking distance to the main shopping and eating area of hua lien. Clean, has a nice homely feel when you enter and usable lounge and dining area.
Very hospitable and friendly owner. Staff will take the time to sit down with you and explain your options for visiting Hualien and Toroko Gorge. Customer service is great! Because of the staffs' attention to detail and staying on top of things, I decided to visit Toroko Gorge a day earlier than planned since a very popular trail was closing for two-months the next day. The hostel is a quick 12-15 mins walk from the train station.
What sets this hostel apart from others I had stayed in Taiwan is the customer service provided by the owner and staff ! They are very helpful in helping planning my trip and go out of their way in assisting us. Chi Fong was really really helpful and kind. Many thanks to you. Will highly recommend this hostel to any traveller staying in Hualien !!!
10 mins from Hualien Train station, nice and clean rooms, friendly staff! rent a scooter and you can easily visit places like taroko and even places further away! rental cost 400 taiwan dollar per day on average!
Feng is so nice. He will tell u everything u will need. It's a cozy and clean house. If I come back to hualien ,I will stay here again!
The host of sleeping boot is soooooooooo nice,I really enjoy five days in there.
walking distance to the town and to the train station.
The moment I reached the hostel, the staff gave me a brief orientation on the sights to see and the recommended food around the area. Very helpful and useful for me as I was a little lost and not sure what to do. They constantly check on me, as a lone traveller, making me feel really at home in the hostel. Highly recommended.
Staff are super nice, even treated two of us for breakfast. Also, they kept tabs on what everyone was doing and helped organise people for excursions, etc, to save money. The only downside is the lack of showers, but actually this didn't seem to be a problem, the guests were quick, and I was able to shower pretty much when I chose. Also, there is no washing machine, but you can hand wash, or there is a self-serve laundrette almost across the street if you have a full load.
Best hostel I've stayed at so far. If you're not looking for a party hostel, this hostel is simply amazing. It's super clean, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. It really feels like home!
Such an awesome.hostel, the staff is really friendly. Had a blast here, can recommend it to anyone!:)
I would want to say thank you to Paul the hostel manager for being a good host. He made an effort to make me comfortable in the hostel. He picked me up with his scooter when I could not find the hostel. He offered to "drive" me to the laundry and he offered to "drive" me to the train station in his Taiwanese scooter. A nice guy. The single room was very comfortable and the atmosphere was friendly. A great hostel with a great host! Thanks for the kiwi fruit too,Paul! Cheers!
Great hostel; location was perfect between the train station and city center. Clean and comfy too!