Taohuawoo Youth Hostel Reviews
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Fine. Directions from station could be clearer, and bar is too expensive, but comfy beds were good
Firstly, I wouldn't recommend this hostel to western travellers, as during my stay, the entire hostel seemed to be occupied by only Chinese tourists. I still met some lovely people, but if you're looking to mix & mingle with other cultures, this isn't the place for you. The staff were hit and miss. Good lockers in the room, but very hard beds! The showers were bearable but could be cleaner. Only Asian toilets! Common bar area not widely used. Walking distance to many attractions was a plus.
Chinese speaking foreigner. Dorms are 1.3x1.3x2m plywood boxes and stiff as can be. Lockers were great, staff decent but not overly welcoming. Bit of a walk from bars and bus stops, if that's your thing. Take a taxi from the train station. Most drivers won't take you down Taohuau St.
This hostel is OK, at best. It's rather tired, old and warn requiring some renovations. One good thing is the good size of the dorm rooms, quiet location and a rather good bar adjoining the reception area. It is a long walk from the metro station. It's fine for a short stay.
This was an average hostel experience. We only stayed for one night.
It was located near the bei si pagoda, so a bit outside the main tourist crawl, but you could still walk to places. The street the hostel is down is cobbled so not very convenient if you do not have a backpack (and taxis won't go down it). The staff weren't overly helpful, questions were met with a grunt, and their English is not great. The shared toilets and bathrooms were really dirty, and the shower lights werent working so we had to shower with the door open which wasn't very nice.