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Taroko Liwu Hostel Reviews

No.242-2 Fushih Village, Sioulin Township, Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan

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85%

Rating
127 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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86%

this place is near to bus stop, 7-eleven and some eateries. there is even a native run restaurant across the street. Ken is very helpful in advising us the best trails for our needs and timing. we stayed in a 4-bed mixed dorm and the beds are rock solid and individually fitted with power plug, lights and curtains. Just watch out for their operating time and keep Ken posted on your schedule. he will be more than happy to advice you accordingly.


94%

Good Place right at the entrance of the Taroko Gorge. Clean, comfortable and very friendly staff. I will come again!


74%

The location is great. Nice staff. Really simple hostal.

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

A good hostel; a mixed stay. Excellent location and easy to spot from the bus. A married couple with newborn runs it, and their family visits on the w/e. Don't take a rest day on Sunday. The kitchen was almost always being used or seemed like had just been used. But both owners are friendly and I'm the only guest who ever used the kitchen while there. The 2nd most comfortable bed and pillow in Taiwan. Blackout curtains. Shower temp fluxed due to gas heating. Hostel closes from 11-3, be careful.


86%

Ken and his wife are really helpful and provide really good advice about what to do around and best spots. You will feel good in this hostel where you can get ready to climb mountains or just relax after a sportive day. You will enjoy your stay in this hostel really close to Taroko headquarter and mountains !


83%

comfortable hostel, close to the taroko mountains.


94%

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The location is great for the gorge. They told us the hostel is closed during the day, so if you wanted to spend a week here exploring the gorge, you can't have a rest day. The hot water was all hot or nothing, very annoying after a big day.


100%

Fantastic and friendly place. Great location that makes a great base for going on hikes in Taroko National Park.

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


83%

We stayed three nights here in a Japanese-style room (mats, sheets, pillow, blanket). This was fine for my friend and I. Although some might care that this resulted in a fairly hard sleeping surface (harder/firmer than the typical Taiwanese mattress). The location was perfect - great for making day trips into the gorge! The main guy speaks good English and was super accommodating to whatever we asked. Also, notable - we received clean sheets each day. I would stay here again!

  • 1st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The hostel owner Ken was so helpful and kind. Taroko is a lovely quiet place with lots to do. A place that is relaxing but exciting at the same time. I loved it here.

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

No restaurants close by, we got our share of 7-11 for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The park shuttle is right out front of the hostel, which is very convenient.


83%

The hostel was very nice and cozy and the owner was incredible nice. We could let our stuff there before check-in and after check-out. Lockers in the rooms were a plus. If you wanna spend the day near Taroko Gorge, this hostel is just 10min by foot from the entrance of the National park. Would definitely stay here again.


100%

The Hostel is conveniently located at the entrance of Taroko National Park. The hostel owner (Ken) was very friendly and taught me how to travel to Xincheng by taking a bus and train, instead of the conventional train (Save Costs!!). There are lockers in the rooms, and the common area is huge to interact and chill with other hostellers. The bed was cozy and has curtains for privacy. Will definitely visit this hostel again!


100%

Great location for exploring the gorge. Five minute walk from visitor centre. Really close to train station, just a short cheap taxi. Run by a lovely family. Note: this place is perfect for the gorge but the area is quite quiet at sundown, there are a couple of good restaurants but if you're looking for nightlife it's not here. This place is for those who want an early night to get the most out of the gorge in the day, and for that it's perfect.


89%

friendly and helpful staff, staff goes the extra mile, e. g. shuttle to near - by train station, taking you out for the night market


83%

The hostel has a perfect location about a 5-10 min walk to the entrance of the park. The bus one can take from Hualien into Taroko National Park as a stop 1 min away from the hostel. Perfect location if one wishes to get an early start. There's a 7 eleven about a 5 min walk away and there are a few smaller local family places where it was easy to get something for dinner. So absolutely no issue getting food, drinks both for the day trips or in the evening. Staff is excellent and very helpful!




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