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Taroko Liwu Hostel Reviews

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

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85%

Rating
131 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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83%

Li-Wu Hostel was our first ever hostel experience and I must say that we really loved it! We arrived at night and were given a warm welcome by Ken and his wife. Both of them have good knowledge of Hualien and Taroko Gorge and are able to give good recommendations of sights and activities. To Ken and your wife: Thank you for the enjoyable stay! Wish you all the best! To fellow travellers: rent a scooter or a car at Xincheng or Hualien, it makes travelling around much easier!

  • 9th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

We had a amazing stay at the taroko liwu hostel. Ken and his wife Ellen are so kind, they will help u with everything. Thanks again for everything. The hostel is nice and clean and is located perfectly next to the park.

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

It was a very nice hostel, and close to taroko gorge. The couple who runs the hostel is very kind and helpful. Although the kitchen was a bit messy, it felt nice and homey. I would recommend this hostel to anyone.


94%

Was very happy with my stay at Liwu. The staff was so hospitable and the location couldn't be better! Will only stay at Liwu when visiting Taroko in the future...

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.




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