The attendant (an elderly woman) could not speak a word of English. Did not honour or understand that I had already paid a deposit on Hostelworld.com, and asked for fees over and above the listed price. I recommended that Chaoma Hostel Taichung be delisted from the hostelworld site.
Probably the best value hostel in Taiwan for its location. Walking distance to the train station, the MRT, the river park, the night market, Se Shan hiking trails, and the sport centre gym and swimming pool.
The airconditioning is somewhat noisy and that together with the fan in the dorm makes for a restless night. But all it needs is for someone to take the mandate and turn the fan off or down. Mosquito control is good.