The hostel is good enough, with good facilities and rooms (although the beds are indeed terrible: noisy and very thin mattresses). Good value for money, considering also that they are one of the few that offers a fair free breakfast. Since they are located in the middle of a town, away from the beach and every other nice place in Kenting, it is a good deal to rent a scooter there for NT600. Or if you wanna spend the whole day in only one or two places, it's easy to catch a bus (30/50 one way)
I've been to a lot of different hostels in Taipei (since I spent quite a long time there) and can say there are no great ones. But within the possibilities, JV's is possibly the best one. Great atmosphere, with ppl from all around the world coming in and out everyday, very friendly staff, great location (right in the middle of a night market - for food - and 30 min walk from Taipei 101 - for entertainment, clubbing)
Good place, cheapest one there is in Taipei. It lacks though a more dazzling atmosphere (in the evenings, for example, instead of socializing, drinking, partying etc, people there stay in the common area just texting and using their computer), so if you'r looking to make some friends and interact with other people, this is probably not the hostel for you. There's also the fact that we guests were kicked out of the hostel because they were having some problems with the cops...can you imagine that
Great hostel! Nice structure and good value for money. The girls at the reception are really kind and helpful, specially Amanda.
Great hostel, had a really pleasant stay there. After reading some bad reviews here I was a little afraid I'd pick the wrong place to stay for more than a week in Beijing. They all turned out to be unrealistic to me. Maybe the not so good cleaniness is the only valid criti (plus the fact that beer in their bar is a little expensive). Otherwise, great, cheap, well located place (about 20 min walk from subway, in the core of a Hutong, so you get to experience the real local community)
Nice hostel, only stayed there for one night, but I can tell it is a nice place to rest. Staff is really helpful
Just... perfect. I've been in a lot of hostels so far, and this is probably the best of them all. Great people and atmosphere, parties every night... I don't know what else to say, the place is just perfect.
Day staff is nice, sympathetic and helpful. Night staff is not. Good hostel, confortable and clean, but lacks the typical spirit of hostels, with very few integration between people. I mean, there's not even a common area...
Actually not as good as I expected (by the description). Not confortable and very clean, the partying stuff may not be as good as it sounds... Oh, and while I was in Hatters, there were basically only men staying in there, sad fact.
Very nice hostel, it surprised me. However, location is not very good (comparing to the other hostels in Cardiff, its actually very far! - but the city is not that big and it takes 15 min walking from the centre)
It looked more like a hotel than a hostel (but with the price of a hostel!) - which is good, the conforts of a hotel. The only issue is that it is far from everything (although it is near a metro station, so it's not really a huge problem).
I honestly thought I paided for something better than that. No doubt it is very well located, but the facilities are very lousy and unconfortable, the shower is kinda broken, clogged etc (and there's only one for the entire hostel!). The rooms are hot and full of mosquitos (because we have to leave the windows opened). Well, to make things short, I wouldn't recommend this hostel to anyone. For the same amount of money you can surely find something better!