Hualien is a small town, so don't expect too much from this hostel - most people use it as a base to head to Taroko. 10-15 min walk to train station and 30 min walk to the night market. Owner doesn't speak much English, but part-time guy did (when i was there). All in all, can't complain
One of the best hostels I've been in. New decor, free breakfast, lots of staff members on hand, large rooftop laundry/drying racks. Rooms and sheets are clean. If I were to be completely nitpicky: there are only 2 showers, 3 toilets. They should provide shampoo and body wash like most other hostels, and they don't have hand towels near the sinks. But otherwise it was amazing!
Prime location a stone's throw from JR Fukushima or a comfortable walk from JR Osaka. Super helpful staff, also it didn't hurt that the one that I got help from the most was super cute ;)
The mixed dorm was actually a 'capsule' like room, not with bunk beds. Main reason for my terrible review was the staff. They seemed disinterested most of the time I asked questions, and they wouldn't let me leave my luggage for an extra day, even when I offered to pay for it... Would highly recommend AGAINST staying here.
Helpful staff that helped me book the Gunkanjima cruise. The rooms can be pretty high up and the stairs a little steep though, which could be difficult for some people. Otherwise, amazing hostel!
The hostel is a little dated and located in a pretty quiet neighbourhood (easy to walk from station but can be difficult at night).
Very helpful staff that speak good English. Everything is very new, and the bunk beds have curtains which is always a plus!