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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Oldman Captain

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Refurbished from an old section of the railway station, Old Man Captain Hostel hopes to give you a one of a kind experience in Tainan. We preserved the historic significance of this unique piece of architecture, and remodeled it into a homey environment for backpackers around the globe in the prime location right next to Tainan Station, so you may step out and explore Tainan right after you get off the train! (it’s 1 min away, you couldn’t miss us!) Come up and say hey to the captain, he will tell you everything there is to know about Tainan.

The staff can provide information about the area including best tourist attractions restaurants, shopping and museums.
Tainan railway station or bus stations can be reached in less than a 1 minute walk from the hoste

Please note:
-Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
-Check in from 09:30 to 21:00 .
-Check out from 11:00
-Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
-Taxes included.
-Breakfast not included.
-No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 6.7

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Mar 2019
    Right above the train station basically. Nice/easy place to stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Aug 2020
    First time to use a hostel. Great central location next to train station. Very fun to find the doorway inside a family mart. Staff could speak English and give recommendations. Surprisingly quiet and had a good sleep. The shared bathroom and shower areas were a bit smelly for me though. Lounge and daily event to meet other travelers.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    09 Jul 2019
    Great group at this hostel and an unbeatable location. Staff really fostered a wonderful sense of community.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Nov 2018
    had a great time staying here!! the staff are so friendly and helpful and the nightly events are very entertaining! the location is also absolutely AMAZING, literally steps from the train station exits
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Jan 2019
    The hostel was overall quite good. When coming out of the train station it is immediately next to the bubble tea shop on the left. Despite being hard to find at first it is a great location. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms ok. Loved the activities they had to offer every night. Staff was also really helpful in telling us what there was to do and how we’d get there. Would definitely stay again!
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    25 Dec 2018
    Hostel was right beside Tainan Station, which was very convenient. Pretty clean too. One of the bathrooms had a shower with a massive window right beside it - don't open it wide or else everyone outside can see into the shower. Would recommend staying here.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    31 May 2019
    Amazing location, literally right in the train station. If you have valuables I would recommend taking them with you when you go out because the lockers don't have locks. There are only 3 showers and they are combined with the toilet so when you shower you get the whole place wet.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    08 May 2019
    Wasn't that bad but remember it's cheap for a reason. There wasn't so much atmosphere, nor anything special. The staff was helpful but not super welcoming when you arrive. The bed was a foam mattress not so comfy, and customers are mainly taiwanese or chinese, so expect people leaving lights on and ac blasting cold all night long. But it's really close to the main station (almost inside of it) and nothing really really bad to complain. A nice budget option, take it for what it's worth.
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Dec 2018
    Overall well kept hostel with kind staffs who work very hard to help the visitors. The location is actually very nice; it's just right up Tainan train station and very close to bus stops. But at the same, because of its location, you will hear a lot of noise. Unfortunately I couldn't sleep very well. So please mind it if you are a person who is very sensitive to noise. Still I want to recommend this place to people who is stopping by Tainan for a short trip.
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    18 Sep 2019
    The location is great. However I didn't feel my things were quite safe. The door to my room did not lock so anyone could walk in. There was a lot of noise in the evening being so close to the station. Not from trains but people and taxis.
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet café
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi