Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


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


    18 Feb 2021
    Shortest distance from exit of train station to the hostel, which is inside the Family Market. Only 2 floors, wide, where big luggage can be little drag. Website itself has more details on work-exchange for bed and 1 week 2 weeks, or a month stay can be discounted. 50% discount if you stay 1 month. Lounge is nice, not huge, enter the kitchen from the lounge is tight. Overall, an awesome hostel.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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