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General Group Booking Terms

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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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Rising Sun Surf Inn hostel on the beach in Wai-ao, Yilan County. The building was built in 60's, a very old and traditional taiwanese building in a small fish village.
A perfect place to have fun, relax and enjoy the beautiful Northeast coast of Taiwan. Overlooking the ocean with great views of Turtle Island and the sunrise! International surf coaches and surfboard rentals available!
We created Waiao beach and respect the original life here also take care of environmental protection.

*** 1st Floor***
Outside shower rooms, after surfing and check-out.
Counter for checking-in & check-out, surf lessons register and service.
Our small restaurant is open table seating, we serve simple western and taiwanese breakfast, lunch and dinner along with beer . Our founder has traveled around the world in search of beautiful places and strive to bring an international flavor to the beach culture in Taiwan. We have seating on the boardwalk with great view of the surf!

***Hostel 2nd Floor***
Mix 4 beds dorm
Mix 6 beds dorm
Japanese style private room ( No lock)
A great ocean views on the balcony, a common space
Shared bathroom with hot shower and toiletries.

***Surfing Lessons and Surfboard Rentals***
International surfing coaches are on site to provide a great experience on the beautiful black sands of Wai-ao, Taiwan. Our coaches are from different countries around the world. We offer group and private lessons and always limit our student/instructor ratio to provide the best instructional quality possible. Surfboard rentals for the day are also offered on site. It's just a short walk to the beach!

***Other activities***
Paragliding off the mountain and land on the beach, famous hot spring village of jiaoxi, Luodong night market, fish market, waterfall and mountain hiking, turtle island and dolphin watching boat trips are just some of the other activities other than enjoying the beach and surf! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 May 2018
    Great little surfer hostel in the middle of a small village in Wai'ao that backs up onto the beach. Candy and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2018
    My two friends and I stayed at Rising Sun over the weekend and we can't wait to return!! The atmosphere is so kind, friendly, and relaxed. The staff is willing to help with anything, whether it's travel recommendations or helping us practice our Chinese.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2018
    I love this place! Perfect location, right opposite the train station and right on he beach. The vibe it super chill and the staff are friendly. Surfboard and wet suit rental is very reasonable and can be discounted if you help with some beach clean up!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2018
    We had an amazing weekend @Rising Sun Surf Inn. The hostel is super clean, food is delicious and you can rent surfboards with all the stuff you need for fair prices. The crew is awesome and I’ll come back for sure! It’s one of be best hostels I’ve ever stayed in!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 Aug 2019
    Love this place! Will most definitely stay again! Perfect location, staff are so so friendly, Tortilla the dog is so cute! Loved it. Only stayed one night as a last minute plan, but wish I would've stayed the whole weekend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2019
    I was very happy with my stay at the Rising Sun Surf Hostel. The location is perfect, 2 minutes walk from the railway station located directly at the beach. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful with any kind of inquires. The Rooms are very simple, nicely decorated and very clean. There is a small balcony with view on the ocean for everyone to use. Didn't take the surf classes this time but definitely looking forward to come back and take some classes in this perfect environment.
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    20 May 2018
    If you want to surf and live by the beach affordably this is worth leaving Taipei for. The owner Candy and the rest of the staff are really chill. Before coming I saw reviews that there's not much food here but there's a nice pizza place across the street and the nearby town isn't that far by train as long as you catch the train that comes ever 20 minutes. Lots of bugs as you would expect outside of the city. Too bad I heard they're not renewing their lease after July :( but check anyway!
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Oct 2019
    Place was comfortable and the staff was really helpful. The surf lesson was great!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Oct 2018
    This hostel is pretty basic in regards to its facilities, but it is located right on the beach. The staff were very friendly and helpful taking us out to dinner with them the first night. There isn't too much located in the area in regards to food/supermarkets etc. so be prepared to head to the next town for supplies/eating out. The vibe of the area is nice and relaxed and I imagine it is very busy during summer. Tortilla the dog was the star of the hostel!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Apr 2018
    Pros: Beach is great, across from train station. I heard surfing lessons and equipment is great and well-priced. Comfy common room with cards/games. Cons: No ATM or 7-11 anywhere close. Lack of food, need to rely on hostel's mediocre western food or other relatively expensive touristy food unless you want fried rice or bring your own stuff. Certain rooms lack windows and get very muggy. Elderly neighbors, so must be very quiet after dark (or certain staff will get cranky).
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant