Taipei 2012 - Star Hostel Taipei

If you are looking for affordable accommodation in Taipei with class, you should check out Star Hostel. This is quite a new establishment, but they have already built up quite a reputation among discerning flashpackers.

Located in the Zhongshan area which is one of the poshest shopping and business neigbourhoods in Taipei, this is of course not your typical B&B. It is instead a B&B for people who want comfort and style, and are willing to pay a little bit more.

The hostel is above a fashion shop along Zhongshan North Road Section 1. The reception and lounge is on the 1st floor, and rooms are above. There is no lift so you will need to lug your luggage to whatever floor your are on. Luckily it is only 4-storeys, but its best to travel light if you are plan to stay here.

The simple yet stylish reception/ lounge on the 1st floor.

There is a small kitchenette for you to make hot drinks and prepare a simple meal.

The common bathrooms are also very chic and spotless.

Besides the usual dormitory rooms, there are also several ensuite rooms for couples. The dormitories are air-conditioned and very clean with comfortable double-bunker beds, and a large locker for every guest. The only caveat is that the dormitories are unisex and some may not be so comfortable with this idea.

The reception staff all speak very good English, and it is not unusual to see one of the owners at the counter. They provide great travel tips, and even helped me to arrange a very reasonably priced transfer to the airport. I can't recommend Star Hostel highly enough, and it is no wonder that they have a 4 1/2 star rating on Trip Advisor.


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