15 Best Cheap Hostels in Taipei

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Taipei is the perfect long weekend destination for Filipinos. It’s only 2 hours away by plane and is served by local carriers such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia. Its bustling night markets allow Pinoys to make the most of limited vacation time, even when the sun has gone down. Most importantly, Taipei is relatively cheap: with frequent seat sales, delicious street food, and affordable accommodations, one can go on a Taipei holiday without breaking the bank.

In this post, let’s take a look at 15 hostels in Taipei that have garnered excellent reviews — at least 4.5 (out of 5) rating in TripAdvisor and 8+ (out of 10) in Booking.com — and offer accommodations for less than ₱900/night.

Quick Look

Hey Bear Capsule Hotel ₱636/night
Ximen Duckstay Hostel ₱636/night
Easymind Guesthouse Taipei Main Station ₱652/night
Fun Inn Taipei ₱668/night
Space Inn Xinyi ₱707/night
Flip Flop Hostel – Main Station ₱733/night
Uinn Travel Hostel my top choice ₱753/night
Taipei Oxygen Hostel  ₱766/night
Kali Inn  ₱800/night
Formosa 101 ₱805/night
Cavemen Hostel Taipei Station Youth Branch ₱815/night
Beimen WOW Poshtel ₱841/night
Next Taipei Hostel-Ximending  ₱848/night
TaipeiTaipei Hostel ₱864/night
C U Hotel Taipei  ₱887/night

All photos that follow are courtesy of Booking.com


The Best Among the Cheapest: Uinn Travel Hostel

If I had to pick one of these hostels right now, I would undoubtedly stay at Uinn Travel Hostel. It’s cheap at ₱753/night and if you want breakfast you’ll only have to add ₱54. It has the best reviews in both Booking.com (9.1/10) and TripAdvisor (5/5) so you can be sure it really is that good. If you check out their TripAdvisor page, not only do they have great reviews from customers, they also take the time to respond to each reviewer — with personalized, not generic, responses — which is a good indication of their level of customer service. And finally, Uinn looks amazing — clean, comfortable and colorful.

For the runner-up, I’m having a hard time choosing between Next Taipei Hostel-Ximending (₱848/night) and C U Hotel Taipei (₱887/night). Both include breakfast in their nightly rates and both have a 4.5 rating at TripAdvisor.

Next Taipei Hostel-Ximending (above) has slightly better reviews in Booking.com (9.0). As its name implies, it’s located near the lively Ximending area and is only 0.3 km away from the MRT Ximen Station. A bed in a mixed or female dormitory room costs ₱848/night, as mentioned above. Other options include a double bed in a female dormitory room (₱1,793) and a double bed in a mixed dormitory room (₱1,956).

On the other hand, C U Hotel Taipei (below) is just 0.1 km to the Ningxia Night Market, 0.4 km to the MRT Shuanglian Station, and best of all, it offers a buffet breakfast. 😀 So I think this is my runner-up. The price of ₱887 is for a single bed in a male or female dormitory room. They also offer a standard twin/double room at ₱2,869/night.


12 Other Cheap but Excellent Hostels

Hey Bear Capsule Hotel

  • Cheapest bed: ₱636/night (bunk bed in mixed dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Booking.com score: 8.9/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.2 km to MRT Taipei Bridge Station
  • Other available room types:
    • Bunk bed in female dormitory room – ₱905
  • Book HERE

Ximen Duckstay Hostel

  • Cheapest bed: ₱636/night (bunk bed in mixed/male/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Booking.com score: 8.1/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • Known as “Duckstay Hostel” in TripAdvisor
    • 0.4 km to MRT Longshan Temple Station
  • Other available room types:
    • Double bed in mixed/female dormitory room – ₱1,451
  • Book HERE

Easymind Guesthouse Taipei Main Station

  • Cheapest bed: ₱652/night (bed in mixed/male/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Booking.com score: 8.5/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.3 km to MRT Zhongshan Station
  • Other available room types:
    • Private Room with Balcony – ₱1,956
  • Book HERE

Fun Inn Taipei

  • Cheapest bed: ₱668/night (bed in mixed/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Booking.com score: 8.3/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.4 km to MRT Beimen Station
  • Other available room types:
    • Single bed in mixed dorm with balcony – ₱923
    • Double bed in mixed/female dormitory – ₱1,524
  • Book HERE

Space Inn Xinyi

  • Cheapest bed: ₱707/night (bunk bed in mixed/male/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Booking.com score: 8.6/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.3 km to MRT Taipei 101/World Trade Centre Station
  • Book HERE

Flip Flop Hostel – Main Station

  • Cheapest bed: ₱733/night (bed in 6-bed mixed/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Booking.com score: 8.8/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.1 km to taipei Bus Station
    • 0.4 km to MRT Zhongshan Station
  • Other available room types:
    • Bed in 4-bed mixed/female dormitory room – ₱815
    • Twin room with shared bathroom – ₱2,282
  • Book HERE

Taipei Oxygen Hostel

  • Cheapest bed: ₱766/night (bed in male/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Booking.com score: 9.0/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.3 km to MRT Nat’l Taiwan University Hospital Station
  • Book HERE

Kali Inn

  • Cheapest bed: ₱800/night (bed in 8-bed mixed/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Booking.com score: 8.5/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.4 km to MRT Longshan Temple Station
  • Other available room types:
    • Bed in 4-bed mixed/female dormitory room – ₱815
    • Double room – ₱2,054
    • Superior double room – ₱2,310
  • Book HERE

Formosa 101

  • Cheapest bed: ₱806/night (bed in 8-bed mixed/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO – ₱848 if with breakfast
  • Booking.com score: 8.3/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.6 km to MRT Taipei 101/World Trade Centre Station
  • Other available room types:
    • Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room with window – ₱883
    • Standard Single Room with Shared Bathroom – ₱1,703
    • Basic Twin Room – Bunk Bed (No window) – ₱2,090
    • Basic Double Room – No Window – ₱2,245
    • Twin/Double Room with Private Bathroom – ₱3,252
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom – ₱3,912
    • Triple Room with Private Bathroom – ₱4,181
    • Family Room with Private Bathroom – ₱4,645
  • Book HERE

Cavemen Hostel Taipei Station Youth Branch

  • Cheapest bed: ₱815/night (bed in mixed/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Booking.com score: 9/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.3 km to MRT Nat’l Taiwan University Hospital Station
  • Other available room types:
    • Double bed in mixed/female dormitory room – ₱1,630
  • Book HERE

Beimen WOW Poshtel

  • Cheapest bed: ₱841/night (bed in mixed/female dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Booking.com score: 8.6/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • Cook your own [free] breakfast
    • 0.4 km to Taipei Bus Station
    • 0.5 km to MRT Zhongshan Station
    • 0.5 km to Ningxia Night Market
  • Other available room types:
    • Double Bed in Female Dormitory Room – ₱1,604
    • Classic Double Room with Shower – ₱2,944
    • Twin Room (Bunk Bed) – ₱2,944
    • Deluxe Double Room – ₱3,154
    • Deluxe Double Room with Bath – ₱3,286
  • Book HERE

TaipeiTaipei Hostel

  • Cheapest bed: ₱864/night (bunk bed in mixed dormitory room)
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Booking.com score: 8.5/10
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Notes:
    • 0.4 km to MRT Nat’l Taiwan University Hospital Station
  • Other available room types:
    • Bunk bed in female dormitory room – ₱913
    • Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room – ₱1,011
    • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room – ₱1,059
    • Standard single room – ₱2,200
  • Book HERE



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