- 22F-2, No.50, Sec.1, Zhongxiao W. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
- NT$890 ~ NT$2,400
- Legitimate Hotel
- Bath tub
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station
Hong Kong, China
Great help, friendly and cleanI booked another hostel but they didn’t let me in due to the time I was arriving(2am). This hostel was my saving grace 🙏🏻 They let me in at 5am and the staff were so helpful. Stayed in the 4 bed male dorm. The room was very school dorm but simple and had all that I needed for one night. Free tooth brush and tooth paste (travel size) and hand towel. When I got up, I asked the staff what was good to go see and do? They spoke great English, which was so much help. Friendly and clean. Good for solo traveler and groups. Great location right near the main train station and MRT. They provide a free breakfast too. Basic but nice. Plus there is coffee too. The hostel was cheap too. Like £15 a night.
Good location and that’s all.Good location, smacked right in front of Taipei Main Station. However, everything in the room looked dated. The floor was dirty and some beds were rock hard. Not suitable for those looking for comfort. One star for location and another star for being suitable for an overnight shelter.
Excellent locationThis is also named Holo hostel, one of the cheapest and best value for your money. Title says it all. Excellent location. Whether you are taking the airport MRT or express airport bus, its accessible location makes it very easy especially with luggage. It's initially confusing, upon booking, Holo will give you more detailed instructions on how to find them. I just remembered Z2 exit and Shin Kong department store exit and just followed the signs. Upon exiting the stairs the building is right in front of the stairs. #50 and have to go to 22nd floor and turn right. The office/breakfast area is in the corner. Upon exiting the elevators, you will have an awesome birds eye view of Taipei. We took the airport bus to Taipei main station which was around NT$115 with children paying a much cheaper fare. So around $3.50-4. Leaving the bus stop I was confused to what direction to go, so I went inside the station and got lost inside the immense structure. But remember the exit Z2 shin kong department store and you will find the way. We tried to breakfast the first day and never went back again. It's basic breakfast. Toast with the usual butter, jam and peanut butter. Some rice soup with multiple ingredients you can add on which I thought was good. But in Taipei, 2 toasted egg sandwich and 2 milk tea costs less then $5 I think I can skip the breakfast at Holo. Wash your own used plates and utensils, the breakfast area is tiny so more than 3 people trying to get to the food is tight. We were on the 24th floor, after midnight there are only certain elevators that work and you need the electronic pass key attached to your key ring or else the elevator wont work. The lower floors have several restaurants and the upper floors are residential. Might seem a little depressing while walking the open corridors but remember, you are not here to lounge in your room but to go out and explore. So, if you are expecting concierge, English channels and a bellhop, look somewhere else and pay more. This is not the place. At least they were honest with the TV. There's a printed instruction on how to operate the TV and it also says there, "If the TV works, then use this remote to change channels". I didn't come to Taiwan to watch TV, but sometimes after a long day of sightseeing, just want to turn on the TV to wind down, and like the instruction said, if the TV works...most of the time it just shows blurry pictures and static. Might be a good idea to get at least one English news channel. Wi-Fi was good. The password is actually posted near your door. AC was excellent and working well. Clean room. Also a guest mentioned that the towels they give out are more like hand towels. Might be a good idea to bring your own. Again, cannot stress enough that the location is excellent and all 4 days we just used the metro and bought the easy pass card and just kept loading money into it.
Celine Ann F
Strategic LocationHolo Hostel is located strategically right in front of the Taipei Main Station. When you exit the building, the elevator leading to the underground of the MRT station is literally a few seconds walk. The hostel is located inside this commercial/residential building which would make it rather difficult to locate if you're looking for signs outside leading to Holo. The rooms are very basic at best, though they are quite spacious (we got the one for 3 people), with it's own bathroom, hot water, TV, hair dryer, fridge, water kettle, and a long desk. Our room even offers a view of the Taipei 101 Tower. The reception is located on a different floor and this is also where you get to have free breakfast (some toast, congee, coffee, tea, cold cuts and a bunch of other stuff). We were also allowed to store our luggage before check in and after check out so we had more time to explore the city.
Recommended for backpackers and solo travellersStayed here for 4 nights. The rooms are small with no wardrobe, telephone and tv. There are free snacks, tea and coffee available throughout the day, but no laundromat machine. The minus point is you have to wash your own cups, plates and utensils after use. . Security is quite good as there is a guard counter at the building's main door and CCTVs along the corridor to the rooms. It's biggest plus point is its location with lots of underground passages linking to the Main station opposite. On it's right is a big shopping center and on its left is Caesar Palace hotel with a Japanese food street underground linking to the Subway station. That area is a food and shopping haven.
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