Backpackers Hostel Ximen

No.13, Ln. 25, Kangding Rd, Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan, 10843 - See map
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8.2
Excellent
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Housekeeping52
Shops6
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Backpackers Hostel Ximen

"Good location - its within Ximending which is a shopping district and also near train station Staff answers queries promptly and our room was spacious..."

Ma - November 21, 2019

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Popular landmarks
Ximending 280 m
Longshan Temple 870 m
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall 2.06 km
Shi Lin Night Market 5.26 km
Taipei 101 6.29 km
Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail) 7.38 km
Raohe Night Market 7.52 km
National Palace Museum 7.9 km
Taipei Zoo 9.34 km
Beitou Public Hotspring 10.34 km
Nearby landmarks
Cinema Theme Park 90 m
Mugiwara Store 180 m
Holiday KTV 270 m
Shinjuku Plaza 280 m
Ximending 280 m
Wan Nian Building 280 m
crocs 290 m
Last Order 320 m
The Royal Spa 320 m
Fong Da 330 m
8.2

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Excellent service
8.7 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.2 room quality and comfort
Excellent cleanliness
8.1 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.7 facilities on premise

Good to keep up on world news Free to wash just buy detergent and cheap to dry!!

Scott | February 16, 2020

Convenient location Most comfortable beds Friendly helpful staff

Scott | February 4, 2020

The hostel is very clean (level .

STEVE | October 6, 2019

  • 560 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Taipei

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.5
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportTaipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
Distance to airport5.4 km

Rooms available at Backpackers Hostel Ximen

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
Quadruple with Private Bathroom
Quadruple with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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bunk
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
Single Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Triple With Private Bathroom
Triple With Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Room for 6 People with Bunk Beds
Room for 6 People with Bunk Beds
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  • 6 bunk beds
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Double Room Winter Promotion
Double Room Winter Promotion
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Backpackers Hostel Ximen?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Backpackers Hostel Ximen?

Backpackers Hostel Ximen is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1200 TWD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Taipei with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Backpackers Hostel Ximen?

Backpackers Hostel Ximen does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Backpackers Hostel Ximen

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location
    "The hostel is located very near to the shopping area and a lot of convenient store nearby."

    Wong | October 16, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 
    "The staff we’re very attentive coz we have a slight problem and they helped us."

    Elyssa | August 11, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location
    "The location is very convenient, it’s right in the middle of everything."

    Ravalyn | October 13, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
1,402 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.2
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More about Backpackers Hostel Ximen

More about Backpackers Hostel Ximen

Built in 2015, Backpackers Hostel Ximen is a distinct addition to Taipei and a smart choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Backpackers Hostel Ximen is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Backpackers Hostel Ximen is home to 21 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, linens, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Backpackers Hostel Ximen is an excellent choice for your stay in Taipei.

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Housekeeping
37 mentions
Food & Dining
5 mentions
Internet
5 mentions
Breakfast
3 mentions

What they offer

8.0
Very good
Cleanliness
"If you're looking for hostel that is clean and near the mrt ..."

Anna | October 24, 2018

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Reviews of Backpackers Hostel Ximen from real guests

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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.7
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.7
Value for money8.5
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9.2
Exceptional
Katherine
Group
Quadruple with Private Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

GREAT STAY”

We had a great stay at Backpackers Hostel. We had trouble finding the place since it was down an alley. It's very close to Ximending district and walking distance from Ximen MRT station. The AC inside the room is super cold. The beds can feel flimsy when climbing up but the beds are soft and comfy (love that the comforters are thick since the AC can cool the room real fast) I just hope they provided a table or somethung where we can store our things. We ended up putting all our bags and souvenirs on the floor. We were also on the highest floor and it sucks to bring down luggage since theres no elevator. It's also a negative to go up and down the stairs in case you forget something. They have a coffee and water station. But towels, slippers and other amenities are for sale instead of being included on the price of the room. Our room alao had this weird exposed pipe thing so the water coming from upstairs can be heard. Theres also no breakfast included, not really a con for us since theres a nearby 7-11 which provided amazing food.

Reviewed September 22, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Silvia from Indonesia
Group
Triple With Private Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

Not bad”

This is my first time staying at a backpacker hostel, the room is small but decent. Only thing to note is that the location is quite some distance away from ximen station (about 10-15mins walk) ps. There was no wifi on my first day of stay and even when they did the signal was very weak (i was staying on the 3rd floor), perhaps installing a router on every other floors will be nice? pps. No towel provided, though you could bought it for a small fee from the host.

Reviewed November 02, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
roja from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

One of the best hostel in Taiwan. Located at the heart of the city, easy access to public transporta”

One of the best hostel in Taiwan. Located at the heart of the city, easy access to public transportation, night markets and malls. The room is clean, staff can speak and understand english. Thank you Backpackers hostel Ximen! Hope to see you again :D Love from Philippines.

Reviewed May 10, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Jenna from United States
Group
Twin Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

Great location. Clean room.”

This hostel is in the BEST location. Ximen is a very cool district with lots of bars, shops, theaters and restaurants in walking distance. The Ximen station is only a 10 minute walk as well. The room we had was very clean and affordable. The curtains around the beds provide privacy. Coffee and laundry in the basement was nice. The only downside was the stairs, but not a big deal because we're in shape. Anyone with mobile disabilities should note there is no elevator. Otherwise, great stay!

Reviewed January 26, 2017

Thank you for your comment, hope you have a great vacation in Taipei!

Responded June 29, 2017
Backpackers Hostel Ximen
10.0
Exceptional
gladys from Philippines
Group
Triple With Private Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

Exceptional”

we had an amazing stay at backpackers hostel ximen..all the staff are all accomodating and the property is located near the ximending station

Reviewed October 28, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Kotchakorn from Thailand
Group
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Nice place, Friendly staff and Good location”

The hostel is about 5 mins walk from Ximen night market. It is very good price with private bathroom. The space in the room is enough for unpacking 2 big luggage. However, wifi is not work in my room. But it's not a big deal. The staff is also helpful. I recommend you to stay here!

Reviewed March 08, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Lee from Malaysia
Group
Quadruple with Private Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

Worth Staying For Travelers ”

Pros : Have an underground open space for u to chit chat with ur friends , have tv/pc for u to use if u are bored . Cons : I dunno whether is my problem or whatever it is , the dryer seems to unable to dry the clothes that we wash even thought we set the temperature very high but there is a dobi near the hostel which is more effective n price is almost the same with the hostel . Overall : Quite small for a quadroom but it is backpacker anyway 😂(im not a backpacker), It is clean and location is good for u to walk around the night market , mrt and also have convenient store nearby . 😀

Reviewed January 21, 2017

Thank you for your comment, we will keep doing our best for a better environment. Thank you for staying!

Responded July 07, 2017
Backpackers Hostel Ximen
9.6
Exceptional
Vanessa from Philippines
Group
Triple With Private Bathroom
Stayed 8 nights in February 2019

Exceptional”

Pros: - near the mrt ximen - affordable - accommodating staffs (they are so nice) they can speak english - the lounge )where you can eat with free coffee, tea and water - it has also laundry area/ service Cons: - no elevator (it’s okay if you are really just a backpacker but if you have a big luggage, struggle is real) but staffs are offerring a help. - there is an additional pay if you check in 11pm-6am depends on the time. We arrived there at 4am and it is closed and there’s no way you can enter,only guests with card key can enter. We don’t have the key yet since we haven’t checked in. Luckily for us, there’s a guy outside (he’s taking a phone a call) he let us borrow his key card then upon entering, there is no staff to accommodate us. There’s a phone number you can contact but we don’t have sim card yet for taiwan. Then the heaven sent guy called the number using his phone, we are so relieved that it was answered coz we are really tired that time. We are really thankful.

Reviewed March 09, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Elyssa from Philippines
Family with teens
Single Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

Cheapest hostel in town! ”

My family booked this hostel because it was the cheapest out of all the hostels we’ve searched. And it was near Ximending which is a plus points. The staff we’re very attentive coz we have a slight problem and they helped us. Near the Taipei Expo Park too! If you’re looking for the graffiti walls, you will find all of it here!

Reviewed August 11, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Iko
Group
Triple With Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Awesomesauce!!”

Great location - just a few blocks from the Ximending market area Nice, friendly and helpful staff -- they are quick to offer help and speak good English. They also allowed some of our friends (staying at a different venue) to leave their luggage while waiting for their flights; other venues will not really allow this, but Backpackers was truly generous with providing help and comfort Secure - the place is secure and not in a crowdy place If there is anything to comment on as improvement -- it'll be about the pipes in the ceiling --- I know it's one of those new industrial designs, but it kinda needs a bit more of soundproofing. We always laught hard when we hear waters rushing through the pipes and comment "someone is taking such a long shower right now" LOL

Reviewed October 30, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Carlos from Philippines
Group
Quadruple with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Value for money is truly awesome!”

Great location - just a few blocks from the Ximending market area Nice, friendly and helpful staff -- they are quick to offer help and speak good English. They also allowed some of our friends (staying at a different venue) to leave their luggage while waiting for their flights; other venues will not really allow this, but Backpackers was truly generous with providing help and comfort Secure - the place is secure and not in a crowdy place If there is anything to comment on as improvement -- it'll be about the pipes in the ceiling --- I know it's one of those new industrial designs, but it kinda needs a bit more of soundproofing. We always laught hard when we hear waters rushing through the pipes and comment "someone is taking such a long shower right now" LOL

Reviewed October 30, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Rathidevi
Couple
bunk
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Location ”

The location is very close to Ximending. Use Google maps to find this Hostel as it's located in an alley. Excellent place to stay and good value for money. Highly recommended for young travelers and backpackers.

Reviewed May 27, 2019
8.3
Excellent
VALERIE from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

Clean, convenient, worth the money”

Cleanliness, value for money, facilities

I arrived in Taipei at 10pm, I actually requested for an airport transfer but no one from the hotel picked me up at the airport. They also did not inform me that they will not be able to pick me up so I waited for a couple of minutes until I decided to take a bus instead. From Ximen station, you can walk to the hotel, but I got lost because there were no visible signs. You can exit at 1, then walk straight ahead until after the intersection, from there, turn right (you will see Family Mart) then turn left on the lane going to the hotel. I arrived past 12mn at the hotel, the receptionist welcomed me. I booked for an all female bedroom. The room was nice, clean and smells good. The bathroom is tidy also and I loved that they have cold and hot shower. The bed has safe, plugs and personal light, and curtains too for privacy. The hotel, unfortunatelty does not give free toiletries but they sell at the lobby. Since I forgot my towel, I purchased one for NT150. Not bad! The hotel has pantry also where you can prepare your food, but no cooking though! They do not offer breakfast but you can buy and store your food in the refrigertor. You can use their other facilities like computer area, TV and lounge which I love because of the colorful sofa! I love the overall look and feel at the hotel! It's quaint and really clean and tidy. Overall, I enjoyed my stay here and I highly recommend this place!

Reviewed November 03, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Ria from Philippines
Group
Triple With Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Value for money. Amazing staff!”

Place is 10-15 min walk from Ximen station. Very near Ximen shopping area. Neighbors are residential buildings so it is quiet here. They have a lounge area with microwave, toaster, cold/hot drinking water, fridge, wash area, washing machines, even a projector! Hot/Cold for shower is also available. Towel is not provided so either bring your own our buy one at the lobby. No elevator. We were lucky we were at the 3rd floor and we do not have a very heavy luggage. We found out our toilet's light was not working at around 10pm, they fixed it immediately. You can early check-in and leave your bags at the lobby same with check-out so if you still have a few things in your itinerary, you can go and come for your luggage before you head to the airport.

Reviewed October 02, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Mia from Philippines
Group
Triple With Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Highly Recommended!”

Had a great stay in the hostel. Located in the heart of Ximending Night Market. I just love how near it was to all the shopping and food shops. The room was clean. The sheets were clean and had a very comfortable sleep in the room. Not too expensive also. Had a superb stay in a good price. Highly recommended.

Reviewed March 11, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Anh from Vietnam
Group
Quadruple with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Good hotel ”

We rented a room for 3 person with a cheap price from Agoda's deal. New and modern hotel whose facilities are good. The staff is friendly. Room is clean and good standard. It's near MRT Ximending & Ximending night street for 5' walking. Good value !

Reviewed December 22, 2016

Thank you for your comment, hope you have a great vacation in Taipei!

Responded July 07, 2017
Backpackers Hostel Ximen
10.0
Exceptional
Samrit from Thailand
Couple
bunk
Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

Best Hostel Ever”

I just wanna give 10/10 for all staffs here. They are super friendly and always in a good mood 😁 and very helpful. Value for money, their room with private bathroom. There’s a living room underground. Facilities are for selling, but free shampoo and shower gel in the bathroom with hairdryer. Location is good, just 5-10 minutes walk from Ximending exit 6. Hostel staff working from 7 am to 11 pm. Check in time is 3 pm. We will definitely come back to stay here next time and hopefully there’ll not rain again 😆👍🏻🌧

Reviewed March 09, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Garvin from Philippines
Group
Quadruple Room with Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Great location in Ximending!”

The hostel is just a few streets away from the MRT station and the Ximending walking street with lots of shops, street food and restaurants. The staff were nice and very helpful (Tip: If you're a foreigner, you can buy discounted THSR tickets at the hotel). Overall, it is a nice value for money hostel with a great location.

Reviewed June 25, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
kanparpat from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

great hostel Near ximending”

So Kind staff here. They offer suggestion of best local food, sightseeing and really good friendship

hostel is located closed to ximending so it made me easily to walk around ximending square at night. Room was compactable but full eqiupped with other essentails such washing machine dryer hair dryer and tea making machine. Staff was so kinddddd to me. They were willing to help me everything i need

Reviewed November 02, 2015
8.8
Excellent
KAH from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Worth to stay ”

Overall, it's a good experience to stay at this hostel. It's slightly farer from the railway station or XiMen Ding but a walkable 5 minutes distance. The dormitory room for 4 persons are quiet small. It may be difficult for those who carry big luggage with them. Not sure if the other rooms the same. I would recommend you to stay if you have mo better choice. This is still not bad.

Reviewed October 28, 2018
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