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Excellent location - 1.22 kilometers from city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Pine Garden 1.6 km
Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park 2.0 km
East Gate Night Market 2.6 km
Chishingtan Scenic Area 4.5 km
Eternal Spring Shrine 18.3 km
Shakadang Trail 18.7 km
Taroko Gorge 20.8 km
Qingshui Cliff 22.7 km
Taroko National Park 25.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Supermarket 180 m
The Tropic of cancer - Binfeng Jingpu 280 m
Hualien Visitor Information Center 470 m
Hualien Train Station 490 m
Hualien Tianhui Temple 610 m
Tianhuitang 610 m
Hualien City Library 630 m
Zhongshan Park 740 m
Happy Dental Clinic 760 m
Chinese Clinic 780 m
Big Bear Hostel

"The staff was very helpful as much as he could."

Sirinya - May 24, 2019
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only Big Bear Hostel
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Big Bear Hostel

No.16, Guomin 9th St., Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, 97056 - See map
  • 520 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Hualien

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Hualien every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.5
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportHualien Airport (HUN)
Distance to airport3.6 km

Rooms available at Big Bear Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.8
Exquisite Single Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Twin bed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Tent with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Rooftop Campsite with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in dormitory FEMALE ROOM
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    SHARED ROOM SHARED BATHROOM FEMALE DORMITORY
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Big Bear Hostel?

      Check-in is from 02:00 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 Big Bear Hostel?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Big Bear Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Hualien with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

      What is the smoking policy at Big Bear Hostel?

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

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      Overall rating:
      8.1
      Excellent
      595 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.8
      Facilities
      7.5
      Location
      8.4
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      What travelers say they love:
      Very convenient location.
      Maria from Philippines
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      More about Big Bear Hostel

      More about Big Bear Hostel

      Designed for both business and leisure travel, Big Bear Hostel is ideally situated in Hualien City; one of the city's most popular locales. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just away, and it normally takes about minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Hualien hotel. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

      The ambiance of Big Bear Hostel is reflected in every guestroom. additional bathroom, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Big Bear Hostel hits the spot in many ways.

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      Reviews of Big Bear Hostel from real guests

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      8.1
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      Cleanliness7.8
      Facilities7.5
      Location8.4
      Room comfort and quality7.8
      Service8.3
      Value for money8.5
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      9+ Exceptional (112)
      8-9 Excellent (53)
      7-8 Very Good (74)
      6-7 Good (33)
      <6 Below Expectation (40)
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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Cate from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Exquisite Single Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

      Exceptional”

      Good location, 10-15 min walk from train station. Easy to reach. The owner, Jasmine, is very friendly. She has a very cute (and old, 17 y.o.) shih tzu dog, for those who like dogs.There are laundry services, for a minimal fee. A good base to explore Hualien and Taroko National Park for a few days. There are lots of small restos and convenience stores nearby. I would recommend this hostel to friends who are budget travellers.

      Reviewed April 20, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Seraina from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in November 2016

      Nice place to stay”

      Thank you so much for the time at big bear hostel. I enjoyed to stay for a few nights, always extended the nights and came back after discovering Taroko National Park. So nice from Jasmin, that I could leave some luggage in the hostel. Miss the little doggies. See you next time, Seraina

      Reviewed December 07, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      David from Germany
      Couple
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      Meet your new Family”

      Staying at the Big Bear Hostel has been a great experience. Not only is it very cozy there, but the international staff has been really helpful with planning our day trips. And hanging out in the common area actually fells like family time...

      Reviewed April 15, 2016

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Yiung from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Exquisite Single Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

      Excellent location and worth for money”

      Stay at the hostel with single room, plenty of washroom, but there is dog inside the hostel. location near to hualien railway station.

      Reviewed January 08, 2017

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      6.8
      Good
      Yu from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

      Rock bottom price, not best value though”

      This was the cheapest hostel in Hualien, it was ok but you can feel that the owner is cutting corner on too many things. Start with the legendary three decker bunker bed, in a normal ceiling room, the top deck had absolutely no more than 40cm of headroom, you crawl into the bed like it is a side loaded coffin, luckily because it is not usually full you are not very likely to sleep in one of those wonders. Then it's the bedding, you get a clean duvet cover of normal size, but the "duvet" itself is half the size, it took us a good laughter and some hair scratching to figure out that this is not a joke. I wish agoda could let me post photos because they do have the comical power to make you laugh. Then it's the service, when we asked to turn on the air-con, the staff challenged our seriousness by asking "do you really need air-con on?" Of course we do otherwise why would we ask? There are other bits and pieces but I guess you can see what I mean. But the hostel is still functional, not far from the train station and the price was cheap. However after spend three more day in another nearby hostel that cost only 1.8 dollars more per day I realise that the value is not so impressive than the price may suggest.

      Reviewed November 17, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Chin from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

      Exceptional”

      Good location (walking distance from Hualien Station), nice bed, cheap price and helpful staff! Good value for money!

      Reviewed December 20, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Jun from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

      Good location. Friendly and helpful staff.”

      Location is near to Hualien Train Station. Like 5 mins walk. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The facilities is nice too.

      Reviewed October 01, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Richard from United States
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      Very nice hostels”

      Was a very nice hostel, can see they have had problem with reviews, first they let me read there policy on all things, if ok well charge you & you stay. I can see this like for me bike can't park inside no problems as you have a safe camera area out front, AC only on at certain times of the day to save cost we all benefit from that..! The place is clean the staff is nice good beds so what more do you need, they tell you all up front love honesty, would stay again and recommend it ..!

      Reviewed November 04, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      HUAIHSUAN from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

      Impeccable”

      Big bear has good location, clean facilities, and you can meet the people from diverse countries, you would have an impressive experience during staying here.

      Reviewed November 17, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sarah from United States
      Group
      8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016

      Helpful and friendly staff!”

      Great hostel if you want to explore Hualien.

      Reviewed July 14, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Oi from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017

      Good choice for cheap accommodation”

      People here are very nice. Very close to the Hualien station.

      Reviewed January 18, 2017

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      7.2
      Very good
      Charles from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Exquisite Single Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017

      Comfortable enough ”

      located about 7 minutes from hualien train station and the visitor centre. lobby is a bit small so it can get quite cramped. you can take bus 301 from hualien train station down to dong da men night market, otherwise it will be a 35min++ walk there!

      Reviewed June 12, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Oi from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

      Good experience”

      Would love to stay here again if I come to Hualien.

      Reviewed January 18, 2017

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Toby from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017

      Great”

      Has everything you could need, and not too far from the night market. Staff could be a little bit more friendly, they kind of ignore you mostly, which is fine I guess. But worth the price you pay for the hostel, definitely.

      Reviewed February 22, 2017

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Ying from Singapore
      Group
      Twin bed
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

      Smoking area is at the entrance”

      Every night we are greeted with many smokers at the entrance, playing games, eating snacks and laughing away. Most of them don't look like they are staying there. Staff is always not around during the day and you will need to make a phone call to find the staff, which is very inconvenient. Besides that, the hostel provides value for money tours and beds are fairly clean, although having a small table in the room will be good.

      Reviewed December 18, 2016

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      6.0
      Ramast from Egypt
      Solo traveler
      Exquisite Single Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

      Very close to train station and bussess to Torok national park”

      Hostel is literally 5-10 minutes walking distance form train station and buses going to national park (main reason people visit Hualien) but quiet far from beach/night market (35-45min walking distance). Staff and boss are friendly helpful (also speak good English). I booked a private room with shared bathroom and they were both great, shower really strong and good hot water. I would've given that

      Reviewed December 26, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Katarzyna from Poland
      Solo traveler
      Exquisite Single Room
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

      Superb in all aspects”

      Comfortable and very clean room, good lacation, very friedly and helpful staffel. This Hostel is very good choice!

      Reviewed November 22, 2016

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Sirinya from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      You get what you pay”

      The bedroom a little bit stunk because they only turn on A/C after 7pm. Because you pay very cheap price you may get roommates who are not very tidy. The bathrooms are quite small and not very clean but still okay. The staff was very helpful as much as he could. He went up and downstairs to fulfill my requests without uneasiness. It locates the nearest to the station but it’s a disadvantage of this town that there are not many bus stops and restaurants nearby and I had to take a taxi to find something to eat.

      Reviewed May 24, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Simone from Brazil
      Couple
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

      Good location and cheap ”

      This hostel has a good location. Near the main train station. Rooms are fine, a bit dark for whom is leaving earlier and have to pack. They have those 3 bunk beds which I found difficult staying up there and no place to place your mobile or any eletronic device while you are sleeping. Actually they have 2 outlets per bed that is very good! Laundry is a bit expensive and you have to pay extra for the soap.

      Reviewed May 24, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      chewei from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in April 2015

      Good experience”

      New , Clean , and feel like home

      Room and facility are new 、clean,the boos here is kind,not too far away from train station and easy to find. I had a wonderful time in big baers!i wish i can come back here soon!

      Reviewed April 19, 2015

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