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8.3
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8.5
Excellent
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Excellent location - 1.35 kilometers from city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
  • Hualien Train Station510 m
  • Hualien Visitor Information Center550 m
  • Hualien City Library730 m
  • Tianhuitang740 m
  • Zhongshan Park840 m
  • Meiluen Shan Nature Park920 m
  • Hualien Railway Cultural Area950 m
  • Holy Temple980 m
  • Ming Lien Elementary School1.08 km
  • Hualien Martyrs Shrine1.28 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Black Bear Hostel

    No.16, Guomin 9th St, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan - See map
    Excellent service
    8.6 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.5 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent comfort
    8.4 room quality and comfort
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.6 facilities on premise
    • 540 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Hualien

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Laundry service

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    Review score - United States
    9.7/10
    Room size
    34 sqm.
    Room comfort score
    8.4/10
    Value for money score
    8.7/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Hualien properties
    Bigger than
    95
    %
    of Hualien properties
    Better than
    94
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    of Hualien properties
    Better than
    90
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    of Hualien properties
    Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center0.3km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportHualien Airport (HUN)
    Distance to airport3.5 km

    Rooms available at Black Bear Hostel

    8.4
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 bunk beds & 1 bunk bed
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    8 Bed Female Dormitory
    8 Bed Female Dormitory
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 bunk beds & 1 bunk bed
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    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds & 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
    Double Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
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    Food and dining

    Nearby restaurants

    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Eating House
    800 m American
    ENOCH Steakhouse
    1.0 km American, Steakhouse
    New Yorker Steak House
    1.4 km American, Steakhouse
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Hua Lian Railway Meal Box Shop
    390 m Asian, Taiwanese
    Huaijiu Tielu Biandang
    390 m Asian, Taiwanese
    Yi Ran Farm
    520 m Asian, Taiwanese
    Chinese cuisine
    Chinese cuisine
    Tokyo Guowu
    950 m Chinese
    Wei Jia Xiang Peking Roast Duck
    1.4 km Chinese
    Azure Banquet
    1.9 km Chinese

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    Reviews of Black Bear Hostel from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.3
    Excellent
    From 209 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.3
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    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities7.6
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality8.4
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.7
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    9+ Exceptional (74)
    8-9 Excellent (39)
    7-8 Very Good (36)
    6-7 Good (18)
    <6 Below Expectation (21)
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Chloe from Malaysia
    Couple
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Good for value, best if solo”

    There were two of us, we chose it due to the very cheap price. But definitely value for money. Nothing extravagant to expect, a bunk bed and a small locker with key, don't expect thick soft mattress, you get what you pay for. Do be prepared to leave your luggage at the ground floor by the reception if you brought a big one like us, it's a multi-storey shop and obviously had no elevator. We opened our bags awkwardly and got out our toiletries and change of clothes back to our rooms upstairs. Bathroom and toilets were clean. They had some other amenities but we didn't really use as we were only there for a night. But the kitchen was a lil' bit messy and dirty, I actually saw a big cockroach crawling about. Don't worry the rooms were bare minimal but clean, we were asked to strip and bring the sheets to the laundry basket when we were on our way out.

    Reviewed July 20, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    ying from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

    funny home stay”

    The location is not too far from railway station. =4/5 The living area is clear and large enough (although something can be improved) =4/5 The keeper is nice and funny (although she is better improve the Chinese language. XD ) =4/5 The facilities is partly out of order but the keeper prepare something replace. =4/5

    Reviewed September 10, 2018
    9.3
    Exceptional
    YIN from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Great location with great price!”

    Location, friendly staffs, price

    We mentioned it was our second stay with them via Agoda and six of us got upgraded to the same room for 6 people. Room was very clean and mattresses were very comfortable, even better than some of the five stars gotels. Great location, accessible via motorcycles or bicycles. Nearby train station and value for price!

    Reviewed July 13, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Albin from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Decent cheap place”

    You get what you pay for, not more. Crashed here for one night and it was decent for that

    Reviewed December 15, 2018
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Elson from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    A good place to make good friends. ”

    Cheap, convinent, fun

    This is by far the most fun hostel i have stayed in Taiwan. A place so easy to make awesome friends and travel around together. The boss is helpful, knowledgeable and well associated with various services making customising the trip easy and convinent.

    Reviewed May 03, 2015
    7.7
    Very good
    Zhi from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

    Decent location and nice place to stay”

    Location, price, comfort

    Nice place to stay in Hualien city. 10 minutes walk from the train station. Dorm room is relatively spacious with a lot of space to walk around and place my luggage. Only downside was there was only a single toilet in the room so guests have to compete for it

    Reviewed February 16, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Derrick from Austria
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Great stay”

    Very helpful, friendly, flexible

    I was very warmly welcomed and the owners helped me out with every Tourist wish I had (translating Chinese Airline hompepages, getting a bike, finding my way around. For health reasons I didn't feel like sleeping in the dorm room I had booked and it was great how they immedeately offered me an upgrade at a very affordable price. Very recomendable!

    Reviewed January 07, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Wei from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Nice value for money backpacker hostel”

    location, laundry area, personal locker

    Nice stay at Black Bear with personal locker in dorm, perfect laundry area at top floor balcony (sunshine!), bicycle rental. It was always crowded with travellers from various countries. Good location walking distance from Hualien station. Cycled 30mins to 七星潭 for the sunrise.

    Reviewed November 14, 2014
    7.0
    Very good
    SIEW from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

    Nice location and reasonable price”

    The staff is friendly. Wifi speed is fast. The location is great which is within walking distance to the train station.

    Generally I had a satisfactory stay over this hostel. It took only 15min walking distance from the train station. Wifi speed is good. room is clean. only one washroom in the 10 people dorm so have to wake up earlier in the morning to avoid waiting. If u had heavy luggage it is advisable to stay at lower floor as there is no elevator.

    Reviewed May 23, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    CHUA from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    good place to stay”

    stay, room, staff
    Reviewed December 25, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    YIN from Malaysia
    Couple
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    The best hostel ever seen”

    Clean, quiet, value for money

    The stay was great with good staffs, high security for lodgers, lockers and main door security password. Close to the train station and airport, very fast check in and check out. Very good indeed.

    Reviewed March 05, 2014
    3.2
    cornelia from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

    has been hippie place”

    Has been. This kind of old hostels , open doors of every room, boss cooks in the kitchen, stench from old stuff, tiny toilet/shower together old, old plastic floors, no AC in the daytime, staff recrutet from western travellers... Dirt and chaos all over the place. This place should have a hygiene control.Owner lady more preoccupied about her tiny short mini short then clean the place.

    Reviewed April 18, 2016
    7.7
    Very good
    Adrian from Malaysia
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Simple backpacker inn”

    simple, easy, staff

    Due to flight delay, we end up reach the inn pretty late. The location still in walking distance from TW railway but a little far if you not clear about the location. Staffs were helping us settle fast that day. Pretty much an inn you expected for a backpacker inn

    Reviewed January 04, 2015
    7.7
    Very good
    CHAN from China
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

    Comfortable and Clean Place”

    Clean, warm blanket, owner is nice, check out process is fast.

    I think it is a good place to stay with really reasonable price. just a bit difficult to find when I just arrive hualien. after that it is easy to know the way walk to station or main city area. just 20 mins by walk.

    Reviewed January 18, 2014
    6.7
    Good
    CALVIN from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    Functional”

    Location, price
    Reviewed September 19, 2015
    6.3
    Good
    Chi from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Not too bad”

    Good location, quiet area
    Reviewed February 24, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Chris from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2015

    Helpful staff~~”

    Clean~good location~value of money

    I stay a night at the Black Bear Hostel.It was great~~Very near the train station~~helpful staff~~clean~~ comfortable stay~ highly recommended.

    Reviewed November 01, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wei from Taiwan
    Business traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    So Nice and comfortable”

    The people are nice the room are big enought

    You can make friend around the world in here so amazing

    Reviewed February 23, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ensi from China
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    awesome”

    hostel ,food , national park
    Reviewed January 12, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Light from China
    Solo traveler
    8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    well hostel”

    good food well room clean bathroom
    Reviewed December 27, 2014
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