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Black Bear Hostel
Black Bear Hostel
Black Bear Hostel
Black Bear Hostel
Black Bear Hostel
Black Bear Hostel
Black Bear Hostel

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8.3

Excellent

196 reviews

196 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.35 kilometers from city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Pine Garden 1.7 km
Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park 2.1 km
East Gate Night Market 2.7 km
Farglory Ocean Park 10.5 km
Eternal Spring Shrine 18.2 km
Shakadang Trail 18.6 km
Taroko Gorge 20.7 km
Qingshui Cliff 22.6 km
Taroko National Park 24.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Supermarket 310 m
The Tropic of cancer - Binfeng Jingpu 380 m
Hualien Train Station 550 m
Hualien Visitor Information Center 550 m
Hualien City Library 730 m
Hualien Tianhui Temple 740 m
Tianhuitang 740 m
Zhongshan Park 840 m
Happy Dental Clinic 870 m
Chinese Clinic 900 m

Black Bear Hostel

No.16, Guomin 9th St, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, 970 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Hualien City part of Hualien, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Taroko Gorge. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Hualien

580 meters to public transportation

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Laundry service

Announcements by hotel (3)
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, after onsite measurement guests’ whose forehead temperature is above 37.5 °C or ear temperature is above 38 °C might be rejected for accommodations as per the government's regulations.

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Restaurants

Room service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Hualien are being booked every minute!
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

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

8 Bed Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds & 1 bunk bed
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8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds & 1 bunk bed
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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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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Ten People Room (Multiple Beds:Bunk Bed(BedWidth:)
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Ten People Room (5 Bunk Bed)
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        Frequently asked questions

        How much does it cost to stay at Black Bear Hostel?

        Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

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

        A stay at Black Bear Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Black Bear Hostel has a car park available for guests.

        What are my dining options at Black Bear Hostel?

        Black Bear Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

        What is the smoking policy at Black Bear Hostel?

        Black Bear Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Black Bear Hostel?

        Hualien Train Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 550 m away from Black Bear Hostel.

        What restaurants are nearby Black Bear Hostel?

        Black Bear Hostel is located in Hualien City, famous for good restaurants such as Xin Mei Japanese Restaurant, Hua Lian Railway Meal Box Shop and Huaijiu Tielu Biandang.

        What popular shopping places are close to Black Bear Hostel?

        Black Bear Hostel is located in Hualien City area which features shopping places such as East Gate Night Market, Hualien Dongdamen Tourist Night Market and Far Eastern Department Store.

        What are popular attractions near Black Bear Hostel?

        Black Bear Hostel is located in Hualien City area, which is famous for attractions such as Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park, Pine Garden and Nanbin Park.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Black Bear Hostel?

        Black Bear Hostel is located in the Hualien City area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road and Four-Eight Highland.

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        What people love about Black Bear Hostel

        • 8

          Very good
          Bathroom

          "Bathroom and toilets were clean."

          Chloe

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          July 20, 2019

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        Room comfort score
        8.4/10
        Room size
        34 sqm.
        Value for money score
        8.7/10
        Location score
        8.5/10
        Better than
        91
        %
        of Hualien properties
        Bigger than
        91
        %
        of Hualien properties
        Better than
        81
        %
        of Hualien properties
        Better than
        80
        %
        of Hualien properties
        Overall rating:

        8.3

        Excellent
        196 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.5
        Facilities
        7.6
        Location
        8.5
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        More about Black Bear Hostel

        More about Black Bear Hostel

        Black Bear Hostel

        Never miss a single attraction in Hualien when staying at Black Bear Hostel. Getting around in Hualien is easy when staying at this hostel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city.
        Black Bear Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Shuttle services provided by Black Bear Hostel makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Hualien. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel.
        Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's tours. Packing light is possible at Black Bear Hostel thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service let you get the most out of your room time.
        Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
        Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with air conditioning. Black Bear Hostel also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


        Dining and things to do

        A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
        Black Bear Hostel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


        Around the property

        Experience Hualien like a true local. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Chisingtan Scenic Area located 4.5 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 85% cheaper than other options.
        Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 92% of the city's other accommodations.
        Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 91% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Very good
        Facilities

        7.6

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        2 mentions

        Food & Dining

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Chinese [Mandarin]

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Tours

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Restaurants
        • Room service
        • Shared kitchen

        Services and conveniences

        • Elevator
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Access

        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Car park [on-site]
        • Shuttle service

        Sports equipment rental

        • Bicycle rental

        Available in all rooms

        • Air conditioning
        • Fan
        • Free bottled water
        • Internet access – wireless
        • LAN Internet in room [free]
        • Non-smoking
        • Shared bathroom
        • Wi-Fi [free]
        Location
        No.16, Guomin 9th St, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, 970
        Excellent
        Location

        8.5

        Airports

        • Hualien Airport (HUN)
          3.5 km 12 min drive
        • Taichung Airport (RMQ)
          106.1 km

        Public transportation

        • Hualien Train Station
          550 m
        • Eastern Railway Site
          2.4 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Happy Dental Clinic
          870 m

        Shopping

        • East Gate Night Market
          2.7 km

        Convenience store

        • Family Mart
          540 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          370 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Pine Garden
          1.7 km
        • Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park
          2.1 km
        • East Gate Night Market
          2.7 km
        • Farglory Ocean Park
          10.5 km
        • Eternal Spring Shrine
          18.2 km
        • Shakadang Trail
          18.6 km
        • Taroko Gorge
          20.7 km
        • Qingshui Cliff
          22.6 km
        • Taroko National Park
          24.9 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Supermarket
          310 m
        • The Tropic of cancer - Binfeng Jingpu
          380 m
        • Hualien Train Station
          550 m
        • Hualien Visitor Information Center
          550 m
        • Hualien City Library
          730 m
        • Hualien Tianhui Temple
          740 m
        • Tianhuitang
          740 m
        • Zhongshan Park
          840 m
        • Happy Dental Clinic
          870 m
        • Chinese Clinic
          900 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        Minimum age of guests is: 15 year(s).

        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until11:00
        • Reception open until22:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center0.3km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

        Extras

        • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
        • Number of floors5
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 8
        • Room voltage110
        Property announcements

        Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, after onsite measurement guests’ whose forehead temperature is above 37.5 °C or ear temperature is above 38 °C might be rejected for accommodations as per the government's regulations.

        Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, those who are requested by the government to undergo household quarantine or home isolation will be rejected as per the government’s regulations.

        Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain restaurants, bars, public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with the government directives. Please contact the property for more information.

        Reviews of Black Bear Hostel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.3
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.5
        Facilities7.6
        Location8.5
        Room comfort and quality8.4
        Service8.6
        Value for money8.7
        High score for Hualien
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (74)
        8-9 Excellent (39)
        7-8 Very Good (36)
        6-7 Good (18)
        <6 Below Expectation (21)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (60)
        Jun - Aug (50)
        Sep - Nov (18)
        Dec - Feb (60)
        All guests (196)
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        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

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Dan from China
        Solo traveler
        8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in June 2014

        GREAT HOSTEL”

        comfortable bed , location , fast wifi

        I had a great stay at black bear hostel and would recommend it to any traveler.

        Reviewed June 18, 2014

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Chris from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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

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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

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Claudia from United States
        Solo traveler
        8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in May 2014

        fantistic”

        location clean quick chick in

        if i come back to hualine i will stay here . the hostel is good , l got a lot friends around the world anf have a unforgetable trip.

        Reviewed June 05, 2014

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        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

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        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

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        8.0
        Excellent
        ying from Hong Kong SAR, China
        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

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Kenneth from United States
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in August 2019

        Excellent”

        Great value and close to the train station. Slept on the 3rd story bunk which was a first but it was alright.

        Reviewed September 22, 2019

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        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

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Darius from United States
        Solo traveler
        8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in May 2014

        will be back”

        clean quiet sweet

        Jasmine speak english well and provide many information about food and landscape

        Reviewed June 05, 2014

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Yanting from Singapore
        Group
        8 Bed Female Dormitory
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2014

        Good stay!”

        Location, value for money, cleanliness

        Value for money, bed was comfortable. Staff were friendly. Would definitely stay again

        Reviewed July 23, 2014

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jason from United States
        Couple
        8 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in May 2014

        must stay ”

        well staff safety very clean

        well service and porvide many helpful travel information

        Reviewed June 05, 2014

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        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

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        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

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