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8.3
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6.6% this month
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8.1
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Excellent location
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  • Shueishe Visitors Center450 m
  • Christian Church460 m
  • Shueishe Visitor Center Bus Station470 m
  • Xiangshan Visitor Center550 m
  • ShueiShe Wharf560 m
  • Meihe Garden570 m
  • Sun Moon Lake Butterfly Garden590 m
  • Sheshui Pier600 m
  • Yuchi Wenwu Temple830 m
  • Choawu Pier960 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Yue Lake Backpackers

    No.294, Zhongshan Road, Sun Moon Lake, Nantou, Taiwan, 55548 - See map
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Exceptional service
    9.0 rating for service
    • 440 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Nantou

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 33 times

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    Review score - Australia
    8.1/10
    Room comfort score
    8.3/10
    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.4
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportTaichung Airport (RMQ)
    Distance to airport53.2 km

    Rooms available at Yue Lake Backpackers

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Economy Double
    Economy Double
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 double bed
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    8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Triple Room
    Triple Room
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Economy Quad
    Economy Quad
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 double beds
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    Quad Room
    Quad Room
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 2 double beds
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    Lake View Family
    Lake View Family
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    • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 double beds
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    Lake View Deluxe Double Room
    Lake View Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 double bed
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    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    8.3
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    10
    Excellent
    6.6% this month
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.0
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service9.0
    Value for money8.4
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    9+ Exceptional (210)
    8-9 Excellent (134)
    7-8 Very Good (148)
    6-7 Good (47)
    <6 Below Expectation (55)
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    Sep - Nov (148)
    Dec - Feb (127)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    claudia from United States
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Lovely Place”

    cute little hostel. I was in female dorm and very quiet during the week. Easy walk to the lake and a good hiking trail next door to weather station which has great views. Liked being a little out of the main town as much quieter, though still close. Staff very friendly and have cheap tickets for the boat and bike rental. Highly recommend. Only negative is the metal bunk beds are really noisy be great f they changed them to something more solid. Barely slept on Saturday when the dorm was full.

    Reviewed June 18, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Rachaya from Thailand
    Group
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Comfortable room, good services.”

    We had 3 people in the quadruple bedroom and found it pretty nice. The room might be too narrow for 4 people though (not because the beds are small but rather the space to open the luggages). The room is clean, and the beds are soft. The shared bathroom and living room are beautiful. The services are really good; there are staff who can speak English and would not hesitate to help anytime you need help with translating things to English.

    Reviewed June 15, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Shan from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    I’m satisfied! ”

    I first reserved a dorm bed, then asked for possibility to change to a private double room the day of arrival, they tried their best to help and I finally got a very nice, clean and cute place to stay where I could comfortably spend time in during the rainy visit. The location is not exactly at the centre but close enough to get around on foot within 10 mins. I really appreciate its friendly atmosphere as a hostel for young backpackers AND as a resort style vacation house for families, really worth the price and will stay there again! Thank you so much!

    Reviewed May 05, 2019
    5.6
    li from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Clean room ”

    Toilet and room was clean However i have an encounter with one cockroach at night The hotel was quite a distance about 5-10 min walk away from the bus stop Nice place Friendly staff

    Reviewed July 20, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ceciline from Philippines
    Group
    Lake View Family
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Perfection!”

    Our room has the lake view and it is such a refreshing, calming experience to wake up in such a great view everyday. The room has a simple and neat design but has all the things that you need (except for a phone, to contact the reception you need to add them in LINE). The bathroom/washroom is located at the side of the room with an open space, therefore it's a little disadvantage if it gets really cold at night coz u have to wear your coats/jacket when u brush teeth or use the toilet. But everything about the lakehouse is just pure relaxing. 😉 Breakfast is the same everyday, on a plate you will have egg, apple and oranges, small ham and sausage, 4 toasts and nachos (so yummy nachos). You will get to choose between coffee, hot lemon juice (this one's nice), or black tea. The staff is nice and helpful. We were oriented about the place on our first day so our stay was smooth and great. I will definitely stay here again when I come back with friends. 😊

    Reviewed April 21, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Benjamin from Australia
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Good value hostel right next to the lake”

    Really nice hostel with great staff and convenient facilities for their dorm rooms. Only complaint is the bed is a little hard, as the mattress seems like it's a little old, but this is par for the course in Asia (hard beds, that is). Overall I would highly recommend, especially if you can stay off season (I travelled during a long weekend in Taiwan, so the prices were a little above normal for hostel accommodation in this neck of the woods.)

    Reviewed April 17, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Ben from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Helpful front”

    Nice friendly staff and spoke good English. Hostel was clean and lots of hangers and even a hair dryer. Cons were no bf included, having to walk 600 meters for the bike ther refer when you have many bike shops ear the hostel. The individual light was too dim for reading. The power outlet is not European and S.E.Asian friendly but Japan.

    Reviewed June 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Larrissa
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    The best :) ”

    The staff was so incredibly wonderful and kind and immediately made me feel comfortably at home. There is an attached cafe so you can enjoy food and coffee whenever you desire. The location is about a 5 minute walk from the Shuishe Pier, so you are close to everything you need. I highly recommend this place, it has been one of my favorite accommodations.

    Reviewed December 22, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chalisa from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Friendly and Delicious ”

    Very helpful and friendly staffs. the bed is a bit hard, but the pillow and blanket are comfy. It's location is not far away from the visitor center. The cafe area is beautiful and breakfast was terrific.

    Reviewed December 07, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sheril from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    1 Bed in 8 Bedded Female Room”

    Staff so friendly and helpful, you may ask anything from him. Hotel location was 10 mins walk (800m) from Tourist Centre. Overall, I love the place, its cozy like home. They served healthy and delicious breakfast (please request for Halal/Vegan food if you're a Muslim). Totally recommended for backpacker to stay here.

    Reviewed October 22, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Charles from France
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Great place to stay”

    Everything is of a real good quality and the staff is genuinly friendly and helpful! Good vibes over the place

    Reviewed June 23, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kimberley from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Exceptional”

    Sun moon lake is massive. This hostel is in a good location less than a 10 min walk from bus drop off/pick up and bicycle rental. Staff are really friendly and came to check on me to see if I needed anything when I'd spent all day in bed! The hostel is really comfortable and I ended up extending my one night stay to four. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed July 01, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alice from France
    Couple
    Lake View Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    2 days at Sun Moon Lake”

    We took the lake-view room. But we had none : too much vegetation, and a wooden handrail were blocking everything, and gave the sensation that anyone could see into our room. That room was expensive, so we were expecting more. All commodities were excellent. The breakfast was included... but not good. The manager was really nice and helpful, and the washing machine + dryer were cheap. You have to walk 5 minutes to reach the hostel from the main station, so it is really easy. But you walk on a road without sidewalk, and a lot of buses and trucks : can be scary sometime.

    Reviewed April 24, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Yu from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    A good choice for Sun Moon Lake backpackers”

    Location is actually not too bad considering its proximities to the visitors center. Simplistic breakfast, but handy to give you a morning boost Facilities is not bad at all, but by Taiwanese standard it could be better.

    Reviewed March 29, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    lim from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    Thanks to the nice and friendly receptionist lady who helped a lot during my stay, reasonably priced, clean and comfortable room. Also, the lady speaks very fluent English so this place is recommended for English speaking tourists. I’ll definitely come back to this place next year, hopefully I can still get to see this pretty lady. P/S: My apology to the staff and owner for leaving my water bottle behind unintentionally. :)

    Reviewed January 12, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    John from United States
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Good location & helpful owners”

    Its a short 5-10 minutes walk from where the buses drop you off (be careful walking along the road on weekends when there is alot of traffic!) and right by the Matchmaker Temple. The couple that I presume owns the place speak good English, but they might not be around as much during the middle of the week when there aren't that many tourists there. There is a comfortable lobby area with plenty of tourist information / bus schedules plus a small pantry area behind reception with a hot water dispenser, coffee and cereal packs. However, there are a limited number of cups and not much in the way of silverware, plates or bowls (maybe ask the owners). Bunk rooms have one bathroom, but the rooms will not be filled on weekdays. Bunk beds themselves have dark curtains with a lamp while individual lockers have combination locks that you can set to any number you want when you arrive. My only complaint is that different beds have different sized plugs as I have a 3 prong US style for my laptop and the plug by my bunk I think could only take a two prong. Luckily, I had a couple of different adapters and could improvise. Get your boat tickets here as well because they will be cheaper. They can also give you a NTD30 discount coupon for bike, but I went to a different place as a tour bus had showed up at that bike shop before I got there.

    Reviewed December 24, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hong from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    amazing stay ”

    I cannot fault this hostel.... the owner spoke little English but enough to converse. Mr Ho (I think this was his name) went out of his way to ensure my stay at sml was both pleasant and special.... he woke up at 5am to drive me around town to watch the sunrise..... something sml is notorious for. Facilities were clean with lots of space. there is a locker provided but it's a tad small for your backpack. windows are avaialbe in the rooms so enough natural lighting for those that don't like prison type rooms. located approx 10 mins walk from the bus stop. don't be fooled by googl map as the location is incorrect. upon arrival, walk across the street towards the police station. head straight (ensure the bus stop is on the left side of the road from you) past the onsen for approx 10 mins until you see the sign for yue lake backpackers.

    Reviewed December 11, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Cindy from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Comfortable stay”

    The bed was really comfortable. It was a 10 minute walk or so from Shuishe Visitor Center where you can access all buses going to different locations. The staff were helpful enough with my luggage and also with visiting the areas around.

    Reviewed October 23, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jia from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Excellent”

    The hosts were friendly and chatty but they are mainly Mandarin speaking. Worry not if you don't for they have also shared they do have their fair share of non-mandarin speakers. The room was spacious and has a bathroom within. There's also a side table by the bed which was very useful. Mattress was comfy and they changed bedsheets daily. I would recommend to stay in as there are almost ( none?) backpacker hostels around Sun Moon Lake and this hostel stands out having just opened last year. However they do not reply their FB so just email them instead. The beds in the room was not filled up during my stay.

    Reviewed April 20, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Joanna from Singapore
    Group
    Economy Quad
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Clean, comfortable & Good”

    The room is same as the picture show from the website. within walking distance abt 10min there is a mall & shop. They dun provide BF but give u coupon for breakfast to redeem at MOS burger at the mall.

    Reviewed April 14, 2016
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    • Shueishe Visitor Center Bus Station is within 0.47 km