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8.5
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Excellent service
8.8
Recommended by 92% of guests
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center15.9 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportTaichung Airport (RMQ)
Distance to airport27.8 km
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8.6
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • 1 double bed
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Agoda Reviews (229)Booking.com Reviews (351)
8.5
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10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities7.7
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service8.8
Value for money8.3
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10.0
Exceptional
chun from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in March, 2018
Great hostel”
This hostel is revised from an old house. It is beautiful with lots decoration and really feel in an old town. The location is close to old street, 5 min walk to the temple. Staffs are so friendly and know lots of history of this old town. One of my favorite hostel in Taiwan.
Reviewed April 01, 2018
8.8
Excellent
alberto from Macau
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in February, 2018
Excellent”
The hostel has a very good location right in the center, at the old part of the town. Close to the major tourist places. Staff was very helpful especially Jessica. Thanks for gathering and providing me with all the information for my next destination.
Reviewed February 06, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
coline from France
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July, 2018
Authentic, kind and humble”
Was lovely to spend a night in this old house. Lots of very good vibes. The staff is absolutely sweet and has lots of good ideas to make the atmosphere convivial. I definitely recommend to whom want to discover a "homestay-hostel" experience. Very good wifi, very good bed, great map of Lukang, great location near by the bus station and in the heart of the old streets.
Reviewed July 12, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
John from United States
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December, 2016
Good place to stay overnight in Lukang”
There aren't many guesthouse options if you want to spend the night in Lukang. This place is fairly easy to find on an alley that runs parallel to one of the main streets in Lukang with the hostel being located right by a historic gate or small archway. Note that just motorbikes have access to the narrow alley and that everything in Lukang is within walking distance from it. There is a hot water dispenser but a limited number of cups, dishes and not much in the way of silverware with that being my only real complaint - beyond the very steep/narrow stairs that go upstairs. Otherwise, the beds have mosquito netting which is a must - even in early December. This also means you will get bit when sitting downstairs. Each locker is opened by a number combination that you set yourselves. There are also sandals to wear provided by the hostel, laundry facilities and hot water showers. The front desk staff or owners can speak some English for basic questions - like checking the bus schedule for going back to Taipei. You will need to SMS or email them about your arrival time so that someone can be there to check you in (Agoda will email you their contact details / directions in multiple languages). If coming or going to Taipei, the bus station is less than 10 minutes walk and on the road that gives access to the alley that Smalleye is located on. Otherwise, you can get off the bus from Changhua at the intersection by the alley (there is a 7-eleven on the corner of the main intersection). Just note that Lukang shuts down fairly early on weekdays (no night market etc) when there aren't many tourists around. If you stay overnight, some of the lit up temples are worth revisiting at night.
Reviewed December 24, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
JIWON from South Korea
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in September, 2016
Cozy guesthouse in good location”
Smalleye gueshouse is located in the small peaceful alley. It is also near bus station from/to lugang. And many restaurant and convenient stores are in walking distance. Hostel itself is not that big, but has cozy, vintage style.
Reviewed September 15, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Claire from Macau
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December, 2015
A warm hostel very near to Lugang old town”
Staffs are helpful, enjoyed the old house atmosphere, and met interesting people there.
It was an old house and they told you that before you placed your booking, so you wouldn't expect much on room you stay and the sound proof is poor. However, the room gave me enough privacy on my own, the facilities were basic but enough! and the atmosphere of the hostel was simply great. The young people running the place are helpful, informative & nice. Love my stay there.
Reviewed January 11, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Ka from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December, 2017
a pleasure place to stay”
The environment is great. The staffs are nice, helpful and talkative. The location is good and near many tourist places. This hostel is 200 years old and it is nice to listen the story of this old building.
Reviewed December 24, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Gasper from Malaysia
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in July, 2017
Warm place for staying”
Great location in Center, warm and facility complete,cute cat front in night !
Reviewed July 28, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
toh from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December, 2016
decent stay”
Quite a decent stay, close to bus station and old street.
Reviewed December 28, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
lim from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in March, 2016
Great location ”
convenient and near to tourism area. Everything is good.
Reviewed November 21, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Kwok from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October, 2015
excellent classic hostel”
ancient house, now operating as hostel, very classic and special
Reviewed June 06, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Sze from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in September, 2015
Good Location and Friendly Staff”
Service, location, design
Reviewed September 23, 2015
8.4
Excellent
Bernard from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April, 2018
Cool place”
Good place to stay in Lugang. The hostel has a cool vintage style.
Reviewed May 02, 2018
5.2
Xin from Singapore
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August, 2016
Different location as indicated”
We chose to book a room with smalleye backpacker mainly due to its location in the city centre. However, we were brought to a room that was at least 10min away when we checked in (the staff mentioned that this room was with a partner company but because they could only reflect one address, the actual location of the room was not reflected).
Reviewed August 11, 2016
6.0
Shu from Taiwan
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May, 2016
good!!!”
thanks
Reviewed May 16, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Youchen from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December, 2016
Great ! this place brought me a feeling of home. ”
If you want to visit old street and temples, Lukang will be a good place for you.
Reviewed December 29, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Lim from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in November, 2016
Good place in lu kang”
This is a very friendly and strategic hostel. You can found a lot food around the area. Located in the center of all the visiting area.
Reviewed November 15, 2016
8.4
Excellent
ShihChang from Taiwan
Couple
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in May, 2016
Good”
Good
Reviewed May 23, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Yu from Singapore
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April, 2016
Awesome place”
Friendly staff and peaceful place. Love it.
Reviewed April 04, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Elizabeth from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in September, 2015
Lovely Atmosphere”
The staff, the location, the facilities
Wonderful! What a special little place with such welcoming staff! Recommended to all!
Reviewed September 14, 2015
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