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9.5

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - 880 meters from city center
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Hualien Visitor Information Center 120 m
The Tropic of cancer - Binfeng Jingpu 130 m
Hualien Train Station 200 m
Hualien City Library 240 m
Supermarket 250 m
Zhongshan Park 340 m
Tianhuitang 480 m
Holy Temple 660 m
Hualien Guo-an Post Office 860 m
Ming Lien Elementary School 910 m
Nearby landmarks
Pine Garden 1.6 km
Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park 1.71 km
East Gate Night Market 2.36 km
Chishingtan Scenic Area 4.77 km
Eternal Spring Shrine 18.64 km
Shakadang Trail 19.01 km
Taroko Gorge 21.02 km
Qingshui Cliff 23.07 km
Taroko National Park 25.22 km
Hualien Wow Hostel

"This hostel located just in front the Hualien station, best place to live in."

RICHARDO - January 3, 2020
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Hualien Wow Hostel

No.83, Guolian 1st Rd, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, 97055 - See map
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  • 190 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Hualien

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

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Value for money9.0
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportHualien Airport (HUN)
Distance to airport4.0 km

Rooms available at Hualien Wow Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.6
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Double Bed in Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Double Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Room with Bath
Deluxe Double Room with Bath
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Family
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 double beds
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Private Room for 4 People with Bunk Bed
Private Room for 4 People with Bunk Bed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Cozy Twin Room
Cozy Twin Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Private Room for 8 People with Bunk Bed
Private Room for 8 People with Bunk Bed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hualien Wow Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 Hualien Wow Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hualien Wow Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Hualien with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Hualien Wow Hostel?

Hualien Wow Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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  • 8.0
    Very good

    "Very homely and daughter loves the breakfast area."

    Boon

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    December 16, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Location is good, very near to train station."

    Nan

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    June 27, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff is welcoming and helpful as well!"

    hoang

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    October 9, 2019

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9.3/10
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8.6/10
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Facilities
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More about Hualien Wow Hostel

Renovated in 2015, the Hualien Wow Hostel guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Hualien for business or pleasure. The city center is merely 2 km away and the airport can be reached within 15 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Hualien Wow Hostel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, taxi service, grocery deliveries, daily housekeeping.

Guests can choose from 54 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Hualien Wow Hostel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Hualien.

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9.2
Exceptional

"The hotel environment decoration is stylish and modern."

Nan

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June 27, 2019

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530 m American, Steakhouse
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Hua Lian Railway Meal Box Shop
120 m Asian, Taiwanese
Huaijiu Tielu Biandang
120 m Asian, Taiwanese
Wang's Tea House
460 m Asian, Chinese, Taiwanese
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Tokyo Guowu
590 m Chinese
Wei Jia Xiang Peking Roast Duck
970 m Chinese
Da Dong Feng Restaurant
1.5 km Chinese

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10.0
Exceptional
Karine from Singapore
Couple
Double Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Beyond expectations”

Location is very strategic and convenient because it’s very near Hualien station. Wherever u wanna go in Hualien, it has the best location to go from because most public buses and trains are all accessible here at Hualien station. It’s a green building hostel and easily spotted across from the station. There’s a cafe at the entrance of the building, or other alternatives like 7-11 is just a stone throw away. Beside the building is Hualien’s very famous Mochi Store which tasted superbly good. Hostel service was really beyond expected. Months before check-in date I was already contacted by their staff members via WhatsApp regarding on our itinerary and booking assistance whichever that we required. Or even just a simple enquiry that u may have about Hualien, they would be glad to answer or assist with. We managed to reserve 2 outdoor activities that we wanna participate in Hualien through their assistance in the bookings and the best part is we could make payment on our check-in date itself, without going through complicated bank transfers or emailing of personal documents. Through WoW Hostel helps to save up all the hassle and complicated procedures. Hygiene for the hostel is really, really clean. I have never seen such a clean hostel and their hygiene really impressed me. Facilities of the hostel is very pleasant and cosy. Very old school/retro vibe environment and simple toast and coffee provided for Breakfast every morning. Beds are quite comfy and sufficient space provided for luggages, adequate privacy and space if you’re staying in dormitory style rooms. Language communication maybe a bit difficult if you can’t communicate in Chinese, but some of the staff there knows little English so they will try their best to help u. Overall it’s super value for money, I will always come back here if I ever get the chance to travel around Hualien the next time.

Reviewed May 16, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Chi from Vietnam
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Amazing stay with everything good for a light travel”

Wow hostel is perfectly located few steps away from the station and easily move around the Hualien city. Not to mention super friendly staff answer all your questions and recommend the place to eat (still remember the Fish soup shops opposite to the hostel, really yummy) and hang out at the nght market. The room is decently clean and cozy enough (not a sort of spacious room for many suitcases). The breakfast is hand-made by yourself (a very cool idea) and free oranges all day for guests. To us this is like a unique hostel and not similar like any places we have been before. It's just "WOW" like its name. Highly recommended for couples and solo traveller who would like to experience a convenient and fresh breeze in Hualien.

Reviewed March 19, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Marie
Group
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Exceptional”

Hualien Wow Hostel is just a stone's throw away from the Hualien TRA Station. Although the color of the building is not inviting, the Hostel's interiors are! My friend and I love the New York vibe of our Twin Room. The room was clean and had a nice view of the mountains. We only had a night to stay there but my friend said that she had a full night's sleep there compared to the other accommodations we had in our Taiwan trip. The breakfast included in the stay includes toast (with butter, chocolate spread, and jams), coffee and tea, and eggs.

Reviewed November 03, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
HUIAN from Taiwan
Family with teens
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Very helpful staff”

I stayed in Wow hostel with my German family for two nights. The service attitude of the staff was very impressive. Especially the staff who worked in Cafe on first floor and helped to plan trips. Thanks to them that I saved much time organizing our trip. The room and public space where we had breakfast were also cozy. The only thing I felt a bit disappointed was the breakfast. The choice of breakfast was quite simple like all other hostels, which I was ok with that, but it would be nice if they can serve fresh coffee instead of instant coffee. In general, I had very good time with Wow hostel and I would like to recommend people who travel to Hualien this nice accommodation.

Reviewed October 17, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Josine from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Bath
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Just in front of Hualien Station”

Very good location. Once you go outside the Hualien station, Wow Hostel can easily be seen as it's just in front of the station. It's also near the Hualien Bus station, if you're going to Taroko Gorge. If you want to go biking to Chishingtan beach, it's only 7km away. Hotel is clean, with lovely interiors. Breakfast is free - you'll just get bread, ham, cheese and some spread and need to prepare it on your own. You'll also have to wash the dishes and utensils you used. Staff are nice and can speak English. Overall, it's an ideal hotel for those going to Taroko Gorge.

Reviewed November 02, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Yew from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Best hostel for solo traveler to meet new friends”

Strategic location, great service and value for money

I really enjoyed my stayed at Wow Hostel Hualien. It's just opposite the main entrance of train station. The staffs are friendly and very helpful. The private twin bed rooms is very comfortable, clean and provided with all the necessities in the room, just like a hotel room. The public area is very spacious. I enjoyed chill out at public area and mixing around with new friends. Simple self service breakfast are provided free. I'm highly recommended to everyone to stay at Wow Hostel. I will be happy to be a return customer. Two thumbs up from me and keep it up!

Reviewed November 03, 2015
8.8
Excellent
Desilu from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe Family
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Excellent”

We arrived at Hualien Train Station and we were very happy to realize that Hualien WOW Hostel is just right in front of the station, just a pedestrian crossing away! Our room (family deluxe on the 8thF) was clean and comfortable, stylish as well. However, the bathroom door cannot be locked and there are no full length or desk mirrors available. Their laundry area has both washer & dryer and is very convenient and easy to use. Their front desk staff is very accomodating and knows how to speak English. I would definitely recommend this place for groups and family with older children.

Reviewed January 10, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Maureen from Singapore
Solo traveler
Double Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

SUPERB!!! ”

The moment I booked the accommodation on website, I received a confirmationWhatsapp text & also provided some Hualien attractions I could visit. On arrival (2 March 2019) , I went to L2 to check in, I was greeted by warm welcome by the staff at reception counter. As I arrived around noon, I enquire about half day tour.Howard was very helpful with my last minute request, and managed to arrange for whale/dolphin watching tour. He also provided travel caution such as whether I will be seasick, etc. Howard also provided map of nearby place I could visit, plus bus guide. He is an exemplary staff of hostel. Thank you Howard. I also booked for Taroko Gorge tour the next day. Unfortunately I left my water bottle in the bus. Bmo helped to contact the driver to bring the water bottle back for me. Thank you Bmo. During breakfast, Kim. She was also very friendly. Without me asking, she showed me how to use the stove. I saw her cleaning the kitchen area, and dining tables and also clearing the trash. Very hardworking lady. Thank you Kim. I also met Ranaw, who lent me her hair clip to fix my shorts strap. Also chat with her a short while before I depart. She is also a super nice lady. Thank you Ranaw. As I only stayed for 2 nights, I may not have then opportunity to meet all the staff in your hostel. It is such a good place to be in , I’m sure all the staff are happy working there, and I can see that they treat the hostel like their home. Will choose to stay here if I come to Hualien again.

Reviewed March 04, 2019
9.3
Exceptional
Alex from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Very helpful staff, clean and great location”

Location less than 100m from the train station, staff were very helpful, good range of tours bookable at front desk

Whilst staying at the hostel I got a very severe case of food poisoning from a local restaurant and the staff were extremely obliging in helping me and eventually even taking me to the hospital and accompanying me to interpret whilst I received treatment, and then taking me to the grocery store after being released to buy some fruit and food to keep me going. It would have been a complete struggle to navigate the healthcare system without them, speaking no Taiwanese and not understanding the system. I am so grateful to the team! The hostel was brilliantly located and, although I didn't get to go on the tours I had intended to due to my illness, they had a great selection of reasonably priced tours which you could book at reception. There was a lift which was great also. My only suggestion for improvement would be the decor in the rooms. I understand they have tried to go for an chic industrial cool look in the private room I was in, but it comes across a bit more like Thai prison cell due to the small windows and lacking light. The bathroom was beautiful though and felt very opulent for a hostel. Either way, I would definitely recommend anyone who is heading to Hualien and is on a budget to stay at this hostel!! :)

Reviewed January 07, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Sasidaran from Malaysia
Couple
Double Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Hualien Wow Hostel Review”

First of all, I am totally amazed by this hostel! Perfect location (right across the train and bus station), really helpful staff, more than expected facilities and a really clean bathroom for a backpackers hostel. This is by far the best backpacker hostel that I have ever stayed in. To be precise, this is a poshpacker hostel. The interior of the lobby is hipster like and they provide free tea throughout the day (sucker for tea). The location of the hostel is a stunner as it's a 3 minute walk away from the train and bus station. The staff there are really helpful. They helped us with suggestions on the best places around Hualien. I would definitely come back here when I visit Hualien next.

Reviewed March 13, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Alicia from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Location so good”

The wow hostel is located just outside the Hualien train station. You will be able to see from gantry. The staff there are very friendly and ready to offer help. I think they offer travel planning services or some sort of guidance at lvl 1. They are helpful and show me bus schedule to take to the locations I want to cover. The hostel provide bicycle rental service (I heard that bicycle is a common mode of transport). Common area is well designed and clean.

Reviewed April 25, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
AI from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Value for money with lift access and friendly staff”

Delighted to have lift access with my 24" luggage and a bathroom in the female dormitory room I stayed. Even thought the walking distance to night market is about 30 minutes and 20 minutes to city/shop/food. I am fine to hail a taxi at only about NT$100/trip. It is right opposite the Hualien Train Station, just a 3 minutes walk, very convenient when I bought so much things and need to carry back to Taipei. I would definitely choose this hostel again if travel to Hualien.

Reviewed February 12, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Steven from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Nice hotel across from Hualien station”

I stayed in a Standard Double Room at Hualien Wow and had a really good experience. The train station is right across the street, making it easy to access from Taipei, and to get to Taroko on the 1133A bus. Dongdamen Night Market and the ocean are a 30-minute walk (or short 150NTD taxi ride) away. The room was very clean with a comfortable bed and some nice basic amenities. Breakfast was simple but good (bread, peanut butter, jam, egg, ham, cheese). My only small complaint was that my room had a bit of noise due to facing the station, but earplugs were enough to block it out. I definitely recommend the private rooms here!

Reviewed October 31, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Mei-Li from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Cozy and clean!”

Best hostel we stayed at during a three week trip to Taiwan -- made us wish we'd found more hostels along the way, although I'm unsure they would have been as nice as this one! We stayed in a private room and although small, the room had everything we needed. Staff were friendly and helpful with information about car rentals to go to the Taroko gorge. Breakfast is simple but with a cozy atmosphere thanks to the other guests and the design of the common room. Great little place, especially for the price. Would definitely stay here again when passing through Hualien!

Reviewed January 02, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Tony from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Clean, Value for Money, Great Facilities and Awesome Staff”

The location of this hostel was 5 minutes from the Train Station in Hualien City. I enjoyed my stay here as the place was clean, they had individual lockers and the washing/drying machines were functional (2 washing and 2 drying machines). The staff gave great advice on where to go and were really friendly. Breakfast was good with the usual tea/coffee/water and toast plus different kinds of spreads (They had 6 kinds). There was eggs and ham too. An open kitchen was available for anyone that wanted to do their own cooking. An enjoyable stay indeed!

Reviewed October 14, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Shu-Ho from Taiwan
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Super convenient and great private room!”

We stayed at the Wow Hostel for two nights. Our room was very comfortable and came with good amenities. The hostel is within minutes of walking to the train station and served good breakfast in their common room. We would stay there again if we visit HuaLien.

Reviewed December 30, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Liwen from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Awesome place to stay in Hualien”

Location was awesome, it's very near to the train station, within 3 mins walk. The place is clean and nice. I stayed in a 4-person female room. The only issue is the noise cause the walls are really thin. Breakfast is the same every morning but you can make your own breakfast too. Town area is a 10mins walk away, there's watsons, MacDonald, Mos Burger etc. Night market is a bus ride away, and the bus stop is also very near to the hostel. If you're not sure how to go back to the hostel by taking bus, just take a taxi. There's tons of taxis outside the night market. Taxi fare is abt NTD100-150. Hostel have a tour desk and i booked all my tours with them. Very efficient and helpful staff. They answer to all enquiries, so just ask away! Overall, a good place to stay in. Will definitely stay here again if i go back to Hualien.

Reviewed September 11, 2018
8.7
Excellent
Jing from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

convenient, comfortable, nice”

convenient, comfortable, nice

located within walking distance from the train station, Hualien Wow Hostel is easy to spot and accessible. plus point was that our room had a nice view of the mountains. room was comfortable and clean, the design was also modern and very pleasant. all in all, a nice stay.

Reviewed November 18, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Christine from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Beyond my expectation”

The hostel can be easily seen once you exit from Hualien train station and honestly I wasn't expecting so much as the exterior of the building is nothing impressive. Therefore, it's pretty beyond my expectation to see that the lobby and common area design is so unique and comfortable. The bunk bed room design is slightly small if everyone is moving in the room but that does not bother me so much as long as there is private bathroom for a 4-bunk-bed room instead of sharing with the entire floor people. The staff are very friendly and standby 24 hours! Definitely one of the best hostel I've stayed in Taiwan.

Reviewed April 19, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Mingli from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Warm, clean bed in a sleeping pod :) ”

I really love how convenient it is to get to Hualien WOW Hostel, you'll see it once you step out of the train station. Friendly staffs to answer all your queries, clean and quiet environment to spend the night :)

Reviewed November 10, 2016
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