8.9

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Housekeeping57
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9.6

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
The Dome of Light 70 m
Formosa Boulevard Station 80 m
Liuhe Tourist Night Market 280 m
Ai He (Love River) 2.4 km
Kaohsiung Main Public Library 2.4 km
The British Consulate At Takao 3.8 km
Cijin Island 3.9 km
Dragon Tiger Tower 5.5 km
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum 20.3 km
Nearby landmarks
The Dome of Light 70 m
Formosa Boulevard Underground Station 70 m
Formosa Boulevard Station 80 m
Mei Li Island Tourist Center 120 m
Nanhua Night Market 230 m
Liuhe Tourist Night Market 280 m
Rock Music Live House 580 m
Taiwan Railway Company 660 m
Honey Museum 660 m
Kaohsiung Railway Station Tourist Service Center 720 m
Light Hostel Kaohsiung

"The location is perfect, just right infront of the MRT exit."

JIE - October 12, 2020
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Light Hostel Kaohsiung

No. 145, Zhongshan 1st Rd,, Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 80049 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Close to The Dome of Light
Within 70 m of property
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  • 70 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kaohsiung

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Ticket services

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Value for money9.0
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportKaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
Distance to airport7.8 km

Rooms available at Light Hostel Kaohsiung

Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • 1 queen bed
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Single Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double No Window
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Quad No Window
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 double beds
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One bed in Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Light Hostel Kaohsiung?

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.

What is the smoking policy at Light Hostel Kaohsiung?

Light Hostel Kaohsiung does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "Surrounded by many breakfast shops and 7-11!"

    Fann

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    June 20, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Would come back again if i visit Kaohsiung"

    Wen

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    September 19, 2019

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room was clean, the pillow was comfy."

    XUAN

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    December 21, 2018

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8.9

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8.8
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9.6
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More about Light Hostel Kaohsiung

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Kaohsiung, look no further than Light Hostel Kaohsiung. Only 19km away, this 3.5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kaohsiung hotel. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, private check in/check out, luggage storage, family room are just a few of the facilities that set Light Hostel Kaohsiung apart from other hotels in the city.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Light Hostel Kaohsiung is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kaohsiung.

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9.6

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"Staffs were friendly & helpful during our stay."

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9.6
Exceptional
Santa from Indonesia
Solo traveler
One bed in mixed dormitory
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Excelent hostel with backpacker price”

I stay at Light Hostel just only for one day, but I'm so satisfied with all this hostel offer Not only this hostel price fit my student wallet, but the location is also very near with tourist attraction such as Liuhe Night Market, and very near from MRT station I give two thumbs for the cleanliness and facilities (it will be amazing if they have kitchen though) the staff can speak English well and ofc Chinese.. so don't worry about language The staff also give me discount voucher for the toast shop next door..( try they egg roll it's delicious) overall I cant asking more.. everything just so good and I will come back if I visit Kaohsiung next time

Reviewed May 28, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
KarYin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Quad No Window
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

A very good budget hostel with good location ”

A very good place to stay due to it have a very good location which the MRT Just infront of the hostel . Those come from high speed train remember stop at station of R10 and exit the 9exit way as this will be in front of the hostel.. very convenience ... the cleanliness for this hostel is good as myself also a cleanliness person so it’s pass for my expectations. Just 1min away that’s a night market and during night beside the hostel also do have a shop sell supper and it’s very nice food to try... just a small problem is the staff only work until 10pm and after 10pm will be no any staff can be attend on your requirement and the breakfast absolutely is very light just serve bread and coffee.... for me is nothing because am more love to try the local breakfast in Taiwan... am sure will be back for my next visit in Kaohsiung

Reviewed March 31, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Yen from Vietnam
Solo traveler
One bed in Female Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

A great experience ”

My first time ever staying in a hostel and Light Hostel Kaohsiung was great! It’s located right on the left side of Exit 9 - Formosa Boulevard, hence, it’s convenient and accessible. The hosts were so passionate, kind, and helpful. The room was correct as shown. I would stay here again for my next trip to Kaohsiung.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Priscilla from United States
Solo traveler
One bed in mixed dormitory
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Good location, not much of a common area”

I stayed at the light hostel in Tainan and their common area space was much bigger which meant more opportunities to meet people. The common area here is quite small. The location is unbeatable, its located directly outside of exit 9 Formosa MRT. The tourist night market is located right on the corner, although this is not the best night market in Kaohsiung. They give you a coupon for 30NT at the shop on the end, which pretty much just serves snack food, which was fine. The beds are nice with privacy curtains and lockers inside the room. The bathrooms were clean. My only complaint is that there were 2 young, 8-11 year old boys in my dorm. They were playing video games and being loud for a bit which I did not appreciate. But overall good place for a couple nights stay.

Reviewed June 03, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Jia from Singapore
Group
Quad No Window
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Travelling with Family w Elderly”

Location is perfect, just right beside exit 9 of formosa boulevard station. Would advise to take exit 1 for lift if you have many luggage as exit 9 is staircase. The room is clean and comfortable. Just a little small for Quad Room which accommodates 4 pax as we have our luggage and will limited space to walk. Double Room is alright, toilet and shower area is separated but in between it is see through glass, this will be inconvenient if you are not a couple etc. We also have to change into in house slippers when we step in the premises. Hotel provides some dining vouchers in the night market and toast shop nearby the hotel which is good. Our flight is late evening so when we check out we left our luggage in the store. Overall, my family and parents enjoyed and happy with their stay. Kudos to Light Hostel Kaoshiung!

Reviewed December 04, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
TaeHyun from South Korea
Solo traveler
One bed in mixed dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

good place for staying”

I stayed here for 3 nights and it was good experience. Room was clean and tidy and has cutton for privacy. Locker is big and can be opened and closed by card which is convenient. Common area is located at B1 so you don`t need to worry about making noise. For male guest 4 toilets and 3 shower rooms are ready to serve. Shower rooms are big have enough space for changing clothes. This hostel offers breakfast which I couldn't use coz of sleeping. Next time I want to try. 😅 If I visit Kaohsiung again I probably stay here.

Reviewed February 09, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Heinz from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in February 2017

Best hostel in Kaohsiung”

The very fact that the train station exit is planted in front of the doorstep is the most amazing thing that can ever happen. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was very clean. The area is surrounded by amazing food stalls. The only downside for me was that the toilet may not be consistently cleaned, and the walls are thin. Just wear the slippers and bring ear plus and I assure you that it will be one of the best hostels to check out in Kaohsiung.

Reviewed July 04, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
FOONG from Singapore
Family with young children
Standard Double No Window
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

Modern, clean and very near to KMRT”

Pros: Door step from exit 9 of Formosa Boulevard KMRT station. Once out of the mrt station, you will see Light Hostel. It is also very new and has a zen interior design which gives a clean and modern vibe to me. Has 2 separate doors to the WC and bath so you dun have to fight to use the toilet or bathe at the same time. Cons: No mini fridge in my room. No wardrobe to hang my clothes (they only provided 2 hangers) Overall it was a pleasant experience to stay here.

Reviewed October 19, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Oi from Canada
Couple
Standard Double No Window
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Great Location. Easy access to subway”

Stayed here for 4 nights. Conveniently located at the Formosa Blvd Station, intersection of both subway line in Kaohsiung. Rooms were clean when arrived. Walls seem thin but noise level was quiet at night when we stayed. Breakfast included was just simple bread and coffee. Don't expect much. Shower and washroom are separated. Good water pressure for showering. The walls in our room is unpolished wood (part of their design), might be an issue for people with sensitivity (my husband had sensitive skin and he was having some itchiness). Overall is good place to stay for a couple of nights.

Reviewed December 05, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
KOHEI from Japan
Solo traveler
One bed in mixed dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Awesome”

Room and facilities are clean. The location is awesome, and it's heart of Kaohsiung. Not only MRT station, but also C Bike station is close to this hostel, so you can go anywhere you want:)

Reviewed August 11, 2018

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6.8
Good
Nicholas from Netherlands
Solo traveler
One bed in mixed dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

Expecting more”

I had been at the Light Hostel in Tainan, where although I had lost/had stolen TWD1000, I was impressed by several aspects of the hostel, including the size and comfort of the communal area. In contrast, Light Hostel Kaohsiung had a small communal area which was suitable for lounging but not working (only a low coffee table). There were a few issues with hygiene at this hostel too. There was self-serve free tea and coffee, but the mugs were rinsed by hand - without soap. However, I don't seem to have gotten sick as a result, touch wood. Also, the bathroom got really dirty on Sunday morning after the busy Saturday night, but when I got back on Sunday evening late, nothing at all had been done to clean it. If I hadn't complained to staff, it wouldn't have been cleaned until Monday. This is totally unacceptable, of course. It wasn't clear if it was a failure of planning or someone hadn't shown up for work, but it was very disappointing. The location of this hostel is great in one respect, being right next to a subway station. On the other hand, the air gets so polluted around rush hour, that an app on my phone actually warned me that the air pollution was at dangerous levels!

Reviewed December 14, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Reuben from Philippines
Group
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Exceptional”

Really nice location. Liu He Night Market is at the next street and the hostel is right in front of the subway station with the Dome of Light. Every time we took the subway, we get to see this wonderful mural. Staff are helpful and the rooms are clean and spacious enough. Hope the laundry area was in a more convenient location and cleaner.

Reviewed June 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Li from Malaysia
Group
Standard Double No Window
Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

PERFECT STAY FOR KAOHSIUNG ”

They provide simple breakfast and supper voucher to be redeem at nearby restaurants. The staff especially (Nelson) are all very helpful and welcoming. The room are clean and neat. Amenities provided. The location is just perfect for shopping and foods. We are so happy with our 4 night stay will definitely recommend our family and friends whenever travelling to Kaohsiung.

Reviewed October 11, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Richard from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
One bed in mixed dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

Good hostel - comfortable ”

This was a nice hostel, the beds are comfortable with a good pillow and duvet cover. There is a good thick curtain and inside you have a plug and light The bathrooms are spacious (a lot of hairs build up during the day so someone to clean or check them in the evening would be nice) The girl on reception was nice and helpful - the men were not as friendly and just stared at the computer screen Exit location to the MRT exit 9 and it's right there :-)

Reviewed September 19, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
PINGHSIEN from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Single Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Good location with value.”

This hostel is just located in front of one of MRT station entrances. Also very near Luiho night market. I will recommend you stay here if you come to Kaohsiung.

Reviewed December 12, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Edwin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Exceptional Location”

Brands itself as a hostel but feels more like a small hotel. Located right outside Exit 9 of Formosa Boulevard underground station, about 30m walk to the start of Liuhe night market. The coupon to a free JLP papaya milk complimentary drink at the night market was a nice surprise. Breakfast is a bit drab - just bread, buns and some spread, along with a coffee machine. Beds are comfy & clean. I stayed in a single room and it had a TV too but I didn't use it. Towels & toiletries are provided. Other facilities include a free water dispenser, paid washing machine & dryer. There is also a guitar for use by guests. Lifts only service up to 3rd floor so if you are aged or have a lot of luggage, try asking for a 3rd floor room. Staff speaks English.

Reviewed September 28, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Alexander
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Thank you so so much!”

First of all: Thank you very much to Ruby at the front desk who helped me to find my credit card that I lost in the middle of the city late at night!!!! I can’t imagine what would I do without your help. When the staff is so kind and helpful, it really makes a foreigner to feel at home! Now about the hostel: it has the best location in the city (right in front of mrt station). The spacious, cozy and well designed lounge area is a great place to hangout. Sometimes they organize free events and show movies there. The rooms are clean, spacious, have windows and quiet. I had a very good sleep. The hostel is super clean and very well designed. The staff very polite, kind, patient and professional. Everything is just right about this place!!! Will definitely come back!

Reviewed January 18, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Yvonne from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Solo Traveler (1 room with shared bathroom)”

Location - The hostel is very centralized R10 (Formosa Boulevard Station) exit 9 would be the nearest to reach the hostel (literally less than a minute once you head out of the exit. Less than a minute walk to Liuhe Night Market too. There are also a few shops selling local food (duck noodles, dumpling, soups and etc). Value for money - Yes, as I am staying in a single room (shared bathroom), there is a complimentary 60 NTD coupon for usage at certain food stores (supper). Food is decent. Cleanliness - Need to improve on toilet cleanliness, only 1 toilet for level 3 and 2 bathroom cubicles. Staffs - Friendly and helpful Facilities - Sufficient for me.

Reviewed April 09, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Yvonne from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Solo Traveler (Ladies)”

Location - The hostel is very centralized R10 (Formosa Boulevard Station) exit 9 would be the nearest to reach the hostel (literally less than a minute once you head out of the exit. Less than a minute walk to Liuhe Night Market too. There are also a few shops selling local food (duck noodles, dumpling, soups and etc). Value for money - Yes, as I am staying in a single room (shared bathroom), there is a complimentary 60 NTD coupon for usage at certain food stores (supper). Food is decent. Cleanliness - Need to improve on toilet cleanliness, only 1 toilet for level 3 and 2 bathroom cubicles. Staffs - Friendly and helpful Facilities - Sufficient for me.

Reviewed April 09, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Vicky from Singapore
Solo traveler
One bed in mixed dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Best location!!! ”

Check off my visiting to the popular train station - Formosa boulevard because I have to go to that station just to go to this hostel. You can take exit 9 (staircase) and you will see the hostel on your left. But if you’re lazy, you can take escalator from exit 1 and walk just 3 Min to reach the hostel. Liu He night market is just right beside the hostel and the rest of the attractions are mostly accessible by the train available in Kaoshiung. The common area is quite dead. Was there for 2 nights and it was really empty. It might be due to the location of the area as well. The staff were friendly and helpful as well. :)

Reviewed December 02, 2017

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