Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending

No.163, Chengdu Rd., Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan, 10843 - See map
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Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending

"All the basic necessities provided, staffs were nice and welcoming."

Suwandi - February 4, 2020

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Hygiene Plus
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Close to Ximending
Within 370 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Cinema Theme Park 120 m
Mugiwara Store 250 m
Holiday KTV 360 m
Shinjuku Plaza 360 m
Ximending 370 m
The Royal Spa 370 m
Wan Nian Building 370 m
crocs 380 m
Last Order 390 m
Mengchia Chingshui Temple 400 m
Nearby landmarks
Ximending 370 m
Longshan Temple 830 m
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall 2.13 km
Shi Lin Night Market 5.32 km
Taipei 101 6.38 km
Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail) 7.46 km
Raohe Night Market 7.61 km
National Palace Museum 7.96 km
Taipei Zoo 9.4 km
Beitou Public Hotspring 10.36 km
8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Hygiene Plus
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Hand sanitizer
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 650 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Taipei

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Ticket services

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Value for money8.8
Distance to city center2.4 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportTaipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
Distance to airport5.5 km

Rooms available at Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
Superior Double
Superior Double
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Quad
Quad
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Dormitory -- Female Only
Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Twin (No Window)
Standard Twin (No Window)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Mixed Dormitory
Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Comfort Double Room
Comfort Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double (No Window)
Standard Double (No Window)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending?

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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending?

Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1300 TWD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending?

Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "Meander is the most sociable hostel we’ve stayed in."

    Nick

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    November 7, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff were also extremely friendly and helpful."

    Ian

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    February 12, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff were all helpful and spoke good English."

    Nick

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    November 7, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.8
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3,575 reviews
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8.9
Facilities
8.7
Location
8.2
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More about Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending

Well-placed in the restaurants, shopping, nightlife area of Taipei city, Meander Taipei Hostel provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. With its location just 2.4 km from the city center and 7.7 km from the airport, this 2-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Meander Taipei Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel provides Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service, shared kitchen, luggage storage, shared lounge/TV area to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as games room. Meander Taipei Hostel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Taipei.

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What they offer

8.0
Very good
Staff 

"The front desk has been incredibly nice and helpful..."

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March 22, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Brandon from Singapore
Group
Standard Twin (No Window)
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

3D3N Stay at Meander Hostel”

In a busy and expensive city like Taipei, Meander Hostel is a great choice for anyone looking for a fun, exciting and reasonably priced stay. Meander has bunking options where you share a dorm room with various other people, being the most affordable choice for travellers and backpackers alike. For those who prefer to have more personal space, there are also individual rooms at pretty good prices as well. Accommodation aside, Meander has a large beautiful living room for all the guests to enjoy as the common area, as well as mingle around and enjoy game facilities like darts and foosball. The room is well decorated, adorned with colourful and cute ornaments that carry the essence of Taiwanese culture. This is also where guests can choose to enjoy a simple breakfast prepared every morning. Meander also organises activities everyday for guests to enjoy and interact, such as free local tours, food tours, drinking and picnic sessions. A great place to stay in Taipei, highly recommended :)

Reviewed April 06, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Wisnu from Indonesia
Solo traveler
6 Share Mixed Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Second Time!”

Lucky me to be back at the right time! Because that was the last bed that they had on that night! I was back in Taipei because I had to cancel my other plan and so when I arrived in Taipei, I did not think twice, I just went to this hostel directly. Therefore, you who read this review, no need to think twice, you are in good hands; as in the staff speak really well English, they are very hospitable and informative, also the hostel is clean and in a good shape. They serve a simple breakfast in the morning and even there are some dates that they have free tour as well. The communal walls are full of information about Taipei that you need! Thank you Meander Hostel Ximending!

Reviewed November 27, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
celsius from Singapore
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Unforgotten 2 Nights Stay ”

Facilities Hospitality Location

Spend 2 nights of my stay in Meander Taipei Hostel and it was brilliant. Administration: Checking in was quick. Around 2 – 3 mins for a check in. Staffs are extremely helpful. Communication: Straight after checking in, Beatrice (staff who is fluent with English, Chinese and Cantonese ) shown me around the hostel. Facility: The hostel lobby had a beer fridge, Television, Dart Board, IMac, Kitchen, Washing Machines and even a basement where they show different movie every night at 9pm. Bed Room and Shower Room are very well maintain and clean. Location: 5 – 7 mins walk from Xi Men Ding Station. Overall Experience: Value for Money. Suitable for all ages. Strongly recommended for everyone who are planning to travel to Taipei for any occasion.

Reviewed January 07, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Intan from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Good location and overall a great stay!”

The location is easy to find, just a few blocks from Ximen MRT Station, Ximending Walking District, and Red House Theater. Between MRT station-Meander Taipei Hostel, you can also find a lot of food & drink stalls and other stores. I stayed here during 2020 NY celebration, the street was still lively even after midnight. As a female solo traveler, I felt safe walking around the neighborhood. The property is clean, quiet, with great facilities. The staffs are friendly, easy to communicate with, and ready to help. I will definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed January 07, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Bridgette from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in November 2018

Excellent hostel ”

This hostel is the best I’ve ever seen. The staff at Meander go above and beyond for the guests. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm with en-suite bathroom. The bathroom was clean as was the room. We each had a small locker in room. Charging ports, light, and privacy curtain for each bed. The public area of Meander was also clean. Breakfast was simple, but nice. They had a wonderful walk providing directions and suggestions on where to eat and sights to see. The staff were also incredible with recommendations. There was a warm environment at this hostel and they made it a great place for solo travelers to connect. They also highlighted one excursion or event daily, such as hikes with their staff or explorations of nearby temples. I was sad to leave Meander at the end of my stay. It is about 10 minute walk to Ximending Subway Station, but also there are several buses close to the hostel. I used both and was able to get around easily on public transport.

Reviewed November 18, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Kar from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016

An awesome and unforgettable experience”

Meander had given me such wonderful experience - safe, friendly and warm, just like my second home. I have met great friends from different countries there by chatting at the common area, joining the bike tour along the river and roads organized by Meander (it was one of the best moments of my journey). The staffs were lovely and fun, and they would organize events several times a week to let you know more about the city and meet other travellers. It is definitely worthwhile to spend more time at the hostel rather than having a very packed itinerary - where you might meet friends and hang out with them in Taiwan. The location of the hostel was close to Ximending shopping area and the MRT station - just took me less than 10 minutes. And there is so much to explore at Ximen such as food and shops. The room was clean and the bed was very comfy. One minor point is that you might be woken up by roommates if they come late at night or wake up very early in the morning. But the experience was simply amazing and not to be missed.

Reviewed May 15, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Amy
Family with teens
Comfort Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Nice staff, ideal location!”

I really enjoyed my stay at Meander Hostel. I booked a triple room and it was cozy and clean. The staff here are tentative, friendly and consciencious which I love the most about Meander. The hostel is near Ximending shopping street and Ximen Station, just about 8-10 mins walk, so it’s super convenient. A lovely place for my short 3-day trip.

Reviewed September 26, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Harrison from United States
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

One of the best hostels in Taipei”

First time in Taipei and had a the best time at Meander. Big common room to hangout, great staff, clean toilets and showers. This hostel also is a hub for social backpackers. Every night there seems to be an activity happening and the common area can get very lively especially on the weekends. Best part is the staff, I want to thank Nadia and Claire for being so helpful and giving great customer service. The staff at this hostel seem to be very happy with their jobs and it shows. I am planning on staying there again.

Reviewed July 06, 2019
8.7
Excellent
MICHELLE from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

Brilliant!!!”

Nice, comfy, a hostel makes u feel home

Awesome! - value for money$$$. - comfy and spacious common space. - staff are friendly. - 8-10mins walk form metro station. - a lot of restaurant surrounded, comvenience store and pharmacy just a few minutes away. - excellent free wifi connecting. - an outstanding hostel which I highly recommended. - definitely will stay at Meander Taipei Hostel again!

Reviewed October 06, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Andy from Singapore
Group
Superior Double
Stayed 5 nights in December 2019

Excellent”

Will definitely choose Meander if we are back in Taiwan. The staff at the hostel were warm and always helpful, were clear with house rules and were bilingual in English and Mandarin. Rooms were spacious and had many power outlets, and facilities are well maintained. There were also many amenities around the hostel, and it's a 10 minute walk from Xi Men station. There's a cafe right around the corner from the hostel, and food around the hostel is open till late. The hostel serves a simple breakfast in the mornings, and allows you to keep your luggage in the hostel after checking out if you are waiting for your flight later in the day. Thanks for an enjoyable stay Meander!

Reviewed December 12, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Jason from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Exceptional”

my first time to stay in a hostel and in a mixed dormitory room. i was quite apprehensive at first but was welcomed nicely by Wendy at the lobby. Smooth checkin, very clean showers and toilet, nice dormitory rooms. Bunk beds included own set of sockets for own gadgets and personal night light. They have free walking tour which i joined the day i checked in. Bonnie was our tour guide and surely enjoy the experience. When i come back to Taipei will definitely stay again here at Meander.

Reviewed April 08, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
April from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Very good hostel!”

I had a pleasant stay here. 5-10mins. walk to Ximen Station and Ximending area where a lot of shops and food stalls are located. The staffs are awesome! Very friendly and accommodating. I stayed in a 4 bedroom en-suite female dormitory and the bathroom is very clean. During the first night of my stay, I found out that my luggage's handle was broken causing me to buy a new one. Good thing there's a shop at Ximending that sells luggage and bags. I had to ask the staff of the hostel to dispose my old luggage upon checking out and they gladly helped me. Overall experience was great! Had fun during my 2 days stay in Taipei.

Reviewed May 05, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Karren from Philippines
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Meander”

My entire stay was very comfortable especially with the help of the staff that is very helpful and supportive. They will actually make your entire stay and trip easy. I will definitely come back and stay in Meander Taipei Hostel longer.

Reviewed September 21, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Jim from Philippines
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Exceptional”

Good people makes the place Good. ♥️ I always travel solo from Ph. This hostel is one of a kind and a blast! Words cant describe how happy i was when im there. I met lots of friends and had a karaoke on my last day its always perfect! I miss all of them and the experience The people who works there is always stands out so helpful and CARING ♥️ U really can feel the passion of working hard from them Salute you Guys 😊 For sure when i visit again taipei i will be back here again and again Soar high Meander! 💋 -Met great friends too here and planned to go to shanghai with them ♥️♥️♥️

Reviewed August 09, 2019
8.3
Excellent
Sin from Singapore
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

Homely Hostel”

1. Friendly, welcoming staff and environment. 2. Comfort and cleanliness. 3. General vibe.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Meander, and it was surprisingly comfortable for a hostel. I only wish I stayed longer. The walk from the Ximending MRT station may seem a little long if you are carrying your luggage, but it brings you away from the noise and crowd (yet well within the walking distance). Once you get out from Exit 6 of Ximending MRT, you only need to walk straight all the way (passing a few traffic lights) until you see some steamboat restaurants, look ahead, across the road, and you should see the green Meander sign. I got lost initially, so thank goodness for Google Maps!

Reviewed May 03, 2015
7.7
Very good
Cherry from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

Clean, spacious hostel with friendly staff”

Spacious common room, staff

Meander is a really nice hostel in Ximending. It is not exactly very close to the metro station and it's located in the more quiet part of Ximending so it could be a little bit scary at first when you come back late. But Taiwan is kinda safe in general and the walk isn't too long. You'll get used to it pretty soon. I really love the spacious common room there. It's nicely decorated and designed, with a lot of space for people to gather up, chat, meet new friends, or just do their own work. The staff were really nice and helpful. They also post a lot of recommendations on where to eat/visit on the wall. Breakfast was simple with bread and spreads, fruits. oatmeal. I'd appreciate it if there is also coffee.But there are quite a lot of coffee shops around the area brewing good coffee at a reasonable price so it's fine. I like that they pull down a big screen showing the BBC news every morning during breakfast so you can still keep in touch with the world while travelling lol. I stayed in the female dorm which was nice and clean. I like that the key card can also be used to access your locker so it's really convenient and safe; plus you don't have to bring your own padlock. The air conditioning wasn't really enough, though. Maybe it's because my bed was located deep in the corner of the room and the air-con simply wasn't blowing in my direction. It'd be good if the staff are more involved with the travellers and perhaps organize some daily tours? Overall, I'm satisfied with my stay at Meander and will definitely recommend it.

Reviewed August 03, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
LUI from Hong Kong
Group
Standard Twin (No Window)
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

An easy accessible hostel”

Feel a friendly environment in the Meander Taipei Hostel. Staff are nice and helpful, area is clean and the quad room are big enough for 4 persons while the double room are spacious.

Reviewed August 27, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Gina from Singapore
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

first and best hostel experience”

Meander really raised the benchmark high. Clean and modern rooms, go for the separate toilets which were better than the en-suites (I heard). The lounge is so amazing to chill and make new friends, the first night I reached, everyone was so friendly. I literally spent every night hanging out with them and even in the day, was initially staying for a night but extended to 4 nights! Darts machine (have to pay), mini soccer table and kitchen facilities in the lounge available for the guests to make their own meals. Breakfast is available too though I never made it down, I heard the selections were pretty limited. Staffs were very friendly, always giving great advice on where to go for good eats and places to explore. Location is a short walk (10 mins) from Ximen Station but its feels pretty fast once you know your way. First time locating the hostel takes effort as it is hidden at the corner.

Reviewed December 29, 2017
9.3
Exceptional
Grace from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Double (No Window)
Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

First and great hostel experience”

Friendly staff, cleanliness, comfortable

It was a great first experience at a hostel. Was attracted to the fun introduction and neat loft bed room. What we experienced was as they described. My sister and I got the privacy we needed in our room and we could mingle with fellow tourists from all over. The staff were friendly and helpful; when we first checked-in we were assigned a normal bedroom and I was quite disappointed. They later helped us change to the loft bedroom which I wanted when it was available. They actually bothered to help us change rooms! Added many stars to their service. The 1st floor is an interaction area, with a mini bar, activity wall, kitchen and entertainment area. We stayed around on our last day, watched big bang theory and I managed to do a last minute video interview using the wifi connected to my ipad. I LOVED my stay with Meander! It is near to the movie street and in terms of convenience will be a 7/10. If you have big luggage, the lift is only located at the 2nd floor. Small trade off for a great experience. They helped arrange a cabby to send us to the airport at our last minute request too. Hope you'll enjoy the stay as much as we do.

Reviewed July 07, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Ian from Australia
Family with young children
Triple
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Perfect for backpackers, great for families.”

As a former world-travelling backpacker with extensive experience I would have loved this place and would have remembered it forever like I remember certain other hostels still today, many years later. The best point is it's easy to meet fellow travellers. The hostel also provide plenty of advice both personally and all over the walls. They also have a huge range of walking tours their staff take visitors on to show them the sites of Taipei. I think they also had some more extensive tours but not sure. They had all the facilities you needed, a clean room, and it's in a great location. The staff were also extremely friendly and helpful. Perhaps most backpacker hostels are like this all over the world these days and I'm just out-of-touch but I'd be surprised if there are many as good as this one. Even though now I travel with my family, we still met lots of young people to chat with and we really enjoyed our brief stay - wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed February 12, 2019
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