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8.4

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Excellent location - 50 meters from city center
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Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park 800 m
Pine Garden 860 m
East Gate Night Market 1.3 km
Chishingtan Scenic Area 5.7 km
Eternal Spring Shrine 19.5 km
Shakadang Trail 19.9 km
Taroko Gorge 22.0 km
Qingshui Cliff 23.9 km
Taroko National Park 26.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Guo'an Park 90 m
O'rip Hualien 290 m
Hualien Guo-an Post Office 300 m
Holy Temple 390 m
Hualien Martyrs Shrine 460 m
Mingyi Elementary School 610 m
Meilun Mountain Park 620 m
Meilun Riverside Japanese-Style House 620 m
Tianhuitang 630 m
Hualien Tianhui Temple 640 m
(Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel

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May - January 13, 2020
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(Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel

No.5-1, Jinfeng St, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, 97051 - See map
  • 980 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Hualien

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

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Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.2km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportHualien Airport (HUN)
Distance to airport4.8 km

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8.9
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 5 bunk beds
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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      What time is check-in and check-out at (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel?

      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. Check-in is from 04:00 PM, The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

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      If you're looking for an easy way to get around Hualien with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

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      (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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      Overall rating:
      8.4
      Excellent
      236 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.8
      Facilities
      8.2
      Location
      8.4
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      More about (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel

      Located in the lovely area of Hualien City, Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel enjoys a commanding position in the beaches, sightseeing, family fun hub of Hualien. With its location just 0.3km from the city center and 3.2km from the airport, this 2.5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With the city's main attractions such as O'rip Hualien, Holy Temple, Hualien Martyrs Shrine within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

      Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service.

      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. Whatever your reason for visiting Hualien, the Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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      8.4
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      Cleanliness8.8
      Facilities8.2
      Location8.4
      Room comfort and quality8.9
      Service8.5
      Value for money8.8
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ting from China
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

      I love this Hostel!”

      1. fantastic decoration; 2. lovely staff; 3. clean rooms

      This was the first time for me to live in a hostel and Monkey really surprised me. The rooms and beds are clean, the decorations are really fashion. Thanks Monkey for providing me an unforgettable memory in Hualien!

      Reviewed December 19, 2013

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Youchen from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

      This is a very comfortable place. ”

      Monkey surfing Hostel is close to the center of Hualien city. With a bicycle, you can travel to many places in Hualien.

      Reviewed October 30, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jacob from United States
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Welcoming Staff.,Great Value :) ”

      I stayed here for five days and then extended my stay three more. Annie the hostel manager is incredibly welcoming and very helpful. She gave me lots of great tips on things to do around Hualien. The rooms are well lit, with balconies attached, and clean well maintained bathrooms. There is a kitchen that is available to use, and free washing machines. Overall I had a great stay! Thanks Annie! :)

      Reviewed July 06, 2018

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Man from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2013

      unforgettable memories”

      friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere, nice design

      it was my first time travelling alone and i met a lot of wonderful people during this trip. Im so glad i chose Monkey which made my stay so enjoyable. The staffs were friendly, we had drinks at night at a local bar. There is a living room downstairs where some of us chat together planning activities. But some sights are quite difficult to reach, if there is enough people, i think booking a cab is more suitable, lucky for me there were some local people that knew how to ride motorbikes which agrees to bring me alone. The hostel is quite hard to find ( for me ) it took me 40 mins to walk from the station to the hostel, though i heard some people took even longer. But if you knew the correct route, it only takes about 15-20mins. i recommend booking bicycle for a few days. The ones near the station were expensive! i managed to borrow one from those motorbike shops which is a little cheaper. With this cost and this standard of stay, Monkey is definitely worthwhile!

      Reviewed August 21, 2013

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Yue from Portugal
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

      Nice stay”

      1. Friendly staff, 2. cleanliness, 3. reasonable price

      I had a very pleasant stay at Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel. I'd recommend other backpackers to stay there.

      Reviewed November 11, 2014

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Andrew from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

      Great location, cool vibe”

      This hostel was in a good location (near a nice Taiwanese breakfast place and a park), definitely had a surfing vibe to it, was fairly clean, and had nice and helpful staff. The only negative thing is that the water gets turned off at night and there was some funky water at one point, but this might have been because of earthquake damage.

      Reviewed February 26, 2018

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Sarah from United States
      Family with teens
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2015

      Loovely”

      Location, comfort, atmosphere

      Really enjoyed this hostel! Very central location, right near the train station, local food street and a really cool temple. The rooms were very comfortable and the hostel decor was very cool, great atmosphere. Very good for a clean and quiet nights rest.

      Reviewed January 08, 2015

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      TAN from Malaysia
      Group
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2013

      Nice Budget Hostel”

      Clean, comfort & friendly staffs

      Low price budget hostel to stay. Worth to stay. Friendly staffs serving us while arriving the hostel. Clean room and comfort bed.

      Reviewed August 26, 2013

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      7.2
      Very good
      Edwin from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Character”

      I only stayed 12 hours in the dormitory(mainly to rest after travel) so my comments are limited to this short experience. Property is a little far from the train station(over 1km) but easy to find with Google Maps and only a single backpack. The place is dated but has character with lots of rules stuck up on the walls, along with perhaps the owners personal collection of bits & pieces. The dormitory has a musty smell. Recommend if you are easygoing, travelling light and not looking for 5 star comforts. The hostel was empty when I was there, did not meet any traveller at all in my 12 hour stay.

      Reviewed September 28, 2018

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Grey from United States
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2014

      Clean, awesome surfers hostel”

      Comfortable beds, awesome communal area, and many amenities

      I had a really good time here. It's a well established hostel with everything you'd expect if you're a traveler - including more! The free laundry+detergent was a nice bonus (no dryer though, so do it early!), and the staff was really friendly. The caretakers English wasn't that strong but luckily there were plenty of other bilingual travelers. I had a great time, and hope to come back someday!

      Reviewed March 30, 2014

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      8.7
      Excellent
      WONG from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

      Hualien has a very nice night market”

      Good design, easy and friendly hostel

      I will definitely come back to this hostel on my next cycling in Taiwan! I've met many friends from Taiwan here and this was the best thing I had!

      Reviewed March 14, 2014

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      7.2
      Very good
      Hind from France
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

      Very nice hostel but a bit far from the bus station”

      This hostel is very nice, clean & quite. The decoration is also cool & my dorm was comfy, spacious & with a balcony. It is still between 17 & 20 min away by foot from the train/nus station. Which was a bit far when I had to walk everymorning to catch the 7 am bus to explore Taroko National Park. It's ok if you have a car or scooter. Annie, the hostel manager, was very kind. I would recommend this place to anyone with pleasure.

      Reviewed April 27, 2017

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      8.8
      Excellent
      NGUYEN from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2018

      Nice staff, quiet place, great for motorbike travellers”

      Clean and tidy house. Lovely frontyard. Facility instructions are clear. 5 mins by motorbike to city center. 2 mins by motorbike to 24h laundry.

      Reviewed January 01, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Leong from Malaysia
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2018

      The hostel is centrally located in town”

      However, this fact only applies if you have rented a bike or a hired a driver as the train station and Dongdaemun market is a 15-20min walk away. Else, taxis are easily available even as early as 4am in the morning if you plan to go for a early morning excursion at Taroko Gorge such as going for a marathon event.

      Reviewed December 06, 2018

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      7.2
      Very good
      Hind from France
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Nice but a bit far from the station”

      The hostel is cosy, quiet & clean with nice decoration but a bit far from the train/bus station (between 15 & 20 min on foot). If you have a car or scooter you will be fine. But if you are walking & taking the shuttle bus to explore the Taroko gorge (that starts at 7 am) you might find it a bit far. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed staying here.

      Reviewed May 07, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      May from Malaysia
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2020

      Clean, comfortable & quiet hostel.”

      Our room is clean & comfortable. The kitchen, laundry & common area are good. We can park our bicycles safely here. The host is professional & efficient even though we just communicated by whatsapp. We strongly recommend this place.

      Reviewed January 13, 2020

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mo from China
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

      nice place”

      friendly staff , perfect location , cute house.

      It was great , i love this house alot , staff are very friendly and the location is very good. It s a quiet house in a busy area.

      Reviewed December 23, 2014

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Jun from China
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

      Bedroom is quite large-sized, staff is very kind.”

      room size, friendly staff, big living room

      Comfortable bedroom, located 15m walk from the railway station, friendly staff. WIll stay next time.

      Reviewed April 05, 2013

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      6.0
      Paul from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      It was ok, but just ok.”

      Convenient location... But cigarette smells linger around if you have smokers staying there. They smoke outside by the front gate but the open air layout wafts much if it back in the place. Owner is nice.

      Reviewed January 02, 2018

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      yensheng from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2014

      Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel”

      frendship.comfortable.free

      awesome

      Reviewed November 16, 2014

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