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8.4

Excellent

237 reviews

237 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 50 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Guo'an Park

90 m

O'rip Hualien

290 m

Holy Temple

390 m

Popular landmarks
Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park

800 m

Pine Garden

860 m

East Gate Night Market

1.3 km

Farglory Ocean Park

9.1 km

Eternal Spring Shrine

19.5 km

Closest landmarks
Hualien Guo-an Post Office

300 m

Hualien Martyrs Shrine

460 m

Mingyi Elementary School

610 m

Meilun Mountain Park

620 m

Meilun Riverside Japanese-Style House

620 m

(Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel

No.5-1, Jinfeng St, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, 97051 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Hualien City part of Hualien, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Taroko Gorge.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Hualien

980 meters to public transportation

790 meters to Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

A/C

Announcements by hotel (3)
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, after onsite measurement guests’ whose forehead temperature is above 37.5 °C or ear temperature is above 38 °C might be rejected for accommodations as per the government's regulations.

Facilities

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Room service

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Taxi service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Hualien are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.2km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportHualien Airport (HUN)
Distance to airport4.8 km

Rooms available at (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 5 bunk beds
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 5 bunk beds
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel?

        Check-in is from 04:00 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 (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel?

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

        What is the smoking policy at (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel?

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

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel?

        Eastern Railway Site is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 970 m away from (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel.

        What restaurants are nearby (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel?

        (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel is located in Hualien City, famous for good restaurants such as Gu Wang Lamb Chop Steamboat Shop, Ye Yan Cafe and Cheese Bon Restaurant.

        What popular shopping places are close to (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel?

        (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel is located in Hualien City area which features shopping places such as East Gate Night Market, Hualien Dongdamen Tourist Night Market and Giant Hualien.

        What are popular attractions near (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel?

        (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel is located in Hualien City area, which is famous for attractions such as Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park, Pine Garden and Nanbin Park.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel?

        (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel is located in the Hualien City area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road and Four-Eight Highland.

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        What people love about (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "The kitchen, laundry & common area are good."

          May

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          January 13, 2020

        • 8.8

          Excellent
          Cleanliness

          "Clean and tidy house."

          NGUYEN

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          January 1, 2019

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "There is a kitchen that is available to use, and free washing machines."

          Jacob

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          July 5, 2018

        Property ranking|Compared to 1,482 Hualien properties
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        Room comfort score
        8.9/10
        Room size
        30 sqm.
        Value for money score
        8.8/10
        Cleanliness score
        8.8/10
        Better than
        94
        %
        of Hualien properties
        Bigger than
        89
        %
        of Hualien properties
        Better than
        84
        %
        of Hualien properties
        Better than
        82
        %
        of Hualien properties
        Overall rating:

        8.4

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

        (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel

        Wake up to a magical day and enjoy all that Hualien offers with a stay at (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel.
        Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hostel provides taxi services to help you find what you want in Hualien. While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
        If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's tours. The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
        Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hostel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
        The hostel also provides guests with a refrigerator and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


        Around the property

        Visit the sights and local attractions of Hualien during your stay at the hostel. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Chisingtan Scenic Area located 5.7 km away.


        Reasons to stay here

        Rooms here are cheaper than 86% of accommodations in the city.
        This hostel's food and dining score higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.
        Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        8.2

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        4 mentions

        Food & Dining

        2 mentions

        Breakfast

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Chinese [Mandarin]

        Internet access

        • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Tours

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Elevator
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        Access

        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Taxi service

        Available in all rooms

        • A/C
        • Complimentary drinking water
        • Fan
        • Kitchenette
        • Microwave
        • Mini bar
        • Non-smoking
        • Seating area
        • Shower
        • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
        Location
        No.5-1, Jinfeng St, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, 97051
        Excellent
        Location

        8.4

        Airports

        • Hualien Airport (HUN)
          4.8 km 15 min drive
        • Taichung Airport (RMQ)
          106.6 km

        Public transportation

        • Eastern Railway Site
          980 m
        • Hualien Train Station
          1.2 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Chinese Clinic
          640 m

        Shopping

        • East Gate Night Market
          1.3 km

        Convenience store

        • Family Mart
          620 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          170 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park
          800 m
        • Pine Garden
          860 m
        • East Gate Night Market
          1.3 km
        • Farglory Ocean Park
          9.1 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
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

        All children are welcome.

        Children 0-3 year(s)
        Must use an extra bed
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • Check-in is between 04:00 PM and 09:00 PM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
        • The property operates a self-service check-in system. Guests are required to contacting property at least 3 days prior to arrival.
        • The reception is open until 09:00 PM. Guests are requested to contact the property before 09:00 PM for check in instructions.
        • The property does not have a 24-hour reception and only self check in. Guests are requested to contact the property directly at least one day before prior to arrival to get check in instructions.
        • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from16:00
        • Check-in until21:00
        • Check-out until11:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center0.2km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Room voltage110
        • Most recent renovation2018
        Property announcements

        Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, after onsite measurement guests’ whose forehead temperature is above 37.5 °C or ear temperature is above 38 °C might be rejected for accommodations as per the government's regulations.

        Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, those who are requested by the government to undergo household quarantine or home isolation will be rejected as per the government’s regulations.

        Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain restaurants, bars, public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with the government directives. Please contact the property for more information.

        Reviews of (Self-check in) Monkey Surfing Backpackers Hostel from real guests

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        8.4
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.8
        Facilities8.2
        Location8.4
        Room comfort and quality8.9
        Service8.5
        Value for money8.8
        High score for Hualien
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (73)
        8-9 Excellent (49)
        7-8 Very Good (33)
        6-7 Good (8)
        <6 Below Expectation (19)
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        Mar - May (48)
        Jun - Aug (40)
        Sep - Nov (48)
        Dec - Feb (46)
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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 SAR, China
        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 SAR, China
        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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