Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel
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8.1
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8.2
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Taipei City Mall170 m
  • East Gate290 m
  • Customs Museum300 m
  • Huayin Street320 m
  • Taipei West Bus Station330 m
  • Beimen Metro Station350 m
  • Q Square Mall350 m
  • The North Gate380 m
  • Breeze Taipei Station400 m
  • Taipei City Hospital Zhongxing Branch420 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel

    9F., No.22, Sec. 1, Chongqing N. Rd, Taipei Main Station, Taipei, Taiwan, 10350 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 36 times | 8 travelers are looking at this property right now

    "Huge underground mall (Taipei City Mall) nearby and located just above a department stall."
    Favian - October 16, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.1 rating for cleanliness
    Very good comfort
    7.9 room quality and comfort
    • 300 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Taipei

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Taipei in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 3,196 Taipei properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Room comfort score
    7.9/10
    Review score - United States
    8.4/10
    Value for money score
    8.3/10
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Taipei properties
    Better than
    93
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    Better than
    93
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    Better than
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    of Taipei properties
    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center6.1 km
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportTaipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
    Distance to airport4.1 km

    Rooms available at Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Classic Double
    Classic Double
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Comfort Double
    Comfort Double
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Classic Quad
    Classic Quad
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Twin No Window
    Standard Twin No Window
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Double No Window
    Standard Double No Window
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Double Room
    Superior Double Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Double
    Deluxe Double
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "The bedroom and restroom are clean and located near the MRT."

      Tuntita

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      September 29, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "The place is so comfortable, clean and near to other site."

      Teh

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      November 28, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff are very friendly, enjoyed my time staying here."

      Thị G.

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      September 22, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Nice and helpful staff with good proficiency of english, tha..."

    Herman

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    January 14, 2019

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    23 mentions
    Breakfast
    21 mentions
    Food & Dining
    3 mentions
    Internet
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Definitely choose back this hostel when we come to taipei ag..."

    Esther

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    November 21, 2018

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    Hou Che Zhan Liu Zhou Taiwanese Vermicellis
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    Wuwanguo House
    190 m Asian, Taiwanese
    Niu Rou Mian, Shui Jiao Beef Noodles & Dumpling
    200 m Asian

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    Most helpful reviews for Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel
    Business traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019
    Comfort Double
    Exceptional9.2
    Awesome!My stay here was great! The staff is courteous and helpful. The old lady who always cleans the rooms is nice, friendly and her vibes is a thumbs up even if she can not speak English. One thing that I hope they consider is the hours of laundry time if they can extend the hours to the laundry since some guest leaves early and will be back the late night from sightseeing, going to different places to see in Taiwan and that is the only time they can do the laundry. Hopefully. Also, if they can somehow put more instructions in English. But overall, I would like to stay here again. :) :) :)
    MariaReviewed July 12, 2019
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019
    Standard Double No Window
    Excellent8.4
    Good location and very accomodating staff.The location is literally less than 5 mins. away from Airport MRT. The staffs are very accomodating and they always greet their guests. The only con is that our aircon was leaking, nevertheless it was an over all good stay.👍🏻
    Preciousfrom PhilippinesReviewed June 28, 2019
    Group
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019
    Classic Twin Room
    Excellent8.0
    Clean, near Taipei Main Station, the staffs are sooo niceThe location is fine, you can walk 1km to departure hall of Taipei Main Station and 2km to shopping area in Ximending. I like the breakfast soup. The staffs are nice and helpful. The room is clean but the aircon was slowly cooled. The room price is different each days, it’s increase a little in weekend.
    saithongfrom ThailandReviewed July 18, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019
    Standard Double No Window
    Exceptional10.0
    Stylish hostel, helpful staffsa warm welcome is right there. the hostel location is good for a walking around with your camera or a hop on metro when you get tired :)
    Budsadeefrom ThailandReviewed July 12, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2019
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Exceptional9.2
    Nice Staff, Fare location, Comfy Bed & DuvetThe staff were very friendly and english communication. They all professional of work. The location is not so far from the Main Station, you just walk down to the gate Y21 which is behide the building. Walking distance 10 mins to the catch the trains.
    Rattanafrom ThailandReviewed April 24, 2019

    Reviews of Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel from real guests

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    8.2
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    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities7.8
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.2
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Maria
    Business traveler
    Comfort Double
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Awesome!”

    My stay here was great! The staff is courteous and helpful. The old lady who always cleans the rooms is nice, friendly and her vibes is a thumbs up even if she can not speak English. One thing that I hope they consider is the hours of laundry time if they can extend the hours to the laundry since some guest leaves early and will be back the late night from sightseeing, going to different places to see in Taiwan and that is the only time they can do the laundry. Hopefully. Also, if they can somehow put more instructions in English. But overall, I would like to stay here again. :) :) :)

    Reviewed July 12, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Precious from Philippines
    Group
    Standard Double No Window
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Good location and very accomodating staff.”

    The location is literally less than 5 mins. away from Airport MRT. The staffs are very accomodating and they always greet their guests. The only con is that our aircon was leaking, nevertheless it was an over all good stay.👍🏻

    Reviewed June 28, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    saithong from Thailand
    Group
    Classic Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Clean, near Taipei Main Station, the staffs are sooo nice”

    The location is fine, you can walk 1km to departure hall of Taipei Main Station and 2km to shopping area in Ximending. I like the breakfast soup. The staffs are nice and helpful. The room is clean but the aircon was slowly cooled. The room price is different each days, it’s increase a little in weekend.

    Reviewed July 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Budsadee from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double No Window
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Stylish hostel, helpful staffs”

    a warm welcome is right there. the hostel location is good for a walking around with your camera or a hop on metro when you get tired :)

    Reviewed July 12, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Rattana from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

    Nice Staff, Fare location, Comfy Bed & Duvet”

    The staff were very friendly and english communication. They all professional of work. The location is not so far from the Main Station, you just walk down to the gate Y21 which is behide the building. Walking distance 10 mins to the catch the trains.

    Reviewed April 24, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Herman from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin No Window
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    affordable for a station-close staying”

    We arrived at midnight and the hotel is hard to find since it's located in some floor of a building while the front door of building had been closed, so we went in by side door after following some guests that came back to the hotel too. Everything was fine, our room and private bathroom were clean, toiletries were provided. Breakfast was ok, with some bread, soup, and other variety of toppings for porridge. Nice and helpful staff with good proficiency of english, thank you.

    Reviewed January 14, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sirinporn from Thailand
    Couple
    Comfort Double
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Good Location, Nice Staff and Clean Place”

    Everything is good. Good location near by subway. Hostel is clean and staff is helpful. Breakfast is more on Chinese food that I don't familiar with so I could have just bread. They should have a bit more of western food like ham, egg.

    Reviewed November 22, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Clarissa
    Couple
    Comfort Double
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    Good location”

    The hostel is literally 3 minutes walk from airport mrt taipei main station exit 3 or taipei city mall exit Y19. You can easily tour taipei when you stay around this area. Good location, the room was nice considering the money you paid. The only cons I can think of is the variety of food that they serve during breakfast, it’s pure chinese aside from the bread of course. They could’ve added a little bit of western selections here but overall it was a good hostel to stay in.

    Reviewed November 18, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Adam from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Good but room selection confusing”

    The first two nights I stayed in Mr Lobster I would have given 9/10. The location is convenient, the staff were amazing and patient with my stupid questions, the common area is great and the room was reasonable quality for the price. However, staying in two other room types made me revise that opinion a bit. The second room I stayed in has a load of loud noise from the road with small windows that didn't seem to close completely and less good decoration (eg paintwork looks worn, bumpy floor, no extra touches such as two shower heads and some ornaments in the room). The final room was a strange shape but was also fine. As such, Mr Lobster is good but you will taking a gamble on the room. It's not clear what the differences between the rooms are and it would be better to bring them all up to the same standard or make caveats such as traffic noise clear. For example, standard, deluxe, superior and business is way too many double room types.

    Reviewed October 28, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Carla from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double No Window
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Breakfast Should be served earlier ”

    Clean rooms and bathrooms . Design of lobby should be improved as it doesn’t look like a hotel at first glance . No escalator or elevator on Y19 exit nearest way to Main station its a long / high stairs when you are coming/going to Airport MRT , its a problem if you have big heavy luggages better cross the pedestrian lane on the road

    Reviewed June 30, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    KANOKWUN from Thailand
    Couple
    Classic Double
    Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

    Exceptional”

    ห้องกว้าง แต่ไม่มีหมวกคลุมผมอาบน้ำให้ เปลี่ยนผ้าขนหนูและเก็บขยะทุกวัน แต่ไม่ทำความสะอาดและเปลี่ยนผ้าปูที่นอนให้ อาหารเช้ามีน้อยต้องไปกินเร็วๆ ไม่งั้นขนมปังหมด ข้าวต้มอร่อยดี สะดวกกับการเดินทางสายสีม่วงและเขียว ทางออก 5 และ Y22 มีบัได้ลื่อนขึ้นลง แล้วข้ามถนน เดินต่ออีกสองช่วงตึก แต่ถ้าสายสีแดงและน้ำเงินเดินใต้ดินไปอีกประมาณ 500 เมตร ข้อดีคือไม่ร้อน แต่เดินทุกวันก็ขาลากเหมือนกัน

    Reviewed June 24, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Klaus from United States
    Couple
    Comfort Double
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    Friendly and clean”

    A bit hard to find unless you look it up on google maps street shots. Very friendly staff, clean rooms. Great space to hang and socialize (if some one gets off their smart phone long enough), seating arrangements like a living room, with views over the city. There are also tables for breakfast, which is basic but good (i.e. toast, congee, pickled veggies, salad, mash potatoes, etc. ), served from 8 to 10, which is a bit late for early travelers. It’s truely a secret den but once you found it you will return for sure.

    Reviewed May 15, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kittinut from Thailand
    Group
    Superior Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Very good”

    Hotel location is good, not far from MRT. Room is big, staff give you a good communication. This is a hostel which above hostel standards. Breakfast line is plain, but what you expect from hostel? Hotel is renovate from old apartment. Room is a bit humid and have some smell., but it very clean. In overall we love this hotel. It’s worth for money.

    Reviewed February 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jenny from Vietnam
    Group
    Comfort Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Great”

    The hotel just need to walk across the street from Airport MRT and it's also not far away taipei main station exit 1. I stayed 2 nights at triple comfort room, room is a little bit small but nice and full facilities and have a private bath room in our room. Everything is clean, they have a small working space and a super adorable kitchen with simple breakfast but good. High recommended.

    Reviewed January 10, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Lok from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Comfort Double
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

    Nice hotel with friendly staff”

    staff are friendly, willing to help on booking restaurants and other enquiries breakfast is included hotel is clean and tidy, room size is bigger than expected location isn't too far from Taipei Main Station, took us at least 15 mins to walk to Main Station and 20 mins to walk to subway

    Reviewed August 18, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Natsupa from Thailand
    Group
    Standard Twin No Window
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

    Highly recommended for stay with friends”

    We book private en-suit room in hostel but we found that it is bigger than we expected! The room is clean and the hostel location is very convenient. The Taipei main station can be reached by foots from here. The convenient store is next to the building. Staff is friendly and helping. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed January 27, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nasir from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2014

    first time at hostel and its awesome”

    cheap cheap clean personal

    first time staying at hostel. very cheap and i doubt i at first. but alot of goodness.cheap is one.there ia curtain to make ur mattress of ur own privacy. not noisy.so there is no problem at all. pros is u cannot bring in people.

    Reviewed October 23, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Khuyên from Vietnam
    Group
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

    Very good”

    The room was clean but quite old. The wall was really thin so don't expect any sound-proof, whatever happen on the hall you hear them. Fresh towels and new toilet paper was changed everyday. The staffs were really helpful and friendly. Walking distance to many convenience stores, mall and train station.

    Reviewed December 18, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Favian from Singapore
    Group
    Family Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Charming and well-located”

    Very conveniently located. Less than 10 minute walk to the train station, which will take you straight to Taoyuan International Airport. High Speed Rail also within walking distance. Huge underground mall (Taipei City Mall) nearby and located just above a department stall. Lots of food and shops in the vicinity with Ximending within walking distance. The decor is charming and cosy with a dining room and reading room. Ensuite rooms available, though bathrooms can be small. Be careful of the power socket near the bath area. Simple breakfast available, but no lack of food options in the area. Overall a pleasant experience.

    Reviewed October 16, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tuntita from Thailand
    Couple
    Standard Double No Window
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    A nice place to stay! :)”

    The bedroom and restroom are clean and located near the MRT. Moreover , all staffs are very kind and helpful. You can also buy the internet simcard here only 350$ for ten days (cheaper than buying at the airport ; my bf bought 400$ from the airport and can use it for only 5 days) .

    Reviewed September 29, 2018
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