Sugamo Hostel
Sugamo Hostel
Sugamo Hostel
Sugamo Hostel
Sugamo Hostel
Sugamo Hostel
Sugamo Hostel

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8.2

Excellent

1,560 reviews

1,560 reviews

Housekeeping18
Shops1
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Kaohsiung Senior High School Stadium

130 m

Kaohsiung Underground Railway Center

200 m

Honey Museum

310 m

Taiwan Railway Company

310 m

Heart of Love River

360 m

Popular landmarks
Liuhe Tourist Night Market

790 m

The Dome of Light

860 m

Formosa Boulevard Station

870 m

Ai He (Love River)

1.6 km

Kaohsiung Main Public Library

3.2 km

Closest landmarks
Kaohsiung Railway Station Tourist Service Center

140 m

Shoe Street

540 m

Kaohsiung Bus Station

600 m

Sankuaicuo

690 m

Sanfong Jhong Street

740 m

Minsu

Sugamo Hostel

Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Sanmin District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous The Dome of Light. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kaohsiung

160 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

800 meters to Liuhe Tourist Night Market

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Important announcement -- "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

Contactless check-in/out

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Shared kitchen

Daily cleaning

Laundromat

Smoke-free property

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kaohsiung are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center100 miles
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
Distance to airport8.6 km

Rooms available at Sugamo Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Standard Double
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room
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  • Street view
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 double beds
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Single with Shared Bathroom
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds or 4 single b...
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Street view
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Street view
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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Double with Shared Bathroom
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Sugamo Hostel have a hot tub?

    Pineapple Backpackers Hostel does not have a hot tub.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Sugamo Hostel?

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

    How do I get to Sugamo Hostel?

    A stay at Sugamo Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the minsu. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sugamo Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Sugamo Hostel?

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

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sugamo Hostel?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station to Sugamo Hostel is Kaohsiung Railway Station, 190 m away.

    What restaurants are nearby Sugamo Hostel?

    Sugamo Hostel’s neighborhood is Sanmin District which includes popular restaurants such as Guan Miao Vegetarian Diner, Tonkatsu Pork Chop and Youshinoya Jian'guo.

    What popular shopping places are close to Sugamo Hostel?

    Sugamo Hostel is located in Sanmin District area which features shopping places such as Honey Museum, Taiwan Railway Company and Sanfong Jhong Street.

    What are popular attractions near Sugamo Hostel?

    Sugamo Hostel’s location in the Sanmin District neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, Sunfong Palace and Kaohsiung Underground Railway Center.

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    What people love about Sugamo Hostel

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "Safe to stay as they have private keypad locks to enter the hostel room."

      Christina

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      November 21, 2020

    • 9.2

      Exceptional

      "I can definitely recommend."

      Tim

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      April 10, 2020

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "The Hostel was very clean and check-in was easy."

      Tim

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      April 10, 2020

    Property ranking|Compared to 690 Kaohsiung properties
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    Cheapest price score
    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Location score
    9/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Kaohsiung properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Kaohsiung properties
    Better than
    86
    %
    of Kaohsiung properties
    Better than
    74
    %
    of Kaohsiung properties
    Overall rating:

    8.2

    Excellent
    1,560 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.4
    Facilities
    7.6
    Location
    9.0
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    More about Sugamo Hostel

    More about Sugamo Hostel

    Sugamo Hostel

    Sugamo Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kaohsiung. Experience an urban escape in Kaohsiung with a stay at Sugamo Hostel, with its exceptional location right in the city center. Sampling the authentic culture of Kaohsiung is easy with a stay at Sugamo Hostel, just 860 m from The Dome of Light.
    The range of services provided by Sugamo Hostel ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the minsu's free Wi-Fi internet access. The minsu provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Kaohsiung. Parking is always available, provided by the minsu for their driving guests.
    While lodging at this wonderful minsu, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. The minsu's on-site laundromat and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The minsu is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
    Guestrooms at Sugamo Hostel are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The minsu provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Sugamo 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 minsu also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. Sugamo Hostel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the minsu. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house shared kitchen available here.
    Sugamo Hostel lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. 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 Kaohsiung during your stay at the minsu. The most well-known nearby local attraction is Liuhe Tourist Night Market which is located just about 790 m away. Engage in the city's best art at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum located 19.8 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Spend a day on an ocean adventure with an easy trip to Cijin Island located 4.2 km away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms here are cheaper than 97% of accommodations in the city.
    This minsu's food and dining score higher than 91% of accommodations in the city.
    Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.6

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    13 mentions

    Internet

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]

    Internet access

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

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily cleaning
    • Laundromat
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • First aid kit
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Smoke alarms

    Available in all rooms

    • A/C
    • Clothes dryer
    • Complimentary drinking water
    • Heating
    • Individual air conditioning
    • Kitchenette
    • Microwave
    • Non-smoking
    • Refrigerator
    • Shower
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
    Location
    19-3號 建國三路46巷, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 807
    Excellent
    Location

    9

    Airports

    • Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
      8.6 km 26 min drive
    • Pingtung Airport (PIF)
      19.8 km

    Public transportation

    • Kaohsiung Railway Station
      200 m
    • Kaohsiung Bus Station
      600 m

    Hospital or clinic

    • KHH Medical Univ Chung - Ho Memorial Hospital
      1.1 km

    Shopping

    • Dream Mall
      4.9 km

    Convenience store

    • 7 Eleven
      390 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      530 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Liuhe Tourist Night Market
      790 m
    • The Dome of Light
      860 m
    • Formosa Boulevard Station
      870 m
    • Ai He (Love River)
      1.6 km
    • Kaohsiung Main Public Library
      3.2 km
    • The British Consulate At Takao
      4.1 km
    • Cijin Island
      4.3 km
    • Dragon Tiger Tower
      4.7 km
    • Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
      19.8 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Kaohsiung Senior High School Stadium
      130 m
    • Kaohsiung Railway Station Tourist Service Center
      140 m
    • Kaohsiung Railway Station
      200 m
    • Kaohsiung Underground Railway Center
      200 m
    • Honey Museum
      310 m
    • Taiwan Railway Company
      310 m
    • Heart of Love River
      360 m
    • Houyi Shoping Area
      440 m
    • Shoe Street
      540 m
    • Kaohsiung Bus Station
      600 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 0-6 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Pets are strictly prohibited at the property, with the exception of guide dogs.
    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-in until21:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    • Reception open until21:00

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center100 miles
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

    The property

    • Local Tax ID/ Rental License高雄市民宿146號
    • Number of bars/lounges0
    • Number of floors3
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 5
    • Room voltage110
    • Year property opened2015
    • Most recent renovation2015
    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 Sugamo Hostel from real guests

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    8.2
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    10
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities7.6
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service7.9
    Value for money8.4
    High score for Kaohsiung
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    8-9 Excellent (101)
    7-8 Very Good (98)
    6-7 Good (39)
    <6 Below Expectation (46)
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Crystal from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    value for money”

    it is very near to kaohsiung railway station. however, the hostel can be a little difficult to find/spot because it is located in between houses. a tip would be to spot the pineapple sticker outside the house. it seems as though the owner lives on the third floor of the house while level 1 and 2 are used as a hostel. it is relatively clean and comfortable staying there. nothing really bad or exceptional about it.

    Reviewed December 25, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ken from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    Near to train station and value for money”

    We received free room upgrades from owner and our new 4-bed private room is lovely! Location is 2 minute walk away from kaohsiung station. Although the hostel is full during our visit due to Mayday's concert, the cleanliness was maintained well by owner. Indeed value for money.

    Reviewed April 01, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Pek from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Good location”

    The hostel is next to the train station, besides that, there are many shops near by the hostel. The hostel very clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Like this hostel, will stay back here if I visit kaohsiung again.

    Reviewed November 01, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    anna from Macau SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    Great location, friendly staff! ”

    This s my second visit to Pineapple. Nice place, good location (just 5mins walk from Kaoshuing Train station and the public transportation station to Kenting and many other outer area of the southern Taiwan), friendly host and her daughter is very adorable. The facilities are great and love the curtain for every single bed, then we get to have some privacy during the stay. Superb!!

    Reviewed July 17, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Elizabeth from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Clean, spacious, bright”

    Cleanness, spaciousness, brightness

    I was pleasantly surprised at how clean and well-kept this hostel was. I have stayed in 50+ hostels during my lifetime and this was possibly the cleanest. The rooms were big and there was a curtain for enhanced privacy. It is easy to find and super close to the train station. The boss was very kind and let me leave my bike and clothes inside all day. Recommended to all and I would jump at the chance to stay there again!

    Reviewed September 14, 2015

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kenneth from Singapore
    Group
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Exceptional”

    Basic but clean. Lovely pantry with tea and coffee. Good for a fuss-free quick stay. Location was near the train station but situated in a dubious corner with a just pineapple to indicate its location. Use a GPS to find it

    Reviewed March 30, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joe from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Best choice if you want to stay in Kaoshiong ”

    If you are a backpackers , please stay here . It's very near to the Kaoshiong main station 👍 very very convenient The room is spacious , shared bathroom . The bathroom is the cleanest bathroom I ever experienced . Overall , worth it !

    Reviewed May 23, 2016

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    6.4
    Good
    Qiuyin from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Not easy to find location but hostel clean”

    Kaohsiung Main Station (take lift on right to upstair), will see lots of taxi, walk passed taxi, right side passed by Kindness Hotel then Airline Inn hotel (opposite side - passed 2 traffic lights), continue walking will see Subway on the same direction then turn right into alley walk in and another turn right 50m then turn left 4 units (logo pineapple picture) key in your last 4 digit booking number on digital lock, door will open. Nobody serve you, clean environment and not many people staying so is a quiet place. Other than that, not much comment. Value for $$$.

    Reviewed May 31, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Peiyun from France
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    helpful and convenient”

    kaohsiung main station just nearby, clean, convenient, low-cost, everything in order. I stayed here many times and will come back!

    Reviewed August 01, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Constance from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    Very good”

    Great staff but rather noisy hostel (cringing bunk beds and not very soundproof). Location is super convenient for backpackers and the staff is very nice and helpful.

    Reviewed August 16, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Tim from Switzerland
    Couple
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2020

    Clean Hostel with Self Check-In”

    The Hostel was very clean and check-in was easy. There is a kitchen if you feel the need to warm something up or cook. I've didn't see any staff during my stay so if you run into a issue this might become a problem. They are very fast responding if you write them though.

    Reviewed April 10, 2020

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Kwok from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    Nice location”

    just next to Kaohsiung mtr. everything was good lady boss was nice. air-conditioning not so strong needs time to warm up

    Reviewed February 18, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Su from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2016

    Clean N convenient location ”

    E reviews on their cleanliness were real, I can attest to it now that I have stayed there. It's location is a convenient pit stop for any traveller. I could easily return to my room to unload my shopping and continue my journey for the day.

    Reviewed September 09, 2016

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    8.4
    Excellent
    anna from Macau SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Excellent hostel for backpackers”

    The location is superb! Just a 5mins walk from Kaoshuing train station. A nice vegetarian restaurant around the corner. Friendly staff. They even have the curtain for every bed inside the dorm , so you even get to have some privacy when you are sleeping. Very detail hostel, and definitely will come back next time.

    Reviewed July 15, 2016

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    7.6
    Very good
    CHANG from Canada
    Family with young children
    Double with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Convenient and good value ”

    Very convenient location 3 mins to train mrt station. There are 2 double rooms and 2 single rooms in the basement. The dorms are mixed and located on ground and first floor. The backpackers are considerate there was little noise after 11pm. The washroom could be cleaner and should have garbage bins in the basin area.

    Reviewed April 07, 2016

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    6.4
    Good
    Suphawadee from United States
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Good location”

    If you want a place close to the Kaohsiung Main Station and MRT, this is the place for you. It's located in the alley next to the station once you find the place. It has nice kitchen area though small. The bathroom is always wet and I think because they clean it. It can be slippery though so it should be mopped dry before someone falls down and break any bones. The lady owner is nice though I only see here once when checking in and passing in the kitchen. The place is pretty clean and the room is spacious and nice to sleep in at night. For the price of the room, I would charge a little less for what is offered.

    Reviewed February 15, 2016

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    8.0
    Excellent
    michael from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Very good”

    if you plan to travel around Taiwan by train and bus, you can not find a better location 3 minutes walk to a station and lot of shop and eating area KFC , Mcdonald , 7/11. The hostel was a house with 3 storey turn into a dorm without receptionist and the owner does not living in the building .The house modern and beautipful decoration inside.The neighbourhood look old but very peaceful and safe area.

    Reviewed December 20, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Lee from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Location”

    Strategic Location. 5 minutes walk to Kaohsiung Station

    Reviewed October 17, 2016

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jie from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Single with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Comfortable stay near Kaohsiung main station”

    Clean toilet, quiet environment, friendly host

    Good location (5-minute walk from train station), easy to find with given address. Owner was very friendly. She came to check whether I needed an extra blanket as there was cold currents during my time of visit. Room is comfortable enough for single person. It is at the underground level, a/c may be a little stuffy in summer, but it was fine when I was there.

    Reviewed January 08, 2016

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    WenSoon from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Good”

    location , price, cleanliness

    Great value for price and location. The WiFi is great. Water, coffee, tea is available at the dining area.

    Reviewed June 04, 2015

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