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Starbox Hostel

"Location is good and the place is generally quite clean."

Neil - March 25, 2018
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Starbox Hostel

4F., No.288, Nanjing W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan, 10350 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
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Popular landmarks
韋德伍斯健身 UGym 20 m
Ningxia Night Market 220 m
Ming San Tea 260 m
Yongyiuhao 280 m
Shizhixuan 310 m
Dihua Market 330 m
The Church of Immaculate Conception 370 m
Yongle Textile Market 380 m
Dadaocheng Theatre 380 m
Dadaocheng Pier 400 m
Nearby landmarks
Ximending 1.27 km
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall 2.23 km
Longshan Temple 2.37 km
Shi Lin Night Market 3.84 km
Taipei 101 5.58 km
National Palace Museum 6.38 km
Raohe Night Market 6.41 km
Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail) 6.76 km
Taipei Zoo 9.16 km
Beitou Public Hotspring 9.24 km
8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood

This property is in high demand!

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Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 550 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Taipei

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Taipei in the last 24 hoursCompared to 2,090 Taipei properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center0.5km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportTaipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
Distance to airport4.0 km

Rooms available at Starbox Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.5
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed & 1 bunk bed
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Double Bed in Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Single Bed Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed & 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed Male Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Bed in Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Double Bed Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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 Starbox Hostel?

Starbox Hostel 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 1000 TWD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Starbox Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Taipei with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Starbox Hostel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Starbox Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 50 TWD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at Starbox Hostel?

Starbox Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Starbox Hostel?

Starbox Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Starbox Hostel

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "Pros : Common area is spacious and inviting;"

    karmel

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    November 7, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "I would recommend this place to anyone."

    Kit

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    November 12, 2018

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "I love here so much I highly recommend"

    TAKAGI

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    January 22, 2020

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8.5/10
Value for money score
8.5/10
Cleanliness score
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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
2,475 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.9
Location
8.1
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What travelers say they love:
Complete facilities, mixed room is good for family
Lester from Philippines
Family with older children
More about Starbox Hostel

More about Starbox Hostel

Starbox Hostel is conveniently located, with only a 7-minute walking to Taipei Railway Station. The property also provides airport shuttle services. Public bike rentals are also available in the area for guests to explore the city.

Popular attractions within close proximity include Dihua Street and Yongle Traditional Market, which are only two blocks away. In addition, guests can enjoy the scenic view of Tamsui River while walking or biking along Dadaocheng Wharf. Taipei Railway Station is another local attraction where guests can buy clothing, jewelry, and accessories at prices cheaper than the retail price.

After a joyful day of exploring the city, guests can indulge in the authentic Taiwanese cuisine at Ningxia Night Market, which is only a three-minute walk from the property. With its convenient location and hospitable services, Starbox Hostel is an excellent choice of stay.

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Housekeeping
49 mentions
Breakfast
18 mentions
Food & Dining
2 mentions
Internet
2 mentions

What they offer

8.0
Very good
Staff 

"Staff was super nice though and very relaxed."

Cyrus

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September 9, 2019

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

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Nearby restaurants

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Hengdian Jirou
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Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Lizhangbo Mala Choudoufu
200 m Chinese
Weifen Taipai Station Food Court
260 m Chinese
Tian Ding Chinese Roast
460 m Chinese

What's nearby

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8.8
Excellent
Kristine from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Overall good”

The foreign staff were great. They made an effort to understand and accommodate my requests. The taiwanese staff not so much. The location was perfect. At first, I thought that the only option I had was to walk for 15mins to mrt taipei main station everytime. Fortunately, starbox had many bus stops around it that I didn't need to use the mrt most of the time to get to tourist places. There's even a bus that goes straight to yangmingshan. Just a tip, be sure to have a pocket wifi or sim card with internet with you so you can use google map to know which bus/es to ride back to starbox from anywhere. In addition, the hostel is very near Ningxia night market where locals prefer to eat as it has a more authentic taste according to them. As for cleanliness, I occassionally see the cleaning lady cleaning but they seem to forget to clean the floor in the bed area. I understand that some get confused on how to get to the entrance of starbox. Just look for the door shown in one of the pictures here. I didn't have a hard time looking for it. It also wasn't a big deal to me that the hostel staff had to fetch me at the bldg lobby everytime. They have a staff dedicated to doing just that and I never waited too long for them. I appreciated the breakfast. To me, it was enough. 4 halves of buttered bread, scrambled eggs, fresh tomatoes and your choice of hot/cold drinks. It won't leave you too full that you won't have any space left for your food trip. Overall, it was a good stay. I will definitely consider staying with them again if I go back to Taipei.

Reviewed March 08, 2018

Thank you for choosing Starbox and thank you for your feedback! We're happy that you like your stay and our location. We look forward to being at your service again :)

Responded March 11, 2018
Starbox Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Natasha from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Great value for money”

I had a very pleasant stay at Starbox. Space was very clean. Bathrooms were very clean. Location was just a few blocks away from Taipei Main Station and Zhongshan station. I only had to exit at Zhongshan station exit 6 from the red line every time and just go straight to the left until I reach the Starbucks Coffee branch which is just beside the hostel. Someone has to pick me up every time I go up but there is always a staff waiting and in charge for this. Breakfast is the same every day but it is already more than enough for the price I paid. Staff was ver6 helpful too, allowing me to use the computer at the lobby when I needed it and to use the bathroom when I left my things early before check in. Would not hesitate to stay again here when I visit Taipei again.

Reviewed March 18, 2018

Thank you for choosing Starbox. We're happy that you like our location and environment. Thank you for the detailed feedback. It helps a lot for our guests. We look forward to being at your service again :)

Responded March 30, 2018
Starbox Hostel
8.4
Excellent
Gasper from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Valuably for only staying ”

Starbox is really nice accommodation in Taipei with great Location and very clean hostel ! And front in ni xia night market and 7-11 and family just in downstair! But quite make me embarrassed for everything gonna sky the staff to pick up in lobby cause we can’t going up without their security matter,I’m careless person and like to hang out little while always,but I’m embarrassed every time,this matter let me feel like’I’m annoying ‘person,and this is second time I’m return back for staying,’starbox hostel’ is really nice place for ‘only’ staying,when I’m staying meet their few “exchange working” staff ,they is manner but not passion and can feel that actually they not really wanna welcome us,I’m never meet this status in hostel,

Reviewed October 11, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Yu from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Bed Male Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

One of my favourite hostel in Taipei”

The hostel scene in Taipei is filled with fierce competition, thus the standard has been set to a very high level. Starbox stands out because of its location, quality and service. I tends to disagree with some of the comments that the others made about the staffs, they are all nice people, just filled with passion as this is certainly their attempt into the hostel bussiness. Overall, I enjoyed what was delivered to me. As a result, I stayed here a few more times during my subsequent visit to Taipei.

Reviewed March 29, 2018

Thank you so much for choosing Starbox. It is our pleasure to give you nice accommodation experience in Taipei. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to being your service again. Don't forget to visit us next time when you come to Taipei :D

Responded March 30, 2018
Starbox Hostel
8.4
Excellent
Sheenalyn from Philippines
Family with young children
Double Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

Travelling with young children”

Starbox hostel was located 2 streets away from the MRT station which is very convenient. Reception is available 24/7 however you cannot just go directly to your room, they will be needing someone to escort you from the reception up to your room. There is also a convenience store (711) downstairs wherein you can buy your food anytime. For the restroom, they always have someone who cleans the bathroom which is really okay. However, the reason why I booked this hostel is because they said that they have an available WIFI in the entire hostel. But when we got there, we were just informed that there is NO wifi available. So, it was a hassle for us to go to a place where we can connect to a wifi. My fault is that, I didn't avail the pocket wifi rental from Klook. I should have done that to make it hassle-free for us. Maybe when we get back to Taiwan. But all in all. Travel Experience was great.

Reviewed December 22, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Tiffany from Taiwan
Couple
Double Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Great place to stay with very reasonable price”

The place is hidden in 4th floor of a building (right above Starbucks) there's no sign of a hostel or its name board or anything. If we were not asking 7-11 staff that time we won't find it. But, overall the place is really clean, the bathroom even it's shared, was super clean and comfortable, the staffs all are nice, the breakfast also good enough to start your day. Thank you Starbox Hostel!

Reviewed April 07, 2018

Dear Tiffany, Thank you for choosing Starbox. We're happy that you like our service and environment. It is good to know that you had a good stay here. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to being at your service again :-)

Responded April 08, 2018
Starbox Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Roxanne from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Single Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Nice hostel and location”

Clean hostel and breakfast was included which consisted of a hot drink (no coffee) and bread and eggs. The hostel was clean considering the amount of people that was there. The room contains A LOT of beds. The room is huge and split into 2 sections 12+ beds on each section. This made for a sleepless night as the lights were on until late and many people coming in and out. There was also a lot of noise from the common area. This is expected from a hostel but this was one of the worst sleeps i had during time in Taiwan and perhaps of no fault of the hostel, was just too many people in the room for me. Still recommend as the location is great (10 min walk to taipei main station).

Reviewed March 14, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Nasir from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Bed Male Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

perfect as a hostel”

i read a bad review from third class country whr i feel its inappropriate while in ur country is worst. this hostel is perfect for solo traveller, feel like upgrade hostel but price is good. matress is good, good sleep thanks to chilly taipei winter , curtain is good too, wifi is fast. so far no comment. thank you u.

Reviewed February 01, 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We look forward for your next visit and we will provide you our best accommodation again.

Responded August 27, 2017
Starbox Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Osbert from Philippines
Group
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

Good value for money”

The place is walking distance to Zhongshan Station MRT. You can also walk Taipei main station for the airport train express. The hostel offers included breakfast of ham and egg sandwich with seasonal fruits and a hot orccold drink. The reception is also cozy where you can dine or chat with friends, watch tv while surfing the web. As per the toilet and shower, it’s shared but there are enough shower and toilet rooms. You can also wash and dry your clothes with a fee; towel is also with a fee of 30NTD with a 50NTD deposit. It is a good value for money though you there is a need for air freshener in the rooms. If ever you come early or leave late for check-out, you can leave your luggages in the reception area while you can go tour aorund taiwan. Thank you strabox hostel.

Reviewed June 25, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Jamie from Philippines
Group
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Great hostel!!!”

Hostel is located near 3 mrt stations Zhong shan, Taipei main station and aiport link station which very convient whenever you wish to go out! Hi life, 7/11 and family mart are just around the corner! Staffs are great and very helpful! For the Maggie is the best (I think she was the plus size lady they are referring in most review) She is so straight forward and may be tough which maybe not be too acceptable for other culture but she is very Helpful and nice!!! Security was great! I think the only problem for me is that Please install Videt in all your toilets! Not all are comfortable using tissue after popping!!!!

Reviewed November 27, 2017
7.6
Very good
Melissa from Philippines
Group
Double Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

Good location and value for money”

The location is near the Taipei Main Station, just a 15-minute walk and near a night market. Rooms are okay, staff are friendly. The only problem we have encountered is that it has no Starbox Hostel Sign outside the building, and we had diffuculty looking for the hostel.

Reviewed April 18, 2018

Dear Melissa, Thank you for choosing Starbox. We're happy that you like our location and service. As for the sign, we're dealing with it and promise will fix it as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your feedback :-)

Responded April 21, 2018
Starbox Hostel
8.0
Excellent
alfami from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Bed Male Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

worth the stay”

Just stayed overnight but it was pleasant. only concern is it's tricky to find. I used google maps as my guide searching for the hostel but it keeps me bringing to Starbucks Coffee as it happened that there's one in the same building where Starbox Hostel is located.

Reviewed December 04, 2017

Thank you for choosing Starbox. We appreciate your feedback and will improve as soon as possible :D

Responded January 25, 2018
Starbox Hostel
7.6
Very good
John from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Bed Male Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Escort is always needed to go up to 4th floor”

Everything is quite well with Starbox Hostel except for one thing... you always need to wait at the ground floor until someone fetches you. This will happen everytime to need to go up the 4th floor. It's quite annoying and waste of time to wait 3-5 minutes when you can go up by yourself. This wasn't like this before. Even if I already presented my hotel key to the guard at the gound floor, he won't let me go up as if I'm not a guest of the hotel.

Reviewed July 20, 2017

Thank you for your support and reply. We strictly control every client that come upstairs in order to ensure their safety. We apologize if there is any inconvenience.We look forward for your next visit and we will provide you our best accommodation again.

Responded August 27, 2017
Starbox Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Derrick from United States
Solo traveler
Single Bed Male Dormitory (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 6 nights in July 2016

Excellent location and great staff”

The beds are great, the lockers are huge, the bathrooms are clean, the common area is great, and the location is great. The capsules are excellent, and there is plenty of space to store your things in the huge lockers. My one complaint is that I found it hard to wake up since the blackout curtains on the beds and tinted windows in the room work so well at blocking out light. The common area has several seating options--stools at a common table, wall seating with outlets and desk lamps, or couches around a coffee table. Coffee is free as long as you have a cup (available for $10 NTD at the desk if you don't). In the evenings, the hotel lounge blasts bad pop music, but they close the door after 11. The staff is very friendly, and there is usually at least one person working who speaks excellent English. Location-wise, the hotel is right across from Ningxia night market, as well as a few really great restaurants. 7-eleven and Starbuck's are right downstairs. The Zhongshan metro station is a pleasant 10 minute walk away, or you can grab a U-bike from across the street and ride there in under 5. Taipei Main Station is also within walking distance.

Reviewed August 13, 2016

Thanks for your feedback. We look forward for your next visit and we will provide you our best accommodation again.

Responded August 27, 2017
Starbox Hostel
6.8
Good
Thao from Vietnam
Group
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Not value for money”

The hostel is about nearly 1 km from the main station as well as from the nearest MRT.. I don't like walking a lot so next time I will not choose this hostel. The negative point is that it doesn't have any sign named Starbox hostel out of the building and the staff did not tell me in advance about that, so it'd be difficult to look for the hostel for a new comer. If you book at this hostel, please notice that it has a Starbuck coffee shop on the first floor, and the building is in the corner of a cross road. You will have to ask the building safeguard about the name of the hostel. One other negative point is that they don't have towel, tooth brush and tooth paste and they don't tell us in advance about that, so we will have to buy all of these things. The breakfast is so simple (not value of money), only sandwich with strawberry jam. The positive points are the hostel is very clean, staff is friendly and they have a very large dining room with beautiful view to the cross road.

Reviewed November 25, 2017
8.8
Excellent
YeeSau from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

One of best hostel in Taipei ”

Many hostel around Taipei station I have stayed b4, pillow, angel etc. I like this because It’s quiet and hostel give what your request for. I hv back injury and can’t stay in upper deck n they offer me a lower deck n provide a deck far from entrance for what I requested. These small request matters to me, I love it. Again, angel hostel is the worst! Don’t ever visit again

Reviewed August 05, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Kelvin from Malaysia
Couple
Double Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Clean and great environment”

We stayed in mixed dorm for a night before leaving Taiwan. It is one of the good choice for those who plan to take Taoyuan airport MRT from taipei to taoyuan airport. You can take shutter bus just outside the building to MRT station which is located at beimen station. Other than that, you can also use Ubike as the station is just there. 7-eleven and starbucks are just next to the hostel. The room is new and clean, there is a locker to put your stuff. One thing that can be improved is the air conditional. We felt hot after closing up the curtain.

Reviewed August 27, 2017

Thanks for your feedback,We will immediate adjust the problem you mention. We look forward for your next visit and we will provide you our best accommodation again.

Responded August 29, 2017
Starbox Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
ASAKO from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Comfortable to stay!”

I stayed in a double bed room with a bathroom. The room is quite clean and comfortable, and staffs are friendly. Just one thing I didn't like is not about the hostel but every time people close the door, the sound was quite annoying...I could hear the sound during I'm sleeping... I will be back here when I visit Taipei again!

Reviewed September 06, 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We look forward for your next visit and we will provide you our best accommodation again.

Responded September 08, 2017
Starbox Hostel
7.2
Very good
Gregory from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 10 nights in December 2019

Great location, pretty disappointed in the staff”

Starbox is pretty centrally located. Walking distance to 2 MRT stations, Dadaocheng district, a night market, and about 15 min from Ximen. Super clean and quiet. Although, I had 2 issues with this place. 1. I stayed here for 10 nights. Over the course of my stay, the staff rarely even spoke to me. They seemed to only speak to one another. 2. Hostel is on 4th floor. Every time you come back to the accommodation, the security guard must ring the hostel staff to come fetch you, which meant you often wait a few min for someone to come let you in. In most cases, the staff (foreigners, not the case with the locals) seemed incredibly annoyed to do this. It wasn't explained to me until I asked if I needed to wait every time I came back. It's very inconvenient coming/going.

Reviewed January 04, 2020
8.8
Excellent
Yohana from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Single Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Great!”

It was a great stay here in Starbox. Everything was okay, I just had some difficulty to find the hostel, but overall everything is good!!

Reviewed January 19, 2020
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