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9

Exceptional

551 reviews

551 reviews

Room & Washroom: Clean and bright environment.

Pek
- Apr 4, 2022
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
The Dome of Light

200 m

Formosa Boulevard Station

210 m

Nanhua Night Market

320 m

Liuhe Tourist Night Market

370 m

Honey Museum

530 m

Popular landmarks
Ai He (Love River)

2.2 km

Kaohsiung Main Public Library

2.5 km

The British Consulate At Takao

4.0 km

Cijin Island

4.0 km

Dragon Tiger Tower

5.4 km

Closest landmarks
Mei Li Island Tourist Center

120 m

Kaohsiung Railway Station Tourist Service Center

610 m

Houyi Shoping Area

630 m

Kaohsiung Senior High School Stadium

670 m

Rock Music Live House

690 m

Start Hotel

No. 182, Liuhe 1st Road, Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 80055 - 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 Sinsing 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.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kaohsiung

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

220 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

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

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Room service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kaohsiung are being booked every minute!
Value for money9.2
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportKaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
Distance to airport7.9 km

Rooms available at Start Hotel

Deluxe Double Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Quadruple Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room with Free Room Upgrade
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom and Free Room Upgrade
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  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Twin Room - Travel Subsidy Program Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory Room
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    Single Room (No Window,Area:10) (单人床:单人床)
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      Frequently asked questions

      Does Start Hotel have a hot tub?

      Start Hotel does not have a hot tub.

      How much does it cost to stay at Start Hotel?

      Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

      What time is check-in and check-out at Start Hotel?

      Check-in is from 03:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Start Hotel?

      The closest train, metro, or bus station to Start Hotel is Formosa Boulevard Underground Station, 200 m away.

      What restaurants are nearby Start Hotel?

      Start Hotel’s neighborhood is Sinsing District which includes popular restaurants such as Mu Chuan Curry, Dang Dang Xiao Tang Bao Shop and A-Yun Noodle Stand.

      What popular shopping places are close to Start Hotel?

      Start Hotel is located in Sinsing District area which features shopping places such as Nanhua Night Market, New Jyuejiang Shopping Area and Shinkuchan Shopping District.

      What are popular attractions near Start Hotel?

      Start Hotel’s location in the Sinsing District neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including The Dome of Light, Formosa Boulevard Station and Jhongsiao Park.

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      What people love about Start Hotel

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Room & Washroom: Clean and bright environment."

        Pek

        |

        April 4, 2022

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Staff : Friendly , polite and respond in timely manner."

        Pek

        |

        April 4, 2022

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "The hostel also provide food at 6F."

        Yu

        |

        November 6, 2021

      Property ranking|Compared to 689 Kaohsiung properties
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      Location score
      9.5/10
      Value for money score
      9.2/10
      Service score
      9/10
      Overall score
      9.1/10
      Better than
      97
      %
      of Kaohsiung properties
      Better than
      94
      %
      of Kaohsiung properties
      Better than
      88
      %
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      Better than
      87
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      Overall rating:

      9

      Exceptional
      551 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.9
      Facilities
      8.8
      Location
      9.5
      Read all reviews >
      What travelers say they love:
      Aside from that, it was a lovely place and I would return.
      Janelle from Australia
      Solo traveler
      More about Start Hotel

      More about Start Hotel

      Start Hotel

      See the best of Kaohsiung with a stay at Start Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Kaohsiung with a stay at Start Hotel, located merely 200 m from The Dome of Light.
      Start Hotel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hotel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
      For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
      Feel right at home during your stay at Start Hotel. Some rooms at Start Hotel are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hotel also offers a refrigerator in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
      Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


      Around the property

      Take some time to explore Kaohsiung during your stay at the hotel. The most popular local attraction is probably Liuhe Tourist Night Market only 370 m away. How far are you willing to explore? Take the perfect ocean adventure with a day trip to Cijin Island located 4.0 km away.


      Reasons to stay here

      This hotel beats 94% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
      Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 92% of other accommodations in the city.
      This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 96% of other options in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.8

      Languages spoken

      • Chinese [Mandarin]

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Garden

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Kitchen
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Doorman
      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      Access

      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      Location
      No. 182, Liuhe 1st Road, Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 80055
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.5

      Airports

      • Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
        7.9 km 22 min drive
      • Pingtung Airport (PIF)
        19.9 km

      Public transportation

      • Formosa Boulevard Underground Station
        200 m
      • Kaohsiung Railway Station
        700 m

      Hospital or clinic

      • Wangs Dental
        1.1 km

      Shopping

      • Dream Mall
        4.2 km

      Convenience store

      • 7 Eleven
        10 m

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        240 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • The Dome of Light
        200 m
      • Formosa Boulevard Station
        210 m
      • Liuhe Tourist Night Market
        370 m
      • Ai He (Love River)
        2.2 km
      • Kaohsiung Main Public Library
        2.5 km
      • The British Consulate At Takao
        4.0 km
      • Cijin Island
        4.0 km
      • Dragon Tiger Tower
        5.4 km
      • Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
        20.1 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Mei Li Island Tourist Center
        120 m
      • The Dome of Light
        200 m
      • Formosa Boulevard Underground Station
        200 m
      • Formosa Boulevard Station
        210 m
      • Nanhua Night Market
        320 m
      • Liuhe Tourist Night Market
        370 m
      • Taiwan Railway Company
        530 m
      • Honey Museum
        530 m
      • Kaohsiung Railway Station Tourist Service Center
        610 m
      • Houyi Shoping Area
        630 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-12 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from15:00
      • Check-out until11:00
      • Reception open until23:00

      The property

      • Local Tax ID/ Rental License高雄市旅館503號
      • Number of rooms 17
      • Year property opened2017
      • Most recent renovation2017
      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 Start Hotel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      9.0
      /
      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness8.9
      Facilities8.8
      Location9.5
      Service8.9
      Value for money9.2
      High score for Kaohsiung
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (128)
      8-9 Excellent (31)
      7-8 Very Good (21)
      6-7 Good (4)
      <6 Below Expectation (9)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (45)
      Jun - Aug (31)
      Sep - Nov (61)
      Dec - Feb (56)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ma from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

      Perfect place to stay in Kaohsiung”

      This hotel is probably the best in Taiwan! 😄 Location is perfect as it is near Formosa station and Lihue night market. The entire place smells fresh and it is clean. The staff, especially the front desk is so accommodating and friendly. I love the idea of no fuzz self check out. And lastly, the free food at the 6th floor is amazing; they are so generous. If I ever get to go back in Kaohsiung I will stay here again. Thank you Start Hotel for making my stay a wonderful experience. Much love from the Philippines.

      Reviewed December 02, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      SU from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Very homely and welcoming”

      Start hotel may be little hard to find as it's considered off the main road. Once you find it, you will be amazed at the generosity that the owners have lavished with the place. Fully stocked pantry, free laundry services and cable tv in all rooms. strongly recommended!

      Reviewed May 22, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Robina from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

      Exceptional”

      The hotel is one of the best I've been to! Worth the money and the staff is very friendly and nice. Too nice they let me stay at the common area. My apologies for overstaying! 😭 Thank you very much again and more power to Start Hotel! Truly recommended!

      Reviewed January 26, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Chan from Malaysia
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

      Strategic location with 24-hour free supply of food”

      This hotel located in the strategic location near to Formosa Boulevard stations. Where you can easily opt for orange-line or red-line MRT, as this is the interchange station. Furthermore, the hotel also have a kitchen or pantry with 24-hour non stop supply of foods and snacks. There are homemade pudding prepared and kept in the freezer, as well as fruits, instant noodle, can drinks, breads and sometime frozen fried rice. This is rare offer that you would hardly find even in a luxury hotel. The pantry itself equipped with a huge TV too, where you may enjoy your meal while watching the movie. Last but not least, there hass washing machine too, and you may do the laundry, at same time enjoying the food and watching the movies, as all of them are at same floor. What a convenient arrangement by the owner! Thumbs up!

      Reviewed October 29, 2019

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Wen from Singapore
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Convenient ”

      It is near to FengJia night market and the Formosa MRT. Hence, getting anywhere in Gaoshiung is pretty easy. The pantry provides various kind of instant noodle, drinks (beers and soft drink) and biscuit at no cost. Definately a plus point for a boutique hotel with this kind of pantry.

      Reviewed June 14, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Janelle from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

      Loved it”

      The tea selection in the kitchen/cafe is stunning. The fridge jelly pots and fresh fruits are such a bonus. I really enjoyed staying here. I stayed in a private single room which is tiny with no window, essentially a bed and nightstand. It was great except the air conditioning was too cold for me at 23C. Aside from that, it was a lovely place and I would return.

      Reviewed December 20, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      YungChang from Australia
      Business traveler
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      budget hotel room with nice location”

      this hotel locates handy location, nearby Formosa MRT station. room I stayed was upgraded to a higher more expensive room type due to late check-in. Will consider to stay here again in the future.

      Reviewed February 09, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Keith
      Group
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Great location value for money”

      Very friendly staff, was offered a free upgrade as there was a vacant room that was much bigger than the one we booked. Great location as it is few minutes walk from Formosa Boulevard station. The room even had Wii console which we discover in the drawer.

      Reviewed October 23, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Zhi from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Very good.”

      I booked single room with shared bathroom. Interesting concept, and the lounge offers free food including instant noodles and spagetti. 5 mins walk to night market and MRT station, cosy and comfortable. The only complaint would be they use really strong air freshener, I almost got allergic to it.

      Reviewed December 01, 2019

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Su from Malaysia
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

      Excellent stay near Farmosa MRT”

      Very near Farmosa MRT (exit 10 without escalator, exit 4 with escalator) and Liu He night market. Room and bed a bit small but come with fridge and a massage chair(massaging your bum only). Wifi is fast and steady. Snacks (instant noodle, drinks and biscuits) provided on 2nd floor. Not really soundproof but guests have been cautioned and thus not much of disturbance...still had good sleep.

      Reviewed September 06, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      ching from United States
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

      Excellent”

      the rooftop lounge is fantastic, many different options of drink and snack, also instant noodles,all free. location is great too, few minutes walk from mrt entrance. room is a bit too small but considering everything else I would stay here again.

      Reviewed December 06, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      JIE from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2020

      Room is Spacious and Clean”

      The staffs here are so friendly and I got the free upgrade to single room.

      Reviewed October 12, 2020

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Ng from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Quadruple Room
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

      Friendly service + self service pantry ”

      The stay was really a special experience for me and my family. Their 6th floor pantry is free flow concept, for free. Hence travellers will gather there and that’s how we met many new friends from different countries!

      Reviewed June 21, 2019

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Sean from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Clean and good location. ”

      Lots of free food and drinks in the lounge on the top floor. Room was comfortable and clean.

      Reviewed March 13, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      John from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in February 2020

      Goo”

      Best location. Free food and drinks. No onsite staff.

      Reviewed February 27, 2020

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Pin-Chieh from Taiwan
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2021

      Nice place”

      Nice place and staff and location.

      Reviewed March 05, 2021

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      7.2
      Very good
      yin from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Small room with affordable price”

      Reasonable & affordable stay for solo traveller. However limited shower and toilet available. Little distance from station if you are having big luggage.

      Reviewed September 02, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Ching from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      Clean and welcome ”

      Good

      Reviewed September 01, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Pek from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

      Exceptional”

      Room & Washroom: Clean and bright environment. Staff : Friendly , polite and respond in timely manner. Location : Very strategic and convenient with MRT location only 3 min walking distance Price : Reasonable Remark: A bit noisy when customer use the washroom. But ear plug provided. Very considerate 👍🏻

      Reviewed April 04, 2022

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Yu from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2021

      Very shops nearby”

      Just near Liuhe night market. The hostel also provide food at 6F. It's a nice option if travel to Kaohsiung

      Reviewed November 07, 2021

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