Location. Location. Location. The best-planned holidays are based on location, and knowing where to stay in Taipei is the secret to success. Culture buff? Book a hostel in Zhongshan. Foodie? Da’an is the district for you.
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1. Step into the city’s busiest district when you stay in a hotel near TAIPEI MAIN STATION
To be in the center of the action, pick a place near Taipei Main Station. While the interchange is a main hub for commuters, the list of things to do nearby goes on and on.
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2. Take a walk on the wild side by booking a hotel in XIMENDING
Not far from Taipei Main Station is the “Harajuku of Taipei.” Those familiar with Tokyo’s iconic teen district can expect a similar, bubbly atmosphere in Ximending. Unexpected sometimes, however, is the abundance of historic landmarks. Bonus tip: the district is located on the banks of the Tamsui River and is chock full of backpacker hostels and cheap guest houses.
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3. Experience Taipei’s most luxurious resorts and night clubs at XINYI DISTRICT
Home to Taipei 101, Xinyi is Taipei’s sophisticated district. The area is loaded with extravagant shopping malls and features an array of nightlife spots. Photographers love the modern architecture in the area, and luxury travelers have their choice of 5-star hotels.
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4. Go rogue while backpacking through green spaces and landmarks in ZHONGSHAN DISTRICT
A stay in Zhongshan puts you right in the center of one of Taipei’s most historical districts. Culture aficionados and backpackers appreciate the area for its museums and landmarks, as well as its neighborhood parks and relaxed bar scene.
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5. Find good eats and plenty of traditional markets in DA’AN DISTRICT
A popular area for foreigners and expats, Da’an District is known for its calmer atmosphere and a few of the city’s most popular markets. It is also home to the original Din Tai Fung restaurant, made famous in Hong Kong for its Michelin star-awarded steamed buns.
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6. Make the most of your layover in Taipei by finding accommodation in SONGSHAN DISTRICT
Bordering the Taipei Songshan Airport, the Songshan District provides the easiest location to stay during a short trip to the city. Business travelers can appreciate the close proximity to department stores and office buildings. While visitors with short layovers are close enough to see a few of Taipei’s most notable attractions.
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