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7.9

Very good

459 reviews

459 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Bafa Tea House

20 m

Shi Zi Lin Mall

60 m

Ximending Walking District

120 m

crocs

150 m

Wannian Commercial Building

160 m

Popular landmarks
Longshan Temple

1.2 km

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

1.8 km

Shi Lin Night Market

4.9 km

Taipei 101

5.9 km

Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

7.0 km

Closest landmarks
Commander

80 m

Last Order

220 m

MATSUMOTOKIYOSHI

230 m

Holiday KTV

240 m

Ximending Shopping District

240 m

TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel

No.41, Sec. 2 Hankou St, Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan, 10842 - 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 Ximending, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Taipei 101.

Highlights

Located in heart of Taipei

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

430 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

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Shared kitchen

Coffee shop

Bar

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Taipei are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.0
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportTaipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
Distance to airport4.9 km

Rooms available at TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel

Capsule - Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Street view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Twin - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 double beds
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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Double - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room (Private Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Capsule Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Street view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Triple Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Mixed Capsule Bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel?

Check-in is from 01:30 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel?

TW-Taipei Backpackers 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. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Taipei with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel?

TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel is Ximen Metro Station, 420 m away.

What restaurants are nearby TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel?

TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel is located in Ximending, famous for good restaurants such as Mei Guan Yuan, Fong Da Coffee and Victoria Restaurant.

What popular shopping places are close to TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel?

Shopping options in TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel’s Ximending neighborhood include Ximending, Bafa Tea House and Shi Zi Lin Mall.

What are popular attractions near TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel?

TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel is located in Ximending area, which is famous for attractions such as Wannian Commercial Building, Tattoo Street and Xibenyuan Temple Square.

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What people love about TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The room is super clean and spacious for one located on an old street."

    Doan

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    December 25, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Nice staff,perfect location, fast wifi and clean room"

    bo

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    December 25, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location and worth a price"

    PHAM

    |

    January 9, 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 2,054 Taipei properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
7.2/10
Room size
19 sqm.
Location score
8.5/10
Better than
99
%
of Taipei properties
Better than
84
%
of Taipei properties
Bigger than
78
%
of Taipei properties
Better than
77
%
of Taipei properties
Overall rating:

7.9

Very good
459 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.5
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What travelers say they love:
Very nice location close to ximinding market.
MA from Philippines
Solo traveler
More about TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel

More about TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel

TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel

TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Taipei. Experience an urban escape in Taipei with a stay at TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
The facilities and services provided by TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. The hostel provides taxi services to help you find what you want in Taipei.
While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel. The hostel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hostel also provides guests with a refrigerator in some rooms.
TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel also provides a hair dryer and toiletries 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 hostel. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hostel's bar. Guests of TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel can even have groceries delivered to their room for cooking, using the hostel's special service. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house shared kitchen available here.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Taipei has to offer. Learn about the city's art history with a day at National Palace Museum located 7.5 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Pose in front of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall located 1.8 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Taipei.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 99% of accommodations in the city.
This hostel's food and dining score higher than 83% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 83% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

12 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Breakfast

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Non-smoking

Location

No.41, Sec. 2 Hankou St, Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan, 10842
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports
  • Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
    4.9 km 19 min drive
  • Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
    27.8 km 37 min drive
Public transportation
  • Ximen Metro Station
    430 m
  • Beimen Metro Station
    520 m
Hospital or clinic
  • MATSUMOTOKIYOSHI
    230 m
Shopping
  • Shi Lin Night Market
    4.9 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    100 m 1 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    50 m 1 min drive

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Ximending
    160 m
  • Longshan Temple
    1.2 km
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
    1.8 km
  • Shi Lin Night Market
    4.9 km
  • Taipei 101
    5.9 km
  • Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)
    7.0 km
  • Raohe Night Market
    7.1 km
  • National Palace Museum
    7.5 km
  • Taipei Zoo
    9.1 km
  • Beitou Public Hotspring
    10.2 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Bafa Tea House
    20 m
  • Shi Zi Lin Mall
    60 m
  • Commander
    80 m
  • Ximending Walking District
    120 m
  • crocs
    150 m
  • Wannian Commercial Building
    160 m
  • Ximending
    160 m
  • NET (Ximending)
    170 m
  • Tattoo Street
    180 m
  • Xibenyuan Temple Square
    190 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.

Minimum age of guests is: 1 year(s).

Others
  • Hostel is located 3 minutes walking distance from check-in center.
  • Pets are strictly prohibited at the property, with the exception of guide dogs.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from13:30
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out from09:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until23:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee1000 TWD
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Room voltage110
  • Most recent renovation2013

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 TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel from real guests

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7.9
/
10
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.5
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service8.2
Value for money8.0
High score for Taipei
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9+ Exceptional (55)
8-9 Excellent (32)
7-8 Very Good (34)
6-7 Good (21)
<6 Below Expectation (30)
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Jun - Aug (34)
Sep - Nov (53)
Dec - Feb (42)
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10.0
Exceptional
Lars from Germany
Solo traveler
Capsule Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

Capsule experience ”

In the heart of Ximen area I stayed here in a capsule room with 3 others for 5 nights (the first 2 nights i was alone in the room). It was really a great experience. Sleeping in a capsule is my new favorite. They even have a TV in it. Everything was very clean. Showers were also good and clean. They provide towels in a box to use. Only problem was that towels were not enough for all the people on the weekend, but I always have my own one anyway.

Reviewed March 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kerstin from Philippines
Couple
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Great room in convenient location”

'Cute cute' room or as my boyfriend calls it 'Girly room' in a nice building. Room was very clean and bed comfortable. Great bathroom with toiletries. Very close to everything. Taipei Main Station by foot 15min

Reviewed June 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Sonia from Philippines
Couple
Double - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Staff was really nice!”

It is near to Ximen station, just a few walk and you will not even notice that you are walking like 5-10mins because outside of the hotel there are a lot of food stalls and shops already. You will never get bored of the location. What we like about here was the staff, VERY KIND and HELPFUL. They are really nice!! Will definitely recommend to others!

Reviewed July 20, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Josephine from Philippines
Family with teens
Twin - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Best place to stay in Taiwan”

Twas just a few blocks away from everything and we managed to remember our way back when we roamed around to tour. It was one of the most comfy stay and kudos to the management for the spotless room. Ahoy there were even free snacks and coffee. I will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed April 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Chiek from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Capsule Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Fantastic Experience ”

First experience in capsule type room, it was 8 capsules in a room. It is clean and comfortable. Worth for money, good for budget travelers. Strongly recommended.

Reviewed August 17, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Gay
Group
Twin Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

cozy and charming”

Plus point Number 1: Easy access. Location is everything. Hostel is around 2 minutes walk to the Ximending Night Market and less than 10-minute stroll to Ximen Station. Lots of food stalls across the street.. Plus point Number 2: Early check in. We arrived at 9am and were told that check in time is still at 1PM but the front desk made us sit and wait and 3 minutes later, we were already being led to our room. Plus point Number 3: Free upgrade!! Yey!! Booked a twin room but assigned to a room for quad sharing. The room is in 3rd floor, there's no lift but no one's complaining. Why? The room is big, so cozy and charming with its mint colors. The balcony is another bonus.

Reviewed October 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Valerie from Philippines
Couple
Twin - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

worth for the money”

it's at the back part area of ximending.. about 10 mins. walk from mrt station. rooms are clean and nice.

Reviewed November 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
bo from China
Solo traveler
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

Nice location ,clean room ”

Easy to go anywhere in Taipei ,room is clean and WiFi if fast

Reviewed June 28, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Su from Singapore
Couple
Twin Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Great service and nice hostel”

My daughter and I stayed 4 nights. Take note that room with en-suite bathroom is it at the address of the receptions office. You need to walk about 5 mins away to another building but it is not a big deal. We enjoyed our stay. Staff was helpful and friendly.

Reviewed March 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
bo from China
Solo traveler
Triple Deluxe Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

value for money”

nice staff,perfect location, fast wifi and clean room

Reviewed December 25, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Patrick from Philippines
Couple
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

Best value for money”

Place is clean, well equipped and near ximen station. We were not able to see any staff as the place does not require any keycard. Code will be given upon arrival.

Reviewed August 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
joseph from Singapore
Family with young children
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

friendly boss”

the boss is very friendly and helpful

Reviewed August 25, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Yik from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

2nd Stay ”

This was my second stay with TW-Taipei Backpackers Hostel. I will be back to this same hostel if i'm going back to Taipei. Recommended to everyone who are looking for budget hostel.

Reviewed November 05, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
cherry from Philippines
Group
Twin Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

WORTH IT!!!”

PROS: -3 min walk to Ximending Night Market -near mrt station -near main tourist landmarks -accessible 24 hr convenience store/food establishments -very accomodating:our flight got delayed multiple times and we dont have place to stay and freshen up (they allowed us to take shower with just a minimum fee) and use the public lounge -free coffee/tea/nuts/creamer at the pantry -very accommodating staff WANDA & NINI!!!Wanda even guide us on the next bldg to take the shower. CONS: -old building -no elevator -front desk is not 24 hrs. -no telecom -no housekeeping (everything is self service) we even get the garbage bag at the pantry and manage our own clutter. But, we still enjoyed the stay because everything is within reach and accessible. Will definitely book this place

Reviewed April 14, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Ivana from Philippines
Couple
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

great hostel!”

The place is so cute and we have been upgraded to a larger room good for 4 people eventhough there’s only two of us. And the thing we liked the most is that it is very near to Ximending Night Market. Also, there’s a great breakfast place just right across the hostel and they open as early as 5AM to feed your hunger while the rest of Ximending is still asleep. The staff were fast to reply to emails whenever we have questions about checking in. Highly recommended!

Reviewed May 25, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Kristel from Philippines
Group
Triple Room Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Hotel is adorable and clean. Just had a minor issue.”

The staff charged my credit card without my permission which turned out to be a fee which I already paid for in cash. Good thing I check my email notifications and I found out about the charge. If I didn't check my email I would not have found out that they charged me. Take note, they charged me without my permission, without informing me about it before they process it, and without telling me after they processed it (WITHOUT MY PERMISSION)

Reviewed February 15, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
MA from Philippines
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

ximen-getaway”

Very nice location close to ximinding market. Many nearby local delights to choose from. The toilet and bathroom quite small esp if your on the plus side. Rooms also quite smaller. But anyway, good enough if ur only a short days of stay.

Reviewed July 16, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Marvi from Philippines
Couple
Twin - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Amazing stay but”

We checked in at 2 am, the reception was closed so we had to self check in. They gave us the wrong map! Turns out that they had 2 buildings, we were trying to access the one they gave us for almost an hour at 2am! We were already so tired and sleepy. So we tried to google and turns out they had two building. So after an exhausting hour of trying to open the gate on building A, we went to Building C, some blocks away. THE ROOM ASSIGNED TO US WAS OPEN WITH TRASH AND DIRT. The bed was undone. but it didn't smell funky or what. We were so tired that we just slept and complained through email, even sent them some photos. That morning we went to their reception, they apologized and it was ok since their linen smells nice and the cr, and facilities were amazing. They said to just send them a message if we want our rooms cleaned when we go out. And so I did messaged them the next day while we were on tour, they replied ok too. But when we went back in the evening, THEY DIDN'T.

Reviewed December 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Yik from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Super friendly staff”

Friendly staff and more that what I expected

Reviewed November 01, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Jordan from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

NICE LOCATION”

LOCATION IS NICE, NEAR MRT. DECORATION IS CUTE. BUT THE AIRCOND WILL LEAK SOMETIME.

Reviewed May 28, 2019

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