7.8
Very good
16.3% this month
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Housekeeping22
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8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Bopiliao Ancient Street 80 m
Dongsanshui Street Market(Xinfu Market) 120 m
U-mkt 140 m
Moungar Traces of Books 280 m
Monga Dizang Temple 280 m
Xichang Night Market 290 m
Longshan Temple Underground Shopping Bazaar 310 m
Sizhi Herb Store 310 m
Mengxia Park 340 m
Longshan Temple Metro Station 340 m
Nearby landmarks
Longshan Temple 350 m
Ximending 1.08 km
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall 1.8 km
Shi Lin Night Market 6.09 km
Taipei 101 6.2 km
Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail) 7.21 km
Raohe Night Market 7.67 km
National Palace Museum 8.65 km
Taipei Zoo 8.88 km
Beitou Public Hotspring 11.24 km
Ximen Duckstay Hostel

"Staff speaks english very well, and is really friendly and supportive."

HUỲNH - September 25, 2019
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Ximen Duckstay Hostel

No.316, Kunming St.,Ximending, Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan, 10851 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Longshan Temple
Within 350 m of property
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Safety Features
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Taipei in the last 24 hoursCompared to 2,090 Taipei properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.1
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportTaipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
Distance to airport5.8 km

Rooms available at Ximen Duckstay Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.8
Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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8 Bed Mixed Dorm - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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Mixed Dormitory - Double Typed Bunk Bed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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4 Bed Mixed Dorm
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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6 Bed Mixed Dorm
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Female Dormitory - Single
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Male Dormitory Single Use Only
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Mixed Dormitory - Single type bunk bed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed or 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ximen Duckstay Hostel?

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

How do I get to Ximen Duckstay Hostel?

Ximen Duckstay Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Ximen Duckstay Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ximen Duckstay Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. 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 Ximen Duckstay Hostel?

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

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What people love about Ximen Duckstay Hostel

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "All doors use keycard so you can feel nice and safe."

    Gareth

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    January 11, 2020

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Given its price, it is clean with decent facilities."

    HSIU-LUN

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    October 24, 2019

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "It was a nice quiet place with everything you need."

    Gareth

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    January 11, 2020

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7.8/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Room size
19 sqm.
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Overall rating:
7.8
Very good
5,113 reviews
Cleanliness
7.5
Facilities
7.3
Location
8.0
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More about Ximen Duckstay Hostel

More about Ximen Duckstay Hostel

Duckstay Hostel, located in Wanhua District, Taipei, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Taipei hotel. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, postal service, taxi service, wheelchair accessible are just a few of the facilities that set Duckstay Hostel apart from other hotels in the city.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, blackout curtains to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including dart board. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Duckstay Hostel.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
10 mentions
Internet
2 mentions
Breakfast
1 mention
Swimming Pool
1 mention

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"Nice clean hostel in a very interesting neighbourhood."

Christian

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May 12, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Asian
Vegetarian

Nearby restaurants

Taiwanese cuisine
Taiwanese cuisine
Jiulinluroufan
4.2 km Taiwanese
Chen 3
9.8 km Taiwanese
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Tu Ji Zhuang(Farm Chicken Restaurant)
20 m Asian, Taiwanese
Niugong Beef Noodle
70 m Asian, Taiwanese
Jin Cai Sliced Noodles Shop
120 m Asian, Taiwanese
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Zhouji Rouzhou
130 m Chinese
Jiachun Sushi Liansuo (Zhonghua Dian)
330 m Chinese, Sushi
Jiaxin Qingzhou Dish
350 m Chinese

What's nearby

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Reviews of Ximen Duckstay Hostel from real guests

Overall rating
7.8
Very good
From 5113 reviews
8.2Value for money
8.1Location
8.0Service
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Rating via Agoda7.7
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Cleanliness7.5
Facilities7.3
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service7.9
Value for money8.1
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8-9 Excellent (131)
7-8 Very Good (178)
6-7 Good (105)
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9.7
Exceptional
Riyantino from Singapore
Business traveler
Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

Great value for money.”

The place is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. Very near to Longshan Temple Mrt station.

Our stay at Duckstay Hostel was good. The place was clean and the staff were friendly. It's very near the Longshan Temple MRT station. So if anyone is taking the mrt there, stop at Longshan Temple station instead of Ximen (found out the hard way). Bring your own towel and toiletries. They do provide soap and shampoo but, that's about all they give. Bring toilet paper with you cos they paper is outside of the cubicle. They don't have individual paper dispensers in the toilet cubicles. Would definately stay again.

Reviewed March 24, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Jhen from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Warm and Pleasant!”

The counter and staff greet me kindly. People here are always being very nice. Besides, the hostel is pretty close to the MRT. The bed is clean and comfortable. In conclusion, Duckstay is definitely worth staying. It is one of my favorite hostel in Taipei .

Reviewed July 23, 2020
9.0
Exceptional
Vanja from Netherlands
Couple
Mixed Dormitory - Double Typed Bunk Bed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

My stay at the duckstay”

The double beds, clean showers and toilets, super friendly staff

We had a nice stay at the duckstay. The staff was super friendly and the hostel was clean with plenty of room for our stuff. Comfortabel common room and good location. The hard beds take some getting used to as Europeans.

Reviewed August 07, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Bethany from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

Excellent location, great value for money ”

This hostel is very cheap for Taiwan, especially given how modern it is and how close it is to Ximen. The staff were nice and the place was clean. We stayed in a dorm room which had nice big lockers, good curtains on the beds and individual plug sockets. The downsides were that the rooms were very cramped, with little space to manoeuvre and the showers are downstairs from the dorms which made the walk there quite awkward.

Reviewed February 25, 2018

HI~ Thanks for your positive feedback. And we will try everything to improve ourself. Hoping we will see you again!

Responded February 26, 2018
Ximen Duckstay Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
HUỲNH from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Excellent, highly recommend”

The hotel is easy to find and only takes 5 minutes to walk to the nearest MRT. Staff speaks english very well, and is really friendly and supportive. They tried their best in helping me finding the hostel and checking-in at night. The bed is quite small, but clean and private and the locker is really big. Facility is very good with separate bathroom area, toilet area and there is even a really big common room for everyone to gather at night. Cannot complain anything.

Reviewed September 26, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for staying in Duck Stay Hostel. We appreciate you leaving a Rating for us, your feedback will become the energy for us to keep Duck Stay a comfortable place. Also we look forward to your stay again, we will provide you another great staying experience :)

Responded April 22, 2020
Ximen Duckstay Hostel
8.3
Excellent
Felicia from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Good for price”

staff, location and price

The location of the hostel is at longshan temple MRT which is very near the temple to visit or 10 minutes by walk to the ximending pedestrian area. Also, there are 2 grocery shops near the hostel (Carrefour and Wellcome) and also a 7 eleven and a Family Mart. The staff is great, they're always here to answer our questions and we even went to have lunch twice with one of the staff members! They're always trying to improve the hostel so this was something I liked. The beds are spacious and clean and the common area is HUGE! Only downside for me is that there isn't a lot of foreigners (but they're trying to improve that aspect) and the showers are far from your room, you have to pass the lobby to get to the showers. This hostel is great!

Reviewed September 22, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Goh from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

worth for money”

The hostel is very clean and comfortable. The security measures here very strong as we need to use a security card to enter each respective area. The staff here also helpful and friendly. They help me to keep my lost purse too. Only one point to critic is the locker for double bed is the same as single bed. It is too small for travellers with big luggage.

Reviewed September 01, 2016

We are grateful for your positive feedback. And the locker situation we will have a inner discussion then figure out how to improve it. Thanks a lot!

Responded January 22, 2018
Ximen Duckstay Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Anna from Philippines
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory - Single
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Cute hostel”

The hostel has cute amenities almost all the things you need were there. The big bathroom, big shower room with free slippers and blowers. They have the laundry area and huge dining room too

Reviewed December 13, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for staying in Duck Stay Hostel. We appreciate you leaving a Rating for us, your feedback will become the energy for us to keep Duck Stay a comfortable place. Also we look forward to your stay again, we will provide you another great staying experience

Responded April 22, 2020
Ximen Duckstay Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
MaryJo from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory - Single
Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

Good”

The location was great. Staff were really nice and helpful (especially Faith who was so lovely, welcoming and gave great recommendations - thank you Faith 😊). The shower drains in the B block clogged up and didn’t drain while showering but apart from that its a good hostel. Would recommend.

Reviewed March 08, 2019
9.3
Exceptional
Phey from Malaysia
Group
Mixed Dormitory - Double Typed Bunk Bed
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Clean hostel with good location”

Clean and Comfort

The only drawback is the toilet and shower room is far from the hostel room. You need to cross the main entrance with your toiletries and pyjamas, which I strongly dislike.

Reviewed September 09, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
TaeHyun from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Great value”

Near longshan temple subway station. Less than 5mins by walk. Enough toilet and shower room. Huge common place. Big locker. Good AC. Strongly recommend this hostel!!

Reviewed April 19, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Ann-Katrin from Germany
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory - Single
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Excellent”

Bed was comfy, bathroom was mostly clean. Especially in the morning it was a bit dirty. Close to Ximen and a few night markets.

Reviewed September 28, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for staying in Duck Stay Hostel. We appreciate you leaving a Rating for us, your feedback will become the energy for us to keep Duck Stay a comfortable place. Also we look forward to your stay again, we will provide you another great staying experience :)

Responded April 22, 2020
Ximen Duckstay Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Winnie from Singapore
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory - Single
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Cosy and comfy ”

I stayed for five nights but all is great’ apart from some noise coming from the hostel sliding door opening and it gets noisy. Might be a little bad for light sleepers but I don’t have any complaints :) I really like this spot!

Reviewed November 02, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Anna from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory - Single
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Good cheap place in a good location”

Common area was good. Beds were fine and showers were great. As seems to be common in Taipei the dorms were tiny with barely anywhere to put your bag. They did have lockers

Reviewed September 27, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for staying in Duck Stay Hostel. We appreciate you leaving a Rating for us, your feedback will become the energy for us to keep Duck Stay a comfortable place. Also we look forward to your stay again, we will provide you another great staying experience :)

Responded April 22, 2020
Ximen Duckstay Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Gill from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory - Single
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Friendly hostel. Handy location ”

Clear instructions given on how to walk to hostel from MRT. Spacious common area. Friendly staff. Clean. Good showers Not keen on roller blinds on beds .. too noisy and cumbersome.

Reviewed June 08, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for staying in Duck Stay Hostel. We appreciate you leaving a Rating for us, your feedback will become the energy for us to keep Duck Stay a comfortable place. Also we look forward to your stay again, we will provide you another great staying experience :)

Responded April 22, 2020
Ximen Duckstay Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Mugi from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good hostel, perfect location, and superb staffs”

I stayed in the hostel for 4 nights and I thought this hostel is just perfect

Reviewed April 17, 2019
5.2
CHAN from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Will not come back again”

I was having a 2 week backpacking vacation in taiwan, stayed in 4 awesome hostel across the island before landing into Duckstay just for a night stay before flying back. And regretted that i didnt go back to the one i stayed before because i was looking for a different environment. Somehow, the risk wasn't worth taking. Here's why: -shared toilet (male and female) shares one toilet roll. Did not replenish in the morning after it ran out. - bathroom is at different level. Need to go 1 level up, pass by the front desk lobby and eventually reaching the bathroom as well as the washing machine. - no free coffee or tea like most hostels do - no telco signal at the underground common area. Wifi strength was inconsistent. - staffs were meh - walls are thin. Can hear noises from the outside - the people here are loud And the plus point: + near to Longshan mrt and bus stop to airport

Reviewed November 12, 2017

Thanks for your advices. Every singe one is valuable to us. We will discuss everything you said and do our best to improve them. Thanks again!

Responded January 22, 2018
Ximen Duckstay Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
Leong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory - Single
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Friendly staff but facing facilities problems”

Staff here all are very friendly ,they will fulfilled your request willingly and they are very passionate. It is also located in strategy place which just 5 minutes from longshan temple. But then if you're carrying very heavy luggage you will have to climb a long staircase to exit the mrt station. Another inconvenience will be the upper wardrobe, if you're taking upper side of the bunk bed, you might cannot hang your shirt in the wardrobe as it is too high. One more inconvenience will be the bathroom and washroom are separated. Bathroom will be downstair it is not in the same floor. By the way, the soundproof system is not really good over there. If you're staying in room 2, most probably you will be awaked by the door sound. So far two nights I stayed there I was awaked by the door sound and people noise.

Reviewed February 12, 2018

Thank you for all the feedback and high rates. We will do our best to improve the inconvenience you mentioned. Hoping you can come back and see a better Duckstal!

Responded February 12, 2018
Ximen Duckstay Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Stephanie from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

5 star hostel with cool interior design”

Modern hostel layout, super comfortable beds, friendly hosts

This hostel is too comfortable that we just wanted to sleep in all day. Definitely recommended!

Reviewed May 18, 2015
7.3
Very good
Lisa from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Taiwan Layover”

Great location walking distance to Ximending, clean and comfortable beddings, modern design

The stay was alright, location was superb and easy to find, big lockers for luggage with key card lock--would def recommend upgrading to a double bed if the price isnt that much of a difference-- the bigger bed is def worth it! Showers had really weak water pressure though and a pool of water would accumulate at your feet. Also the individual toilet rooms had no toilet paper stocked in it--they have paper towels right next to the door though. Also felt really hot in the room at times.. I don't know how they decide the AC temperature though. Another gripe was they wouldn't let me check in early when I arrived around 10AM because my bed was not ready which I was totally OK with.. only to find out later that in my room, there were only two other girls who had been there for several days who told me that they've had the room to themselves. so WHY couldn't I check-in early? Receptionist also made a mistake and gave me a single bed when I had reserved a double bed.. it was easily corrected by just changing the key but I'm still a little bit peeved because I had also sent a special request message through Agoda about early check-in but did not receive a response about it.

Reviewed September 27, 2015
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