Lia is a friendly and clean youth hostel that makes people feel relaxed and homey. It is renovated from a traditional Chinese style cypress buildIng with triangular joint roofing, making it earthquake proof. It remains sturdy and safe throughout the Hualien earthquake (20180206). Staying for two nights two weeks after the major earthquake and there is no safety issue.
The hosts are friendly and generously sharing their talents to enrich people's stay. Quinn, a professional baker, makes delicious pastry to share with the guests. Freshly baked puffs with fresh cream and custard are really yummy. Lele, a community development architect, beautifies the hostel with natural elements and organizes versatile community activities such as beach cleaning.
Had a great time in Lia and would highly recommend it to people appreciating hualien and communal lifestyle.