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Hostelz.com's Review
W Hostel is a cozy, clean, and affordable hostel located in the heart of Taipei. It's well organized -- guests are the top priority, and staff are readily available, helpful, and friendly.

The Location

Excellently located within Taipei proper, W Hostel is mere moments away from efficient and inexpensive MRT rail transportation at Daan Station and within eyeshot (West) of Taipei 101. W Hostel and Taipei 101 are on Xinyi Road, right near a sundries shop and a 7-11 convenience store, and around the corner from several local eats, all delicious and affordable for the budget-minded traveler.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms are spacious and comfortable mixed-sex double-bunks with air conditioning. The rooms are cleaned daily and in-room lockers are provided with their own key. Rooms facing the main road experience some traffic noise at all hours, so earplugs may be necessary. Bathrooms are cleaned and stocked regularly and provide ample hot water though pressure can be low during peak usage. The hostel requires traversing stairs to access rooms. There is no curfew.

Common Spaces

While there are no cooking facilities, there is complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day as well as a minor breakfast of toast, butter, and jam. The common area is comfortable for this small and quiet hostel and provides a good place to meet other travelers, have a snack, or surf the web. Internet access is free and swift on the hostel's machine or via Wi-Fi. A nice flat-screen television with several international cable television channels is available and upstairs are free self-service washer and dryer machines as well as a refrigerator, toaster, toaster oven, and microwave for guest use.

Summary

It comes down to location, location, location -- W Hostel is the most ideally situated hostel in Taipei with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. And considering the many added perks of free laundry, internet, and breakfast, a little bit of noise might be bearable for the comfort and ease of getting to and from this cozy home away from home.

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July 2011

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How is Walkers' Hostel rated on other websites?
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Hostelworld  
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Hostels.com  
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HostelBookers  
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