Tainan, the birthplace of Taiwanese culture, is a city that's rich in history, art, and flavor. Stepping through the streets of Tainan feels like taking a journey through time, as ancient temples, traditional markets, and creative communities blend together to create a colorful tapestry of Taiwanese life.
But where should you stay in this fascinating city? Hostels provide an excellent option for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in Tainan's unique atmosphere, with a diverse range of affordable and comfortable accommodations on offer.
Here are the best hostels in Tainan.
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Located just 200m from Tainan Confucius Temple, Cao Ji Book Inn Hostel is one of Tainan best hostels! This charming property offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property, a shared kitchen, a tour desk and luggage storage for guests. All units are well-equipped with a coffee machine and computer.
The shared bathroom includes a shower and hairdryer, while each room offers stunning city views, bed linen and towels. Kaohsiung Fudingjin Baoan Temple is just 43km away. Perfectly located and teeming with character, Cao Ji Book Inn Hostel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Tainan.
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Fuqi Hostel - Heping in Tainan is one of the best hostels in the city, boasting a vintage atmosphere and close proximity to public transportation. Guests can take advantage of free hand-drawn maps, biking routes suggestions, and bike rentals to explore the city with ease. The hostel offers individual reading lights, thick curtains, lockers, and 24-hour hot showers in shared rooms.
Plus, visitors can enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a fully equipped kitchen. Located just minutes from popular attractions like Fort Provintia and Tainan Grand Matsu Temple, Fuqi Hostel - Heping is perfect for travelers and backpackers from all over the world to share their experiences and enjoy the city.
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Located in the heart of Tainan, 158 Hostel is the perfect accommodation choice for travelers looking to stay in one of the city's best areas. With its close proximity to popular landmarks such as Chihkan Tower and Tainan Confucius Temple, guests can easily explore the city by foot. The hostel offers cozy rooms with free WiFi and a shared lounge for guests to mingle.
Adventure seekers can hike nearby trails while foodies can check out the Rueifong Night Market just a short drive away.
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MyDeer Backpacker in Tainan's West-Central District is the perfect base for exploring the city's history, cuisine and culture. With Hayashi Department Store, Confucius Temple and the vibrant Hai-An Rd all within walking distances, you won't need to go far to discover the best of Tainan. The hostel's rooms are modern, clean and spacious, furnished with everything you need for a comfortable stay. You can even borrow a bicycle to explore even further afield.
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Journey Hostel is a top-rated hostel located in the heart of Tainan’s historic district. It’s only a 5-minute walk from Tainan Train Station and within walking distance to Chihkan Tower and many popular attractions.
The hostel offers private ensuite rooms, dormitories, a gorgeous kitchen, and lounge. Travelers can choose from clean and functional private en-suite rooms or a lively dormitory room. WiFi and Cable TV come standard, and the friendly English speaking staff is always ready to help you out.
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188 STATION hostel in Tainan offers a shared lounge and private rooms with free WiFi, some with balconies. It's conveniently located just 400m from Chihkan Tower and 1.2km from Tainan Confucius Temple. Plus, it's rated one of the best hostels in Tainan. If you're interested in exploring the area, Cishan Old Street and Kaohsiung Fudingjin Baoan Temple are just short drives away. The hostel is also non-smoking and just a 5km drive from Tainan Airport.
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365.Hostel hostel is a must-visit in Tainan! This stylish guesthouse, adapted from a traditional Taiwanese house, is situated in the heart of the city, surrounded by endless historical sites, trendy shops, and local food places, all within a 10-minute walk. Get ready to become best buds with the hosts at 365.Hostel, as they will provide you with the inside scoop on the best tours and spots to hit up while in town. This hostel has truly garnered a reputation as one of the best in town, so don't hesitate to book your stay now!
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REST backpacker, one of the best hostels in Tainan, is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk away from the lively Guohua, Haianlu and Shennong Streets, offering plenty of dining choices to guests. With air conditioning, personal locker, socket, and reading light beside each bed, and a shared bathroom with shower facilities, free toiletries, and a hairdryer, this hostel is perfect for budget-minded travelers.
In addition to these amenities, guests can also enjoy a shared lounge and bike rental service for an additional charge. Plus, Tainan Flowers Night Market, Tainan Railway Station, Tainan Confucius Temple, and Chihkan Tower are all just a short drive or walk away!
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Sam-Lin Hostel, located just 27 km from Neimen Zihjhu Temple, is a perfect spot for travelers looking for a cozy stay. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a shared bathroom, featuring free WiFi. The property is smoke-free and offers comfortable and clean bedding. St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Cishan Confucius Temple are the nearest attractions located just at 32 km and 33 km respectively.
The property has large lockers, and the bathroom is divided into wet and dry areas. Wednesday's night market is just a 5-minute walk away.
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Local Backpacker Hostel is situated in the heart of Tainan, a stone's throw away from Chihkan Tower and Tainan Confucius Temple. This delightful hostel features a garden, shared lounge, terrace and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can take advantage of the shared kitchen, tour desk and luggage storage. Each room comes with a patio and an amazing view of the garden.
While some rooms offer a balcony and a view of the city. Comfortable beds are adorned with soft linen. Local Backpacker Hostel is highly recommended for its central location and excellent amenities.
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