Guest House TaiwanMex, Taipei

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Great place, just go

Really recommended, you do not need anything more. One tip -- Do not take MRT from Taipei main train station, it is just one stop on the Red line. Ask locals to show you the underground walkway, it is no more than 5min walk (not worth the 20TWD for the MRT).

Age 49 | GREEK

Not bad

Cheap, convenient, polite. Small beds with poor air conditioning.

Age 30 | USA

The Best Deal in Taipei, Xinbei, Jilong, Taoyuan, Yilan, and Xinzhu

I have staye at TaiwanMex for more than 10 times since 2011. The host and hostess are very friendly. Great locations and great facilities -- the laundry facilities make it possible to lighten up my luggage; the kitchen and the nearby markets make it possible to enjoy a well-balanced, self-made meal. Besides, this is an awesome place to meet people from around the world. This is the place I stay every time I am in northern Taiwan. You will never get a better deal for the price.

Ruizhen Ouyang
Age 38 | Taiwan

The main draw of Guest House TaiwanMex is of course the price and also the excellent location. Once you find it -- which can be a challenge -- and check in, you will enjoy the convenience of having everything close by.

The Location

It's very difficult to find. You can easily spend half an hour walking around trying to locate it. The hostel should advise clients that it is tucked deep in the narrow street directly opposite the main road opposite the Starbucks by the subway stop and has a tiny sign that is easy to miss unless you look very carefully for it. It does not help matters that if you ask people in the businesses around the area -- they have no idea where it is. Once you reach the main gate you have to use the intercom to call them if you arrive at night. Once they buzz you in you have to walk past the gate into another narrow alley shared by other homes and businesses and then walk upstairs to the main door.

It's a liittle bit small and dated inside but hey, it's a hostel. The guy who runs it is a great guy, helps with everything and does not hesitate to assist you with any directions or concerns you may have. The subway station nearby makes traveling around a breeze but if you arrive late you have to take the bus and it's within walking distance (five minutes) of the hostel. Also there's a nice night market (must-see) with all sorts of exotic foods just a ten-minute walk from the hostel as well.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Rooms are super tiny (more like individual cubicles) but excellent for privacy. A nice fan and outlets for all your devices are available. The bed is super comfy. Bathrooms are nice and clean. Shower water is hot and no issues with water pressure. Plenty of hooks and space to store clothes while you shower.

Common Spaces

The main space is quite small but has nice sofas and a PC for free internet access. Wi-Fi is strong and fast and it's a real pleasure to use especially after a long day worth of traveling. The kitchen is tiny too, but hey, this is Taipei. This hostel has a very cozy common area though, which makes it perfect for meeting fellow travelers.


This is a great hostel, and it's run by a manager who's a great guy that goes out of his way to make you comfortable.


Overall is good

Location is perfect, less than 5 minutes walk once get out from ZhongShan basement street (R2 exit).

Chiew Hooi
Age 44 | Malaysia

Taiwanmex is the worst!

Lots of mosquitoes! Air conditioning available during summer only. Sometimes it gets hot during spring time and you have no choice but to suffer. The bathroom is in the balcony. The bathroom by the way are those portable plastic types. I booked for a few weeks but had to leave after two nights. i couldnt stand it. There are better hostels in taipei.


Great hostel, no worries

Free amenities, everything worked out very well. During my month stay I think I only had two problems (air-conditioner leaking water and Wi-Fi down for a moment) and both of these were fixed right away, great job by the owners. I definitely recommend this place to any and all travelers either staying a night or more like I did.


If you're looking for a safe, clean, fun place to stay in Taipei, then make reservations for Taiwanmex. I stayed there for an extended period of time and I am so glad I did. Margos and Raul (the owners) are the kindest people you'll ever meet. They made me feel at home and helped me in countless ways. I came to Taiwan to be an English teacher. I booked a room at Taiwanmex for a few nights so that I could look for an apartment after I arrived. I liked the hostel so much, that I stayed there for several months! The atmosphere is very friendly and it's quiet, which is important because after the long flight from the U.S., I needed some sleep. The owners go to extremes to ensure you're happy. A perfect location, cleanliness, safety, and friendly ownership make Taiwanmex the best option for those looking for a place to stay in Taipei.

David E.

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EXPLORE THE MAGIC TAIPEI.1 minute walk from the ZhongShan Metro you can arrive Guest House Taiwanmex.(Only ONE STOP from Taipei Main Station.)

We wanted our location to be within walking distance of the main station,we know that people don't want to worry about navigating an unfamiliar bus or subwaysystem when they first arrive.

We wanted to locate our guest house in the quite and safe area because we knowthat quietly is the most important thing for guests sleep and safety is indispensable for injoyable stays.

You are then in one of the most exciting shopping and nightlife districts in Taipei with every opportunity to easily and conveniently walk from guest house to,for example, a minute to Shopping Mall or a minute to Taipei Art Museums or a minute to Department Store Mitsukoshi......

For convenience,we have internet,laundry,cable TV,refrigerator,Microwave,toaster,hair dryer,irons,clean linens,blankets,travel information with anything help when you stay....etc.

Location and Contact




Address: 2F.18-1 Lane, 18 Nanking West Road, Taipei, Northern Taiwan, Taiwan

Guest House TaiwanMex is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Guest House TaiwanMex Taipei
Phone Number: 886-2-2550-9255
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel


Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Air Conditioning

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Currency Exchange


Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area


Credit Card Payments

Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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