Hostels in Taiwan Hostels in Taiwan

You are looking for hostels in Taiwan? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Taiwan hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Taiwan.

All Cities in Taiwan

We list every single hostel in Taiwan and the world. In total, we have 77 cities in Taiwan for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Taiwan hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Taiwan. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Taiwan

Taiwan is truly Asia's best kept secret. The unique country has everything backpackers crave -- including high mountains, beautiful beaches, colorful temples, vibrant culture, delicious snacks, and friendly locals, just to name a few. If you are planning a trip to Asia, Taiwan is a must-see. Taiwan's most beautiful sights are outside of Taipei, so make sure to leave plenty of time to explore the island!

Regardless of its small size, Taiwan is jam packed with lots to do. The island is very tourist-friendly, with plenty of Taiwan hostels, cheap taxis, high-speed railways, trains, buses, and kind locals who are not only eager to practice their English but also to help out. Travelers who stop in Taipei for a short layover have plenty to see including Taipei 101 (the financial center/skyscraper), famous temples, Maokong Village, the National Palace Museum (housing many of China's most valuable treasures), Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, and many other historical sights.

Taiwan hostels in Taipei can be found on every corner, and are typically located on the upper floors of office and residence buildings. Prices are usually quite affordable. Taipei has many famous restaurants, including Din Tai Feng, but the best place to try the delicious local eats are the vast night markets, which can be found all over the city.

The east coast of Taiwan draws both international and local tourists due to its beautiful views, great surfing, and aboriginal culture. Yilan City boasts natural hot and cold springs as well as picturesque tea- and rice-farming land. Down the coast is the famous Hualien City, which is the perfect gateway to Taroko National Park to the north and some of Taiwan's most beautiful coast to the south. The drive from Hualien to Taitung is one of the most breathtaking in the country, with two equally stunning routes -- the Coastal Highway and the East Rift Valley Highway, tucked between two high mountain ranges and filled with photo-worthy sights and aboriginal culture. Taitung is the last stop on the east coast, and is home to a unique blend of aboriginal culture and fisherman lifestyle. The East Coast cities have plenty of Taiwan hostels that are usually a bit cheaper than in Taipei, but be sure to book in advance as this gorgeous coast draws in many tourists.

The southern Hengchun Peninsula is home to the famous Kenting, and some of the best beaches in Taiwan. Kenting is easily the most popular beach destination in Taiwan, and there are plenty of relaxed and laid-back Taiwan hostels from which to choose -- all within a minute's walk of the beaches. Kenting is home to the oldest national park in Taiwan, and boasts beautiful nature as well as great nightlife. Foreign travelers will enjoy the nearly empty beaches during the daytime, as many Taiwanese avoid sun exposure and swimming.

The west coast of Taiwan is home to the largest cities, as it is the most inhabitable land in Taiwan. Although some tourists skip the west coast, it is certainly worth a visit. Taichung City is one of Taiwan's best cities to live and work in, and is proud to have the best weather in Taiwan (aside from Kenting, of course). Tainan is filled with traditional relics, buildings, and snacks, as well as rich history from the Dutch occupation. Kaoshiung is also worth visiting, and despite the muggy weather, it can be an enjoyable stop with plenty of tourist sites. One of the most special parts of this unique island are the high mountains, with just under three hundred peaks that exceed three thousand meters (just under ten thousand feet). There are also eight national parks in Taiwan, all with unique flora and fauna, including the Formosan Black Bear, the Formosan Macaque and the Formosan Barking Deer. Highlights include East Asia's tallest mountain, Jade Mountain (Yushan), and Taroko National Park.

Taiwan is one of the most unique countries in Asia. Its break from China has led it to be politically and culturally independent, turning it into one of the more interesting nations of modern times. The people of Taiwan are some of the kindest in the world, and the fun is endless! Make sure to include Taiwan on your bucket list!

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Travel Tips for Taiwan - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Taiwan. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Taiwan. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Taiwan

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Taiwan?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Taiwan here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Taiwan safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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