Hostel in Hsinchu, Taiwan

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Get to know Hsinchu (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Hsinchu. To help you make friends with Hsinchu before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Hsinchu is also named and spelled Hsinchu County - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

While Hsinchu is not the most exciting city in Taiwan, for many it offers a great location for living, teaching, or studying that is close enough to Taipei without the extravagant prices of living in the city. Hsinchu is about two hours west of Taipei by train or bus, with frequent departures from Taipei Main Station. The town has a large, science-based industrial park so it attracts workers in related fields as well as many students who come to study in the Universities. Hsinchu is a great option for many people to study, work and live, since it is much cheaper than Taipei and offers a small-town feel with the ocean and mountains in easy reach.

Since Hsinchu is not a popular tourist destination, your options for Hsinchu hostels are extremely limited, however there are options for budget travelers who wish to stay a night or two in the city. The accommodation in Hsinchu is cheaper than Taipei. There are also lots of local restaurants, food stalls, and coffee and tea shops with high quality offerings at a fraction of Taipei prices. The town is fairly small but offers plenty of modern supermarkets and shopping centers and it is manageable by walking or biking, since the traffic is more subdued than Taipei. Hsinchu also has a few nice temples to visit, a local market, a few museums, and a zoo.

Hsinchu is called “The Windy City” and you will notice this as the wind sweeps from the ocean and mountains, however, you shouldn’t let the wind stop you from exploring the outdoor opportunities nearby. Hsinchu offers a fairly extensive bike path near the ocean with many stops along the way. The town also borders the ocean, so you can explore many different stretches of beach in the city and further away. The hills nearby offer hiking trails and many opportunities to enjoy nature. Although Hsinchu isn’t a top tourist destination, it offers a cheaper, smaller, and more local option than Taipei for those who want a day or two out of the city or who are looking for a good alternative to living, working, or studying in the city.

Written by local enthusiast for Hsinchu hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Hsinchu hostels Amanda Haehl

FAQ about Hsinchu Hostels

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There is exactly 1 Hostel in Hsinchu, Taiwan. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

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Your Packing List for Hsinchu

Your Packing List for Hsinchu

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Hsinchu and Taiwan.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Hsinchu Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Hsinchu, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
3.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Hsinchu City (0.6 Km / 0.4 mi.)
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Taoyuan (41 Km / 25 mi.)
New Taipei City (54 Km / 34 mi.)
Taishan (55 Km / 34 mi.)
Taipei (63 Km / 39 mi.)

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