Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Hualien, Taiwan. You can choose from 28 Hualien hostels. In total, there are 46 cheap places to stay in Hualien such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $15 for a dorm.
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 Hualien, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Hualien? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Hualien alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Hualien. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Hualien. To help you make friends with Hualien before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Most likely you will come to Hualien to visit the famous Taroko Gorge, with its many hiking trails and beautiful sights. Hualien is a nice, friendly little town, filled with shops and restaurants, temples and motorbikes. Hostels in Hualien can give you maps and hiking trials for Taroko Gorge as well as help you figure out transportation there and back. Staying somewhat near the bus station is a good idea so you can easily get to the gorge first thing in the morning. It is best to take the first bus to the gorge to beat some of the large tourist buses that will be dropping people off later in the day, this also allows you to have enough time to explore as many trails as possible before the last bus leaves.
It is a good idea to choose a hostel in Hualien that has air conditioning if possible, since it can be very hot and humid and you will want to rest easily after a long day of hiking. Unless you plan to hike for a couple days in a row, staying in Hualien is a better choice than staying in the gorge itself since there is not much to do or many places to eat in the gorge area and the buses stop running in the afternoon. In addition, the train runs directly to Hualien and an additional bus is needed to reach the gorge. Depending on what trails are open, you can hike most places of interest in a single day, but check the conditions before you go to decide if you want to spend one or two days in the area -- sending an email to the Hualien hostel where you plan to stay may also help in this regard.
Hualien itself doesn’t have many aspects of interest but there are a few temples, a night market, many restaurants and some great shaved ice places that will help you cope with the heat. There is also a small beach fairly near the city if you need a glimpse of the ocean; this is accessible from the same bus that takes you to Taroko Gorge. Although touristy, Hualien and the Taroko Gorge will be a beautiful and interesting stop in your journey and are definitely worth visiting.
Written by local enthusiast for Hualien hostels Amanda Haehl
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Hualien. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Hualien. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Hualien costs on average $17 for a dorm. A hostel in Hualien with private rooms costs on average $41.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Hualien 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.