All Hostels in Jiufen

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Jiufen 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 Jiufen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Jiufen

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Ruifang District, Ruifang Dist

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Hostels in Jiufen for all Traveller Types

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.

Best Hostels in Jiufen for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Jiufen? 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 Jiufen alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Jiufen. 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.

Get to know Jiufen (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 Jiufen. To help you make friends with Jiufen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 View of Jiufen from the Xioazukeng Trail

Among the locals, New Taipei Jiufen is mostly famous as the setting for the film "City of Sadness" by Taiwanese director Hsiao-Hsien Hou. However, Japanese and Western travelers year after year choose to stay in hostels in Jiufen for a different reason. Traveling to New Taipei Jiufen feels like crossing the border between dimensions -- the road runs up the misty green hills among the villages and colourful graveyards, and then the bus drops you off in that very old town where little Chihiro found her parents turned into pigs in Miyazaki's famous animation "Spirited Away."

Climbing up the stairs among the strings of red Chinese lanterns, you are waiting for the No-Face from "Spirited Away" to show up and drop a coin at your feet. Walking down the market street, you are ready to see Dragon Haku sliding down from the roof into the neighboring window. Heading into a local shop, you are wondering if Yubaba would jump at you from behind the counter.

The gold mines outside of town mark another significant era in Jiufen's history -- the Japanese WWII occupation, when a prisoner camp was established in the area to use captured soldiers for gold-digging. You can visit the mines and see the untouched rails and tools that probably have not been lifted since the seventies when the mines were deserted and Jiufen was put into a deep coma.

Your Jiufen hostel is the perfect base for visiting these attractions and sights. However, if you are neither into cinema nor a fan of Miyazaki's, and mining history does not interest you that much, make sure to hop to one of the food stalls and taste a variety of dumplings and sweet rice desserts. Whether it rains or not, the mystical fog will leave you under the spell of Jiufen for a long, long while!

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FAQ about Jiufen Hostels

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    Your Packing List for Jiufen

    Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Jiufen 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:

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

    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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