Hostels in New Taipei City, Taiwan

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

New Taipei City covers a large area outside the boarders of central Taipei, including Keelung, Wulai, and a portion of Yangmingshan Mountain. The area is diverse and very large, since it includes the entire northern tip of Taiwan, excluding the small central area of Taipei City. It includes mountains, beaches, and hot springs as well as hiking, surfing, and tea plantations.

There are a variety of New Taipei City hostels, and the prices will depend on the area you visit -- the prices of hostels in New Taipei City will be lower than those in central Taipei. If you want to get a cheaper and more local view of Taipei City, you could stay in a hostel just across the river in New Taipei in the Xindian or Yonghe districts. These areas are still very convenient to places of interest in Taipei City and easily connected by MRT or bus, however you will find more local markets, cheaper food, and fewer tourists. Since Taipei has become such an expensive city, staying in a hostel in New Taipei City is a great option.

If you keep heading south, you can explore the natural hot springs and hiking trails in Wulai. It is easy to reach by MRT and bus from Taipei City. On the opposite end of Taipei City once you pass Beitou, you will find beautiful views and tranquil scenery. Although there are not many hostels in this area, it makes a great day trip. You can rent bikes and ride along the river all the way to the Danshui Lover’s Bridge for sunset then take the MRT back down to Beitou for a soak in the hot springs. You can spend an afternoon on beautiful beaches if you take a bus further past Danshui/Tamsui. New Taipei City offers a chance to escape the crowded city and explore local life and nature, whether you enjoy biking or hiking, oceans, or hot springs.

Written by local enthusiast for New Taipei City hostels

Written by local enthusiast for New Taipei City hostels Amanda Haehl

FAQ about New Taipei City Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in New Taipei City. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in New Taipei City. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 6 Hostels in New Taipei City. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

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Your Packing List for New Taipei City

Your Packing List for New Taipei City

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for New Taipei City 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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New Taipei City 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 New Taipei City, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$20 Average dorm price
$21 Cheapest hostel in New Taipei City
Most New Taipei City hostels are located in
Tamsui District, Beitou District, Yingge District
4.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Taishan (0.7 Km / 0.4 mi.)
Taipei (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Taoyuan (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Dayuan (23 Km / 14 mi.)
Keelung (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Jiufen (43 Km / 26 mi.)
Yilan City (48 Km / 30 mi.)

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