Hostels in Taichung, Taiwan

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

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

Taiwan's third-largest city after Khaosiung and the capital of Taipei, Taichung has the usual industrial carbon-copy feel and look that other Taiwanese cities have; however, it also has an expanding art and culture side, a rising amount of tourists discovering the city, and increasing numbers of guesthouses and Taichung hostels opening lately.

Probably best seen over one or two days, the city that gave birth to Bubble Tea is also home to the National Museum of Natural Science as well as the largest art complex in Asia, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. The central building and its surrounding grounds are filled with sculptures; the museum in recent years has expanded to incorporate the growing taste for contemporary art in Taiwan. Outside of the Museum of Fine Arts, you'll find a scattering of coffee shops, bookshops, and unique art sellers who trade from their front rooms and empty shop fronts -- it's quite the experience.

Besides the art, the shopping centre is somewhat slim but expands nightly with the usual Taiwanese night food markets and also locally are there are easily accessible sights such as a folklore museum; more exhibition halls; and more importantly, access to Taiwan's largest and most famous lake, Sun Moon Lake.

Taichung is easily accessible by regular (and cheap) buses that run from the capital and also a central rail network that skirts its way along the west side of the island.

Written by local enthusiast for Taichung hostels

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FAQ about Taichung Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Taichung. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Taichung. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 16 Hostels in Taichung. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 16 hostels in Taichung, Taiwan. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Taichung such as
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Getcha Hostel & Bistro is the best rated hostel for partying in Taichung.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Taichung

Your Packing List for Taichung

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Taichung 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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Taichung 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 Taichung, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
16 Total number of hostels
$27 Average dorm price
$17 Cheapest hostel in Taichung
Lane62 Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Taichung
Getcha Hostel & Bistro is the best rated
Most Taichung hostels are located in
Central District, West District, North District
4.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Xitun (6 Km / 3 mi.)
Longjing (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Nantou (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Changhua (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Yuchi (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Sun Moon Lake (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Yonghe (50 Km / 31 mi.)

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