The new year is around the edge, and we can’t wait to unlock our savings to explore one of the world’s most underestimated budget places.
Yes, we are talking about Taiwan!
Taiwan is a small island nation in Asia popular for its magnificent yet economical blend of east and west. Although Taiwan is a wonderful mix of Chinese, Japanese, and Hong Kong cultures and meals, it yet remains largely undiscovered and underrated by worldwide travelers. But those who try to make it here for the festivities are in for a real pleasure!
If you’re planning to spend the upcoming year exploring this nation, we are here to advise you. In this blog, we’ll share some of Taiwan’s top hotels and accommodations to spend your vacations.
1. Sof Hotel
If you’re visiting Taiwan for the first time, residing in SOF Hotel is a perfect choice. It is conveniently in the middle of Taichung city with a touch of an urban escape. If you treasure exploring places, residing in Sof Hotel will let you go beyond the touristy and dive deeper into the city’s offerings, as it is a little farther from the Rainbow Village.
The air-conditioned rooms of Sof Hotel have a garden and a terrace. The property also has a restaurant, round-the-clock staff service, a shared lounge, and free internet. If you’re traveling with family, don’t worry because it also has family-friendly rooms. The rooms have a desk, flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and a closet. It also offers dry cleaning and laundry service.
Its impeccable service is what makes it stand out from the rest and makes it one of the best Taiwan Hotels to stay with family. If you’re staying in Taichung city, don’t worry because the staff ensures you never feel lost. It offers taxi services to make exploring convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you’ll appreciate the hotel’s on-site free parking.
The hotel staff will also help you make reservations at different shows and programs nearby.
2. Star Hostel
It is another top-budget hostel in Taipei on our list. The accommodation is situated near the Main Station and is a walking distance of Ximending. Although it’s a motel, it also has personal spaces and shared accommodations for people who like sleeping alone.
If you’re also taking the laptop with you because of some urgent work commitments, Star Hostel also provides a double guest suite with a desk so that you can work while enjoying the view. Whether touring on a budget or with a group of mates, pick a bed in the dormitory with a shared restroom, a kitchen, a lovely common area, excellent WiFi services, and a helpful staff that communicates in English.
The best feature of this inn is that it doesn’t matter what type of accommodation you choose because brunch is included. It also organizes social activities, such as a film night or a video game night, that are excellent for people traveling solo. The staff turns the kitchen into a bra during the night, serving craft beers to travelers.
3. Meander 1948 Hostel
This inn might be a new one, but it is surely our best. It is a three-floored guest house with standard rooms and dormitory beds. You can pick from various available options with a cozy quilt. And in case of doubts, you can contact reception right behind the coffee shop on the ground floor.
If you’re planning to stick around in Taiwan for a long, this inn is the best lodging as it offers laundry amenities and free tours. You can join the tour organized by the motel around the capital to know it well.
All the suites have a locker to store your belongings safely. But if the luggage is big, they also have room to hide it. This motel is wonderful if you’re touring in Taiwan to quench your thirst for travel while working on the side. On the highest floor is a shared space from where you can attend meetings in peace or read on the balcony lying on a hammock net-bed.
4. Bouti City Capsule Inn
If you’re too particular about cleanliness, hygiene, comfort, and budget, this stay is ideal. It has something for everyone, from shared dormitory beds to comfy single ones with a privacy screen. And if you’re not fond of Taiwanese food so much, the inn also provides rooms with a shared kitchenette to cook for yourself.
All rooms have a large locker to keep your belongings, a bar, and a common area to befriend other travelers. It also provides a breakfast with traditional Taiwanese tea, eggs, toast, and beverages.
Besides, it has a convenient location with the best food and nightlife merely 5 minutes away.
5. Flip Flop Hostel Garden
The last one on our list is this garden hostel which is excellent for solo travelers. It is a budget accommodation with comfy dorm beds, a shared kitchen, a gaming area, a dining space, and a beautiful courtyard for those who love indulging themselves in artistic work. It is ideal for painting, dancing, yoga, playing music, or simply relaxing in the sun.
Trust us when we say it provides the best breakfast in town. If you’re traveling with family, it is still a great option as it has many accommodations. Each room has a shelving unit to keep the cell phone and other belongings without worrying about their safety.
Whether traveling solo or with family, these are some of the best accommodations to stay in Taiwan. The nation might be a newcomer to the Asian backpacker circuit, but it is quickly catching up with the rest. Whether you’re looking for a single room or a double one, we hope this list helps you make the right choice.
Before you book a hotel, consider your budget, safety, additional facilities, and the language spoken by the staff affordably. It will help you get around the place easily to spend your vacations comfortably while enjoying the best view.