Taipei is always the first stop for travelers visiting Taiwan, and choosing the right hostel to start off the journey is very important. It has to not only be super comfy and affordable, but also perfectly and conveniently located! Here are a few hostels in Taipei that tick all the boxes. Each and every one has its own unique vibe, go on and pick your favorite!

P.S Stay updated for the next two upcoming posts, we have more recommended hostels for those who are planning to travel to the south of Taiwan!

Formosa 101 Hostel



Address: 5th floor, No. 115, Keelung Rd., Sec. 2, Xinyi Dist., Taipei City (7mins walk from Taipei101 MRT and Liuzhangli MRT)

Price range: dorm room 495NT up; private room 1400NT up

What’s special:

  • Free breakfast
  • Balcony with a view to Taipei 101
  • Several free walking tours and activities

Things to do nearby:

  • Taipei 101
  • Four Four South Village
  • Tonghua Night Market
  • Xinyi Shopping Center and ATT4Fun (night clubs and bars)
  • Elephant Mountain

Located in the heart of the city center, Formosa 101 Hostel is the ultimate address for every traveler who comes to explore Taipei. It is a modern, clean, young-in-spirit, beautiful hostel. Not only does it have everything a traveler would need, it is surrounded by everything you would want to explore, taste, and enjoy in this unique city - and all for an affordable price.

The best part about Formosa 101 though, is the variety of activities that it offers, including weekly free walking tours to Jiufen and Elephant Mountain, and a few once-in-awhile special events such as mini music concerts, calligraphy and henna teaching classes. If you’re lucky to be there around New Year, you get to join their once-a-year rooftop BBQ party, with a VIP view to the Taipei 101 fireworks!

Eight Elephants Hostel

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Address: Taipei City, JinJiang St., Lane 48, Alley 4, No.6, 1F (3mins walk from Guting MRT)

Price range: dorm room 440NT up; private room 980NT up

What’s special:

  • Cozy living room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Co-living home style
  • Co-working space for nomads, designers and travelers working on start-up plans
  • Accepts cryptocurrency

Things to do nearby:

  • Shida Night Market
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
  • NTNU Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan University and several other language centers
  • Riverside Park and biking trails

Centrally located in the hip student district of Shida, Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon is a homestay-style hostel, a home away from home. Unlike most others, it is located in a local residential area away from the busy commercial streets, which is what most travelers love about it: you get to easily explore the local neighborhood during daytime, and enjoy a calm and relaxing evening.

Whether you are just passing through on your backpacking journey, or planning to stay a while for study or work, EE&DD is a cozy, friendly place for all sorts of travelers. There are two different living spaces in the hostel, allowing guests to not only work hard but also play hard.

Come and share your story, they are more than happy to be your first friend in Taipei!


Fun Inn Taipei



Address: 2F., No.21, YanPing S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City (5-10mins walk from Ximen MRT)

Price range: dorm room 540NT up

What’s special:

  • 5 min walk to Airport MRT
  • Free table games
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Double bed dorms

Things to do nearby:

  • Ximending Shopping area and night market
  • Ximen Red House
  • Taipei Old North Gate
  • Bopiliao Ancient Street

Fun Inn Taipei is probably one of the most convenient hostels you can find in Taipei. Located in the heart of the city, the transportation nearby can’t be more convenient: 5-10 mins away from Ximen MRT, Taipei Main Station and Taoyuan Airport MRT by walk! Trains, buses, high-speed railway… they are all reachable.

Fun Inn Taipei is not only a convenient hostel to spend the night at, it is also the perfect place for you to create wonderful memories. In the lounge, you will find cozy sofas, a kitchen and dining area, a big-screen TV and board games, everything you need to interact and have fun with other travelers!


On My Way Youth Hostel- Jiufen and Beitou




  • JIUFEN: No.23, Wushi Ln., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City (50mins bus from Ruifang Train Station)
  • BEITOU: No. 82, Guang Ming Rd., Beitou District, Taipei City (3mins walk from Beitou MRT)

Price range: dorm room 600NT up; private room 1400NT up

What’s special:

  • Simple kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Public computers
  • Rooftop area

Things to do nearby:

  • JIUFEN: Jiufen Old Street, Teapot Mountain Trail, Jinguashi, Ruifang Old Street
  • BEITOU: Xinbeitou Hot Spring Area, Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch, Beitou Market, Yangmingshan


Famous home of hot springs in the Taipei area, Beitou District is the place to be for tired travelers to enjoy authentic thermal hot springs. If you like the idea of having a hot spring nearby, then stay at On My Way Taipei Hostel! The hostel is conveniently located near Beitou MRT station and just one stop away from Xinbeitou, where the popular hot springs area is; you can either pick a hot springs hotel and get a private room for yourself, or blend in like a local and go to the public baths (which are way cheaper than the hotel ones).

Founded by a group of backpackers in love with traveling, On My Way Hostel has three other branches, one in Jiufen, and two in the south (in Taitung and Hualien). It seems like the hostel is everywhere around the island, and that should explain just how great they are at managing hostels.


Jiufen has always been one of the must-visit places while visiting Taipei, and On My Way Jiufen Hostel is the very first backpacker hostel in the area. It was rebuilt from an old historical house, keeping much of the artwork and interior decoration of the previous owner. It is well located, only a 3-minute walk to the 7-Eleven on the Old Street, and very close to all the local shops and restaurants. When the weather is good enough, the hostel occasionally offers late-night walking tours for travelers to see a different side of the mountain town.