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Hualien Daily B&B

Enjoy Every Moment of the Wonderful Life Here

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  • The vintage five-story building full of stories
  • Calming and comfy reading spaces
  • Lifestyle select shop reflecting the wonderful local life

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Enjoy Every Moment of the Wonderful Life Here

Have you ever imagined the lifestyle, in which you would bathe in the sunlight in the morning, enjoy the simple but tasty diet, use plain but handy utensils, and encounter stories one after another in the seemingly ordinary days? These wonderful scenes that seem to appear only in the movies or some old photos, would actually happen when you open the door to Hualien Daily B&B, where welcomes you with its daily beauty all over the place.

 

 

A soulful place in the neighborhood

Permeated with a strong sense of artistic air, Jieyue Street in Hualien City gathers a mixture of bookstores, cafés, craft shops, and select shops, along with the traditional neighborhoods with scooter and barber shops, all integrating into an exclusive local charm. Among them, Hualien Daily B&B, a vintage gray beige building with a turquoise door, stands in this quiet and lovely block.

 

Pushing open the door, the ground floor is a lifestyle shop with various goods. Ascending along the retro stairs by the wall, you would be embraced by the simple and warm ambience on the second floor. Slower your steps, listen to the conversation between the sunlight pouring in from the window and the plants indoor, while the old floor tiles also join the talk and tell you about the stories of the old building. If you get lucky, you might be able to join one of the events sporadically held by the B&B from craft and DIY workshops to opportunities to taste the limited edition of takikomi rice meals! The hostess Sumin hopes to build Hualien Daily B&B to be a place full of energy, thus through the events, people have a space to work with their talents or specialties, and the B&B is imbued with refreshing spirit and vitality by connecting more people as well.

 
 

Encounter the daily life in the old building

When walking into the rooms, it is like stepping into some fragments of forty-years-ago past relived before your eyes: The single room at the end of the hallway belongs to a youngster, who is enjoying his soaking time in the mosaic-tile bathtub and staring blankly at his toes; his parents sit in the parlor of the family room, paging through some newspaper; in another room, the grandma is sitting on the tatami, chewing freshly wrapped betel nuts. As the B&B is reformed from a big residence of a three-generation family, Sumin hopes to preserve the items that are hard to be reproduced while also add suitable furniture with a good design to make the accommodation experience comfy and homey. Although the time that has gone by can’t be rewound, new stories encountering with the old days can be told in the reborn space.

 

Travelers can enjoy some food and beverages while browsing books and magazines in the common area on the second floor. On the third and fifth floor, there are also spacious reading spaces with a nice collection of books. You may pick a quiet corner to read the life between the pages, opening a new window to your daily routine and settle the soul. In a blink, the sun is sinking in the west. The time spending on wonderful things seems to flow by faster, but it’s time well spent.

 

 

Travel in the life between the mountains and the ocean

Opening the window in the morning, the golden beams of sunlight shine on the vigorous Hualien City. The lively chatting of the local people in the neighborhood flows in through the window, while you are freshening up and putting up an energetic look. Stepping downstairs, the butlers send morning greetings and serve up the delicious breakfast. Potatoes are seasoned with unique spices and pepper salt after being simply roasted, along with boiled fresh vegetables and hand-made bread, the taste of happiness just spreads in your mouth while you savor the meal. Sip the aromatic traditional black tea with a sweet aftertaste, accompanied by the distant mountains and the neighborhood outside the window which blend into a picture in your eyes.

 

What would Hualien’s daily life remind you of? An ideal life? A novel that you’ve never finished reading? Or the strange but familiar self? No matter what may be triggered in you, just embrace the goodness and leave the negative emotions in the mountains and the ocean. Embark on the journey and gain deeper faith in yourself as well as in the world that day by day, we are all getting better and better.

 

 

Story of the Host

Meet the moving story of the host.

Sumin.Setting off Waves of Creativity with Faith and Dedication

When we first met with the hostess Sumin, the glint of perseverance shown in her eyes and her shoulder-length hair was naturally side parted. Wearing a simple and sophisticated look, she spoke in a tender voice but straight to the point while emitting a confident but not intimidating vibe, fascinating us with her life story.

 

 

Taiwanese root nurtured in the ground of Sweden and bloomed in Hualien

Sumin went to Sweden to study when she was only 12 years old. Growing up in a social-welfare-centered country, Sumin has been concerned with issues on people and public affairs. Back to Taiwan, she relocated to Hualien and found much space for improvement in local environmental protection. Therefore, she devoted herself to the land and participated in promoting the betterment for Hualien. Rather than radical social movements, Sumin took a softer approach by holding events like concerts and workshops. When people were drawn by these activities, they could actually experience the intimate relationship between themselves and the environment, as well as being intrigued to learn and care more about the land beneath their feet.

 

When asked of the catalyst for her engagement in local environmental movements, Sumin smiled and explained. Since she had stayed in Sweden for a long time, when she just returned to Taiwan, she also spent more time with foreign friends and didn’t bear a strong sense of identity to align herself with her home country. It was until when she moved to Hualien, living between the mountains and the ocean, that made her alive to the local vitality and her sentimental attachment to the land has been revived as well. The beauty of Hualien prompted Sumin to re-root in Taiwan, and she could not help but begin wondering: “Hualien is such a good place, why do people seem not to know about it?”

 
 

Imbuing new stories and spirits to Hualien Daily B&B

In the hope of “promoting the beauty of Hualien,” Sumin and a few friends created “O’rip” magazine, telling the stories of the land and people of Hualien, as well as the issues on the environment and arts. With a positive attitude, Sumin always pressed ahead with all-out efforts. When she encountered with the building of current Hualien Daily B&B, she thought: “Maybe it would be easier for our partners to try out something they like here.”

 

Going with the flow, Sumin formed Hualien Daily B&B to be like a sponge, which soaked up whatever approached it, instead of being intentionally designed by her. Thus, a lifestyle shop popped up on the ground floor, selling natural and local products, while the basement and the second floor became the space for Sumin’s friends to apply their creativity. With “Good Underground Art Space” set up in the basement, they planned to have artist residency program, workshops, and forums there, not only imbuing new life into Hualien Daily B&B but also planting arts into the land of Hualien.

 
 

The time came to ripe with the accumulation of life

After hearing about Sumin’s life and work in Hualien, we were amazed that she has always been willing to be the pioneer to cultivate those wastelands. When asked about the motivation behind her determination, Sumin shrugged and said: “I’m actually a spontaneous person, instead of ‘thinking before doing,’ all the decisions I made came from the accumulation of life, they just happened when the timing was mature.”

 

What Sumin said seemed light and casual, but from what we have seen, all of these wonderful things that made people, Hualien, and Taiwan better, would only happen with Sumin’s enthusiastic curiosity about the world, her sensitive, perseverant mind, and determined execution.

 

When we stepped out Hualien Daily B&B, the sun has moved a bit to the west. On Jieyue Street, a mix of smell of shampoo from the barber shop, the fragrance from the art store, and a whiff of salty sea breath was in the air. Sumin waved us goodbye and cycled to her next work. Her shimmering silhouette got further and smaller under the sunshine, just like the sprays from the sea, shining with the soul of Hualien.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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21 Double Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,400 ~ 2,800/room

singleMattressshower

Breakfast included, On the 2nd floor, In-room bathroom, 2 single mattresses, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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31 Double Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,400 ~ 2,800/room

singleMattressshower

Breakfast included, On the 3rd floor, In-room bathroom, 2 single mattresses, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
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32 Double Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,400 ~ 2,800/room

singleMattressshower

Breakfast included, On the 3rd floor, In-room bathroom, 2 single mattresses, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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40 Double Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,400 ~ 2,800/room

bunkBedsbathtub

Breakfast included, On the 4th floor, In-room bathroom, 1 single bunk bed, Single-person bathtub, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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41 Single Room
Guest: 1 person

NTD 1,200 ~ 1,500/room

singleMattressbathtub

Breakfast included, On the 4th floor, In-room bathroom, 1 single mattress, Single-person bathtub, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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42 Single Room
Guest: 1 person

NTD 1,200 ~ 1,500/room

singleMattressbathtub

Breakfast included, On the 4th floor, In-room bathroom, 1 single mattress, Single-person bathtub, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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51 Single Room
Guest: 1 person

NTD 1,200 ~ 1,500/room

singleMattressshower

Breakfast included, On the 5th floor, In-room bathroom, 1 single mattress, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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43 Family Room
Guests: 3 people

NTD 3,600 ~ 4,000/room

singleMattressshower

Breakfast included, On the 4th floor, In-room bathroom, 3 single mattresses, Up to 2 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Booking Info

  • Breakfast included: Western style (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, pillow, cover, personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra person rate: NTD500 per adult, NTD250 per child between the age of 6 - 12; Each room can have 1 children under the age of 5 with no extra charge and no extra bed
  • Please note that the rooms are not equipped with TV.
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • Open for bookings up to 6 months in advance.
  • Please check with the lodging for details on continuous stay discount.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Cancellation and Postponement Policy

  • Refund for canceling your reservation due to personal reasons will be transferred according to the following rules:
    • 100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 10 days prior to reservation date.
    • 70% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 4 ~ 9 days prior to reservation date.
    • 50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 1 ~ 3 days prior to reservation date.
    • No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 7 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 6 months.
  • In case of natural disasters (such as earthquake, typhoon, etc.) and other circumstances of force majeure, when the local government announcing office and school closures,the full refund will be transferred
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Lodging Info

By car

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • Hualien Airport: 8 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 花蓮航空站.
      • Hualien Train Station: 2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Taiwan Business Bank,Hualien Bus Stop: 0.1 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 花蓮客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Hualien Airport by taxi: about 9 minutes, NTD130 (time and fare are for reference only).

After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

No. 37, Jieyue St., Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space: Living room, Common room, Reading area, Bar counter
  • Other Amenities: WiFi, Books, Magazines
  • Appliances: Water dispenser
  • Outdoors: Rooftop

Services

  • Arts and culture merchandise
  • Foreign language service including: English

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 20:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand. please inform the lodging for late check-in time upon booking
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time: 08:00 ~ 10:00
  • Luggage storage service is available before 20:30, while the lodging is not responsible for any loss (please make arrangement with the lodging beforehand).
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush, Toothpaste and Towel
  • If guests book for an extended stay (more than one night), fresh bedding, covers, pillow, Towel, Bath towel and daily cleaning will not be provided.
  • Due to the age of the lodging, sound insulation is poor, please walk quietly and lower your voice.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • Please inform the lodging in advance if you have visitors. Guests and visitors can only meet at designated areas, please contact the host for details.
  • Guests are not permitted to use the kitchen facilities
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please do not let children run around or make loud noises unattened.
  • The lodging will not take credit card or Taiwan Traveler Card.
  • The lodging will not provide Taiwan Uniform Invoice (tax declared receipt).
  • Please keep your valuables safe as the lodging is not responsible for the loss of or damage to valuable items.
  • Please turn off the lights and appliancess when not in use.
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking.
  • The following behaviors are not allowed: Drug using, excessive drinking, gambling, making loud noises, causing disturbances, setting off firecrackers, and any illegal acts. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations, charge for anything damaged or lost, and report to the police in the event of a violation.

Contact Info

Address
No. 37, Jieyue St., Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan

Phone
+886-3-831-1770
* Let the host know that you are a Dear b&b reader when booking, and you will get a limited postcard upon checking in!

Mobile
+886-972-155-937

Contact Hours
11:00 - 21:00

Official Website
https://hualiendaily.wordpress.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/HuaLiandaily/

Email
hualiendaily@gmail.com