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NK Hostel

A Paradise on the Outskirts of the Everbright City

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  • Space integrates mild industrial feel and custom-made design furniture
  • The comfortable and convenient lodging that meets the needs of backpackers with meticulous details
  • Assorted types of rooms
  • Next to the Raohe Street Night Market

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

A Paradise on the Outskirts of the Everbright City

Today, instead of the popular attraction hotspots, we get away from the mainstream tourist areas and come to the outskirts of the bustling city, setting foot on this rest stop. Its versatile and thoughtful lodging space would meet all sorts of needs of travellers, realizing the ideal life you have longed for with its everyday aesthetics. NK Hostel, your Taipei residence in transit, a paradise on the road for travellers.

 

 

The sun-drenched enchanting lobby

By the bustling MacArthur Bridge and hidden in an insignificant commercial building, NK Hostel welcomes you with a surprise upon the elevator door sliding open. One can see through the open door to the lobby into the deepest end across the hall: an open kitchen lit by the sun with clean and bright light, a simple long wooden table, a vintage kitchen island, and the cabinets in elegant white. The kitchen in a style that the guests would love at the first glance is designed by the host Kevin, who values the sense of daily life, aiming to make the kitchen the soul of space.

 

With the fragrance of flowers floating in the air, you look around and gladly find the interior designs of the industrial chic wonderfully intertwining with the soft country styles. The spacious lobby is furnished with tables and chairs of different heights and materials, allowing travellers to enjoy the space in the comfiest way. You may sit on the soft fabric sofa by the window to write a diary, or chat with your besties on the balcony while basking in sunlight, or, sit around the large dining table with the newly-met friends, discussing the next stop of the journey as the joyous atmosphere and the waves of laughter just warm up the whole lodging.

 
 

Every wandering soul can rest here

“I would like to run a lodging for people at all ages!” In contrast with traditional hotels of fixed positioning, Kevin is dedicated to making NK Hostel a lodging for each and every traveller that they can keep coming back! Therefore, the different room types located on different story each bears its own mission. No matter if you are a solo traveller or a group of friends, classmates, a couple, or a family with kids, all travellers at different ages, of different gender identities, or even with different sexual orientations, can always find a room that will satisfy them in NK Hostel.

 

Valuing aesthetic design, Kevin personally crafts every detail in NK Hostel with his partners. They have breathed new life into assorted vintage objects and transformed them into unique furniture, which not only serves the need of travellers but also delivers a tasteful sense. In the backpacker dormitory rooms, each wooden cube of moderate size is equipped with a small aisle, a soft bed, a reading light, and a tiny wood cabinet, it’s almost like a fully functional independent room. To enjoy your own quiet night, just draw the personal curtain and close off the outside world.

 

Classic suite bears a unique personality, as beautiful light floods in the exquisite space, the bright furnishings are decorated with gentle touches. There are also other types of rooms for you to choose from: This one for you and your other half for a romantic holiday, that one for a group of friends to enjoy some yuppie atmosphere, or the affordable mini room for an office lady, with its tiny but cosy space, one can get away and be indulged in the vast window view. Every room comes with considerate design details and exclusive sceneries. As the moonlight reflects off the Keelung River with a soft glow, the starry sky and the radiant city add to each other’s splendor. The beauty of Taipei City just flows in through the large window in each room constantly for the guests to admire and marvel at.

 
 

Meet the laid-back and pure happiness in Taipei

As the sun rises, follow the aroma of toasted bread to the lobby, and you’ll find the hearty breakfast has been set up on the dining table. No matter on which floor or which room you stayed last night, here, you’re welcomed to join the travellers from all over the world and enjoy a cheery mealtime, while exchanging travel information.

 

NK Hostel, lies on the outskirts of the city, with its consideration and attention to details, is dedicated to bringing a heart-warming shelter for travellers. For each one of you to meet here in Taipei and enjoy the pure and laid-back happiness.

 

Story of the Host

Meet the moving story of the host.

Kevin and Partners.Full Steam Ahead on Creating a Lodging that Welcomes all Travellers

As soon as we stepped outside the elevator, a man in his casual outfit welcomed us with a simple smile. He was the host, Kevin, the navigator of NK Hostel. When speaking of the process of building NK Hostel, there was a sense of warmth and humor of a big boy hidden beneath his proud and confident look, just like the impression we got from NK Hostel, warm but with a distinct personality, laid-back and lively, elegant and passionate.

 

 

The passion for designing aesthetic space

After finishing the military service, Kevin had tried several trades. Realizing his love for interacting with people, he finally found his own stage in the travel agency and tour bus service and worked in the industry for nearly a decade. Until one time, he happened to help an elderly relative plan the space for a long-term rental studio. When he came to the old commercial building and started to conceive the design layout, it accidentally triggered his passion for interior design. Once the switch was on, it couldn’t be turned off.

 

For the experimenting purpose, Kevin invited a few good friends to build the predecessor of NK Hostel. In their bold design, the style of each room represented a different host. When asked which space he liked most, Kevin replied with a laugh, “The suite with a balcony was my favorite. A lot of couples, especially those who were at the beginning of their relationship, liked this little private balcony, where they could enjoy some wine and the nighttime vista of Taipei, it was so romantic!” As old mates from school, the first collaborative project of Kevin and friends was decorating their dormitory room for inviting girls over. That was their first encounter with creating the aesthetics of a space, and as they all developed keen interests in interior design and home furnishing, the seed of the current NK Hostel has sent out strong roots since then.

 
 

Realizing the imagination of a wonderful trip

As a family-oriented Cancer man, Kevin introduced a home-away-from-home feel into NK Hostel. Putting himself in the shoes of travellers and recalling the inconveniences he experienced from the previous trips, Kevin designed every corner to be both functional and aesthetic. “This is the place for our staff to have meals, so we put a large dining table here!” “A changing room would come in handy for girls!” All of these details manifested Kevin’s thoughtfulness and observation of life.

 

The other two partners of NK Hostel included Blue and Xiao P. The members of the trio each had his own expertise: interior design, project contracting, and furniture design. Thus a team destined for NK Hostel was formed with fewer quarrels and more trust and camaraderie as they were each other’s strongest backings. And Kevin would be the captain who shouldered the vision and lead the partners to sail forward without any worries.

 
 

Bravely set sail for the better future

In the future blueprint they envisioned, NK Hostel could be more than just a hostel. Any event could happen here, perhaps a yoga class, a stage play, or a concert on the balcony with the blowing of the evening breeze. Coming from the trade of tour bus service, Kevin also looked forward to creating a package of the tour bus trip that was exclusive to the guests of NK Hostel.

 

“A tour bus is like a moving hostel, while a company is like a sailing ship. My job as a boss is to chart the way forward, and safely bring everyone to the destination, while ensuring the crew and guests are in an upbeat mood.” Kevin said with a firm look in his eyes. The journey of life was like sailing in the vast ocean, to build inseparable bonds like a family with the crew members on the same ship, it required mutual trust and sincerity among each other. The Chinese name of the hostel, “Xiao Gongguan,” as “Gongguan” stood for residence or home, also represented the vision of NK Hostel. Kevin, Blue, and Xiao P hoped that, whether for the travellers or its staff, NK Hostel would be their home away from home, warm and comforting.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Mixed Cube
Guests: 13 people

NTD 680 ~ 780/person

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On the 5th floor, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, 7 single bunk beds, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Female Cube
Guests: 14 people

NTD 680 ~ 780/person

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On the 5th floor, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, 7 single bunk beds, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Family Room
Guests: 4 people

NTD 2,680 ~ 3,080/room

doubleBedbunkBedscityView

On the 8th floor, Indoor 23 m2, City view, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, 1 single bunk bed, Up to 2 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Buddy Room
Guests: 4 people

NTD 2,680 ~ 3,080/room

bunkBedscityView

On the 8th floor, Indoor 23 m2, City view, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 single bunk beds, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Friends Room for 6
Guests: 6 people

NTD 4,680 ~ 5,280/room

bunkBedscityView

On the 8th floor, City view, Separate bathroom and toilet, 3 single bunk beds, Up to 2 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Deluxe Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,980 ~ 3,280/room

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On the 14th floor, City view, In-room bathroom, 1 queen-size bed, Up to 2 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Classic Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,280 ~ 2,580/room

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On the 15th floor, City view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

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Mini Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 1,980 ~ 2,280/room

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On the 15th floor, City view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Booking Info

  • Breakfast included
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Holidays: Friday and Saturday
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, pillow, cover, personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra person rate: NTD500 per adult, NTD300 per child under the age of 7; Each room can have 1 children under the age of 7 with no extra charge and no extra bed
  • Backpacker dorm type: Female-only/Mixed; guests will not be able to choose the bed
  • 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 3 days prior to reservation date.
    • 50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 1 ~ 2 days prior to reservation date.
    • No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 3 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 12 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:
      • Taipei Songshan Airport: 3.2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台北松山機場.
      • Songshan Train Station: 1.2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Nan Songshan Bus Stop: 0.1 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 中興巴士, 首都客運, 大都會客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from 松山火車站 by taxi: about 5 minutes, NTD90 (time and fare are for reference only).

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

5F., No. 399, Sec. 5, Nanjing E. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Other Amenities: Books, Magazines, WiFi, Elevator, Seasoning, Cookware, Tableware
  • Bathroom amenities: Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash
  • Indoor Space: Lobby, Common room, Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Bathroom Facilities: Hair dryer
  • Outdoors: Balcony with view
  • Appliances: Air conditioner, Microwave, Refrigerator, Sauna, Water dispenser, Washer, Spin dryer, Coin-op dryer, Printer, Propane stove

Services

  • Taxi booking
  • Infant and toddler care essentials provided on site, such as: Baby bathtub ,etc.
  • Foreign language service including: English

House Rules

  • Guests can check in after 15:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Luggage storage service is available without time limit, 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.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please please help clean up after using.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • NTD300 will be charged for key lost or damaged.
  • Please do not move, destroy, or remove the equipment in the room. In the event of damaged or lost property, the lodging may take the following action(s): Ask for full monetary compensation for any damaged or lost property
  • Smoking is not allowed both indoor and outdoor. NTD10,000 will be charged for violation.
  • The following activities are not allowed: chewing betel nuts.
  • 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.
  • Backpacker Dorm Notice:
    1. Male-only bathroom, Female-only bathroom and Mixed-gender shared bathroom available

Contact Info

Address
5F., No. 399, Sec. 5, Nanjing E. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan

Phone
+886-2-2769-0200
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Official Website
http://www.nkhostel.com/

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

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/nkhostel/

Email
info@nkhostel.com