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Ximen Wow Hostel

Stay One Night in Ximen and Explore the Chic Hostel at the Confluence of Old and New

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  • The tranquility and excitement of Ximen Shopping District can be taken in from the terrace
  • Encounter the bustling nightclubs of the past at the confluence of new and old trends
  • Located at the center of Ximending, one of the most fashionable and popular areas in Taipei

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Stay One Night in Ximen and Explore the Chic Hostel at the Confluence of Old and New

After arriving at Taipei Main Station, you immediately take the MRT and head to Ximen, where old and new culture blend in seamlessly. While hordes of people and a variety of stores pass you by, a wall of retro posters of flirtatious showgirls catches your eyes and halts your step. The girls are smiling so brightly on the posters, making you wonder if the time has been frozen in the heyday of nightclubs. Under the gazes of the poster girls, you step into the elevator which takes you to the 8th floor. When the elevator door opens, a bright yellow shipping container pops out at you – here is the warmest welcome from Ximen Wow Hostel!

 

 

The encounter of aged building and youthful hostel

Upon opening the container door, you find a mix of rough cement ceiling and a few black steel components, with a warm yellow glow in the spacious lounge. As a newly arrived backpacker, you walk through the white marble tile floor from the original commercial building to join the other travellers from all over the world. While you sit in the retro sofa chairs and exchange smiles and small talks with others, the prelude to your trip just begins.

 

交In the lounge, travellers sit and laugh around the long wooden table, while the aroma of exotic spices from the cooking area just spreads over. In addition to sharing foreign delicacies, one of the travellers even picks up the guitar in the corner and plays music for everyone. As people dance, swing, and smile at each other, the lounge is painted colorful with the strokes of vigor and vitality.

 

When the party is over, feeling a little tipsy, travellers wave goodnight and each goes to sleep in the bunk beds. Here, you won’t see the usual single-rail ladder between upper and lower beds, as Ximen Wow Hostel builds stable fixed wooden stairs for you to step into upper bed with safety assured. After a night of revelling, you can rest and recharge just by drawing the opaque denim curtain to enjoy personal privacy.

 
 

The terrace that bears dream and love

Upon waking up, you are welcomed by the genial sunlight on the terrace just outside the lounge. Leaning on the railing, you can enjoy the tranquil early morning before the whole Ximending rises again. This gorgeous terrace is the hostess Xinxin’s favorite. Designed by Xinxin’s husband, the extended outdoor terrace allows travellers to walk into the vista. When it comes to the story of building Ximen Wow Hostel, Xinxin just can’t hide her sweet love for her husband between her jolly smile and the eyes glowing with happiness.

 

Under the sunset, we admire the skyline above the cluster of buildings in Ximending area while our minds also become broadened. “Running a hostel is my dream!” says Xinxin with a smile. And despite knowing that the cost of this dream is huge, with the unlimited support from her husband, Xinxin is able to realize her dream and share this impressive view and dynamic scenery of Ximending with travellers.

 
 

Ximen Wow Hostel brings you real WOW!

Step out Ximen Wow Hostel, within a 5-minute walk, you’ll meet the Exit 6 of MRT Ximen Station. The square nearby is the hub of eight-branched intersection with each road leading to different surprises. There is the iconic historic building Red House now serves as a creative space where you can meet arts and performances. Or you may applaud the creativity of a huge graffiti wall located by the entire street devoted to movie theaters. The mysterious Tattoo Lane is as worth exploring as the various local eateries on streets. If you’d like to take a closer look at Taiwanese culture, Longshan Temple and Bopiliao historic section are both in the neighborhood, where you can experience the traditional life by visiting these sites.

 

Stay one night at Ximen Wow Hostel as your starting point for exploring Ximending. Be embraced by the urban scenery mixed with old and new trends and the energy of streets culture. The vibrant Ximending district is awash with novelty and tradition that will keep you busy!

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Single Bed in Mixed Dorm
Guests: 16 people

NTD 500 ~ 600/person

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Breakfast included, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+3

Single Bed in Female Dorm
Guests: 16 people

NTD 500 ~ 600/person

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Breakfast included, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+2

Double Bed in Mixed Dorm
Guests: 16 people

NTD 900 ~ 1,050/bed

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Breakfast included, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+2

Double Bed in Female Dorm
Guests: 16 people

NTD 900 ~ 1,050/bed

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Breakfast included, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast included
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Holidays: Friday, Saturday and National Holidays
  • Backpacker dorm type:
  • 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 (with a handling fee of NTD30 charged) :
    • 100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • 70% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 10 ~ 13 days prior to reservation date.
    • 50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 7 ~ 9 days prior to reservation date.
    • 40% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 4 ~ 6 days prior to reservation date.
    • 30% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 2 ~ 3 days prior to reservation date.
    • 20% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 1 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 or a postponement in 3 months (the check-in day included) can be reserved for one instance.
  • 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

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • 松山機場: 8.8 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台北松山機場.
      • Taipei Train Station: 1.8 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • 台北轉運站: 2.5 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台北轉運站.
      • 中華路北站 Bus Stop: 0.25 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 中興巴士, 首都客運, 大都會客運.
      • BL11 西門 MRT Station: 0.2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台北捷運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from 台北火車站 by taxi: about 7 minutes, NTD100 (time and fare are for reference only).
  • Lodging provides shuttle service to and from transportation spot with reservation in advance. Please refer to the Booking Info section for details.

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

8F., No. 42, Hanzhong St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Other Amenities:Books, Magazines, WiFi, Cookware
  • Appliances:Microwave, Refrigerator, Water dispenser, Drip coffee maker, Induction hot plate, Air conditioner
  • Indoor Space:Toilet, Bathroom, Common room, Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Beverages and Refreshments:Tea
  • Bathroom Facilities:Hair dryer
  • Bathroom amenities:Shampoo, Body wash

Services

  • Travel information
  • Foreign language service including: English
  • Postcard mailing

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 1 day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Common area opening hour: 09:30 - 22:00
  • 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.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Towel and Bath towel
  • Please inform the lodging in advance if you have visitors. Visitors should leave the lodging before 22:00. Guests and visitors can only meet at designated areas, please contact the host for details.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please please help clean up after using.
  • Please refrain from bringing food and beverages into the room. Please go to the to eat, and please help cleaning up afterward.
  • We take credit card.
  • NTD200 will be charged for key lost or damaged.
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking.
  • 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.

Contact Info

Address
8F., No. 42, Hanzhong St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan

Phone
+886-2-2331-0530
* Let the host know that you are a Dear b&b reader when booking, and you will get a limited postcard upon checking in!

Official Website
http://ximenwow.com/

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

Instagram
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Email
ximenwow@gmail.com