Hualien Wow Hostel
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Hualien Wow Hostel

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#5 of 73 hostels in Hualien City
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotsel in Hualien, look no further than Hualienwow Hostel. Well-positioned in the downtown area, Hualienwow Hostel is an ideal departure venue of the trip in the adorable city. It is only 2-minute walking distance away from Hualien Train Station, where public transportation can be easily reached.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Bicycle rental
Darts
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Board games / puzzles
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese

Location

No.83 Guolian 1st Road, Hualien City 970 Taiwan
Name/address in local language
671Reviews4Q+A16Room tips

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Vytautas wrote a review 7 May
Vilnius, Lithuania1,212 contribution29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nestled just a minute's stroll from the station, this charming hostel offers more than convenience. It presents a sanctuary with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains from the comfort of your room. Immerse yourself in tranquility while sipping on unlimited coffee, tea, or water.

Moreover, relish the added delight of discount vouchers for nearby eateries, ensuring culinary adventures await just steps away. With its pristine cleanliness, every corner invites relaxation, promising a stay where every detail is cared for with utmost precision.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Stuart L wrote a review Feb 2023
Canberra, Australia47 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed my stay at Hualien Wow, I’m planning on another visit to Hualien soon and hotel will be my first choice! It was great a great location, excellent value and perfect service. The rooms were well appointed and the closeness to the train station is very handy.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Discover Discomfort wrote a review Nov 2018
San Francisco, California82 contributions629 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were blown away with how friendly the staff were, how inviting a social environment the hostel provided, how clean everything was and how well-equipped the rooms were. This is so much more than a hostel; it was a home base for our three nights in Hualien. There are LOADS of restaurants nearby (though we went to the roast turkey place across the road more than a few times!). And the hostel has -- get this -- breakfast included. Toast with spreads and eggs is a lot more than you get at most hostels in this price range (zero).
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Meander809263, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel
Responded 6 Feb 2019
Thanks for your review, we will continue to keep the quality and spirit of the hostel. Welcome you to come again~^^
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Angie C wrote a review May 2019
Malaysia90 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Other than the fantastic location by the train station, I really enjoy the hospitality of the staff. I needed a scooter helmet to hitch a ride to Taroko with a roommate, but none of the rental shops were open that early, so I got to borrow one from the reception staff and I'm super grateful to him because I had a fantastic time after that. The next day, my train leaving Hualien wasn't till 6pm. So after checking out in the morning and leaving my luggage at the desk, I went biking to Qixingtan, so that by the time I got back, I was in need of a shower. They let me use the shower in the public area to freshen up before I headed to the station. Can't get enough of how kind they are! Also the bed is very comfortable and the facilities are sufficient. I wish there were more space and/or hooks to use though. I didn't use the breakfast since I prefer classic Taiwanese breakfast outside. You can rent bikes from them I think, but I prefer renting from the nearby shop, bicycles are so convenient to get around the city with. Overall a great stay and would come back.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from HualienWowhostel, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel
Responded 6 June 2019
Thanks for your visited and gave us a great review. I will give a honor for the staff who borrow the helmet to you. I will also add hooks in the bathroom soon. We will continue to keep the quality and spirit of the hostel. If you have further questions or suggestions, please Email to our general manager, ham6872@gmail.com. Let us know what could we improve. Welcome you to come again~ Make a new reservation: +886 3833 0187, wowwowservice@gmail.com
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Cecilia López wrote a review Aug 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina91 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights and we totally recommend it. There’s so much nature in Hualien, we recommend to stay extra nights to explore beyond Taroko Gorge (which is totally beautiful and worth exploring!)

The location is just perfect: right in front of the train station, walking distance from shops, restaurants, convenience stores, and super comfortable location for exploring Hualien either by train, scooter, or bus. If you are planning to rent a bike or scooter, you can do it at the hostel and start exploring right away! They also provide tours and a lot of information to help you plan your activities. The staff is super kind and well informed. They speak perfect English and will help you make the most out of your stay.

The hostel is very clean and modern. It has different types of rooms: we stayed in a private room with toilet. It was on the 9th floor so we had a lovely view of the mountains and the city and a lot of natural light. It was also very silent over there :) The room is big and comfortable, with a small fridge, kettle, complimentary coffee and tea, a desk, and the best surprise of all was that the bathroom has a bathtub which was perfect for relaxing after a long day of hiking!

We loved the breakfast which was very complete: eggs, cheese, ham, jam, butter, nutella, peanut butter, bread, fruit, coffee and different types of teas. They also have a very big kitchen in case you want to prepare some food.

The common area is very big, bright, and comfy. It’s ideal for relaxing, eating, or working.

The wifi is very fast and reliable.

They also have coin washing machines and hanging space which is super handy.

Do not hesitate to stay here, we’ll definitely come back!
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The private rooms in the 9th floor have a lovely view!
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Response from HualienWowhostel, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel
Responded 15 Aug 2019
Thanks for your review, we will continue to keep the quality and spirit of the hostel. If you have further questions or suggestions, please Email to our general manager, ham6872@gmail.com. Let us know what could we improve. Welcome you to come again~ Make a new reservation: +886 3833 0187, wowwowservice@gmail.com
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Sebastian D wrote a review Aug 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina60 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel is great. You're really close to the beautiful Taroko National Park and to the Hualien City Center. Plus, you're 200 meters away from the train station.

The hostel staff will provide you a brocheure with information about transportation, recommended treks, and hotspots. They can also guide you to good restaurants and any other thing you can ask them. They have a perfect english and are super warm and attentive.

They also rent bicycles. There are a lot of scooters rentals nearby (great option to explore the beautiful area).

We had a private room which was great. Big, with lots of natural light and an amazing view to the mountains. The bathroom has a super nice hot tub that comes handy after a long day of walking around at Taroko.

The hostel also provides a complimentary breakfast, consisting of tea or coffee, eggs, toasts, ham, cheese, butter, jam, peanut butter, nutella. You can also do laundry for real cheap. And there is a big and comfortable common area, perfect for working or just realaxing. You can also refill your bottle water for free.

My recommendation is to stay here for 3-4 nights. There is a lot to see nearby (especially if you rent scooter). Perfect stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from HualienWowhostel, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel
Responded 15 Aug 2019
Thanks for your review, we will continue to keep the quality and spirit of the hostel. If you have further questions or suggestions, please Email to our general manager, ham6872@gmail.com. Let us know what could we improve. Welcome you to come again~ Make a new reservation: +886 3833 0187, wowwowservice@gmail.com
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New P wrote a review Oct 2019
Phuket, Thailand303 contributions65 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perhaps it was just me, but when I stayed for 2 nights, there were many groups of school children also staying, so at times I found it to be quite noisy. For one of the days, they totally occupied the breakfast dining place. I actually also found a dead tiny cockroach in my dormitory, however the cleaner promptly cleaned it up the next day. Apart from this, the beds were very spacious and comfortable, big bathrooms, and very convenient location. Taroko Gorge is amazing and should not be missed!
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Date of stay: October 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from HualienWowhostel, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Thanks for your review, we will continue to keep the quality and spirit of the hostel. If you have further questions or suggestions, please Email to our general manager, ham6872@gmail.com. Let us know what could we improve. Welcome you to come again~ Make a new reservation: +886 3833 0187, wowwowservice@gmail.com
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sayli923 wrote a review May 2018
Taipei, Taiwan6 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location and comfortable stay.5 minutes distance to Hualian Train Station and Bus station. Room a bit small but suitable for 2 people. Breakfast acceptable. Highly recommended for tourists who travel to Hualian.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel
Responded 9 June 2018
Dear sayli923, Thank you for your feedback and recommendation, we expect to weclome you to experience our service in future. Best regards,
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Caven_Hoh wrote a review Jan 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia34 contributions52 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly, just right in front of Train Station once came out.

Room space was slightly small, limited space for put personal belongings, air-con seems not fully function, a bit warm.

However the room given has a nice hill view, breakfast vouchers provided, also equipped with tour services.

If wanna explore the "golden triangle" where night market, shops and restaurants are located, i would say need to do some walking, or otherwise look for cab.

Overall satisfied.
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Date of stay: December 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel
Responded 28 Jan 2017
Dear Caven, Thank you for sharing your feedback as we always consider it as an opportunity in making us better at what we do. Regarding the air-con, it might be the air-con did not opened fully and only air blast supply. Howevr, our staff are around the corner to help guests all the time. The advantage of the locationi is nearby train station; it's really hard to kill the bird with one stone for tourism. We really appreciate your opinion and expect to host you again in future. Best regards,
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Daniel É wrote a review July 2016
Frankfurt, Germany13 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WOW Hostel is situated close to the trainstation. Around 200 metres from the main entrance. It is one of the tallest houses on the corner. You cannot oversee the big letters WOW.
Check in and the breakfast|chillout area is on the 2nd floor. 1st floor is a nice cafe where you can sit on the outside, kind of streetcafe.
The (numerous) staff can speak english very well and you will be handed a little map of Hualien with the most important spots (bicycle|scooter rental, foodareas nightmarket etc.) They offer single or double bed dorms, girls only dorms and family dorms (huge). My wife and i slept in an double bed dorms with 3 other beds (1 double, 2 single beds). We shared a big bathroom with shower and toilet with the other guests of our room. Your sleep will depend on your roomates =)
On the 9th floor you can do your laundry. 2 washing machines and 2 dryer are provided. Supplementaries can be bought right next to the machines.
The free breakfast contained toasted bred, cooked eggs, marmelade, peanut butter, cheese and ham. Hot water for tea or coffee is also provided. After eating everyone has to clean up for himself, which means washing your plates or pans if you cooked yourself an egg for example. Surprisingly it worked really well. If not the staff will clean the rest.
Around the hostel (max. 10 min walking distance) you will find a few little restaurants where you can snack yourself thorugh the day.
In the evening you can drive to the big night market (2km) which contains a lot more food and a kind of amusement park =D
All in all this hostel was one of our best so far here in Taiwan.
I can recommend it to the fullest!
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Date of stay: July 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Double bed, if possible the upper bunks
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Response from 洄瀾窩, 經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel
Responded 8 Aug 2016
Thank you for providing us such a good review, all of our team are glad and this drives us move forward. Please do visit and stay with us next time when you come to beautiful Hualien.
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ayugdepradnyana asked a question Aug 2018
20 contributions1 helpful vote
how many persons sleep in double bed mixed dorm?
Hualien City, Hualien2 contributions
Hello~ Our double bed can accept 2 person use it. There are 3~4 beds in dorm, so 6~8 persons in dorm~ Welcome to Hualien~^^
Hualien City, Hualien2 contributions
Hi there~ yes, it is. The Family room have a toilet inside. Thank you~^^
Hualien City, Hualien2 contributions
您好: 謝謝您的提問喔 洄瀾窩青年旅舍附近就有一間超級市場,步行約5分鐘,距離傳統市場也只需要步行10分鐘的距離。我們的廚房是開放式的公共廚房,非常歡迎您使用,甚至與大家一起分享^^ 我們有投幣式的洗衣機與烘衣機位於10樓,另外在4樓室內也有晾衣服的空間,若有使用上不清楚的地方也歡迎您詢問我們24小時客服櫃台 謝謝您,歡迎您來花蓮玩喔~
Cecilia López wrote a tip Aug 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina91 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The private rooms in the 9th floor have a lovely view!"
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Samuel D wrote a tip Mar 2018
Montreal, Canada53 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have everything, depends on your needs"
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Marko B wrote a tip Oct 2017
Sydney, Australia24 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Private bathrooms are only a few dollars more"
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zhia2chen wrote a tip Apr 2017
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Maybe standand twin bed is better than the loft bed, It's still great though"
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SK N wrote a tip Jan 2017
10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close by to the train station"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$31 - AU$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TaiwanHualienHualien City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hualien Wow Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Hualien Wow Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Giant Hualien (0.1 km), The Tropic of cancer - Binfeng Jingpu (0.1 km), and Tzen-Mochi (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hualien Wow Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Hualien Wow Hostel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Hualien Wow Hostel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hualien Wow Hostel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hualien Wow Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wang's Tea House, Tasty Steak (Hualien Guolian Branch), and Hua Lian Railway Meal Box Shop.
Is Hualien Wow Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Hualien City.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hualien Wow Hostel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hualien Wow Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hualien Wow Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gangtiangong (1.4 km), Shen'an Temple (2.3 km), and Cihuitang (2.3 km).
Does Hualien Wow Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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