Daydream Hostel
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Daydream Hostel

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#6 of 73 hostels in Hualien City
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Family
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

Location

No.6 Jieyue Street, Hualien City 970 Taiwan
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Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 90 out of 100
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Hualien Airport
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bigburgercokelite wrote a review Jan 2014
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Adaptive reuse-
From a clinic to a BnB.

Past and present-
Centrally located within the city, the bnb is located admist of the hustle and bustle of today's life. However when one retreats into the space, one finds an oasis and a connection to the city's rich history with Japanese influence.

Old body with a young soul-
A 70 year old Japanese style shell in hinoki timber with a lively spirit- the new wires, wifi, music, toilets, beds and the ever-so-energetic/ warm/ helpful owner!

An excellent alternative to hotels! An perfect choice for free and easy travelers! An must-visit for architecture lovers!
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cathy C wrote a review June 2015
Taipei, Taiwan13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a very good time staying at "daydreams" in Hualien. It is clean and neat, and the bed is comfortable. Bathroom is clean as well with updated facilities.
Angline was a friendly host. She make every decorations of the house herself, and you will be enjoy spending time in the lobby.
Her place is in a great spot for location. It is very close to the train station, like less than 10 minutes away, so most of Hualien are very accessible!

Cathy
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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RobinLiau wrote a review Mar 2014
Tainan, Taiwan7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love the album which the host choose for the house. The singer is 宋冬野. These songs made me feel peaceful. Even after a month later, his voice always appear in my mind. Although I was the only one visitor, I could really enjoy stay here. And the host, she is so enthusiastic pretty girl, I was so happy to have a little chat with her. Next time I will come here again.
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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k4ng0u wrote a review Sept 2013
Juan-les-Pins, France25 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I only spent one night in this house but had the chance to have it for my own since there were no customers in the other rooms. The house is composed of 3 rooms, 2 rooms with double beds and 1 one bigger room with a wooden floor that can host 4 people. The double bed rooms are OK but still a little narrow and dark while the 4people room, which I chose, is very light and is right in front of a Japanese style little garden.
The bathroom has been designed by the owner of the place itself which gives it a certain charm assuming you don't care showering on concrete. The house combined a Japanese and eccentric style. While there were a lot of wooden structure in the house as well as wires that the owner chose to show instead of having them hidden behind the wall as we are used to.
As long as the location is concerned, this place is great, right next to a lot of small restaurants, shopping area, and night markets. You will be 2 streets away from great meat buns, and 10 minutes from the street of congyoubing. And for those whose stomach is not used to Asian food there is still a Starbucks and a McDonalds not far away!
The only point that I really did not like during my stay is that the lights in the toilets were not working which is really annoying at night... Hopefully this has already been fixed!
Overall it is quite a nice place to stay!
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Date of stay: August 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from 說時依舊日風民宿, 業者 at Daydream Hostel
Responded 9 Sept 2013
不好意思,廁所燈的部分隔天已經修理完成,造成您的不便,深感抱歉!也謝謝您對老宅的介紹。 歡迎您下次再回來,讓我好好招待您。
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AdrianLooi wrote a review May 2014
Singapore98 contributions63 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Owner was not around and a stand-in was hired. Stand-in was late to receive us, the promised reserved car-park space did not materialize, book shelves were dusty, some lights were blown and toilet was not cleaned spotlessly per previous reviews on tripadvisor. Hualien is notorious for the mosquitoes and this hostel is no exemption.

In conclusion, place is a let-down as owner was not around to display the reviewed hospitality (owner did not inform us about the stand-in too). It was worse as there were better value for money places around but stand-in claimed that he is unable to cancel the reservation although we paid directly to owner's paypal.

Pro: place is beautifully decorated. But that's it.
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Date of stay: May 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1212violet wrote a review Sept 2013
Muar, Malaysia32 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just back from lovely stay at Hualien- Daydream hostel. We stay for 3D2N.
At first, we are worry about the hostel location which are not within walking distance from train station. But, there was a lot of taxi outside train station and not costly.
Hostel owner, Ms Angeline is very friendly and extremely helpful. She was provided a lot of informations and suggestions for our trip arrangement and also helped us to send our big luggage to next station even though she did not had any experience on that.
We had a standard double room with queen size bed, and utilities. The only bathroom and the only toilet is sharing with others so will be 'jam' during peak.
Overall, Daydream is a nice place for those who wish to have an experience with old japanese style home stay. Thumbs up for the excellence hostel owner.

特別的旧房子
特別的老板娘
特別的好環境
特別的超特別

不是每个人都配得上這特別⋯⋯
只有特別的老板娘才撐得起
不是每個人都會欣賞这特別
只有特別的過客才會聞得到

老闆娘與過客的相遇
只因特別的緣分
雖然短暫
但每一位過客都有不一樣的特別
愿這特別的一切能延續特別久

期待在這特別的未來
能夠在特別的際遇下相遇
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Date of stay: August 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nex_iss wrote a review Aug 2013
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very interesting little humble old Japanese style house, you could still find some old building structure.
Owner is a very detail person where you could find many small interesting notes and coroners around the house, have fun exploring!!
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Date of stay: August 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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yehtony wrote a review June 2013
Taipei2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a wonderful time there. It is the MOST beautiful guest house I've ever been!! Service is really good, I am so impressive by the oldie atmosphere created by decoration combing old fashion and modern spirit. Rooms spotlessly clean, JayYi must be constantly cleaning it. Thanks for the warm treatment while staying. I will never forget the good time there and will sincerely recommend anyone who plans visiting Hualien in the future! -tony
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Date of stay: May 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Schembri M wrote a review May 2013
Birkirkara, Malta9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed my stay at daydream hostel. The house is beautifully and stylishly refurbished and the rooms a really comfortable. We stayed in a room with large glass windows overlooking the back garden.

Angeline the host is really helpful and had a good time with her when she joined me and another guest to the night market.

I'd recommend this hostel to anyone staying in Hualien!
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Date of stay: April 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
AU$56 - AU$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TaiwanHualienHualien City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Daydream Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Daydream Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park (0.2 km), Hualien Chenghuan Temple (0.5 km), and Rainbow night market (0.1 km).
Is parking available at Daydream Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Daydream Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt Lick, Dos Tacos, and Gongzheng Baozi.
Are there any historical sites close to Daydream Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gangtiangong (2.8 km), Shen'an Temple (1.9 km), and Cihuitang (2.0 km).
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