Located just 5 minutes away from Ximen, Taipei, is a comfortable and lively hostel: Angels’ Hostel. It is a temporary home for those looking for budget-friendly accommodation in the capital city of Taiwan with both good services and a convenient location. Is this the right accommodation for your next trip to Taiwan? Read more and find out!
About Angels’ Hostel
Angels’ Hostel is a new hostel in Taipei, Taiwan, that was established in October 2015. The hostel is a part of Angels’ Chain Hotel Group and is located in Ximen, one of the busiest and touristy areas in Taipei. Since this hostel offers accommodation for those who are on a budget, there are only dorm rooms available, which cost 599 NTD (approximately 18 USD). The hostel is a mix of both vintage and modern; there are vintage items and pin-ups around the hostel, but the furniture mostly features a minimalist modern vibe.
What do you get?
For a recently established hostel, Angels’ Hostel treats you as if they have been around for a long time. Although their rooms only specialize in dorm rooms, everything is very comfortable. The dorm rooms are divided in female dorm rooms and mixed dorm rooms; the female dorm rooms are gathered in one area of the hostels, where only female travelers can enter. Each bed includes very comfy linen, a little cupboard with hangers and a safety deposit box, a night light, sockets, and curtains to maintain privacy. Angels’ Hostel also has replaced ladders with little stairs for their bunk beds because it wasn’t considered 100% safe.
Angels’ Hostel, in comparison with others, is not a gigantic hostel but it does the job. The hostel has quite enough room for multiple booths, along with flat screen TVs, which serves as a lounge area where travelers can get together and share their traveling experiences. Aside from that, there is a kitchen equipped with utensils, shared computers, and storage rooms for those who want to store their luggage. All doors at the hostel can only be opened with card keys, so the chances for a break-in is quite small.
The hostel and its surroundings
Angels’ Hostel is located in Ximen, one of the most popular areas in Taipei, and therefore it is very easy to get there with public transportation. Travelers arriving at the Taipei Bus Transfer Station can take the blue line train heading to Dingpu and get down at Ximen. Those arriving from Taoyuan International Airport, however, will need to take a bus to Taipei, and then make their way to Ximen. Once at Ximen, head east to Hengyang Road and walk a few blocks until building number 51; the hostel is located on the second floor of the building.
When staying at Angels’ Hostel, don’t worry too much about your meals or other necessities. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and even convenient stores around the area. If you would like to go a bit further, head to Ximen. There are plenty restaurants to eat at and shops to explore with various items from clothes to shoes and bags. Take some time to look around and discover the many local street performers and artist!
Take a leap of faith
Angels’ Hostel is one of the best options for travelers seeking budget accommodation with a great location in Taipei. The hostel offers you good services, professional staff, and comfortable beds; everything that a budget-traveler could wish for. Yes, it is indeed new in the hostel business, but it’s worth taking a leap of faith. Besides, isn’t that what traveling is all about? So, come stay and get the full Taipei experience!
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