Fuqi Hostel - Heping, located on Heping Street of Tainan City, is a cozy hostel suitable for any traveler looking for an affordable, yet comfortable place to stay. With its simple yet lovely interior design, this hostel takes their guests to another level of comfort. In addition, their friendly and fun staff will surely make guests feel like staying at a friend’s house, instead of an actual hostel. Therefore, for those who are looking for a comfortable, affordable and strategic hostel in Tainan City, this is definitely the place to stay!
Something about Fuqi Hostel at Heping Street
Fuqi Hostel was established in 2010 at Zhongzheng Street. However, since the hostel has made quite the reputation in Tainan, they decided to expand and build a second hostel. The second hostel was officially in business in early February 2015 and was built at Heping Street, which brings us to it’s name: Fuqi Hostel-Heping. Although the hostel is quite new, you won’t really notice it since everything is very well organized and everyone is very friendly and professional. As a way to improve and develop more, Fuqi Hostel has a ‘Work for Accommodation’ program where travelers can volunteer at the hostel in exchange for accommodation (this requires at least a 1-month stay period).
Rooms at Fuqi Hostel-Heping
Like hostels in general, Fuqi Hostel-Heping provides different kinds of rooms and affordable rate, beginning from double and triple bedrooms to male, female and mix dorm rooms. The rates on average are from 500 to 1400 NTD (approximately 15 to 42 USD). The beds are comfortable and have curtains on the sides, so even if you choose to stay in a dorm room, you still have your own privacy. This hostel obviously knows what a traveler needs since they have a night light, socket and a little basket for your phone.
Other services and amenities
Aside from their comfortable rooms, Fuqi Hostel-Heping also offers a few other services. On arrival, travelers will be given a hand-drawn map along with information regarding the area. There is a public kitchen equipped with a coffee machine, microwave, oven, toaster; perfect for those travelers who love to cook their own meal. Free Wi-Fi and desktop computers are also available for those who would like to connect to social networks or work. Fuqi Hostel-Heping also organizes occasional activities, such as barbeque night during the Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Cake Festival), a festival celebrating the harvest season in which Taiwanese celebrate by having a barbeque with friends and family.
Send a postcard to the future at Fuqi-Heping Hostel
Aside from all the good things mentioned above, Fuqi Hostel-Heping has an interesting service that is not very commonly found in other hostels: Fuqi-Heping Hostel helps their guests to send postcards. However, these are not just postcards, they are postcards to the future. First, the traveler would write a postcard and pay the stamp fee according to the country of destination. Afterwards, they will choose a month when they want the postcards to be delivered. Once the time comes, the staff at the hostel will help send the postcards off. Such a cool idea!
How to get to and around Fuqi Hostel-Heping
Since traveling around Taiwan is generally easy due to the well-organized public transportation, getting to Fuqi Hostel-Heping is not difficult. From the Tainan Train Station, travelers can take bus number 5, 7, 14 and 18 until Ximen and Minquan Road, and walk towards Heping Street for about 5 minutes. Bus number 5 is also available for travelers arriving from Tainan Airport and the Arsenal Factory Bus Transfer Station.
Getting around the hostel, on the other hand, is very easy to do on foot or with a bike (bike rentals available at hostel). Many local destinations that can be reached by foot include the National Museum of Taiwanese Literature, Confucius Temple, Shennong Street, etc. Tainan is known for its many temples and unique alleys, so be sure to through the alleys once in awhile; maybe you’ll find a hidden temple or a good scenic area. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask the staff!
Explore Tainan with Fuqi Hostel-Heping
To get to know a city, choosing a good accommodation that will help make the most out of your travels is very important. Therefore, choosing Fuqi-Heping Hostel as your accommodation in Tainan would be a very good choice since they welcome any traveler with open arms and guide them to the best sights of the city. Furthermore, this hostel offers coziness through their helpful services and amenities. So, if Tainan is on your list of destinations, why wait another second? Come book your stay at Fuqi-Heping Hostel, and enjoy Tainan to the fullest!
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