Whether you want to drive your rental car down the freeway, enjoy the scenery on a longer bus ride, hop on a ferry, or just take an easy and fast train ride to Keelung, you will arrive at the downtown area. Be ready with your umbrella and comfortable shoes, because that’s what you need when you are in Keelung! Keelung, famously known as Rainy Port City due to its frequent rainfall, is the second largest seaport situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan. Now you know why I suggest you bring your umbrella, right?
Most things to do in Keelung can be reached on foot, so you do need a pair of comfortable shoes. You should never miss the iconic Miaokou Night Market, a top spot for tourists, especially if you like to eat like the locals. The Waimu Shan Seashore and park offer a long strip of some really scenic views of the sea, and at the end of the path you’ll encounter a small but pleasant sandy beach. The best way to end a long walking journey is by taking a break on a sandy beach. Fish lovers definitely should make a stop at Kanziding Fish Market, one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the north of Taiwan. It’s always an amazing experience to watch a fish auction. And when you have enough of Keelung City, you can get a scenic view of Keelung and the Pacific Ocean at Heping Island, which is just off the coast of Taiwan and has a connecting bridge. The park at Heping Island has some cool geological features, like weirdly shaped eroded rocks. Activities such as fishing and diving can be done from Heping Island. For nature lovers, get your hiking shoes and go up to Mountain Keelung for a bird’s eye view.
As a major port city, Keelung is busy and vibrant. Accommodation is an essential thing on your Keelung holiday. Whether you want a place just to put your bags, close to the main attractions, or a place where you can relax after a busy day walking around the city, you will find what you are looking for in the list below!
“Evergreen hotel Keelung provides a quality stay in a port environment at a reasonable price” Kenneth
A landmark hotel with the best view of Keelung Harbor and surround, Evergreen Laurel Hotel has all the things you need for your holiday accommodation. It’s close to signature places of Keelung City, and it offers tranquility after a long day. It’s an old hotel with a reasonable price and free buffet breakfast, and it’s just a 10 minute walk to the famous Miaokou Night Market.
Evergreen Laurel Hotel
Address: No. 62-1, Zhongzheng Road, 20248 Keelung, Taiwan
Price: from 89 USD
Access: Evergreen Keelung is located 800 meters (2,624 feet) from the Miaokou Night Market
“Highly recommended comfortable modern hotel in a great location!” Ruth
Just Live Inn offers comfortable and clean boutique style rooms for travelers who prefer to stay downtown. The hotel is just 10 minutes from the train station, and the local bus heading east to Jishun can be taken just across the road and drops you literally outside the door of the hotel on the way back. The price does not include breakfast but drink vouchers for coffee or cocktails in the retro-style bar are provided. The double room has great views of the street below, and Just Live Inn is ideally located only a few minute walks away from the local and excellent night market.
Just Live Inn
Address: No. 156, Xinyi Road, 20241 Keelung, Taiwan
Price: from 60 USD
Access: Just Live Inn is located 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Taipei Songshan Airport
“Good to stay. Located near eateries. A handful of hawker stalls.” Lim
Another accommodation that offers tranquility is Good Sleep B&B at Jiufen. It is not at Keelung City centre, but the hotel is located near Ruifang Railway Station, which makes it easy to find and easy to access from Keelung. Although it’s near a railway station, Good Sleep B&B will give you a peaceful nights sleep after a long day exploring Keelung.
Good Sleep B&B
Address: No. 71, Section 3, Mingdeng Road, 224 Jiufen, Taiwan
Price: from 60 USD
Access: Good Sleep B&B is situated in Jiufen, 3.2 km (1.9 mi) from Shen-ao Fishing Harbor and 3.2 km (1.9 mi) from Houtong Cat Village
“Clean, good service and simple hotel” JTKK
E-Coast Star Hotel is located right in the heart of Keelung. It is near the Miaokou Night Market and train station, and it also offers great views of the waterfront. Ask the reception staff about the fantastic noodle soup restaurant nearby the hotel, you are sure to find an excellent meal there!
E-Coast Star Hotel
Address: No. 20, Xin 3rd Road , 20241 Keelung, Taiwan
Price: from 63 USD
Access: E-Coast Star Hotel is located in Ta-sha-wan, just a 15 minute walk from Keelung Train Station
“Good option in Keelung!” Tomas
Herb Art Hotel is located only a block away from the famous night market and Keelung harbor. It is close to the train station, which makes it another perfect accommodation for travelers who want easy access to Keelung’s signature places. There is a buffet breakfast, both international and Chinese breakfast, which includes their rice porridge, some fresh veggies and fruits, ham, eggs, and toast with peanut butter. They provide great coffee, which is very important for people who like to sip a good cup of coffee to start the day! The staff are very professional and speak good English, and provide all the necessary information to explore Keelung and the surrounding areas.
Herb Art Hotel
Address: No. 6, Yi 3rd Road, 20148 Keelung, Taiwan
Price: from 65 USD
Access: Herb Art Hotel is located 500 m (1,640 ft) from Keelung Miaokou Night Market
“Gorgeous view of the harbor, especially at sunrise.” Cynthia
Although Blue Ocean Hotel is located in Keelung’s downtown area, it’s quite far from the city’s busy and vibrant activities, making it perfect for a serene break. The staff are very friendly and helpful and happy to assist with any itinerary suggestions. Ask for a room with a harbor view, it will give you stunning sunrise scenery in the morning!
Blue Ocean Hotel
Address: No. 250-6, Beining Road, 106 Keelung, Taiwan
Price: from 62 USD
Access: Blue Ocean Hotel is located 25 km (15.5 mi) from Taipei Songshan Airport
“Excellent place for a good rest” David
Harbor View Hotel has an excellent location in downtown Keelung. It is 2 minute’s walking distance to the nearest bus stop, that provides access to the major points of interest, and is only 8 minute’s walking distance to Keelung Train Station. Also it only takes a 10 minute stroll to the famous Miaokou Night Market. There are many restaurants nearby the hotel, with a variety of food to choose from during your holiday at Keelung. The hotel offers great harbor views too, which is the landmark of Keelung City.
Harbor View Hotel
Address: No. 108, Xiao Er Road, 200 Keelung, Taiwan
Price: from 66 USD
Access: Harbor View Hotel is located 20 km (12.4 mi) from Taipei Songshan Airport
“Lovely owners! Pretty property!” Jillian
Just located in Jiufen, the castle-like estate of Greenfield Village offers tranquility at its best. The owner picks up the guests at the railway station and gives many suggestions for the itinerary. It is a bit pricey, but it’s always good to wake up to breathtaking scenery during a holiday once in a while!
Address: No. 6, Lane 56, Section 4, Jingan Road, 224 Jiufen, Taiwan
Price: from 119 USD
Much more to Keelung and its surroundings
Keelung will give you a holiday experience where you can enjoy the various activities the busy and vibrant port city has to offer. Now It’s up to you to choose where you want to stay during this adventure. Take a look also to Jiufen, which is quite close to Keelung and is one of the main tourist attractions in Taiwan. The choices are endless!
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