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Hualien Wow Hostel

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is located where earlier was the Green Hostel. All the fittings and rooms look quite new. The rooms have 4 beds and one very well mantained and clean bathroom. Bedding is good. I found annoying that the room light went on automaticaly in the middle of the night. The breakfast is really not worth (the second morning I...

Thank Caro G
Neuffen, Germany
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pros: Next to the train station. Tours can be booked right at their own travel desk. Scooter can also be rented next door. NIce staff, that could speak understandable english. Breakfast can be made by yourself or at the eatery next door. The room was clean. Cons: Our room was very noisy. The aircon could not be turned off totally...

Thank tragody
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for anyone arriving from the train, literally 2 minute walk straight out of the station. The hostel used to be a hotel so everything is perfectly set up, I thought it was excellent. The breakfast was good quality- some oranges and then self service toast, ham, cheese, also eggs that you can cook yourself. They stored my big...

Thank Jonny H
洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Jonny, Thank you for taking time to write us such a good review and also appreciate for your recognition to our service and breakfast. The spirit of hostel which prepare own food but have interaction with other travelers. Please do come back to Hualien and we can't wait to see you soon. Best regards, Hualien Wow Hostel General Manager,...

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in one of thedorm rooms. The beds were comfy with a locker right next to in and each dorm room had its own bathroom because the hostel was converted from a hotel. The kitchen was well equipped and there was free make-your-own breakfast every morning which we were stoked about. The place had a great vibe...

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洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Dredpool, Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. We are more than flattered to know that you love the convenient location and our design. Your positive reviews just made our day! We do hope to welcome you back soon for next explore of beautiful Hualien. Best regards,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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...

Thank Caven_Hoh
洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel, responded to this review

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...

Reviewed 10 January 2017

Due to its the most close-by to the Hualien Train Station. We booked this WoW Hostel on our counter-clock circle travelling Taiwan; North to South on the west side of island, then South to North on the eastern side. We paid the premium price to hold a room not just beds. The amenities are fantastic...especially the 9th floor laundry: washers...

Thank SK N
洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel, responded to this review

Dear SK N, Thank you for taking the time sharing this wonderful review with us! It is such a great news to know you have enjoyed our facilities and location. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Best Regards, Howard Yeh, General Manager of Hualien Wow Hostel

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The hostel is very nice and well maintained. The atmosphere is very nice, there was a Christmas party and some Christmas party games for willing guests which were quite amusing and entertaining. The room was nice, the bathroom too, clean and new looking. The hostel has an interesting design with beautiful murals on every floor. They also sell organized trips...

Thank Aleksandra U
洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Aleksandra, Thank you for taking time to give us the review. We are sorry to hear that the guide's service didn’t meet your expectation. However, we have the responsibility to recommend the tour but never register which travlers do not want to join. Cooperate travel agent already stopped the contract with that guide and have even higher standard toward...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It is very convenient as it is close to the train station and car rental shops. The room is newly renovated and clean, with stylish design. The wall design in each floor adds value to this hostel. It serves breakfast in both domestic (1/f) and international (2/f) style, which is fine with me. The only drawback is the darkness inside...

Thank ikusei
洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel, responded to this review

Dear ikusei, Thank you so much for taking time of this review! We are happy to know that the wall design in each floor attrated your eye. For the breakfast we proivde the choice to travelers who stay in suite room, travelers can choose either one by their preference. For backpacker who stay in dorm can enjoy the international buffet...

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What a good hostel that everything is perfect. Location is good, room with clean and aweful design, breakfast with full of choice and fruit. Staffs are quite nice and helpful. The beer in 1F wow trip was also very unique and good tasting. I would highly recommand this excellent hostel!

1Thank Sherryhuang
洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us this great review. We truly appreciate your feedback. It’s great to know you like our rooms, the breakfast at the 2F and service. We expect to welcome you again in near future. With Best Regards, Howard Yeh, General Manager of Hualien Wow Hostel

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a night so I could visit Hualien. This is the first time I have stayed at a hostel so I am not sure if this is what is expected. I booked a single room with a private bathroom and was surprised how pretty the room looked. But what put me off was the stains on the sheets. I...

Thank Prashant M
洄瀾窩, 總經理 at Hualien Wow Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Prashant, Thank you so much for your valuable review and staying with us. We regret that our mistake that the sheets wasn't clean enough. We already informed our laundry company, your opinion was well noted by our related departments, and immediate actions have been taken for further improvement. We appreciate your comments which give us an opportunity to improve...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hualien Wow Hostel

Address: No.83 Guolian First Road, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Hualien
Price Range: $27 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hualien Wow Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Close by to the train station”
 of 5 bubbles 450skn, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Should go to private rooms rather than shared rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jodiemoon80, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bring warm clothes to sleep in because the AC. Book with Love Wild Tour Group + Jason Huang to travel around Taroko Gorge.”
 of 5 bubbles txw1216, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are modern, well appointed, and clean. Fabulous rooms for singles, couples and families.”
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 of 5 bubbles diannad909, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Double bed, if possible the upper bunks”
 of 5 bubbles 642daniel_, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
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