First Stop Backpacker Hostel

No.24, BaHao Ln., Ruifang Dist, New Taipei Jiufen, Taiwan, Distance from city centre: 0.2km

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The First Stop backpacker Hostel is located at the heart of north Taiwan which you can travel to all the famous spot in our country.
It’s only 3mins walk to the nearest bus stop/24hr convenience store, 10-15mins walk from the Qidu train station, which is the biggest rail-yard in north-Taiwan. We offer FREE pick up/drop off between Qidu train station and our hostel (reservation required).

From First Stop backpacker Hostel, it’s about:
12mins to Keelung CBD/Keelung Harbour/Keelung Miao-Kou night market;
15mins to Ruifang;
20mins to Nangang MRT, Cat Village-Houtong (Pingxi Line), Badouzih, NMMST, Wu-Fen-Pu and Rao’he Street night market;
30mins to our capital-Taipei, Sandiaoling (Pingxi Line);
30-40mins to Jiufen/Jinguashi;
50mins to Shifen (Pingxi Line), Long-Dong;
60mins to Pingxi, Jingtong (Pingixi Line), Yeliu, Fulong, Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area;
50mins-2hr to Waiao, Jiaoxi, Yilan, Luodong, Suao;
2-3hr to Hualien;

Keelung harbor is also an important harbor in Taiwan, which allow you join cruise to/from Xiamen, Mazhu, Hualien, Naha, Ryukyu,Ishigaki, Yonaguni Island.

As we are also backpackers, we do our best to offer clean and comfortable home, rich travel information, extra shoe dryer and shower gel/ shampoo for our guests. To stay at our hostel, you could have a totally different experience than any other places; you can see and feel the real local Taiwanese life style/off track travel experience and also you can easier visit many sightseeing places around north Taiwan.
We looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming future!

Please note:
*After we confirm your online booking, you can choose to pay the rest amount by Paypal or cash.
*We will also email you maps/traffic/FREE shuttle information and door code AFTER we receive the confirmation of your booking from

Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Age Restriction
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

*Check-in time: 03:00 PM ~ 09:00 PM
*Check-out time: 11:00 AM
*FREE Breakfast serving time: 08:00 AM ~10:00 AM
*Guests over 2 people(include 2 people), the leader of that group is responsible for telling every single member of the group the details of accommodation policy and the terms of booking system.
*Guests have to give TWD$500/pp as deposit to host when arrival; when checking out, deposit will be return after the room and facilities been checked and there’s no violation of accommodation policy; if not, the deposit will be taken as fine.
*We will need to check your ID or Passport when you check-in.
*Remember to lower your volume after 10:00 PM.
*No playing poker cards or table games after 10:00 PM.
*some public areas have open hour limited, please notice.
*Guests who has damaged any facilities or items are required to compensate for the damage or lost.
*As we do provide private locker for everyone, so we do not take responsibility of any missing.
*In order to keep the accommodation quality, No smoking and STRICKLY NO ALCOHOL.
*Except the glass house and public areas of the main building (the white flat house with white tiles), food and drinks are prohibited at all other buildings. (Except drinking water; If you have further questions, please ask us.) Please help us to keep the environment of our old traditional buildings clean.
*Pets are not allowed.
*Please keep the environment and rooms clean.
*Please do not leave your personal staff at public area ; we do not take responsibility of any missing.
*Before you throw anything away, make sure you recycle everything with the recycle sign ; And remember to dump the food waste into the food waste bin inside the kitchen. Please observe and obey the trash recycling policy in our country.
*Guests are prohibited in any act of violation of law, if discovered will be report to police processing.

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Public Transportation
You can take the train to Qidu train station at the Taipei Main Train Station. And follow the walking map we send to you.(Or you can get them from our sky-driver)

From First Stop backpacker hostel to:
The nearest train station - Qidu train station = 10-12 minutes.
The nearest bus stop = 3 minutes.

Keelung bus NO.402, NO.406, NO.408,NO.901
Keelung long-term bus NO.1032

You can take these buses at either outside our backpacker hostel and the Keelung train station.
Remember to take off at the Cao-Lan stop.(near the Tai'an tunnel)
If you coming from the airport:
From the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to our hostel, you can take the shuttle from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei Main station first(50mins-1hr), then transfer the train from Taipei to Qidu(30-35mins).
From Taipei Songshan Airport to our hostel, you can take the MRT from the Taipei Songshan Airport station to Nangang station(20mins), then transfer the train at Nangang train station(same station) to Qidu(15-20mins).

To taking our FREE shuttle:

From May 1st, 2013
The FREE transfer service( between our backpacker hostel to the Qidu train station when you check-in and check-out)timetable wil be fixed.
從 2013年五月一日起,免費接送服務的時間將會固定。(入住當天與退房當天自七堵火車站到旅館, 各一次)

If you want take the shuttle, please check the below timetable:
若您需要我們的接送服務, 請先確認下方的時刻表:

Check-in PM13:00

Check-out AM08:30

*The transfer shuttle will departure on time, please make sure you won't miss it.

Please select the most suitable for the time of your trip and reply us.
We can't pick you up if you didn't make reservation.
To book the transfer service, please reply your select time of the timetable at least 4hrs before you check-in.
若您沒有預約, 我們將無法提供接送。
若您需要預訂接送的服務, 請至少在您入房當天的4小時前回覆我們您選定的時段。

Located Near

First Stop backpacker hostel – Jiufen located at Jiufen, and it only takes 2mins walk from bus stop-Jiufen stop, 24hr convenience store, post office and tourist information center. And only 5mins walk to the famous Jiufen old street and tea house area(A-Mei tea house).

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