First Stop Backpacker Hostel

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

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First Stop backpacker hostel – Jiufen located at Jiufen, and it only takes 3mins walk from bus stop-Jiufen stop,post office(24hr ATM) and Jiufen tourist information center. And only 5mins walk to the famous Jiufen old street/MAIN street and tea house area(A-Mei tea house/Shen-Ping theater).
First Stop backpacker hostel – Jiufen has the only glass house in Jiufen town with amazing mountain and sea view. Here we offer huge public area that guests can take break and get to know each other; and our ECO, clean and comfortable accommodation area makes all our guests feel like home! Our warm welcome to all guests to be here and experience the mountain town of stairs and feeling the beauty of connected of mountain and sea. FREE hand-made Taiwan style breakfast provided every day!(menu changes every day!)

From First Stop backpacker hostel – Jiufen, it’s about:
2mins walk to post office, 24hrs convenience store and Jiufen tourist information center;
5mins walk to Jiufen Old Street, Seng-Ping theater and A-Mei tea house and tea house street;
10mins to Ruifang;
15mins to Jinguashi-Gold Museum;
20mins to Cat Village-Houtong (Pingxi Line), Badouzih, NMMST;
30mins to Jinguashi-Shuinandong(Yin-Yang Sea/13-Level refining and smelting factory and Gold Waterfall), Sandiaoling (Pingxi Line);
40mins to Shifen (Pingxi Line), Keelung CBD/Keelung Harbour/Keelung Miao-Kou night market, Long-Dong/Bitou cape(Northeast of Taiwan);
50mins to Pingxi, Jingtong (Pingixi Line), Fulong, Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area;
60mins to Taipei Main Station;
60-80mins 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. Or you can transfer bus at Keelung to the famous Yeliu Geo Park or other spots at north of Taiwan.

We wish to provide a HOME that our guests can having break and recharge; a warm, quiet home without crowed and noises that can make people confortable and even communicate with our mother nature more clearly. Our hostel is not located IN Jiufen Old Street. We don’t have busy traffic here, or crowed tourists walking pass. We are only 5mins walk away with great environment and convenience location where you can experience the REAL quiet Jiufen. We can chat, communicate, exchange information or relax our mind in our glass house.
We want not only share our beauty of Taiwan, but also share spirits: the sharing attitude of traveller, a projection of emotion, a passion of love of our hometown,Taiwan.
As we are also backpackers, we understand what backpackers would need; we do our best to offer clean and comfortable home, rich travel information, extra shoe dryer and shower gel/ shampoo for our guests.
Although you are traveling, but whenever you back to First Stop backpacker hostel – Jiufen, it's just like back to your HOME.
We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming future!

* We are a hostel. Please bring your own toiletry as we don't provide that. Or, you can purchase them at our hostel.(towels for rent)
* Jiufen town is built along mountains, you'll find 'stairs' everywhere as the most important symbol in Jiufen; we highly recommend you to leave your heavy luggage or suitcases in other places or in/near Ruifang train station. Please only bring simple and light personal luggage with you when you come to Jiufen.
* The balance to be paid when check-in is in CASH(Taiwan dollar only).
* Please make sure you are fully read and understand all our information on web-page BEFORE you make reservation.
**我們就在九份派出所正對面的慶平社區牌樓下樓梯步行兩分鐘處喔!(一路皆有指標)
Find Jiufen police station and take the stairs path under the red archway across the street(which means the other side of Jiufen police station), you'll find us within 2mins.(just follow our sign all the way down)
***Our office opening hour 08:00-12:00 ; 15:00-22:00 / check in time is 15:00-21:00. Please make sure you avoid our office closing time and make sure you don't miss out our check in time. Failed to check in during check in time, we have the rights to refuse check in.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Age Restriction
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

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: 07:00AM ~ 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:
TRA(train):
Take train to Ruifang train station and find front station exit, follow the sign and walk about 3mins to “Ruifang train station” bus stop where located at a dist. Plaza next to Ruifang police station. Taking bus(Keelung bus company) NO.788/NO.1062./NO.825/NO.827 and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station). After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

BUS:
If you coming from Keelung directly,it’s about 40-50mins journey(weekdays) and about 50-70mins journey(weekend).
You can take bus(Keelung bus company)NO.788 and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

The other way to coming from Keelung, you can actually travel all the way from Keelung. Take bus T99 Taiwan tourist shuttle –East Route of Dragon Palace Treasure Hunt Route, all the way from Keelung to Ruifang train station.
Follow the sign and walk about 3mins to “Ruifang train station” bus stop where located at a dist. Plaza next to Ruifang police station.
Taking bus(Keelung bus company) NO.788/NO.1062./NO.825/NO.827 and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

If you coming from Houtong(Cat-Village) of Pingxi Railway Line, you can take bus NO.826(Keelung bus company) and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

If you coming from Taipei, it’s about 50-65mins journey( weekdays) and about 80-120mins journey(weekend).(excluding the time of waiting for buses or transfer)
You can take bus NO.1062(Keelung bus company) from Taipei MRT – ZhaongXiao FuXing station or from Taipei SongShan train station(TRA).
When boarding, please tell the bus driver you want to get off at Jiufen police station.
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.
*Bus NO.1062 takes city roads from Taipei to Jiufen which cost lots more time ; this bus doesn’t sell standing tickets so it couldn’t take too many passengers each time. And the boarding chance will be definitely higher if you could boarding from the beginning stop. Therefore, we highly recommend you to take TRA train from Taipei to Ruifang and then transfer bus to Jiufen which would save you at least half of traffic and waiting time, ALSO, you can leave your luggage at Ruifang train station on the way.

If you coming from Tamshui/North Coast Line, you can take bus NO.862(Keelung bus company) to Keelung train station and then transfer bus NO.788(Keelung bus company) and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

If you coming from Yeliu, you can take bus NO.862 or NO.790(Keelung bus company) from Yeliu to Keelung train station, and then transfer bus NO.788(Keelung bus company).
Get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.


If you coming from airport:
Taipei SongShan International Airport:
A) Please take Taipei MRT system, from SongShan Airport station(of Route NO.1/Wenhu Line) to ZhongXiao FuXing station(of Route NO.5/Bannan Line) and then follow sign to transfer bus NO.1062(Keelung bus company) and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station). After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.
B)
a) Please take Taipei MRT system, from SongShan Airport station(of Route NO.1/Wenhu Line) to SongShan station(of Route NO.3/Songshan Xindian Line) and at the same building, transfer TRA – SongShan train station to Ruifang train station.
b) Please take Taipei MRT system, from SongShan Airport station(of Route NO.1/Wenhu Line) to Nangang station(of Route NO.5/Bannan Line) and at the same building, transfer TRA – Nangang train station to Ruifang train station.

Taipei Taoyuan International Airport:
Please take airport shuttle to Taipei Main Station(about 50mins) and then transfer TRA train to Ruifang train station. Follow the previous transportation method to come to hostel.

If you coming to our hostel by your own transportation:
We have public outdoor parking space, suitable for cars, motorcycles and bikes. And since the mountain road of Jiufen are twists and steeps, we highly recommend guests whom ride motorcycles or bikes to take public transportation instead.(you can park your motorcycles or bikes at near Ruifang train station) If you still want to come to Jiufen by your own transportation, please be very carefully.


If you driving from south, please take national high way NO.1 and NO.2 and then transfer expressway NO.62. Get off at Ruifang town center, follow the sign of Jiufen and take mountain road all the way up. When you see post office and Hi-Life convenience store, take the turn in front of them and you will find Tai-Yang parking lot at your left hand side. Enter Tai-Yang parking lot and tell the staff you are going to the accommodation inside so you don’t need to pay for the parking fee. After enter the Tai-Yang parking lot, take the path at your right hand side and turn left at the second turn. There you go.

If you coming from the coastal highway NO.2, you can enter the north35(Bin-E’r R.D/Jiu-Bin R.D) next to CPC Corporation gas station – coastal branch, take the mountain road all the way up, after passing Qing-Yun temple and Ming-Sun temple, keep going along the road and you’ll see Tai-Yang parking lot at your right hand side. Enter the Tai-Yang parking lot and tell the staff you are going to the accommodation inside and so you don’t need to pay the parking fee. After enter the parking lot, take the path at your right hand side and turn left at second turn, there you go.

Located Near

Take the stairs down(follow our signs) under the red archway opposite of Jiufen police station.(next to Jiufen tourist center)
Bus stop tight next to Jiufen police station: Jiufen police station stop/Jiufen stop.

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