Play Taipei Backpackers

Jihe Rd. & Xiaoxi St. intersection, (MRT Jiantan Station), Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan, Distance from city centre: 3.7km
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Rating: 79%from 3 reviews

  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 66%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities
Play Taipei Backpackers popular with independent travelers.
100% privacy, ensuite room with private bathroom, no common area.

It is within 5 minutes walking distance from MRT Jiantan station and 1 minute from Shilin Night Market the biggest one in Taiwan.

We neighbor the famous Chiang Kai-shek Residence and Yangmingshan National Park, National Palace Museum, Taipei fine Arts Museum, Taipei Astronomical Museum, National Taiwan Science Education Center, Ming Chuan University (Mandarin Studies & Culture Center), Inventec Headquarter, Taipei Childrens Recreation Center, SOGO department store. Plus, Shilin Sport Centre, Yuanshan Sports Complex, bowling centre, game centre, pool room, foot massage, swimming pool, movie theater are all only a block away.

Services you need such as a Visitor Information Center (in MRT Jiantan station), 24 hours convenience store, beauty shop, supermarkets, ATM, car rental, internet cafe, Gym, electric shop, smoothie house mango shaving ice and a variety of restaurants and shops are all within five minutes walk. This is a convenient, friendly and safe area.

From Jiantan MRT Station you may go
5minutes to:
Bus stop of Yangmingshan National Park/National Palace Museum/Keelung/Taichung (Jiantan Station), Taipei Children's Amusement Park (Jiantan Station), Chiang Kai-Shek Residence (Shilin Station), SOGO department store with DIN TAI FUNG inside, Carrefour (Zhishan Station), Taipei fine Arts Museum (Yuanshan Station), Taipei Confucius Temple (Yuanshan Station).

10minutes to:
Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department store (Zhongshan and Taipei Main Station), Taipei Railway station (Taipei Main Station), Taiwan High Speed Railway station (Taipei Main Station), Taipei Bus Station (Taipei Main Station).

15minutes to:
Beitou Hot Spring Resorts (Xinbeitou Station), Ximending shopping district (Ximen Station), Office of the President R.O.C. (Xiaonanmen Station), Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station), Guanghua Electric Mall (Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station).

20minutes to:
Danshui River district (Danshui Station), Longshan Temple (Longshan Temple Station), OMNI Nightclub (Zhongxiao Dunhua Station), EleKtro Nightclub (Taipei 101 Station), Taipei 101 (Taipei 101 Station), Taipei World Trade Center (Taipei 101 Station), Taipei Arena Ice Land (Nanjing E. Rd. Station), SongShan Airport (SongShan Airport Station).

30minutes to:
Taipei Zoo (Taipei Zoo Station)

Visiting Taipei City by bus: bus stop at MRT Jiantan station with bus number 61. 203. 216. 218. 220. 224. 250. 260. 266. 269. 277. 279. 280. 285. 287. 290. 304. 310. 508. 606. 633. 634. 616. 102. 109.

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Important notice:
*Please note you must have an Valid International Passport to Check-in
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.
Check-out by 11:00 a.m.
Check-in by appointment should be scheduled between 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

*The 100% of total amount will be requested as down payment only if staying during English New Year, and cancellation in 14 days will be full charged.

*Please email us if you do not receive personal confirmation email with details and map after the one from booking system upon your booking completed in two days. With the email you will easy to find us. Please don't google the name of hostel on map because it could lead you to the others branch.

*Our ensuite rooms are all independent unit in the building, no common area, no front desk or on-site staff however our friendly staff is always around to help. Please consider the condition before your booking.
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Hostel Highlights:
*Elevator
*No Lockout or Curfew
*Maps & Travel Advice
*Chinese Study Info
*Work & Stay
*Free Wifi available
*Free Pillows, Linens
*Free hair-dryer
*Free tooth brush & paste
*Face towel & Bath towel
*Air conditioning
*Equipped furniture
*Electric kettle
*Refrigerator
*Long-term Stay Discount!
*Free cable TFT LCD TV (100 channels)
*Airport transfers can be arranged. (chargeable)
*Free Shampoo, Shower gel, Slipper
*Luggage Storage (chargeable / depends room condition)
*Tour service (chargeable / notify us via email in advance)
*Convenience store (24hours open) down stair.

*An extra single mattress can be requested at NTD300 per night per person, please advise in advance. (except basic 4 or 6 bed ensuite room type)

*FREE airport pick up service can be arranged for staying a minimum of 2 weeks. You have alternative of long-term stay discount.

*We do not have laundry service but there are several 24hours coin laundry nearby.

From the voice of our guests, we put an extra effort to establish the better facility here in the Play Taipei Backpackers! Enjoy staying with us!

House rules:
1.Smoking only outdoor.
2.No pets are allowed.
3.Please keep the room clean.
4.Any lost or damaged of key card will be fined NTD300.
5.All our facilities are on shared basis and not allowed to take away.
6.Our Environment Concern - Turn off the light and air-conditioner when you leave the room.

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Play Taipei Backpackers purposely opened to welcome travelers who prefer the simplicity of homelike, cozy living in a serene atmosphere. Here, our guests will be truly exposed to Taiwanese ways of life.

If you come once, you'll be hooked.
Welcome to Play Taipei Backpackers!

(Monthly Rental 30 days plus or Yearly Rental) (月租或年租)

*Please note you must have an Valid International Passport to Check-in
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.
Check-out by noon
Check-in by appointment should be scheduled between 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Service for travelers who making reservation in advance only.

*Please email us if you do not receive personal confirmation email with details and map after the one from booking system upon your booking completed in two days. With the email you will easy to find us.

*Our ensuite rooms are all independent unit in the building, no common area, no front desk however our friendly staff is always around to help. Please consider the condition before your booking.

*We reserve the right if you against the minimum nights requested, check in time after 10pm, against above rules, your booking will be cancelled and the cancellation charge will arise. The booking service fee and deposit are Non-Refundable and Non-Replaceable.

*No show or cancellation made in 7 days before arrival date, not including the check in day, will be full charged on whole booking. Any cancellation made once arrival as No show.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Cable TV
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes included
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 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.

*Please note you must have an Valid International Passport to Check-in
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.
Check-out by 11:00 a.m.
Check-in by appointment should be scheduled between 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

*The 50% of total amount will be requested as down payment only if staying during English New Year, and cancellation in 7 days will be full charged.

*Please email us if you do not receive personal confirmation email with details and map after the one from booking system upon your booking completed in two days. With the email you will easy to find us. Please don't google the name of hostel on map because it could lead you to the others branch.

*Our ensuite rooms are all independent unit in the building, no common area, no front desk or on-site staff however our friendly staff is always around to help. Please consider the condition before your booking.

*We reserve the right if you against the minimum nights requested, against above rules, your booking will be cancelled and the cancellation charge will arise. The booking service fee and deposit are Non-Refundable and Non-Replaceable.

Directions
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How to find us:

Only 5 minutes walks from the nearest MRT Jiantan station (Red line - Terminal Stations: Danshui-Xindian, Service Hours: 06:00~24:00).

(Please email us if you do not receive personal confirmation email with details and map after the one from booking system upon your booking completed in two days. With the email you will easy to find us. Please don't google the name of hostel on map because it could lead you to the others branch.)

By airplane
1. Arrived at Taoyuan International Airport (C.K.S. Airport) / Take bus to Taipei railway station, they run every 15-20 minutes and take about 40-50 minutes to get to Taipei. Please refer to the details as following.

*Where to buy bus tickets:
Ticket counters are located in the Arrival Passenger Reception Areas of both Terminals.
*Terminal I bus pickup point: Bus pickup zone at B1 Arrivals.
*Terminal II bus pickup point: Bus pickup zone at the northeast arcade of the 1st floor Arrivals lobby.


* Kuokuang Bus (to Taipei railway station)
Fare (NTD): Adult NT$125, Child NT$65
Stop: Kulun St. nearby MRT Yuanshan station
(one stop to Jiantan) ; Taipei railway station
Intervals: 15-20 minutes
Service Hours: Airport: 05:40-01:30
Journey Time: 55minutes

* Toward You Air Bus (west line/to Taipei City)
Fare(NTD): Adult NT$90, Child NT$45
Stop: Sheraton Taipei Hotel ; Taipei railway station
Service Hours: Airport: 05:50-00:50
Journey Time: 70~90minutes

* Evergreen Bus (to Taipei city)
Fare(NTD): Adult NT$140, Child NT$70
Stop: Jiuquan St. nearby MRT Yuanshan
(one stop to Jiantan) ; MRT Minquan W. Rd ;
MRT Shuanglian
Service Hours: Airport: 06:00-00:30
Journey Time: 60minutes

2. Get off the bus at listing stop above.
3. Take MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) to Jiantan station. (Fare: NTD20 / one-way, per person, 1 to 5 stops takes 5 to 20minutes around)

By car
1. If you arrive from Taipei railway station you go down straight along Zhongshan N. Rd. toward North until you see Jiantan station on your left hand side.
2. If you arrive from highway No.1, please go down Chongqing S. Rd. Interchange / Off-Ramp / go along the road and through Bailing Bridge then take a right into Chengde Rd. / go down Chengde Rd. around 500meters until you see Jiantan Rd. Meanwhile Jiantan station now is on your left hand side.

By train
Arrived at the Taipei Railway Station / Take MRT to Jiantan station

Located Near

The Play Taipei Backpackers is within 5 minutes walking distance from MRT Jiantan station and 1 minute from Shilin Night Market the biggest one in Taiwan.

We neighbor the famous Chiang Kai-shek Residence and Yangmingshan National Park, National Palace Museum, Taipei fine Arts Museum, Taipei Astronomical Museum, National Taiwan Science Education Center, Ming Chuan University (Mandarin Studies & Culture Center), Taipei Childrens Recreation Center.

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