Top Accommodation Picks: Best Hotels & Hostels in Each Area

Taipei is a bustling city with a rich cultural heritage, delicious street food, and friendly locals. As one of the top travel destinations in Asia, Taipei offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget and taste. Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel, a budget-friendly hostel, or something in between, this guide will help you find the perfect place to stay in Taipei.

Price Guide & Hotel Types

Booking ahead is strongly advised, especially during holiday periods such as New Year or Chinese New Year. Hotel prices will inflate dramatically for New Year, where you can expect their rates to increase by up to five times their standard rate.

Even if you’re staying for a weekend outside of holidays, you can expect to pay over double the standard rate as the weekend approaches. Booking a few weeks in advance however, you will generally only pay around 20% extra.

If you don’t mind the lack of natural light in your room, some mid-range and cheap properties have windowless rooms available, usually around 10 – 15% cheaper than standard rooms. Furthermore, some cheaper hotels also offer rooms with shared bathrooms.

Luxury Hotels (NT$7,000+ per night)

Best Areas: Xinyi / Daan

If you’re looking for a truly indulgent experience, Taipei has no shortage of luxurious hotels to choose from. These hotels offer a range of upscale amenities, including spacious rooms, gourmet restaurants, and world-class spas.

Boutique Hotels (NT$4,000 – NT$7,000)

Best Areas: Daan

Each boutique hotel in Taipei has its own personality and style, with many featuring original artwork, locally sourced furniture, and one-of-a-kind d├ęcor. The staff at boutique hotels in Taipei are known for their hospitality and often go above and beyond to ensure their guests have a memorable stay.

Mid-Range Accommodation (NT$2,500 – NT$4,000)

Best Areas: Zhongshan / Zhongzheng

If you’re looking for something in between luxury and budget-friendly, there are plenty of mid-range options available in Taipei. These hotels offer a comfortable stay at a more affordable price-point than luxury hotels, while still providing a high standard of amenities and service.

Budget Hotels (NT$1,500 – NT$2,500)

Best Areas: Zhongshan / Zhongzheng / Wanhua

For travellers on a budget, Taipei has a number of budget-friendly options that are popular choices for budget-conscious travellers. Some of these hotels have windowless rooms available, or rooms with shared bathrooms for an even cheaper price-point.

Hostels (NT$500 – NT$1,500)

Best Areas: Zhongzheng / Wanhua

Hostels in Taipei typically offer dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms and common areas, but some also have private rooms available with a private or shared bathroom. Many hostels in Taipei also provide additional amenities such as free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and 24-hour reception desks to ensure guests have a pleasant stay.


Xinyi

Xinyi Shopping District

One of the most popular neighbourhoods to stay is Xinyi, located in the heart of the city. This area is known for its upscale shopping malls and the iconic Taipei 101. Xinyi is also home to many high-end restaurants, cafes, and bars, making it a great place to stay for those looking for a more luxurious experience. In addition, Xinyi is well-connected to other parts of the city through its efficient transportation system, making it easy to explore all that Taipei has to offer.

Best Hotels in Xinyi

HotelNightly CostWalk to MRT (line)
Grand Hyatt Hotel [Booking.com]NT$8,0006 mins (Red)
W Taipei [Booking.com]NT$13,0003 mins (Blue)
Humble House [Booking.com]NT$7,5005 mins (Blue)
Home Hotel [Booking.com]NT$5,5005 mins (Red)

The Grand Hyatt Taipei is the largest international 5-star hotel in Taiwan with 850 well-appointed rooms and suites, and is connected via a walkway to Taipei 101. Facilities include an outdoor pool, spa, sauna and a fitness centre.

W Taipei is one of the most expensive and premium hotels in Taiwan. This hip and trendy hotel is popular with younger holiday-makers, and all modern rooms are well-equipped with features such as floor-to-wall windows. Amenities include an outdoor pool, spa, gym and the excellent Woobar crafting some of the best cocktails in Taipei.

Humble House is a Michelin recommended designer hotel with modern rooms and features an outdoor pool with views of Taipei 101, a sixth-floor garden and even an art gallery with 600 original works of art.

For a refined boutique experience, Home Hotel is the best of it’s kind in Xinyi. Having previously featured twice on the Michelin guide in 2018 & 2019, the hotel offers modern rooms with minimalist interiors and has an on-site fitness centre.


Daan

Fuxing Dunhua

The Daan district is a vibrant and bustling area in Taipei, known for its upscale shopping, trendy cafes, and lush green spaces. The district is home to a diverse population, including students, expats, and young professionals.

The East District of Daan has some of the best shops, restaurants and bars found in the city, and its central location and fantastic connectivity means you can easily get around via the MRT system.

Best Hotels in Daan

HotelNightly CostWalk to MRT (line)
Madison Taipei Hotel [Booking.com]NT$6,5005 mins (Red)
Hotel Eclat [Booking.com]NT$8,0006 mins (Red)
Kimpton Daan [Booking.com]NT$8,0002 mins (Blue)
Chez Nous [Booking.com]NT$4,0005 mins (Red)
Star Hostel Taipei East [Booking.com]NT$4,000 room
NT$1,500 bunk
3 mins (Blue)

The Madison Taipei Hotel is a Michelin recognised designer hotel, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and rainfall showers. Rooms are elegant and spacious and I don’t think you’ll find a better-value boutique hotel in Taipei.

Just across the road from the Madison is Hotel Eclat, another Michelin recognised boutique hotel, born and bred in Taiwan. The opulent lobby and dining areas certainly have the wow-factor, while the rooms are decked out with Bang & Olufsen speakers, Nespresso machines and large TVs.

If you want to stay in the heart of Taipei, the Kimpton is one of the best located hotels in the city. Found in the buzzing East District, rooms here are luxurious and large, and the hotel features a rooftop terrace and one of the best modern European restaurants in Taipei – The Tavernist.

Chez Nous is another excellent value hotel, featuring bright rooms that are well-fitted. Rooms do vary dramatically in size, although the small rooms are still larger than most in Taipei.

One of the best hostel brands in Taipei is the Star Hostel. Star Hostel Taipei East has both dorm and private rooms and although they cost around double the average hostel rate, both the rooms and communal areas are excellent and very clean. They have a minimum 2-night stay policy and will often get fully booked over weekends a few weeks in advance.


Wanhua

Ximending

Wanhua District is one of the oldest districts in Taipei. It is known for its historical landmarks and bustling shopping streets, making it a popular tourist destination.

Many of the best hotels in this district are located near the Ximending Shopping District, a large mainly pedestrianised area that is especially popular with the younger generation and the LGBT community. This area has an abundance of hostels and cheap hotels.

HotelNightly CostWalk to MRT (line)
Papa Whale [Booking.com]NT$3,0008 mins (Green/Blue)
Energy Inn [Booking.com]NT$3,0005 mins (Green/Blue)
Meander Taipei Hostel [Booking.com]NT$2,000 room
NT$600 bunk
6 mins (Green/Blue)
Cho Hotel 1&3 [One Three]NT$3,0004 mins (Green/Blue)
Dan Hostel [Booking.com]NT$900 bunk3 mins (Green/Blue)

One of the coolest hotels in Taipei, Papa Whale has an industrial vibe, with large corridors and steampunk art. Rooms are cosy yet comfortable, although many are windowless. Prices here vary wildly, but if you’re willing to book ahead, you can bag a room for as little as $NT1,700 which is an absolute steal.

The Energy Inn has a number of different room types to choose from, including cheaper windowless rooms, rooms with Japanese-style bathtubs and large suite rooms. If you’re travelling as a group, you can stay in an entire dorm-style room with a private bathroom which is great value.

The Meander Taipei Hostel has both dormitory and private rooms with and without windows. Rooms are basic but clean and functional. Located about 5 minutes from the heart of the action in Ximending.

There are two Cho Hotels located directly adjacent to each other but both Cho Hotel 1 and Cho Hotel 3 offer a number of very different rooms types to cater to most people’s needs. With single windowless rooms, deluxe rooms with bathtubs, and quadruple rooms, both hotels are very well rated.

Dan Hostel has only dorm-style rooms including some 2 and 4 person dorms – with some being female only. It is extremely well-located, being very close the popular Ximen Outdoor Drinking Area and just 3 minutes walk to the MRT.


Zhongzheng

National Taiwan Museum

Zhongzheng is a bustling district located in the heart of Taipei. This area is a hub of activity, with numerous government buildings, universities, museums, and cultural sites, including the mighty Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

Although this isn’t the nicest area to stay in Taipei, it’s only a 5-10 minute walk to Ximending, and the hub of the MRT system, Taipei Main Station is also located in this district, so it has fantastic connectivity to all areas of the city.

HotelNightly CostWalk to MRT (line)
Roaders Hotel [Booking.com]NT$3,0004 mins (Blue/Green)
CityInn Hotel [One Two Three]NT$2,5001 min (Blue/Green)
5 mins (Blue/Green/Red)
Youth Hostel & Capsule Hotel [Booking.com]NT$1,600 room
NT$800 bunk
1 mins (Blue/Green)
Star Hostel [Booking.com]NT$2,700 room
NT$900 bunk
5 mins (Blue/Green/Red)

Although it’s not a hostel, Roaders Hotel definitely has a hostel vibe, with a large communal area featuring a projector, darts board, table football and laundry. Rooms vary from cheap windowless (NT$2,000) right up to executive double rooms with baths tubs (NT$4,000). Prices here can vary a lot, especially over weekends.

There are three CityInn Hotels located in Zhongzheng. Two of these are a 5 minutes walk to two MRT stations, while the original branch is right next to Taipei Main Station . CityInn 1, CityInn 2 and CityInn 3 have rooms ranging from simple windowless to executive business rooms. Branch 1 even has some deluxe rooms with balconies (a rarity for mid-priced hotels) which you can snap up for under NT$3,500 if you’re lucky

Youth Hostel & Capsule Hotel has double beds in dorms and double rooms with shared bathrooms, and is only 1 minute from the entrance to the MRT system. The capsule-style rooms offer a level of privacy not found in other dorms. The hostel also has kitchens and a laundry room.

Star Hostel is one of the nicest hostels in Taipei, although consequently it’s also one of the most popular. It has a minimum 2-night stay policy, and has excellent dorm rooms and private rooms for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people. Breakfast is included and there are some lovely communal spaces and a laundry room. Booking well ahead is advised, especially weekends.


Zhongshan

Zhongshan is a vibrant district located in the northern part of Taipei. This area is a commercial and business hub, with numerous high-rise buildings and modern amenities. However, Zhongshan also has a rich cultural and historical heritage, with a mix of traditional and modern attractions.

Being the largest district in central Taipei, I’ve only chosen hotels close to Nanxi, which has many nice shops, cafes and restaurants, plus great connectivity to other areas.

HotelNightly CostWalk to MRT (line)
The Okura Prestige [Booking.com]NT$9,0002 mins (Red/Green)
Regent Taipei [Booking.com]NT$13,5005 mins (Red/Green)
The Tango Hotel Changan [Booking.com]NT$4,0006 mins (Red/Green)
Golden Inn [Booking.com]NT$2,0004 mins (Orange)

The Okura Prestige is a very well-situated Japanese 5-star hotel with a heated pool on the roof and an one of the most popular patisseries in Taipei. All rooms are large and come with bath tubs and sofas.

Another hotel featuring on the Michelin Guide is the Regent Taipei, which has no less than 8 dining options, including a steakhouse, Japanese and Cantonese restaurants, and serves an excellent afternoon tea. The hotel includes a heated roof-top pool and spa.

There are four Tango Hotels located around the city, including The Tango Hotel Changan. With several room types to choose from, including rooms with Jacuzzis, surround-sound systems and full suites, all Tango Hotels are an excellent choice for your stay.

If you’re looking for a no-frills yet very cheap Hotel, the Golden Inn is one of the cheapest hotels in Taipei. Rooms are generally large, and they have some smaller windowless rooms for an even cheaper stay. The hotel includes a small gym and washing facilities.


Songshan

Songshan Cultural Park
Eslite Hotel

Songshan is a charming district located in the north-eastern part of Taipei. This area is well-known for its mix of traditional and modern elements, with historic temples and trendy cafes lining the streets.

The district is not as popular or well-connected as other districts, but as a result you will find some hotel prices more favourable.

HotelAvg Nightly CostWalk to MRT (line)
Mandarin Oriental [Booking.com]NT$14,0005 mins (Green)
Eslite Hotel [Booking.com]NT$8,5007 mins (Blue)
The Tango Hotel Fuhsing [Booking.com]NT$4,0002 mins (Green/Brown)
ArTree Hotel [Booking.com]NT$4,5003 mins (Green)

The Mandarin Oriental is a super luxe art-deco hotel whose huge rooms are the largest in the city. The hotel features a fitness & wellness centre with Yoga classes, an outdoor heated pool and garden area, three excellent restaurants, tea lounge, cocktail bar, and cake shop.

Found in the Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, the Eslite Hotel resides within the same building as the Eslite Spetrum Mall, known for their fine crafts and bookstores. Although there is no pool or spa here, the location more than makes up for this, being one of the most peaceful places to stay in central Taipei. While technically in Songshan, the hotel is actually very close to the Xinyi Shopping District.

The Tango Hotel Fuhsing is a good value hotel that’s only a couple of minutes walk from 2 MRT lines. Featuring many different types of rooms, including some with balconies, washing machines, whirlpool baths and surround sounds systems.

arTree hotel may not be the best located hotel on this list, but it makes up for this by having some of the nicest and largest rooms for this price-bracket. The huge rooms include bathtubs and large shower units, and the tree-themed dining area is one of the most unique in Taipei.


Best Hotels in Other Districts

The Grand Hotel Taipei

If you’re not too fussed about the location, there are a handful of hotels I would recommend staying in.

HotelAvg Nightly CostWalk to MRT (line)
Hotel Indigo Taipei North [Booking.com]NT$7,0005 mins (Brown)
The Grand Hotel [Booking.com]NT$3,50015 mins (Red)
Hotel Cham Cham [Booking.com]NT$2,5005 mins (Blue)
Volando Urai Spring Spa & Resort [Booking.com]NT$20,000

The excellent IHG Hotel Indigo range have branches all over the world now, and have recently opened their first hotel in Taipei – Hotel Indigo Taipei North. Rooms here are unconventional and not for everyone’s taste – bright and colourful but with a high standard of furnishings and super luxe beds. It’s about a 20 minute MRT ride to central Taipei from here.

One of the most majestic buildings in Taipei, The Grand Hotel was once the place where world dignitaries would stay during their trips to Taipei. Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher and Bill Clinton have all stayed here, and for a very reasonable price, you can too. The only downside is it’s location, as you really need to take a taxi to reach the city.

Located on the blue line, about 15 minutes from central Taipei, if you don’t mind staying a little way out, Hotel Cham Cham is an excellent hotel with a price-point that’s about 50% cheaper than an equivalent hotel in the city. Rooms here are large, modern and very clean.

Although technically not in Taipei, the Volando Urai Spring Spa & Resort is just a few miles out, so if you’re looking for a luxurious escape surround by hot springs and a forest, this Michelin recommended resort cannot be bettered. All rooms come with their own hot spring baths and floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities include a public bathhouse with a steam room and sauna, outdoor hot spring pool, hot and cold spring pools, and a hydrotherapy pool.


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