FORMOSA101 hostel

Formosa101 Hostel is located in the heart of Taipei City center.
10 minutes by walk to TAIPEI 101 and World Trade Center building, right next to famous local night market (Tonghua night market). Also if you want to explore the nature of Taipei, we just near by the Xian Shan hiking trail,7 minutes by walk to Taipei101/World Trade Center MRT (Red Line) and Liuzhangli MRT (Brown Line). We are in a 24h secure building, a brand new, well-decorated Hostel.

We locate in Taiwan Taipei which is a down town area, we are not a huge hostel which you can feel the warm and friendly between staffs, and also we have a lot of fun guests, you can meet lots of friends here, , we only have 6 staffs, all of us are nice and fun. Sometimes we have the staff party. You can also find the most local food here, and visit most popular university - Taiwan University and go to the zoo which is just 30 minute from here. Clubs and bars are only 15 min. walking from our hostel.


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My volunteering at this hotel's Taipei branch started off well,but things got worse after a few weeks.Despite the kindness of some staff members,the language barrier created communication problems.The real problem was with my roommate who gave me silent treatment for most of my stay,even after the earthquake.Feeling isolated was difficult,but the kindness of a staff member kept me going. Hosts should check in with volunteers more often to make sure they feel comfortable and valued,which could prevent situations like mine.Despite this bad experience, I still had some Warm moments that I cherish

about 1 month ago



Formosa101 hostel has good staff who are very kind and pleasant to work with. However, it’s important to note that the hostel only hosts one volunteer at a time, which limits opportunities for getting to know other travellers.

about 2 months ago



My experience was great. Everyone was so nice and the work was really easy and done fast. They had a great kitchen, where I loved making my own food. I felt welcomed and comfortable the whole time. Thank you so much!

2 months ago



The host has some locations. The place I was placed was a hotel-like accommodation with only private rooms, and most of the guests were families or groups. There were very few opportunities to interact with travelers from all over the world. The host's information it's written breakfast is provided, but it was never served there. The photo posted on the host's page is also actually not there. I wish I had known this incorrect information before applying. The person mentioned in the review doesn't actually exist there. It seems like it's in a different location what was written in the review.

3 months ago



The hostel is very nice and has a very good location. The tasks are relatively easy and they help you and do not leave you alone. Karen especially has a very nice way with people. I'll miss Taiwan

5 months ago

FORMOSA101 replied

Mucho gusto Cecilia :D Keep exploring the world!!! xoxo

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