Great hostel and lovely staff. I stayed here in September on a 2 day trip when visiting Taroko Gorge and it was wonderful. The staff are helpful, friendly and gave me some much needed advice on how to make the most out of seeing the national park. I was lucky enough that when I stayed I was the only other person staying there so managed to get an entire room to myself. Would definitely return and recommend to others looking for somewhere affordable and comfortable to stay.
I arrived here after a long day of travel and straight away felt at home. Lavigne welcomed me and checked me. I had stayed in a few other hostels in Taiwan but had previously found it difficult to connect with staff and other guests but this hostel was so welcoming. They have a lovely common area and nice bedrooms upstairs. The events every night are great including a great night tour market and we got to learn mahjong and chinese calligraphy. The other staff were awesome and very kind and we became great friends. All the staff were great and want to mention Lavigne, Kay, Lily, Kuan and even their neighbour Nathan for such a great time staying with them. I will definitely return again.
We were greeted by Lavigne who manages the place. She speaks good English and have a cheerful personality. yes, we felt welcome in this cozy crib. The crowd are freindly and clean as well(no smelly backpackers). The room is clean and spacious. Bathroom is also clean. Every floor have its own bathroom.
Breakfast is decent. There is also a nice bakery nearby. The location is superb...its between the train station and city center where you can get a variety of food. This place is hidden in inner street so there's no noise pollution. Its walking distance to the railway station (8 to 10 minutes), and about 5 minutes walk to Family Mart and 7 Eleven. Lets hop FH Hostel maintain its standard.
The price is really inexpensive (around 10-15 euros depending on room), there are breakfast, towels, toiletries provided, some social things are arranged every night. The mattraces of beds are fantastic, so comfortable! The interior is very cozy and home-like.
When I came to Hualien, I didn't have many plans, didn't even know what to see around. This hostel made my trip!! I've met so many amazing and inspiring people! The host is an energetic, possitive and very communicative person. She helped me out for arranging river tracing trek on the last minute (I am strongly recommending the guide, such an awesome person!).
I believe it's a no.1 place to stay in Hualien!
It was my sixth month away from home and stepping into FH Hostel makes me feel like home. I love how the entire level one is laid out like a living room, cosy and yet tidy at the same time. Cleanliness is an important factor for me, hence I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of cleanliness which this hostel upholds - considering the price which I have paid for! I especially appreciate how the hostel provides actual beds, instead of mattresses, this allows a good rest after a long day. Will definitely come back here again!