5 Places To Stay When In Taipei
Taipei, the bustling capital of Taiwan, is known for its night markets, street food, shopping, and cultural attractions. Are you visiting the city for the first time and wondering where to stay? Don't worry, we've got you covered, no matter what your preference!
For the Luxury Traveler: Taipei Marriott Hotel
Do you follow a “5 stars or nothing” mantra when you’re travelling? Or are you after an unforgettable stay to celebrate a special occasion? Look no further than the Taipei Marriott Hotel for a luxurious stay in Taipei. As the city’s largest “integrated destination complex”, you’ll find all your needs attended to under one roof.
The urban retreat hotel will impress even the pickiest of hotel guests with its panoramic city views, spacious living quarters, and rooftop pool. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s the option of four mouthwatering restaurants. The bar is also worth checking out for expertly mixed cocktails.
For the Mid-range Budget Traveler: Aloft Taipei Zhongshan
Aloft Taipei Zhongshan offers a comfortable middle ground for travelers who want to stay in a high quality hotel, but don’t want to break the bank. The hotel was only opened less than two years ago, so you can expect to enjoy brand new, state of the art facilities during your stay. Think of it like a down scaled version of the W, without the hefty price tag.
In addition to the comfortable rooms and responsive staff, you’ll be able to easily visit key attractions like the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the gourmet seafood market, Aquatic Addiction Development. It’s also just 4 kilometers away from Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA).
For the Budget Traveler: Sleepy Dragon Hostel
Narrowing down which hostel to stay in Taipei can be a laborious process, especially when they all claim to offer the best comfort, price, cleanliness, location, and of course, entertainment value. One hostel which confidently ticks all those boxes is Sleepy Dragon Hostel.
Consistently rated as one of Taipei’s most popular hostels, this “home away from home” is adored for its hip atmosphere, generously spaced sleeping quarters, attentive staff, and fun activities organized by staff. There’s even a free breakfast to wake up to, that is, if you’re not stuffed from feasting on everything in sight at the nearby Raohe night market.
TIP: Want more hostel recommendations? Check out our guide, Taipei Hostels Perfect for Every Type of Traveler!
For the Design Conscious Traveler: Play Design Hotel
If you’re after a hip hotel worthy enough to be featured on your meticulously curated IG, this is it. Read the reviews on Play Design Hotel, and you’ll be bombarded with no shortage of praise about the stunning, design-optimized surrounds.
The boutique hotel only has five rooms, all of which are furnished with the works of Taiwanese designers. From the gorgeous lighting and decorations, to the stunning furniture, each element aims to enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of your stay. It all makes for a truly unique experience for the design-conscious traveler.
For the BnB Loving Traveler: NiHao Café Hotel
BnB-style stays in Taipei’s city center are far and few, so it’s fortunate that NiHao Café Hotel does such an outstanding job in the niche. Ideally located in the heart of the city just 3 minutes walk from Daan MRT Station, you’ll be able to easily get your fix of Taipei’s must-see spots.
At Nihao, you’ll find homely and gorgeously decorated rooms, with strong WiFi throughout the building. But you’re waiting to find out about the food, right? According to our sources, the breakfast and coffee are on point. Mouth watering pancakes, paninis, tarts, and cakes are just some of the treats on the cafe menu.