Whether you're looking for something quirky, social or just well designed, we know exactly where you need to stay.

Best for Solo Travelers: Meander Taipei Hostel

If we had a dollar for every time someone raved about Meander, we could stay all year long at this achingly hip hostel - every one of its reviews glows with high praise.

The effortlessly social atmosphere here is a big draw: the active common area and free local area tours will help you settle right in. We hear if you’re lucky, they’ll even crack open complimentary alcohol to get the party started. The staff are incredibly helpful and go above and beyond to make your stay memorable, and if you can pull yourself away from the fun inside, buzzing, youthful Ximending is right outside the door. We’re sold!

Best for the Young at Heart: Space Inn

Take a peek into the future as you navigate your way through the space-age quarters of this striking hostel. The Space Inn does not cut any corners when it comes to their theme, from the “astronauts” at the 24 hour reception to the comfy pod chairs and holographic room numbers.

Grab yourself a cup of free freshly brewed coffee and moon walk over to your sleeping quarters to pods equipped with feather pillows, a reading light, and sensor-enabled personal lockers. It’s no doubt that Space Inn is one of the most important discoveries of recent times—at least on Planet Earth.

Best for the Design Savvy: Mr Lobster's Secret Den

We wouldn’t blame you if you booked Mr Lobster's Secret Den just for its quirky name, but that would be selling this hostel short. It's minimalist chic with a touch of Manhattan cool. Travelers of all types are accommodated with eight-bed female and male dorms and triple, family, or private double rooms.

Despite the budget price, amenities are provided for those traveling lightly: towels, slippers, sofas and even bathroom TVs can be found in selected rooms. And of course, its location is key: Mr Lobster's is a quick walk from Taipei Main Station and less than 15 minutes away from the airport.

Best for Those Wanting It All: Eight Elephants

If you ever find yourself aimlessly searching for accommodation that is simultaneously fun, well maintained and affordable, may we introduce you to Eight Elephants.

Why do we love this cozy homestay-style hostel? Perhaps it’s the staff, who somehow find time to assist guests and clean meticulously, while still organizing dinners and complimentary music classes. Or maybe it's that you’ll always find someone to chill with on the comfy couches or sweet touches like hand-written directions to Taipei’s top attractions.

Whatever the reason, you’re sure to miss this little home away from home when you check out.