Must-see hotels in Taipei

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    Flip Flop Hostel Garden

    The use of an open central courtyard, balconies on every floor, architectural tricks, lots of white and huge windows gives Flip Flop an inconceivably…

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    Play Design Hotel

    This hotel is a shrine to design. Each one of its six enormous bedrooms is meticulously put together. There's a Japanese room, a Taiwanese room, one…

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    Grand Hotel

    This landmark Taipei hotel is a pleasant if kitsch place to stay, with excellent English service, a range of top-notch restaurants, and dreamy views over…

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    Hotel Papa Whale

    It's easy to spot this place by the giant blue whale on its facade. Crammed with retro chic, from 1930s radio sets to a 1950s coke machine, this hotel is…

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    UINN Travel

    This traveller-focused hostel located in an old part of Taipei has colour-coded dorm rooms – pink for women, blue for men, purple for mixed – all with…

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    Sleepy Dragon Hostel

    Husband-and-wife team Shelley and Satoru lovingly crafted this place of four roomy 12-bed dorms (three mixed, one female only) almost by hand. Bunk beds…

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    W Hotel

    The W gets Taipei. It gets the naive, fun, technology-intoxicated vibe of this city that's also surrounded by lush nature. So expect lots of wood, stone…

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    Chill Roof

    Chill Roof is a quirky little boutique hotel whose 10 rooms feel more like someone's real bedroom, with patterned rugs, bright paints, beanbags, wigwams,…

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    This lovely village house in Treasure Hill has massive picture windows and great views of the river. There are a variety of rooms with shared bathrooms –…

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    Eslite Hotel

    Run by the very successful book chain of the same name, Eslite Hotel has 104 hush, plush rooms in white and olive green. Rooms are very spacious and those…

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    three little birds

    This fabulous LGBT-run hostel has singles, doubles and dorm rooms. The owners, one gay guy and a lesbian couple (the three little birds) are superfriendly…

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    Tango Taipei Jiantan

    This is the more luxurious brother of the Tango Inn next door. The swimming pool shimmers through the far glass wall as you enter the cathedral-like lobby…

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    Solo Singer

    During the early decades of the post-WWII boom, dozens of small family-run inns dotted Beitou's winding alleys. Solo Singer, the love project of a group…

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    Meander 1948

    This former dorm for paper-factory workers has been converted into an elegant budget hotel with 111 beds divided into dorms and rooms. Although there's no…

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    Tango Inn

    This black-painted building just outside Exit 2 of Jiantan MRT has 50 rooms that are sleek little numbers in plum purple and slate grey. They have some of…

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    Meander Taipei

    Reworked from an old hotel, this hostel ticks all the boxes when it comes to services and facilities for independent travellers – massive lounge space,…

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    OrigInn Space

    Unlike other heritage hotels, this restored home close to Dihua St keeps the smallest heritage details in its four huge rooms. Beautifully furnished and…

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    Rido Hotel

    The Rido is a kooky little boutique hotel with very classy rooms that are elegantly furnished in modern, old-Shanghai or European styles. Rooms are…

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    Humble House Taipei

    This newish luxury residence is anything but humble; rather it's hush and hip in beige and purple. Impeccable service, plush rooms, a tad smaller than you…

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    Dandy Hotel

    The fresh and colourful Dandy offers funkily decorated and spacious rooms – if you're lucky you'll get the one with bowler-hat lampshades – and thick pile…