Star Box Hostel

in Zhongshan & Datong

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8.1 out of 10

A slick new place offering hostel-style facilities for half the price. No shoes allowed beyond the security sliding doors to the rooms and lounge area. Heavy on wood panelling and white linen, the six- and eight-bed dorms are pretty good value for money. Star has a nice breakfast area, a Japanese deck and a cute little cocktail bar that opens at 7pm.

Star isn't generous on freebies; padlocks for the lockers, towels and luggage storage are all paid extras. Breakfast is included but some people find it's not particularly filling. Reception advises booking at least a month in advance.

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Situated in Datong District, 10 minutes’ walk from Taipei Main Station and MRT Zhongshan Station, Starbox Hostel offers warm accommodation with breakfast in Taipei. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The famous night market with local specialities, Ningxia Night market, is only 400 metres away. Star Box Hostel is 1 km from the traditional Yongle Market, 1.5 km from Dihua Street and 1.6 km from Q Square. The nearest airport is Taipei Songshan Airport, 4 km away. For guests who would like to relax and spend their leisure time to enjoy sunset, Dadaocheng Pier is a 1 km away from the property. Local bicycle rental service, YouBike, can be found around the property, while guests can also take a direct bus to visit National Palace Museum. The property has dormitory rooms for male or female, mixed dormitory rooms and private guest rooms. Every room is air-conditioned. Each bed in dormitory rooms is fitted with private curtain, hangers, personal locker and socket. The shared bathroom comes with shower facilities, hairdryers and coin-operated washing machines. Private bathroom is set in certain room types. For guests’ convenience, chargeable airport shuttle, toiletries with extra fee, transportation arrangement and delivery service are available based on request. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Other facilities include a tour desk, meeting space, lounge bar, TV area, sitting room, billiards and dart machine. Daily western and Chinese cuisines are served at Starbox Hostel Restaurant daily. Guests are very welcome to bring their own cups or bottles to enjoy free coffee or refill water during their stay.

Important information

The hostel offers shuttle service from the airport to the property at an additional charge. Towels and toothbrushes are available at an additional charge. Hive House Restaurant offers water and coffee for free (cups not provided).
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Features of Star Box Hostel

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Daily maid service


  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Darts
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Entertainment staff
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Mini-market on site
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available