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Formosa Backpackers Hostel

It's cozy and hospitality backpackers accommodation..
They are very flexible and helpful..
I booked 2 night, however, my friend wanna take me out for one of my booking date..
They just accepted my exchange request without any question and trouble.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk


  • Card Phones


  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities


  • Washing Machine


  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About Formosa Backpackers Hostel

Our trendy backpackers hostel has a new bar that has just open. The bar is located within the hostel, we have a Big Indoor and Outdoor common area where all the travelers, surfers and artist's meeting place ! We run our hostel by many different international nationalities, Swedish, British,Canadian,South Korea, Americans, Dutch and also the local Taiwanese.

Our backpackers Star Bar also host many Live music, Art show,and movie night.The location is right on the Main road in the City Centre, which is only 15 min walk from Hualien Train station (FRONT Station Exit, Where the Hualien City Downtown is), and only 5 min walk to the bar and restaurants area where the action and sport takes place!!

Artistic and laid back atmosphere is surrounding our backpacker, you can feel very relax here, our hostel is recommended by new Taiwan Lonely planet and Taiwan Rough Guide book.

Even though, we are still the Cheapest hostel in town With Best Quality and Service!!

Our hostel is not just a place to stay, We have English Library with over 700 books that were donated by the expats in Taiwan, they gave us books to share with the other travelers and locals.

If you like Art, writing, Painting, play djembe, music we have big living room that you can use to to play music or paint or just simply enjoy and relax.

Star bar is hit place where all the travelers meet and also you can meeting new Taiwanese friends. We also often host Art Exhibitions and art show opening party from local and international artist.

Star bar happy hour is All day long Only for our backpackers guests. All the cocktails and beer are available at our star bar.

We Welcome all the Travelers, Hippies, Backpackers, and Surfers from all over the world! Welcome to our Paradise Hostel!

Formosa Backpackers Hostel is your home away from home in Taiwan!!

Hualien is a most beautiful city in Taiwan, located just right next to the Pacific Ocean and south of Taroko National Park. This treasured natural reserve is famous for its marble gorge and many of the footpaths in Hualien were once paved with marble.

Aboriginal culture an integral part of the island's heritage and you will also have the opportunity to meet people from the Ami, Atayal and Taroko tribes!!

If you like outdoors, Hualien is the place for you, and your friends or family.

Hualien county is Taiwan's capital for outdoor activities!!

Hualien has many Biking and Hiking Trails. The ocean here has great waves for Surfing. You can ask surfing information from the hostel, lots of great surf spots on the east coast !! and you will also find many waterfalls suitable for cliff diving and lagoons for swimming in. River kayaking,rafting are also famous!

info for Travel Advice!

Info for Teaching English work in Hualien!

Info for Study Chinese at Tzu Chi University!!

Activities to do:

We Can arrange Day Tour for Taroko National Park!!!

(its Amazing Marble Gorge, Must see in Taiwan)

Whale watch tour! (now is high season)

City explore Day Tour!!!

River Rafting Fun Day Trip

Gorge River Trekking Day Trip

ALL The Tour Pick Up From Hostel

Please Reserve the room from the Website or from Phone Call,Thank you.

Close to the nature environment, explore and enjoy the trip in Hualien ! so much more you can do in Hualien, not just sight-see.

you can check our backpackers photos and info from facebook: Formosa Backpackers Hostel

English Library (Over 700 books!), 400 DVD to Watch!!

No Lock out or Curfew!!

Close to Down town,Bars,Club,and Restaurants area where all the fun and actions going on!!

Free Body Soap

Free Wireless

Free Pillowcase and bed linens

Free Hot Shower any times

Free City Map

Free Car Parking

Jichi Beach (50 min drive form Hualien city, beautiful tropical sandy beach on the Pacific Coast, the waves is perfect for the beginners!! fun waves!)


You can reach our accommodation by car, on foot or by train.

We are in the Heart of the City Centre!

Our Hostel is Great Location to be in Hualien!

Only 2 minutes walk to Downtown City Center!

Only 5 min walk to Lin- Sen Road Bars,Club and Restaurants Area!

Only 15 minutes walk from Hualien train station!

and you will reach the downtown centre area, where our backpackers located, and close all the bar and restaurants area,where the fun and actions are!

After walking directly out of the' Front Exit' of the train station -> keep walking straight and turn RIGHT on 'GUO-LIEN 1st RD.' --> Walk a short distance and turn LEFT on 'JUNG SHAN RD.' -->. After the Mc Donald's and turn RIGHT on 'JIAN JUNG St.' and turn LEFT onto 'JIAN GUO Rd.' Hooray you made it to the paradise hoste! hostel will be on the LEFT hand side across from a school, street address is : '206 JIAN GUO Rd

Important Information


+886 0913 810 828
+886 038 352 515
Facebook Group: Formosa Backpackers Hostel
has our hostel photos and traveling info

PS: Our hostel reception is Not open 24 hours,we DO NOT check in guests after 10 pm !!

Our hostel reception check in time is from 12 am to 10 pm,we Do Not check in Any guest after 10 pm!!



206 Jian Guo Road Hualien City

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It's cozy and hospitality backpackers accommodation..
They are very flexible and helpful..
I booked 2 night, however, my friend wanna take me out for one of my booking date..
They just accepted my exchange request without any question and trouble..

Besides the atmosphere are relaxing and warm.. wi-fi are free.. I had great time to doing nothing but reading and using my laptop whole after there..

Overall, I enjoyed staying here..


This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed in the double private which was located in the basement of the bar. It was very large and spacious but really dusty and had the usual basement smell. I also spotted a probably used dom in the corner of the room... The bed itself seemed ok, clean sheets and all, but the person who does the cleaning needs to do a more thorough job. I didn't visit the dorms but the downstairs bathroom was nice and clean. I liked the library but didn't stay here long enough to read anything. This may just be a one time occurrence, but I'd book a dorm next time if I decided to stay here at all.


This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Nice place to stay if you are heading to Hualien. Theres a bar in the hostel so its nice if you are looking for a evening drink. Friendly staff and occupants are a plus point. A 10 minutes walk to the train station that might take a bit of navigating the first time round, but becomes generally easy to find after 2 trips. Nice porch outside for late night drinks and chatting. Cute dog that watches the door. Generally nice and cosy place to stay when visiting Hualien.


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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 84% for this property is based on ratings provided by 38 guests.

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