Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon is a home away from home. Whether you are just passing through on your backpacking journey, or planning to stay a while for study or work, EE&DD is a cozy, friendly place for all sorts of travelers. This is not simply a hostel – it is a family which truly enjoy each other‘s company. While staying with us, you will have the opportunity to make many new friends both from Taiwan and around the world. We are a passionate team of travellers, students, hobbyist/professional guitar players, language learners, storytellers and listeners. Come share your story with us; we are more than happy to be your first friend in Taipei.
We are located in Shida Area (Guting MRT Station)
3 min. walk – Guting MRT Station, 24H Supermarket, 7-11, local restaurants
10 min. walk – Shida Night Market, MTC, NTNU, Riverside Park, bars& cafés
1 Metro station to CKS Memorial Hall and Yongkang Night Market
2 Metro stations to NTU, Gongguan night market
3 Metro stations to Taipei Main Station (For Train/HSR), Ximen shopping area
We offer free maps of the local area and of Taipei city. Once you arrive, we will give you a brief introduction to Taipei!
We are big music fans! There is always music playing here, you can even be our DJ. We have a guitar, ukulele and piano. On Thursdays we have movie night and there are other occasional events such as waffle party, dinner, hiking, drinking and dancing. We pour our hearts out to make guests feel welcomed and to make sure they have an unforgettable stay with us!
Check-in time : 10:00 - 22:00 (Your room will be ready by 17:00)
Check-out time : 10:00 - 14:00
*Please read our “Things to Note” below before your reservation.
Thank you for choosing to stay in Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon Hostel!!
At check-in, we accept Taiwan Dollars, Cash Only. (No Credit Cards)
Please prepare extra 500NTD for the key deposit. (Refundable)
Staff hours: 10:00 - 22:00
Check-in time: 10:00 - 22:00
Check-out time: 10:00 - 14:00
From Taoyuan Airport (TPE): About 2 hours to reach the hostel after landing.
From Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA): About 1 hour to reach the hostel.
Early Check-in before 10am:
We suggest you to have breakfast or a cup of coffee first and come to the hostel after 10 am! There are Tommy Boy Café, Wilbeck Café and local breakfast shops near Guting Station.
Late Check-in after 10pm:
Please write us an email at email@example.com
We will arrange our overnight person to help you when you arrive!
All the rooms will be ready everyday before 5 pm.
If your room is not ready when you arrive, you can still check-in first.
Afterwards, you could hangout in our common area or go out exploring.
When you come back, the room will be ready :-)
Please bring the following directions with you.
We are only 3 minutes away from Guting MRT Station (Metro)
We are located in a very small alley, so it might be difficult to find the first time.
If you’re lost, call us anytime, we would love to help you.
(02) 2368-0301 (from Taiwan)
+886-2-2368-0301 (from Overseas)
Thank you again for your reservation and we wish you a good trip in Taipei in advance. n_n
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It's really convenient that near the metro and night market with many restaurant around as well!
Love the hostel so much as it's clean and silent! Special thanks to the helpful staff ' v ' !
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This very small hostel offers tiny rooms and two dorms. You can cook but no place for eating. People were sleeping on the sofa so it wasn t convenient and not so friendly. And it is very noisy. Maybe i was not lucky .... Nice street restaurants around, close to metro and buses. No special services, as i am used to find in similar youth hostels.
It was my first time in a youth hostel, and I have to say, it was a welcoming experience for me. The directions to the hostel were easy to understand; I did get lost, but it was because I didn't pay close attention to the street signs (so for future reference to anyone wishing to stay there, watch the street signs). The people staying were really nice, and I chatted with almost everyone there. Most of the people staying were going to the university nearby to study Chinese, and others were like me, traveling for a brief period of time. The price was very reasonable, the place was clean, though my only problem was that although you can do laundry, there is no dryer (in other words, hanger and a fan serve as the only dryers). The place is not too far from the night market, and there are nearby restaurants (just ask the staff there for a map, or they might give it to you anyway). Station wise, it's only two stops from Taipei Main Station, so it's a very convenient spot. Anyway, I highly recommend this hostel.
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