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Getting There

By Plane

Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) offfers flights to/from Kaohsiung.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Cozy Planet Hostel8F.-2, No.331, Jhonghua 4th Rd. Qianjin Dist., Kaohsiung CityHostel91
Kaohsiung Toong Mao Evergreen HotelNo.219, Heping 1st Rd. Xinxing Dist.Hotel-
La Pension de la Fougère2F-2,No.26, Rueiyuan Rd Cianjin DistrictGuesthouse-
Moon Lake HotelNo.338, Bo-ai 1st Rd Sanmin DistrictHotel-
Sanduo Business HotelNo.107 Sanduo 3rd Rd.Hotel-
Love River Boutique HotelNo.67,Xinxing St. Yancheng Dist.HOTEL-
Chez KikiNo. 24, WuFu 1st St. Sinsing DistrictHostel-
Hostel Hamasen58-2 Gubo Street, GuShanHOSTEL-
99 HouseNo.13, Lane 199, GongYuan 2nd Rd.HOSTEL-
Backpacker 41No.41, Lane 261, Siwei 3rd Rd. Kaohsiung CityHOSTEL91
Old Taiwan (Liouhe) HostelNo.8, Ln. 6, Zili 1st Rd. Xinxing Dist.HOSTEL91
Harbor 60No.60, Gupo St. Gushan Dist.HOSTEL-
BravoRelax HostelNo.40, Singhua Road, Sinsing DistrictHOSTEL89
Walking Story2F., No.107, Liuhe 2nd Rd., Qianjin Dist., KaohsiuHOSTEL-
Angels BackpackNo.159-2, Liouhe 1st Rd., Xinxing Dist., KaohsiungHOSTEL-
Single InnB1F., No.267, Linsen 1st Rd., Xinxing Dist., KaohsHOTEL87
Old Taiwan (Sizihwan) HostelNo.10-1, Gupo St. Gushan Dist., Kaohsiung, TaiwanHOSTEL-
Bike Kaohsiung HostelNo.128, Lixin Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung City 8HOSTEL-
Luyo HostelNo.111 Jyu Guang St. Yancheng DistrictHOSTEL-
Anchoredoff HostelNo.268, Changming Street Sanmin DistHOSTEL-
Little Summer Hostel26F-3, No.19, Ln. 62, Xinguang Rd. Lingya Dist.HOSTEL-
HosRental Hostel3F, No. 98-2, Bohai Street Xinxing DistrictHOSTEL88
Harbour Views 39No.39, Lane 140 Xinguang RdHOSTEL-
Bucci HostelNo.11-1, Jintian Rd Sinsing DistrictHOSTEL-
Lukot INNNo.21, Lane 56, Lin-hai 2nd. Rd.HOSTEL-
Pon Pon Woo3F, 64 Jhonghua 4th Road Linyea DistrictGUESTHOUSE-
Tammy's HostelNo.102, Xiuwen RoadHOSTEL-
BWslippaNo. 3, Chang'an Road Gushan DistrictGUESTHOUSE-
BackHome HostelNo.134, Zhongzhen St., Zuoying DistHOSTEL-
A-wu KaohsiungNo.148 Ruifeng Street Gushan DistrictHOSTEL-
Wen Pin HotelNo. 22 Dayong Road, Yan Cheng DistrictHOTEL-
Kaohsiung Backpackers HostelNo.40, Jianguo 3rd Rd., Sanmin District, KaohsiungHOSTEL90

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes are plentiful, although you may have to wander around before finding one. Rather, Internet cafes in Taiwan should be called gaming cafes. These are often found on the first or second floor of a building, and equipped with very comfortable chairs and large screens. Each hour of Internet access/game play is cheap, coming in at around $20. For free internet access in big cities, try out the local libraries. In addition, a wireless internet accessing net covering all of Taipei City is available and Kaohsiung City is currently under construction. There is also a common wifi network available at every McDonald's.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international calling code for Taiwan is 886. The emergency numbers include 110 (police) 119 (medical, fire) and the standard GSM emergency number 112 is supported in mobile networks. Numbers starting with 0800 are commercial toll-free numbers. Mobile phone coverage is generally excellent in Taiwan, with the exception of some remote mountainous areas. Among the major providers are Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone and Vibo. Taiwan has both GSM 900/1800 and 3G (UMTS/W-CDMA 2100) networks and roaming might be possible for users of such mobile phones, subject to agreements between operators. If you bring your own cellphone, buy a local SIM-card for the lowest prices and be sure your phone is unlocked.

Post

Chungwa Post is the national postal service of Taiwan. It offers fast and reliable postal services, both domestic and internationally. Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to 5:00pm during weekdays, though some keep longer hours or are open on Saturday (morning). Prices for sending postcards or letters (up to 20 grams) start at NT$5 within the country, while postcards by airmail to other countries start at around NT$10-12 per item, and letters are slightly more expensive. There is a wide range in prices regarding international parcel sending, and other companies like DHL, TNT, FedEx and UPS offer similar services.

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