Taipei Triple Tiger Hostel is situated in the fashionable area of Ximen in the bustling metropolis that is Taipei. We stayed there after completing our two week train trip around Taiwan. We only had a few days left in Taipei so we decided to spent it in the heart of the city.
The Ximen area is particularly busy. It is a popular part of town for young people to eat, drink and hang out. There is an abundance of delicious dumplings, bubble tea and plenty of street art tucked away in the side streets.
The hostel itself was initially a little difficult to find. It is only a short walk from Ximen MRT station but the entrance is tucked down a small side street and its signage is fairly subtle. Basically it is a door in a wall. Inside however it is much nicer than the outer appearance would have you think.
The ladies who run the hostel are really nice. Despite our short stay we had a few good conversations about things to do in the area and life in Taipei in general. They are happy to provide information to help their guests make the most of their time in Taiwan.
The famous Red House is approximately five minutes walk from Taipei Triple Tiger Hostel. More importantly it is only around five minutes walk to the Ximen MRT station. From there the rest of the city is at your fingertips. Taipei main station is only one stop from Ximen. It is a perfect location to be able to get out and see the many Taipei tourist attractions.
The room itself was rather cozy. Floor space is certainly at a premium. I would not stay here if you foresee spending a great deal of time in your room. If you are traveling with a baby or toddler for example you might want to find something more spacious. However, being so central, it is extremely easy to eat out every meal and to use the hostel simply as a place to sleep and store your bags while you are out exploring the city. Taipei Triple Tigers makes a great launching pad for exploring Taipei but its not well suited if you plan to hang out in your room.
There is an elevator if you are traveling with a stroller. We would however advise confirming with them whether it is wheelchair accessible if that is important for you.
If you want something spacious, look for other accommodation in Taipei. But if all you need is an affordable place to stay that is in the heart of the action you are not going to do much better. Get the current price