Here are my favorite hotels near Taipei Main Station:
There are many reasons why you’d want to stay at a hostel, guesthouse, or hotel near Taipei Main Station. Here are some of them.
Taipei Main Station is the absolute center for public transportation in the capital as well as to other destinations around Taiwan. There are actually 4 stations in that huge building:
- Taipei Main Station – the main subway / metro station on the MRT system.
- Taipei Train Station – where you can catch trains from the TRA (Taiwan Railway Association).
- Taipei High Speed Rail (HSR) Station – which has high speed trains that travel along the west coast of Taiwan.
- Taipei Bus Station – which has buses that connect to most major destinations around Taiwan.
That’s where budget accommodation can be found.
Like in most Taiwanese cities, hotels near the train station in Taipei are usually much cheaper than in newer parts of town. The main reason for that is usually because the train stations are located in the “old part of town”, and pretty much everything is cheaper there.
And cheap hostels, too!
Taipei Main Station is also where you’ll find the vast majority of cheap hostels and guesthouses. Hostels’ owners know that backpackers usually don’t have their own transportation, so it makes sense to be near the train station.
Lots of attractions!
Hotels near the Taipei Train Station enjoy a vast selection of some of the finest attractions and sights on offer in the capital such as the CKS Memorial Hall, the 2-28 Park, the National Taiwan Museum, and the Ximending Shopping District.