Take a look at the best value hotels in Taipei.
This sleek and modern mid-range hotel offers stylish, contemporary interiors near the airport in an area well serviced by public transportation. Guest rooms, though a bit small, feature tasteful minimalist decor, plush beds, and a variety of conveniences like flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, electric kettles, and free Wi-Fi. There's not much in terms of on-site features, as the hotel lacks a restaurant, bar, and fitness facilities, but there is a bright and spacious common room that's decked out with plenty of seating, a large flat-screen TV, computers, and a kitchenette with free hot beverage machines, a microwave, and a mini-oven. Free self-service laundry facilities are another perk. As an alternative, the Ambience Hotel offers a free daily breakfast buffet as well as afternoon tea, but it's far from public transportation.
The budget CityInn Hotel is one of a chain of six affordable properties in Taipei. It’s conveniently located for downtown sights and transportation, and there’s a fun, youthful vibe to match the modern, playful lobby decor. Sixty-six simple rooms come with bonus amenities like minibars and free Wi-Fi -- but the cheapest options are tiny and lack windows. Not everyone will like some bathrooms’ glass doors, and couples’ day rentals may put some off (though the place isn’t sleazy). No meals are served, but there’s a 24-hour pantry, Apple Macs to use, and free laundry room. For more features, the similarly priced boutique Dandy Hotel - Tianmu Branch has stylish rooms, free breakfast, and a cafe -- but the location isn't central.
The Ambience Hotel raises the bar on mid-range properties, with its sleek white interiors and designer furniture. The 60 stylish rooms have rainfall showers and come with free minibars. Breakfast and afternoon tea are also included in the small restaurant and bar. On the downside, the location is removed from popular attractions, and it's a long walk to public transportation. But there are a number of dining options nearby. By comparison, the Caesar Park Taipei provides a more well-connected location, next to major transportation hubs, but it lacks the Ambience's chic and modern look.
Hotel Relax 3 is an unfussy, three-pearl property with a great location in central Taipei. The hotel’s 41 rooms are minimalist and contemporary, equipped with mini-fridges, kettles, and ultra-modern toilets -- although the layout is cramped in some. Amenities are slim, with most guest choosing this property for its tidy rooms and convenient location; although rates do include a free daily breakfast at Relax 3’s sister hotel across the street. Travel looking for a property with more on-site features might prefer Westgate Hotel, which has a restaurant and a gym, though rates tend to be higher.
Hotel 73 is a clean and modern two-pearl hotel with limited, but free, features and a fun and trendy pop culture design throughout. The hotel is situated right next to a subway stop, making it easy to get to most attractions via the rail line in 30 minutes or so. The 49 rooms are hip, albeit small, and come with mini-fridges and free snacks. Rooms sometimes lack windows or are subjected to bothersome noise due to thin walls. The breakfast is free and includes local and international choices. A laundry room and Wi-Fi are other free perks. Via Hotel is a good alternative with similar amenities in the Ximending area, plus it has a free cafe for guests and an industrial chic design.
The Just Sleep - Xi Men Ding is a two-and-a-half-pearl hotel that has just a touch more than most budget lodgings. There are a nice number of freebies here. A free breakfast buffet in a cafe that stays open during the day for free snacks and drinks, a guest laundry room with free detergent and machine use, and hands-on help shopping for souvenirs. The 150 rooms have pillow menus, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs, but are a little plain. Travelers looking for an affordable stay and funkier interiors may want to check out the Dongmen Hotel instead, but note that some of the rooms there lack windows.
The hip 50-room Swiio is a lower-middle-range hotel in the Wanhua District’s lively Ximending neighborhood. Being positioned midway between two MRT stations and within walking distance of shops, nightlife, and tourist attractions, it's a convenient choice for tourists -- particularly younger, budget-conscious ones who appreciate both contemporary style and modern conveniences. The latter include features (like a communal kitchen, self-serve laundry facilities and free hotel-wide Wi-Fi) as well as in-room amenities (most notably mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs and Bluetooth speakers). The rooms themselves have a soothing minimalist look that’s in sharp contrast to the lobby’s artful eccentricities; unfortunately, they are short on space, and not all of them have windows. Travelers looking for another design-oriented alternative in the area can check out the smaller (but similarly priced) two-pearl Via Hotel instead.
The two-pearl Via Hotel offers travelers an affordable stay with a convivial atmosphere in trendy Ximending. Its 21 attractive guest rooms are comfortable and have designer-inspired details, like Eames-style desk chairs and sleek pendant lighting. All units are well-equipped with flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, and mini-fridges, and freebies include instant coffee, tea, bottled water, and Wi-Fi. Facilities are somewhat limited, but there's an industrial-chic lobby and a 24-hour cafe with unlimited free snacks and drinks. There's also a computer workstation and a laundry room on-site. Travelers who want to stay in a quieter location that's closer to Ningxia Night Market and the Museum of Contemporary Art might consider the hotel's sister property, Via Hotel Loft.
The two-pearl Via Hotel Loft offers stylish, affordable accommodations with a handful of nice perks. Its Shuanglian location isn't ideal for sightseeing, but there's an MRT station about a five-minute walk away. The 47 stylish guest rooms have fresh, modern decor, with playful accents. All units contain flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, kettles, and free coffee, tea, and bottled water, although some rooms are small and lack windows, and noise can be an issue. There's a funky 24-hour cafe with ample free snacks and drinks, plus a laundry room, a business center, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Travelers looking to stay in hip Ximending can check out the hotel's sister property, Via Hotel.
YoMi Hotel is a two-and-a-half-pearl property in a remote section of the Zhongshan District with basic, pleasant accommodations and decent amenities. Its 63 tidy guest rooms all have flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, and mini-fridges, and ample freebies such as instant ramen, chips, bottled water, coffee and tea, and Wi-Fi, but some units lack windows. A free hot breakfast is served in an attractive room that doubles as a business center -- although there's no elevator access to the space, and there's a fee for printing. The lobby also offers free drinks and snacks throughout the day, and there's a laundry room. Travelers looking for decor that's a bit more stylish should check out Via Hotel Loft next door.
The C U Hotel is a budget property that has many features of a classic hostel, including a communal kitchenette and cheap lodging in shared dorms, in addition to private rooms. Private rooms are fresh and simple, with flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges (along with en-suite bathrooms), but some lack windows. A free breakfast is included and served in a stylish cafeteria, and, unlike most hostels, there's a small fitness room with cardio machines. It's also just around the corner from the famous Ningxia Night Market. Travelers looking for bargain rates may want to check out the Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon Hostel instead, though it's just a bit more rough around the edges.
The two-pearl Taipei Morning Hotel is a smart choice for budget-minded travelers looking for design-forward accommodations in the Linsen area of Zhongshan District. The hotel is close to shopping and public transportation, but it isn't within walking distance of most top sights. Its 17 guest rooms range in style, from sleek with vibrant accents, to attractive, minimalist spaces with neutral tones. All units have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, electric kettles, and free instant coffee, tea, and bottled water. Amenities are very limited, but there's no charge to use the laundry room or lobby computer, and Wi-Fi is free throughout. Travelers looking for a budget hotel with better amenities like free breakfast and communal kitchen might consider the C U Hotel.
Beitou Hot Spring Resort is a relaxed, three-and-a-half-pearl property located on the northern fringes of Taipei. As the hotel’s name implies, hot springs are the focus of the experience here with its 27 rooms featuring private tubs fed by spring water. There’s also a massive public hot spring area with a sauna, steam room, and whirlpool. The hotel is a trek from the action of downtown Taipei, but that’s part of the appeal for most guests who come here seeking a tranquil escape from the city's bustle. Travelers with the budget for a splurge might also want to consider Grand View Resort Beitou, a neighboring hot spring resort that offers additional amenities, including a fitness center and luxe in-room extras.
Hotel Puri is a value property that's conveniently located for the subway, restaurants, and shopping. There are 57 rooms; many are tiny. Some lack windows and most have small bathrooms separated from the sleeping areas by a curtain and frosted glass wall. Reviews suggest some housekeeping issues, and walls are well soundproofed to the outside, but poorly between rooms. Guests get free data SIM cards (deposit payable), free refreshments, basic cooking equipment and a computer in the lobby, and self-service laundry facilities, plus free Wi-Fi -- but no breakfast or other meals. Three-and-a-half-pearl CityInn - Taipei Station Branch III has more modern rooms, a bright lobby, and only slightly higher rates.
The Caesar Park Taipei is a popular three-and-a-half-pearl mainstay in the Zhongzheng District, with direct access to Taipei Main station. Its location and small on-site shopping mall makes it a busy place that's especially popular with travelers who value convenience above all else. In addition to dining options in the mall, the hotel has two of its own restaurants, along with a spa and a business center. However, many of the 478 rooms are dated and not up to the quality of the competition, though some have great city views. Travelers looking for lodging with more style and modern amenities should consider the nearby Palais de Chine Hotel, which costs a bit more, but completely outclasses the Caesar Park.