Fun Inn Taipei: The Broke Kid’s Stay In Taipei for PHP 640!

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I’m Bianca Cruz, and welcome to my crib!

At least that’s what it felt like staying in Taipei for a week. My friend and I basically called Fun Inn Taipei our home base. Without further a do, let me show it to ya!

As you walk into the building, you will find a very short staircase going up leading to an elevator and also another staircase going down. But first, get your ass up and get in that elevator and click on the 2nd floor button and ta-da! Welcome to the hostel.

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On this floor, you will find the 24 hour reception, all the rooms, a baggage area, a few couches to sit on, two computers, and a make up box (that even comes with a whole pack false lashes! Sorry, had to say it).

Oh, and the girl in the photo is Elaine. Yeah, she’s pretty cool. I arrived at around lunch time, which was a few hours before their check in time, 15:00 (check out at 11:00). But, Elaine offered to watch over my luggage until then. She also let me know that I can chill around the hostel as I wait or just simply come back when it’s time to check-in. But who would sit on a couch on their first day in a new country, right? She then gave me a map and a few suggestions on where I can wander around for the day. Thanks, Elaine! 🙂

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My friend and I booked ourselves in the Superior Double Bed Mixed Dorm. We were told that we actually had the smallest room of them all, which certainly felt like it. But, since I’m, like, 5ft and can fit into almost anything, it was not a problem at all. I really do think that the small space would only have been a problem if you had a couple of crappy roommates, which luckily for us, was not the case.

The room has two bunk beds, it’s own clean and modern bathroom, equipped with body wash, shampoo, and a hair dryer, and lockers that can only be opened with your own key card. The beds are very clean and also comfortable. Guests are asked to avoid to shower and use the hair dryer after 23:00, since your roommates may be in deep slumber at around that time. So, before heading out and knowing that you will be home late, just simply ask your roommates if it would be okay for you to take a shower late at night. There is almost a 100% chance that they won’t give a fuck. Yay! 

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If you take the stairs going down instead of up when entering the building, you will find the lounge. This place, we really loved to chill in. There are about 5 comfy couches to sink yourselves in, a big screen TV, fast wi-fi, and a beverage vending machine.  

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At the other end of the room, you will find the eating area. Equipped with a fridge, basic utensils, some tea, a sink where you can wash your own dishes, hot and cold drinking water, and plenty of room to sit. Oh, and this is also the room wherein you can do your own laundry in one of two washing machines.

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Overall, we really, really, genuinely enjoyed our stay in Fun Inn Taipei. The staff is really friendly and accommodating, is always ready to answer all your touristy questions, and is always ready to help. The place was always clean and tidy and all appliances worked properly. Personally for me, the lounge was the real big win here. And get this, it’s location is pretty much prefect being an 8-minute walk from the Ximen MRT station, a 10-minute walk from the Beimen MRT station, and a 15-minute walk from the Taipei Main Station. It was nothing but a pleasure to have called this place home!

**Don’t forget to spot the Halal restaurants beside the hostel and try their NT$10 chive dumplings! I literally had them everyday! 

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Keich and I would like to thank everyone at Fun Inn Taipei. We’re sending big hugs and see you soon.

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • 17 shared guestrooms
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Computer station
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space

 

TOTAL COST PER NIGHT: PHP 640

Phone: +886223821818 | Facebook

Author: Bianca Garcia Cruz

I’m a 5 foot, twenty-one year old former fashion student from the Philippines who currently has absolutely no idea what she’s doing with her life. But besides that, I’m a struggling vegan, triggered feminist, self-proclaimed environmentalist, Facebook social justice warrior, and everything else you find annoying.

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