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Bag packer hostel & money exchange
Posted January 18th, 2013 - 6:27 am by from Seoul, South Korea (Permalink)
Hi Everyone,

I will stop over for 1 night
from at 13:30 on 21 Jan 2013 to at 07:40 on 22 Jan 2013.

1) Could you advice me any good bag packer hostel in Taipei?

2-1) Do you know the best money exchange place in Taipei?
(I will a little bit money exchange at Taoyuan International airport.)

2-2) One night how much am I expect for expense my buget in Taipei?
- I will spend lunch & dinner
- I want to visit the tallest tower in Taipei
(How much is it the entrance fee? should I book via web-site?)
- I remember there is a good night market in Taipei, where is it? (working hr from what time to what time?)

3) My departure time early 07:40, what time should I be back in Taoyuan International airport?

- Is there any public transportation working at early in the morning which considering of my departure time?
(I am going to arrive 4:40 am.)
- Do you thing that can I stay at the airport for 1 night due to my departure time is a quite risky.
- Do you know any good place to put my luggage at the down town of Taipei city?

Thx
Woojin :)

Posted January 18th, 2013 - 3:27 pm by from Taipei, Taiwan (Permalink)
hi Woojin,

i came across 2 hostels at taipei that are pretty good, taipei hostel n banana hostel, maybe you could check them out.

not sure about money exchange in taipei, but for taipei 101, you only need to pay to get to the observatory levels, costs around NTD400-500. as for night market, the most famous one in taipei was 士林夜市, but i heard that its no longer good after the renovation work, so i guess another big night market worth checking out would be 饒河街夜市. foods at night marekts are cheap around NTD50-250 tops.

check-in starts at 2 hrs and closes around 40-50 min before dept., also counting the morning rush at the airport, you might want to get there before 6 am.
you can stay at the airport overnight, but it won't be comfortable, there is a paid lounge or you can sleep on the airport sofa if you can find them.

lastly, MRT is a good place to find lockers, costs NTD50/hr i think.

hope this helps, enjoy your stay!

Posted January 20th, 2013 - 4:09 am by from Seoul, South Korea (Permalink)
Thank you for the information. :)