taipei budget hotels

There are many Taipei budget hotels within the vicinity of the downtown city area of Taipei, Taiwan.  During my stay at Taipei city a few months back, I managed to stay at a very decent budget hotel that was clean, cheap, and in a very good location.             

The Taipei budget hotel I stayed at was at Shin Shih Hotel, which is located near the Shuanglian MRT train station.  In fact it was only 5 minutes walk away from that MRT station.  Furthermore this MRT station was in a central location, which was 2 to 3 stops away from Taipei Main Station, and therefore was close to a lot of major sights in Taipei.

taipei budget hotels

The tall skinny unit in the middle of the picture is the Shin Shih Hotel.

taipei budget hotels

The main entrance of Shin Shih Hotel.

I paid about 62 USD per night at this hotel.  For this price it was a steal! It included breakfast for two people (just a simple Taiwanese buffet style breakfast), free Internet connection in your room, and the television surprisingly was packed with a lot of decent channels, such as HBO and Discovery.

The room itself was well maintained, and very clean.  It was a little bit small, but what more can you ask for on a budget hotel?  The only drawback I found were the windows in the room.  Although there is a window in your room, do not expect to see much sunlight from it.  Oddly enough when you open the curtains all you see is a big concrete wall of the building beside that is only about 1 foot away from the window!

With all that being said, I still found it to be worth it, as for me all I needed was a place to have a decent night’s sleep.  To me, I always look first for comfort and cleanliness in the room and out of all the Taipei budget hotels I researched, this one was on the top of my list.

The hotel room at Shin Shih Hotel.  It was very well kept and quite comfortable.

The bathroom was spotless!


Visitor’s Information to Shin Shih Hotel:

Address:  8 Min Sheng West Road, Taipei, Taiwan

Nearest MRT station:  5 minute walk from Shuanglian MRT

Booking Website:  Click here for the booking site which I used to find decent prices for hotels in Taipei.

Location map of Shin Shih Hotel

Click here for only the best deals on various hotels in Taipei.


Have you stayed at some other budget hotels in Taipei worth recommending?  Please share your reviews below in the comments!


Alec Chan

Alec Chan is an intrepid traveler, travel writer, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and self professed Asia travel ambassador. Traveling all around Asia since 2003, and still traveling, Alec is an accomplished and passionate traveler seeking to bridge the cultural gaps in Asia. Through his unique perspective as a Canadian born Chinese, Alec shares his special insights on Asia to help others around the world to have a better understanding on Asian culture so that they can have a more meaningful, fun, and stress free trip to Asia. Alec has written numerous travel guides on several destinations in Asia and is the editor in chief of

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