After trying out Airbnb in Seoul, South Korea, we knew we wanted to use it again for our Taiwan trip. Although hotel prices aren’t too bad in Taiwan, we wanted to stay somewhere a bit homier for our week in Taipei and Airbnb had plenty of options. We ended up booking a room in a townhouse in New Taipei for a pretty great price!
If you want to use Airbnb in Taipei, here are our thoughts on our experience to help you with yours.
Our Experience with Airbnb in Taipei, Taiwan
Our host was really easy to get in touch with and even before we booked, he gave us heads up about little things about the townhouse since it was new. It was nice to know these things before we booked so it wasn’t a surprise when we got there.
He put together a house manual for directions and house rules but he went over everything when we got there. Edourad (our host) was very detailed in showing us around and was also easy to get in touch with when we needed something by email or phone. That was really nice since there wasn’t a hotel staff or employee who would be at the front desk like a hotel.
The Room and Townhouse
The townhouse was really nice. They just re-modeled it and it is the typical Taiwanese home with 3 plus floors. It was very clean, had a big flat screen TV, kitchen, laundry, comfy couches and all the amenities of home. We were the only ones for a few days so we had the whole house to ourselves which was pretty sweet!
Our room was on the second floor which had a shared bathroom. Third floor had another room plus a sitting area which led to the terrace. The master bedroom has its own bathroom which is also for rent on Airbnb.
A couple other travelers stayed in the townhouse with us and we had a great time hanging out with them. Edouard gives you a heads up when new people are coming in which is nice.
One of the things I really liked about our place was how safe it was. It’s in what looks like a sketchy alley but it’s actually all townhouses and families that live there.
There are a lot of places to eat just a few steps away. There’s a hot pot restaurant on the corner that’s always full, a Mcdonalds down the street, and of course a two 7-11’s within a five minute walk. The MRT station is also a 5 minute walk away where you can pick up some street food or stop by the Hello Kitty cafe on the way.
A Great Option for a Cheap and Safe Place to Stay in Taipei
The listing for this particular house isn’t available anymore but there are a bunch of other similar ones. Many of them come in the same format – renting a room in a townhouse. I couldn’t believe we got a whole townhouse to ourselves for $28 a night! This would be the perfect option if you’re coming in a group or family since you have so much space.
If you sign up through this link, you get $20 credit (disclaimer: I get $20 too so it’s a win win). Even though the price is already pretty cheap, save even more money with this little bonus!
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