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Serviced apartments in Taipei

Postby poodlek » Wed, 27 Jun 2012 2:29 pm

I'm turning my brain to mush researching where to stay in Taipei when I go there for three weeks next month. There are dozens of home stays/hostels and Serviced Apartments but I need a combination of affordability (so many of these Serviced Apartments don't post their rates on their websites :x my budget is around $25000NT +/-) and good location (Da-an district) and would love to have some traveler's reviews so I can book without worrying too much that I'm going to get ripped off or stuck in some bed bug infested dump.

I worry about booking online if there are no user reviews...so that's why I'm turning to you guys. Any help/insight/recommendations much appreciated.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 27 Jun 2012 3:13 pm

I've never been to Taiwan before but I can swear by Tripadvisor when I look up hotels/motels etc for booking. Really up-to-date and honest reviews plus tips from fellow travellers (myself included - I'm a regular contributor there).

And you can also look up the attractions around the area you're interested in.

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Postby Macey » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 2:27 pm

I used to stay in iTaipei Service Apartment which is near Taipei Station. Their rooms are well docorated and bed are comfy. My rent was NTD3500/night for a 2 bedroom apartment a year ago. You may check and ask for a better rate if you stay for three weeks. However I gave up to stay with them after I found cockraoch in three of my stays.

Another one is quite budget called Flipflop hostel. It is near Taiwan University Station (one station beyond Taipei Station). They are very clean and beds are comfy too. You can know many travellers here in your stay.

iTaipei Service Apartment: http://i-taipei.okgo.tw/content_1.htmlFlipflop hostel Taipei Station: http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Flip-Flop-Hostel-Taipei-Main-Station/Taipei/51111?sc_sau=avdc&sc_pos=1

oh, I miss Taiwan…. =)

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Postby poodlek » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 9:02 pm

I ended up booking two rooms via http://www.homestayweb.com . All the top picks in my price range on tripadvisor.com (my first stop whenever planning a trip!) were fully booked and/or didn't allow children :-/

I'll let you know how this works out...it seems nice enough but I'm going on no reviews at all so hopefully I'm not walking into a crappy situation.


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