Our place is only 3 minutes walk from Haualien train station and 1minute walk from the bus station. We are also located in a quiet street. With one convenient store next to our hostel and 7-11 convenient store just across the street, the supermarket is only 10 minutes walking distance, one can enjoy the convenience of the city life while sleeping in a quiet place.
We have guests for all the world so we encourage our volunteers to make friends and exchange stories with the guests and hang out with them. That's why we have fewer working hours compared with other hostels. We like our volunteers to have great time here and make more friends while staying with us.
Workaway volunteers will stay in a comfortable dorm room with other workawayers/guests. We provide NT$50 a day for food allowance. There are many 7-11 convenient stores and restaurants near by selling meals between NT$50-80. There is also a gym and a cinema near by. Vounteering hours is 3 hours a day. The work hour is usually flexible. When you work in the evening, you can spend your day on the beach or go out to see the nature/wildlife. Most of the beach is only 30 minutes walk or you can take Obike. It will only be 15 minutes ride on the bicycle to the beach and 40 minutes bus ride to Taroko. You basically can take the bus to visit all the tourist spots here. The night markets are only 10 minute drive on a scooter or 15 minutes bicycle ride.
It is a modern Hostel and you will be provided with the following in your rooms
- Free wifi throughout the whole hostel
- Air conditioning
- Comfortable thick mattresses, bedsheets and blankets
- Personal lockers
- International sockets beside your bed
- Shared bathroom
You are also welcome to use the common room facilities which includes
- Cold and hot drinking water
- Tea and coffee
- Refrigerator, microwave, toaster
- Flatscreen TV with fox sports
- Washing machine and dryers
You can also make use of the free luggage storage area and can park your bicycle or scooter at the front of the hostel if needed. Other free items are descripted below "type of accommodation' section.
We need volunteers for some daily cleaning (basic requirement for every volunteer), some might get involved with the reception depending on the need. However, working in the reception is very easy and relaxing so it would requires longer working hours which will be more than 4 hours a day. Chinese speaking ability is preferable so please kindly indicate on your email reply to you about your Chinese skill. If there is any other skills you have may help us will be all highly welcomed, too. Please feel free to email us with any questions and how you think you could help us with your ideas and skills. We take volunteers for at least one week. Please state how long you would like to stay with us when you reply and specify the period of your stay. Thank you.
We are always trying to give people a clean and comfortable place to stay and strive to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere so that people will feel like home.
It is very important to us that you feel welcomed, like the lifestyle here and have a great experience with us. In this town, everything goes very slowly. We love to make friends with people all over the world. People here are very friendly and easy going. They all like to help foreigners. After all, this is a small town.
As for the transportation, You need to take the flight to Taipei international airport (also called Taoyuan International airport )and then take the bus from the airport to Taipei main station (around NT$125, 1hour trip), then take the train from Taipei main station to Hualien train station (NT$320-440, 2 hours trip) We are only about 3 minutes walking distance from Hualien train station. (Front exit)
Walk to the front exit of Hualien
train station, Keep walking until
the intersection, turn left to
Guolian 1st road, keep walking
for 3 blocks, you will see Guomin
9th street, keep walking straight
for another block.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
You can learn how we run the hostel and the opportunity to interact with the people from the around the world and the local people. Exchange stories with our guests and be relaxied in the hostel.
Basically all our workaway travelers will participate in daily cleaning but sometimes it is not necessary when there are other things you can help with. We usually try our best to give our workaway travelers the work they like and use their skills in our place.
English or Chinese
1) Comfortable thick mattress with extra large bed (220cm long), reading light, quilt, pillow and bedsheets in one of our dorm rooms.
Two international sockets beside your bed
2) free laundry facilities.
3) free Wifi (24H) throughout our hostel
4) Purified drinking water (cold, hot and warm)(24H)
5) Cable TV(24H)
6) air conditioning and 24 hours hot shower
7) free internet/computer (24H)
8) free shampoo/bodywash/washing detergent/tissues
9) free tea/coffee
10)free hair dryer
Hualien is a nice, clean and fun place to live. There are lots of things to do in Hualien
1.Taroko National Park adventure
2. East Rift Valley Adventure
3. Whale watching
4. White water rafting
5. River tracing
6. Deep sea fishing
7. Bird watching, hiking and picnicking
9. Aquarium and bird show
13. Aboriginal Festivals
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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