TRAVEL - Wondering Where To Stay In Taipei? NK HOSTEL! - REVIEW!

After 5 long months travelling down the East Coast of Australia, I am now happy to say I am back in my favourite place - ASIA!
Originally we planned on heading to New Zealand, but after much consideration we decided to exchange our flights for Taiwan and Hong Kong instead! Although it'd be nice to travel NZ, what we would pay for once week in NZ could get us 3/4 in Taiwan (and I just honestly prefer Asia over everywhere else....)

Our first stop in Taiwan is non other than the capitol, Taipei! This post is a collaboration with NK Hostel in the Songshan district. We were lucky enough to be gifted three nights in their fantastic hostel as our home base for our time in Taipei. I am so thankful to them as the hostel was perfect for us! We loved being able to come straight from the airport to relax in our room after a LONG flight from Sydney.

The NK Hostel building may just look like any other apartment lobby downstairs, but once you jump into the lift head to floor 5 - It instantly becomes your home away from home. The open plan reception, dinning and kitchen area is full of natural light which makes it the perfect place to relax. The staff are very welcoming and are able to speak English so no need to worry about a language barrier. You'll be in this room most of your time in the hostel. It's the best place to relax and read a book or chat with friends on the balcony. Also, your free complimentary buffet breakfast is served here - Take full advantage! (I'm talking potatoe smiley faces guys!)

The Room

I loved our room! We stayed in a private double room with our own en-suite. The room was located on the 15th floor which offered a FANTASTIC view of the river. Having the large window helped flood our room with natural light that made it feel bright and airy! The room was big, we could fit out bags under the desk easily and were able to enjoy our space. We had a sofa, desk, television and even a chest of drawers to store our clothes. 

 I don't know about you, but I can't relax in a dirty place- but I felt right at home here! The room was spotless! Literally not a single thing I could find wrong with our space and I felt comfortable instantly. Taiwan is VERY hot, between 32-34oC since we’ve arrived, so each room includes a very good air conditioning system to help cool you down after a busy day of exploring this wonderful city.
Our en-suite bathroom was gorgeous also, I loved the minimal design and all the little extras we were given. My first purchase when we head back to the UK will be a Toto toilet seat haha. The bathroom came with everything you could possibly need, Hair comb, drier, ear buds, hair net, shaver, shampoo, condition and even more. Again, the room was super clean and just pleasant to see.

The Location

I personally thought NK Hostel was in an ideal location. There’s an awesome bar called Tipsy Dragon just next door, it’s a 5 minute walk to the local night market and plenty of restaurants and cafes to enjoy! Although the bars and restaurants are busy, it is actually located in a quieter part of town, so if you just want to relax theirs not much noise to stop you chilling out. Getting around is easy to, with buses on all corners and Nanjing Sanmin train station minutes away you can go anywhere within minutes.


The hostel offers a large variety of different rooms, so there really is something for everybody. There are male/female/mixed dorms - These are LARGE cube rooms. Although they are shared dorms, the curtains and size of cube offer a lot of privacy, and the female dorms also have an additional changing room included. All rooms have big windows to let natural light in.
The shared bathrooms are very modern! Made me think of the hotel bathrooms that appeared in Gossip Girl. I loved the counter tops, whoever designed the interior put a lot of thought into making it look like a fancy hotel rather than a hostel.

They also offer family rooms, with large beds for mum and dad, and bunk beds for the kids. 6 Bed dorms for sports teams to share and my personal favourite, master rooms with BIG beds, a small kitchen and a BATH (I have never seen a bath in a hostel! It's amazing!)

Overall, We loved our experience at NK Hostel. Kay (The Manager) is really friendly and knows exactly what is needed for an exceptional stay with him. (plus his wife and baby are just the cutest!)
It's more like a hotel, but with the low price of a hostel! The cheapest way to book your stay is directly through the NK HOSTEL WEBSITE. You will save money by using the website over Booking/Hostel World (No brainer!)

Thank you soo much for hosting us NK Hostel, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again one day!

Stephanie xoxo