Li Xiang Apartments
Perfect time at Li Xiang Hostel - Guting Annex this summer
Li Xiang Hostel has two properties -- one by Shida Night Market and one by Guting Station. This is a review for the Guting Annex, where my wife and I stayed for three months this summer while I was doing a Mandarin program at Taida.
We had a terrific experience at Li Xiang Hostel. The rooms were clean and new, with working air conditioning (if you haven't been to Taipei in the summer before, take note -- this is important!), a large TV set, a private bathroom with separated shower and toilet area, and a really comfy bed. Our room, 2A, had a window that let in a lot of natural sunlight.
The Guting Annex is located on a really nice, quiet street across from a temple. It's only about a 3 minute walk from Roosevelt Street, with tons of restaurants and shops, and Guting station, a major, convenient MRT transfer point. The combination of a quiet street located next to a major commerce area was totally ideal. If you're studying at ShiDa, it's only about a 5-7 minute walk from campus -- for Taida, just a 20 minute walk, or 5 minute subway ride.
The management was awesome. They were super friendly, always kept our room clean, and responded very quickly to our requests. When typhoons struck, we always had extra water around. Even when we had to cancel the last night, trying to escape a third typhoon of the summer, they were super cool about it.
Li Xiang is Chinese for "ideal," and for our awesome summer in Taiwan, Li Xiang was a really ideal place to stay.
Nice and comfortable
從台電大樓捷運站出口走過去, 只需幾分鐘。建議拿較大行李的, 可以選另一個有電梯從捷運站堂到地面的出口, 只需過一條馬路便回到師大理想家較近的出口。
房間舒適, 地方也整潔, 房內有小雪櫃, 風筒。只是住在六樓, 玩一整天後回來再行樓梯, 確實有點累。值得一讚是, 剛到埗時, 職員主動幫我將行李箱拿上房, 最後一天, 也是她們幫我把行李箱拿到地面, 非常感激!
六樓天台有洗衣機, 我本身沒有用過, 但我見其他房客都有用, 天台亦可曬晾衣服, 住得較長時間的話, 會更方便。
I enjoyed my stay at Li Xiang and definitely would be visiting there again when I am back in taipei. The location was indeed superbly located and for a couple with near zero planning for our taipei itinerary, we had no prob with reaching most of our destinantion with the train station just 5 mins away. In addition with the amount of food and shopping available at shida night market underneath u, u were never get hungry. However I think for guests who stays for more days, a free change of towels and bed sheets will definitely make my stay even more li xiang :)