I’m arriving in Taipei for 6 weeks of research work - I’ll be staying at an international student dorm that pretty much only supplies a “Chinese/Taiwanese” bed - just a hard plank supported off the floor.
Where would I find affordable “bedding” appropriate for a university dorm? Hopefully affordable in the range of “I won’t feel bad about leaving it behind / giving it away / etc”. (The students I’ve spoken with weren’t much help - Mom and Dad usually procured everything for them…)
For just six weeks, you could put down a yoga mat then a sleeping bag; these should be available (and cheap) at places like Carrefour, RTMart etc.; there are also bedding stores in many traditional neighborhoods – just look for storefronts with pillows, mattresses etc. Ikea has cheap stuff too.
I vote for IKEA. I slept in one of their thinnest mattress, the one that can be rolled, at that time was like about 2 thousand -you can take it home by taxi- for almost two years, no problem, confy. And I had a bare wood plank underneath. I would suggest investing in a better quality pillow, and bring your own bed sheets and stuff -as said, used and nothing to worry about to leave behind. Night market ones have too many chemicals for your health, good ones a bit pricey, unless on occassional sales.