Hostelling International (HI) Taiwan

Saw a China Taipei Youth Hostel Assoc. ad in 聯合報 the other day. If you have a HI card, you will have access to taiwan’s “youth hostels” which previously would allow only groups to sleep in their dorm rooms, forcing individual backpackers to pay at least NT1,000 for their normal rooms. Now, with the HI card, you pay NT300-500 per bed.

Their network includes all of taiwan’s China Youth Corps hostels (not explictly stated on their website but i called them and they confirmed this), plus several unaffiliated places listed on their website. Sounds like a good deal.

Here is the Taiwan HI website
www.yh.org.tw/index.html

Here is the China Youth Corps hostels website
www.cyh.org.tw/center/center.php?loginno=1642167