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First Stop Backpacker Hostel

Hostel | No.7, Ln.4, Tai’an Rd, Keelung, Taiwan 206

95.7% Overall Rating

14 out of 14 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/10/2013)

Christie Scheibel thinks…

"Anne and Amy are greatly willing to take time to explain about the area. And they were very kind to pick me up after 10 pm at the train station."

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  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 49.70
  • Towel USD 0.66

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 0:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Keelung?

Contact us directly


The First Stop backpacker Hostel is located at the heart of north Taiwan which you can travel to all the famous spot in our country.

It’s only 3mins walk to the nearest bus stop/24hr convenience store, 10-15mins walk from the Qidu train station, which is the biggest rail-yard in north-Taiwan. We offer FREE pick up/drop off between Qidu train station and our hostel (reservation required). Read more

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About First Stop Backpacker Hostel

From First Stop backpacker Hostel, it’s about:
12mins to Keelung CBD/Keelung Harbour/Keelung Miao-Kou night market;
15mins to Ruifang;
20mins to Nangang MRT, Cat Village-Houtong (Pingxi Line), Badouzih, NMMST, Wu-Fen-Pu and Rao’he Street night market;
30mins to our capital-Taipei, Sandiaoling (Pingxi Line);
30-40mins to Jiufen/Jinguashi;
50mins to Shifen (Pingxi Line), Long-Dong;
60mins to Pingxi, Jingtong (Pingixi Line), Yeliu, Fulong, Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area;
50mins-2hr to Waiao, Jiaoxi, Yilan, Luodong, Suao;
2-3hr to Hualien;

Keelung harbor is also an important harbor in Taiwan, which allow you join cruise to/from Xiamen, Mazhu, Hualien, Naha, Ryukyu,Ishigaki, Yonaguni Island.

As we are also backpackers, we do our best to offer clean and comfortable home, rich travel information, extra shoe dryer and shower gel/ shampoo for our guests. To stay at our hostel, you could have a totally different experience than any other places; you can see and feel the real local Taiwanese life style/off track travel experience and also you can easier visit many sightseeing places around north Taiwan.
We looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming future!

Please note:
*After we confirm your online booking, you can choose to pay the rest amount by Paypal or cash.
*We will also email you maps/traffic/FREE shuttle information and door code AFTER we receive the confirmation of your booking from Hostelworld.

If you didn’t fill your check-in time/arrival time, please call us or mail us ASAP, we offer 24hrs check-in but doesn’t means you can check-in anytime without let us know in advance, please note^^.
OUR OFFICE HOUR: AM 0700~1200 PM1700~2200. If your check-in time doesn’t match our office hour, that means there will be no staff inside the hostel to help your check-in; you MUST MAKE RESERVATION in advance of your check-in time. You can call us if you have emergency or you have any other issue that you couldn’t check-in on time.

We wish to offer you the best quality and service, and we do need your cooperation. Thank you very much!

We offer
- 3 six-people dorm room (mixed/female) with public toilets and showers
- Special made barrel-shaped pocket spring mattress
- We offer 24hr check-in service.(For those people who arrive airport around or after midnight, we do have pick-up service for you with extra charge. This service requires reservation. Price will be different depends on which airport you arrive.)
- Free welcoming local fruit or cookies
- Hotel quality pillow, sheet and duvet are available for use without charge while staying.
- Free Locker
- Free WIFI
- Free hair dryer
- Free tea and coffee 24/7
- Free shampoo and shower gel
- Free lines and washing machine
- Dryer
- Towels for hire
- Free shoe dryer
- Self-service kitchen: fridge/freezer, toaster, microwave, drinking machine, other kitchen staff and more…
- Cable TV and computer in public area
- 2 balconies for house guests
- travel info and guide map to suit you

More info please chechk our official website:

Accommodation Information

6 beds dorms (mixed × 2, female × 1) with public toilets and showers.
All beds include hotel quality pillow, sheet and duvet.

Things to Note:
*Check-out time: PM 12:00
*As we do offer our customer free transfer service from the Qidu train station to our hostel:
pick up service when you arrive(check-in date)and drop off to the Qidu train station when you leave.(check-out date)
So please let us know in advance as soon as you know your check-out time on the last day. You can check the timetable on the table at 3F.
(Then we can organize the shuttle to take you to the Qidu train station)
**There’s no guarantee of transfer service if you didn’t make reservation in advance.
*We will need to check your ID or Passport when you check-in.
*Remember to turn down your voice after PM10:00
*As we do provide private locker for everyone, so we do not take responsibility of any missing.
*No smoking and STRICKLY NO ALCOHOL.
*There is no food or drinks allowed inside rooms.
*Please keep the environment and rooms clean.
*Please do not leave your personal staff at the public area ; we do not take responsibility of any missing.
*Before you throw anything away, make sure you recycle everything with the recycle sign. Please observe and obey the trash recycling policy in our country.

Please note: after we confirm your online booking, you can choose to pay the rest amount by Paypal or cash.

Location Information

The first stop backpacker hostel is just 3mins to the nearest bus stop/24hr convenience store; 10-15mins walk to the Qidu train Station. From Qidu train station, the biggest rail-yard in north Taiwan, you can go to a lot of famous spots in Taiwan.
Railway in north Taiwan are more popular then buses, once you leave Taipei City, you would feel that it's much more convenient to take train instead of taking buses/MRT.
Unlike other hostels are located at city with busy traffic and rush feeling, you would feel big different once you step into where we are. This is an off-track local Taiwanese living style which full of hospitality and also a base that you can travel to so many sightseeing places in north Taiwan.

Our address:
No.7, Ln.4, Tai’an Rd., Qidu Dist, Keelung City 206, Taiwan(R.O.C)

We do offer free transfer from the Qido train station to our hotel(Reservations required), to make sure you won't miss the transfer, please let us know your arrival time and check-out time in advance. (BY REPLY OUR BOOKING CONFIRMATION LETTER WHICH WILL BE SEND TO YOU IN 24HR AFTER YOUR BOOING BEEN MADE)

On the other hand,you can also try the walk from the Qido train station to experience the local Taiwan.
The walk from the train stain to our hostel, just follow the walking map:,121.709998&spn=0.003683,0.006856&iwloc=0004d55c37ee90c086379

If you coming from the airport:
From the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to our hostel, you can take the shuttle from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei Main station first(50mins-1hr), then transfer the train from Taipei to Qidu(30-35mins).
From Taipei Songshan Airport to our hostel, you can take the MRT from the Taipei Songshan Airport station to Nangang station(20mins), then transfer the train at Nangang train station(same station) to Qidu(15-20mins).

From May 1st, 2013

The FREE transfer service( between our backpacker hostel to the Qidu train station when you check-in and check-out)timetable will be fixed.

If you want take the transfer service, please check the below timetable:

Check-in PM13:00

Check-out AM08:30

*The transfer shuttle will departure on time, please make sure you won't miss it.

Please select the most suitable for the time of your trip and reply us.
We can't pick you up if you didn't make reservation.
To book the transfer service, please reply your select time of the timetable at least 24hrs before you check-in.

Public Transportation

Keelung bus NO.402, NO.406, NO.408,NO.901

Keelung long-term bus NO.1032

You can take these buses at either outside our backpacker hostel and the Keelung train station.
Remember to take off at the Cao-Lan stop.(near the Tai'an tunnel)

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