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First Stop Backpacker Hostel Hostel

No.24, BaHao Ln., Ruifang Dist, New Taipei Jiufen, Taiwan

96% Overall Rating 20 out of 20 customers would recommend this property based on 20 reviews

Atmosphere 97%

Cleanliness 98%

Facilities 97%

Location 86%

Safety 98%

Staff 100%

Value 98%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 50.19USD
  • Towel 0.67USD

Important Information

First Stop backpacker hostel - Jiufen
House Rule
Please read carefully

*Check-in time: 03:00 PM ~ 09:00 PM
*Check-out time: 11:00 AM
*FREE Breakfast serving time: 08:00 AM ~10:00 AM
*Guests over 2 people(include 2 people), the leader of that group is responsible for telling every single member of the group the details of accommodation policy and the terms of booking system.
*Guests have to give TWD$500/pp as deposit to host when arrival; when checking out, deposit will be return after the room and facilities been checked and there’s no violation of accommodation policy; if not, the deposit will be taken as fine.
*We will need to check your ID or Passport when you check-in.
*Remember to lower your volume after 10:00 PM.
*No playing poker cards or table games after 10:00 PM.
*some public areas have open hour limited, please notice.
*Guests who has damaged any facilities or items are required to compensate for the damage or lost.
*As we do provide private locker for everyone, so we do not take responsibility of any missing.
*In older to keep the accommodation quality, No smoking and STRICKLY NO ALCOHOL at anywhere of our hostel.
*Except the glass house and public areas of the main building (the white flat house with white tiles), food and drinks are prohibited at all other buildings. (Except drinking water; If you have further questions, please ask us.) Please help us to keep the environment of our old traditional buildings clean.
*Pets are not allowed.
*Please keep the environment and rooms clean.
*All the toilet paper are decomposable to goes into the toilet, not the bin.
*Please do not leave your personal staff at public area ; we do not take responsibility of any missing.
*Before you throw anything away, make sure you recycle everything with the recycle sign ; And remember to dump the food waste into the food waste bin inside the kitchen. Please observe and obey the trash recycling policy in our country.
*Guests are prohibited in any act of violation of law, if discovered will be report to police processing.

Age Limit:
*We only accept guest who's over 12 years old (including 12y). We have the right to check your ID when you check-in. If there's any violation, we have the right to refuse your reservation(and according to our policy, we will not return your accommodation fee of the first night).
*Adding extra bed has the same age limit as this part.
**There's no age limit if you reserve a whole dorm. (two of our dorms are detached house style which are perfect for groups or families)
**If you are traveling with child who is under 11 years old (including 11y), please consider to reserve a dorm(Rent the whole dorm room).
**If you are a group and you want to rent a dorm, then there's no age limit. Families are welcome.


Luggage
*Jiufen town is built in mountains. STAIRS ARE EVERYWHERE. We highly recommend you leave your rolling luggage/suitcase/trolley case at Taipei or Ruifang train station before you come. It will be more comfortable if you come to Jiufen with lighter luggage.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to New Taipei Jiufen?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions

Directions

Public transportation:
TRA(train):
Take train to Ruifang train station and find front station exit, follow the sign and walk about 3mins to “Ruifang train station” bus stop where located at a dist. Plaza next to Ruifang police station. Taking bus(Keelung bus company) NO.788/NO.1062./NO.825/NO.827 and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station). After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

BUS:
If you coming from Keelung directly,it’s about 40-50mins journey(weekdays) and about 50-70mins journey(weekend).
You can take bus(Keelung bus company)NO.788 and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

The other way to coming from Keelung, you can actually travel all the way from Keelung. Take bus T99 Taiwan tourist shuttle –East Route of Dragon Palace Treasure Hunt Route, all the way from Keelung to Ruifang train station.
Follow the sign and walk about 3mins to “Ruifang train station” bus stop where located at a dist. Plaza next to Ruifang police station.
Taking bus(Keelung bus company) NO.788/NO.1062./NO.825/NO.827 and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

If you coming from Houtong(Cat-Village) of Pingxi Railway Line, you can take bus NO.826(Keelung bus company) and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

If you coming from Taipei, it’s about 50-65mins journey( weekdays) and about 80-120mins journey(weekend).(excluding the time of waiting for buses or transfer)
You can take bus NO.1062(Keelung bus company) from Taipei MRT – ZhaongXiao FuXing station or from Taipei SongShan train station(TRA).
When boarding, please tell the bus driver you want to get off at Jiufen police station.
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.
*Bus NO.1062 takes city roads from Taipei to Jiufen which cost lots more time ; this bus doesn’t sell standing tickets so it couldn’t take too many passengers each time. And the boarding chance will be definitely higher if you could boarding from the beginning stop. Therefore, we highly recommend you to take TRA train from Taipei to Ruifang and then transfer bus to Jiufen which would save you at least half of traffic and waiting time, ALSO, you can leave your luggage at Ruifang train station on the way.

If you coming from Tamshui/North Coast Line, you can take bus NO.862(Keelung bus company) to Keelung train station and then transfer bus NO.788(Keelung bus company) and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.

If you coming from Yeliu, you can take bus NO.862 or NO.790(Keelung bus company) from Yeliu to Keelung train station, and then transfer bus NO.788(Keelung bus company).
Get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station).
(*To get-off the bus: Make sure you RING THE BELL to notice the bus driver. You can find the bus bell inside the bus. You can press the button AFTER the bus pass the Da-Gan-lin Stop.)
After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.


If you coming from airport:
Taipei SongShan International Airport:
A) Please take Taipei MRT system, from SongShan Airport station(of Route NO.1/Wenhu Line) to ZhongXiao FuXing station(of Route NO.5/Bannan Line) and then follow sign to transfer bus NO.1062(Keelung bus company) and get off at bus stop – Jiufen stop(Jiufen police station). After get off the bus, 1) walk across the road, take the stairs of the red arch way, it wakes about 2-3mins by walk. *To use our free walking map, you can download it from our official website. 2) If you have rolling luggage or you driving/riding your own transportation, after get off the bus, walk across the road and walk pass the red arch way, keep walk about 10meters you’ll find the TaiYan parking lot at your left hand side, walk into the car park and you’ll see slope on your right hand side, take the slope down and turn left at the second turn, there you are.
B)
a) Please take Taipei MRT system, from SongShan Airport station(of Route NO.1/Wenhu Line) to SongShan station(of Route NO.3/Songshan Xindian Line) and at the same building, transfer TRA – SongShan train station to Ruifang train station.
b) Please take Taipei MRT system, from SongShan Airport station(of Route NO.1/Wenhu Line) to Nangang station(of Route NO.5/Bannan Line) and at the same building, transfer TRA – Nangang train station to Ruifang train station.

Taipei Taoyuan International Airport:
Please take airport shuttle to Taipei Main Station(about 50mins) and then transfer TRA train to Ruifang train station. Follow the previous transportation method to come to hostel.

If you coming to our hostel by your own transportation:
We have public outdoor parking space, suitable for cars, motorcycles and bikes. And since the mountain road of Jiufen are twists and steeps, we highly recommend guests whom ride motorcycles or bikes to take public transportation instead.(you can park your motorcycles or bikes at near Ruifang train station) If you still want to come to Jiufen by your own transportation, please be very carefully.


If you driving from south, please take national high way NO.1 and NO.2 and then transfer expressway NO.62. Get off at Ruifang town center, follow the sign of Jiufen and take mountain road all the way up. When you see post office and Hi-Life convenience store, take the turn in front of them and you will find Tai-Yang parking lot at your left hand side. Enter Tai-Yang parking lot and tell the staff you are going to the accommodation inside so you don’t need to pay for the parking fee. After enter the Tai-Yang parking lot, take the path at your right hand side and turn left at the second turn. There you go.

If you coming from the coastal highway NO.2, you can enter the north35(Bin-E’r R.D/Jiu-Bin R.D) next to CPC Corporation gas station – coastal branch, take the mountain road all the way up, after passing Qing-Yun temple and Ming-Sun temple, keep going along the road and you’ll see Tai-Yang parking lot at your right hand side. Enter the Tai-Yang parking lot and tell the staff you are going to the accommodation inside and so you don’t need to pay the parking fee. After enter the parking lot, take the path at your right hand side and turn left at second turn, there you go.

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