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Reviews of World Scholar House

Hostel | Song Jiang Road., Lane 38, No.2, 8th Floor, Taipei, Taiwan 104

79.5% Overall Rating

25 out of 29 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/04/2013)

May Kosaka thinks…

"Very easy to get to from airport, easy to find, easy access to convenient subway stations. Good wifi, nice people, casual comfy common room where it's easy to socialize + easy to do personal laptop…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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79.5%

Overall Rating

25 out of 29 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'World Scholar House'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
79.2%
Safety
76.0%
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57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

David Fisher

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 February 2014 David would recommend this property

Liked: good location. lots of bathrooms. lounge.

Disliked: was most expensive of tge hostels i stayed with this trip and the least clean, especially bathrooms.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2013

Liked: The evergreen bus from the airport stops close by

Disliked: Funny smell in the room, bathrooms weren't cleaner regulary

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

May Kosaka

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2013 May would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy to get to from airport, easy to find, easy access to convenient subway stations. Good wifi, nice people, casual comfy common room where it's easy to socialize + easy to do personal laptop work. Good for long-term stays also, since there's a big fridge, and coin operated washer/dryer. Pretty clean, the bathroom gets all wet from shower, but it's fine just bring flip flops. Maybe bring a sheet since the blankets seem old.

Disliked: Upon arrival, it was easy enough for me to leave my luggage and write a note that i'd come back in the evening, but there should be clearer instructions at the hostel on what to do, since the manager is often not around during the day.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

28 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good, between two metro stations from where you can basically go everywhere in the city. Everyone I met there was super nice and super helpful, so it was a very enjoyable stay!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

ROLIZA MEDINA

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2012 ROLIZA would recommend this property

Liked: DIANNE is the biggest plus factor for World Scholar House. She is very accommodating, approachable, warm and friendly. Toiletries are provided free, so as hot and cold water. The location is three blocks aways from the MRT station, and finding places to eat in the mornings can be a concern. Good things there's a Family Mart near the place, where one can find practically everything she needs, including microwavable meals.

Disliked: ROLIZA left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is just so cozy !

Disliked: n/a

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

14 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, good location. Pretty clean.

Disliked: No windows in some rooms. Have to pay for the air-con.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jeffrey Kotyk

15 January 2010 Jeffrey would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is located close to an MRT station on the blue line as well as being a stone's throw from the airport bus. Diane the manager is very friendly and easygoing. The place is relaxed. Free internet service. Nice little kitchen. Free soap for the laundry. No curfew.

Disliked: Jeffrey left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

WILLIAM RAYMOND MAC CRACKEN

01 October 2009 WILLIAM RAYMOND would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, Helpful staff. Clean. Beside main street. Close to good shopping areas, banks, et.c . Close to good buses. Near MRT Metro. Close to restaurants, coffee shops, Vegetarian restaurant.

Disliked: WILLIAM RAYMOND left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

17 August 2009

Liked: Very cheap

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Stephanie Bell

20 June 2009 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of facilities...full kitchen, self-laundry...room was the size of the bed without any other space to move, bathrooms were filthy...they have a strange system where guests are expected to keep shared bathrooms clean themselves...seems like if they don't (which of course they won't), no one else will...

Disliked: Stephanie left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

12 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: better for long term stays not many people about

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

12 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Overall a good place. Small but cozy with a definite community vibe. People are nice. Facilities are a little worn but not overly so. Linens could use an upgrade but nothing like I've seen at other places. Overall worth the $.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Samuel Inverso

20 February 2009 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: Leah was very helpful in suggesting places to eat and see.

Disliked: Samuel left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Maren Freudenberg

11 May 2008 Maren would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere, like having housemates for a week

Disliked: Maren left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kevin Goold

10 April 2008 Kevin would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to meet people - nice lounge area. This is the 3rd hostel I've stayed in in Taipei, and my favourite. The little things are important - there's always free drinking water and toilet paper!! (unlike other places I could mention). Also internet is free - no pumping $10 coins into a box... Banks, cheap places to eat, computer market and Taiwan Beer beer hall all in neighbourhood!

Disliked: Kevin left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

02 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Meeting people was great. People seemed to get along really well.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Adam Franic

21 September 2007 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Great price, great location, and a great atmosphere. Staying at the World Scholar House and hanging out with the supervisors and other roomies was an extremely fun and enjoyable experience! If you're interested in saving a buck and just having a good time, I definitely recommend this hostel. I was a little disappointed with the cleanliness and order of the main living areas and bathrooms, but the rooms weren't anything to complain about. The A/C and internet also worked well in my room. Basically, if you're a picky person, you really shouldn't be staying at hostels anyway haha. I'll be going back for sure! :)

Disliked: Adam left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Welshock

21 March 2007 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Walking distance to MRT. Walking distance to Taiwan Beer Bar. Friendly English speaking staff. Internet Access. Safe and clean. Comfortable beds. Hot showers with good water pressure. Sharing environment. Note: AC costs extra and toilet has min flush capabilities.

Disliked: Elizabeth left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

08 January 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: quiet! thats it!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

02 January 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great place to meet some interesting and fun folks. It was really welcoming. It had a warm atmosphere that I really liked. The staff was very helpful and kind. I thought it was in a good location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

06 October 2006 would recommend this property

Liked: free wireless internet, good location, close to mrt

Disliked: left no negative feedback.


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