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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I feel old and snobbish writing this review, but I guess my time to stay in hostels has come and gone with the years. For some reason when I saw this so highly ranked on tripadvisor under hotels (did I misread something?) I assumed it would rise above the standard hostel and be comparable to a hotel. Believe me it...

3Thank William C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Great staff, excellent location, lots of activities offered by the hostel. The staff is very friendly and warm. The will welcome you like family. They will assist you in all your travel needs and recommendations. The hostel is in the heart of Taipei and next to a hopping night market. The rooms are kept very clean, security is good and...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I lived there for almost two weeks, which has been a great time and an amazing experience, as well as a good place for meeting people from all over the world. Actually I don't know what to start with. Maybe, first of all, the fact that it is highly convenient, a couple of minutes walking from amazing food in the...

1Thank Artemi_Daniliuk
Kabul, Kabol, Afghanistan
Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

my friends and i stayed at chocolate box during our stay in taiwan. we were amazed by the clealiness and service of the staffs at chocolate box. There are regular cleanings to the shared bathrooms and frequent vaccuming of rooms. Due to it being a backpacker hostel, we felt at home due to the hostel settings. one can just freely...

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Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 March 2013

This is one of the friendliest hostel that I've stayed in Taipei. The receptionists were very friendly and provided me with great information on local foods, night markets, attractions, etc in the area. This hostel is also within a short distance from the MRT Guting Station. Make sure you take exit 3 from the Guting station, walk straight and make...

2Thank top_shelf98
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 15 February 2013

This was a great hostel. Close to transportation, one of the famous night markets, and had a nice, family/friendly atmosphere. I was here on my own but met many nice people who I often ended up going out with for meals or sightseeing. The rooms were okay, a bit small but comfortable and clean. The only complaint I have about...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 14 August 2012

It was my first time staying in a big city on my own for 3 days. I've been to quite a few countries, but never alone, so staying here was really comforting and safe, especially since I didn't know Taipei at all. And the only Mandarin I know is 'What', 'I don't know', and 'I don't understand.' I chose this...

1Thank GraceWonders
Petaling Jaya
Reviewed 14 June 2012

my first trip to taiwan and i booked 5 days stay with chocolate box. it was a great place to meet people, and Martin is very nice and friendly to everyone! He gave good recommendations and suggestions. i enjoy: - the location: very near to Shida night market, and a lot of cafes and restaurants downstairs. - the security: personal...

2Thank AddieY
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2012

I stayed here for 2 weeks and is one of the better hostels I have stayed in. Excellent location near Shida night market, NTNU and 5 min walk to two MRT's. The manager, Nikita, is very accommodating and helpful. I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm, but the most people in the room during my stay was 4. This...

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Yangyang, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Good location, 5 minute walk from MRT, in a quiet residential area close to the university area with a night market, cafes, etc. But it was very difficult to find in a taxi after midnight. It is on the second floor of the building, and the markings were very hard to see at night. I made deposits and then had...

3Thank Layla B

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." BOX is an INTERNATIONAL CO-LIVING HOUSE where to meet locals and lead you easily into Taipei City. There will be events holding regularly for you to meet friends! It looks like a hostel, but more than a hostel. Welcome to the BOX of Chocolates! Unlike normal share houses, we provide anything you will need with your stay: Bed linen/ towel changed weekly, shower gel/ shampoo/ hair conditioner, even breakfast! FREE: - AC/ ceiling fan each room; - WiFi available for the entire venue/ internet cable socket each bed; - Reading light each bed; - Bed linen/ towel changed weekly; - Shower gel/ shampoo/ hair conditioner/ hair dryer; - 24 hrs hot water supply; - Breakfast/ simple style with whole-wheat toast (jam and peanut butter), coffee machine coffee, tea and drinking water. Big common space, kitchen with cookware and tableware. Coin-operated washing machine (FREE soap powder) and clothes dryer. Fully equipped and licensed security system. - 7-10 minutes walk to NTNU, TKU; - Few bus stops directly to NTUE, PCCU; - Few MRT stations away to NTU, NTUST; - Yellow MRT Line directly to FJU; - Bus directly to NCCU; - Almost 30 minutes bus to any other schools you might be in! We are located right next to MRT Guting Station exit 6. - 24 hrs MacDonald and Wellcome supermarket downstairs; - Convenience stores, pharmacies, Ubike stops, swimming pool and gym (FREE 7 days pass) nearby. Suits your daily needs! Simplifying your life in Taipei City!! ※Monthly Rentals available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Life is like a BOX of Chocolates

Address: 12F, No.49, Sec.2, Roosevelt Rd., Daan District, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Taipei
Price Range: $710 - $1,847 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The private double is nice”
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“Most rooms are dorms so if you want privacy they have one double bed in a private room but it's not an ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles Bodhisottva, 30 Sep 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, I was in the 8 people room, of this one, bed 7 and 8 are the best ones.”
 of 5 bubbles Artemi_Daniliuk, 9 Sep 2013 | Read review
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