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Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel

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F9, No.22, Section 1, Chongqing North Road, Datong, Taipei 103 Taiwan
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#9 of 36 Specialty lodging in Datong
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Centrally located in the city, Mr Lobster’s Secret Den design hostel is a convenient 7-minute walk from Taipei Main Station, Taipei Bus Terminal and High Speed Rail Station. It features modern and youthful accommodation with free Wi-Fi access in the entire property.Accessible by elevator, bright rooms are simply furnished with air conditioning, parquet flooring and minimal décor. Rooms include a
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100Great for walkers
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364Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
30Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Reviews3Q+A5Room tips

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Normandy wrote a review Feb 2020
Manila, Philippines45 contributions27 helpful votes
Pros: A couple of minutes walk to Taipei Underground Mall. Few minutes walk to Taipei Main station, Ningxia Night Market and Welcome supermarket. Reception is accomodating and they speak english very well. Hotel has a weighing scale for luggages. Clean bedsheets and pillow cases. Free use of umbrellas. Fast wifi. Cons: Triple room has a smell of sewer. To get rid of it, you need to leave the exhaust fan and the room windows open. Breakfast variety can be improved.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Madalina V wrote a review Jan 2020
Bucharest, Romania140 contributions32 helpful votes
Very good location, close to Taipei Main Station. We had room with window, it is small but cosy, comfortable and clean. All necessary facilities: daily towels, TV, air conditioning, cosmetics. The breakfast is very simple with 2-3 Asian options. Staff is friendly. Overall is a good choice
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jaze07 wrote a review May 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions31 helpful votes
+ The location was perfect! Very close to the airport metro/main train station and ningxa night market. Friendly staff, Comfortable bed and clean room. I like the concept and decoration. Definitely go back!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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cebu_guy wrote a review Apr 2019
Makati, Philippines106 contributions5 helpful votes
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walking distance to airport express and to taipei main station. entrance is thru commercial stalls during the day and back entrance during the night. tough place to find if you don't properly research the place. stayed three nights. room 26 has awful smell so much that we keep the window open (goodness, it was feb so it wasnt hot and stuffy). hotel is one floor housed inside an old building (which could accounts for the poor sanitation). has simple breakfast consisting of toast and spread, congee, coffee mix, tea bags. self service laundry is available. not cheap and not a very good choice than other nearby properties which are newer.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: think twice if you're staying in private room such as 26 and 28, sanitation is poor and smell...
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GoC wrote a review Dec 2018
Gold Coast, Australia37 contributions9 helpful votes
This hostel is okay for spending a few nights in Taipei. The rooms are pretty basic but include everything you’d want - light, electric socket, curtain etc. Beds are comfy but very small - not ideal if you’re taller than 5”10. The communal area in the photos is nice and kept very clean, but feels much smaller than the pictures show it to be. Can only fit a few people on the sofa/swing. Location is very close to Taipei Main Station and quite easy to find with Google Maps. Staff are polite and speak enough English to help you out.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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bittersweetjune wrote a review Jul 2018
Malaysia40 contributions10 helpful votes
Staff were very friendly and helpful, and they provided affordable laundry service. Beds were very comfortable. However, breakfast was average and the hostel was located quite a distance away from the Taipei Main Station.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We stayed in Classic Quadruple Room with 2 bunk beds and it was awesome room with good soudproofing.
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jeff78538 wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom214 contributions54 helpful votes
Hostel is good. Location is close to train station, although not in a very lively area - Xiamen is a 10 minute walk. Front desk staff is nice and available 24/7. Dorms are relatively small and no lockable storage facilities available. Beds are comfortable and bunks are sturdy. Individual lights and charging ports are available. Towels cost 20 NTD each. Limited number of bathrooms available, but seemed enough at the time. Internet pretty slow in the rooms, ok in the common areas. Main downside is the price. There area other, better, hostels available nearby for a cheaper price (check Oxygen hostel).
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tigger B wrote a review Dec 2017
London, United Kingdom128 contributions21 helpful votes
Great little place with a good sized private rooms with bathroom. The free breakfast was a nice touch and the communal areas are very comfy and homely. Great to have access to a washing machine too. On our last night during our first stay we were woken at 5am, being asked if we could smell smoke. Having to get up at 6am and being jet lagged this was not well received. We arrived to a smokey reception on our 2nd stay although the receptionist apologised for this. Despite the smoke issues this hostel is well located near the station and is central to everything in Taipei, reasonably priced and very clean and welcoming, so I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dave M wrote a review Oct 2017
22 contributions6 helpful votes
For my first visit to Taiwan, I chose this hostel, mostly because it appeared to be central to what I wanted to see. It was easy to find from Taipei main station and took only a few minutes to locate, even being unfamiliar with addresses in the city. The hostel was clean, my dorm was comfortable and quiet, bathroom facilities very nice with lots of hot water for showers. Having a light breakfast available all made my stay quite restful. The hostel is on the ninth floor, but there is elevator access and you can come and go any hour of the day or night.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Angel Y wrote a review Oct 2017
Melbourne, Australia100 contributions9 helpful votes
1.hard to find 2.we had a twin room, furnitures are really cheap and kinda dirty. it only has one tiny table, after putting our luggage on it, we had no other surface to put our drink bottle! Did not dare to use the bathroom; The pipe from upstairs is exposed in our ceiling and created really loud noises. 1. 很难找。 2. 性价比极低--我们住的是有窗双人房,家私极为简陋,一张很小很小的桌子,放了行李以后杯子都没地方摆。浴室不敢用。楼上用水通过我们房间那段水管时听得超级清晰。
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Date of stay: December 2016
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US$41 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TaiwanTaipeiDatong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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MR LOBSTER'S SECRET DEN DESIGN HOSTEL - Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions about Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Q Square Mall (0.4 km), Breeze Taipei Station (0.5 km), and Taipei City Mall (0.2 km).
What are some restaurants close to Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palais de Chine Hotel -Le Palais, Fuzhou Ancestor Pepper Pie Chongqing, and Palais de Chine Hotel - La Rotisserie.
Are there any historical sites close to Mr Lobster's Secret Den Design Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dalongdong Bao An Temple (2.5 km), The Lin Family Mansion and Garden (7.2 km), and Taipei Confucius Temple (2.4 km).