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Rising Sun Surf Inn

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the facilities are a little basic, this hostel was clean and had everything that I needed. I found that the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was very laid back, which suits the chilled out beach vibe. The hostel is really right on the beach and I thought the food was tasty. We also rented surf boards and wet...

Thank tchiridley
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2016

first , I hope that the owners can create a more friendly environment. not just depan by "rule" to limit and destroy the beautiful day. the story is I have a group has 10+ people here few days ago , we're coming to Wai-ao to enjoy the sunny & ocean, and we had fews people booking and stay in hostel...

Thank Renbin
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The service and food were very disappointing The food was over priced, it was just cheap supermarket stock and took a very long time to prepare. Free coffee - but the cheapest kind and it is self service and had to wait for cups. Worst of all was the lady (boss) of the hostel . She was quite impolite to...

3Thank mobile8
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a nice, clean, quiet hostel with basic amenities at reasonable room rates. The staff are helpful and friendly and the hostel is right on the beach. They have tables set up for outdoor eating. I enjoyed staying there and I will likely go back. The food was ok, but the staff were fantastic. If you're looking for a...

Thank MissCK
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I spent the night with some buddies of mine and had a great time. The hostel is right next to a secluded part of the beach which makes the location hard to beat. The people at the hostel are super friendly and are very laid back (but this can sometimes be a problem as we inquired several times about paragliding...

Thank oftheneill
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I came here to learn to surf and the instructors were fantastic. The staff here are amazing and aim to please. Waiao is a great beach that is not crowded at all, even during peak season. Its just a little more difficult to get to. I recommend going into Jiaoxi after surfing and soak in the hot springs.

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

There is a hostel dog named tortilla who made my experience better than it would have been! Any place that has a pet automatically gets props! Good location especially because I really enjoy surfing this beach and relaxing in this area. Check in was okay and the guy who showed us around was sweet, allowing us to check in prior...

Thank slidermuzz
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The manager made my stay here unbearable. She was disgustingly rude to my very close friend who she did not allow to stay in the hostel at 3am, snatched her key out of her hand and didn't refund her money. She was rude and disrespectful. I've heard such great things about this place but this manager ruined everything about my...

1Thank Robert R
Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This has been a review long overdue. It's been two year since i've been to the rising sun surf inn and I still miss it. The wonderful location conveniently close to Taipei yet still quite secluded. The staff of this hostel/hang out you won't find anywhere around the world. So incredibly nice, accommodating and social. I would try and go...

Thank 664michielb
Olten, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I stayed at this place for three nights. The dorm and common-area were very clean and the food provided at the bar is good and very cheap. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There were only a handful of other guests when I stayed there, but it's a good place to meet other travelers. The surfing is good too...

Thank Dryanta

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located directly on the boardwalk of the beach and surrounded by local jungle covered mountains. Wai'ao beach is a very local and authentic neighborhood, get a feel for the local seaside culture in Taiwan. Large common area with a lounge, table seating indoors and outdoors along the sea, as well as a bar and kitchen with food service. Best beachside hostel in Yilan! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rising Sun Surf Inn

Address: No.236 Section 2, Binhai Road, Toucheng Town, Yilan 261, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Yilan
Price Range: €15 - €45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Private rooms are great but so are the dorms, and all for a really good price.”
mikeaJ2559ST, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“choose the 6 bed mixed dorm if you want wifi in your room.”
Lionite, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“great view and beaches”
Hyeirin, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in the six person dormitory it was great.”
Anatole74, 23 Aug 2014 | Read review
“6 bed dorm - main building 8 bed dorm - separate building with no wifi and the possibility of people staying in the private room walking through the room constantly.”
vertrude, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
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