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Alishan Youth Activity Center

106 Erh Wan Ping, Hsiang Lin V, A Li Shan Hsian, Alishan, Chinese Taipei

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Alishan Youth Activity Center is renowned for the sunset of Tashan, the cloud sea and the cherry blossoms in world-famous destination.

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Alishan Hostel

Hostel Alishan

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Mount Ali (Alishan in Chinese language) is one of the eight most celebrated scenic spots in Taiwan . Its ancient balmy forests, gleaming cloud scapes, fantastic sunrises & sunset, seasonal flowers and quaint narrow-gauge winding train tracks curve made here become a worldwide reputation as a delightful tourist attraction., Facing Tashan--the sacred mountain of Zhou tribe, Alishan Youth Activity Center is surrounded by the original forests. The architecture style of our center is the romantic European style with overall facilities and a spacious area. We create the cozy atmosphere like a family and to provide attentive services. Alishan Youth Activity Center offers 48 guestrooms and suites, conference rooms, tea house, Karaoke room, Sakura Youth Cafe,etc. Excellently equipped with the fashionable and leisure functions, Alishan Youth Activity Center is your primary choice for lodging and relaxing hiking.

When you stay on Alishan Youth Activity Center. The healthy pathways, such as Black Forests, usher you to breathe the fresh air full of Phytoncide. Enjoying the spectacular sunset of Tashan, changing cloud sea, starry night, and the spring scenery of cherry blossoms, you may indulge in this secular paradise, like in the heaven, without any worries.

The tea from Alishan enjoys the worldwide reputation and we sincerely present special cuisine only in Alishan to you. All staff in Alishan Youth Activity Center welcomes your coming wholeheartedly, guaranteeing you pleasing dining, comfortable lodging and delightful traveling.

※ Our center is located in halfway up of Alishan National Scenic Area, you can see the amazing Tashan SUNSET in here.

※ If you want go to see Alishan sunrise, You need to get up at 3:00 am in early morning, and WALK ALMOST 2 HOURS to Alishan Forest Recreation Area, buy tickets & take forest rail.
WE DO NOT OFFER SUNRISE SHUTTLE BUS!! (Pleas make sure you accept BEFORE booking.)


"Do I need a YH membership card?" - Yes! Card must be shown upon arrival. Membership can be purchased at our center. A non-member will be charged in additional 15% fee on arrival.

"Do you provide bed sheets?" - Yes, they're included in the rate.

"Do you serve breakfast?" - Yes, they're also included. Breakfast time from 7:00 till 9:00 am.

"Do I need buy a Alishan Forest Recreation Area ticket ?" - Our center is located in halfway up of Alishan National Scenic Area, it's a much more large area included many scenic places which worth visiting. But if you only focus on watch sunrise or take Forest Railway, you will need buy a ticket to enter in Alishan Forest Recreation Area, which is on the top of Alishan National Scenic Area.

"Until what time do you hold my reservation?" - For ensure the occupancies of our center, we only receive bookings via We keep it till 6 pm, if you don't show up at all, we'll charge your credit card the amount of your first night's stay.

"How early do I need to book?" - The earlier the better. Our busiest months are February, March, April, July and August. You can make appointments maximum three months in advance.


Prices are members' prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 13:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 15 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 886 5 267 9561

Fax. 886 5 267 9562

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Zhushan Sunrise in Alishan (5 to 10km)
  • Alishan Sacred Tree Trail (3 to 5km)
  • Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Location is too far (3km) from nearest bus stop. It is suggested to provide pick up / drop off services.


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Sat 08 Nov 2014

Location is too far (3km) from nearest bus stop. It is suggested to provide pick up / drop off services.


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Sat 08 Nov 2014

The hostel has very good mattress for comfy sleeping. The room is spacious. But the toilet stinks the very moment we moved in.


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Li Ying,

Tue 02 Sep 2014

The staffs are very friendly.


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Chi Ping,

Thu 15 May 2014

it have to set up transfer bus to see the sunrising at early morning because 10 miniute by bus to Alisan train station and 2 hour by walking which is dangerous cause busy trafic condition


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chung cheng,

Fri 25 Apr 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

75km to Chiayi Airport
From Chiayi Station take bus to Alishan-2.5hrs. Stop at Youth Activity Center Station 40-50min walk(3KM)
Alternate Transport
Located:located in halfway up of Alishan National Scenic Area near the Provincial Highway 18's 85.6 km. ※※ Our center is not inside of Alishan Forest Recreation Area and WE DO NOT OFFER SUNRISE SHUTTLE BUS!! Free parking is available.
Free parking is available
Take Taiwan Railway to Chiayi Train Station then transfer to bus

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