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Hualien - Kuanyun International YH

GuanYuan No.22, Hualien, Chinese Taipei

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Kuanyun International Youth Hostel is located in Taroko National Park and is 100 kilometers from Hualien in the east.

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Hualien Hostel

Hostel Hualien

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Kuanyun International Youth Hostel is located in Taroko National Park and is 100 kilometers from Hualien in the east, and 145 kilometers from Taichung in the west. It is close to the bounder of Taichung County and Nantou County. Situated at 2374 meters above sea level, Kuanyun International Youth Hostel is famous for watching cloud sea, thus deriving the name. With its spacious and comfortable layout and red-white colors, the building expresses an unique feature among the mountains.
Surrounded by famous high mountains like QiLai Mt. and HeHuan Mt., Kuanyun Youth Hostel proudly possesses the view of folding mountains and surging cloud sea.With birds chirping in the valleys, flowers blooming in the woods, and stars sparkling in the sky, Kuanyun International Youth Hostel is a paradise for traveling in four seasons.sThe average temperature of 16 degrees in July makes it an ideal summer resort, and in winter it is best for snow watching., If you had never visited the Central Cross Island Highway, you can’t really claim to have been to Taiwan. In particular, Wuling is the highest top in all Southeast Asia highways. If you have a chance, you should ride bike here. Enjoy the cyclist’s worst nightmare, but also a great journey. Than you can sleep at Kuanyun Hostel, to pay tribute to your courage.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 20:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • 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.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 15:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +886-4-25991173

Fax. +886-3-8691171

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Tayuling (Tayu High Mountain) (3 to 5km)
  • Pilu Sacred Tree (5 to 10km)
  • Hehuan Mountain (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Keep in mind that it's not heated! In the winter it can get pretty cold inside but with a thick blanket it was still ok. Staff is quite friendly but does not speak too good english. Dinner has to be ordered before arriving - otherwise you will get only instant noodles. It's fine that there's breakfast included, but I didn't really like it... But I'm european. I didn't get too much good breakfasts in Taiwan :D


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Tue 14 Jan 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)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The front of Hualien Train Station Exit is a bus station. You can take Hualien bus from Hualien City to Kuanyun YH about 2.5 hours. Hualien Bus passes Kuanyun YH once every day. A person NT$326. It departs from Hualien at 8:40am to LiShan(Li Mt.) every morning reaching Kuanyun YH at about 12:00am ~ 13:00pm. Return from LiShan(Li Mt.) at 3pm to Hualien reaching Kuanyun YH at about 17:30 ~ 18:00 pm.
Alternate Transport
At 117K of Central Cross-Island Highway drive about 300 meters toward the YH sign. Car motocycle parking all at the hostel outside about 12 car parking spaces on the outside. Bicycle can be parked near entrance (not allowed to enter the room).
Take train to Hualien Train Station than trans Hualien bus from Hualien City to Kuanyun YH.

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