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Sun Moon Lake Youth Activity Center

101 Chung-Cheng Rd, Nantou, Chinese Taipei

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Located in National Scenic Area and near the Thao tribe, Sun Moon Lake Youth Activity Center has a unique view in the lake & forests.

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Nantou Hostel

Hostel Nantou

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This YAC lies within the Sun-Moon Lake National Scenic Area, 800 meters above sea level. The Center's grounds, covering almost 9 hectares, resemble a green & grassy fairyland. The Center is a favorite place for tourists to stay when visiting Sun-Moon Lake . Government departments and private companies also take advantage of the professional facilities available to conduct training seminars and host business retreats. Facilities include accommodation, restaurant, campfire area, bicycles rental service, aboriginal artifacts area, butterfly ecology garden, natural ecology classroom, golf practice field, Ching-hsin Garden Cafe, and a project adventure education school. Boat tours around the lake are a popular way to take in the beauty and enormity of the area. Cycling around Sun-Moon Lake is a great way to visit ancient Chinese temples and monasteries., Located in Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area and near the residence of Itathao tribe, Sun Moon Lake Youth Activity Center fully expresses its uniqueness in the lakes and hills.The famous scenery of Sun Moon Lake and Thao Tribe’s culture in Sun Moon National Scenic Area enjoy reputation in Taiwan. The renowned scenery of Sun Moon Lake was included in Eight Scenes of Taiwan in early years.

Located among the woods, Sun Moon Lake Youth Activity Center offers 28 elegant lodges, 45 Tang Dynasty Style Suites and auditoriums, accommodating 440 people for lodging, dining and training.

We are proud to provide some of the rooms for YH guests, accommodation prices fluctuate with the different dates, but the price includes buffet-style breakfast, sheets and clean private bathroom, we also have internet at public area and rental bike service.

As one of the largest outdoor ecological areas of butterflies in Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake Youth Activity Center provides special access for you to appreciate more than 50 species of butterflies. You may enjoy outdoor instruction and family travel in Sun Moon Lake Youth Activity Center.

※Please pay attention that if you No-Show without making cancel on line,
we are authorized to charge your full price by credit card.

※Membership cards shown upon arrival. Membership can be purchased at hostel. Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International. A non-member supplement will be charged on arrival at hostel.


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 22:00
  • 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.
  • Non-members are required to purchase full membership 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
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - At or next to the hostel

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 886 49 285 0070

Fax. 886 49 285 0037

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Sun Moon Lake Ropeway (At or next to the hostel)
  • Sun Moon Lake Bike Trail (1 to 2km)
  • Sun Moon Lake Antique Assam Tea Farm (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Certain staff was not properly trained - whilst attending to my enquiry, she kept also attending to others after me, trying to be 'efficient' but was basically downright very rude! There were also other staffs around who could attend to them.


Avatar for Goo Tong

Goo Tong,

Mon 09 May 2016

Two nights stats at Sun Moon Lake Hostel, it's a wonderful experience. Buffet breakfast was Ok and enough. It's a good hostel but difficult to get a bed.


Avatar for JEI E


Mon 28 Mar 2016

Staffs are very nice and provide travel information.The breakfast is delicious and clear.The room is so big with independent shower and toilet.


Avatar for PO CHU


Tue 05 May 2015

Staff went to clean my room but they forgot to lock the door!!


Avatar for Peerapol


Tue 13 Jan 2015

Its good to find a hostel for single traveller in Sun Moon Lake. The environment of the hostel was wonderful. Still, its a bit inconvenient to get to the hostel. U have no transportation except taxi to get to the hostel if you missed out the last shuttle bus.


Avatar for Lai


Sat 14 Jun 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (5 to 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From Taipei or Taichung take bus to Shuishe Village then take local bus or taxi to the Youth Activity Centre
Alternate Transport
Located in Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area and near the residence of Itathao tribe Sun Moon Lake Youth Activity Center fully expresses its uniqueness in the lakes and hills. Free parking for is available. (Only tenants use.)
Free parking is available for guests only

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