Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon Hostel
1F, No.6, Alley 4, Lane 48, JinJiang St., Taipei, Taiwan

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Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon is a home away from home. Whether you are just passing through on your backpacking journey, or planning to stay a while for study or work, EE&DD is a cozy, friendly place for all sorts of travelers. This is not simply a hostel – it is a family which truly enjoy each other‘s company. While staying with us, you will have the opportunity to make many new friends both from Taiwan and around the world. We are a passionate team of travellers, students, hobbyist/professional guitar players, language learners, storytellers and listeners. Come share your story with us; we are more than happy to be your first friend in Taipei.

We are located in Shida Area (Guting MRT Station)
3 min. walk – Guting MRT Station, 24H Supermarket, 7-11, local restaurants
10 min. walk – Shida Night Market, MTC, NTNU, Riverside Park, bars& cafés

By Metro:
1 Metro station to CKS Memorial Hall and Yongkang Night Market
2 Metro stations to NTU, Gongguan night market
3 Metro stations to Taipei Main Station (For Train/HSR), Ximen shopping area

We offer free maps of the local area and of Taipei city. Once you arrive, we will give you a brief introduction to Taipei!

We are big music fans! There is always music playing here, you can even be our DJ. We have a guitar, ukulele and piano. On Thursdays we have movie night and there are other occasional events such as waffle party, dinner, hiking, drinking and dancing. We pour our hearts out to make guests feel welcomed and to make sure they have an unforgettable stay with us!

Check-in time : 10:00 - 22:00 (Your room will be ready by 17:00)
Check-out time : 10:00 - 14:00

*Please read our “Things to Note” below before your reservation.


  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine


You will probably be arriving at Taoyuan International Airport ????.
You can take a taxi directly to the hostel, but it is cheaper to take the bus and the Metro (MRT).
Read below for detailed directions.

English Address: Taipei City, Jin-Jiang Street, Lane 48, Alley 4, No. 6, 1F
Chinese Address: ??????48?4?6?1F

::::::::: By Taxi :::::::::
Most of the Taxi drivers in Taiwan do not speak English.
Be sure to print out our directions and show the Taxi driver our Chinese address.
If needed, he can also give us a call. We will help him with finding us!
This trip will cost you around 1300NTD.

::::::::: Bus to Taipei Main Station :::::::::
We suggest that you take the Guo-guang Bus ???? to Taipei Main Station.
It will take you around 45 Minutes. The ticket is 125NTD.
Then take the Taipei Metro to Guting Station ??? or a Taxi to the hostel.
BUS HOURS: 05:40 AM - 1:30 AM (EVERY 15 MINS)

::::::::: Taipei Main Station to Guting Station :::::::::
After you reach Taipei Main Station, go to the Taipei Metro Station, which is inside of Taipei Main Station.
Take a train heading to Xindian ?? or Taipower Building ????.
3 stops to reach Guting Station ???. It will cost you 20NTD.
MRT HOURS: 06:00 AM - 00:30 AM (EVERY 3 MINS)

If the MRT is already closed when you arrive, you can take a Taxi directly to the hostel. It will cost you around 150NTD.

::::::::: Walk from Guting MRT Station to EE&DD :::::::::

1) Make a U-turn when coming out of Exit 2.
2) Make an immediate LEFT onto TongAn St. ???.
3) Continue down TongAn St. Turn onto JinJiang St. ???, the second street on the LEFT.
4) Continue down JinJiang St. Turn onto Lane 46 of JinJiang St., the first Lane on the RIGHT.
5) Continue down Lane 46. Turn onto the second Alley on the LEFT.
6) Look straight; you will see a street lamp. We are in front of the street lamp. On our door you will see 8 little elephants.
7) RRRRRING Our Door Bell.