Dong Wu Hotel: Where to Stay in Taipei City, Taiwan

Dong Wu Hotel: Where to Stay in Taipei City, Taiwan

“A little old fashioned but all you need and good value.”

User lillibetdevon couldn’t have been more spot on in her TripAdvisor review. Located just a short walk from Daqiaotou MRT station, Dong Wu isn’t the most modern hotel we’ve stayed in but it’s one of the most comfortable. The rooms are big and fully amenitized, providing modern conveniences like a flat screen satellite TV and wifi access despite the 80s decor. The bed is comfortable with down pillows while the bathroom is spacious and clean with both a shower and bathtub.

One small thing we really enjoyed about the room is the side table with two chairs pictured above. We like drinking beers after a long day of sightseeing so that little setup gave us a comfortable spot to put our feet up and talk about the day’s adventures.

Speaking of beers, there’s a 24-hr Family Mart right next door to the hotel as well, which is another massive plus for any traveler.

I made our reservation with and paid NT$ 1,960 a night for three nights in October 2014. Not bad at all for a room of this size. Each room has satellite TV, a minibar, and wifi, and comes with free buffet breakfast.
Dong Wu Hotel, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

L: Small refrigerator, hot pot, and digital safe. They leave two complimentary bottles of water in your room everyday.
R: Clean bathroom with bathtub
Dong Wu Hotel, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

Complete amenities
Dong Wu Hotel, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC


Breakfast is served from 7-10AM daily.
Dong Wu Hotel, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

Congee / rice porridge. They had this everyday.
Dong Wu Hotel, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

Breakfast here was great. They give you a good mix of eastern and western dishes.
Dong Wu Hotel, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

Cappuccino and espresso machine. Awesome right?
Dong Wu Hotel, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

Dining area. On the left wall are magazines that you can borrow. You can’t see them here, but on the right side of the room are two iMacs with printers that guests can use.
Dong Wu Hotel, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

As mentioned up top, it’s right next to our favorite convenience store — Family Mart! Woohoo! There’s also a small night market just a few minutes away for late night eats.
Dong Wu Hotel, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

If you like staying at places with character, then this hotel isn’t for you. It doesn’t have much in the way of style or charm. But if all you need is a clean and comfortable room at a decent rate, then you’ll be very happy with Dong Wu. Visit or Agoda to make a reservation. Be sure to check both sites to find the best deal.

Dong Wu Hotel

258 Sec. 2, Yan Ping North Road, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC
Tel: +866 2 2557 1261
Fax: +866 2 2553 7614
Approximate Room Rate: NT$ 1,960 per night (as of Oct 2014)

By subway, get off at Daqiaotou MRT station. Look for exit 3, Yongle Elementary School. Walk down Sec. 2 Yan Ping North Road around 200 meters and you’ll see the hotel on your right side immediately after the Family Mart.


For more Taiwan travel tips, check out our First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Taipei, Taiwan

 The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Taipei, Taiwan


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JB Macatulad

JB Macatulad

JB is one half of Will Fly for Food and its chief itinerary maker.  He's the one to blame for all the crappy photos and verbal diarrhea on this blog.  Don't listen to him.
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There are 8 comments for this article
  1. Eugene at 4:11 pm

    Hello, I will be arriving in Taipei on April 29 at 1am. What public transpo do i use to get to Dong Wu Hotel and how far is it from the airport? I will be riding cebu pac. I hope you can help. Thanks☺

  2. JB Macatulad at 4:24 pm

    Hi Eugene, you can refer to our TAIWAN GUIDE for advice on how to get to the city from the airport. From there, you can take the Metro to Dong Wu. Have a good trip. 🙂

  3. Kim Mae Sidon at 11:23 am

    Thanks for the info/review 🙂 I’ll be arriving in Taipei on Friday and will be staying in Dong Wu hotel. Will you be able to recall if the room has hair blower? Thank you~ ^_^

  4. JB Macatulad at 3:55 pm

    Hi Kim, I’m pretty sure it did. The rooms look like they’re stuck in the 80s but they’re big and fully amenitized. 😆

  5. Kim Mae Sidon at 8:56 pm

    Thank you very much for the response, JB 🙂 I have used the blower well although it cannot be detached from it’s socket from the CR. I don’t know why but i find it more convenient if the blower can be detached, right? Thanks to your Taipei Guide as well as we were able to used it. <3

    what is you IG page by the way? you can follow me also :))

  6. JB Macatulad at 7:52 am

    Hi Kim, I don’t have any hair to blow dry but I’m sure Ren agrees haha…I can imagine the cord makes it more restrictive. Happy the guide was useful to you! You can follow us on Instagram HERE. We’ll follow you right back. 😉

  7. Jojo C. at 6:54 am

    Hi JB, thanks for the info…we are going to Taipei late this month (February) and up to now we don’t have any accommodations…been looking around and airbnb…its good I’ve seen your info site. If we choose this hotel, how do we reach it from the airport…did you take a taxi…if yes how much? can we take the bus from the airport?

    would really love to hear from you….


  8. JB Macatulad at 2:03 pm

    Hi Jojo, sorry for the late reply as we were away on a trip. You can refer to our TAIWAN TRAVEL GUIDE for details on how to get to the city from the airport. Hope that helps and enjoy your trip! 🙂

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