109 Hostel Taipei: A Muslim Friendly Hostel in the Heart of Taipei, Taiwan

By Leo Galuh | 16, Sep, 2021
109 Hostel Taipei: A Muslim Friendly Hostel in the Heart of Taipei, Taiwan

Many countries have begun to encourage the tourism sector to be friendly with Muslim tourists. Taiwan is no exception. It's all done to serve the best service for Muslim tourists who choose Taiwan as a tourist destination.

Taiwan has taken steps to provide comfort for Muslims who are visiting and residing in their country. As a result, you can find 46 Muslim-friendly hotel properties there, including 28 new ones that just received certification.

In addition, to attract more Muslim tourists, Taiwan is also serious about preparing hotels, restaurants, and many Muslim-friendly facilities with CrescentRating and halal certificates from The Chinese Muslim Association (CMA). Making it easier for Muslim tourists to spend their holidays in Taiwan with peace of mind.


109 Hostel Taipei
109 Hostel Taipei

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109 Hostel Taipei offers a comfortable atmosphere for Muslim travelers who wish to visit this fascinating city. Located in the heart of Taiwan, this Hostel is an excellent starting point to explore a vibrant and exciting city.

It takes 45 minutes to reach the airport. Due to its strategic location, this place has easy access to other must-visit destinations in the city.

Within 800 meters, you can easily find the Presidential Office Building around one kilometer from Taipei. Not far away, you can visit the historical site of Zhongshan Hall. It is about a 15-minute walk from The Red House, a historic building accommodation that also offers free Wi-Fi access. There is a business center that would help you with administrative stuff like exchange your money. In addition to those attractions, Bopiliao Old Street is also only 1.8 km from 109 Hostel Taipei.

109 Hostel Taipei also offers various facilities to maximize your stay in Taipei. There are some available services for guests here, including free Wi-Fi in every room, grocery delivery, private check-in/check-out, wheelchair access, and luggage storage.

The hostel management offers some services that will pamper guests, including a flat-screen TV, carpeted floor, clothes rack, mirror, and slippers in some rooms.

For some guests who love to take a walk, Taipei 109 is the perfect option. The hostels offer a variety of recreational areas to ensure a wide choice of activities for you to enjoy during your stay.

Tourists will enjoy a location and service that is second to none other than the Taipei 109 hostel.


109 Hostel Taipei Service
109 Hostel Taipei

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This place opens every day from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm. If you need to stay overnight, you should make a call to customer service at least 24 hours prior to your visit.

Don't forget to use the luggage storage service provided from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm, and if you want to add a mattress, you can ask for it. The room service will provide if it is still available.

The guest is suggested to call the receptionist if arrive at the hotel after 11.00 pm.

You are able to contact 109 Hostel Taipei in advance for check-in instructions. The bellboy will welcome you with joy upon arrival. You must be 18 years or older to have a reservation since everything you do will be your responsibility, as a guest.


COVID-19 Procedures

109 Hostel Taipei also plays an active role in preventing the spread of COVID-19, a virus that is killing millions of people globally. The hotel will check the body temperature of guests upon arrival.

If their body temperature is higher than 37.5°C based on the forehead measurement or 38°C after the ear measurement, the hotel has the right to reject the guest by following the government regulations.

Furthermore, for those of you who still have the status of undergoing quarantine at home or are doing self-isolation, the hostel will also refuse, according to the government regulations.

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, 109 Hostel Taipei only opens certainly facility, for restaurants, bars, some facilities. While the public areas may still be closed according to government regulations.


Muslim-Friendly Services

Taipei 109 hostel provides trained staff who understand the requirements of Muslim guests who come to visit.

Several services and features related to the needs of Muslim tourists, such as a list of the nearest mosque or a request for a women's and men's prayer room.

If you want to pray in your room, the 109 Hostel Taipei staff can also provide Qibla directions for prayer. The management provides prayer mats either from the beginning of arrival or when the prayer arrives.

You don't need to worry about the time difference between your country and Taiwan. The staff at this hostel can also provide requests for prayer times.

It will be provided at the front desk and in your room. There is also a shower in the toilet room, which will make it easier for tourists who come to take water for ablution (wudhu).

109 Hostel Taipei Taiwan

Image Credit: 109 Hostel Taipei

The most important thing for Muslim travelers is that 109 Hostel Taipei does not have a disco, alcohol, or bar. Moreover, there are no adult television channels, or is it part of a gambling resort.


Halal Food Options In and Around 109 Hostel Taipei

Halal Food in 109 Hostel Taipei

The Hostel has a Halal-certified kitchen where guests are given an option to ask for Halal breakfast and room service.

The hotel also usually serves vegetarian food that surely is halal. All snacks and drinks in the room/minibar are halal.

109 Hostel Taipei Pantry

Image Credit: 109 Hostel Taipei

In this place, Halal breakfast will serve to you even the kitchen at 109 Hostel Taipei is Halal certified.

Halal Food Around the 109 Hostel Taipei

As a Muslim-friendly hotel, Taipei 109 hostel is also supported by Muslim-friendly facilities, such as a halal restaurant that can reach on foot from the hotel.

Chang Beef Noodle Shop

It is located about 10 minutes. You will find The Chang Beef Noodle. That shop sells many different types of processed Halal meat.

Address: 21, Yanping South Road, Shenzhen District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Contact: +886-2-23312791

Muslim Beef Noodles Restaurant

Another option for Halal food around the area is the Muslim Beef Noodle Restaurant.

Address: 23 Yanping South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City
Contact: +886-2-23318203


Mosques & Other Accessibilities

Taipei Grand Mosque
Taipei Grand Mosque Taiwan

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There is a nearby mosque that you can pray in and congregate.

Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road., Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10650

Public Transport & Airports
Taipei Songshan Airport Taiwan

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The public transportation station is only 300 meters away, and the Taipei West Bus Station and Beimen Metro station are about 400 meters away.

Taipei 109 is close to Taipei Songshan Airport, which is 6 km away, or you can directly reach Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport which is 28.15 km away, so you won't have to worry about finding the airport when you return home.

Other Amenities Nearby

Other necessities that you can find near the hotel, including cash withdrawals or ATMs, are about 70 meters away. While Zhengkang Pharmacy hospital and clinic is about 330 meters, Shilin night market Shopping Center is around 4.76 km.

Freelance journalist. Currently aggregating economic news for analytical news service dedicated to competition law and regulatory developments around the world. Former reporter of tvOne (Indonesian television news channel) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation).

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