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Cheap areas to stay in Taipei

Wanhua is an atmospheric historical district, where you’ll find an abundance of cheap hotels, amidst picture-perfect temples, colorful night markets, and buzzing night spots. Songshan is the city’s dynamic beating heart, with plenty of affordable accommodation, an array of bargain-priced eateries and lush green parks. Zhongzheng is Taipei’s political epicenter, with iconic sights like the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, idiosyncratic architectural gems like the Taipei Cultural Mosque, and unbeatable transport links.

Cheap hotels in Taipei

The Meander Taipei Hostel is a stylish, modern hostel, where you can enjoy a restful night’s sleep in a cozy dorm, and take advantage of great perks like free WiFi and hot drinks. The Mei Stay is an intimate city center hotel, where the slick guestrooms come with home comforts such as flat-screen TVs, slippers, and free toiletries. The Poshpacker Hotel, meanwhile, boasts modern, minimalist decor, plus handy amenities like laundry services and a laid-back café.

Where to find cheap food in Taipei

Taipei is sheer heaven for foodies of all persuasions, and with a seemingly never ending selection of food stalls, hole-in-the-wall joints, and no-frills, family-run restaurants, eating out here needn’t break the bank. Daan is home to Tonghua Night Market, where you can feast on mouthwatering treats like succulent pan-fried shrimp dumplings or decadent egg custard tarts. Head to Wanhua for cheap and filling noodle soups, topped with flavorsome garlic paste and fiery chili sauce. In Songshan, you’ll find wood-fired pizza, spicy Indian curries, and juicy American-style hamburgers, all at great prices.

Cheap things to do in Taipei

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is an imposing, gleaming-white monument to the long-serving former president, and one of Taiwan’s most iconic national symbols. It’s surrounded by a beautifully maintained park, where locals gather at sunrise to practice Tai Chi. Taipei Zoo is one of the city’s most popular family attractions, thanks in part to its incredibly low ticket prices. Here, you’ll find an amazing collection of well cared for animals, including cuddly koalas, mesmerizing clouded leopards, and adorable giant pandas. For an incredible free view of the city, take a short but bracing hike up Elephant Mountain. Set off in the late afternoon and then enjoy watching the spectacular sunset.

Cheap ways to get around Taipei

Getting around Taipei is generally quick, hassle-free, and, best of all, cheap. The Taipei Metro, or MRT, is the city’s state-of-the-art subway system. It’s the most convenient way to hop between major attractions, and you’ll find information in English at all stations. There’s also an extensive bus network, and you can save money on fares by buying a pre-paid EasyCard. Metered taxis are more expensive, but still significantly cheaper than in many other capital cities. If you’re feeling adventurous, bicycles are available to rent at most metro stations.

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