[Taipei Travel and Taipei Accommodation Q&A]
“ Jian Tan – is it a good place to stay? ”
by giraffez on TripAdvisor.com Nov 24, 2011, 11:01 PM
This is Cassie from Taipei-Vacation.com : ) We are working as freelance trip advisor, aiming at planning and designing personalized Taiwan tours for overseas travelers.
Jiantan is a good choice if your aim is the Shinlin night market. I’ve personally stayed at Jiantan CYC center for more than 4 summers as I was a counselor for OCAC Expatriate Youth Taiwan Study Tour. =) They have renovated the guest rooms in the recent years, so the new accommodation building is modern and clean. Each room can accommodate 4-6 people. However, if your group is less than 3 people, they will accommodate you at the old accommodation building which may be less modern but should not be a problem for comfortable budget stay.
As for the room fee, it depends on what kind of room type (e.g. how many people) and your travel dates. You can see their room overview on the website. However, they are extremely popular as they are positioning as youth center accommodation. Also, it is hard to expect which actual room they will assign to you. What you see on the web page will not be necessary the room they finally assign.
If you are looking for some other option, we have a good partner who is running a serviced apartment near by Shualien MRT station (3 MRT stops to Shinlin night market, 2 stops to Main station). It is much closer to the city center and all the shopping area with similar price. If you mention you are referred by Cassie on Tripadvisor I can personally ask for another exclusive discount for you. : )
Hope it helps! : )
More Information in English:
- Jiantan (Chientan) CYC (China Youth Corps.) Center
10-mins walking from Chientan MRT Station, Situated on the west bank of the Keelung River, Chientan Overseas Youth Activity Center is occupying an area of 50,000 square meters. It is by far the largest activity centers owned by China Youth Corps (CYC) with three major areas: meeting, teaching and recreational. The visitors would enjoy the combination of the traditional-style elements as well as modern technology. Surrounded by great natural views – KuanYin Mountain and Chientan Lake, it would definitely make a remarkable trip to Taipei.
- Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, R.O.C. (OCAC), Taiwan