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Hotel Review: NYS Loft Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan on The Next SomewhereLooking for a cool place to stay? Check into NYS Loft Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, a hotel with a whole lot of industrial charm, just a short walk away from Taipei Main Station.

For those who plan to visit Taipei, you’ll come to realize that the number of hotels to choose from can get overwhelming fast. That’s when having parameters to help with decision making becomes an absolutely necessity. For me, one of my biggest factors I always prioritize is great location. Which is why, when I discovered NYS Loft Hotel (3F, No. 1, Nanyang Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan), a charming new hotel situated right across from Taipei Main Station, the city’s main train terminal, my mind was quickly made up. The hotel’s aesthetics and infrastructure have come to fuse different concepts to create an entirely new breed of hotel experience that is hard to peg down.

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How to get there from Taipei Main Station: Go out of the main doors of Taipei Main Station and look for Caesar Park Hotel across the street. NYS Loft Hotel is around the corner from the hotel. If you find yourself taking the underground mall route, take exit M6 or M8 to get to NYS Loft Hotel.

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  • All bathrooms come with free toiletries
  • Free towels and linens
  • Shared kitchen (open to all guests)
  • On-site washer/dryer with ironing service
  • Free unlimited wireless access
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Shared lounge space with board games/puzzles
  • Airport pick-up for a surcharge (ask in advance)
  • Towels and security lockers available upon request (dorms only)
  • Multilingual: resources available in English, Japanese, and Chinese
  • Wheelchair friendly (there is an elevator)

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Located on the third floor, the 80-room property is a combination of shared and private rooms, spread across two floors. The hostel-hotel hybrid makes for a fully inclusive experience, with the rooms styles mixed together and not segregated unlike some other establishments. This facility was also designed for disabled guests in mind so if you are a person with disabilities, contact the hotel management who will gladly help accommodate any needs.

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Small spaces are utilized smartly

The type of room styles to choose from include:

  • Full-Bed Double Bedroom with Shared Shower (for 2 people)
  • Full-Bed Double Bedroom with Shared Bathroom (for 2 people)
  • Full-Bed Standard Double Room with No Window (for 2 people)
  • Comfort Triple Room with Shared Bathroom (for 3 people)
  • Standard Twin with Private Bathroom (for 2 people)
  • Double Deluxe Room with Sofa Bed and Private Bathroom (for 3 people)
  • Comfort Family Room with No Window and Private Bathroom (for 4 people)
  • Twin Standard Single Room with Shared Bathroom (1 person)
  • Deluxe Single Room with Shared Bathroom (1 person)
  • Comfort Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom (for 4 people)
  • Deluxe Twin Room with Shared Bathroom (for 2 people)

We opted for Standard Double Room with a full bed and private bathroom. Even though the rooms are small, you can’t help but admire the smart use of space. This room was made efficiently. From the small sofa in the corner to create a pseudo-lounge area to the outlets featuring USB ports and a number of outlet varieties so you can charge all items in one area, the attention to details negate the absence of space.

NOTE FOR FAMILIES TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN

All children are welcome but please note that this property property cannot accommodate additional beds in the rooms.

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hotel room nys loft hotel taipei
hotel room nys loft hotel taipei
hotel room nys loft hotel taipei

 


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When I asked Ivy and Kevin what the most important thing about the hotel, they both agreed that it was all about atmosphere. And from the moment you step into the hotel lobby, you can feel a strong commitment to creating all around good vibes. The theme of the hotel, according to Kevin, is inspired by their travels. During his adventures with Ivy around the world, they decided to pick up the “good feelings” from all the hotels/hostels they stayed at. This combination of ideas makes the hotel feel more open to all kinds of travelers, even families. There are no restrictions here. The balance between a hostel’s communality and a hotel’s penchant for intimacy, is perfectly struck NYS Loft. Some of my favorite details: the a grunge treatment to many of the barewood walls,with stenciled text effects to add texture. You can’t miss the graffiti wall with names of international cities. I also love how the common area feels so very retro with the throwback stereos and old vinyls lining the wall. You can clearly see that they borrowed from various design concepts. Repeated throughout the space is the overall presence of dark colors mixed with eye catching splashes of color.  NYS Loft is all about doing more with less space, a typical problem in densely concentrated Asian cities such as Taipei.

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The funky, music themed common space

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The dining area has a number of seats

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Fun quotes are plastered all over the walls

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QUICK BITES TO GO

A light selection of complimentary breakfast is offered on the weekends. If you’re looking for a big meal, get out on the streets where food is plentiful. The breakfast here is more something to hold you off until your next big meal. During our breakfast, we got to choose from salty porridge or a steamed pork bun. There was also a steamed cabbage bun for vegetarians. For beverages, you can choose between either milk tea, orange juice, or 3-in-1 coffee.


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The NYS Loft Hotel first opened its doors in mid-August of 2016 and have been enjoying steady business ever since. The owner, Kevin, is a Taiwan native and he runs this property with his lovely girlfriend Ivy, who takes on a supporting role as head of marketing. Kevin is an active owner; he handles all administrative work while engaging with all the customers to create a more personal stay. The two credit their success to their response to feedback, ensuring that all critiques given are immediately attended to. In the future, they’re toying with the idea of expanding but won’t until the NYS Loft runs smoothly and the customers feel absolutely comfortable in the environment the two have created.

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The 24-hour reception

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CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

Check-In: 3 PM. Check-out: 11 AM. Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. All children are welcome. Please note that room with a 2-person rate is subjected for 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child under 3 years old.

PRICE

Private rooms with showers starting at $88 per night. Four bed dormitories starting at $28.50 per night. BOOK HERE.

REVIEWS

Visit the NYS Loft Hotel Facebook as well NYS Loft Hotel on TripAdvisor for more firsthand reviews.

OVERALL RATING

7/10 ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪


DISCLAIMER: I was a guest of NYS LOFT Hotel, but all opinions and  photos, as always, are my own.


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Millette Pulido is a Bay Area-based, Boston-bred Filipina who loves to vagabond. At 29, the former expat has traded in her nomadic ways for a semi-grounded life in San Jose, CA. Recently married, she's focusing on balancing travel with a full-time job and a destination wedding side hustle, all while planning her honeymoon in 2020. She lives for good times, good food, and good peeps. Find out her #wheretonext on Instagram @thenextsomewhere.

Comments:

  • March 6, 2017

    This looks like a cool place to stay, especially considering the location. I love the decor, the mosaic in the toilet and the decorations in the rest of the hotel. Will definitely keep it in mind if I get to Taipei!

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  • March 6, 2017

    Thanks for sharing this affordable lodging option. It looks really funky, and fun. We have never been, but will pin this away for a potential future trip.

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  • March 7, 2017

    This place sounds so cool and comfortable. Love the decor and the mix of atmospheres between a hostel and a hotel. We’ll check this out next time were in Taipei.

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  • March 7, 2017

    I’m totally digging the industrial vibe of this place. I also appreciate that even though the rooms may be small, they make good use of the space. It looks hip and practical and sounds like the locations is also a plus!

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  • March 7, 2017

    Looks like a nice option, thanks. Love room pics, seems clean and neat. What more can one need when exploring the city!

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  • March 8, 2017

    This looks like a really funky hotel and I can’t believe how cheap it is for something so modern. And they have all the amenities you could really need. Wish I was going to Taipei tomorrow!

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  • March 8, 2017

    I had to read twice the price that you’ve written there. 88 for a double and 28 for a bed in dormitory? It is true that the hostel looks very good and the interior has a wonderful designs, but I think that each country has its own limits in terms of price for hostels?! In Morocco for example I didn’t pay more that 20$/night for a single room in wonderful riads (the traditional Moroccan palaces). For the moment my conclusion is that Taipei is expensive for my budget, but take in mind that I live in Romania, so maybe that’s an explanation.

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  • March 8, 2017

    If I’ve never told you that I’m OBSESSED with your graphics, then now you know :). This hostel looks amazing and such a good price point too! I love how hip it is while making good use of space. Haven’t been to Taiwan quite yet but now I know where I’m staying when I do go. I love seeing how trendy hostels have become nowadays!

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  • March 8, 2017

    I love that there is a shared kitchen available for all guests – when traveling, I like to make mysel a meal or so every few days atleast, esp with local market ingredients. Great concept, and will definitely keep in mind if I ever make it to Taipei!

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  • March 8, 2017

    Definitely digging the design of these digs. I am in love with urban elements like the industrial designs you see here. I am adding this to my list for when I visit!

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  • March 8, 2017

    I really like the industrial vibe of the rooms and common spaces, and the price is quite reasonable. By the way, I love your graphics!

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  • Candy

    March 8, 2017

    I’m loving the industrial vibe. It’s so awesome that they have a shared kitchen and you can even do laundry if you need to. And the location is definitely a selling factor for me 🙂

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  • March 9, 2017

    The quirky decor had me in! The efficient use of space as you mentioned was quite clever. Looks like an amazing place to stay. And the options of shared and private rooms was really good as well!

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  • March 9, 2017

    Holy cow, Iz. Your review game is insane! I’m truly so inspired by you! This place looks awesome. I love that there are so many options from dorms to completely private. Plus, their light breakfast is so yummy looking. Their rooms are so gorgeous and I would definitely stay here if when i go to Taipei. Plus, that location is great!

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  • March 9, 2017

    It really looks like a creative and warm place to stay in, i absolutely love it. I haven t been yet to Taiwan so i would definitely consider it for my future travel plans. The food looks Amazing !!!

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  • March 11, 2017

    I have never been in Taipei but this looks very nice and affordable place to stay. I especially like the tiles on the bathroom… I want some of those to my house! Great post! I hope to visit here someday.

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  • Rhiannon

    March 12, 2017

    Taiwan has never really been somewhere I’ve been keen on visiting, but last year I had a short layover at Taipei airport and being there but not being able to explore the country made me eager to actually visit!
    This hotel looks like it’d be a great choice for me if I do go – I love that they have soundproof rooms! Not for any naughty reasons, more because I always panic I have my Netflix on too loud for my neighbours! $88 for a private room is really good value too, I’m impressed.

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  • March 12, 2017

    $88 for a private bedroomw with shower is not at all bad. I especially love the quirky , music themed common space – just my kind of place.

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  • March 12, 2017

    The NYS Loft hotel looks really, really great! you’ve been talking about the perks, but weren’t there any down turns? When I travel I always have something to criticise. That being said I would most definitely check into this fab place 🙂

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