Where to Stay in Taipei: Guide to 4 Best Districts in Taipei (2019)

Where to Stay in Taipei: Guide to 4 Best Districts in Taipei (2019)
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Wondering where to stay in Taipei? Here’s a guide to four best areas and districts to stay in Taipei for an unforgettable Taiwan experience!

Taipei, a metropolis popular with holidaymakers, is bustling with shopping streets, lively night markets, homely delicacies, and intriguing museums waiting to be discovered.

With so many fun things to do in Taipei, it can certainly get a little overwhelming to plan your first itinerary, especially you think about where to stay in Taipei. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered!

Whether you’re looking for glamorous cosmopolitan lifestyles, districts with the coolest nightlife, or just mellow and nostalgic areas to relax in, there’s always the perfect Taipei neighbourhood for you. Check out this guide to the four best areas and districts in stay in Taipei:

1. Ximending: Shop Till You Drop

Best Taipei Districts Ximending

Ximending, one of the most popular areas, is a bustling commercial district in Taipei. Shopping, cafes, restaurants, bars, and clubs are highly concentrated in the Ximending district, and it’s no surprise Ximending is also one of the most densely-populated areas in Taipei.

Thanks to its abundance of shopping and lifestyle amenities, Ximending is the perfect neighbourhood for first time travellers in Taipei. If you enjoy a lively area, Ximending’s hustle and bustle is definitely the top pick you too!

2. Zhongshan: For The Olden Charm

Best Taipei Districts Zhongshan
Photo by: Department of information and Tourism Taipei

Zhongshan is also an urban district that’s popular with travellers. While the upscale shopping and luxury hotels (including the iconic Grand Hotel) are prominent, travellers often stay in Zhongshan district for a more local and traditional experience in Taipei.

Apart from historical landmarks, don’t miss the museums too – Lin An Tai Historical House and Museum, Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, and Museum of Jade Art, just to name a few. Zhongshan district is definitely the place to stay in Taipei for those looking for a refined experience with both urban and olden charms.

3. Xinyi: Cosmopolitan Living

Best Taipei Districts Xinyi

Considered Taipei’s most significant financial and cosmopolitan district, the Xinyi district is home to the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper. With many luxury malls, high-end restaurants, and entertainment hot spots in the district, Xinyi is also often referred to as the ”Manhattan” of Taipei.

If you’re looking for a taste of the glamorous city life, Xinyi district is the perfect Taipei area for you to stay in!

4. Tianmu, Shilin: East Meets West

Best Taipei Districts Tianmu
Photo by: Wudani

Located in the Shilin district, Tianmu is an affluent neighbourhood in Taipei. Home to Taipei’s largest expatriate population, Tianmu was mostly inhabited by US Armed Forces personnel stationed in Taiwan, together with their families, during the late 1970s.

Due to the high density of expatriates living in the area, there’s a variety of international fare (including one of the prettiest Starbucks you’ll ever see!), schools, supermarkets, and even a baseball stadium. If you prefer a diverse stay in Taipei, spend a day or two in Tianmu!

Still undecided on where to stay in Taipei? Feel free to stay in more than one district because as long as you book through Agoda with your YouTrip card, you can enjoy up to 20% + 6% off hotels in Taiwan!

Don’t forget to bring your YouTrip card along to utilise YouTrip’s Wholesale Exchange Rates for favourable New Taiwan Dollar (NTD) currency exchange rates too!


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