Choosing accommodation when you are not in Taipei yet

If you do not have a person currently living in Taipei who really speaks Chinese, knows your budget and preferences regarding renting an apartment, NCCU IA  SUGGESTS YOU to book a hotel, hostel or the International House of Taipei (Tel: 886-2-2910-3117, E-mail: ih102@ms16.hinet.net) for the first 2-3 weeks of your stay in Taipei. During this time we can provide you with all the information and assistance you need to find a permanent room for the period of your study. This way you will have a chance to select the place that best suits your needs.

For further information the International House of Taipei, please continue reading this page, as there is a section regarding this particular place.

If you want or need other hotel/hostel options, please check the list of places below.

Where to look

There are some places and websites that you can check for single and shared accommodation.

NCCU Student Housing Section located in the Administration Building on the 3rd floor (information provided in Chinese)

Tsuei Ma-Ma Foundation For Housing And Community Services

Keep in mind that being in another country, some rooms might be different than the average room in your country.

Bathrooms tend to be smaller; so its very normal for the shower, toilet and sink to be very close from each other in the same room.

People rarely have kitchens in single rooms (studios) since its actually less expensive to go and eat on restaurants when its for 1 person only.

Recommendations:

– Make sure all utilities work: air conditioning, gas, water, hot water, electricity and so on.

– Don’t give money in advance until you have signed a rent contract.

– Some places ask for 1 or 2 month deposit. In most cases you can negotiate it to 1 month.

Types of arrangement to rent outside campus

Type of apartment Average Pricing Contract Example pictures
Shared Flat: in this arrangement, you pay the price for a room, and you share the facilities (kitchen, living room, washing machine) usually with other students. 4000-6000 NTD/month

Water, electricity, internet, gas, maintenance: 2000 per month

6 – 12 months  
Single room: you have your own bathroom, closet, desk and sometimes fridge, and you share washing machine and water fountain with persons renting other rooms in the same floor 7000-10000 NTD/month

Water, electricity, internet, gas, maintenance: 1500 per month

6 – 12 months  
Apartment: this arrangement you have usually 2 to 3 bedrooms, private kitchen, and living room, etc. You can choose the people who you want to share the apartment. 18000-22000 NTD/month (whole apartment)

Water, electricity, internet, gas, maintenance: 2000 per month (each person)

12 months **(subject to change depends on the landlord)  
Photo credit: NCCU Student Housing Service Website

NCCU IA suggest you to take a look at this important information about renting a place in Taipei here.

 

If you feel like staying at a hostel and check apartments here, take a look these places.

1. International House of Taipei (with Shuttle Service)

Before coming to Taipei, you have some option of accommodation. You can live in the dorms, getting an apartment on your own, or you can choose the International House of Taipei. In all the brochures we got it seemed like it was pretty close to campus, it was telling about the shuttle bus that takes you to campus in 10-15 min and cost 15 NTD for one way. So, you can probably think: “Oh, then it’s probably a short walk as well”. But it’s not a short walk. First of all, it is located at up on a hill. So, if you want any food or dinner, you have to take a yellow community bus down to the little centre. Also, if you want to get to campus without the shuttle bus, you first have to take the Danan Green 9 bus down to Qizhang MRT station. And then take the Green 1 bus to NCCU. If you are unlucky with the buses, this can take you an hour. But the shuttle bus is very convenient, so if you can, take this.

Shuttle bus to NCCU: 7:10、7:40、8:20、9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday

The rooms at the International House are ok. There are 4 types of rooms you could choose.

1.student single room(attached bathroom) NT$ 550 per night / NT$ 10100 per month

2.student single room(bathroom outside) NT$ 500 per night / NT$9100 per month

3.student double room(attached bathroom) NT$ 500 per person per night / NT$ 8100 per person per month

4.student double room(bathroom outside) NT$ 450 per person per night / NT$ 7100 per person per month

Address: No. 102 Hsin-Pao 1st Street, Hsin-tien, Taipei County, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel: 886-2-2910-3117

E-mail: ih102@ms16.hinet.net

Website and more information

3.Chocolate Box

Address: (2F), No.11-1, Pucheng St., Taipei

Tel: +886 988-618-953

E-mail: cbbackpackers@gmail.com

website and more information

4.Y Hotel Taipei (YMCA)

Address: 19 XuChang St. Taipei 10047 Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel: 886-2-2311-201~8

Fax: 886-2-23113209

E-mail: mailto:rv.ymca@msa.hinet.net

Website: http://www.ymcahotel.tw/

5.Taiwan Youth Hostel Association

Room 3037, 3F., No.3, Beiping W. Rd., Jhongjheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel: 886-2- 2331-1102 , 886-2- 2331-2655, 886-2- 2314-3969

E-mail: ctyha@yh.org.tw

Website: http://www.yh.org.tw/en/index.asp

6.Taipei Teacher’s Hostel

Address: No.15, Nanhai Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel: 886-2-23419161Ext.106

Fax: 886-2-23219378

E-mail: mailto:teacher.hostel@msa.hinet.net%20

Website: http://www.tth.url.tw/

7.AirBnb

AirBnbThis service has been gaining popularity for incoming students to stay while they sort out their living arrangements.

 

*Notice:

MuZha is a relatively small town, and living space is rather limited, particularly at the beginning of September, so it is recommended that students arrive in Taiwan 1 to 2 weeks prior to the start of their first term, in order to find desirable housing. Housing related information can be found at the Office of Student Affairs on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building, on advertisements posted around the NCCU campus and through online searches.