Cheap place to stay in Kending

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Cheap place to stay in Kending

Postby yuki60 » 06 Jan 2011, 15:22

Hello everyone. I will be heading out to Kending on January 16, and I'm struggling with the hotel matter.

I would like to stay inside the town so that I can be near the beach, sights and activity. My budget would be from NT$400 to NT$1,000 for a night. Dormitories are OK, and cheaper is better as long as it is inside of the town.

Would you have some suggestions?

And also about the scooter rental, how much would that be and how much would be the guarantee in general ?

Thank you very much to you all ^^
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Re: Cheap place to stay in the town of Kending

Postby Mugatu » 06 Jan 2011, 21:18

Have you thought about camping? There is a good, cheap campsite just past the main stretch of Kending street that is only a couple of hundred a night. Otherwise Kending is pretty expensive. The cheapest place I have stayed at on the main strip was called 'Xinxin' 欣欣 Their number is 08-8861008. I think I paid $900 for a Friday night, then about $2000 for a Saturday. Nothing special, but good location.

The xinxin hostel/hotel place will rent out scooters (if you have Taiwan licence) I think it was $400 a day. They just copied my ID/licence as a guarantee.
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Re: Cheap place to stay in the town of Kending

Postby yuki60 » 07 Jan 2011, 12:58

I would not be against camping but I have no material nor big backpack to carry it across the country.
Is it possible to rent a tent in Kending ?
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Re: Cheap place to stay in the town of Kending

Postby Mucha Man » 07 Jan 2011, 13:12

You should have no problem getting a room in Kending village itself for under NT1000 on a Sunday night in January. I was there last january for a couple days and was getting rooms in hotels for NT800 a night. A very nice area to stay is off the main road right down by the beach. Dawan Rd I guess. When you first enter town turn right at the intersection where the McDonald's is. A few blocks down the road swings left and runs parallel to the sea. A strip of 3-4 story B&Bs, hotels, all in a row. A nice breezy feel to the places and most have decks out front. If it isn't busy you can get a great room for NT800-900. The area across from this strip is now a park and the beach is literally on the other side. From your hotel front door it's 150m to the ocean.

You can also try the Surf Shack in Hengchun. Outside Kending but cheap, excellent hostel fare, and close to Baisha Bay which is the nicest beach in Kending.
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Re: Cheap place to stay in the town of Kending

Postby Feiren » 07 Jan 2011, 13:59

Just supplementing, that road is known locally at least as hòujiē (後街). You can try Qingshan Xiaozhu (青山小築). Lane 120 No. 3. I think if you show up in person you should be able to get a room there for NT$800.

Personally, I'd stay in Hengchun, as MM suggests, or at one of the hostels over in Jialeshui.

Kending proper is everything that is wrong with Taiwanese tourism.
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Re: Cheap place to stay in the town of Kending

Postby headhonchoII » 07 Jan 2011, 14:29

And Hengchun isn't...? :) . To be fair Hengchun has a few little nice spots and area OUTSIDE Hengchun is very nice but the town itself..nothing to it really.
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Re: Cheap place to stay in the town of Kending

Postby Mucha Man » 07 Jan 2011, 14:40

headhonchoII wrote:And Hengchun isn't...? :) . To be fair Hengchun has a few little nice spots and area OUTSIDE Hengchun is very nice but the town itself..nothing to it really.


Well, I think Hengchun is what is wrong with Taiwan small towns in general, not so much tourism. :lol:
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Re: Cheap place to stay in the town of Kending

Postby yuki60 » 07 Jan 2011, 15:04

How about if I stay in the Awu or Ocean house hostel ? They are not in Kending but near the South Bay. The thing is, how convenient would it be then to go to the hot spots of Kending from there, knowing that I don't have my scooter licence ?
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Re: Cheap place to stay in the town of Kending

Postby Mucha Man » 07 Jan 2011, 15:07

yuki60 wrote:How about if I stay in the Awu or Ocean house hostel ? They are not in Kending but near the South Bay. The thing is, how convenient would it be then to go to the hot spots of Kending from there, knowing that I don't have my scooter licence ?


What are these hot spots you are talking about? In any case to get around you need your own transportation. You can get a scooter rental without a license.
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Re: Cheap place to stay in the town of Kending

Postby yuki60 » 07 Jan 2011, 15:29

Well the hot spots would mostly be Eluenbi and just getting arounnf the beaches. I'll maybe try the scooter thing then. Any suggestion for nice hotel where I can get single room outside Kending, near the beach ?
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