We are located in the central of Taipei city and just next to the MRT and bus station. The most famous restaurant Din-Tai-Fung, Yunkang St., Chiang-Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Daan park are all in walking distance. You also can arrive every tourist attractions in Taipei (such as Xi-Men-Ding and Taiper 101) in 30 mins from our door.
If you'll arrive from Taoyuan International Airport, you could take a taxi directly to Banana Hostel, it cost about TWD. 1300, but it's cheaper to take the buses. It's about 50 minute to take a bus from the airport to ZhongXiao-XinSheng Station, then transfer to MRT orange line. Take the train to Nanshijiao only 1 stop you’ll be at Dongmen Station, where is very near by Banana.
You can purchase bus tickets before boarding at ticket counters, which are located in the Arrival Passenger Reception Areas of both Terminals of the airport. There you can also find free travel info and maps. Take Evergreen Bus 5201. The attendants speak English and can help you to buy a bus ticket, which costs 150 Taiwan dollars (US$5).
Get off the bus at ZhongXiao-XinSheng intersection and transfer to MRT orange line in ZhongXiao-XinSheng Station. Take the train to Nanshijiao only 1 stop you’ll be at Dongmen Station. It costs NT$20 (US$0. 7).
Go up from Exit 1 (with escalator) and it's Xinyi-Jinshan intersection, keep going straightly and walk along Xinyi Rd. approx. 5 minutes, you can see No. 23, where Banana is, in on your right hand side.
1. Take Freeway No. 1 and leave at Exit Jianguo N. Rd. to Jianguo Bridge.
2. Leave Jianguo Bridge at Exit Renai Rd. and turn right to Sec. 3, Renai Rd., keep in the left lane.
3. Turn left to Shaoxing S. St..
4. Turn left to Sec. 1, Xinyi Rd. and keep in the left lane.
5. Keep driving to No. 23, Sec. 2, Xinyi Rd.
If coming from the airport directly by taxi, be sure to first call us from the airport to tell us when to expect you.
Most taxi drivers do not speak English, so be certain to have a printout of the Chinese address and directions with you. The trip should cost about 1300 Taiwan dollars (US $40), compared to the NT $150 (US $5) the bus costs, detailed below.
*We also can arrange airport pick-up as needed, price and detail please contact us.
From Taipei Main Station by MRT--
Take the train to Nangang Exhibition Center (blue line) 2 stops to ZhongXiao-Xinsheng Station, and change train to Nanshijiao, it’s 1 stop to Dongmen Station. It costs NT$20.
Go up from Exit 1 (with escalator) and it's Xinyi-Jinshan intersection, keep going straightly and walk along Xinyi Rd. approx. 5 minutes, you can see No. 23, where Banana is, on your right hand side.
From Taipei Main Station by Bus--
Look for the bus stop of bus 22 in front of the tallest building (Shinkong Mitsukoshi department store).
Get on the bus 22, you can just pay on board and insert NT$15 coin into the box next to the driver. There’re only 4 stops from Taipei main station to Xinyi-Hangzhou intersection, which is near by Banana Hostel.
Get off bus at the corner Xinyi Rd. & Hangzhou S. Rd. and go across the road to the corner of starbucks. And go along Xinyi Rd. about 3 mins then you can see No. 23 on your left.
**To all of the people who want to visit us, there is no 24 hr reception in Banana, therefore, please inform us up to 3 hours before arrival.