Tavern L: Drinks & Stay – New Modern Youth Hostel in Tainan

On September 13, 2012 by admin

If you are traveling in Tainan on a budget, or just like beer and meeting new people, then there is only one place to stay: Tavern L.

Tavern L Hostel in Tainan

Tavern L just opened up in March 2012 and represents a new style of youth hosteling.  Located centrally near Tainan Train Station, at first glance you would think Tavern L was a modern boutique hotel.

The clean new lobby area is elegantly decorated with a collection of beer and whiskey bottles from around the world.  The check-in counter is a sleek podium with the bare essentials, computer and credit card machine.  Towards the back of the long narrow lobby is a nice wood bar where the young entrepreneur, Haley, serves up freshly brewed coffees and ice cold international beers.

Tavern L Lobby

After talking briefly with Haley (who speaks fluent English) about his new venture, it is clear he is also a connoisseur, as he goes into great detail listing off all the countries of origin of the ingredients that going into making the hostels brunch, which is advertised in the front window for NT$120.  A simple breakfast with coffee is included in the price of a stay, so for those on a shoestring budget, you can knock one thing off your list.

Mr. Haley takes us up the elevator to the second floor where a nice new lounge area is located for guests to sit back, watch tv, and get to know other travelers.  When on the road, and especially when traveling by yourself, it’s always nice to have a cozy place in which to relax and chat with other visitors about the places they have discovered on their journey.  This is exactly the type of place Tavern L seeks to provide.

Tavern L Lounge Area

Next we go up to the roof to inspect the “showers with a view” as well as the washing machines which are available for to guests for NT$10 per wash.

Showers with a View


Tavern L roof with washing and showering facilities


Tavern L is a hostel, so the rooms are simple, but very clean.  Each bed comes with its own locker, in which you will find clean bedding materials freshly back from the cleaners in plastic wrapping.  Tavern L sends its bed linen to the cleaners after every guests checks-out,  so it is guaranteed to be fresh when you arrive.

Tavern L Dorm Rooms

Overall, Tavern L provides a very cozy, friendly place to stay during your visit to Tainan, and at an affordable price to boot.

For those wishing there were a Tavern L in Taipei, your support of this first hostel in Taina may just convince Haley to expand into the north of Taiwan!


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Tavern L, Drinks & Stay

Address: No. 38, Chénggōng Rd, Bei District, Tainan City, Taiwan 704 (台灣台南市北區成功路38號)

1 Night Stay & Breakfast (Sandwich and Coffee):

Sunday – Thursday: NT$700

Friday – Saturday: NT$800

* discounts apply to each consecutive nights stay

Brunch Only: NT$120

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