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Smalleye Backpacker
Smalleye Backpacker
Smalleye Backpacker
Smalleye Backpacker
Smalleye Backpacker
Smalleye Backpacker
Smalleye Backpacker

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8.5

Excellent

311 reviews

311 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Excellent for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Lukang

40 m

Shijiaoyong Folk Art Studio

60 m

Lukang Nanjing Temple

60 m

Lukang Xinzu Temple

60 m

YouluXuan

70 m

Popular landmarks
Tianhou Temple

340 m

Lugang Old Street

490 m

Nine-Curve Lane

550 m

Lukang Gentlemen Lane-Molu Lane

790 m

Taiwan Glass Gallery

4.2 km

Closest landmarks
Songlin Woodcarving Art Center

180 m

Zhenyuzhen Pastry Store

180 m

Lu Gang Parking

250 m

Tianhou Temple

340 m

Qiaoxin 3D Embroidery

380 m

Smalleye Backpacker

No.46, Houche Ln, Lugang Township, Changhua, Taiwan, 50546 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Lugang Township part of Changhua, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Lugang Old Street.

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Highlights

40 meters to Lukang

Check-in/out [express]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Ticket services

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Important announcement -- "Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, after onsite measurement guests’ whose forehead temperature is above 37.5 °C or ear temperature is above 38 °C might be rejected for accommodations as per the government's regulations."

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Changhua every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center15.9 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportTaichung Airport (RMQ)
Distance to airport27.7 km

Rooms available at Smalleye Backpacker

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in dormitory STANDARD
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    Double Room - Signature
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      Standard Double Room
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      • 1 double bed
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Smalleye Backpacker?

          Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Smalleye Backpacker?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Smalleye Backpacker has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Changhua with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

          What is the smoking policy at Smalleye Backpacker?

          Smalleye Backpacker does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What restaurants are nearby Smalleye Backpacker?

          Smalleye Backpacker’s neighborhood is Lugang Township which includes popular restaurants such as Lin Ming Tang Vegetarian Noodle, Gui Hua Xiang Cultural Tea House and Fu Shui Yin Da Zhong Steakhouse.

          What popular shopping places are close to Smalleye Backpacker?

          Smalleye Backpacker is located in Lugang Township area which features shopping places such as YouluXuan, Shilianglu Pastry Store and Zhenyuzhen Pastry Store.

          What are popular attractions near Smalleye Backpacker?

          Smalleye Backpacker’s location in the Lugang Township neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Lugang Old Street, Tianhou Temple and Lukang.

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          Property ranking|Compared to 122 Changhua properties
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          Cheapest price score
          Room comfort score
          8.6/10
          Location score
          9.2/10
          Service score
          8.9/10
          Better than
          98
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          of Changhua properties
          Better than
          95
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          Better than
          93
          %
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          Better than
          82
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          Overall rating:

          8.5

          Excellent
          311 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.4
          Facilities
          7.9
          Location
          9.1
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          More about Smalleye Backpacker

          More about Smalleye Backpacker

          Smalleye Backpacker

          Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Smalleye Backpacker is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Changhua. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer.
          The superior services and facilities offered at Smalleye Backpacker will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Changhua can be assisted with the taxi services available here. Parking is provided for guests by the hostel.
          You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. The hostel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Smalleye Backpacker. The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
          The hostel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
          Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Smalleye Backpacker. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with blackout curtains and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Smalleye Backpacker offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Smalleye Backpacker promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


          Around the property

          With its convenient location, the hostel offers easy access to all Changhua has to offer. You're sure to want to visit Sector Garage located 11.2 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Changhua. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Lukang located 40 m away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


          Reasons to stay here

          Spend less here on rooms than you would at 97% of other accommodations in the city.
          Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 96% of accommodations in the city.
          This accommodation beats more than 95% of competition in the city on room comfort.

          Amenities and facilities
          Very good
          Facilities

          7.9

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Chinese [Mandarin]

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Game room
          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Anti-viral cleaning products
          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • Face coverings on staff
          • First aid kit
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Hot water linen and laundry washing
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Rooms sanitized between stays
          • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
          • Staff trained in safety protocol
          • Sterilizing equipment
          • Temperature check for guests and staff

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Vending machine

          Services and conveniences

          • Air conditioning in public area
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          • Terrace

          Access

          • Adult-only property
          • CCTV in common areas
          • CCTV outside property
          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Check-in/out [private]
          • Fire extinguisher
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          • Smoke alarms

          Getting around

          • Bicycle parking
          • Car park [nearby]
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Taxi service

          Available in all rooms

          • Air conditioning
          • Fan
          • Free bottled water
          • Hair dryer
          • Heating
          • Mosquito net
          • Shared bathroom
          • Shower
          Location
          No.46, Houche Ln, Lugang Township, Changhua, Taiwan, 50546
          Exceptional
          Location

          9.1

          Airports

          • Taichung Airport (RMQ)
            27.7 km
          • Chiayi Airport (CYI)
            67.0 km

          Public transportation

          • Changhua Train Station
            11.1 km
          • Huatan
            11.1 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Changhua Christian Hospital Lukang Branch
            680 m

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            30 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Lukang
            40 m
          • Tianhou Temple
            340 m
          • Lugang Old Street
            490 m
          • Nine-Curve Lane
            550 m
          • Lukang Gentlemen Lane-Molu Lane
            790 m
          • Taiwan Glass Gallery
            4.2 km
          • Sector Garage
            11.3 km
          • Bagua Mountain
            12.6 km
          • Wangong Fishing Light
            13.6 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Lukang
            40 m
          • Shijiaoyong Folk Art Studio
            60 m
          • Lukang Xinzu Temple
            60 m
          • Lukang Nanjing Temple
            60 m
          • YouluXuan
            70 m
          • Lushui Tsao Tang
            70 m
          • Yihehang
            70 m
          • Banbian Well - Half-Sided Well
            100 m
          • Shilianglu Pastry Store
            160 m
          • Songxia Studio
            180 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Children 0-6 year(s)
          Must use an extra bed
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • Pets are strictly prohibited at the property, with the exception of guide dogs.
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from15:00
          • Check-in until21:00
          • Check-out until11:00
          • Reception open until21:00

          Getting around

          • Distance from city center15.9 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

          The property

          • Number of bars/lounges0
          • Number of floors2
          • Number of restaurants0
          • Number of rooms 2
          • Year property opened2013
          • Most recent renovation2013
          Property announcements

          Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, after onsite measurement guests’ whose forehead temperature is above 37.5 °C or ear temperature is above 38 °C might be rejected for accommodations as per the government's regulations.

          Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, those who are requested by the government to undergo household quarantine or home isolation will be rejected as per the government’s regulations.

          Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain restaurants, bars, public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with the government directives. Please contact the property for more information.

          Reviews of Smalleye Backpacker from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.5
          /
          10
          Cleanliness8.4
          Facilities7.9
          Location9.1
          Room comfort and quality8.6
          Service8.9
          Value for money8.4
          High score for Changhua
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          9+ Exceptional (70)
          8-9 Excellent (31)
          7-8 Very Good (29)
          6-7 Good (9)
          <6 Below Expectation (20)
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          9.2
          Exceptional
          John from United States
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

          Good place to stay overnight in Lukang”

          There aren't many guesthouse options if you want to spend the night in Lukang. This place is fairly easy to find on an alley that runs parallel to one of the main streets in Lukang with the hostel being located right by a historic gate or small archway. Note that just motorbikes have access to the narrow alley and that everything in Lukang is within walking distance from it. There is a hot water dispenser but a limited number of cups, dishes and not much in the way of silverware with that being my only real complaint - beyond the very steep/narrow stairs that go upstairs. Otherwise, the beds have mosquito netting which is a must - even in early December. This also means you will get bit when sitting downstairs. Each locker is opened by a number combination that you set yourselves. There are also sandals to wear provided by the hostel, laundry facilities and hot water showers. The front desk staff or owners can speak some English for basic questions - like checking the bus schedule for going back to Taipei. You will need to SMS or email them about your arrival time so that someone can be there to check you in (Agoda will email you their contact details / directions in multiple languages). If coming or going to Taipei, the bus station is less than 10 minutes walk and on the road that gives access to the alley that Smalleye is located on. Otherwise, you can get off the bus from Changhua at the intersection by the alley (there is a 7-eleven on the corner of the main intersection). Just note that Lukang shuts down fairly early on weekdays (no night market etc) when there aren't many tourists around. If you stay overnight, some of the lit up temples are worth revisiting at night.

          Reviewed December 24, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          JIWON from South Korea
          Solo traveler
          8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Cozy guesthouse in good location”

          Smalleye gueshouse is located in the small peaceful alley. It is also near bus station from/to lugang. And many restaurant and convenient stores are in walking distance. Hostel itself is not that big, but has cozy, vintage style.

          Reviewed September 15, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Bernard from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2018

          Cool place”

          Good place to stay in Lugang. The hostel has a cool vintage style.

          Reviewed May 02, 2018

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          5.2
          Xin from Singapore
          Couple
          Double Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in August 2016

          Different location as indicated”

          We chose to book a room with smalleye backpacker mainly due to its location in the city centre. However, we were brought to a room that was at least 10min away when we checked in (the staff mentioned that this room was with a partner company but because they could only reflect one address, the actual location of the room was not reflected).

          Reviewed August 11, 2016

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Claire from Macau SAR, China
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

          A warm hostel very near to Lugang old town”

          Staffs are helpful, enjoyed the old house atmosphere, and met interesting people there.

          It was an old house and they told you that before you placed your booking, so you wouldn't expect much on room you stay and the sound proof is poor. However, the room gave me enough privacy on my own, the facilities were basic but enough! and the atmosphere of the hostel was simply great. The young people running the place are helpful, informative & nice. Love my stay there.

          Reviewed January 11, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          coline from France
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

          Authentic, kind and humble”

          Was lovely to spend a night in this old house. Lots of very good vibes. The staff is absolutely sweet and has lots of good ideas to make the atmosphere convivial. I definitely recommend to whom want to discover a "homestay-hostel" experience. Very good wifi, very good bed, great map of Lukang, great location near by the bus station and in the heart of the old streets.

          Reviewed July 12, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          chun from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          Great hostel”

          This hostel is revised from an old house. It is beautiful with lots decoration and really feel in an old town. The location is close to old street, 5 min walk to the temple. Staffs are so friendly and know lots of history of this old town. One of my favorite hostel in Taiwan.

          Reviewed April 01, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent
          alberto from Macau SAR, China
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2018

          Excellent”

          The hostel has a very good location right in the center, at the old part of the town. Close to the major tourist places. Staff was very helpful especially Jessica. Thanks for gathering and providing me with all the information for my next destination.

          Reviewed February 06, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Ka from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017

          a pleasure place to stay”

          The environment is great. The staffs are nice, helpful and talkative. The location is good and near many tourist places. This hostel is 200 years old and it is nice to listen the story of this old building.

          Reviewed December 24, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Lim from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

          Good place in lu kang”

          This is a very friendly and strategic hostel. You can found a lot food around the area. Located in the center of all the visiting area.

          Reviewed November 15, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Elizabeth from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
          Stayed 1 night in September 2015

          Lovely Atmosphere”

          The staff, the location, the facilities

          Wonderful! What a special little place with such welcoming staff! Recommended to all!

          Reviewed September 14, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Gasper from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
          Stayed 1 night in July 2017

          Warm place for staying”

          Great location in Center, warm and facility complete,cute cat front in night !

          Reviewed July 28, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kwok from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2015

          excellent classic hostel”

          ancient house, now operating as hostel, very classic and special

          Reviewed June 06, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          toh from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016

          decent stay”

          Quite a decent stay, close to bus station and old street.

          Reviewed December 28, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          lim from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2016

          Great location ”

          convenient and near to tourism area. Everything is good.

          Reviewed November 21, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Youchen from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016

          Great ! this place brought me a feeling of home. ”

          If you want to visit old street and temples, Lukang will be a good place for you.

          Reviewed December 29, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Yu from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          Awesome place”

          Friendly staff and peaceful place. Love it.

          Reviewed April 04, 2016

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          7.6
          Very good
          DAVID from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

          Great budget place for a quick visit”

          Ideal location, not a 2 minute walk from where the bus dropped me off.Had everything a budget traveler would require

          Reviewed September 09, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
          ShihChang from Taiwan
          Couple
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2016

          Good”

          Good

          Reviewed May 23, 2016

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          6.0
          Shu from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
          Stayed 1 night in May 2016

          good!!!”

          thanks

          Reviewed May 16, 2016

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